From The Editor’s Desk

A very warm welcome to all our readers around the globe.

It is my pleasure to present the May 2022 Edition of Global Affairs for our esteemed audience.

Join us as we pay tribute to Ms. Bilquis Edhi – the renown philanthropist from the Edhi Foundation who dedicated her life to the welfare of the under-previliged. The entire world pays tribute to her for her relentless services spanning decades.

Moreover, President Macron has been reelected in the French
Presidential Elections, Shehbaz Sharif has been elected as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister, and there has been significant progress on the negotiations surrounding the revival of Iran Nuclear Deal.

 

Moreover, China has proposed a new Global Security Initiative, while Pakistan has urged the international communities to hold India accountable for targeted attacks on Muslims, while Sri Lanka has been witnessing turbulent times in term of its economy.

Furthermore, a number of Opinions and Analyses on FATF, Islamophobia, Far Right Terrorism, are also part of the edition. Along with Fact sheets of Pak-Qatar and Sino-US Diplomatic Relations.

As usual, I would hope that you find the Edition as insightful.

Thankyou for reading Global Affairs.

Ch. Shahzad Akhtar
Chief Editor

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    How VR is Redefining eLearning Experience

    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

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    PTCL Group Successfully Conducts 5G trial in a Limited Environment

    PTCL Group, one of the country’s largest telecom groups and the backbone of connectivity in Pakistan, has successfully tested 5G technology at a special ceremony held at PTCL Headquarters, which was graced by Syed Amin Ul Haque, Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication as the Chief Guest. The 5G trial was conducted in a limited environment on a non-commercial basis.

    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

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    India is on a path of religious extremism: DG ISPR

    Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar addressed an important press conference in Rawalpindi on Wednesday to review the foremost developments in the security domain in the past year.

    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

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    NCA hints at upgrade of strategic capabilities

    The National Command Authority (NCA) on Wednesday hinted at further development of strategic capabilities to counteract destabilising conflict dynamics in the neighbourhood. Full Spectrum Deter­rence would be maintained “in line with the policy of Credible Minimum Deterrence,” the NCA, which is the top decision-making body on the country’s nuclear programme, said in a statement issued […] More

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    CIA director meets Bajwa, ISI chief at GHQ

    Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns discussed the situation in Afghanistan with Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Faiz Hamid, the ISPR said on Thursday September 9th. “Mr William Joseph Burns, Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), USA, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of […] More

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    Both North and South Korea fire ballistic missiles as tensions rise on peninsula

    Both North and South Korea tested ballistic missiles on Wednesday September 15th, ratcheting up tensions exponentially in what was already one of the most volatile regions on the planet. Pyongyang fired the first missiles on Wednesday, sending two into waters off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula five minutes apart, at 12:38 p.m. and […] More

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    Reko Diq: Pakistan reconstitutes agreement with Barric Gold, avoids $11 bn penalty

    Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin Sunday said Governments of Pakistan and Balochistan, Antofagasta plc, and Barrick Gold Corporation have reached agreement in principle on a framework to reconstitute the Reko Diq project, and a pathway for Antofagasta to exit the project. Addressing a hurriedly called press conference along with the Energy Minister Hammad […] More

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    UniCredit joins growing list of financial firms seeking to exit Russia

    UniCredit is urgently reviewing its Russian business and could decide on a costly exit of the country after Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. Growing lists of financial firms are looking to exit Russia, with Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase winding down business there. Unicredit Chief Executive Andrea Orcel said on Tuesday the economic environment […] More

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    China exports surge in 2021 as global demand picks up

    Chinese exports surged in 2021 on solid global demand as countries reopened from pandemic lockdowns, data showed Friday, bumping its overall trade surplus to a new high and providing a much-needed boost to the stuttering economy, but officials warned of headwinds.

    The world’s second-biggest economy saw a quick rebound from the coronavirus in the past two years — after cases first surfaced in a central city in late 2019 — allowing factories to operate and feed global appetite for electronics and medical supplies.   That led to a 29.9 percent spike in exports last year, helping […] More

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    Pakistan-China sign 23 new friendship agreements this year: Ambassador Haque

    Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque has said that Pakistan and China had signed 23 new friendship and cooperation agreements this year which was unprecedented.

    “One of the most promising aspects of our bilateral relations is now increasing people to people contacts between our two countries. I’m very pleased to note that ever expanding cooperation between the provinces and cities, our countries is further solidifying,” he said while addressing the Forum on Cooperation between China and Pakistan Friendship Provinces and […] More

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