Global economic growth to moderate slightly this year amid rising risks: IMF Chief

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed the hope that global economic growth this year will remain moderate slightly as the risks to a balanced global recovery have become even more pronounced. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in an interview said the most immediate obstacle is the 'Great Vaccination Divide' leaving too many people unprotected from COVID. She said economic output...

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Global economic growth to moderate slightly this year amid rising risks: IMF Chief

International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed the hope that global economic growth this year will remain moderate slightly as the risks to a balanced global recovery have become even more pronounced. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in an interview said the most immediate obstacle is the 'Great Vaccination Divide' leaving too many people unprotected from COVID. She said economic output...

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Armed forces guarantor of country’s security: Rashid

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said the armed forces are the guarantor of the country's security. Talking to the media persons in Islamabad on Wednesday, he regretted the language used by the PML (N) Vice President against the institutions. He said they will get nothing by targeting the institutions whose capabilities are performance are recognized worldwide. The Interior Minister...

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CPEC related projects transparent, carry no hidden debt: Asad

Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar has categorically stated that the CPEC related projects are transparent and carry no hidden debt. Reacting to a recent report of an American think tank on CPEC at a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said details about the corridor project have been shared on multiple occasions including at the level of...

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Conversion of 450 schools into STEM schools will be a game changer: Fawad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says Pakistan Science Foundation is going to launch a program today (Wednesday) which will be a game-changer. In his tweets, the minister said the project has been designed to convert 450 government schools into STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) schools because the country cannot change unless government schools are modernized. He...

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PM reaffirm his govt’s commitment to end polio in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed his government's commitment to end all forms of polio in Pakistan. In a telephonic conversation with co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, the Prime Minister said the country has reported only one case of wild poliovirus this year and the progress against polio virus is positive. Praising progress towards polio...

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Online visa service for Afghanistan to be launched in three weeks’ time: Rashid

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad has said online visa service for Afghanistan will be launched in three weeks’ time. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Monday, he said twenty thousand people from Afghanistan have entered Pakistan since August 15. The Interior Minister reaffirmed the commitment to purge NADRA of black sheep. He said one hundred and thirty six officers...

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Death anniversary of famous playback singer Masood Rana being observed today

The 26th death anniversary of famous playback singer Masood Rana is being observed on Monday. He was born in Mirpur Khas, Sindh in 1938. Masood Rana started his singing career on Radio Pakistan Hyderabad in 1955, while in films in 1962 by singin in film Inqalab. Masood Rana remained one of the top male singers in Urdu and Punjabi films...

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Army soldier martyred in terrorist attack on North Waziristan check-post

Terrorists targeted security forces post in Ghariuom area of North Waziristan. According to ISPR, troops responded promptly. During exchange of fire, Sepoy Muhammad Amir Iqbal embraced Shahadat. Area clearance is in progress to eliminate any terrorist found in the area.

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PM Imran launches Kamyab Pakistan Program

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Kamyab Pakistan Program (KPP) worth 1400 billion rupees in Islamabad on Monday aimed at uplifting 3.7 million poor households. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister termed it a landmark initiative saying it will bring improvement in the living standards of the common man. Imran Khan noted that the program was prepared after hectic efforts...

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Algeria recalls ambassador to France as tensions rise

Algeria has recalled its ambassador to Paris, following comments by French President Emmanuel Macron. A statement from Algerian Presidency issued hours after the comments rejected the inadmissible interference in its affairs. The France has not denied the comments different media out let's attached to Macron.

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PM underscores urgent need to address humanitarian needs of Afghan people

Prime Minister Imran Khan, while emphasizing the important role of international community in providing necessary humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, has underscored the urgent need to address humanitarian needs of the Afghan people. He expressed these views during his telephonic conversation with President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. The two leaders exchanged views on the follow-up of the talks held in Dushanbe...

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Legendary comedian Umer Sharif passes away

Renowned comedian Umar Sharif has passed away in Germany after protracted illness. He was 66. Born on 19th April 1955 in Liaquatabad area of Karachi Umar Sharif started his career as a stage artist at the age of 14 years. He introduced new trends in the comedy and earned popularity across the world. Because of his unmatched performance he was...

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78 countries call for early implementation of UN anti-racism declaration

  ,,At the United Nations seventy-eight countries, including China have called for speeding up the implementation of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, putting an end to discrimination, racism and xenophobia. In a joint statement, on the occasion of 20th anniversary of the DDPA, these countries expressed deep alarm and reaffirmed the global fight against racial discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance,...

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FM calls for reform of int’l financial, taxation architecture

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for reform of the international financial and taxation architecture and the necessity of recovering and returning stolen assets to developing countries. He said this while delivering a video statement at the Ministerial meeting of the Group of 77 (G-77) on the eve of the 15th Quadrennial session of United Nations Conference on Trade...

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Coronavirus claims 46 more lives in country

Forty-six more deaths due to coronavirus infection and 1,664 positive cases have been reported in the country in a single day. According to the National Command and Operation Centre’s statistics, 51,796 tests were conducted yesterday and positivity ratio remained three point two one per cent. 3,511 patients have been reported on critical care.

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PM Imran Khan asks US to unfreeze reserves of Afghanistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan has rendered numerous sacrifices in fighting against terrorism and scapegoating us for situation in Afghanistan is painful. In an interview with Turkish TV, TRT World, he said no Pakistani was involved in 9/11 but we paid a heavy price for becoming ally of the US. He said it was unexpected that there will be...

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