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Peace in Afghanistan crucial for regional stability: Ambassador Chaudhry

WASHINGTON: Describing peace in Afghanistan as inevitable for regional stability, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Chaudhry said that Islamabad would take active part along with all other partners to find a political solution to  Afghan problem. Talking to a 6-member delegation of US journalists, who are scheduled to visit Pakistan soon, the Ambassador…

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Pakistan Ambassador to US meets Trump

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ambassador to United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, has presented his credentials to the US President Donald J.Trump at White House. The Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry was named as Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America in mid February and he had joined his new responsibilities in Washington last month. Ambassador…

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Haqqani says he facilitated presence of CIA operatives in Pakistan on order of civilian leaders

Former Pakistani ambassador to Washington Hussain Haqqani admits that he had helped the United State station a large number of CIA operatives on the ground in Pakistan with the authorization of the then civilian government. Haqqani, who had served as Pakistan’s ambassador to the US from Apr 2008 to Nov 2011 before being forced to…

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German envoy meets CJCSC

Germany’s Ambassador in Islamabad Ms Ina Lepel called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi and discussed matters related to regional security and bilateral defence.    The ambassador acknowledged the role of Pakistan Armed Forces in fighting the menace of terrorism, a statement by the army’s…

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Ambassador of Iran meets General Bajwa

Rawalpindi: Mehdi Honardoost, the Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa today (Saturday). Matters of regional security and mutual interest were discussed, according to ISPR. The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pak Army’s contributions towards regional peace and stability. He also expressed his appreciation for ongoing…

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Qatar distances itself from Panama letter

ISLAMABAD: The Qatar government on Saturday distanced itself from a letter written by a prince regarding financing of properties owned by the ruling Sharif family in London. Responding to the letter which was submitted by the ruling family in the apex court, Qatari ambassador to Islamabad Saqar Mubarak al-Mansouri told a TV channel that his…

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Turkey detains six over envoy murder as Russia seeks answers

ANKARA: Turkish authorities were on Tuesday holding six people over the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Ankara by an off-duty policeman, as Russia urgently sought answers over the murder. With the Turkish capital already on high alert after a string of attacks this year, an individual also fired outside the US embassy in Ankara…

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Russian ambassador to Ankara killed in gun attack

ANKARA: The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot dead in an attack at an art gallery in the Turkish capital on Monday by a gunman shouting “Don’t forget Aleppo”. A Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman confirmed the death of envoy Andrei Karlov, which marked one of the most serious spillovers of the Syria conflict into Turkey….

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Danish ambassador amazed by Pakistan tourist potential

LAHORE: Denmark’s Ambassador to Islamabad Ole Thonke said that he was amazed by the tourist potential in Pakistan. The Danish envoy visited some historic sites in Lahore with his family and witnessed the iconic flag-lowering parade ceremony at Wagah Border Crossing. “I visited great sights in Lahore with my family. Pakistan has indeed tourist potential,”…

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Pakistan, Cuba reaffirm bilateral ties

HAVANA: Pakistan’s ambassador to Havana Kamran Shafa on Saturday handed over food supplies to Cuban authorities to help people affected by Hurricane Mathew. In a handover ceremony held today, 14 October, at the port of Havana, the Pakistani Ambassador, Kamran Shafi, and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade of Cuba, Antonio Carricarte, reaffirmed the good…

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Ambassador Lodhi urges UN to help resolve Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi told the world body that the decolonization agenda of the United Nations would remain incomplete without resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. Speaking in the Debate of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, she said that for over six decades UN Security Council resolutions promising…

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No power can obstruct Pak-China friendship: Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Monday said the time-tested and sincere friendship between Pakistan and China was a worry for the enemies of peace and development but no power can obstruct the bilateral friendship. In a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong here, the minister said that…

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Edhi was an inspiration beyond Pakistan: US envoy

KARACHI: American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale paid his respects to the family of revered philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, praising the late humanitarian for his philanthropy and “compassion for humanity.” He said Edhi “promoted human rights through his tireless work assisting the needy, regardless of ethnicity or religion, and his philanthropic work reached many communities…

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PPP distances itself from Hussain Haqqani

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples’ Party has distanced itself from former Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani saying that the Party has nothing to do with the views expressed by the latter. A spokesperson of the Party said this when his attention was drawn to recent statements of Hussain Haqqani on a host of issues involving national…

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Afghanistan summons Pakistani Ambassador

KABUL: The Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan (MoFA) over a clash between the Afghan and Pakistani forces in Torkham. MoFA said a strong protest was lodged with the Pakistani Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain regarding the latest clash. “The deputy foreign minister for administrative affairs Dr. Nasir…

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Pakistan’s ambassador attends funeral of Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani attended the funeral of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali held in the state of Kentucky, the United States. Watch video: Over 14,000 gather for Muslim funeral honouring Muhammad Ali Ambassador Jilani paid rich tribute to the great Muslim boxer on behalf of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif…

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Turkey recalls ambassador after JI leader’s execution in BD

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkey on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Bangladesh for consultations after strongly protesting the execution in the country of a top Islamist leader, the state-run Anatolia news agency said. Motiur Rahman Nizami, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami , was hanged at a Dhaka jail late Tuesday for the massacre of intellectuals during the 1971…

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US envoy condemns Charsadda assault

ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale strongly condemned today’s terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda and offered deepest condolences to the victims and their families. At least 20 people mostly students embraced martyrdom when four militants stormed Bacha Khan University on Wednesday morning. “I strongly condemn today’s appalling attack on Bacha Khan…

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China lauds Pakistan’s help in Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Newly appointed Chinese Special Envoy on Afghanistan, Ambassador Deng Xijun on Friday lauded Pakistan’s role in facilitating peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan and expressed the hope that it will ensure peace and security in the region. Talking to Syed Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, the Chinese Special Envoy…

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At UN, Pakistan pushes for settlement of Kashmir dispute

UNITED NATIONS: Regretting that the decades-old UN Security Council resolutions calling for a plebiscite in Kashmir remain unimplemented, Pakistan has stressed the need for a peaceful settlement of the dispute between India and Pakistan over the Himalayan state. “Fulfillment of the long-held promise of self-determination to the Kashmiri people is urgent as well as indispensable…

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Maleeha highlights Kashmir issue in UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistani ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi on Wednesday highlighted the lingering Kashmir issue in the U.N. General Assembly, while underscoring the urgency of its settlement for peace and stability in South Asia. While Abhishek Singh, a First Secretary at the Indian Mission to the UN, harped on the same old tune that Kashmir…

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