October, 2020


Foreign Office holds an event to celebrate 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

Islamabad:   An event was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today, in collaboration with the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi graced the occasion, attended by the Foreign Secretary, Heads of Diplomatic Missions and UN agencies based in Islamabad, as well as senior government functionaries. The UN Secretary General addressed the gathering through a video message. The UN Resident Coordinator in Pakistan, Mr. Julien Harneis, delivered a statement highlighting UN activities in Pakistan. A femaleRead More

Pakistan warns India any misadventure in GB, AJK to meet ‘full spectrum response

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday warned India of a “full spectrum response” in case of any misadventure in Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) or Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). As Gilgit Baltistan gears up for general elections on November 15, the Foreign Office spokesperson in reaction to “ironic and provocative” statements of senior Indian political and military leaders said any misadventure by India would invite a befitting response. “In case of any misadventure by India, Pakistan’s actions will speak louder than India’s words,” Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said at a weekly press briefing. He said the IndianRead More

Dakar 2026: New opportunities arise from postponement of the Youth Olympic Games

Swaziland: The Coordination Commission for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026 concluded today (21 October) two days of virtual meetings that focused on the progress being made by the Local Organising Committee as it prepares to host the first-ever Olympic event on the African continent. Speaking after the meeting, Coordination Commission Chair Kirsty Coventry said: “We’re encouraged to see the progress being made by the team in Dakar during what has been an incredibly difficult period for humanity. This has been made possible by the solidarity shown across theRead More

1 in 6 children lives in extreme poverty,  World Bank-UNICEF analysis shows The pre-COVID-19 analysis reveals that 356 million children struggle to survive on less than $1.90 a day, two-thirds of them in sub-Saharan Africa

 NEW YORK/WASHINGTON D.C:  An estimated 1 in 6 children – or 356 million globally – lived in extreme poverty before the pandemic, and this is set to worsen significantly, according to a new World Bank Group-UNICEF analysis released today.  Global Estimate of Children in Monetary Poverty: An Update notes that sub-Saharan Africa – with limited social safety nets – accounts for two-thirds of children living in households that struggle to survive on an average of $1.90 a day or less per person – the international measure for extreme poverty. South AsiaRead More

Pakistan wins election to the UN Human Rights Council

New York / Islamabad Pakistan has been re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) with an overwhelming majority securing 169 votes in the 193-member UN General Assembly. Elections were held in New York earlier today. Among the five candidates from the Asia-Pacific region vying for four seats, Pakistan secured the highest number of votes. Pakistan is currently serving on the HRC since 1 January 2018. With its re-election today, Pakistan will continue as a member for another three-year term commencing on 1 January 2021. Since the HRC’s establishmentRead More

U.S. Government has spent more than $ 100 Billion on Cyber security over the past Decade.

Islamabad: Cyber Attacks. How to protect yourself Who’s watching you online 5 ways to prevent cyber crime. Marten Mickos Chief Executive Officer, Hacker One, informed  Around the word each day 294 billion emails are sent 90% of them are spam in this email based on information ,Phonographs ,Medical information’s,money, Identity , 556 Million people fall victim to cyber crime every year. that 12 people every second. how to protect him is same thinking in online digital world. 88% of phishing attacks worldwide involve users clicking a link . passwords complicatedRead More

Pakistan’s highest-level participation in the 75th session of the UN General Assembly: commitment to multilateralism, forceful diplomacy on IIOJK, and contribution to addressing contemporary world challenges

Islamabad: Pakistan participated at the highest level in the opening segment of the UN General Assembly’s annual session from 21 September to 1 October 2020.This year’s session was of enhanced significance due to the United Nations75th anniversary celebrations. Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to multilateralism; exposed egregious violations of human rights and international law in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK); called for realization of the Kashimirs’ right to self-determination; and articulated Pakistan’s perspective on a host of contemporary global and regional challenges. The limitations imposed by COVID-19Read More

irresponsible behavior of Armenia in itself is a serious violation of its obligation under international humanitarian law.Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Baku/ Islamabad: There is an increasing number of reports indicating Armenia’s irresponsible attempts to exploit journalists, both its own nationals and citizens of third countries in the course of its ongoing military operations against the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is of particular concern that in some cases while bringing journalists and other media professionals into the theatre of active military operations Armenia, apparently on purpose, does not take necessary measures with a view to clearly distinguishing them from combatants. This irresponsible behavior of Armenia in itself is a serious violationRead More

German Missions in Pakistan invite to celebrate together 30 years of German unity

 Islamabad: On 3rd October 2020, Germany is celebrating the 30th anniversary of German reunification, a major event in German history. As a precautionary measure in the pandemic, the German missions in Pakistan must sadly refrain from the usual German national day festivities this year. Instead, the German Embassy Islamabad and the German Consulate General in Karachi decided to go online and will host a virtual concert with famous Pakistani singer Zoe Viccaji on Saturday, 3rd October 2020 at 7 pm which will be streamed on the Embassy’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. Everyone is cordially invited to joinRead More