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Crown prince a ‘red line’ in Khashoggi probe: Saudi FM

Crown prince a ‘red line’ in Khashoggi probe: Saudi FM

LONDON (AFP) – Calls for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to be held accountable for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are a “red line”, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said Wednesday.In a BBC television interview, Jubeir said any disparaging discussion about Prince Mohammed or his father, the Saudi monarch, would not be tolerated.”In […]

Iran FM arrives in Pakistan to discuss border guard abduction

Iran FM arrives in Pakistan to discuss border guard abduction

ISLAMABAD:Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday after 14 Iranian security personnel, including Revolutionary Guards intelligence officers, were abducted on the volatile south-eastern border with Pakistan earlier this month.Iran asks Pakistan to help secure borderZarif is accompanied by a high-level delegation for the one-day visit and was welcomed by officials at Noor Khan Airbase. He […]

Govt needs PPP, PML-N support for South Punjab: FM

Govt needs PPP, PML-N support for South Punjab: FM

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said creation of South Punjab as a separate province is a necessity which can no longer be ignored as it was a part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s manifesto.Talking to media in Multan after paying condolences over the death of 14 of a family in a bus accident on Sunday, the foreign minister […]

FM Qureshi to attend two-day SCO moot in Tajikistan

FM Qureshi to attend two-day SCO moot in Tajikistan

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will participate in a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Tajikistan, reported Radio Pakistan on Thursday.SCO’s 17th Council of Heads of Government meeting, hosted in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe, will take place from October 11 to 12.Earlier in May, Pakistan expressed its readiness to work with regional countries under the umbrella of SCO […]

FM Qureshi meets UN chief, urges to resolve Kashmir issue

FM Qureshi meets UN chief, urges to resolve Kashmir issue

NEW YORK (Web Desk) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at a meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York has urged him to play his role in resolving the lingering Kashmir issue according to the wishes of Kashmiris under the UN resolutions.The foreign minister expressed grave concern over the sufferings of the […]

Historic support for Taliban pursuit of national interest: FM Qureshi

Historic support for Taliban pursuit of national interest: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has termed the nation’s historic support for Afghan Taliban as pursuit of national interest.The foreign minister made the remarks while talking to Al-Jazeera in an interview broadcast on Thursday. Questioned on the aforementioned account, Qureshi said previous Pakistani governments were “helping their country”. Daily diary: Pakistan at the United Nations General Assembly […]

Conspiracies to incite disharmony in Pak-China ties will fail: Chinese FM

Conspiracies to incite disharmony in Pak-China ties will fail: Chinese FM

BEIJING:Any plots to sow discord in China’s ties with Pakistan will not prevail, the Chinese government’s top diplomat said on Tuesday, as Beijing fends off criticism of its economic projects in Pakistan and a clampdown in China’s western Xinjiang region.China has pledged $57 billion to build power stations, major highways, new railways and high capacity […]

FM Qureshi terms Indian attitude disappointing, against diplomatic norms

FM Qureshi terms Indian attitude disappointing, against diplomatic norms

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed India’s decision to withdraw from holding dialogue with Pakistan as disappointing and a violation of diplomatic norms, reported “Agreeing to talks and then cancelling them is beyond comprehension, Indian attitude is disappointing and in violation with diplomatic norms.” FM Qureshi stated.The foreign minister also responded to hawkish statements from the Indian […]

British Home Secretary, FM Qureshi discuss money laundering, assets recovery

British Home Secretary, FM Qureshi discuss money laundering, assets recovery

ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi received British Home Secretary Sajid Javid at the Foreign Office on Monday.The two sides discussed various areas of regional and bilateral cooperation, in particular regional security, counter terrorism, organized crime, migration, human trafficking, money laundering and illegal asset recovery.The Foreign Minister stressed the need to […]

Jalalabad consulate: Afghan FM assures of ‘positive outcome’

Jalalabad consulate: Afghan FM assures of ‘positive outcome’

ISLAMABAD:Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday expressed concern at the closure of the country’s consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad and was assured by his Afghan counterpart of a “positive outcome” in the matter. Qureshi requested the Afghan foreign minister, Salahuddin Rabbani, during a telephonic conversation, to restore security arrangements allowing the consulate general to […]