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Pak-India talks on Kartarpur Corridor underway

AMRITSAR: Talks between India and Pakistan began on Thursday to discuss and finalize the modalities for the Kartarpur Corridor. Dr Muhammad Faisal, DG South Asia, is leading the Pakistani side while Indian delegation is headed by Joint Secretary SCL Das from the Home Ministry. Talking to media, prior to the …

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FO regrets India’s decision to not issue visas to Pakistani journalists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday said it was regrettable that India has not issued visas to Pakistani journalists for the Katarpur meeting to be held on Thursday. Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohamamd Faisal tweeted that Pakistan had given visas to 30 Indian journalists to cover the Kartarpur ground breaking ceremony last …

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Pakistan strongly condemns killing of 8 Pakistani tribesmen by Afghan Security Forces

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has strongly condemned killing of 8 innocent Pakistani tribesmen by Afghan Security Forces. Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has said in twitter statement Afghan Security Forces have murdered 8 Pakistani tribesmen in Afghan province Paktia . This act is strongly condemned. According to sources the incident …

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International community has been informed about Indian aggression in Occupied Kashmir: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said international community has been informed about Indian aggression in Occupied Kashmir. He said this while giving detailed briefing to National Assembly (NA) standing committee on foreign affairs Wednesday on prevailing situation in the region and the challenges. Committee met under chairman …

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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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