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Abiding peace in sub continent to remain next to impossible unless Kashmir conundrum is addressed: Maleeha Lodhi

NEW YORK: Pakistan permanent envoy in UN Maleeha Lodhi has said abiding peace will remain elusive in sub continent unless Kashmir conundrum is addressed. In an interview with US media, Maleeha Lodhi said tension between Pakistan and India diverts our full attention to Eastern borders. Tension with India can affect …

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Pakistan proudly owns the white in its flag as much as the green: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Tuesday said Pakistan values its minorities and the contributions of the Hindu community. Taking to Twitter, the FO spokesperson said, “Pakistan proudly owns the white in the flag as much as the green, values contributions of the Hindu community and honours them …

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OIC resolution endorses Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the resolution adopted by the OIC meeting in Abu Dhabi has endorsed Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir calling it central issue to regional peace. In a tweet message, he said the OIC resolution also condemned the Indian terrorism in Kashmir. Shah Mahmood …

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Emir of Qatar lauds Pakistan’s gesture of releasing Indian pilot

ISLAMABAD: Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has appreciated Pakistan’s gesture of releasing the Indian pilot and underscored the importance of immediate de-escalation. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal in tweet today said Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to Emir of Qatar on telephone. He said Emir …

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Pakistan was not under any pressure, compulsion to release Indian captured pilot: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said “ we want to give message of peace, therefore, we decided to release captured pilot of India and there was no pressure or compulsion on us for freeing the pilot. “ Government will not allow anyone for proliferation of terrorism and …

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World community at UN wants de-escalation of tensions, says Maleeha Lodhi envoy

NEW YORK: Pakistani Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi is keeping UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s office as well as key diplomats, especially permanent members of the Security Council, briefed about the continuing tensions resulting from India’s aggressive posture against Pakistan, despite Prime Minister Imran Khan’s peace gesture in announcing the release of captive …

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Share evidence against Masood Azhar acceptable to Pakistan’s courts: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that if India has “solid evidence” regarding Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar’s involvement in the Pulwama attack, it should share that with Pakistan “so we can convince the judiciary and the people”. The foreign minister made these remarks during an interview with an …

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India has no legal or moral ground to be present at OIC Council of FMs meeting: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson says Pakistan believes that with a record of horrendous human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, India has no legal or moral ground to be present at OIC Council of Foreign Ministers meeting. The spokesperson in a statement said India is a country with unresolved disputes with …

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Will not participate in OIC’s Council of FMs meeting in Abu Dhabi: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says he will not participate in the OIC meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers, being held in Abu Dhabi today, where Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been invited as a guest of honor. Speaking at the joint session of the Parliament in …

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Pakistan receives Indian dossier on Pulwama attack: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday said it had received the Indian dossier on the Pulwama attack. Indian had handed over the dossier to Pakistan’s acting High Commissioner in New Delhi a day earlier. Speaking to reporters, Foreign Office spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said the dossier was being evaluated and evidence provided …

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