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GROWING INDIA-BELARUS COOPERATION

Mahwish Hafeez -The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko arrived in India on a two-day visit from September 11-12, 2017.  The invitation for this visit was extended by the President of India to the President of Belarus. This was the third visit to India by any Belarusian head of state. The earlier two visits took place in September 1997 and April 2007. However, this visit was particularly important as both India and Belarus are celebrating 25 years of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.

MARYAM NAWAZ WELCOMES SUSHMA IN PM HOUSE WITH WARM FEELINGS

Islamabad (Staff Report) Foreign Minister of India Sushma Sawraj met with daughter of PM Pakistan in Prime Minister house today. Sushma was welcome by Maryam in PM House where both had very warm meeting and exchanged pleasant remarks for each other. 

Maryam Nawaz said that people of both countries want peace and friendship. Sushma's visit will help restore nearness between the two countries. Pakistan and India can move forward to solving the problems. 

INDIA-PAKISTAN RESUME DIALOGUE WITH NEW NAME INCLUDING KASHMIR

ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (Staff Reporter + APP): Pakistan and India on Wednesday decided to resume the dialogue process to discuss and sort out all their outstanding issues under a new name "Comprehensive Bilateral Dialogue Process."

Pakistan, India agree to resolve all issues through dialogue: Sartaj

Islamabad- Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan clearly articulated its concerns on different issues with the Indian leadership during the one day visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the neighboring country. Addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi in Islamabad Wednesday, he said Nawaz Sharif undertook the visit to India with a clear vision based on strategic calculations and not just for a photo session.

Razia Sultana from India after Malala from Pakistan - UN Youth Courage Award for Education for UP Muslim teeanger

Islamabad ( Monitoring Desk+DNA ) Razia Sultana, a teenager from a village in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, was awarded the United Nations' Special Envoy for Global Education's Youth Courage Award for Education.

The award is in recognition of her efforts to help liberate 48 children from child labour bondage and motivate them to go to school. On Friday, the world learnt about Razia's struggle and courage as she recounted her tale to youth delegates from across the world in New York.

Dr Raghavan new Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Reporter + DNA) - Dr Raghavan has been appointed as the new Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, and is expected to take office by the end of June.According to a press release by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, Raghavan is expected to take up his assignment shortly. The current High Commissioner, Sharat Sabharwal, will retire on June 30. This will be the first high profile diplomatic transition in Islamabad after the formation of the new PML-N-led federal government in Pakistan.

Making a statement of peace at the highest peak on earth

Islamabad; 20 May 2013 -Together, the young Pakistani and Indian climbers placed the flags of India and Pakistan side by side on the highest peak on earth – making a statement of peace.
Pakistani Samina Baig and her brother Mirza Ali ensured that their country’s flag fluttered on the world’s highest summit.

Two twin sisters from India, Tashi and Nugshi, also accompanied Samina and Mirza.

But Samina and Mirza’s effort stood out because the two siblings managed to scale the peak on the 48th day of their expedition, without the use of supplementary oxygen.

" Mission Twins on Everest 2013 " Tashi and Nungshi, scale the highest peak simultaneuosly

Dehra Dun ; 20 May 2013 - While the Bahuguna brothers – Harsh Vardhan and Jai Vardhan – automatically come to mind in this capital city of Uttarakhand, when Mount Everest is mentioned, but there were celebrations since Sunday morning when news first came to town that the twin sisters, Tashi Mallik and Nungshi Mallik had scaled the highest peak in the world that very morning.

Normalising trade with India in Pak interest: Salman Bashir Interview with Pakistan High Commissioner to India

Nayanima Basu / New Delhi Jan 04, 2013, -With the deadline of December 2012 for Pakistan to grant the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India already over, there may be doubts whether the neighbouring country is serious about it. Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir tells Nayanima Basu his country is not reluctant to grant MFN status to India. The key to normalise trading relations with India, according to him, is implementation of the decisions already taken by both governments. Edited excerpts:

New Indo-Pak visa policy becomes effective

ISLAMABAD;December 18, 2012- New visa policy between India and Pakistan has become effective from December 17 instead of earlier agreed January 15, 2013. This was stated by Sharat Sabharwal, High Commissioner of India, during his meeting with the members of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry here on Monday. He said that substantial progress had been made in improving trade relations between the two countries.

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