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Pakistan presents 6 point mechanism in UN against Islamophobia

NEW YORK:     Pakistan has presented a 6-point mechanism in UN against Islamophobia and hate narratives. Pakistan permanent envoy to UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi presented the 6-point plan in a ceremony held under Pakistan mission Tuesday. The ceremony was organized by Pakistan along with Turkey, the Holy See and the UN. UN Under secretary for anti terrorism attended the ceremony. …

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Qureshi leaves for Brussels to sign agreements with the EU

ISLAMABAD:       Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has left for Brussels to sign strategic agreements with the European Union. Before leaving, the minister told the media at the Foreign Office that the agreements in the fields of trade, investment and energy had been finalized and would be signed on June 25 during a meeting with Federica Mogherini, the high …

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A peaceful, prosperous Afghanistan in the interest of Pakistan: FM

BHURBAN:       Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will continue to play its role for resolution of the problems facing Afghanistan and Pakistan does not believe in military solution of Afghan issue but the solution lies in reconciliation. He said this while addressing the inaugural session of a conference on Afghan peace titled Lahore Process …

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Islamophobia is the worst form of racism and religious hate: Maleeha Lodhi

New York:      Permanent representative of Pakistan in the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has said that Islamophobia is the worst form of racism and religious hate. In her address in the United Nations on Wednesday, Maleeha Lodhi said that Islamophobia is the worst form of racism and religious hate and there is need to take immediate steps in order …

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Pakistan calls for UN action to combat Islamophobia

NEW YORK:     Pakistan has called for new United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action to combat Islamophobia and hate speech. Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN said this at a special meeting in New York. She said an inevitable consequence is to fan the flames of bigotry, intolerance, anti-Muslim hatred and xenophobia. Maleeha Lodhi said Prime Minister, Imran Khan, …

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Pakistan won’t force India for talks: FM Qureshi

BISHKEK:     Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday has said if Indian is not ready to hold negotiations then Pakistan will also not force. Talking to media in Bishkek, the foreign minister said that Pakistan will not go behind New Delhi government if the Indian authorities avoid talks. Meanwhile, Qureshi also urged the Pakistani community to play its due …

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NAB court approves physical remand of Hamza Shehbaz for 15 days

LAHORE:      Accountability court on Wednesday has approved physical remand of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz in Ramzan Sugar Mills, money laundering and assets beyond means cases for 15 days. During the hearing, the National Accountability Bureau’s officials requested the court for 15-day physical remand of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader for interrogation. On the occasion, …

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Pakistan allows Indian PM Modi’s plane to fly over its airspace

ISLAMABAD:      Pakistan has allowed a plane which will be carrying Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fly over its airspace, sources informed on Wednesday. The plane will be taking Indian Prime Minister Modi to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Kyrgyzstan. The summit will be held from June 13-14 and Prime Minister Imran Khan will also attend …

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Qureshi calls for constitution of inquiry commission by UN to probe into Indian atrocities on people of Kashmir

Makka Mukarma:     Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said UN should constitute inquiry commission to probe into Indian troops atrocities on people of Kashmir and OIC Contact Group should review persistently deteriorating situation in Kashmir. He said this while speaking on Kashmir and Palestine situation during. OIC Session He underlined India is perpetrating atrocities on minorities every where …

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Security officials harass guests at Iftar by Pakistan High Commission

NEW DELHI:       India once again violated diplomatic etiquette as its security officials harassed guests at the Iftar dinner that was hosted by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. The details suggest that the guests were unnecessarily interrogated by the intelligence agencies upon their arrival, and some of them were not even allowed to enter the high commission. …

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