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  • LETTER from PARIS: Paris celebrates 120 years of cinema

    Workers Leaving the Factory was shot in March 1895 in the city of Lyon and screened before a select audience in Paris three months later...

    Assured of their accomplishment, the Lumiere brothers made nine additional films, each lasting 50 seconds, and projected the whole lot in Grand Cafe of Paris on Dec 28 the same year...

  • One hurt as letter bomb explodes at IMF’s Paris office

    PARIS: A letter bomb exploded at the Paris offices of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, injuring a secretary who suffered burns to her hands and face...

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde condemned the incident as a “cowardly act of violence” and insisted the fund would continue its work “in line with our mandate,” a statement from her office said...

  • Pakistan wins first jet order at Paris Air Show: spokesman

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has won the first order for its JF-17 Thunder jet fighters, an air force spokesman said Monday, a long-held goal for the nation which wants to boost its military exports...

    The latest models of the jets, which are locally produced in cooperation with Pakistan's close ally China, are lightweight multi-role aircraft capable of Mach 2...

  • What does the Paris Agreement mean for Pakistan?

    Twenty-three years after the Earth Summit of 1992, it took just a few minutes for the Paris climate agreement to be adopted on December 12th at COP21...

    At the enormous conference center set up on the site of an old airport outside Paris, the halls were rather quiet – many delegates had already gone home as the conference was supposed to have ended on Friday...

  • Is Pakistan ready for the Paris summit?

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and a few senior aides are expected to stop over in Paris on their way back from the Commonwealth Summit in Malta to attend the UN climate summit (COP21), described as the defining event of the year...

    An explosion of climate change activities and debate about what it means for Pakistan over the past year has helped create an unprecedented understanding of the agenda of the Paris conference in Pakistan... ...

  • From Paris to Pakistan

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enjoys the unique honour of being perhaps the only head of state who was present at the Earth Summit of 1992, where the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was born, and also 23 years later in Paris to witness the start of COP21 which resulted in the adoption of the Paris climate agreement, this December...

    Pakistan’s federal Minister for Climate Change, Zahid Hamid, recently pointed out...

  • Paris climate summit: An opportunity missed for Pakistan

    The Paris Conference on Climate Change is a big deal...

    Over the last couple of days, the conference has even made news in Pakistan, with a spate of articles and opinion pieces appearing in the English press; a pleasant surprise in a country that despite being one of the most vulnerable globally to climate change, hardly ever gives the topic the attention it merits...

  • ‘Paris attacks will not affect ties with Pakistan’

    ISLAMABAD: British High Commissioner Philip Barton has said the attacks on Paris will not affect relations between UK and Pakistan...

    The high commissioner told participants of a public talk on ‘Pakistan-United Kingdom Relations’ on Tuesday that the UK has decided to increase resources to its intelligence agencies to make the country more secure...

  • Pakistan ratifies Paris climate change accord at UN ceremony

    Pakistan on Thursday ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change that commits nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of global warming...

    Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr Maleeha Lodhi deposited the instrument of ratification signed by the President of Pakistan at a ceremony held at United Nations Headquarters in New...

  • Foreign Office's 'Ancient Pakistan' exhibition attracts history lovers

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in country's history the Foreign Office organised a three-day exhibition reflecting Pakistan's ancient culture and civilisation which attracted a large number of history lovers along with diplomats...

    The exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' is showcasing artifacts and relics from ancient civilisations belonging to the region including Gandhara, Harappa, Mehrgarh and Moen-Jo-Daro...

  • Pakistan, China reaffirm support for each other: Foreign Office

    Pakistan and China reaffirmed their support for each other in “all mutually relevant areas for the benefit of the two countries” during a meeting between Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and China's Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou, a foreign ministry statement stated on Monday...

    The two sides held detailed discussions on the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, bilateral trade, defence, counter-terrorism,...

  • China donates office equipment to Pakistan's parliament

    China has donated 330 pieces of office equipment including laptops, computers, scanners, printers and projectors to Pakistan's parliament, reported China's Xinhua news agency...

    Senate Secretary Amjed Pervez Malik and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong signed a handover document...

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