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Foreign Policy

How good is our foreign policy?

How good is our foreign policy?

Pakistan appears to be losing out on its global outreach. The country’s national foreign policy is somehow not...
Published 02 Jul, 2022 04:10am
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Editorials

Foreign policy options

EDITORIAL: While national interests of a state are permanent and immutable the ways and means to preserve, protect...
Published 22 Jun, 2022 05:58am
PIDE, IRS sign MoU
Pakistan

PIDE, IRS sign MoU

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS), Tuesday,...
Published 11 May, 2022 04:58am
Hope glimmering through
Opinion

Hope glimmering through

2021 was tough. Virus became devious and devastating. Inflation sky-rocketed. Production was patchy. Unrest was...
Published 17 Jan, 2022 07:06am
Blasphemy law abuse: EU parliament adopts resolution calling for review of Pakistan’s GSP+ status
World

Blasphemy law abuse: EU parliament adopts resolution calling for review of Pakistan’s GSP+ status

  • The resolution was adopted unanimously with 681 Member of European Parliaments (MEPs) voting in favor of this resolution while 3 against it.
  • It calls on the Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) to immediately review Pakistan’s eligibility for GSP+ status and whether there is sufficient reason to initiate a procedure for the temporary withdrawal of this status.
Updated 30 Apr, 2021 10:09pm
Australia Cancels Belt and Road Deal with China, citing Inconsistency with Foreign Policy
World

Australia Cancels Belt and Road Deal with China, citing Inconsistency with Foreign Policy

  • On Wednesday, Australia announced that it would revoke the Victorian state government's deal to join the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, stating that it was inconsistent with the nation's foreign policy.
  • The Australian government passed legislation last year that introduced provisions allowing the state to redact any agreements with foreign countries that deemed to threaten national interest.
Updated 21 Apr, 2021 05:39pm
PM appreciates Russia's efforts for promoting Afghan peace process
Pakistan

PM appreciates Russia's efforts for promoting Afghan peace process

  • Imran says Russia's move to hosting the recent meeting of Extended Troika in Moscow is an important step in this regard
  • Premier reaffirmed Pakistan's resolve to expeditiously conclude the requisite legal process for the Pakistan Stream (North-South) Gas Pipeline project and commence the work as early as possible
Published 07 Apr, 2021 05:50pm
Malaysia is independent, says minister who called Chinese counterpart 'elder brother'
World

Malaysia is independent, says minister who called Chinese counterpart 'elder brother'

  • Hishammuddin Hussein, on his first visit to China as foreign minister, had expressed hope that he and Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi would pursue closer ties between the nations, including post-COVID-19 cooperation and fighting the pandemic.
  • "This is not the language and style that should be used in the world of diplomacy and international relations because it seems to put Malaysia's status as a foreign puppet," Anwar said on Saturday.
Published 03 Apr, 2021 06:49pm