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Pakistan Watch, August Issue 2018, No. 93, Divya Malhotra




Pakistan president discusses bilateral ties with Tunisian ambassador-designate

Islamabad, Tuesday, 3 July 2018    

Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain held a meeting with new Pakistani envoy to Tunisia Muhammad Hassan to discuss the blueprint for bilateral cooperation in the field of education and culture. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad



Pakistan President attends Erdogan’s oath ceremony

Islamabad, Sunday, 8 July 2018     

President Mamnoon Hussain made a three-day official visit to Ankara to attend the oath-taking ceremony of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on 9 July. Source: The News International, Karachi




Pakistan, Qatar discuss trade and economic cooperation

Islamabad, Thursday, 5 July 2018 

Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk held a meeting with Qatar’s Minister of Economy and Commerce Ahmed Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani in Islamabad to underline investment opportunities for private sector and prospects for cooperation in food, agriculture, livestock, aviation, maritime and shipping sector. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad




Bahrain, Pakistan naval officers hold meeting in Islamabad

Islamabad, Wednesday, 4 July 2018          

Naval delegation led by Commander of Royal Bahrain Naval Force, Commodore Yousif Al Asam met Pakistan’s Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Abbasi to discuss matters relating regional maritime security. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad



Pakistan Naval delegation visits Jordan

Islamabad, Monday, 2 July 2018    

As part of overseas deployment to Mediterranean and European countries, Mission Commander Commodore Muhammad Faisal Abbasi led the Pakistan Navy Ship ASLAT to Aqaba, Jordan and discussed bilateral security issues with Jordanian counterparts. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad



Pakistan to acquire war equipment from Turkey

Islamabad, Thursday, 5 July 2018 

The tender to build four corvettes for Pakistan Navy was secured by Turkish Defence industry, with two corvettes designated to be built in Istanbul and other two in Karachi. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad




Pakistani Hajj welfare staff to be deployed in Saudi Arabia

Islamabad, Sunday, 1 July 2018     

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony selected 1,900 Pakistani Moavineen-e-Hajj (welfare staff) doctors, para medical staff, ministry staff to assist pilgrims during hajj in Saudi Arabia.  Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad


Saudi Arabia executes killer of Pakistani labourer

Islamabad, Tuesday, 17 July 2018  

Five men, including two Saudis, convicted for the robbery and murder of a Pakistani warehouse guard in Jeddah were executed, as per a report issued by Saudi government. Source: Dawn, Karachi

Pakistan media raises Kashmir issue in Jeddah  

Islamabad, Monday, 9 July 2018    

Pakistan Qaumi Yakjehti Forum, during a seminar titled “The Role of Pakistani Media in Pakistan’s National Solidarity”, organised in Jeddah on 9 July discussed the role of “Kashmiri martyrs” and prevailing tension in Kashmir. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad


Pakistan president lauds OIC scientific endeavours

Islamabad, Monday, 2 July 2018    

During the farewell meeting of Coordinator of COMSTECH Shaukat Hameed at President house in Islamabad, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain lauded the work of COMSTECH (The Organization of Islamic Cooperation Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation) in promoting science and technology in Islamic nations. Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, Islamabad



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