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  • Pakistan 7th worst country in access to sanitation

    LAHORE: Pakistan is the seventh worst country in terms of access to basic sanitation, as its 42 per cent of the population remains without access to basic sanitation...

    The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), supported by Saaf Sehatmand Pakistan Campaign marked the World Toilet Day in Lahore, where they called attention to these issues...

  • No to CPEC unless Pakistan provides trade access to India: President Ghani

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that his country will not be a part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) unless it is given access to Pakistan's Wagah and Attari border, DNA India reported on Wednesday...

    Addressing a gathering at the Vivekananda International Foundation in New Delhi, Ghani said that Kabul will restrict Pakistan's access to central Asia if it is not given access to India through the CPEC project,...

  • Pakistan to grant UK access to Imran Farooq murder suspects: sources

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has agreed to grant British investigation authorities access to the main suspects arrested in Dr Imran Farooq's murder case, DawnNews reported...

    Sources privy to the matter said Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan conveyed Pakistan's approval in this regard on Tuesday in a meeting with United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism department chief Richard Walton...

  • UK reiterates duty-free access for Pakistan after Brexit

    ISLAMABAD: The United Kingdom reiterated its commitment on Monday to retain duty-free access for Pakistan on the pattern of European Generalised System of Preferences Plus (GSP+) scheme after Brexit early next year...

    The repeat assurance, first given in July, came from United Kingdom Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands in a meeting with Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik, the UK High Commission said in a press...

  • Pakistan once again denies India consular access to Jadhav

    Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Wednesday once again denied consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death earlier this month by a Field General Court Martial...

    During a meeting with the foreign secretary in Islamabad, Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale requested that consular access be granted to Jadhav, Radio Pakistan reported...

  • Pakistan denies India consular access to Jadhav again

    Pakistan on Sunday denied India consular access to convicted spy Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death by a military tribunal in Pakistan on charges of espionage and terrorism earlier this year...

    A day earlier, as Pakistan and India exchanged lists of prisoners under the 2008 Agreement on Consular Access, with India reiterating its commitment "to addressing on priority all humanitarian matters with Pakistan", the Indian...

  • ADB approves $20mn loan to increase credit access in Pakistan

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $20 million loan to help Pakistan’s Khushhali Microfinance Bank (KMBL) to expand access to credit for agriculture-related borrowers and small businesses, KMBL announced this on Monday...

    "Agriculture and small business are critical sectors in Pakistan’s economy that play a significant role in job creation and poverty reduction," said Christine Engstrom, Director of ADB’s Private Sector...

  • Pakistan for more preferential access to Chinese market

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged China to revive preferential treatment to ‘Made in Pakistan’ under the second phase of the free trade agreement (FTA), a senior official told Dawn on Saturday...

    Pakistan and China have held several rounds to revise the FTA which was implemented in July 2007...

  • BlackBerry delays Pakistan shutdown as talks on govt access continue

    ISLAMABAD: BlackBerry Ltd will delay shutting down its operations in Pakistan until Dec 30 as negotiations continue over government demands for access to users' private data, the company and the telecoms authority said on Monday...

    Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had in July demanded BlackBerry give it access to its BlackBerry Enterprise Services, which encrypt data such as emails and instant messages, or shut it down by...

  • Pakistan seeks preferential market access to US

    ISLAMABAD: United States is one of the largest trading partners of Pakistan and it will be in the interest of both countries to enhance the bilateral trade volume which has been hovering around $5 billion for the last five years, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday...

    In a meeting with Ambassador Michael Froman, US Trade Representative to Pakistan, the prime minister said Pakistan would like to further enhance that partnership...

  • Pakistan among 10 worst countries for access to toilets

    Pakistan is among the 10 countries where most urban dwellers lack access to safe and private toilets, WaterAid, a sanitation charity, revealed in its report on Thursday...

    Other countries among the 10 with poorest access to sanitation facilities include India, China, Nigeria, Indonesia, Russia, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Brazil and Ethiopia...

  • Pakistan aims to hold UK market access post-Brexit

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has evolved a comprehensive plan to convince the United Kingdom to continue letting Pakistani goods have preferential market access in the wake of Brexit...

    A statement released by the Ministry of Commerce said Mr Ranjha expressed Pakistan’s desire to maintain with the UK a Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) Plus-like arrangement in the short term...

  • US urges Pakistan to shut down access to terrorists

    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) State Department on Wednesday urged Pakistan to "shut down access to areas inside their borders to terrorists"...

    State Department Spokesperson John Kirby in a press briefing, when asked to comment on recent remarks by Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed on Pakistan, responded by saying, "I'm not going to dignify the comments of an avowed terrorist one way or the other...

  • Indonesia offers Pakistan better market access

    ISLAMABAD: The Indonesian government has unilaterally agreed to provide Pakistani products with deeper market access under the preferential trade agreement (PTA), which will help reduce the negative trade balance between the two courtiers, a government official claimed on Thursday...

    The Indonesian president is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan on Jan 25 to sign the amendments to the PTA, a source in the Foreign Office confirmed...

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