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  • ISLAMABAD              -        The United States yesterday credited Pakistan for imminent peace deal between the US and the Afghan Taliban as Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met his American ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In a major breakthrough for peace and a huge diplomatic victory for Pakistan, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday announced that the Afghanistan Taliban were willing to shun violence as US-Taliban peace talks entered the final phase. In a video message, the FM said that the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said that it was hopeful of successful US-Taliban talks for lasting peace in the war-torn country ahead of US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells visit to Islamabad. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - A good number of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leaders believe party supremo Nawaz Sharif should have better stayed indoors instead of dining at a London restaurant to avoid a new controversy over his health, sources said. Close aides of the three-time Prime Minister told The Nation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan will brief the United States today over the tension in the Middle East and Islamabad’s role to ensure peace. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi was in New York yesterday to meet UN leadership before proceeding to Washington. A foreign ministry statement said Foreign ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Afghan leaders who gathered here yesterday for a roundtable conference urged the United States not to strike a peace deal with the Taliban only. The participants including Member Parliament and Head of Hizb-e-Wahdat Mardam-e-Afghan Haji Mohammed Mohaqiq, HWMA delegation, former ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -           Pakistan is leading a successful campaign to ensure peace in the Middle East amid US-Iran tensions. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who visited Iran and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -          Pakistan yesterday showed optimism that Iran will overcome the challenge of sanctions and pledged support to the Muslim-majority neighbour. Foreign Minister ...

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  • ISLAMABAD               -         Pakistan and Iran on Friday vowed to expand ties and work together for peace in the region as Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a meeting with ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said it was against a war in the Middle East and was playing its role for peace. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan enjoyed cordial relations with all the countries including Iran, the United States and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday kicked off Pakistan’s peace initiative seeking de-escalation in tension in the Middle East and Gulf region. The Prime Minister has directed Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States to meet with ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - India cannot divert attention from bloodshed in held Kashmir by hurling allegations against Pakistan, the foreign ministry said yesterday. A foreign ministry statement said that the Indian government’s mischievous portrayal of isolated law and order incidents in Peshawar and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said the illegal curfew in held Kashmir was a burden on world’s conscience.Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the international community must act in support of the fundamental freedoms and basic human rights of Kashmiris. In a message on the Right to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party yesterday celebrated the 92nd birthday of the party’s founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Functions were held across the country including Islamabad to mark the day. The PPP leaders vowed to follow the late Bhutto’s philosophy, PPP Secretary General ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said it will play a role to prevent further escalation and maintain regional peace and stability. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi discussed the tense Middle East situation with Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates amid fears of war in the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday apprised Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of India’s inhuman lockdown in the Occupied Kashmir, continuing for over 150 days. The Crown Prince underlined UAE’s ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Major opposition parties, the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the Pakistan People’s Party, yesterday gave a go-ahead to the government to amend the Army Act - in a clear message that the nation was united to back the Armed Forces. The PML-N openly announced the decision to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday said that it wanted the next regular session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to be held in Islamabad. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said talks were on for a special session of the OIC on Kashmir ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan will visit Pakistan today aiming to inject more life into the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation weeks after Islamabad skipped the Kuala Lumpur summit. Sehikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan - the second President of UAE ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is set to intensify contacts with opposition parties and the reportedly disgruntled government allies in the coming weeks to give a tough time to the ruling Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf in the year 2020, senior party leaders said ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - PPP leader Senator Rehman Malik yesterday said that the government cannot take decisions at will and was answerable to the people. Speaking at a news conference here, the lawmaker said that the government must tell the nation why the Kuala Lumpur summit was skipped last month. ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The year 2019 was not without diplomatic achievements despite the controversy in December that saw Pakistan skipping the Kuala Lumpur Summit after initially spearheading the new alliance with Malaysia, Turkey and Iran. Prime Minister Imran Khan’s last minute decision to boycott ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that India was planning a misadventure against Pakistan to divert the international attention from the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill that had thrown the whole country into protests. Speaking at an advisory meeting at the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD               -             Pakistan Peoples’ Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday predicted the downfall of the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf led ...

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  • ISLAMABAD              -           Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindutva ideology had divided India. Chairing a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The PPP aims a massive show at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi today (December 27) where 12 years ago the charismatic Benazir Bhutto – a two-time Prime Minister - was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack. PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Benazir Bhutto’s son, will address the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia yesterday agreed that their historic ties were unbreakable and time tested. At a meeting with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud here, FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have “deep brotherly relations and the two ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia will discuss ways to empower the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation today (Thursday) as Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal Bin Farhan Al-Saud will arrive here for talks. On a day-long visit, the Saudi FM will hold meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday rejected the US State Department’s “unilateral and arbitrary” designation under the religious freedom report announced on 20 December 2019. The foreign ministry in a statement said: “This pronouncement is not only detached from ground ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party yesterday asked Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif to return to Pakistan to challenge the government. Speaking at a news conference here, senior PPP leader Qamar Zaman Kaira said that Shehbaz Sharif should come back to lead the ...

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