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Khawaja Asif, SCO FMs meet President Xi at Great Hall

BEIJING: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif, along with foreign ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member countries, met Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall on Monday. Besides Khawaja Asif, those who met President Xi, included Sushma Swaraj of India, Kairat Abdrakhmanov of Kazakhstan, Erlan Abdyldayev of Kyrgyzstan, Sergey Lavrov of Russia, Sirodjidin Aslov…

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China reassures Pakistan on ties ahead of Xi’s meeting with India’s Modi

BEIJING: China on Monday reassured Pakistan that relations between the two countries were as firm as ever and would “never rust”, ahead of a meeting this week between President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that could unnerve Islamabad. China and Pakistan like to call each other “all weather friends” and their traditional…

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Khawaja Asif arrives in China to attend SCO FMs meeting

BEIJING: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is leading a delegation in a two-day meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization from 23-24 April, 2018, in China. His Chinese counterpart Wang Yi received him and the delegation at the state guest house in Beijing. The ministers of both the countries also held a pre-CFM…

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Pakistan to send special envoys to world capitals to highlight Kashmir unrest: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif says Pakistan will send special envoys to various capitals of the world to highlight deteriorating law and order situation in the Indian-held Kashmir. “This decision has been taken in a special meeting of the cabinet which has reviewed the situation arising from the recent Indian brutalities in Kashmir,” Foreign…

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Pakistan supports President Ghani’s peace plan: Khawaja Asif

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said bringing Taliban to the negotiating table and establishing peace and stability in Afghanistan is a shared responsibility of the international community. Addressing the Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan in Uzbekistan, he said Pakistan has been consistently stressing for the resolution of Afghan conflict through a political settlement. He emphasized the need…

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Asif sees Nawaz becoming PM again

SIALKOT: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday predicted that ousted premier Nawaz Sharif would become the country’s prime minister for a fourth time. Speaking at a workers’ convention in his home-town, the foreign minister said: “I have a strong conviction that Nawaz Sharif will be elected as our prime minister for the record fourth time.”…

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Khawaja Asif for bettering environment for trade with Iran

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has stressed to develop favorable environment for trade between Pakistan and Iran. He was addressing Pak-Iran Business Forum in Islamabad on Monday. Khawaja Asif said trade volume between the two countries has reached to five-billion dollars during last two years. He said cooperation between state bank of Pakistan and Bank…

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Ink attack on Khawaja Asif condemned

Politicians have deplored ‘ink attack’ on senior PML-N leader Khawaja Asif, who was hit by black ink during the party’s workers convention in Sialkot. Watch this report…

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Ink thrown at Khawaja Asif in Sialkot

SIALKOT: A ‘workers convention’ organised by PML-N in Sialkot witnessed high drama when a man threw black ink at Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif during his speech, Samaa reported Saturday. After the black ink fell on Khawaja Asif’s face and cloths, the function turned messy; however, the minister continued his speech. The incident occurred in Sialkot,…

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Imran can go to any length to gain power: Khawaja Asif

SIALKOT: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday said the prevailing political scenario in country was bringing to light the real faces of politicians and exposing their personal designs. He was talking to the media after inaugurating the newly established Executive Passport Office in Sialkot. The foreign minister lashed out at PTI Chairman Imran Khan…

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Asif vows to impeach envoy for not voting against Syria

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that government would take action against Pakistan’s diplomat for abstaining voting on Syria in the United Nations Security Council’s meeting last month. Late last month, UNSC voted unanimously in favor of a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, after days of bombardment by the Syrian government on a Damascus suburb left…

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Fought America’s war in the name of jihad: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that Pakistan fought America’s war in the name of jihad. He was speaking in the National Assembly on Friday. He said millions of people lost their lives in America’s war for supremacy. “We will not become proxy of the United States,” he said. He added that Pakistan will…

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Complaint verification against Khawaja Asif for alleged money laundering ordered

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (Retd) Javed Iqbal Wednesday ordered to hold complaint verification against Foreign Affairs Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on allegations of money laundering. The NAB, in a statement here, said the complaint verification had been ordered in view of the allegation, which was not the final. The authority, as per…

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Global watchdog puts Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist: media

ISLAMABAD: A global money-laundering watchdog has placed Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, Indian media and a diplomatic source said on Friday, in a likely blow to both Pakistan’s economy and its strained relations with the United States. The move is part of a broader U.S. strategy to pressure Pakistan to cut alleged links…

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Had a very fruitful meeting with Russian FM: Khawaja Asif

MOSCOW: Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khawaja Mohammad Asif said on Wednesday that he had a fruitful meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.  This was stated by the Pakistani foreign minister in a tweet. Khawaja Asif said that the two diplomats had discussed regional and international issues particularly Afghanistan. “Need for close cooperation on counter…

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Khawaja Asif leaves for Russia on 4-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has left for Russia on a four-day official visit at the invitation of his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. During his stay in Moscow, Khawaja Asif is expected to hold talks with Sergey Lavrov on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual…

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FM Asif urges US to pay for fencing Pak-Afghan border aimed at reducing terrorism

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the fence Pakistan is building along its largely porous 2,343- kilometer border with Afghanistan will help reduce terrorism and he sought U.S. assistance as Islamabad steps up efforts to complete the project. “It won’t cost them much,” he said of the U.S. in an interview…

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Khawaja Asif wants Imran Khan be grilled on ‘lanti’ remark

PML-N leader Khawaja Asif lashed out at Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid for criticizing Parliament and using the slurs against the legislating house. Addressing the national assembly, he said these opposition leaders who uttered the slur should be brought before a parliamentary committee of National Assembly. He said the committee should summon them, adding if…

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Khawaja Asif sees India, Israel developing anti-Muslim nexus

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif says India and Israel have anti-Islam nexus, which is evident from their occupation of Muslim territories. In an interview with a private channel, he said India has occupied the territory of Kashmir, while Israel is occupying a vast area of Palestine. The foreign minister said Pakistan never accepted Israel, and…

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We’re not friends with you any more, Khawaja Asif tells US

NEWS DESK: After persistent demands from the US that Pakistan should “do more” followed by aid cut threats from the Trump administration, Khawaja Asif made it clear that Pakistan is no more an ally to the US. Watch here:

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World acknowledges Pakistan’s role in anti-terrorism fight: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that China, Russia, Turkey and other countries have acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in war against terrorism. In an interview with a private news channel, he said the United States is not recognizing Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism. He said Jawans, and high ranking officers of the…

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