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January 15, 2019 5:46 PM Pakistan culture week to be celebrated in Chengdu in September

BEIJING: Pakistan and China are iron brothers and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is a flagship project of the BRI. In order to deepen Pakistan and Sichuan’s ties and befittingly celebrate the Pakistan-China ties, Chengdu Chamber of Commerce for Commercial Services (CCCCS) will organize a Pakistan Cultural Week in Chengdu”, stated by President of CCCCS 28

January 15, 2019 1:43 AM US officials due today for talks on Afghan peace process

WASHINGTON: Two key US officials — special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Deputy Assistant to the US president Lisa Curtis — are expected in Islamabad on Tuesday for talks aimed at ensuring the success of a US-backed peace initiative for Afghanistan. The US Department of State announced last week that Mr Khalilzad is visiting India, China, Pakistan and Afghanistan 32

January 15, 2019 12:00 AM Pakistani diplomat visits Xinjiang

BEIJING: Diplomats from Pakistan and other regional countries visited Xinjiang region last week, and got highly impressed by the recent measures taken by the Chinese government for ensuring peace and prosperity for their people. The regional government of the region has invited diplomatic envoys and representatives from Pakistan, Russia, Kazakhstan 16

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Trump thinks Pakistan locates in Middle East

TEXAS: During a border patrol meeting with officials, US President Donald Trump appeared to imply that Pakistan is located in the Middle East. Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case for the border wall as a partial US government shutdown tied to the issue stretched into its 22nd day with no sign of new talks to resolve 13

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM EU, Nato should agree on joint position towards Huawei: Poland

WARSAW: The European Union and NATO should work on a joint position on whether to exclude Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei from their markets, Poland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, said on Saturday. Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations, officials 16

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM US Navy chief heads to China

WASHINGTON: The head of the US Navy will visit his Chinese counterpart next week, officials said Friday, as the two powers seek to reduce military risks amid ongoing trade tensions. Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson will travel to Beijing and Nanjing from January 13-16, when he will meet with Vice Admiral Shen Jinlong, who commands the People’s 19

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM China seeks consular to Huawei employee arrested in Poland

BEIJING: China is seeking consular access for Huawei employee Wang Weijing who was arrested in Poland over espionage allegations, state media reported on Saturday. Citing China’s foreign ministry of affairs, state broadcaster CCTV said Beijing is “closely following” the detention of Wang Weijing and has asked to arrange a consular visit “as soon as possible 16

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Duty-free China markets access urged

KARACHI: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has sought duty-free access to Chinese market for exports from the industry setup in Gwadar Free Zone, a statement said on Friday. A delegation led by FPCCI President Daaroo Khan Achakzai called on China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC) Chairman Zhang Baozhong and discussed 15

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM China weighs diversifying agro imports from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing on Friday said his country was seriously considering enhancing import of potato, cherry, wheat, besides increasing investments in other sectors of economy to strengthen business ties between the two countries. “Chinese government would also formally invite Pakistani experts to monitor the hybrid rice seed expertise 16

January 12, 2019 12:00 AM Government raises drug prices up to 15 percent

KARACHI: The government kicked off 2019 with drug prices raised by between 9.0 percent and 15 percent to provide much-needed relief to the local manufacturers after massive rupee devaluation in recent months, an official said on Friday. Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP) said the current increase is due to 30 percent decrease in value of rupee 16