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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
23,087
3924hr
Pakistan Cases
1,011,708
3,26224hr
6.6% positivity
Sindh
369,245
Punjab
353,695
Balochistan
29,681
Islamabad
85,947
KPK
142,139

Saudi Arabia

Saudi and UAE condemn Israel over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa
World

Saudi and UAE condemn Israel over Palestinian clashes at Al-Aqsa

  • Israeli police fired rubber bullets and stun grenades towards rock-hurling Palestinian youth at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque late on Friday.
  • The clashes at Islam's third holiest site and around East Jerusalem, which injured 205 Palestinians and 17 police officers, came amid mounting anger over the planned evictions.
Published 08 May, 2021 05:55pm
Shah Mahmood Qureshi invites Saudi Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan
World

Shah Mahmood Qureshi invites Saudi Foreign Minister to visit Pakistan

  • The two dignitaries agreed to work towards strengthening cordial relations between the two countries.
  • They reviewed every aspect of bilateral relations, discussing ways to enhance cooperation in diverse areas including trade, investment, infrastructure, energy, tourism, and manpower.
Published 08 May, 2021 05:01pm
Saudi Arabia formally acknowledges talks with Iran
World

Saudi Arabia formally acknowledges talks with Iran

  • On Friday, a Saudi Foreign Ministry official stated that talks between the Kingdom and Iran were aimed to reduce regional tensions, adding that Riyadh wants to see "verifiable deeds".
  • Sources have reported that the discussions remain focused on the dispute in Yemen and the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, with Iraq hosting more than one round of talks.
Updated 08 May, 2021 06:01pm
MBS receives PM
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MBS receives PM

KARACHI: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday landed in Jeddah on an important three-day official visit to Saudi...
Published 08 May, 2021 03:30am
Prime Minister Imran Khan embarks on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia
Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan embarks on a three-day visit to Saudi Arabia

  • The Prime Minister is accompanied by a delegation comprising senior ministers, and other members of his cabinet.
  • The two sides are expected to sign a number of bilateral agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs), mostly focused on the Saudi Green, the Middle East Initiative, and the Clean and Green Pakistan Movement.
Updated 07 May, 2021 08:11pm
PM Khan to leave on three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia today
Pakistan

PM Khan to leave on three-day official visit to Saudi Arabia today

  • During the visit, the PM will hold discussions with the Saudi leadership on key issues including economic, trade, investment, energy and job opportunities for the Pakistani workforce
  • A number of bilateral agreements and MoUs are expected to be signed during PM Imran's visit
Published 07 May, 2021 12:38pm
PM Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia tomorrow
Pakistan

PM Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia tomorrow

  • "PM Khan will also meet the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)," FO said.
  • A number of bilateral agreements/MoUs are expected to be signed during the premier's visit.
Published 06 May, 2021 01:05pm
PM Imran Khan addresses Pakistani envoys after probe launched against envoy to KSA

PM Imran Khan addresses Pakistani envoys after probe launched against envoy to KSA

The Pakistani Ambassador to Riyadh, Raja Ali Ejaz, and his staff were called back over the mistreatment of the Pakistani expat community by the envoy's staff.
  • The Foreign Office said in a statement that foreign embassies, high commissions, and consulates have been directed to extend maximum facilitation within their respective jurisdictions.
Published 05 May, 2021 09:39pm
MoFA recalls Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and six others over alleged corruption charges
World

MoFA recalls Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and six others over alleged corruption charges

  • On Thursday, the Foreign Office of Pakistan announced that it will be formally recalling the country's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Raja Ali Ejaz and six others with an inquiry to be conducted in the foreseeable future.
  • Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Thursday that a high-powered investigation has been launched against against Pakistan's Ambassador to Saudi Arabia for "not taking care of the labourers".
Updated 29 Apr, 2021 04:09pm
China, Middle East dominate executions in 2020: Report
World

China, Middle East dominate executions in 2020: Report

  • While 2020 saw an overall decline in the number of global death penalties, some countries increased the number of executions they carried out.
  • China is believed to be "the world's most prolific executioner", with Chinese authorities classifying the total number of death sentences and executions as state secrets, making them difficult to verify.
Updated 21 Apr, 2021 03:53pm
Saudi inflation rate eases further in March to 4.9%
Markets

Saudi inflation rate eases further in March to 4.9%

  • Annual inflation was 3.4% in 2020, picking up in the second half of the year after the VAT hike. The first half had seen mild inflation, following a deflationary trend in 2019, when the annual rate was -2.1%.
Published 15 Apr, 2021 12:04pm