2017 June : AsiaNet-Pakistan

Archive for June, 2017

Pakistani Farmers Get Tips via Text

June 27, 2017 |

WASHINGTON � The latest farm tools on the job in Pakistan are cell phones and satellites. A new program is using satellite data to estimate how much water a field needs, and then texting this information to farmers.

The hope …

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Activists Question China’s Response to Missionaries’ Murder in Pakistan

June 27, 2017 |

Religious rights activists are questioning Chinese authorities' handling of the aftermath of two missionaries from China, who were recently abducted and killed by the Islamic State (IS) group in Pakistan.

Instead of consoling the family and friends of the pair, …

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US, India Leaders Pledge to Boost Security, Trade Ties

June 27, 2017 |

WHITE HOUSE � U.S. President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are pledging to work together to boost security and trade ties.

The two countries look forward to working together on advanced defense equipment and technology at a …

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Pakistan Criticizes US Move to List Kashmiri Rebel Leader as Terrorist

June 27, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN � Pakistan has criticized the United States for declaring an anti-India Kashmiri rebel leader as a global terrorist and defended militants fighting New Delhi's rule in Kashmir as a legitimate" struggle for freedom.

The State Department on Monday …

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Modi Meets Trump with His Usual Greeting – Bear Hugs

June 27, 2017 |

NEW DELHI, INDIA � President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger.

Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during a visit to Washington, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the president's …

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Funerals Begin for Pakistan Tanker Fire Victims

June 26, 2017 |

Families in Pakistan began holding funerals Monday for the victims of the overturned oil tanker fire.

Officials say more than 150 men, women and children were killed Sunday when they rushed to the scene to gather leaking fuel. Authorities say …

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PUNJAB GOVT APPROVES FUNDS OF RS20M FOR CLEAN DRINKING WATER PROJECT IN SAHIWAL

June 26, 2017 |

Punjab Minister for Planning and Development Malik Nadeem Kamran has said Punjab government approves funds of 20 million rupees for a clean drinking water project in Sahiwal District.

Talking to the news men in Sahiwal today he said with this …

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PUNJAB GOVT APPROVES FUNDS OF RS20M FOR CLEAN DRINKING WATER PROJECT IN SAHIWAL

June 26, 2017 |

Punjab Minister for Planning and Development Malik Nadeem Kamran has said Punjab government approves funds of 20 million rupees for a clean drinking water project in Sahiwal District.

Talking to the news men in Sahiwal today he said with this …

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Growing Nuclear Arsenals Increase Concerns About Possible Pakistan-India War

June 26, 2017 |

India and Pakistan have fought three wars and have been on the brink of another several times, a worrying prospect given that both have growing stockpiles of nuclear weapons and questions about how secure they are.

The arms race between …

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GOVT DECIDES TO CONDUCT INQUIRY INTO AHMADPUR SHARQIA TRAGEDY

June 26, 2017 |

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif says a proper inquiry into Ahmedpur East oil tanker fire tragedy will be conducted to ascertain facts.

Speaking at the site of tragedy in Ahmedpur East today, he said inquiry is indispensable to avert such …

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At Least 150 Dead in Pakistan Tanker Explosion

June 25, 2017 |

Officials in Pakistan say an overturned oil tanker burst into flames Sunday, killing at least 150 men, women and children who had rushed to the scene to gather leaking fuel.Authorities say more than 100 people were injured in the explosion …

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China Brokers Deal Between Pakistan, Afghanistan For Managing Crisis-Hit Ties

June 25, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD �

China has brokered a deal between Pakistan and Afghanistan for the establishment of a bilateral crisis management mechanism to avoid any breakdown in mutual communications and contacts in the event of terrorist attacks on both sides of their …

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