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Prime Minister of Pakistan Participation in the SCO Plus Summit Meeting in Astana held in Astana, Kazakhstan
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Prime Minister of Pakistan Participation in the SCO Plus Summit Meeting in Astana held in Astana, Kazakhstan

Prime Minister of Pakistan Participation in the SCO Plus Summit Meeting in Astana held in Astana, Kazakhstan Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif led Pakistan delegation at the the SCO Plus Summit in Astana held on 4 July 2024 in Astana, Kazakhstan. In his statement during the SCO Plus meeting on the theme “Strengthening multilateral dialogue – striving for sustainable peace and development”, the Prime Minister stressed the importance of multilateralism and upholding universally recognised principles of International law including human rights and humanitarian laws. He condemned unilateral coercive measures, racist and xenophobic ideologies including Islamophobia and all such acts that undermined multilateralism. To preserve and promote peace everywhere, the Prime Minister stress...
Pakistan-Turkiye-Azerbaijan Trilateral Summit was held on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)
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Pakistan-Turkiye-Azerbaijan Trilateral Summit was held on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

Pakistan-Turkiye-Azerbaijan Trilateral Summit was held on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) An inaugural session of Pakistan-Turkiye-Azerbaijan Trilateral Summit was held on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Summit was attended by Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, President of Turkiye, H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Mr. Ilham Heydar Aliyev. Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif welcomed the convening of inaugural session of Pakistan-Turkiye-Azerbaijan Trilateral Meeting at the Summit level. He termed it as a natural progression of trilateral engagements amongst the three brotherly Muslim countries which share a similar outlook on a host of issues of mutu...
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on the sidelines of SCO Council of Head of States in Astana
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on the sidelines of SCO Council of Head of States in Astana

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif held a warm and cordial meeting with President of Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Head of States meeting in Astana today. The two leaders had a wide ranging exchange of views covering bilateral relations with a special focus on trade and economic relations, energy as well as important regional and global issues. The Prime Minister highlighted the importance Pakistan attaches to its relations with Russia and expressed satisfaction at the steady growth of these relations, which were characterized by mutual trust and understanding. The Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to wo...
Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Blome at the U.S. Independence Day Celebration
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Blome at the U.S. Independence Day Celebration

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Blome at the U.S. Independence Day Celebration Good evening. I would like to warmly welcome all of you to this celebration of the 248th anniversary of the United States' independence. I am especially pleased to welcome our Chief Guest, Mr. Ahsan Iqbal Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives for being here today. Ladies and Gentlemen, one of the characteristics of the moment we are passing through is global re-ordering, where entities and organizations that had not reached their potential are emerging to stake their rightful claim, and demand their place on the world stage. And I think you guessed, I am talking about cricket. I won’t dwell on what I saw in Dallas, but I am a true convert to the excitement of the T20 game! And I will tell y...
Prime Minister’s meeting with the President of Tajikistan
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Prime Minister’s meeting with the President of Tajikistan

Prime Minister’s meeting with the President of Tajikistan Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif met the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Emomali Rahmon, in Dushanbe today. The official welcoming ceremony was held at Qasr e Millat. Upon arrival at Qasr e Millat, the President of Tajikistan received the Prime Minister, and he was given a guard of honor. The welcome ceremony was followed by a tete-a-tete meeting and delegation level talks. During the talks, the two leaders exchanged views on a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to deepen the existing fraternal ties between the two countries which are based on a shared history, culture, geographical con...
Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad inaugurated Pakistan Pavillion in Texworld Evolution Paris
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Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad inaugurated Pakistan Pavillion in Texworld Evolution Paris

Ambassador Asim Iftikhar Ahmad inaugurated Pakistan Pavillion in Texworld Evolution Paris, France which will continue till 3 July. Pakistan Pavillion is showcasing attractive textile products of 12 exhibitors from Pakistan enthusiastic to work with international customers. Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and Embassy’s Trade & Investment Section aim to project country's prowess in textile world & open new vistas of growth and development by facilitating B2B contacts with potential clientèle.   Editor: Kamran Raja
Indonesian Embassy and COMSTECH Host the International Seminar on Sustainability of Palm Oil Industry and its Derivative Products
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Indonesian Embassy and COMSTECH Host the International Seminar on Sustainability of Palm Oil Industry and its Derivative Products

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Islamabad in collaboration with COMSTECH jointly organize the international seminar on “Sustainability of Palm Oil Industry and its Derivative Products” at COMSTECH Auditorium, Islamabad. The international seminar aimes to raise more awareness of the sustainability of the palm oil from Indonesia to the Pakistani public and maintain the awareness that the palm oil and its derivative products are not harmful to the health even beneficial for the well-being. By this seminar, more potentials are expected to explore the untapped potential of palm oil derivatives beyond culinary application. In his remarks, COMSTECH Adviser Prof. Dr. Syed Khurshid Hasnain mentioned that COMSTECH have strong commitment to support the natural products coming fr...
Real World Records to release ‘lost album’ by the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
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Real World Records to release ‘lost album’ by the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

The launch of the album is being supported in part by the British Council. A new album of unheard recordings by the Pakistan musical icon Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan will be released on 20 September 2024, 34 years after they were recorded. The ‘lost album’ — named Chain of Light  was discovered in the tape archives of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, the label that signed Khan in 1989 and released a series of universally acclaimed albums with him throughout the 1990s. The launch of the album is being supported in part by the British Council. Joined by his eight-strong party of singers and musicians, Chain of Light presents four traditional qawwalis (Sufi Islamic devotional songs)  including one which has never been heard before and captures Khan at the height of his vocal capabilities i...
The First Unit of Suki Kinari Hydropower Station Successfully Start-up Wet Testing
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The First Unit of Suki Kinari Hydropower Station Successfully Start-up Wet Testing

The first unit (Unit 4) of Pakistan Suki Kinari Hydropower Station, the largest hydropower power station invested and constructed by China Energy Construction Overseas Investment Co., Ltd, was successfully start-up and formally entering the wet testing phase. Personnel from China Energy Construction Overseas Investment Co., Ltd, SK Hydro Co Ltd and participating construction units jointly witnessed this exciting moment on site. Representatives of resident military and the owner's engineers also attended the startup ceremony. The Unit 4 of SK Hydropower Station successfully passed a series of tests after starting-up, with smoothly running state, and meets the design requirements. Subsequently, Unit 4 will conduct dozens of tests such as temperature stability test and overspeed test to e...