SHAFQAT ALI

  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party yesterday vowed to save democracy as the party marked ‘black day’ to denounce the 1977 coup that toppled the PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s elected government. Due to the coronavirus, the party did not hold any big meeting but relied ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday promised that Multan will not be ignored in the new South Punjab set-up. In a tweet, he said there will be a functional secretariat in Multan and additional chief secretaries will attend the office three days a week. Qureshi said that the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD          -       Pakistan People’s Party expects to perform better in the upcoming general elections in Gilgit Baltistan, senior leaders said. PPP Vice President Senator Sherry Rehman said that the people ...

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  • ISLAMABAD             -       Pakistan and China on Friday discussed India’s “belligerent posture” and “expansionist policies,” threatening peace in the region. Foreign Minister ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and the United States have agreed to continue efforts for early resolution of the Afghanistan issue as US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and US International Development Finance Corporation Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and the United States yesterday showed satisfaction over the Afghan peace process, In a meeting with US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad, here, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue to ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday summoned Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia to lodge protest against the unprovoked firing along the Line of Control. A foreign ministry statement said the Indian diplomat was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register Pakistan’s strong ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday pledged to lead the election campaign in Gilgit Baltistan. Stapling at a video-link meeting of his party ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -       Pakistan yesterday said it will defeat Indian conspiracies meant to create unrest in the country. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said whenever Pakistan moves towards stability, the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -     Pakistan yesterday said all clues to the terror attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange building lead to India as New Delhi was bent upon sabotaging the regional peace. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - The leading opposition parties on Sunday made it clear that no unconstitutional way will be used to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. Speaking at a joint news conference with other parties’ leaders, Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is awaiting an official response from India over the Islamabad’s proposal to reopen the Kartarpur corridor for the Sikh pilgrims. Over the weekend, Pakistan said it was ready to reopen the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims from today (June 29), three months after the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -          Pakistan, on Friday, said that India wanted to sabotage the Afghan peace process. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Hindutva mindset and aggressive policies of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD             -         Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday contacted top opposition parties’ leaders to challenge the government amid growing political ...

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  • ISLAMABAD    -         Pakistan yesterday dismissed Indian claims of Pakistan’s extension in the Financial Action Task Force’s ‘grey list.’ A foreign ministry statement said Pakistan “firmly rejects the remarks by ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party Thursday urged Prime Minister Imran Khan and Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan to resign after the recent plane crash in Karachi. Speaking at a news conference, PPP leaders Dr Nafisa Shah, Palwasha Khan and Senator Rubina Khalid said that the plane crash ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said it did not want to completely cut diplomatic ties with India or escalate the situation. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan had always reacted with restraint. “However, violation of diplomatic ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar yesterday said that he was very disappointed by the statement of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the national assembly calling Osama Bin Laden a martyr. Khokhar, the spokesperson to Chairman Pakistan Peoples’ Party ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said that it was disappointed at the US State Department’s Annual Country Report on Terrorism for 2019 which ignores Pakistan’s role against terrorism. Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a statement issued here that the report was ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday urged the United Nations Security Council to declare four Indian nationals as terrorists. Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said Pakistan had proposed the designation of four Indian nationals in 2019 under the United Nations 1267 Sanctions List, namely ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -         Former President Asif Ali Zardari yesterday said that the federal government lacked the political wisdom. He said that the people in federal government do not have the ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -          Pakistan on Tuesday warned India that it will respond in the same coin amid a diplomatic row. In a late night statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir has expressed deep concern over the worsening human rights and humanitarian situation in Occupied Kashmir and demanded India to stop any ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Just before the start of the monsoon season, the Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr Geoffrey Shaw took to twitter to share a picture of two rainwater tanks during their construction at his residence. The underground tanks, which are now operational, have 741,000 litres of ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         Pakistan and Saudi Arabia yesterday discussed the Kashmir issue and the growing Indian aggression. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation ...

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  • ISLAMABAD            -        Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday said that peace in Pakistan irks India. In a statement issued here, the FM pointed towards India’s hand in the firing ...

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  • ISLAMABAD          -          Pakistan and the United States are coming closer to clinching a permanent solution to the Afghan issue, top officials said on Sunday. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said ...

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  • ISLAMABAD              -         Pakistan, on Sunday, summoned Indian Charge d’Affaires Gaurav Ahluwalia to register its strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian ...

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  • ISLAMABAD           -         Pakistan and Afghan Taliban discussed the peace process this week in Doha, the Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. A Foreign Ministry statement said Special Representative for ...

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  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa discussed the Afghan peace with President Ashraf Ghani during his recent visit to Kabul, the Foreign Office said yesterday. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that General Qamar Javed Bajwa ...

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