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Raheel Sharif not to act against Iran: Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has said that Islamabad is committed to its policy of non-interference in the conflicts of Muslim countries. She clarified that Saudi-led military alliance is not against any country. According to our correspondent, the Foreign Secretary has assured the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that General Raheel Sharif…

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Bangladesh media delegation calls on foreign secretary

ISLAMABAD: A group of senior journalists from leading media houses/ think tanks of Bangladesh Wednesday called on the Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to a Foreign Office statement, during the interaction, the Foreign Secretary highlighted that Pakistan and Bangladesh were bound in a special historical relationship that went back to 1947…

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Tehmina Janjua assumes charges as Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s former representative to the United Nations Tehmina Janjua has assumed charge as Foreign Secretary. The announcement was formally made by Foreign Office on Twitter. Tehmina Janjua has assumed charge as the Foreign Secretary of Pakistan w.e.f. today, 20th March 2017 pic.twitter.com/4wRWotnIiG — M. Nafees Zakaria (@ForeignOfficePk) March 20, 2017 Previously, Ms Janjua served…

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PM appoints Tehmina Janjua as new Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appointed Ms. Tehmina Janjua, presently serving as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, as the new Foreign Secretary. According to a Foreign Office statement issued here Monday, Ms.Tehmina Janjua would assume the post of Foreign Secretary in the first week of March 2017. She is…

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PM draws world attention towards Kashmir violence

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday urged international community, particularly the United Kingdom to take notice of the gravity of situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK). India should be called on to respect human rights of the people of Kashmir and implement the UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and…

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Foreign Secretary, DGMO brief P-5 envoys on ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, accompanied by Director General Military Operations (DGMO) on Friday briefed the Ambassadors of Permanent Members of UN Security Council (China, France, Russian Federation, UK and USA) about the frivolous Indian claim of carrying out “surgical strikes on the LoC.” The Director General (Military Operations) gave a detailed briefing of…

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Foreign Secretary summons Indian HC; condemns LoC ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry summoned the Indian High Commissioner on Thursday evening (September 29, 2016) and rejected the baseless Indian claim regarding the so-called surgical strikes. The Foreign Secretary condemned the unprovoked firing by the Indian Occupation Forces on the Line of Control (LoC), resulting in Shahadat of two Pakistan Armed Forces personnel,…

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Boris Johnson appointed Britain’s foreign minister

LONDON: Boris Johnson, the former London mayor and “Leave” campaign figurehead in Britain’s EU referendum, was appointed foreign secretary on Wednesday in new Prime Minister Theresa May’s government.

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Pakistan seeks sustained, structured engagement with India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has conveyed to India that a sustained and structured engagement is imperative for resolving all the outstanding issues, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said Wednesday. Briefing the newsmen in Islamabad about his participation in Heart of Asia conference and his meeting with Indian counterpart, the foreign secretary said that Pakistan’s commitment to resolve all…

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Pak, India Foreign Secretary-level talks in New Delhi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed met his Indian counterpart Dr S.Jaishankar in New Delhi on Tuesday and underscored Pakistan’s commitment for friendly relations with all its neighbours including India in line with the vision of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif. Aizaz Chaudhry arrived in the Indian capital Delhi Tuesday to participate in the senior officials…

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Pakistan’s nuclear program for self-defence

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s nuclear program is for self-defence and deterrence and is aimed to preserve strategic stability in the region, said Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry. The Foreign Secretary said this while speaking to reporters on the eve of Nuclear Security Summit in Washington. He said Pakistan’s nuclear program is fully secured and there has not been…

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Foreign Secretary rules out presence of Daish in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Sunday ruled out presence of Daish in Pakistan. Talking to newsmen here at the Foreign Office on the occasion of annual charity bazar organized by Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association, he said Pakistan had been a victim of terrorism for the last many years. Daish was a terrorist…

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Pakistan rules out any ‘deal or agreement’ on nuclear issue

WASHINGTON: Ruling out the possibility of any ‘deal’ with the United States on nuclear program, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry Monday categorically stated that as Pakistan’s nuclear program was aimed at deterring any aggression from India, it would never compromise its national security interests. Speaking to media persons ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s official…

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Foreign Secretary meets US high-ups in Pentagon

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry visited the Pentagon to meet US Defence Undersecretary Christine Wormuth. During the meeting, both sides discussed a wide range of issues related to bilateral defence cooperation, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani accompanied the Foreign Secretary. The Foreign Secretary expressed satisfaction that bilateral defence partnership has maintained robust momentum and remains…

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Foreign Secretary rules out terror possibility in chopper crash

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad has ruled out the possibility of terrorism in Naltar tragedy and said the crash occurred due to technical failure of the engine of the helicopter.     Addressing a news conference in Islamabad, he said Pakistan Army had arranged top security for the visitors to Naltar and said  TTP's claim was…

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Pakistan conveys all concerns to India: foreign secretary

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Tuesday said Pakistan conveyed all its concerns especially Indian involvement in Baluchistan and FATA in a meeting with Indian Secretary for External Affairs Jaishankar held here. Addressing a press conference at Foreign Office, following the meeting with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the Foreign Secretary said the meeting…

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Indian Foreign Secretary in Pakistan on 2-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyan Jaishankar arrived here on Tuesday on two-day visit to Islamabad to hold talks on regional and bilateral issues. He was received at the airport by senior officials from Pakistan's Foreign Office, Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and other officials. The Indian secretary will hold talks with Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz…

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UK’s Hague steps down in surprise move

LONDON: British Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Monday he was stepping down from his post as the country's top diplomat after four years in the job in an unexpected move prompted by a government reshuffle.    “Tonight I am standing down as Foreign Secretary after 4 years to serve as Leader of the House…

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