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Pakistan Need Indian Cotton

Pakista need to Import of vegetable from India favorable for inflation. Further more Import of raw material from India favorable for pharmaceutical during Covid years are essential. May 2020, Pakistan lifted the ban on import of medicines and raw material from India to ensure there is no shortage of essential drugs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pakistan’s textile ministry headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan has recommended the lifting of a ban on the import of cotton from India to bridge the raw material shortfall the country’s textile sector was facing, according to a media report on Tuesday.


The Ministry of Textile Industry has sought permission from the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet to lift the ban on import of cotton and cotton yarn from India, the Dawn News reported, quoting official sources.


We already submitted the summary to the ECC more than a week ago to lift the ban, an official said, adding the decision of the coordination committee will then be placed before the federal Cabinet for formal approval.


Prime Minister Khan, as in-charge of the Commerce and Textile Ministry, has already approved the summary to be placed before the ECC, the report said.
The low yield of cotton bales in Pakistan has created problems, paving the way for import from India.


The government’s decision to consider lifting the ban from India came as a big relief for the value-added textile sector, which seeks access to cheap raw materials.

Pakistan Textile Exporters Association Chairman Khurram Mukhtar in a tweet said that import of raw cotton, yarn and grey fabric from India will bridge the gap in demand and supply. It will enable Pakistani exporters to continue growth momentum, he said.

Currently, cotton and yarn imports are allowed from all countries except India.
Pakistan suspended trade ties with India after New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in 2019.Pakistan media reports.

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Pakistan Sacks FM

The newly-appointed Finance Minister Hammad Azhar seems to a big fan of Prime Minister Imran Khan, even during the early days of the premier’s political career.

A notification for the appointment of Hammad Azhar as the new finance minister was issued by the Cabinet division Tuesday.

Azhar has been given an additional portfolio of this ministry. He will still also be the federal minister for industries and production.

Pakistan’s prime minister has sacked the country’s finance minister over his failure to control inflation. Imran Khan also decided to bring a major reshuffle in his cabinet as the government is struggling to revive the economy.

This is the third finance minister appointed by Prime Minister Imran Khan in the last two and half years. Hammad Azhar, the minister for industries, has been appointed as the new finance minister after incumbent Hafiz Shaikh was sacked by the premier. Shaikh, who has vast experience of working with international financial institutes and even previously served as finance minister, has been blamed for failing to control the inflation.

Pakistan’s economy has been struggling since Prime Minister Khan took charge in August 2018. Last year the country reported a negative economic growth while the forecast for the current fiscal year does not look promising either. The sluggish economic growth has led to unprecedented inflation, causing problems for the common people.

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Rebecca Welch Referee

Rebecca Welch, from County Durham, will become the first female referee appointed to take charge of an EFL game.

Rebecca Welch has become the first female referee to be appointed to a game in the English Football League, it has been announced.

Welch, 37, will preside over the League Two clash between Harrogate Town.

Tweet Referee association:RefsAssociation Rebecca Welch becomes the first female referee to be appointed to an @EFL game as she takes charge of Harrogate Town v Port Vale on Monday 5th April.

In 2010, Amy Fearn became the first woman to referee part of a men’s EFL game when she came on as a second-half replacement for a Championship clash between Coventry and Nottingham Forest.

But Welch is the first woman to be in charge of a whole match.She has refereed in the National League for the past three years and presided over the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

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EAM Meet Tajikistan President

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar discusses bilateral issues with Tajikistan President

External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar today discussed expanding bilateral economic and development cooperation with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe. He appreciated Mr Rahmon’s assessment of the Afghan situation.

Dr Jaishankar also met his Kazakhstan counterpart Mukhtar Tileuberdi on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference. In a tweet, the Minister said they reviewed bilateral and international cooperation.

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WHO Covid Origin Probe Reports

WHO carrying Covid episode is questionale with many question still need to answers.Presenting probe of origin of Covid proves International Insitution play defend nations game those who fund their existence.

The reasearch amount of million dollar funded by china in wohan vrology lab and US funds withdarwn because of reasearch anti human lethal to human life complete tale missing but China dictates selective words and brings WHO worded reports to its order.Media too present the lethal virus has developed from unkown animal what soet of fictional tale narration.Multi million dollar reaseach in wuhan virology lab turn mystic.WMD in chemicals is not new sciemces,world has in its memories Sadam Of Iraq,Union Carbide Gas tragedy still effect new borns since 1984,Nuclear plants leaks in Russia Japan etc.

