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#Coronavirus – Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

#Coronavirus – Pakistan sets virus-idled to work planting trees

| April 22, 2020

As a ‘green stimulus’, Pakistan has set the virus-idled to work planting trees.  The programme has created more than 63,600 jobs, according to government officials. The 10 Billion Trees campaign initially was halted as part of social distancing orders, writes Tori Macdonald. When construction worker Abdul Rahman lost his job to Pakistan’s coronavirus lockdown, his […]

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#Pakistan tycoon agrees to hand over £190 million to settle UK probe

#Pakistan tycoon agrees to hand over £190 million to settle UK probe

| December 4, 2019

The Pakistani real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain (pictured) has agreed to hand over £190 million held in Britain to settle a British investigation into whether the money was from the proceeds of crime, writes Andrew MacAskill. Hussain is one of Pakistan’s richest and most powerful businessmen and biggest private employers, and is known for […]

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European values in question with the (ab)use of trade preferences in favour of #Pakistan ?

European values in question with the (ab)use of trade preferences in favour of #Pakistan ?

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 1971, the European Community introduced the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP), a trade subsidy, offering it to 176 countries. In 2012, following the tightening of the eligibility criteria, the number of countries eligible was reduced to 89. Further changes have seen the suspension of several countries from the scheme for a variety of reasons, […]

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Humanitarian aid: €37.5 million for #Afghanistan, #Pakistan and #Iran

Humanitarian aid: €37.5 million for #Afghanistan, #Pakistan and #Iran

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of €37.5 million to help people affected by conflict and natural disasters in Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. “The assistance we are announcing will reach those affected by the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, both within the country and across the region, many of whom face of extremely dire conditions. […]

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Ring of Pakistani #migrant smugglers prosecuted

Ring of Pakistani #migrant smugglers prosecuted

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Law-enforcement authorities of Germany, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia, in strong co-operation with Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre, have dismantled an organized crime group that arranged the smuggling of migrants from Hungary to Italy. Coordinated investigations revealed that members of the smuggling network were Pakistani citizens who formed their criminal enterprise in Italy. More than 100 […]

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Sajjad Karim MEP: Attack by Taliban on school in Peshawar ‘pure barbarism’

Sajjad Karim MEP: Attack by Taliban on school in Peshawar ‘pure barbarism’

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

British Conservative MEP and Chairman of the European Parliament Friends of Pakistan Group Dr Sajjad Karim MEP  has today (16 December) condemned the horrific attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan where more than 100 people have been killed.  It is reported that mainly students were killed in the attack by the Taliban at an […]

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Pak terrorists ‘using natural calamity to fuel hate propaganda against India’

Pak terrorists ‘using natural calamity to fuel hate propaganda against India’

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Opinion by Jack Morton At a time when the Indian army and government are leaving no stone unturned in rescuing the civilians in Kashmir from the devastating floods, it is a real shame that the apologists of terrorism based in neighbouring Pakistan are using this tragedy to further their own vested interests. Such vested groups […]

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