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Pakistan PM Abbasi arrives in Kathmandu

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KATHMANDU — Pakistani Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has arrived in Kathmandu for a two-day official visit.

Minister of Finance, Yubaraj Khatiwada welcomeed the Prime Minister at Tribhuvan International Airport.

The visiting PM will receive Guard of Honor at 5:30 PM at Nepal Army Pavillion, Tudikhel. Following the ceremony, PM Abbasi is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today. Abbasi will then attend dinner that will be hosted by PM KP Sharma Oli at Hotel Yak and Yeti.

According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan, PM Abbasi’s visit comes in line with his country’s pro-active efforts to engage with neighbors.

They would be discussing the mutual well-being between the two countries and other issues of bilateral concern of Nepal and Pakistan, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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“Prime Minister will convey felicitations to the Nepalese leadership on the successful conclusion of its democratic process, resulting in the formation of a new government,” a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan stated.

It further added that the “visit will provide an opportunity to further expand and strengthen bilateral relations across all areas of mutual interest including trade, education, tourism, defence and people to people contacts. Ways of invigorating SAARC as an important regional organization will also be discussed.”

The Pakistani PM will pay a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday before returning to Pakistan.

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FNNTEA starts pre-booking from today

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU—The federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has opened the annual pre-Dashain booking from today. The transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking after the government agreed to increase public transport fares by 10 percent on Saturday.

The advance booking for bus tickets had remained uncertain because the transport operators associated with the FNNTEA had been demanding the government to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

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Though they said that the booking would be opened from 21 September, the transport operator associated with FNNTEA did not take any booking till yesterday. Only the private transportation companies started pre-booking from 21 September.

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