17 years old dispute between EU and US come to an end.

Muqeem Ahmed, UK, The 17-year-old dispute between the European Union and the United States over concessions to aircraft manufacturers has come to an end. US President Joe Biden has called it a major achievement. The two sides have been pursuing lawsuits against each other at the World Trade Organization since 2004. Both sides accused each …

17 years old dispute between EU and US come to an end.

Muqeem Ahmed, UK,

The 17-year-old dispute between the European Union and the United States over concessions to aircraft manufacturers has come to an end. US President Joe Biden has called it a major achievement. The two sides have been pursuing lawsuits against each other at the World Trade Organization since 2004. Both sides accused each other for creating unfair competition by giving unfair concessions to companies owned by them.

In March, tariffs on $11.5 billion worth of goods between Brussels and Washington were suspended for four months. Europe’s cheese and wine, while the United States’ tobacco and wine industries suffered severely. Both powers have now suspended tariffs for five years.

EU President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the agreement, US Trade Representative Katherine Tai says the two sides have settled issues and will now focus on China. However, many Trump-era disputes remain unresolved, including the imposition of US tariffs on European steel and other metals which the US industry considers beneficial itself and excludes European companies.

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First woman Prime Minister of Muslim world, BB’s 68th birthday celebrated today.

Karachi, The 68th birthday of the first woman Prime Minister of the Muslim world, Benazir Bhutto, is being celebrated today (Monday). Several events will be held for the the celebration in different cities, including Karachi. PPP Chairperson and the former PM’s son Bilawal Bhutto will cut a birthday cake for Benazir in the Sindh Assembly …

First woman Prime Minister of Muslim world, BB’s 68th birthday celebrated today.

Karachi,

The 68th birthday of the first woman Prime Minister of the Muslim world, Benazir Bhutto, is being celebrated today (Monday).

Several events will be held for the the celebration in different cities, including Karachi.

PPP Chairperson and the former PM’s son Bilawal Bhutto will cut a birthday cake for Benazir in the Sindh Assembly today.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, said in a video message on Benazir Bhutto’s birthday on Twitter, that she restored democracy in the country by sacrificing her life.

The Sindh CM said that Benazir had started vaccinating children in Pakistan’s campaign against polio herself, urging people to get vaccinated against coronavirus to pay homage to the former PM.

Poets from Pakistan, India, Europe, USA, Canada, Middle East and other countries paid homage to Benazir at an event titled ‘Dukhtar-e-Mashriq Ka Jashn-e-Benazir (Celebration of the Daughter of the East Benazir)’ in Brussels.

It was hosted by the PPP-International Conferences and Seminars Forum, PPP Gulf Middle East and Bazm-e-Naz International.

The mushaira was presided over by renowned poet and playwright Tanveer Anjum. The chief guest was human rights scholar Anis Haroon and it was moderated by Dubai-based poet and host Ayesha Sheikh Aashi.

Other prominent poets who participated included human rights activist Attiya Daud, Tasneem Abidi from Houston, USA, Dr Sarwat Zahra from Dubai, Tasneem Jowhar from Hyderabad Deccan, India, Dr Ishrat Mooin Seema from Berlin, Germany, Dr Hina Ambereen Tariq from Canada, Hina Abbas from Aligarh, India, Kulsoom Zaib and Ashbar Jadoon from Peshawar, Samia Naz Malik from Faisalabad and others.

This was reportedly the first all-women global online mushaira. The poets said Benazir was a role model for women. She is a martyr and will remain in our hearts forever, they added.

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