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TOKYO: Tokyo stocks opened higher today tracking gains in New York, supported by the stable dollar-yen rate and news that the UK and European Union agreed on a Brexit deal.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 1.11 percent or 234.57 points to 21,359.66 in early trade while the broader Topix index was up 0.97 percent or 15.29 points at 1,596.73.

 

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PM Imran congraulates Modi on BJP victory

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ISLAMABAD: Imran Khan has congratulated Narendra Modi on BJP’s landmark victory via telephone here on Sunday. 

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples.

“Reiterating his vision for peace, progress, and prosperity in Sout Asia, the Prime Minister said he looked forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to advance these objectives,” Spokesman added. 

Incidentally, Hindu Nationalist BJP has ameliorated its position by bagging 303 seats. 

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President Alvi meets Chinese VP Wang Qishan

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi held a meeting with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan at the Presidency here today. 

The two leaders discussed bilateral relations and matters pertaining to mutual interests. Those present on the occasion included among others Foreign Minister and Planning Minister.

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Nishan-e-Pakistan conferred on Chinese VP

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi conferred Nishan-e-Pakistan to visiting Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan in recognition of his services in promoting Pak China relations at an impressive ceremony held at President House today.

The ceremony was attended by Chairman Senate, services chiefs, cabinet members, MNAs, and foreign dignitaries.

Wang Qishan is a great friend of Pakistan and ardent supporter of Pak-China Friendship. He played a pivotal role in spearheading the revolutionary agenda of President Xi Jinping. Nishan-e-Pakistan is the highest civil award that is granted for the highest degree of service to the country and nation of Pakistan.

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Vice President of China arrives in Islamabad

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