Federal Minister for Economic Affairs, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq hosts Luncheon for the Iranian Delegation headed by H.E. Mr. Rostam Ghasemi, the Honorable Minister of Roads and Urban Development of Islamic Republic of Iran in Islamabad today.
From The Editor’s Desk
It is my pleasure to present August 2022 Edition for our esteemed audience across the globe.
The world has shockingly witnessed the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who has been a major name in global politics and is given significant credit for the transformation of Japan across the decades. I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Japanese nation and the world community in this regard.
Sri Lanka’s economy has seen a downward spiral with the island country plunging into a severe political and economic crisis, European Union has greenlighted €1 billion in aid for Ukraine, while the United States has announced a latest push in the Pacific.
Moreover, President Biden embarked on an official tour to the Middle East, starting from Israel and ending at Saudi Arabia, while Russian President Putin and Turkish President Erdogan embarked on a visit to Iran where the latest edition of the Astana Peace Summit was held. President Putin has also said that West can not isolate Russia or send it back in time.
Furthermore, there have been talks between Russian Foreign Minister and the US Secretary of State, while Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal has discussed Afghan situation with Afghan Foreign Minister Muttaqi, and Pakistan has called to action for the advancement of UN Agenda in Africa.
The Edition also includes Opinions and Analysis on other issues of national and global significance.
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Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari received Mr. Rostam Ghasemi, Minister for Roads and Urban Development of Iran, today. Welcoming the delegation, the Foreign Minister highlighted fraternal ties between the two countries, rooted in shared history and cultural and linguistic affinities. He reaffirmed commitment to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest. Foreign […] More
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, the Honorable Federal Minister for Economic Affairs hosted a luncheon for the Iranian Delegation headed by H.E. Mr. Rostam Ghasemi, Minister for Roads and Urban Development to discuss matters of mutual interests in Islamabad today. The meeting was attended by Mr. Rostam Ghasemi, Minister of Roads and Urban Development, Iran, Sardar Ayaz […] More
ABU DHABI: UAE President Mohammad bin Zayed bestowed his country’s highest civil award, “Order of Zayed,” on Pakistan Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi. King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, President Xi Jinping of China, former US President George Bush, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, other […] More
ISLAMABAD – US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force, in his office on Tuesday. During the meeting, matters of regional security situation, enhanced bilateral and defence cooperation were discussed, says a press release issued by PAF spokesperson. The visiting […] More
BEIJING – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rumored plan for a trip to Taiwan has infuriated China and left the White House with a serious geopolitical headache. How big a problem is this? China has warned of “serious consequences” if Ms Pelosi were to proceed with her visit. Second in line to the […] More
Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday was sentenced to a year in jail by the country’s apex court in a 1988 “road rage” case in which one person had lost his life, according to Indian media. Indian media stated that the 58-year-old would have to surrender before a court to serve a year’s rigorous […] More
After two weeks with nary a peep, save a spokesman statement that he had not fled the country, Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev surfaced with a video statement in which he dismissed any talk of elite conflict in Kazakhstan. The statement comes just after evidence of elite conflict began surfacing in earnest with a number […] More
Berlin, Germany – Late last month, Georg Maier, Thuringia’s interior minister, announced that the number of suspected right-wing “extremists” in the eastern German state of 2.1 million people had more than doubled – to almost 2,200. The jump was explained by the domestic intelligence agency’s decision to categorise the entire state branch of the Alternative […] More
US cuts water supply to states: Mexico is drought-ridden. Some US states and Mexico must cut their water usage to avoid a “catastrophic collapse” of the Colorado River, Washington officials said Tuesday, as a historic drought bites. More than two decades of well below-average rainfall have left the river — the lifeblood of the western United […] More
VIENNA – A joint statement from the European Union and 42 countries including the United States has called on Russia to immediately withdraw its forces from the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in southern Ukraine. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned last week that parts of the plant had been knocked out due to recent […] More
The train service between Pakistan and Iran, which remain suspended for the last 25 days, has been partially restored. The goods trains – which were stopped at Dalbandin area of Chagai district – were allowed to proceed towards Iranian city of Zahedan. However, Ahmedwal Quetta railway station is still completely closed, the officials added. According […] More
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has yet to travel to China despite being in office for over four months in a development seen as unusual given the fact Beijing has always been among the first destinations for any new Pakistani leader. When Shehbaz replaced Imran Khan as the prime minister in April, there were plans […] More
Since Iron Man served as the catalyst for the “Marvel Cinematic Universe” (MCU) in 2008, the films have mainly centered on iconic figures from the 1960s comic book era. The vast majority of the heroic figures who have been on our televisions over the past 14 years have therefore been American, male, and white. The […] More
By the end of 1980s, the economic and political crisis in the Soviet empire led to political and economic instability in the union. The economic meltdown along with the failure in Afghanistan and other factors led to the disintegration of Soviet Union and the creation of sovereign states in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Pragmatically, […] More
Brain drain, often known as “human capital flight,” refers to skilled individuals migrating to different parts of the world in searching for a better standard of living, greater salaries, accessibility to sophisticated technologies, and more stable political situations. The departure of groups of specialists, healthcare experts, academics, engineers, or finance experts is referred to as […] More
Science & Technology
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) seem to have exploded out of the ether this year. From art and music to tacos and toilet paper, these digital assets are selling like 17th-century exotic Dutch tulips—some for millions of dollars. But are NFTs worth the money—or the hype? Some experts say they’re a bubble poised to pop, like […] More
