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India trying to push Pakistan to blacklist: FM

ISLAMABAD:      Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said India is trying to push Pakistan into black list but it will have to face humiliation once again. Talking to a private TV channel here Monday he said meeting of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is being held in France and minister for economic affairs Hammad Azhar is representing …

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Pakistan calls for stepped up efforts to counter unjust defamation of religions

NEW YORK:     Pakistan has called for stepped up efforts to address terrorism’s root causes and to counter the unjust defamation of certain religions that fosters misconceptions between Muslim world and the West. Addressing the General Assembly’s Sixth Committee in New York, which deals with legal matters, Outgoing Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi said that the …

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Pakistan urges world to protect Kashmiris particularly children in Occupied Kashmir

NEW YORK:     Outgoing Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi while drawing attention of the world community to the grim reality being faced by children in Indian occupied Kashmir has fervently called on the world community and the UNICEF to come to their aid. Addressing the Third Committee that deals with social, humanitarian and cultural matters at …

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China and Pakistan adopted joint strategy since Aug 16: foreign minister

BEIJING:      Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, in his talk to the media regarding Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to China, revealed that both countries since August 16 have moved ahead with a joint strategy. The foreign minister pointed out that Pakistan and China had adopted a joint approach during a meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. …

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China , Pakistan position on Kashmir issue is very clear: FM

BEIJING:     Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said position of Pakistan and China is very clear on Kashmir issue and China has adopted Pakistan historical stance. He said this while talking about Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan visit to China. He held ties between Pakistan and China are of such nature that both countries take each other into …

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Pakistan refutes comments of Indian Defense Minister on FATF

ISLAMABAD:     Pakistan has strongly rejected the Indian Defense Minister’s comments that FATF can any time blacklist Pakistan. In a statement on Monday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the statement reinforces Pakistan’s concerns about India’s attempts to politicize the FATF proceedings to further its narrow partisan objectives. The Spokesperson said India’s incessant smear against Pakistan and blatant partisanship …

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Dialogue only positive way forward towards establishment of peace in Afghanistan: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said war is no solution to any problem and only dialogue is positive way forward towards establishment of peace in Afghanistan. A high level delegation of Taliban under Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar reached Pakistan from political office of Taliban Doha Qatar. FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi welcomed the delegation in Foreign Office (FO). …

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FM stresses for economic diplomacy to achieve self-reliance

ISLAMABAD:     Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the need for economic diplomacy to achieve self reliance. He was addressing the officers of foreign office in Islamabad on Wednesday. The Foreign Minister said all resources will be utilized to transform the foreign office as per the modern day requirements and make it more vibrant and result oriented. He pointed …

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Protest lodged with Indian deputy high commissioner over ceasefire violations by Indian forces

ISLAMABAD:      Protest has been lodged with Indian Deputy High Commissioner over unprovoked ceasefire violations on LoC by summoning him in Foreign Office (FO). Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia was summoned by DG South Asia and SAARC and spokesperson of FO. Indian deputy high commissioner was told India resorted to unprovoked firing in in Nezapir and Bagsar sectors …

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Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations along LoC

ISLAMABAD:    Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Monday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and lodged a strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) on September, 28 and 29, 2019. Two civilians including 60-year-old Salamat Bibi and 13-year-old Zeeshan Ayub embraced martyrdom in Nikyal and Rakhchikri sectors of Azad Kashmir …

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