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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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Most pointed reaction by Khawaja Asif to Trump tweet

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif launched the most scathing criticism against the United States in the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s Twitter outburst.  Taking resort to micro-blogging website, the foreign minister remarked the past has taught us the lesson to be discreet in the relations with the United States, adding, “You (US) are not happy…

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Pak-Afghan border fencing imperative to regulate movements: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif Tuesday said Pakistan had started work of fencing border with Afghanistan as it was imperative to regulate cross-border movement. Pakistan had started work of fencing the border at its own resources and Afghanistan should also initiate work as it was a collective responsibility of both the countries, he said…

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Pakistan rejects Donald Trump’s US aid claim

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday contradicted President Donald Trump’s claim that the US had given $33 billion in aid to Pakistan over the last 15 years. “President Donald Trump can hire a US-based audit firm to verify his claim,” said Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif in a Twitter message shortly after a meeting of…

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Pakistan ready to share every detail of US aid: Khawaja Asif

SLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday played down US President Donald Trump’s latest criticism on Pakistan, saying Islamabad was ready to share every detail of the US financial aid. “We have clearly conveyed to the US that we will not accept any demand for do more, so Trump’s ‘no more’ does not hold any…

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FM Asif will respond to Donald Trump’s tweet shortly

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said that he would respond to US President Donald Trump’s latest tweet on Pakistan shortly.   In a message on Twitter shortly after Trump’s tweet, Khawaja Asif said that he would let the world know the truth and the difference between facts and fiction. “We will respond to President…

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Foreign Minister rejects Indian allegations regarding Jadhav’s meeting

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif categorically rejecting all Indian allegations has stated that the meeting of the wife and mother of Commander Jadhav was permitted on humanitarian grounds, in lines with Islamic teachings and traditions of compassion and grace. Responding to a query regarding the Indian External Affairs Minister’s statement, he said the purpose of…

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Khawaja Asif presents action plan for improving ties with Afghanistan

BEIJING: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif presented an action plan on improving ties with Kabul Tuesday in a meeting with the foreign ministers of China and Afghanistan.  According to details, an official meeting was held by the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan to find out a solution to achieve durable peace in Afghanistan. Khawaja…

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China, Pakistan to look at including Afghanistan in $57 billion economic corridor

BEIJING: China and Pakistan will look at extending their $57 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday, part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road plan linking China with Asia, Europe and beyond. China has tried to position itself as a helpful party to promote talks between Pakistan and…

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Pakistan seeks US help for return of Afghan refugees 

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif Sunday demanded the United States (US) to ensure return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan. Pakistan had launched fencing for securing its border with Afghanistan because it was imperative for combating terrorism, he said while talking to a private news channel. Afghanistan should focus on the ‘border management’ and fulfill…

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LIVE UPDATES: Kulbushan Jadhav’s meeting with mother, wife ends

ISLAMABAD: The meeting between arrested Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav with his mother and wife in Islamabad came to an end, Samaa reported. LIVE UPDATES 04.17 pm: The FO spokesperson said that Jadhav’s meeting with his family member should not be considered his last. 04.16 pm: The FO spokesperson said Pakistan allowed Indian High Commissioner to…

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Khawaja Asif to attend trilateral dialogue in Beijing

BEIJING: Foreign Minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif will attend a trilateral dialogue between the foreign ministers of China, Pakistan and Afghanistan to be held here on December 26 to discuss development, security and counter-terrorism. “It will be the first meeting of its kind since the three countries agreed to establish a trilateral dialogue mechanism in June,”…

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No chance of assemblies being dissolved: Khawaja Asif

LONDON: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Thursday that there was no chance of assemblies being dissolve, reiterating his stance that elections would take place in time. When asked to comment on Speaker Ayaz Sadiq’s remarks, Khawaja Asif said that he had only expressed concern over the ongoing situation in the country. “There is no…

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Ceasefire violations: India responds to Khawaja Asif’s letter

ISLAMABAD: India has turned down Pakistan’s call for a political intervention to halt ceasefire violations which were resulting in loss of life. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had written a letter to his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj about the ceasefire violations and called for political intervention to de-escalate tensions on the line of control and working…

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Khawaja Asif slams Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has condemned United States President Donald Trump’s announcement of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Samaa reported. In his tweet, Asif stated that the decision of shifting US embassy will alter the status of Jerusalem. He added that Trump’s decision is affront to Palestinians and the Muslims across the…

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Khawaja Asif Iqama case adjourned

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) adjourned plea seeking disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif for possessing an Iqama (foreign work permit), till end of winter vacations. A larger bench comprising Justice Aamer Farooq, Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani and Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb, adjourned the petition due to non-availability of the senior lawyer of the…

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Khatam-e-Nabuwat clause was amended to please international lobby: Imran

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan alleged on Wednesday that the Khatam-e-Nabuwwat clause was amended by the government on purpose in an effort to appease the international lobby. Addressing a press conference at his Bani Gala residence, the cricketer-turned-politician wondered if only Zahid Hamid was behind the amendment or were there other persons involved. “The government…

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Pakistan supports for Kashmiris right to self-determination: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Occupied Kashmir for their right to self-determination. In a statement, he said we will continue to steadfastly stand by them until the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions…

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