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Pakistan gears up for another LNG terminal Pakistan gears up for another LNG terminal
KARACHI: Pakistan is aggressively pursuing the import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as its third terminal at Port Qasim would become operational in 2018, taking the total installed capacity close to 2,000 million cubic feet per day. A Turkish company, Global Energy Infrastructure Limited (GEIL), is constructing the third terminal that will have a capacity of 750 million cubic feet per day (m...
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China to build highway network for improved links with Pakistan China to build highway network for improved links with Pakistan
KARACHI: As a number of projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) become a reality, the Chinese government has decided to invest large sums in laying a highway network for improved connectivity between the two countries. In this regard, the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region will inject record funds into building new roads this year so it can better serve as China’s trade hub l...
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Pakistani MPs, politicians plan trip to Afghanistan Pakistani MPs, politicians plan trip to Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD: Several Pakistani politicians and parliamentarians are planning to visit Afghanistan in a bid to reduce tensions between the two neighbouring states. “Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal has agreed to a proposal under which Pakistani politicians, MPs, and media persons will visit Kabul for detailed discussions with President Ashraf Ghani and other senior leaders,” said a source famili...
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I pray Trump stops giving visas to Pakistanis: Imran I pray Trump stops giving visas to Pakistanis: Imran
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan hoped that the United States will also slap visa ban on Pakistanis so that the people here could focus on their own country. “I pray that [US President Donald] Trump stops giving us [Pakistanis] visas because then we will try fixing our own country,” Imran said while addressing a party gathering in Sahiwal on Sunday. “The prime minister woul...
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K-P polio drive misses over 40,000 children K-P polio drive misses over 40,000 children
PESHAWAR: More than 40,000 children in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa could not be inoculated during a massive anti-polio campaign launched earlier this week because they were either ‘unavailable’ or their parents refused outright to have them vaccinated, health department officials said on Saturday. According to data collected by the K-P Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), the parents of as many as 37,81...
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SC asks Sharifs to present asset distribution documents SC asks Sharifs to present asset distribution documents
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to submit documents regarding the distribution of properties after the demise of Mian Muhammad Sharif in 2004. A five-judge bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa asked the premier’s counsel to submit documents regarding the settlement of Sharif properties. During the hearing, Maryam Nawaz’s counsel Shahid Hami...
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Maryam Nawaz named in Panama Papers, German newspaper reaffirms Maryam Nawaz named in Panama Papers, German newspaper reaffirms
A German newspaper has reaffirmed its earlier revelation regarding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz’s involvement in Panama Papers scandal. “For those in Pakistan who doubt the role of the prime minister’s daughter Mariam Safdar in Panama Papers – some of the documents. Judge yourself,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, the Germany daily, tweeted on Monday. The newspaper posted some do...
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Imran challenges PM to ‘open debate’ on Panamagate Imran challenges PM to ‘open debate’ on Panamagate
LAHORE: The Panamagate is a sub judice matter. But the parties involved continue to slug it out in the open. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan challenged Premier Nawaz Sharif on Sunday to an ‘open debate’ on Panama Papers in parliament. Imran called Nawaz ‘king of corruption’ and asked his ‘courters’ to stop spreading ‘disinformation in his favour’. “Nawaz Sharif has been caught re...
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German companies keen to join CPEC: envoy German companies keen to join CPEC: envoy
German companies are interested in joining the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to improve trade relations, the country’s ambassador said on Friday. Ambassador Ina Lepel was speaking after a meeting with National Security Advisor Lt General (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua. German Defense Attache’ Colonel Klaus Wilhelm accompanied Lepel. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations betw...
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Zardari attends Trumps pre-inauguration dinner Zardari attends Trumps pre-inauguration dinner
Former president Asif Ali Zardari attended the pre-inauguration oath ceremony of US president-elect Donald Trump in Washington. Zardari was accompanied by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senators A Rehman Malik and Sherry Rehman, a press release issued said on Thursday. While addressing the event, former president said that he was pleased to be part of the inauguration to witness the transition...
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