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  • Indonesian envoy dies after Pakistan helicopter crash

    JAKARTA: An Indonesian ambassador who was on a Pakistani military helicopter that crashed this month killing two other foreign envoys died Tuesday after battling severe burn injuries, Indonesia's foreign minister said...

    Ambassador Burhan Muhammad, 58, was aboard the military helicopter, along with his wife and a delegation of ambassadors when it crashed on May 8 and set a school building ablaze in the Gilgit area of northern...

  • Pakistan embassy official meets Zulfiqar in Indonesian jail

    ISLAMABAD: An official of the Pakistan's embassy in Jakarta Monday met Zulfiqar Ali, a Pakistani imprisoned in an Indonesian jail, to primarily enquire after his health...

    His two appeals for judicial review, filed in 2008 and 2013, were turned down and he filed a clemency/mercy appeal with the Indonesian president...

  • Pakistan offers lowest bid for Iraq’s rice tender

    HAMBURG: The lowest price offer in the tender from Iraq’s state grains buyer to purchase at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $427 a tonne c&f free out for rice to be sourced from Pakistan, traders said on Tuesday...

    The offer was made for 40,000 tonnes from Pakistan, they said...

  • US-Pakistan ties tough but essential: Condoleezza Rice

    WASHINGTON: “It’s a relationship you’ve got to have but it is tough,” says former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice while describing the US-Pakistan partnership...

    In an interview to MSNBC, Ms Rice acknowledged that Pakistan was more stable than before, although it still faced some major issues...

  • Philippines to import rice from Pakistan

    KARACHI: The Philippines has offered to import 50,000 tonnes of rice from Pakistan to help it meet its goal of importing an aggregate volume of 805,200 tonnes of rice under its minimum access volume (MAV) for this year...

    The CSQ is broken down as the following: China 50,000 tonnes, India 50,000 tonnes, Pakistan 50,000 tonnes, Australia 15,000 tonnes, El Salvador 4,000 tonnes, Thailand 293,100 tonnes and Vietnam 293,100 tonnes...

  • Pakistan to export 1m tonnes rice to Indonesia

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has signed an agreement with Indonesia to export one million tonnes of rice estimated at around $400m over four years, the Ministry of Commerce said in statement on Thursday...

    The agreement for export of rice will be implemented by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) and Indonesia’s Bulog (State Logistic Agency)...

  • 600 rice containers from Pakistan held up at Kenyan port

    LAHORE: At least 600 containers of Pakistani rice are stuck up at Kenyan ports as the customs authorities there have subjected the consignment to 100 per cent scrutiny and verification against the norms...

    Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap) Chairman Sameeullah Chaudhry says the Kenya Bureau of Standards and Customs started full verification and sampling of rice containers reaching Mombasa port, Kenya, for inspecting...

  • Basmati rice still not registered as local product in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: While Pakistan is fighting its case in the European Union against the Indian move to get Basmati rice registered as its product, the commodity is still not registered as a local product in the country...

    However, there are no rules of the Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act, 2020, enacted in March this year; as a result, Basmati is not yet a protected product in Pakistan...

  • Indonesian’s odd name lands him new job

    PASURUAN: An Indonesian can thank his parents after his unusual name not only spared him a traffic ticket but also landed him a job with the police who stopped him...

    Cops were shocked when they pulled over the 22-year-old for driving without a licence and discovered his name was Polisi, which means police in Indonesian...

  • Indonesian president urges military to stay out of politics

    The Indonesian military should stay out of politics and remain loyal to the government, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Thursday in an apparent rebuke over contentious statements by the country's top general...

    Nurmantyo, who local media say might harbour ambitions to run for president in 2019, last month attended an Islamic political party event where he warned that communists, a boogeyman frequently invoked by Indonesian...

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