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  • Pakistan ranked happiest among neighbouring countries: UN report

    The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's annual survey report ranked Pakistan on the 75 spot among 156 countries...

    The report declared Finland the world’s happiest country whereas Burundi bagged the last position; Bangladesh was ranked 115, down 40 points compared to Pakistan; Sri Lanka was ranked 116; China 86; Iran 106; India 133; and Afghanistan was ranked 145 on the index...

  • India using terrorism as state policy to destabilise neighbouring countries including Pakistan: FO

    Pakistan on Thursday said India was "using terrorism as a state policy" to destabilise neighbouring countries, and that a recent United Nations Monitoring Report had "endorsed Pakistan’s stance that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is operating from Afghanistan and with Indian support"...

    It also rejected what it said was "malicious Indian allegations" about the UN report saying there were militant "safe havens" in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan health data worrisome as compared to neighbouring states

    ISLAMABAD: While life expectancy is the lowest in Pakistan as compared to other countries of the region, the cumulative health expenditures by federal and provincial governments in the Financial Year 2019 increased to Rs421...

    According to Economic Survey 2019-20, the national health security is increasingly threatened in Pakistan due to population growth, rising urbanisation, environmental pollution and change in lifestyle of people,...

  • CTD claims suspects in custody involved in killing neighbouring country’s dissidents

    KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Wednesday claimed to have gathered crucial information from three held suspects, who had allegedly been working for an intelligence agency of a neighbouring country...

    “Their activities included monitoring activities of the citizens of a neighbouring country who were objecting to its regime and were living in Pakistan, particularly in Karachi, and killing a few of them...

  • Pakistan among 10 countries enjoying EU’s GSP Plus facility, says envoy

    KARACHI: Ambassador Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Pakistan Jean-Francois Cautain has said that the EU-Pakistan Five Year Engagement Plan is proof of a confident relationship between the EU and Pakistan...

    Speaking at the programme arranged by the English Speaking Union of Pakistan at the Beach Luxury Hotel on Tuesday, he also said that the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) Plus granted to Pakistan by the EU in 2014...

  • World XI series: 15 players from 7 countries to visit Pakistan next month, says Sethi

    Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Najam Sethi said on Monday that 15 players from seven countries have agreed to visit Pakistan as part of the World XI squad set to play a three-match T20 series in Lahore next month...

    Sethi, addressing a press conference, said, "Players from England, New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe have agreed to play the World XI tournament in Pakistan...

  • 'Some countries' need to give Pakistan credit for its counterterrorism role: China

    Addressing a joint press conference after his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, Asif said that the two countries agreed that the solution to the Afghan conflict has to be fundamentally political and that there is no military solution to the issue...

    He appreciated China's "constructive role" in the process for a politically negotiated settlement of the Afghan conflict, saying that Pakistan and China can...

  • Money laundering: Pakistan on 46th spot among 146 countries

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan is 46th on a list of 146 countries that face significant money laundering/terrorism financing risks, says a recent report by a Swiss institute...

    According to the report, the 10 countries with the highest money laundering risk are Iran, Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau, Tajikis­tan, Laos, Mozambique, Mali, Uganda, Cambodia and Tanzania...

  • Pakistan rated among most dangerous countries for journalists

    WASHINGTON: An international index for press freedom places Pakistan among the most dangerous countries for journalists – along with the Philippines and Bangladesh – as the world observed on Thursday the “Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists...

    ”The 2017 World Press Freedom Index, prepared by an international media advocacy group – Reporters Without Borders – ranked Pakistan 139th out of 180 countries survey for the...

  • Pakistan among top four countries with rising tobacco use

    KARACHI: Tobacco use has emerged as a serious health challenge in Pakistan that now stands among the top four countries of the world with rapid increase in tobacco market...

    The event was organised by the National Alliance for Tobacco Control (NATC) in collaboration with the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the Pakistan Chest Society...

  • World Bank rates Pakistan among top private investment countries

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been grouped in top five highest private participation investment (PPI) countries owing to a few multi-billion-dollar power projects, with two hydropower plants worth $3...

    A half year update on private participation in infrastructure (PPI) published by the World Bank on Friday says that Indonesia was the destination for the highest amount of PPI investment, while Pakistan and Jordan were new entrants to the...

  • Pakistan ranked fourth among worst countries for women

    Pakistan is the fourth worst country for women according to recently released rankings of the Women, Peace and Security Index...

    Of the 153 countries ranked for women's inclusion, justice and security, Pakistan was ranked at number 150, with the highest discrimination against women in the world and the lowest financial inclusion...

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