Along with the advancement of technology, there has been a revolution in the educational industry as well. Whether it is print media or web, we have acknowledged richer and easily accessible information. Therefore, the idea of web-based learning systems has always made sense to us. As we are turning more and more digital with online […] More
The ceremony was attended by Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Federal Secretary IT & Telecom and Chair- man Board of Directors, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), Major General (R) Amir Azeem Bajwa HI (M), Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), H.E. Nong Rong, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, H.E. Ha- mad Obaid Ibrahimi Alzabbi, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, along […] More
Geographically, the village of Khudaabad is located at the confluence of the Khunjerab and Chapursan rivers in front of the border town of Sost. The village can be divided into three sub-villages, Imamabad, Karimabad and Khudaabad according to the locals. One hundred percent of the village’s population is made up of Broshki speakers. The village […] More
SLAMABAD – Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS), Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi on Thursday lauded multifaceted contributions of Pakistan Navy in maritime domain. The Naval Chief expressed these views while presiding over the Command and Staff Conference of Pakistan Navy concluded at Naval Headquarters here, a Pakistan Navy media release said. During the conference, […] More
Russia successfully tested the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) with President Vladimir Putin boasting the nuclear-capable projectile will make Moscow’s enemies “think twice”. Putin was shown on television being told by the military the missile had been launched from Plesetsk in Russia’s northwest and hit targets in the Kamchatka peninsula in the far east […] More
Pakistan has formally commissioned a first batch of six Chinese J-10C fighter aircraft into its air force at a special ceremony, with Prime Minister Imran Khan and heads of the country’s armed forces in attendance. A Pakistan Air Force commentary during a nationally televised induction event Friday called the Chinese jet the “Dragon from the […] More
Maj Gen Iftikhar said that he will be going over issues pertaining to Pakistan’s eastern border, western border, landmark achievements of Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, and will take questions, if any, at the end. Besides speaking on the aforementioned areas of concern, the DG ISPR also addressed rumours of a “deal” with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, […] More
Art & Culture
There is a line in Hamlet where the prince of Denmark declares, “The time is out of joint.” Shakespeare might have written these words yesterday, not more than 400 years ago, for we live in a world where our perception of time is dislocated. Humanity should be acting to preserve its long-term future. Instead, short-term […] More
You must have seen art geeks standing for hours in museums and art galleries staring at one gigantic artifact or another. Have you ever wondered what possibly keeps them entranced? Why does it happen that certain types of music leave numbing effect on you? Why do you get so attached to some characters in certain […] More
Several Asian central banks must raise interest rates rapidly because inflationary pressures are rising due to a global surge in food and fuel costs caused by the war in Ukraine, said a senior Internationl Monitory Fund (IMF) official. “Asia’s growing inflation pressures remain more moderate compared with other regions, but price increases in many countries […] More
The third ‘Made in Pakistan’ – Single Country Exhibition was held at the Atakent Exhibition Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 19-23. H.E Yerzhan Kistafin – Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan, H.E Dr. Sajjad Ahmed Seehar, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Ryder Rogers, Director of USAID Central […] More
Cut off from international payments systems by Western-led sanctions, Russia has turned to China to obtain the microchips it needs to meet surging demand for its domestic bank cards. But while Chinese manufacturers may be able to provide a quick fix for Russia’s besieged financial institutions, they are unlikely to be able to substantially […] More
Kyrgyzstan is the shortest entry point of Pakistani products to the ‘Eurasian Economic Markets’ of 182 million people comprising Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia. No doubt, there is a huge potential for bilateral trade between them in various fields, including agriculture, textile and pharmaceutical industry. These remarks were made by Nadeem Rauf, President, […] More
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday strongly condemned India’s “mischievous attempt” to politicise the 44th Chess Olympiad scheduled to kick off in Chennai today and boycotted the event. In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said that Pakistan was invited by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) to participate in the 44th Chess Olympiad scheduled to be […] More
KPL Draft 2022: Kashmir Premier League is around the corner and yesterday, KPL held its draft ceremony. Several big personalities were present at the venue including president Arif Malik, and CEO Chaudhry Shahzad Akhtar. We will witness some of the cricketing greats including Shahid Khan Afridi, Shoiab Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sharjeel Khan and Mohammad Hafeez at […] More
Pakistan and Netherlands will play their inaugural bilateral one day international cricket series in August when Rotterdam will host the three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches on 16, 18 and 21. The two sides have previously met in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cups 1996 and 2003, and the ICC Champions Trophy […] More
Former captain Ramiz Raja Monday vowed to take Pakistan cricket to new highs after he was elected unanimously and unopposed as the Pakistan Cricket Board’s 36th chairman for a three-year term. The PCB Election Commissioner Justice (retd) Sheikh Azmat Saeed presided over a Special Meeting of the PCB's Board of Governors during which Ramiz Raja […] More
Health & Foods
The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest global health crisis in at least a generation, and international organizations have responded accordingly. By building on measures initially developed to counter the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the global community’s response has easily been the most multilateral public health campaign in human history. By April 2020, for […] More
It sounds confusing — federal health officials say the Covid-19 vaccines are working well, providing more than 90% protection against severe disease and death. They’re keeping people out of the hospitals. Yet they also say studies are showing that even vaccinated people are more likely to become infected now, so they are laying plans […] More