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Nihao! China – China’s Grand Canal Tourism Overseas Promotion Season 2024 has been officially launched in Pakistan

Nihao! China – China’s Grand Canal Tourism Overseas Promotion Season 2024 has been officially launched in Pakistan

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Nihao! China - China's Grand Canal Tourism Overseas Promotion Season 2024 has been officially launched in Pakistan

Islamabad – 5 April 2024 ( P.R ) : China Cultural Center in Pakistan and Cultural Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan have rolled out series of online activities to promote tourism image of Grand Canal to Pakistani as well as world audiences. The season will feature nearly 100 activities across the world, focusing on the natural scenery, cultural heritage and societal progress of the ancient waterway system which has been listed as world heritage.

These activities include series of photography exhibitions, video broadcasts, online interactive exhibition, and tourism routes video series. These promotional activities also comprise of promotional videos and photography exhibitions of different municipalities and provinces of China Grand Canal flow through, such as Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Shandong and Henan.

The Grand Canal is a vast waterway system in the eastern plains of China, running from Beijing in the north to Zhejiang province in the south. As a world cultural heritage, the Grand Canal of China is the earliest, largest and longest man-made canal in the world.

On June 22th, 2014, the 38th session of UNESCO World Heritage’s committee announced the Grand Canal as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, becoming the 46th World Heritage Site in China.

The official launch ceremony of the China’s Grand Canal Tourism Overseas Promotion Season 2024 was held in Wuxi, China on 2nd April 2024. During the launch ceremony, Network of International Culturalink Entities (NICE) and BMW China unveiled the Grand Canal Culture Protection and Education Project.

Moreover, the Department of Culture and Tourism, the Foreign Affairs Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, and the People’s Bank of China Jiangsu Branch released eight new measures aimed at revitalizing inbound tourism. These measures address concerns of international tourists, such as limited access to information on Jiangsu’s tourism, challenges with payment, bookings at popular sites and language barriers, and the need for travel routes that cater to emerging demands.

The event, marking its second edition since 2022, is a collaborative effort by the Network of International Culturalink Entities (NICE), the Department of Culture and Tourism of Jiangsu Province, and the Wuxi Municipal People’s Government.

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The “China’s Grand Canal Tourism Overseas Promotion Season 2024” will take place online, and each day we will present you with an engaging program regarding China’s Grand Canal, such as the promotion of local culture and tourism projects, the showing of documentaries about intangible cultural assets, photo exhibitions, and more.

The viewers in Pakistan and all over the world can follow and enjoy all these interesting photography exhibitions, videos series broadcast and other pertinent activities on Grand Canal on official Facebook page of China Cultural Center in Pakistan. (www.facebook.com/cccenterinpak
), Official Wechat Account and X(formerly Twitter) Account of Director China Cultural Center and Cultural Counselor H.E Zhang Heqing (@zhang_hqing).

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NAB probes Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi in new Toshakhana reference

NAB probes Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi in new Toshakhana reference

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team, headed by Deputy Director Mustansar Imam Shah probed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) founder Imran Khan and his spouse Bushra Bibi in the new Toshakhana reference at Adiala Jail.

According to jail sources, today marks the seventh day of the NAB team’s investigation at Adiala Jail and the NAB team will present a progress report on the investigation in court tomorrow.

The NAB team is working to gather information and evidence related to the case.

Sources revealed that the court has ordered the reappearance of the PTI founder and Bushra Bibi on July 22.

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It is pertinent to note that Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi are on eight-day judicial remand in new Toshakhana reference.

NAB TOSHAKHANA REFERENCE

Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi were arrested in a NAB Toshakhana reference, hours after their acquittal in the Iddah nikah case.

According to jail sources, Imran Khan and his wife were arrested for not cooperating in the inquiry.

A NAB team headed by Deputy Director Mohsin Haroon reached Adiala Jail to arrest the former prime minister and his wife in new case.

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The sources said that the new case was related to keeping and selling the ten valuable gifts which was against the law.

According to the NAB inquiry report, the PTI founder is accused of taking and selling seven precious watches which include Rolex, diamonds, and gold watches. The gifts were sold without taking ownership as per the law.

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FO strongly condemns attack on Pakistan consulate in Germany

FO strongly condemns attack on Pakistan consulate in Germany

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Pakistan has strongly condemned the attack by a gang of extremists on its consulate in Frankfurt, Germany.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the foreign office conveyed strong protest to the German government over the failure of its authorities to protect the sanctity and security of the premises of Pakistan’s consulate.

The statement mentioned the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 under which it is the responsibility of the host government to protect the sanctity of the consular premises and ensure the security of diplomats.

The foreign office added that in yesterday’s incident, the security of Pakistan’s consulate in Frankfurt was breached, endangering the lives of its consular staff.

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It urged the German government to take immediate measures to fulfil its responsibilities under the Vienna Conventions and ensure the security of the diplomatic missions and staff of Pakistan in Germany.

Also Read: Afghan citizens attack Pakistan consulate in Germany, pull down flag

The foreign office also urged the German authorities to take immediate measures to arrest and prosecute those involved in yesterday’s incident and hold to account those responsible for the lapses in security.

The citizens of Afghanistan had pelted stones on the Pakistani consulate and pulled down flag atop the building in Germany’s city Frankfurt.

According to media, the German authorities had allowed Afghan citizens to hold a peaceful protest outside the consulate. But the protesters went berserk and tried to enter the consulate building. They also tried to set the Pakistani flag to fire.

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PTI is involved in Bannu incident, alleges Atta Tarar

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Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Attaullah Tarar said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was involved in the Bannu incident.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Sunday, he said that PTI has been pursuing an agenda of creating uncertainty in the country to derail economy from the day one.

The minister said creating instability in the country is PTI’s manifesto, which is evident from the fact when its workers attacked the Pakistan Television (PTV) building in Islamabad in 2014. He said it has always promoted the politics of violence and using abusive language against opponents.

Attaullah Tarar said they always look for dead bodies to unleash propaganda against the government, police and security forces.

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He said the incidents of May 9 last year were orchestrated in search of 50 to 60 dead bodies with an aim to derail the entire system and spread anarchy in the country. He said that PTI is not a political party but a terrorist organisation.

Attaullah Tarar said that traders of Bannu had organised a peace march and some political parties, including the PTI, secretly inserted their armed goons to sabotage the event. He said those armed people opened fire, killing a citizen and injuring 22 others.

Also Read: Govt decides to ban PTI, initiate treason case against Imran Khan and Arif Alvi

The minister said now the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government intends to conduct an inquiry of its own choice into the incident, which we reject. He questioned how you can conduct an inquiry when your own people are involved in the Bannu incident.

On Friday, public in Bannu district came out on streets, demanding peace and security against surge in terrorism.

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However, the situation escalated when clashes erupted between protesters and law-enforcement agencies as a result of which several people were injured and one died.

Tarar also refuted the reports of PTI founder Imran Khan being kept in the death cell in jail.

“He is being kept in the presidential suite with lot of facilities including separate kitchen, exercise machine and a special gallery for walk,” said Tarar.

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