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  • Lithuania, Romania complicit in secret CIA prisons: European court

    STRASBOURG: The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that Lithuania and Romania were complicit in a controversial CIA programme to hold suspects caught after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in secret detention centres on their territories...

    Two suspects now being detained at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay lodged the case with the court in 2011 and 2012, alleging they were illegally held and tortured at...

  • Lithuania, Norway swap spies with Russia at border

    VILNIUS: Russia on Friday returned two Lithuanians and a Norwegian convicted of espionage to Vilnius in an espionage swap that also saw Nato and EU member Lithuania free two Russians jailed for spying in an exchange reminiscent of the Cold War...

    Tensions between Lithuania and Soviet-era master Russia grew after the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis in 2014, triggering a string of espionage allegations on both sides...

  • Pakistan improves ranking on tourism competitiveness index

    ISLAMABAD: With less than a million foreign tourists visiting the country on an average, Pakistan has been able to improve its ranking by one point in 2017 – currently at 124 out of 136 countries – covered in the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2017 released by the World Economic Forum...

    3 whereas total receipt has been amounted to $317 million, with travel and tourism competitiveness has a share of 2...

  • World Bank keen to help Pakistan boost religious tourism

    SLAMABAD: The World Bank has shown interest in helping Pakistan promote religious tourism in the country and said the potential for cultural and heritage tourism linked to Sikhism remains heavily unexploited...

    Pakistan’s tourism sector has a ‘captured market’ of followers of Sikhism, with two-fifths of the Sikh respondents considering it a religious duty to visit shrines in Pakistan...

  • Reviving Pakistan’s tourism

    In the eight years following tourism’s devolution to the provinces, the sector continues to be vastly ignored...

    The failure ranges from evolving a provincial tourism policy to inadequate infrastructure to attract domestic and international tourists...

  • Zulfi Bukhari appointed chairman of Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation

    The federal cabinet on Tuesday approved the appointment of Minister of State for Overseas Pakistanis Zulfi Bukhari as the chairman of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC), the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development announced via a tweet...

    The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has laid emphasis on promoting tourism in Pakistan and has taken multiple steps to facilitate travellers...

  • Japan, China, S. Korea agree to boost tourism

    TOKYO: Japan, China and South Korea briefly put aside territorial and historical disputes on Sunday for rare trilateral talks announcing a bid to boost tourism numbers in the three countries to 30 million visitors in five years...

    Japanese tourism minister Akihiro Ota met with counterparts Li Jinzao of the China National Tourism Administration and Kim Jong-Deok of South Korea in Tokyo, Jiji Press and Kyodo News said...

  • TOURISM: CAMERAS NOT ALLOWED

    And there would be only marginally more from the rest of Pakistan who would be unaware of this fascinating part of the Thar desert...

    Named after the redoubtable freedom fighter Rooplo Kohli of Nagarparkar who was hanged by British authorities in the late 1850s, the resort, so the report says, will promote tourism...

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