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PM Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO summit

The two-day summit is taking place in Kyrgyzstan

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June 13, 2019


Pakistan is participating in the World Nomad Games 2018

Pakistan had earlier expressed its wish to take part in the tournament

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September 3, 2018


SCO countries agree to boost connectivity

SOCHI: The member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization have expressed the determination to shape the organization into the most effective forum under the umbrella of common goals of closely knitted road, rail, and communication networks crossing huge swathes of South Asia, Central Asia up to Europe. In a joint communiqué, the 16th Meeting of the…

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December 2, 2017


Pakistan committed to early implementation of CASA-1000: PM

DUSHANBE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated commitment of Pakistan for early implementation of CASA-1000 project. He was addressing the Quadrilateral Session of CASA-1000 conference in Dushanbe on Thursday, which was also attended by President of the host country, President of Afghanistan, and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan. The Prime Minister said Pakistan needs energy for…

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July 6, 2017


PM to leave for Tajikistan tomorrow on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will pay a two-day official visit to Tajikistan from tomorrow at the invitation of President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon. He will also be accompanied by a high-level delegation. At Dushanbe, he will discuss with Tajik leaders issues pertaining to bilateral relations, economic cooperation, trade and investment, energy cooperation and…

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July 4, 2017


Kyrgyz opposition leader jailed for corruption

BISHKEK: A court in ex-Soviet Kyrgyzstan has jailed a prominent opposition leader for two months on corruption charges pending his trial, security services said Monday, after two days of protests in the fragile Central Asian country. A statement from the State Committee for National Security (GKNB) said Tekebayev had been charged with corruption and would…

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February 28, 2017


Kyrgyzstan blames pilot error for Turkish cargo plane hitting village

DACHA SUU: A cargo plane attempting to land in thick fog crashed Monday into a village near Kyrgyzstan’s main airport and killed at least 37 people, with authorities blaming “pilot error”. A massive section of the aircraft’s tail billowed smoke as rescuers searched for victims among the wreckage in the village of Dacha-Suu, home to…

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January 16, 2017


Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near…

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January 16, 2017


Istanbul airport bombers were Russian, Uzbek, Kyrgyz: Turkey

ISTANBUL: Three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers who killed 44 people in a gun and bomb attack at Istanbul’s main airport this week were Russian, Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals, a Turkish government official said on Thursday.

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July 1, 2016


Russia to set up joint air defence system with ex-Soviet allies

MOSCOW: Russia is working on setting up a joint air defence system with all of its ex-Soviet military allies, a senior official said Wednesday. “The merger of regional air defence systems will pave the way for creating a common air defence (system) over the entire territory of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation,” Nikolai Bordyuzha, the…

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June 8, 2016


Inauguration of Pakistan trade caravan in Dushanbe

DUSHANBE: After successfully holding the Trade Shows in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan Trade Caravan reached Dushanbe, Tajikistan on its final leg. The two-day Caravan (24-25 May 2016) was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Kamolidinzoda Ilyosiddin Jamaliddin, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Mr. Said Sharif, Chairman of the Tajik Chamber of Commerce and…

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May 25, 2016


CASA-1000 power project launched

DUSHANBE: The Central Asia South Asia (CASA) 1000 power project was launched on Thursday near Dushanbe in Tajikistan. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, Chief Executive Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah and Kyrgyzstan’s PM Sooronbay Jeenbekov jointly launched the project. The CASA-1000 is a flagship project, and the first of its kind that will link…

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May 12, 2016


Tale of an aspiring Pakistani footballer

Pakistan is a Cricket loving nation and none other sports can match the love that Pakistanis have for Cricket. That is one of the reasons of the downfall of our national game Hockey because people lost their interest in hockey may be due to lack of funding and that support which is given to cricket. But…

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December 22, 2015


President Mamnoon attends China’s grand Victory Parade

BEIJING: President Mamnoon Hussain along with other world leaders on Thursday attended the China’s grand military parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of its victory in the Second World War.

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September 3, 2015


PM arrives in Kyrgyzstan capital

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived here Thursday on a two-day official visit. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Temir Sariyev and First Lady received Prime Minister Sharif and Begum Kalsoom Nawaz at the Bishkek International Airport. Prime Minister Sharif was given guard of honour on his arrival. The Prime Minister's delegation included Minister for Commerce Khurram…

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May 21, 2015


PM leaves for Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan from May 20 to 22 for promoting bilateral ties, especially in the field of energy, trade and communications. Foreign Office Spokesman, giving the details of the visit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif starting today (Wednesday) said the main focus of visit will be to review…

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May 19, 2015


Kyrgyzstan could be “new Afghanistan”, says president

BERLIN: The president of Kyrgyzstan warned in his first visit to the West on Tuesday his central Asian republic would suffer the kind of turmoil seen in the south of the region unless it consolidated democratic reforms.”If we don't develop democracy further in Central Asia or succeed in building a parliamentary democracy in Kyrgyzstan, then…

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December 11, 2012


Kyrgyzstan adopts new constitution

BISHKEK: Voters in Kyrgyzstan approved a new constitution Sunday that will reduce presidential powers and give more authority to an elected parliament. Election officials said with most of the votes counted, about 90 percent of voters had approved the new constitution in the nationwide referendum. Nearly 70 percent of the nearly 2.7 million eligible voters…

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June 28, 2010


Kyrgyzstan votes for new constitution

BISHKEK/OSH: Kyrgyzstan voted on Sunday to create Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy, its interim leader said, in a landmark referendum two weeks after an explosion of ethnic bloodshed. Roza Otunbayeva said the country had embarked on the path to establishing a “true people's democracy” in contrast to previous presidential systems in the former Soviet republic….

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June 27, 2010


UN launches $7m Kyrgyzstan aid appeal

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations is launching a $71 million emergency appeal for humanitarian aid for Kyrgyzstan, where about 400,000 people are displaced due to ethnic violence, the UN secretary-general said on Friday. “At this very moment OCHA is launching a $71 million flash appeal for Kyrgyzstan,” Ban Ki-moon told reporters. He was referring to…

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June 18, 2010


UN asked to send army in Kyrgyzstan

Staff Report BISHKEK: The group of volunteers in Kyrgyzstan demanded United Nation (UN) to send army for ending violence in country here on Tuesday. According to sources, there is long queue of blood donors in Bishkek hospitals. A group of volunteers in capital Bishkek of Kyrgyzstan protested in front of UN offices and appealed for…

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June 15, 2010