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  • ISLAMABAD   -  Pakistan People’s Party Vice President Senator Sherry Rehman yesterday said all the Pakistani parties were on the same page on the issues of national importance and security. Speaking at a news conference here, the PPP Parliamentary leader in the Senate, said a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Sunday warned that Islamophobic acts were fanning confrontation. A foreign ministry statement said Pakistan condemns systematic Islamophobic campaign under the garb of freedom of expression. “Such illegal and Islamophobic acts fanning inter-religious hatred, hostility ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan believes India should be put on the Financial Action Task Force’s black list for crimes against humanity. Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said India had crossed all limits in occupied Kashmir. “While Pakistan has complied with almost all FATF ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday urged the United Nations to exercise its legal and political authority to ensure full implementation of its resolutions on Kashmir. Qureshi was addressing a ceremony in connection with the 75th anniversary of the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -   Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi on Friday said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's expansionist agenda had been exposed to the world and it can no more keep its occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. While speaking at a ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday gave a shut-up call to India over possible misadventure in Azad Jammu Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan warning of a “full spectrum” response.  Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said any misadventure ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar yesterday completed his three-day visit to Pakistan vowing to hold talks with the Afghan Taliban for peace. The Afghan leaders also thanked Pakistan for its efforts for peace in the war-torn country. President ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -   Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday appreciated the resolution passed unanimously by Sindh Assembly rejecting the ordinance meant to annex the historic islands of Sindh province. In a statement, the PPP leader said: “Entire ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan People’s Party yesterday claimed the Pakistan Democratic Movement rallies had left the federal government trembling. Speaking at a news conference here, PPP leaders Dr Nafisa Shah and Palwasha Khan said the federal government was nervous due to the PDM ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - In a major development, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has directed Corps Commander Karachi to immediately determine the facts under which the Karachi incident, involving PML-N leader Capt. (R) Safdar, took place the other day in Karachi. He also directed the Corps ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner yesterday said British Chief of Defence Staff General Sir Nick Carter’s visit to Pakistan recognised Islamabad’s important role in Afghan peace. General Carter visited Pakistan on October 19 highlighting the very best of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar yesterday said that the Afghans consider Pakistan as their second home. Speaking to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi here, the visiting Afghan leader acknowledged Pakistan had been playing its reconciliatory role in the Afghan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Afridi yesterday said that Pakistan’s commitment towards Kashmir was unwavering. Speaking at a news conference here, Afridi said that Pakistan will continue to raise the Kashmir issue at all forums. Flanked by All Parties Huriyat Conference ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is taking the Afghan peace process further as Afghanistan Hezb-e-Islami chief Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will arrive on a three-day visit to Pakistan today (October 19) for talks. Hekmatyar will be accompanied by a delegation, said a foreign ministry statement issued here yesterday. ...

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  • ISLAMABAD   -   Pakistan has urged the groups in Afghanistan to end violence for the implementation of the peace process. Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chauhdri said Prime Minister Imran Khan had already highlighted Pakistan’s positive contribution to the Afghan ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-One year on from their visit to Pakistan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spoken to two organisations they visited in October 2019 to hear how they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.  They first spoke to teachers from the Islamabad Model College for Girls via ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday held a video call with Abdullah Amer Al-Swaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to discuss bilateral cooperation in the field of information technology.  Qureshi underlined the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register strong protest over the ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control. A foreign ministry statement said due to the indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian occupation forces in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said Kashmiris must be active participants of any dialogue with India if New Delhi reverses the illegal steps in Kashmir and stops bloodshed. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said meaningful dialogue with India ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf yesterday said that federal government had left the people helpless and hopeless. Speaking at a news conference here along with Nazir Dhoki, he said the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf-led government had washed away the dreams and hopes of the people ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday urged the commonwealth countries to utilize commonalities in legal and administrative systems to overcome protectionism and maintain free trade. Virtually, addressing Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting, he also called for ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday urged the United Kingdom and the world to a play positive role on occupied Kashmir amid India’s belligerence. Speaking to British High Commissioner Dr Christian Turner here at a meeting, Qureshi highlighted the gloomy situation in ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party yesterday alleged the federal government was being run on auto-pilot.  Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, the spokesperson to PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that narrative of the country should revolve around the problems faced by the people and ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that India was trying to link the freedom movement with terrorism in occupied Kashmir. Speaking to journalists after the inauguration of New Media Centre at the Foreign Office here, he conveyed serious concerns over India’s ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party Vice President Senator Sherry Rehman yesterday said the federal ministers were busy targeting the opposition rather than performing their jobs.  The PPP leader said on the one hand Prime Minister Imran Khan was saying that the government had decided to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party yesterday said the misgovernance was at its peak in the country. Speaking at a news conference here, PPP Information Secretary Dr Nafisa Shah alleged Prime Minister Imran Khan was a ‘wrong number.’ “His cabinet is ‘two’ number ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday said that Fatima Jinnah and Benazir Bhutto were the role models for the Pakistani girls. In his message on the eve of International Day of the Girl Child being observed today (October 12) around the world under the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Sunday strongly condemned unabated Indian state-terrorism and extra-judicial killings of innocent Kashmiris in fake “encounters” and so-called “cordon-and-search” operations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).  According to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD-Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader Senator Rehman Malik on Sunday said that India had become a hub of terrorism.  Senator Malik, the Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior, said India had put the whole of South Asia in danger.   Addressing a news conference here, he ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -  Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Friday said India’s defence limitations were embarrassingly exposed to the world, first during its misadventure in Balakot against Pakistan and more recently in Ladakh against China. While reacting to Indian Air Force ...

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