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1. President Zardari congratulates Egypt’s president-elect
Islamabad, Monday, 25 June 2012  
President  Asif  Ali  Zardari  congratulated  President-elect  Muhammad  Mursi  upon  being elected  as  the  President  of  Egypt. In  his  felicitation  message,  President  Zardari  said Mursi’s  victory  was  clear  manifestation  of  the  confidence  of  the  people  reposed  in  his leadership.
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

2. Iranian Foreign Minister delivers NAM Summit invitation to President
Karachi, Friday, 1 June 2012  
Foreign  Minister  of  Iran,  Dr.  Ali  Akbar  Salehi  called  on  President  Asif  Ali  Zardari  at Bilawal House and extended invitation to the President to participate in the 16th NAM Summit to be held in Tehran in August 2012.  
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan; Also see: Dawn, Karachi

3. PM condoles with Saudi King on death of Crown Prince Nayef
Islamabad, Saturday 16 June 2012   
Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani expressed his condolences with King Abdullah
bin Abdul-Aziz al Saud, over the passing away of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz.
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

4. President Zardari condoles death of Prince Nayef
Islamabad, Saturday, 16 June 2012  
President Asif Ali Zardari has expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of Crown
Prince of Saudi Arabia Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.  
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

5. Prime Minister Gilani attends funeral of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef
Mecca, Sunday, 17 June 2012  
Prime  Minister  Syed  Yusuf  Raza  Gilani  attended  the  funeral  prayers  of  Crown  Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.  
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan

6. Saudi Arabia praises Pakistanis’ contributions
Riyadh, Sunday, 24 June 2012  
The newly-appointed crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, has said that Saudis consider Pakistanis to be their brothers and value the Pakistani
community’s contribution towards the development and progress of the kingdom.
Source: Dawn, Karachi  

7. Pak, Iran agree to vigorously pursue IP gas pipeline project, supply of electricity
Beijing, Thursday, 7 June 2012  
President Asif Ali Zardari and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met and agreed
to vigorously pursue the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project as well as supply of electricity
to Pakistan. Both Presidents met in Beijing on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation
Organization SCO Summit.
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan; Also see Dawn, Karachi

8. Zardari meets Hu, Ahmadinejad: Major energy plans discussed
Beijing, Thursday, 7 June 2012  
President Asif  Ali Zardari met his Chinese and  Iranian  counterparts on the  sidelines of
the SCO summit and discussed with them major energy projects.
Source: Dawn, Karachi

9. Saudi Arabia to streamline hirings
Riyadh, Friday, 15 June 2012  
With an emphasis for skilled labour, the Saudi Labour Ministry will conduct a study to streamline  recruitment  of  workforce  from  a  number  of  Asian  countries  including Pakistan.
Source: Dawn, Karachi

10. Turkey ready for joint ventures
Lahore, Friday, 15 June 2012  
Turkish businessmen are ready to initiate joint ventures with their Pakistani counterparts in  a  number  of  sectors,  including  energy,  textiles  and  construction.  President  Foreign Economic  Relations  Board  (DEIK)  Dr  Akkan  Suver  said  this  while  meeting  a  37- member LCCI delegation headed by its president Irfan Qaiser Sheikh in Turkey.
Source: Dawn, Karachi

11. U-22 football squad off to Bahrain
Lahore, Monday, 11 June 2012  
Pakistan’s  23-member  U-22  football  squad,  accompanied  by  four  officials,  left  for Bahrain  to  take  part  in  a  three-match  friendly  series  against  Bahrain  as  part  of final preparations for the AFC Asian Championship 2013 qualifiers group ‘B’ round.
Source: Dawn, Karachi  

12. Saudi’s manhandling: Police want to include ASF officials in probe
Rawalpindi, Tuesday, 5 June 2012  
The police enlarged the scope of the probe into the manhandling of Saudi military official
at Benazir Bhutto International Airport and wrote a letter to Ministry of Defence seeking permission to involve Airport Security Force (ASF) personnel, who were on duty at the time of the incident, in the investigation.
Source: Dawn, Karachi

13. Saudi official’s manhandling: Probe report sent to PM
Rawalpindi, Friday, 8 June 2012  
An  investigation  report  about  the  manhandling  of  a  Saudi  military  official  by  Airport Security  Force  (ASF)  personnel at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport on May 31 has been sent to the prime minister and the ministry of defence.
Source: Dawn, Karachi

14. Pakistanis sending remittances from UAE to get commendation certificates
Islamabad, Friday, 29 June 2012  
Pakistan’s  Ambassador  to  the  United  Arab  Emirates  Jamil  Ahmed  Khan  will  present certificates  of  commendation  to  the  Pakistanis  on  account  of  remittances  sent  to  their homeland.  
Source: Associated Press of Pakistan
Compiled by Paulami Sanyal

Paulami Sanyal is pursuing research at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi Email

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