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  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I had considered Jinnah to be an exceptional leader ever since I got a glimpse of him during a school function at Quetta’s McMahon Park
  • Covid-19 is a global problem, requires global solution, reiterates PM Imran

    Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday reiterated that Covid-19 pandemic is a global problem that requires a global solution, urging the developed world to "put their minds together"...

    "Unless the problem is dealt with holistically as a global problem with global solutions, the world is not going to recover from this recession if the bigger part of the world's population is wallowing in poverty...

  • Save the Children allowed to reopen Islamabad office

    ISLAMABAD: A spokesman for the international aid group Save the Children said that the government of Pakistan has allowed it to reopen its office on Wednesday...

    Saeed Ahmed, the group's spokesman in Pakistan, said authorities removed a lock on the gate to the group's main office in Islamabad...

  • Islamabad IGP transfer: JIT concludes Swati misused his office, was given 'special treatment'

    A joint investigation team (JIT) report on the Islamabad police chief's transfer has concluded that Federal Minister for Science and Technology Senator Azam Swati misused his office and was given special treatment by authorities...

    Swati, a member of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), was accused of playing a role in the transfer of former Islamabad Inspector General of Police Jan Mohammad — an allegation over which the SC had...

  • Head office not being shifted to Islamabad: PIA

    KARACHI: In what appears to be a vague attempt to allay concerns about the likely shifting of the head office of the national flag carrier from Karachi, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) said on Monday that the transfer of its employees to Islamabad did not “by any way [means] transferring the airline’s head office”...

    Pilots, cabin crews, engineers and dozens of other staffs working at the PIA head office and settled in the...

  • Rajan urges emerging markets to overhaul global economic rules

    MUMBAI: Global rules are tilted in favour of developed economies and the onus lies on emerging markets to reframe them to ensure fairness for all, Indian central bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said in one of his strongest statements of concern about strains in the global economy...

    “We have been too quiet in the emerging markets, saying what the developed markets do is best for the global economy...

  • Bilawal calls for joint efforts to address new global challenges

    ISLAMABAD: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that new global realities have posed new challenges to mankind and are beyond the capacity of any single state or a single political party to address...

    The conference concluded after adopting the Islamabad Statement that reaffirmed “commitment to continue combat against this most heinous act of violence” and adopted an Action Plan focusing on raising public awareness, mapping...

  • WTO sees $3.6tr boost to trade from global deal

    6 trillion to annual global exports, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said in a report on Monday...

    “You could say that it’s global trade’s equivalent of the shift from dial-up internet to broadband,” said WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo...

  • Global factory growth picks up

    LONDON: Global manufacturing growth accelerated slightly last month but re­­mained weak as firms again turned to existing orders to keep active, a business survey showed on Monday...

    JPMorgan’s Global Manu­facturing Purchasing Mana­gers’ Index (PMI), produced with Markit, nudged up to 51...

  • Pakistan in global trade

    THE latest forecasts for global trade issued by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) show a situation which might be described as bland — the sluggish growth in the volume of world trade registered over the past two years is likely to continue through 2016...

    Second, the Asian motor that drove global trade growth since the 2007-2008 financial crisis has been sputtering...

  • Global CO² pricing seen unlikely to be big part of Paris climate deal

    LONDON: A global carbon emissions pricing system pushed by top energy companies is unlikely to be a big part of any United Nations’ deal to curb global warming, some experts say, because many countries have little faith in such cross-border initiatives...

    ”On Monday, BG Group, BP, Eni, Royal Dutch Shell, Statoil and France’s Total urged governments to create a global market for carbon emissions, saying this would create a widely...

  • Global trade talks open with call to fight poverty

    NAIROBI: Global trade talks opened on Tuesday with host Kenya highlighting their role in combating poverty, and urging African nations to diversify their economies...

    ‘BREAKTHROUGH SEEMS UNLIKELY’: The 10th WTO ministerial meeting comes two years after the organisation’s member countries reached a landmark deal in Bali on revamping global customs procedures...

  • WHO declares global health emergency over Zika situation

    GENEVA: The World Health Organisation on Monday declared that a surge in serious birth defects in South America was “strongly suspected” of being caused by the Zika virus and constituted an international health emergency...

    The UN health body said that a causal relationship between the mosquito-borne Zika virus and a surge in cases of microcephaly -- a devastating condition in which a baby is born with an abnormally small head and brain...
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