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40-year-old insurgency the real cause of terrorism in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD:Terrorism in Afghanistan has increased because of the 40-year-long insurgency in the country, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria stated in his weekly briefing Thursday. Earlier, a report by the Ariana Television Network (ATN) had stated that the Afghan Defence Ministry, in response to the announcement of Khyber-4, had called …

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Opposition reiterates demand for PM’s resignation, voices support for judiciary

The opposition following a meeting on Friday reiterated its demand for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s resignation while calling for the National Assembly to complete its tenure. “Excluding the Awami National Party (ANP) and Aftab Sherpao, all opposition parties are committed to demanding Nawaz Sharif’s resignation,” said Leader of the Opposition …

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Indian violations along LoC are condemnable: FO

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday that Pakistan strongly condemns Indian troops’ violations along Line of Control (LoC). Nafees Zakaria was speaking during the weekly media briefing at foreign office. He also remarked that India has continuously been violating the ceasefire agreement, adding that innocent …

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Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Kazakhstan-Pakistan Diplomatic Ties

Javed Iqbal/Naveed Ahmad Khan Islamabad:(Parliament Times) Celebrating 25th Anniversary of Kazakhstan-Pakistan Diplomatic ties Mr. Bakhytbek Shabarbayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan hosted a grand reception on Tuesday evening at a local hotel to celebrate the country’s 25th anniversary of the diplomatic services with Pakistan. The function was attended by politicians, parliamentarians, ambassadors, …

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Led by Pakistan & Morocco, troop contributors to UN peacekeeping form group to spotlight…

UNITED NATIONS: Troop and police contributing countries to the United Nations peacekeeping operations Friday launched an informal group under the leadership of Pakistan and Morocco to discuss strategic issues affecting their personnel and to brainstorm responses to the new challenges facing world peace and security. The group, co-chaired by Pakistan’s …

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Targeting innocent civilians proves “terrorist nature” of the state of Armenia: Hikmat Hajiyev

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Expressing his country’s serious concerns over the killing of innocent civilians by the Armenian armed forces Hikmat Hajiyev, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan has said that targeting innocent and unarmed civilians proves the “terrorist nature” of the state of Armenia. Commenting on …

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