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Australia and Pakistan have a longstanding and warm friendship: Australian Parliamentary Secretary

November 6, 2013 | Misc.

Islamabad, November 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): The first official meetings between the new Australian and Pakistani Governments took place this week in Islamabad with the visit to Pakistan of Senator the […]

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Third group sent to PNG under regional settlement arrangement

August 7, 2013 | Government Institutions

Islamabad, August 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship today confirmed the successful transfer to Papua New Guinea of a third group of 39 asylum seekers subject to new regional settlement arrangement. Under the new arrangement signed with PNG on July 19, unauthorised arrivals will be sent to PNG for assessment and […]

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Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship confirms successful transfer to Papua New Guinea of a third group of 39 asylum seekers

August 6, 2013 | Government Institutions

Islamabad, August 06 2013 (PPI-OT): The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship today confirmed the successful transfer to Papua New Guinea of a third group of 39 asylum seekers subject to new regional settlement arrangement. Under the new arrangement signed with PNG on July 19, unauthorised arrivals will be sent to PNG for assessment and […]

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Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship confirms successful transfer to Papua New Guinea of second group of 39 asylum seekers

August 2, 2013 | Government Institutions

Islamabad, August 02, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship today confirmed the successful transfer to Papua New Guinea of the second group of 39 asylum seekers subject to new regional settlement arrangement. “This latest transfer to Manus Island sends the clearest possible message that coming to Australia by boat is not the […]

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Australian Government congratulates Pakistan and its people on successful completion of elections

Islamabad, May 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Australian Government congratulates Pakistan and its people on the successful completion of its elections on May 11, 2013. These elections will see the first transfer of power from one democratically elected civilian government to another in the country’s 66 year history. The Australian Government is encouraged by the high […]

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Australian High Commissioner announces staging of reception called Australia Day in Spring

Islamabad, April 17, 2013 (PPI-OT): Featuring Sydney performers ‘Chrome’ for 1st time in Pakistan the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Peter Heyward today announced the staging of an Australian reception called “Australia Day in Spring‟ at the Avari Towers Hotel. It will feature a performance by unique Sydney performance trio “Chrome”. Mr Heyward was joined […]

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Australia announces US$13 million commitment to fund Balochistan agricultural project

Islamabad, April 17, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Peter Heyward today announced a 4 year US$13 million commitment to fund an agricultural development project in six remote western districts of Balochistan. Mr Heyward made the announcement in Karachi on the eve of the annual “2013 Australia Day in Spring” reception. He was […]

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Australia announces $4.2 million to support Election Commission of Pakistan

April 17, 2013 | Government Institutions

Islamabad, April 17, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Peter Heyward today announced an additional US$4.2 million commitment to support the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The funding is additional to Australia’s initial contribution of US$3.2 million provided in 2011-12, bringing Australia’s total contribution to the ECP to US$ 7.4 million. “Australia is […]

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Australia celebrates successes of Pakistani scholarship awardees

February 27, 2013 | Government Institutions

Islamabad, February 27, 2013 (PPI-OT): AusAID held an Australia Awards ceremony in Islamabad to celebrate 33 Pakistani students’ successful completion of training programs. The training was under the Australia Pakistan Agriculture Scholarships short course awards and Foundation Awards initiatives. Mr. Scott Dawson, the First Assistant Director General of AusAID’s South and West Asia Division, gave […]

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Inaccurate reporting on Australia’s Offshore Humanitarian Programme

February 21, 2013 | Misc.

Islamabad, February 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): Reporting in a newspaper article “2,500 Hazara families offered asylum” on 21 February 2013 is incorrect. Australia is sympathetic to communities affected by sectarian violence and acts of terrorism. While Australia’s offshore Humanitarian Programme has been increased in 2012–2013, there are no new arrangements for particular ethnicities or people from […]

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Australia promotes trade, cooperation and development with Pakistan dairy farmers

Islamabad, January 31, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’s expanding dairy sector offers exciting opportunities for trade, cooperation and development between Pakistan and Australia, the Australian High Commissioner HE Peter Heyward said in Lahore last night. Addressing a dairy and livestock industry reception at the Avari Hotel Lahore, High Commissioner Heyward praised Pakistan’s dairy companies for their significant […]

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Australia supports Human Rights NGOs in Pakistan

December 13, 2012 | Misc.

Islamabad, December 13, 2012 (PPI-OT): To mark International Human Rights Day, Australian High Commissioner Peter Heyward announced major human rights funding to the Acid Survivors Foundation and the Jinnah Institute under Australia’s Human Rights Grants Scheme. Both groups will receive A$100,000 (PKR10 million) towards their important projects. Australia supports civil society organisations and human rights […]

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