“Western-bloc” cricket conspiracy targeted Pakistan Cricket, PCB chief

PCB chief claimed that "Western-bloc" cricket conspiracy targeted Pakistan Cricket leaving bad precedents, domino effect and hard lessons. Not only the two back to back pull-outs led Pakistan cricket financial losses but marred our reputation internationally.

FM Qureshi says Taliban’s recognition can wait, no rush

FM Qureshi during the high-level meetings at UNGA sidelines said that there is no rush to recognize the Taliban till they conform to international norms. However, he asserted that keeping Afghan assets and aid frozen as leverage will be counter-productive to Afghan stability.

Power tariff hiked by 40pc over three years

Since coming to power in 2018, the PTI government has increased power tariff by 40pc over a time span of three years; against NEPRA's recommendation.

Turkey determined to boost trade relations with US

Erdogan pointed out cooperation opportunities between Turkey and the US, including security, defense, and investments, and stated his belief that differences in opinions between countries can be overcome through dialogue, solidarity, and mutual respect.

Pakistan set to increase exports to China in future

As part of the second phase of the free-trade agreement, China, which is Pakistan’s largest trade partner, removed tariffs on more than 300 Pakistani commodities, including agricultural products and textiles, bringing the total number of tariff-free goods to 1,000.

Pakistan’s GDP growth projected at 4.2pc: Fitch

Fitch Solutions has predicted Pakistan's GDP to grow by 4.2% in fiscal year 2022 in its latest report, up from 3.9 percent in the FY21. The credit rating agency noted the increase in vaccination rates in the country, while forecasting the burden of imports on growth.

Turkey’s first lady attends screening of documentary “Ottoman America”

Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan attended the screening of a documentary film on Ottoman immigrants. The documentary not only reveals the deep-rooted history of the Muslim community in the United States but also includes the stories of different ethnic groups.

Cotton supply skyrockets despite drop in sowing

Minister for National Food Security and Research informed that around 2.69 million bales of cotton had been sent to the local ginning factories till September 15, 2021, against 1.04 million bales in the corresponding period of last year.

Biden to reject the idea of a new cold war between US & China

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the alarm that the US and China are facing the possibility of entering a new Cold War. However, President Biden will reject the notion that the world is on the brink of a new Cold War when he addresses the UNGA this week.

Two more Peugeot SUVs coming to Pakistan

Pakistan's Lucky Motor Corporation Limited (LMC), after the confirmation of the upcoming launch of subcompact crossover Peugeot 2008, has reportedly imported CBUs units of Peugeot 3008 and Peugeot 5008 for test and trial on roads.

France eyes momentum at UN on Iran nuclear deal talks

France has expressed high hopes for kick-starting stalled talks over Iran's nuclear deal. The foreign ministers of China, Russia, Germany, France, and Britain are expected to meet to try to relaunch talks aimed at getting the US back into the nuclear pact.

Pakistan urges UN to unfreeze Afghan assets amid economic collapse

The US froze $9.5 billion in Afghan central bank assets, wary of providing money that could be used by the Taliban. However, Pakistan said freezing assets is not going to help as the most urgent priority was averting an even deeper economic collapse.