WHO to release report on origins of COVID-19 today

@The novel human coronavirus disease COVID-19 has become the fifth documented pandemic since the 1918 flu pandemic.

Recentlt DG WHO said, Data was withheld from World Health Organization investigators who traveled to China to research the origins of the coronavirus epidemic, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.

The United States, the European Union and other Western countries immediately called for China to give “full access” to independent experts to all data about the original outbreak in late 2019.

One of the team’s investigators has already said China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to the WHO-led team, potentially complicating efforts to understand how the global pandemic began.“In my discussions with the team, they expressed the difficulties they encountered in accessing raw data,” Tedros said. “I expect future collaborative studies to include more timely and comprehensive data sharing.”

The inability of the WHO mission to conclude yet where or how the virus began spreading in people means that tensions will continue over how the pandemic started – and whether China has helped efforts to find out or, as the United States has alleged, hindered them.

“The international expert study on the source of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was significantly delayed and lacked access to complete, original data and samples,” Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Korea, Slovenia, Britain, the United States and the European Union said in a joint statement.

As of now, we can trace the first report and subsequent outbreak from a cluster of novel human pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, China, since 1st December 2019.

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially named this infectious disease coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on 12 February 2020. On 11 March 2020, the WHO finally made the assessment that COVID-19 can be characterized as a pandemic.

On January 14 this year, a ten member World Health Organization (WHO) expert team arrived Chinese city of Wuhan to  investigate into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic .

Under this background, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a news conference in Geneva yesterday that all hypotheses into the origins of the novel coronavirus are on the table and warrant complete and further study ahead of a long-awaited report that will be released today.

Tedros said the WHO received the full mission report over the weekend on the origins of the SARS-Cov-2 virus from the team that visited Wuhan earlier this year and this report was sent to member states under embargo. Approximately, 2.79 Million people have died so far from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of March 29, 2021.

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UNHR Concern Uyghurs

Rights experts concerned about alleged detention, forced labour of Uyghurs in China

UN experts are deeply concerned by alleged detention and forced labour of Muslim #Uyghurs. @WGBizHRs call for unhindered access to conduct fact-finding missions and urge global and domestic companies to scrutinize supply chains.

Independent UN human rights experts have urged companies to closely scrutinize their supply chains following concerns over the alleged detention and forced labour of Muslim Uyghurs in China, according to a statement issued on Monday. 

Biden administration declares Chinese actions in Xinjiang as’genocide’ Amid escalating tensions with Beijing, the Biden administration on Tuesday declared Chinese actions against the Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in Xinjiang as ‘genocide

United Nations (UN) human rights experts have raised serious concerns about the alleged detention and forced labour of Muslim Uyghurs in China. The experts have called for unhindered access to the country to conduct fact-finding missions and urged global and domestic companies to closely scrutinize their supply chains.

Several experts appointed by the Human Rights Council said they had received information that connected over 150 domestic Chinese and foreign domiciled companies to serious allegations of human rights abuses against Uyghur workers.

The Working Group on Business and Human Rights in a statement said they were deeply concerned by these allegations which, if proven, would constitute grave human rights abuses. Many businesses and factories implicated in the abusive practices are reportedly operating as part of supply chains of numerous well-known global brands, the experts added.

The UN experts have written to the Government of China as well as private businesses, both inside and outside of China that may be implicated in the alleged abuses. The UN Rights panel said they were ready to strengthen dialogue with the Government of China at the earliest opportunity. The panel said that an official visit to China including the Xinjiang region would be the ideal opportunity for such dialogue and to assess the situation based on free and unhindered access.

According to reports, Uyghur workers have reportedly been subjected to exploitative working and abusive living conditions. Working Group Chairperson Dante Pesce said Uyghur workers have allegedly been forcibly employed in low-skilled, labor-intensive industries, such as agribusiness, textile and garment, automotive and technological sectors .

Pesce has urged the China government to  immediately cease any such measures that are not fully compliant with international law, norms and standards relating to human rights, including the rights of minorities. They have also written to governments of 13 countries where the businesses are domiciled or headquartered.

Vice Chairperson of the Working Group Surya Deva said many businesses are also implicated in these allegations, either directly or through their supply chains. He said businesses must not turn a blind eye to this and must conduct meaningful human rights due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles.

Deva said the Chinese Government must create an environment conducive for all businesses operating in China to conduct human rights due diligence in line with international standards.

United Nations (UN) human rights experts have raised serious concerns about the alleged detention and forced labour of Muslim Uyghurs in China. The experts have called for unhindered access to the country to conduct fact-finding missions and urged global and domestic companies to closely scrutinize their supply chains.

