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India’s claim of Karot Hydropower project’s harm to environment groundless: Researcher

BEIJING (Sarzameen News)- India’s claim that Karot Hydropower Project might affect its hydrological environment is groundless as the power station is located to India’s northwest and has nothing to do with rivers in India, said Hu Zhiyong, a research fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences’ Institute of International Relations. India’s concern over the project

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COAS arrives in Saudi Arabia, calls on Crown Prince

RIYADH (Sarzameen News)- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday during his visit to Saudi Arabia. During the meeting, the dignitaries reviewed bilateral relations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, particularly in the military field. They also discussed issues of common interest between the two countries. The meeting

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Foreign Secretary calls on President of Sri Lanka

COLOMBO (Sarzameen News)- Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua called on the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Maithripala Sirisena, in Colombo on Tuesday in his office. The Foreign Secretary highlighted the immense goodwill for Sri Lanka in Pakistan which continues to encourage us to further strengthen and deepen our bilateral relations. She also expressed Pakistan’s desire to especially expand the trade relations

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AIOU, JICA, UNESCO to strengthen cooperation in education sector

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)-  Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNESCO will further strengthen their collaborative partnership to promote non-formal learning system, laying greater focus on adult education and teaching of drop-out girls. The proposals to this effect were discussed during the visit to AIOU by Hirotaka Sekiguchi, a senior official of

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Finance Division directed to work with WB to ensure correct economic reporting

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Finance Minister, Senator Muhamamd Ishaq Dar has directed the Finance Division to proactively work with the World Bank (WB) to ensure correct reporting of economic data. Chairing a meeting at the Ministry of Finance, the Finance Ministry also directed to ensure timely and effective implementation of the various ongoing initiatives of the Ministry. The

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Special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan assures future cooperation to Ghani

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- British Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Owen Jenkins has reaffirmed his country’s continued support to Afghanistan, a statement from Presidential Palace said. During a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the British special envoy discussed issues pertaining to Afghanistan, South Asia and the region. The new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia was also discussed at the meeting. The Afghan president hailed British cooperation

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Form committees to check menace: Geelani asks people

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani has expressed serious concern over the growing incidents of braid chopping across Kashmir saying nothing good can be expected from authorities. “People should constitute Mohalla committees comprising vigilant youth volunteers and persons with credibility to check this menace,” the veteran pro-freedom leader said in a his recorded video

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Noted Afghan women rights campaigner dies in US

KABUL (Sarzameen News)- A courageous Afghan women rights campaigner has died of multiple system atrophy and a degenerative neurological disorder, a news report said on Sunday. After fleeing Afghanistan before the 1979 Soviet invasion, Sima Wali worked for the rest of her life to support the Afghan women under Taliban’s oppressive regime. The Washington Post reported Ms. Wali died

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Ashgabat to host regional conference on Afghanistan

ASHGABAT (Sarzameen News)- Kabul and Ashgabat have reviewed preparations for the 7th Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII). Ashgabat will host the event slated for November 14-15, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said. Deputy Foreign Minister Adela Raz led the Afghan delegation. A message from the ministry in Ashgabat said: “The Turkmen side noted that regional economic integration

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Locals, Congress protest as braid chopping incidents continue in Held Kashmir

SRINAGAR (Sarzameen News)- As the mysterious braid chopping incidents continued in Kashmir, the locals as well the opposition Congress on Saturday staged protest against the government’s failure over tracing the culprits behind these incidents. Fresh braid chopping incidents were reported in Boniyar area of Uri, in Sheeri area of Baramulla and Baderkoot area of Tangmarg. Naddem Khawaja, the

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