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We have told enemy we have better defence capability: FM

ISLAMABAD:    Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said by downing Indian plane we have told the enemy we have better defence capability than it. “by downing the Indian aircraft we told the enemy that we have better defence capability than it. By releasing Indian pilot during tension we gave message to world that we are flag bearer of …

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Pr Trump statement about Pakistan extra ordinary, good omen: FM

ISLAMABAD:    Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has termed US President Trump statement about Pakistan in India extra ordinary saying US president statement given in support of Pakistan is a good omen. Talking to a private TV channel here FM said India used to propagate against Pakistan with reference to terrorism but US president has made it clear Pakistan …

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Afghan peace treaty to be signed in Pakistan’s presence, says Qureshi

MULTAN:      Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said the Afghan peace treaty would be signed in Pakistan’s presence, reported The News. Speaking to the media in Multan, Qureshi said the efforts for the success of the Afghan peace process were a Herculean task. Pakistan, he said, was making efforts to constitute an extensive delegation after February 29 …

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Afghan refugees being provided facilities despite crises: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD:    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday has told that millions of Afghan refugees are being given basic facilities in Pakistan despite crises. Addressing the two-day International Conference to mark forty years of Afghan Refugees’ Presence in Pakistan, the minister said that resolving Afghan conflict is inevitable for peace in the region. The relation between Pakistan and Afghanistan …

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FM in Kenya to participate in Pak-Africa Trade Conference

NAIROBI:      Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has arrived in Kenya to participate in the first-ever two-day Pakistan-Africa Trade Development Conference beginning in Nairobi. The conference is being hosted jointly by Pakistan and Kenya and will also be attended by dignitaries from other African States. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Advisor to the Prime Minister for Commerce, Trade …

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FO slams Afghan president Ghani for tweeting in favour of arrested activist

ISLAMABAD:    The Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday expressed “serious concern” after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tweeted regarding the arrest of activist Manzoor Pashteen, describing Ghani’s statement as ‘interference’ in Pakistan’s internal affairs. The foreign office, in a press release, also dismissed the tweets as “unwarranted”. “We believe that such statements are not helpful to the promotion of good neighbourly …

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US President expresses willingness to visit Pakistan: FM

DAVOS:    Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has warned that deterioration of situation in occupied Kashmir or a conflict in South Asia will leave negative impact on the regional economy. In a statement on Thursday, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan has effectively and forcefully presented its stance on important matters. He said US President Donald Trump has expressed willingness …

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US should withdraw troops from Afghanistan responsibly, avoid past mistakes: FM Qureshi

WASHINGTON:     Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said the United States should withdraw troops from Afghanistan in a responsible manner and avoid repeating the mistakes from the past. The remarks were made during an interview with American broadcaster Fox News. The statement from Qureshi also came after meetings with US officials, including US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. …

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