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Spanish film festival in Islamabad

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 7, 2013. Islamabad – When the grey-haired Alvarez sings, he seems to channel an inner lived suffering that transcends the barriers of language. The voice that leaves his throat is a melodious, haunting cry, filled with pain and passion. Alvarez, […]

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Bilateral trade between Pakistan, Finland picking up

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 6, 2013. Islamabad – Exactly 96 years ago, on December 6, Finland’s parliament adopted a Declaration of Independence that allowed the country to gain freedom from Russian rule. The Nordic country shares a border with Russia — the land route […]

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Denmark keen to expand ties with Pakistan: Danish envoy

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 29, 2o13. Islamabad – The Embassy of Denmark in Islamabad is all set to open its first-ever commercial section in a bid to boost bilateral trade and investment between Denmark and Pakistan. The commercial section will be operational from Monday, […]

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With cheese and chocolates, Swiss food festival attracts crowds

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 3, 2013. Islamabad – The aroma of melted Swiss cheese, wafting through the air at the Swiss Embassy on Saturday, did not just excite the taste buds. It also appeared to accentuate the happiness and spirit of generosity which seemed […]

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Efficient local governments key to development: Swiss envoy

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Nov 2, 2013. Islamabad  As Pakistan struggles to deal with its ethnic and sectarian conflicts, the country might look toward Switzerland for recommendations on building communal harmony and social cohesion. “The key lesson from Switzerland is that you have to cherish […]

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