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Ishaq Dar lauds services of Pakistani women diplomats

The Foreign Minister applauds them all and thanks them for their services and contributions

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Islamabad: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Monday lauded the services of Pakistani women diplomats for their tremendous contributions in the field of diplomacy.

In his message on social media platform X on the occasion of International Day for Women in Diplomacy, he said stalwarts like Begum Raana Liaquat Ali Khan, Madam Shaista Ikramullah, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and many other who broke barriers and set the path of hundreds of women diplomats who continue to represent Pakistan at the international stage with grace and dignity.

The Foreign Minister applauded them all and thanked them for their services and contributions.

 

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PM vows to completely eradicate polio from country

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif says the federal and provincial governments are working in unison with unflinching commitment to wipe out this menace forever

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday reaffirmed the resolve to completely eradicate polio from the country.

He was addressing a meeting of National Taskforce for Polio Eradication in Islamabad today, attended by Bill Gates and officials of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Prime Minister said the federal and provincial governments are working in unison with unflinching commitment to wipe out this menace forever.                     

He said it is in this spirit that we have undertaken five polio campaigns in the last six months.   

Shehbaz Sharif told the meeting that our polio eradication efforts will produce results in weeks and months.

He also mentioned other areas of mutual cooperation with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation including digitalization. The prime Minister thanked the Foundation for its speedy cooperation in this regard.          

He said digitalization will bring huge dividends to Pakistan's economy.                                        

He lauded and acknowledged the contribution of Bill Gates for suffering humanity especially in eradication of polio and malnutrition from Pakistan and in areas of mother and child healthcare.                 

Speaking on the occasion, Bill Gates said the Foundation's program to end polio from Pakistan will continue for next two and a half to three years to ensure absolute zero polio case in the country.  

 

 

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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Australia opt to bowl first against India

Both Australia and India are quite thrilled to take on each other in today’s clash at Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium

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Gros Islet:  Australia on Monday won the toss and decided to field against India in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8 stage match.

Australian captain Pat Cummins won the toss and invited Indian captain Rohit Sharma to bat first.

The crucial Super 8 stage match of the T20 World Cup is being held at Darren Sammy Cricket Stadium.

India had remained unbeaten in this tournament while Australia must win this match to reach the semi-finals after their loss to Afghanistan.

ICC T20 WORLD CUP 2024

TEAMS:

Australia: 1 Travis Head, 2 David Warner, 3 Mitchell Marsh (capt), 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.

India: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Virat Kohli, 3 Rishabh Pant (wk), 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Shivam Dube, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Jasprit Bumrah.

 

 

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