Several experts appointed by the Human Rights Council said they had received information that connected over 150 domestic Chinese and foreign domiciled companies to serious allegations of human rights abuses against Uyghur workers.

The Working Group on Business and Human Rights in a statement said they were deeply concerned by these allegations which, if proven, would constitute grave human rights abuses. Many businesses and factories implicated in the abusive practices are reportedly operating as part of supply chains of numerous well-known global brands, the experts added.

The UN experts have written to the Government of China as well as private businesses, both inside and outside of China that may be implicated in the alleged abuses. The UN Rights panel said they were ready to strengthen dialogue with the Government of China at the earliest opportunity. The panel said that an official visit to China including the Xinjiang region would be the ideal opportunity for such dialogue and to assess the situation based on free and unhindered access.

According to reports, Uyghur workers have reportedly been subjected to exploitative working and abusive living conditions. Working Group Chairperson Dante Pesce said Uyghur workers have allegedly been forcibly employed in low-skilled, labor-intensive industries, such as agribusiness, textile and garment, automotive and technological sectors .

Pesce has urged the China government to  immediately cease any such measures that are not fully compliant with international law, norms and standards relating to human rights, including the rights of minorities. They have also written to governments of 13 countries where the businesses are domiciled or headquartered.

Vice Chairperson of the Working Group Surya Deva said many businesses are also implicated in these allegations, either directly or through their supply chains. He said businesses must not turn a blind eye to this and must conduct meaningful human rights due diligence in line with the UN Guiding Principles.

Deva said the Chinese Government must create an environment conducive for all businesses operating in China to conduct human rights due diligence in line with international standards.

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US Suspend Myanmar Trade

US suspends all trade engagement with Myanmar until elected government returns.

United States is immediately suspending all engagement with Myanmar under a 2013 trade and investment agreement until the return of a democratically elected government, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai said. Saturday was the bloodiest day of protests in Myanmar since the February 1 military coup with 114 people killed.

Five more were killed yesterday when thousands took to the streets again in opposition to the military returning to power after a decade. Tai said that Myanmar security forces’ killing of peaceful protesters, students, workers and labour leaders and children has shocked the conscience of the international community. Tai also said that these actions are a direct assault on the country’s transition to democracy and the efforts of the Burmese people to achieve a peaceful and prosperous future.

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Haqqani : Pakistan Be Apolegetic Bangladesh 1971

Pakistanis should ask their govt to apologise to Bangladesh for 1971: Former Pak diplomat Haqqani

Former Pakistani diplomat and scholar Hussain Haqqani has said that the people of Pakistan should urge their government to offer a formal apology for all the atrocities committed in 1971. Speaking in an online function organised by the Embassy of Bangladesh in Brussels, Haqqani said that Bangabandhu is not only the greatest Bengali of all time, he is one of the greatest leaders from South Asia and a great leader of the world comparable to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

He said Pakistan treated the then East Pakistan as the golden goose and never considered Bengalees as equals. Today, said Haqqani, Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing countries of the world.

Hussain Haqqani served as Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011. He is currently a senior fellow and director for South and Central Asia at Hudson Institute, US.

Joining the online discussion, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen said that though Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan sent a message at the last moment on the Independence Day of Bangladesh, it did not mention the apology for the genocide committed by its military against Bangladeshis in 1971. Dr. Momen said it was expected that Pakistan would apologise formally for the genocide committed by its military in 1971 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

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India-Australia Virtual Dialogue

6th round of India-Australia Dialogue on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation & Export Control takes place virtually

The sixth round of India-Australia Dialogue on Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Export Control was held today virtually. The two sides exchanged views on contemporary issues of mutual interest in the areas of nuclear, chemical, biological disarmament and non-proliferation, conventional weapons, outer space security and strategic export control.

The dialogue facilitated enhanced mutual understanding and appreciation of national perspectives and global developments on non-proliferation and disarmament issues that will contribute to the India- Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

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India France Quad Navy Drill

Indian Navy to take part in French Naval Exercise in Bay of Bengal along with other QUAD member Countries

India is to participate in France-led naval drill La Perouse for the first time in the Bay of Bengal next month.

Australia, Japan and the US will also participate in La Perouse, but India’s first-ever participation is seen as a significant step.

The exercise is scheduled between April 5 and 7.  After La Perouse, another important naval exercise, the India-French Varuna exercise, will also take place.

This time, it will also include the United Arab Emirates.