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Trade deficit widens to $17.97 billion. Trade deficit widens to $17.97 billion.
Despite taking several measures to correct the imbalance, Pakistan’s trade deficit widened to almost $18 billion during the first half of the current fiscal year — one-fourth higher than the one in the previous year. The value of goods imported exceeded the value of those exported by $17.97 billion in the July-December period, reported the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Wednesday. Tr...
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China rejects speculations of military base in Gwadar. China rejects speculations of military base in Gwadar.
China has rejected speculations that it is planning to establish a military base in Gwadar. Briefing the reporters in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang termed the media reports in this connection as unnecessary speculations, Radio Pakistan reports. He said building of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an important part of the One Belt and One Road Initiative...
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Pakistan does not get $1.4b committed aid. Pakistan does not get $1.4b committed aid.
Pakistan did not receive the $1.4 billion worth of aid that various countries have promised to reduce poverty, improve social services in the tribal areas and bring in reforms in the education and health sectors. The countries included members of the European Union, the US, the UK, Japan and Saudi Arabia, showed the official documents of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs. The amou...
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Iran urges cooperation with Pakistan to counter US. Iran urges cooperation with Pakistan to counter US.
Iran on Sunday urged Muslim nations to forge closer cooperation to counter the US policy of seeking to create division among them. “The US’ dishonest, duplicitous and divisive policy towards Muslim countries, including Iran and Pakistan, requires that they bolster cooperation against the US in addition to maintaining vigilance and taking preventive measures,” Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s ...
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We don’t need security aid at the cost of national dignity: DG ISPR. We don’t need security aid at the cost of national dignity: DG ISPR.
Pakistan never fought for money but for peace, Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Friday as the United States suspended at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan. “Suspension of US assistance will impact bilateral security cooperation and regional peace efforts but will not deter our resolve to fight terrorism,” DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...
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Indian diplomat threatened my mother, says Jadhav in new video. Indian diplomat threatened my mother, says Jadhav in new video.
Pakistan on Thursday released a fresh video of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav that shows him accusing an Indian diplomat of ‘shouting and yelling’ at his mother after their meeting in Islamabad last month. The video released by the Foreign Office appears to be recorded soon after Jadhav’s 40-minute interaction with his mother and wife on December 25. Looking sharp and fit in dark bro...
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In case of US action, Pakistan is ready: DG ISPR. In case of US action, Pakistan is ready: DG ISPR.
Amid reports that the Trump administration may approve more drastic measures to punish Islamabad for its alleged support to certain militant groups, the army on Wednesday said Pakistan would respond to any US action in line with the aspirations of the people. “In case of [a] US action against Pakistan, it will be responded to [in line with] the aspirations of the people of Pakistan,” said the I...
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Have us audited by a US firm, Asif responds to Trump's $33bn claim. Have us audited by a US firm, Asif responds to Trump's $33bn claim.
A day after US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of doing nothing in return for a $33 billion in military and civilian aid, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has asked the former to hire an audit firm of his choice to verify the claims. “Pres Trump quoted figure of $33billion given to Pakistan over [the] last 15 years,” Asif tweeted on Tuesday. “He [Trump] can hire a US based audit firm on...
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Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet, registers protest. Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet, registers protest.
The Pakistan Foreign Office summoned US Ambassador David Hale on Monday night and lodged its protest against US President Donald Trump’s tweet wherein he accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit”, Express News reported. The US Embassy confirmed that Ambassador Hale was summoned by the Foreign Office at 9pm. Sources said Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua sought an explanation from the ambassador o...
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Bahria Town hosts grand celebrations in three cities. Bahria Town hosts grand celebrations in three cities.
Bahria Town welcomed 2018 with epic fireworks simultaneously in three cities – Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. These grand New Year celebrations were attended by hundreds of thousands of people, a press handout issued by the Bahria Town administration stated on Sunday. The spectacular celebrations were organised in Karachi at Pakistan’s tallest 62-storey structure Bahria Icon at Shahrah-e-Firdou...
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