Pakistan and Iran should tap vast scope in bilateral trade, economic cooperation: Bilawal
In meeting with his Iranian counterpart the foreign minister underscores the importance of the earliest completion of border markets to improve livelihood in the border region
Davos: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari Thursday emphasized that Pakistan and Iran should tap the existing vast scope in bilateral trade and economic cooperation through various institutional mechanisms and innovative ways to identify new sectors.
The foreign minister, in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Dr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to strengthen Pak-Iran fraternal ties in all areas of mutual interest.
He underscored the importance of the earliest completion of border markets to improve livelihood in the border region.
The foreign minister appreciated Iran’s steadfast support for the Kashmir cause, especially at the Supreme Leader level.
Foreign Minister Bilawal also thanked Foreign Minister Abdollahian for sending an Iranian aircraft to Pakistan which helped in extinguishing the forest fire in Balochistan.
In the context of the situation in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari noted that as neighbours, Pakistan and Iran had been closely coordinating.
He underlined that sustained engagement between the international community and the Interim Afghan government was critical to advance shared objectives of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Foreign Minister Abdollahian extended an invitation to the foreign minister to undertake a visit to Iran.
Punjab govt notifies summer vacations for schools from June 1
The Punjab School Education department announces two-month vacations
Lahore: The Punjab government issued notification of summer vacations for school kids on Thursday.
All state and private schools will observe a two-month summer vacation from the beginning of next month.
The vacataions for private and public schools will begin on June 1 and continue till July 31, the Punjab School Education Department said in the notification.
The notication has also advised private schools to spare students at 11am from May 27 to May 31 in the wake of ongoing heatwave.
Similarly, summer vacation in all public and private educational institutions in Sindh will be observed from June 1 to July 31.
Public and private educational institutes in Balochistan's summer zone districts are observing summer vacation from May 15 to July 31.
In Khyber Pakhthunkhwa, summer vacation in the summer zone would be observed from June 1 to August 14 and in the winter zone from July 1 to July 31.
Pakistan Navy seizes huge cache of drugs in Arabian Sea raid
Pakistan Navy is vigilant to counter any illegal activity and safeguard its maritime borders.
Karachi: Pakistan Navy during action in the Arabian Sea foiled a bid to smuggle narcotics worth millions of dollars.
According to PN’s spokesperson, Pakistan Navy Ship DEHSHAT in collaboration with PN air units seized approximately 4500 Kilograms of drugs at the North Arabian Sea. While undertaking maritime security operations, PNS DEHSHAT intercepted the suspicious dhow and recovered a large cache of drugs valued approximately 6.7 million dollars in the international market.
The spokesperson said that the successful operation by the Pakistan Navy in the seizure of a huge quantity of narcotics is a testimony to the fact that Pakistan Navy remains combatted to fulfill national and international obligations and maintaining good order at sea. Pakistan Navy is vigilant to counter any illegal activity and safeguard its maritime borders.
The successful execution of the anti-narcotics operation is a demonstration of the Pakistan Navy's resolve to deter and disrupt illegal activities in the maritime zone of Pakistan, the PN spokesperson said.
Pakistan 2 days ago
Govt decides to stop PTI's long march
Regional 1 day ago
“Long march”: Police use batons, tear gas to disperse PTI activists
Regional 2 days ago
Sindh announces summer vacations from June 1
Regional 2 days ago
“Long March”: Govt seals exit, entry points of Lahore
World 1 day ago
Delhi court to deliver quantum of sentence to Yasin Malik
Pakistan 1 day ago
PTI's Senator Ijaz Chaudhry arrested
Pakistan 7 hours ago
Another heatwave to grip Sindh from May 27: PMD
Pakistan 12 hours ago
Imran Khan calls off 'long march'; gives 6-day ultimatum