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In US, Bilawal defends Imran’s Moscow visit – DAWN.com

In US, Bilawal defends Imran’s Moscow visit – DAWN.com

UNITED NATIONS: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Thursday strongly defended Imran Khan’s Moscow visit, saying there was no way for the former prime minister to know that Russia would invade Ukraine on the day he landed in the Russian capital. The foreign minister made these remarks during a news briefing at the UN headquarters when a journalist drew his attention to Mr Khan’s Feb 24 visit to Moscow and asked how the new government was going to rectify the `mistakes’…

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Economic emergency: ‘Luxury items’ import ban to have Rs1.2tr impact, says Marriyum Aurangzeb – The News International

Economic emergency: ‘Luxury items’ import ban to have Rs1.2tr impact, says Marriyum Aurangzeb – The News International

Marriyum Aurangzeb. Photo: The News/File ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb announced on Thursday the federal government had devised an economic plan in a bid to steer the country out of financial turmoil and “for the first time”, a complete ban had been imposed on the import of luxury and non-essential items. “This is an emergency situation and Pakistanis will have to make sacrifices under the economic plan. This will have a quick impact on foreign reserves. The ban will have…

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Delhi court convicts Yasin Malik in terror-funding case – Geo News

Delhi court convicts Yasin Malik in terror-funding case – Geo News

Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik. — AFP/File  Court convicts Yasin after he pleads guilty to all charges in terror- funding case. Court directs Yasin to disclose all sources of income, assets. Pakistan strongly condemns fabricated charges against Yasin. NEW DELHI: A Delhi court Thursday convicted Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik in a terror-funding case after Yasin had pleaded guilty to all the charges last Tuesday, including the ones under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).  Following the charges, the court directed Yasin to…

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Pakistan never shirked its responsibility in times of humanitarian crisis: Bilawal – Geo News

Pakistan never shirked its responsibility in times of humanitarian crisis: Bilawal – Geo News

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari speaking to journalists, while a portrait of his deceased mother, Benazir Bhutto, could be seen in the background.  — AFP/File  Bilawal participates in ministerial meeting on the “Global Food Security Call to Action” today. Says Pakistan never shirked its responsibility in times of humanitarian crisis. Lauds initiative to unite int’l community to respond to urgent food security. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said that Pakistan had the potential to not only meet its own food security needs but also that…

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Bilawal, Blinken vow to boost Pak-US ties – The News International

Bilawal, Blinken vow to boost Pak-US ties – The News International

FM Bilawal meets Secretary Blinken in New York on May 18, 2022. Photo: Twitter/SecBlinken WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres separately in New York on Wednesday and discussed issues of mutual interest. The US secretary of state and Pakistan’s foreign minister focused on strengthening bilateral trade and commercial ties as well as regional security during their first face-to-face meeting. “This is an important opportunity for…

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Finland, Sweden hand in applications to join NATO – Business Recorder

Finland, Sweden hand in applications to join NATO – Business Recorder

BRUSSELS: Finland and Sweden on Wednesday handed in their bids to join NATO, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine up-ended decades of military non-alignment. The applications were warmly received by most allies. But Turkey raised objections, and ambassadors meeting in Brussels failed to reach consensus on starting formal membership negotiations. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had promised the process would be “swift and smooth”, but Turkey will have to be mollified before the ratification can take place. “The applications you have…

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CJP takes suo motu notice of ‘perceived interference’ in prosecution of cases against govt officials – DAWN.com

CJP takes suo motu notice of ‘perceived interference’ in prosecution of cases against govt officials – DAWN.com

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial on Wednesday took suo motu notice of “perceived interference” by “persons in authority” in investigation and prosecution of criminal matters against government officials. According to a press release issued by the Supreme Court, the CJP took the notice on the recommendation of a fellow apex court judge about the “perceived interference in the independence of the prosecution branch in performance of its powers and duties for the investigation and prosecution of pending…

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Talks with IMF begin in Doha – The Express Tribune

Talks with IMF begin in Doha – The Express Tribune

The government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) began the 7th Economic Review Talks in Doha on Wednesday, the Ministry of Finance confirmed in a tweet. “Talks with the IMF Mission started today. Finance Minister Mr. Miftah Ismail, MoS Dr. Aisha Ghous Pasha, Finance Secretary Hamed Yaqoob Shaikh, Acting Governor SBP Dr. Murtaza Syed, Chairman FBR Mr. Asim Ahmad and senior officers from Finance Div joined virtually,” the ministry stated. Talks with the IMF Mission started today. Finance Minister Mr….

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Sweden, Finland to submit NATO membership bid Wednesday – Dunya News

Sweden, Finland to submit NATO membership bid Wednesday – Dunya News

  Published On 18 May,2022 07:50 am Finland and Sweden announced they will submit their bids to join NATO together Wednesday. STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Finland and Sweden announced they will submit their bids to join NATO together Wednesday, despite Turkey s threat to block the military alliance s expansion. “I m happy we have taken the same path and we can do it together,” Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said Tuesday during a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto. Finland, which shares…

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Indian SC orders protection of ‘idol’ in Varanasi mosque – DAWN.com

Indian SC orders protection of ‘idol’ in Varanasi mosque – DAWN.com

VARANASI: A view of the Gyanvapi Mosque.—Reuters NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court waded into yet another politically fraught temple-mosque dispute on Tuesday as it ordered the protection of a Hindu religious relic allegedly found inside the mediaeval Gyanvapi mosque abutting a major temple in Varanasi. The court asked for the protection of the shivling. It also allowed regular namaz to be conducted, restraining a move to stop it. The court will resume the hearing on Thursday. Reports said the Supreme…

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