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  • Dubai govt discontinues 90-day visit visa for Pakistanis, Filipinos

    Dubai's immigration authorities have discontinued the three-month visit visa for Pakistanis and Filipinos for the next three months, Noor Mohammad, a local travel agent, told Dawn...

    "We have been directed to refuse applications for the three-month visa starting June 1," he said; adding, however, that those travellers who had submitted their application before June 1 would still be processed...

  • PM touts Pakistan's investment prospects to Hong Kong forum

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif touted Pakistan's economic prospects to the One Belt One Road Pakistan Investment Forum in Hong Kong on Wednesday...

    Addressing the forum, Nawaz noted, "From a mere 3 per cent growth in the GDP before 2013, we are now on course to achieve a growth rate of well over 5pc during the current year, which is estimated to rise up to 7pc during the next two years...

  • Pakistan’s fight against disease outbreaks recognised at world forum

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan was presented as a model to countries attending the World Health Assembly (WHA) as the first nation to conduct Joint External Evaluation of Core Capacities to respond to disease outbreaks and level of preparedness to deal with pandemics...

    Pakistan’s Joint External Evaluation exercise was presented as a model for other nations to follow...

  • Proposal under study for civil-military consultative forum on China-Pakistan corridor

    ISLAMABAD: A proposal for a consultative forum on the pattern of apex committees is currently under discussion between the civil and military leaderships for trouble-free implementation of the crucial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), sources privy to the development told Dawn...

    With such a forum, they said, effective implementation of the corridor project, described as a game-changer for the country, would become the...

  • Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum celebrates 18th foundation day

    HYDERABAD: Speakers paid tribute to the services of Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) for the protection of rights of fishing community, freshwater lakes and river ecology in the province at a programme held to mark the 18th foundation day of the organisation here on Thursday...

    Shedding light on the background of the organisation, PFF vice chairperson Mustafa Mirani, said that formed on May 5, 1998, the forum representatives took up...

  • Pakistan to head Saarc anti-graft forum

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has become the first head of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (Saarc) Anti-Corruption Forum (ACF) for a year...

    “It is a great achievement for NAB as well as for Pakistan,” National Account­ability Bureau’s chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said in a statement issued on Sunday...

  • Why Pakistan is not joining global forum on cybercrime

    LAHORE: The Ministry of Interior on Friday informed the Lahore High Court that Pakistan had not signed so far the Budapest Convention on cybercrime due to reservations shown by intelligence agencies...

    However, it said, the agencies did not support the proposal pointing out that Israel was also a signatory to it and Pakistan did not recognise Israel as a state...

  • Why Pakistan is not joining global forum on cybercrime

    LAHORE: The Ministry of Interior on Friday informed the Lahore High Court that Pakistan had not signed so far the Budapest Convention on cybercrime due to reservations shown by intelligence agencies...

    However, it said, the agencies did not support the proposal pointing out that Israel was also a signatory to it and Pakistan did not recognise Israel as a state...

  • Forum discusses security for vulnerable groups

    PESHAWAR: The participants of a newly established forum have stressed the need for protecting minorities and other vulnerable groups including journalists and polio workers...

    The participants of the forum include representatives of home department, business community, academia, media and non-government organisations...

  • Arab media forum opens in Dubai

    DUBAI: The Arab Media Forum, the largest annual gathering of its kind, opened on Tuesday in Dubai with lively debate on the future of the industry amid upheaval in the Middle East...

    Attended by around 1,500 people, the forum began with Organisation of Islamic Cooperation chief Iyad Madani addressing the image of Muslims in the world, tarnished by a wave of extremist violence...

  • PM arrives in China to attend OBOR forum

    BEIJING: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived here on Friday to participate in the One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) forum which is aimed at regional development through cooperation...

    Li Shixiang, the vice chairman of the Beijing Municipal Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conf­e­rence (CPPCC), China’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong, and senior government officials recei­ved the prime minister and Begum Kalsoom Sharif at the Beijing...

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