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FM lauds ADB for support, solidarity with people of Pakistan during 2022 devastating floods

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Islamabad: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held a telephonic conversation with Vice President of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Shixin Chen and appreciated the ADB for its support and solidarity with people of Pakistan during 2022 devastating floods. In a tweet on Wednesday, he said we are looking forward to continue collaboration with ADB as Pakistan embarks upon post-flood reconstruction and rehabilitation. The Foreign Minister expressed the confidence that with the cooperation of our partners, we will build back a strong climate resilient Pakistan.

Chicken meat prices skyrocketing across country

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Lahore: The chicken meat prices have been continuing to rise in abnormal way in different parts of the country for the last few days, exposing the administrative check of the provincial and district governments over prices of eatables, according to a report on Wednesday. Citizens were seen returning empty handed from the chicken shops especially in Lahore as sellers complained short supply of chicken from the retailers and poultry farms. The crisis came to light and prices of broiler chicken meat shot up after chicken feed and soybean feed disappeared from the markets. The Pakistan Poultry Association has already announced countrywide protest against continuous increase in prices of broiler chicken on Jan 5. The association’s spokesperson said their members would assemble at Thokar Niaz...

PM expresses Govt’s commitment for reconstruction, rehabilitation of flood-hit areas

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed his government’s strong commitment for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of flood-affected areas. He was addressing local notables in Sohbatpur District of Balochistan on Wednesday. The Prime Minister said International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan is being held in Geneva on January 9. He expressed the confidence that the civilized societies will extend a helping hand to the flood victims. He said Pakistan will also play its part for the reconstruction of the affected areas. The Prime Minister said they will not rest till the completion of task of reconstruction and rehabilitation of the flood-affected areas. He said the federal and provincial governments worked relentlessly and collectively to provide emergency reli...

US celebrates 75 years of Pakistan-US friendship with public illumination

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Islamabad: The US embassy in Islamabad is marking seventy-five years of bilateral partnership with Pakistan by illuminating a building at Constitution Avenue here in Islamabad. The illumination which started on Tuesday will continue till January 11. Using innovative technology, the three dimensional moving projection highlights key themes and images of Pakistan-US relations. According to a Radio Pakistan’s report, in a statement, US Mission Charge D'Affaires Andrew Schofer said his country has worked with Pakistan to support energy, agriculture, public health education, infrastructure and people to people connections. He said we look forward to exploring opportunities for future collaboration and partnership including through US-Pakistan Green Alliance Framework.

Pakistan has right to defend itself against terrorism: US

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Islamabad: The United States has again called on interim government of Afghanistan to ensure that soil is not used as launching pad for terrorist activities saying Pakistan has the right to hit back at terrorism. According to a Radio Pakistan’s report, during daily news briefing, State Department Spokesman Ned Price said Pakistan has a right to defend itself from terrorism as people have suffered tremendously from terrorist attacks. He said we are aware of the recent statement by the Pakistani National Security Committee (NSC) that said no country will be allowed to provide sanctuaries and facilitation to terrorists and that Pakistan reserves the right to safeguard its people. The statement from US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price comes two days after the NSC- the highest civil-m...

Ahsan calls for collaboration, coherence to bring Pakistan out of prevailing crises

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Islamabad: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has emphasized the need for collaboration and coherence to bring Pakistan out of the prevailing crises. Addressing a ceremony here in Islamabad on Wednesday, he stressed the need for continuity of the policies for stability of the country. The Minister said we have to create optimism in the nation to make it stronger besides encouraging the consistency and steadfastness for economic turnaround. Ahsan Iqbal said encouraging the people who work with dedication and devotion is also pivotal for development and prosperity of the country. He said besides increasing our resources, we need to stop wastage of resources as well by significantly curtailing the unnecessary expenditures. He also stressed the need for implementing the Energ...