Pakistan has become investment-friendly country: President Alvi

LAHORE, Nov 21 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday said Pakistan had become an investment-friendly country due to effective economic policies of the government.

He was addressing the 5th China Agro Chemical (CAC) Pakistan Summit held at the Expo Centre here.

Urging the international community to invest in the country, he said there was a vast scope of investment in the country especially in the agriculture sector.

He said friendship of Pakistan and China was exemplary and the both countries understood their regional and cultural matters.

India can’t open disputed Siachen Glacier for tourism: FO

ISLAMABAD, Nov 21 (APP): The Foreign Office on Thursday categorically said that Siachen Glacier was a disputed territory, which India could not open for tourism.

“India has made attempts to occupy the territory of Siachen. The disputed land cannot be opened for tourists,” Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said here at a weekly press briefing.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had recently announced that tourists could access Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield between Pakistan and India, as both claim sovereignty over the entire territory.

IOK continues to simmer with anger against Indian moves

ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (APP): In Indian occupied Kashmir, 108 days on, the residents of the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions continue to simmer with anger and anguish over India’s illegal move of stripping the special status of the territory.

According to Kashmir Media Service, as part of a silent protest against this move and India’s occupation, people in the Valley have been staying away from businesses, educational institutions and offices. Public transport is also off the roads to a large extent.

PAKISTAN: PM welcomes release of two professors kept hostage in Kabul since 2016

ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (APP): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday welcomed the release of two professors kept hostage in Afghanistan since 2016.

“Pakistan welcomes release of professors Kevin King and Timothy Weeks in Afghanistan” the PM said in a tweet.

The prime minister appreciated the steps taken by all stakeholders involved to make it possible.

Pakistan resumes postal mail service with India

Islamabad, Nov 19, GANASHAKTI:  Pakistan has resumed postal mail service with India, nearly three months after it was suspended in the wake of India's decision to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistan media reported on Tuesday.

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

Pakistan test launches of nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile successfully

Islamabad, Nov 18 (PTI) Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile which can strike targets up to 650 kilometres, bringing many Indian cities under its range.

The test-firing of the Shaheen-I missile by the Pakistani military took place amidst Indo-Pak tensions over New Delhi revoking Jammu and Kashmir's special status.

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for medical treatment

Lahore, Nov 19 (PTI) Pakistan's ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday left for London in an air ambulance for medical treatment for multiple diseases, days after the Lahore High Court allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks and rejected the Imran Khan government's condition of furnishing an indemnity bond.

Sharif, 69, is accompanied by his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, his personal physician Adnan Khan and other personnel.

Taliban commanders part of swap for Western hostages arrive in Qatar: sources

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Three Taliban commanders who are part of a prisoner swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group have landed in Qatar, three Taliban sources familiar with the deal said on Tuesday.

The Afghan government’s decision to carry out the swap is seen as key to securing direct talks with the Islamist militants, who have, until now, refused to engage with what they call an illegitimate “puppet” regime in Kabul.

Inhuman lockdown enters 106th straight day in IOK

ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 (APP): In Indian occupied Kashmir, the inhuman lockdown imposed by India in the Kashmir valley and parts of Jammu region entered 106th straight day on Monday (Today).

According to Kashmir Media Service , though some restrictions have been eased in most parts of the territory yet the situation is still far from normal especially in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions where people are seething with anger over New Delhi’s anti-Kashmir moves.

Pakistan carries out training launch of ballistic missile: army

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan successfully carried out the training launch of Shaheen-I, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile, the army said on Monday.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani army, said, "The launch was aimed at testing the operational readiness of Army Strategic Forces Command, ensuring Pakistan's credible maximum deterrence."

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