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Day: November 28, 2022

Hehe culture in Taizhou: Why a coastal city’s harmony-centered philosophy can resonate beyond China

Press Release
TAIZHOU, China, Nov. 28, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/-- Chinese people highly advocate peace and harmony. This is probably the biggest impression many foreigners have of the Chinese social philosophy. It is true that the Chinese people have always promoted peaceful coexistence, which is the centerpiece of China's diplomacy. Besides harmony, in an era of increasing globalization, China is also promoting integrated development, and "pursuing common development in harmony". The term is made up by two Chinese characters with the same pronunciation "He", but their meanings differ. The former refers to harmony, peace, neutralization, etc., emphasizing the harmony and coexistence among many elements. The latter means convergence, integration, union, etc., pointing to the cooperation and inte...

IHC dismisses 13 cases against PTI’s leader

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday dismissed 13 cases filed against PTI former Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and leader Ali Amin Gandapur. Ali Amin Gandapur was booked in over a dozen cases for violence during the May 25, 2022 PTI march and protest against the Election Commission of Pakistan's (ECP) decision to disqualify party chief Imran Khan. After hearing both the sides, Justice Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri accepted the petition of Mr Gandapur for the dismissal of cases against him. However, two of the pleas were withdrawn by the lawyer of Gandapur. Station House Officers and Investigating Officers of about 15 Police Stations of the federal capital appeared before the court. The Islamabad Police on May 28, 2022 had registered cases again...

Imran Khan demonstrating undemocratic attitude: Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said the coalition parties will not allow PTI Chief Imran Khan to dissolve the provincial assemblies for the sake of his ego. Talking to a private news channel, he said Imran Khan has been continuously demonstrating an undemocratic attitude. Ahsan Iqbal said Imran Khan’s announcement to dissolve the provincial assemblies is just for political pressure, and even his own party members will not agree with his decision. Declaring PTI’s demand of early elections as not-practical and undemocratic, he said the Election Commission would require at least six months to carry out the delimitation of constituencies for the next general elections. Advising the PTI to return to Parliament, Ahsan Iqbal said the party should realize it...

Australia supports workshops on gender-sensitive media reporting

ISLAMABAD: The Australian High Commission and the Centre for Excellence in Journalism organized a workshop for media professionals, linked to the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women. According to a press statement issued by the Australian High Commission here on Monday, this is the third time the Australian High Commission has supported a workshop on this topic. The workshops aim to provide training to journalists on gender-sensitive, ethical, and respectful reporting on violence against women. Speaking about the workshop on Monday, Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Neil Hawkins highlighted the importance of gender equality and how societies that value women and men as equal are safer and healthier. He said Australia is strongly committed to being at the for...

Info Minister welcomes England Cricket Team visiting Pakistan for Test series

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has welcomed the England Cricket Team visiting Pakistan for a Test series for the first time since 2005. In a tweet on Monday, she termed this a historic moment for both the teams and their fans. She commended the tireless efforts of all those involved to make this happen, especially British High Commissioner to Pakistan Christian Turner. She said we look forward to an exciting series.

Third Sub-National Immunization campaign begins in country’s selected districts

ISLAMABAD: The third Sub-National Immunization campaign of the current year began in selected districts of the country on Monday, to vaccinate 13.5 million children under-five years of age. The campaign began in nine districts of Punjab, eight districts of Sindh, two districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, six districts of Balochistan and Islamabad Capital Territory. Moreover, the campaign will also be launched on December 5 in nine districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Over one hundred thousand trained workers will take part in the vaccination drive to inoculate the targeted children at their doorstep. On this occasion, Minister for National Health Services Abdul Qadir Patel said Pakistan has made great strides in the fight against polio, with virus circulation reduced to only one small part of...