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China, Pakistan to begin second phase of trade talks next week

Pervaiz Malik has asked China to revise the existing free trade Date : September 9, 2017 Reporter : ANI Lahore [Pakistan], September 9 (ANI):Pakistan Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik has asked China to revise the existing free trade agreement (FTA) on the less-than-equal reciprocity principle ahead of the eighth round of negotiations on the second phase of the FTA to be held in Beijing on September 14 and 15. "We will demand an early-harvest programme in the existing FTA that will cover 100 items of Pakistan's export interest," the Dawn quoted Malik, as saying. ...Full Story

POLITICS

Chinese visas are becoming difficult to get: Pak business community

Date : September 2, 2017 Reporter : BNN China Pakistan relation Karachi [Pakistan], September 02 (ANI): Business community in Pakistan has expressed its concerns over Chinese visa saying that visas are becoming increasingly difficult to get. Whereas, a rise in Chinese nationals coming to ...Full Story

BUSINESS

China, Pakistan to begin second phase of trade talks next week

Date : September 9, 2017 Reporter : ANI Pervaiz Malik has asked China to revise the existing free trade Lahore [Pakistan], September 9 (ANI):Pakistan Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik has asked China to revise the existing free trade agreement (FTA) on the less-than-equal reciprocity principle ahead of the eighth round of negotiations on ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Coal mine blast kills five in Pakistan

Date : April 3, 2016 Reporter : Trend Gas explosion inside a coal mine At least five people have been killed and eight others sustained injuries as a result of a gas explosion inside a coal mine in northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan, Press TV reported.> Trend Local officials said ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Death toll in Lahore suicide bombing rises to 26

Date : July 25, 2017 Reporter : News24 An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility Lahore - A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility. Senior police ...Full Story

HISTORY

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of Independence amidst huge fanfare, as leaders rake up Kashmir issue

Date : August 13, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Festivities in Pakistan started with a 31-gun salute ISLAMABAD, Pakistan 14 August- As Pakistan celebrated 70 years of independence with great pomp and fanfare, top leaders reiterated their support for Kashmir’s right to self-determination. The festivities in Pakistan started ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Rare Ride to Promote Women Rights in Pakistan

Date : May 10, 2017 Reporter : BNN/VoA Nine-and-a-half day ride on her bicycle to the Khunjerab Pass ISLAMABAD - Pakistani sportswoman, Guliafshan Tariq, is traveling on her motorbike across the country's northwestern mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province to promote women's empowerment and rights in a male-dominated Pakistani ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Over 50 dead after bus-oil tanker collision in Karachi, Pakistan

Date : January 11, 2015 Reporter : Trend The accident occurred on the country´s Super Highway At least 50 people were killed after a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi early Sunday morning, said a local official. Karachi Commissioner Shoaib Siddiqui told the media that ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Pak govt. to make Quran teaching compulsory in public schools

Date : April 20, 2016 Reporter : ANI Teaching Quran be made compulsory in all public schools Islamabad, Apr. 20 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister of State for Education and Professional Training Engr, Muhammad Baligh ur Rahman on Wednesday said the government was making an effort in formulating the teaching Quran be made ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Pakistan lifts ban on YouTube after Google offers localized version

Date : January 18, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has decided to lift a ban on video sharing website YouTube after nearly four years with Google offering a localized version, which the government will be able to monitor for the removal of any material considered ...Full Story

TRAVEL

U.S. issues travel warning to its citizens visiting South Asian countries

Date : March 8, 2017 Reporter : ANI Travel warning to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh Washington D.C. [United States], Mar. 7 (ANI): The United States has issued a travel warning for its citizens visiting Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh citing that terrorist groups in South Asia could be planning attacks in the ...Full Story

SPORTS

Hundreds of militants killed in Pakistan

Date : June 16, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Military has launched a major offensive at North Waziristan BANNU, Pakistan - Nearly 200 militants have been killed in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan where military has launched a major offensive to "finish off" terrorists "once and for all", officials said. The ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi admits item numbers inspired by Bollywood

Date : March 25, 2015 Reporter : ANI Defending himself on a recent Facebook remark Washington, March 25 (ANI): Hamza Ali Abbasi has admitted that the item numbers shown in Pakistani cinema are a trend picked up from India, but he doesn't understand the need for it. While defending himself on a recent Facebook ...Full Story

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