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1.Senate Chairman meets Rouhani; discusses Kashmir issue

Islamabad, Monday, 7 August 2017           

A delegation of Pakistan Senate led by Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani held a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran and highlighted the situation in Kashmir and discussed bilateral issues and regional developments. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad   


2.Pakistan invites Qatar for greater parliamentary, economic diplomacy

Islamabad, Thursday, 17 August 2017      

In a meeting with Qatari Ambassador to Pakistan Mubarak Al-Mansouri in Islamabad, Speaker of National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq highlighted the need for enhanced parliamentary diplomacy and invited the Qatari business community to invest in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad 


3.Riyadh keen to invest in CPEC

Islamabad, Wednesday, 16 August 2017   

In an interview with PTV Saudi ambassador Ahmad al-Malkiy conveyed his kingdom’s interest to invest in China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Gwadar port projects. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad


4.Riyadh and Ankara participate in Independence day celebrations

Islamabad, Sunday, 13 August 2017          

Aerobatic teams from Turkey and Saudi Arabia performed at Air show organized by Pakistan Air Force to mark 70th Independence Day on 14 August. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad   


5.Turkey congratulates new Pak PM

Islamabad, Monday, 21 August 2017         

Turkish envoy to Pakistan Babur Girgin delivered a letter of felicitation to new Pakistan Prime Minister Khaqan Abbasi and reiterated the need to strengthen bilateral ties. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad



  1. Jordanian delegation visits Pakistan

Islamabad, Thursday, 24 August 2017      

A delegation of Jordanian Armed Forces led by Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Mahmoud Fraihat met Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi before proceeding to LOC in Chakothi sector and held meeting with Pakistan Ordnance Factories’ officials to discuss the avenues for bilateral investment. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad  



7.Jeddah hosts ‘Pakistan Mango Festival’

Islamabad, Wednesday, 16 August 2017   

Chief of Protocol of Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sami Abdullah and Director of Saudi Ministry of Commerce Saleh Naser Shamrani and other prominent officials inaugurated the ‘Pakistan Mango Festival’ organized by Pakistan’s Consulate in Jeddah to mark the 70th Independence Day.  Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad

8.Pakistani pilgrims reach Mecca for Hajj

Islamabad, Sunday, 30 August 2017          

Over 180,000 pilgrims from Pakistan reached Mecca to perform Hajj and were looked after by the Ministry of Religious Affairs of Pakistan. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad


9.Turkey, Pakistan enhance linguistics cooperation

Islamabad, Thursday, 17 August 2017      

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced that 25 Pakistani students would be sent to Istanbul University for one-year course in Turkish language on scholarship. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad


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