February, 2021


Pakistan urges broadening UN’s initiative to counter coronavirus misinformation to include other diseases

UNITED NATIONS/ New York Reaffirming its support to a UN initiative aimed at countering misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic by spreading fact-based information about the disease, Pakistan has called for broadening its scope to include other diseases such as polio and Hepatitis. “We think that this effort may be continued in a much broader scope and should include, not only other diseases that come in the crossfire of misinformation, but also on clearing the misconception about getting vaccinated,” Mariam Shaikh, press counsellor at the Pakistan Mission to the UN, saidRead More

No change in Pakistan’s principled position on Jammu and Kashmir dispute: FO Spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday reiterating its desire for peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes with India including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute emphatically stated that there was no change in its principled position. “Pakistan has always maintained that we want peaceful resolution of all outstanding disputes, including the internationally recognized dispute of Jammu and Kashmir. There is no change in our principled position,” said Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri while responding to a question during a weekly press briefing. To another question regarding the Afghan Transit Trade, the Spokesperson added,Read More

Pakistan Ambassador in Belgium urges Diaspora to benefit from Roshan Digital Account facility

Islamabad: Ambassador of Pakistan to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg, Zaheer A. Janjua on Friday appreciating the Pakistani community for record remittances to the country urged them to benefit from the Roshan Digital Account facility to transfer their funds to homeland. Ambassador Janjua expressed these views during the 2nd monthly Khuli Katchery he held in virtual format with Pakistani Diaspora in Belgium and Luxembourg. The event was organized by the Embassy of Pakistan, Brussels, in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, to maintain close engagement with Pakistani DiasporaRead More

UNICEF begins shipping syringes for the global rollout of COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX

NEW YORK: UNICEF has sent 100,000 syringes and 1,000 safety boxes for COVID-19 vaccinations to the Maldives by air freight from UNICEF’s humanitarian warehouse in Dubai—part of the first wave of COVID-19-related syringe shipments to begin rolling out in the coming days. Others in the first wave of shipments include Côte d’Ivoire and São Tomé and Príncipe.  The 0.5 ml syringes and safety boxes are expected to arrive in Malé, Maldives on Tuesday. Over the next few weeks, UNICEF will ship more than 14.5 million 0.5 ml and 0.3 ml auto-disable syringes toRead More

New York State Assembly proclaims Feb. 5 as ‘Kashmir Day’; Pakistanis observe Solidarity Day with fervour

NEW YORK : New York became the first state in the United States to proclaim February 5 as “Kashmir Day” on Friday when Pakistani and Kashmiri communities across the country observed Kashmir Solidarity Day, voicing full support to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for the exercise of their U.N.-promised right to self-determination. The New York State Assembly marked Feb. 5 as “Kashmir Day” by adopting a resolution by a voice vote, a significant development that was the result of years of efforts by the American-Pakistani Advocacy Group (APAG). “The StateRead More

U.N. recognizes threat to Pakistan posed by Afghanistan-based TTP, JuA terrorists

UNITED NATIONS / New York: A new United Nations report has acknowledged the action taken by Pakistani government against individuals engaged in terrorist activities, and goes on to say that terror group Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was responsible for over 100 ‘cross-border’ attacks within three months last year. On its part, Pakistan has consistently highlighted the terrorism threat from the TTP. In its 27th report to the United Nations Security Council, under the United Nations (UN) monitoring team that tracks Al Qaeda, Islamic State and other extremist groups points to theRead More