Muttahida Naan Roti Association in the garrison city announces to further increase prices of Naan and Roti from January 22

LAHORE: Muttahida Naan Roti Association in the garrison city has announced to further increase prices of Naan and Roti from January 22 (Sunday) on Saturday.

Naan will be sold at Rs 30 and Roti at Rs16. The association’s general secretary Waheed Abbasi lamented that the district administration had failed to provide cheap flour (both brown and fine). He said a sack of 80kg flour was selling at Rs12,000 and a sack of 15kg at Rs2,000. The general secretary of the association said Nanbais could not sell Naan and Roti on same prices after purchasing costly flour. Abbasi said they were, therefore, had no option other than to hike prices of both Naan and Roti from Sunday.

Man dies as dumper hits his motorbike in Karachi

KARACHI: A dumper on Saturday hit a motorcycle killing one person and injuring three others in Korangi area of Karachi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

A dumber crashed into a motorcycle near a girls’ college in Korangi 4. As a result, a man was killed while three other riders sustained injuries. According to police, all four persons were riding on the bike.

Police arrested the driver and took his vehicle into their custody. The dead was identified as Zubair. While the injured included: Ijaz, Shahid and Sajjad. The motorbike riders were employed in a hotel.

Pakistan won’t hold talks with terrorist organizations that don’t respect country’s laws: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that Pakistan’s new leadership, both political and military, will have no talks with terrorist organizations that don’t respect the country’s laws and constitution.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, he said if we can work with the Afghan interim government, which has influence over these groups, we will be successful in maintaining our security, according to a Radio Pakistan’s report.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said the TTP terrorists have been involved in many heinous attacks in Pakistan over the years but Islamabad has been proud of the fact that it was successful in taking on these terrorists in our territory and managed to break the backbone of these groups.

The foreign minister regretted that the previous government conducted a policy of appeasement toward the Pakistani Taliban. He said former Prime Minister Imran Khan not only released their prisoners who were in Pakistan’s custody but also engaged in a dialogue with them.

To a question, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said we hope that the Afghan government would not allow its soil to be used for terrorism. He said we do hope to cooperate with them to deal with terrorists that are a concern to us. He said both Afghanistan and Pakistan need to work together to curb terrorism, as no party can succeed against this menace at its own.

Pakistan’s bilateral trade with China to reach new heights: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said Pakistan’s bilateral trade with China will reach new heights.

In an interview with Xinhua in Davos, Switzerland on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, he said the bilateral trade relationship with China is expected to flourish further due to cooperation between the two countries in the fight against climate change and investments in renewable energy.

According to a Radio Pakistan’s report, the Foreign Minister said our relationship is based on mutual respect, trust and understanding. Both countries support each other on issues of core interest. He said Pakistan and China believe in promoting regional peace and stability and share a common dream of national development and prosperity.

The Foreign Minister emphasized that Pakistan and China today have a multi-faceted partnership. We have robust strategic and defense cooperation. Our economic and trade relations are rapidly advancing and entering a new phase with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Our financial, investment and industrial sectors maintain close links, the Foreign Minister added. He said China has become the top destination for Pakistan’s students and there are strong links between our people nurtured by artists, academia, the scientific community and the media.

US is the largest export market for Pakistan: Envoy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ambassador to the US Masood Khan has said United States is the largest export market for Pakistan and in the years to come, bilateral trade is poised to grow.

He was talking to the Ambassador Stuart Holliday, CEO of Meridian International Center in Washington, according to a Radio Pakistan’s report. Masood Khan highlighted that the current phase of Pak-US relations centers around enhancing economic cooperation.

He said in recent high-level visits, we have prioritized trade, agriculture, businesses, technology, climate change, green energy, disaster preparedness, environment, health and people-to-people exchanges. On the occasion, the CEO Meridian International assured the Ambassador that they would help promote closer ties between Pakistan and the United States in the areas of education, leadership training programs, climate change, culture and business.