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Islamic Development Bank offers $500m for TAPI pipeline

ISLAMABAD: The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) an international Islamic financial institution based in Saudi Arabia has offered $500 million in loans finance the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India (Tapi) gas pipeline project, which will meet growing energy needs of three countries, an official says. Turkmenistan will contribute 85% of the …

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Pakistan lodges protest with India over ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violations

Pakistan on Tuesday lodged a protest with India over ‘unprovoked’ ceasefire violations across the Line of Control (LoC). Foreign Officer Director General (SA & SAARC) Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations on November 7, by Indian Forces across the …

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PM Nawaz congratulates Trump on election win

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his historic victory in the 2016 US Presidential elections. “On behalf of the government and people of Pakistan, and on my own behalf, I wish to extend to you and the people of the United States, our most sincere felicitations …

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At least one killed as London tram overturns

NEW YORK: Melania Trump brings poise and glamour to the presidency of her husband Donald Trump, and will become America’s first foreign-born first lady in two centuries. Elegant with a dazzling smile, the 46-year-old native Slovenian was at her husband’s side in New York early Wednesday when he declared victory …

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Taliban call on Trump to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan. “Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations.” Most importantly they should withdraw all their troops from Afghanistan,” the …

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Melania Trump: poise and glamour for Donald’s White House

NEW YORK: Melania Trump brings poise and glamour to the presidency of her husband Donald Trump, and will become America’s first foreign-born first lady in two centuries. Elegant with a dazzling smile, the 46-year-old native Slovenian was at her husband’s side in New York early Wednesday when he declared victory …

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Netanyahu congratulates Trump, a ‘true friend’ of Israel

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Donald Trump on his election as US president on Wednesday and called him “a true friend of the state of Israel.” “President-elect Trump is a true friend of the state of Israel, and I look forward to working with him to advance security, stability …

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Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations

Pakistan on Wednesday summoned Indian deputy high commissioner to protest over ceasefire violations by Indian forces on the Line of Control (LoC). Director General South Asia summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner at the Foreign Office and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian Forces at Khuirata and Battal sectors. The …

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German pharma giant divests interests

KARACHI: Germany’s Merck KGaA has executed a binding contract to divest its shareholding in Pakistan to Martin Dow Ltd, a leading pharmaceutical company in Pakistan. The companies also agreed on long-term agreements whereby the business in Pakistan will have access to Merck healthcare and life science portfolios, ensuring continued supply …

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Army chief witnesses night-dawn drill in Kharian

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif spent the Monday night in a field near Kharian and witnessed the night and dawn operations of the central command as part of army field exercises. According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the exercises were aimed at validating the …

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