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  • Norway, UNODC to help Punjab police in crime management

    ISLAMABAD: The Nor­we­gian government and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Thursday signed an agreement worth $1 million to enhance the capacity of the Punjab police and prosecution departments in Gujranwala and Rawalpindi...

    The capacity-building pro­ject was approved by Norwegian Ambassador Tore Nedrebo and UNODC representative Cesar Guedes, which would be implemented by the UNODC over a period of three...

  • UNODC hands over 25,000 PPE kits to NDMA

    ISLAMABAD: The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) handed over 25,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday under the framework of the Pakistan’s Action to Counter Terrorism project...

    The kits were handed over at an event held at the NDMA offices, with representatives from the UNODC, EU and the National Counter Terrorism Authority (Nacta)...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan had no prior knowledge of Bin Laden, US raid: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday issued a strong denial of the claims made by American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who wrote that Pakistan had prior knowledge of the US raid that took Osama bin Laden out in Abbottabad...

    "Pakistan also did not know about presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad," said Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah during a news briefing at FO in Islamabad...

  • Musharraf’s N-technology disclosure embarrassed Pakistan: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The disclosure made by retired General Pervez Musharraf in his 2006 autobiography that Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan transferred sensitive nucl­ear material to North Korea had come as a big embarrassment to the country, an official of the Foreign Office said on Friday at a meeting of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee...

    The disclosure had forced the Foreign Office on the defensive and left it with no choice but to regurgitate...

  • Sri Lanka backs Pakistan bid to host Saarc summit: Foreign Office

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has promised to support Pakistan's bid to host the next South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, read a Foreign Office statement issued on Wednesday...

    Last year, the Saarc summit was scheduled to be held in Pakistan, however, it had to be cancelled after India refused to attend the meeting...

  • Pakistan ready for talks with India on terrorism: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said on Thursday that Pakistan was ready for dialogue with India on terrorism and would like to discuss Indian role in subversive activities in Pakistani territory...

    “India wants to speak of terrorism! We also insist on speaking of terrorism … We need to address Indian-sponsored terrorism in Pakistan,” FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria said at the weekly media briefing...

  • Pakistan 'disappointed' over Afghan leadership's behaviour: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Friday expressed disappointment over the “unhelpful statements” made by the Afghan leadership and termed it “complete disregard to the efforts that Pakistan has made for peace and stability in Afghanistan”...

    Foreign Office’s statement was in response to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s earlier call to involve India in transit trade with Afghanistan...

  • Dedicated PIA aircraft to carry PM, camp office back to Pakistan

    RAWALPINDI: A dedicated Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has been deputed to transport Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his London camp office back to Pakistan, PIA spokesman Danyal Gilani said on Friday...

    "Due to the prime minister's health issues, PM Office had partly been shifted to London where a camp office had been set up," said a statement issued by the airline...

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