SHAFQAT ALI

  • ISLAMABAD                    -                  Pakistan on Friday urged the United Nations to stop India’s ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD                 -               Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that the stranded Pakistanis abroad will be brought ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD                -           Pakistan yesterday offered to host the South Asian Association for Region­al Cooperation health ministers’ con­ference to ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD                     -           The United States stand with Pakistan in its fight against the coronavirus outbreak, American envoy in ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD                  -             Pakistan yesterday hoped the international financial institutions and the donor countries will reschedule debts ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has urged the world to intervene on held Kashmir amid the coronavirus outbreak as Kashmiris were being treated inhumanly by India. Pakistan has written letters to the world capitals or spoken to the top diplomats on the issue in the recent days, Foreign Office spokesperson ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said humanity must be the first priority as the world fights the deadly coronavirus. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke to French, Spanish and Bangladeshi counterparts to discuss the pandemic that has infected and killed people across the world. He called for ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party yesterday sought a nationwide lockdown and proposed a Multi-Party Conference on the issue of coronavirus in the country. A video conference of the Central executive Committee of the PPP was held to take stock of the situation aris­ing out of the corona ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Sunday said the world must unite to defeat coronavirus pandemic. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the situation was changing rapidly at the global level due to the coronavirus. “We need to form a united front and devise a mutual strategy to deal with the ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday urged the world to lift sanctions against Iran amid the coronavirus outbreak. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the world must show compassion as Iran was worst hit by the deadly pandemic.  “Sanctions must be lifted against Iran, in this moment of ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - The United States yesterday announced $ 1 million aid to Pakistan to combat the coronavirus. US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells said that the US will provide $1 million to Pakistan under the USAID programme ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday urged India to lift blockade in occupied Kashmir as the coronavirus infections multiplied in the sub-continent. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui several cases had been reported in occupied Kashmir.“In view of ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday categorically rejected Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ irresponsible remarks on the joint statement issued by Pakistan and China after the visit to China by President Dr Arif Alvi. The remarks made by the spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday postponed a rally to mark the PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s death anniversary next month amid coronavirus outbreak. Bilawal suspended and postponed all he “unnecessary political activities”, ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and China yesterday pledged to stand united in good and bad times as the top leaders held meetings to strengthen the partnership. A joint statement issued here after President Arif Alvi’s meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing, said China and Pakistan ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday suspended all walk-in consular services except attestation of power of attorney from today (March 18) to April 3. The decision was taken as “necessary precaution to deal with the rising threat of pandemic viral disease Covid-19,” said a statement released ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan will soon call South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Health Ministers conference to discuss a joint strategy against the coronavirus, officials said. Pakistan had proposed hosting SAARC Health Ministers’ Conference at the earliest during a Video-Conference of ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation yesterday woke up from hibernation as coronavirus threatened the region. A video-conference of SAARC member states was held to discuss responses to the Covid-19 outbreak. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and Minister of State for ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - President Dr Arif Alvi will be visiting China for two days from today (Monday).He will be undertaking this visit on the invitation of President Xi Jinping of China.The President will be accompanied by a delegation including the foreign minister, minister for planning, development and ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD                   -             Pakistan and the United States are in contact to ensure implementation of the peace deal recently signed ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday urged the world to stop India’s belligerence as New Delhi continued to crush the minorities. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that India had made life for the minorities miserable. “Islamabad is ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said Pakistan will continue to play a key role for peace in Afghanistan. Speaking at the 28th Graduation Diplomatic Course for Foreign Diplomats here, Qureshi said that Pakistan wants peace for the sake of the ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that India’s hands were red with Kashmiris’ blood. In a meeting here with officers of the foreign ministry here, the FM said Pakistan will exposé India at all forums. Qureshi said the foreign service was performing ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said Afghan dispute on claims to power should be resolved for the war-torn country’s stability. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the US envoy on Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad was coming today (March 12) to discuss the issue. “This issue should be ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - The United States yesterday rules out direct flight with Pakistan for the time being. A US embassy statement said that officials from US Transport Security Administration will visit the New Islamabad International Airport next week to review Pakistan’s aviation security ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan expects the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to focus more on the Kashmir issue as Islamabad showed satisfaction with the world’s response to the longstanding dispute. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told The Nation that OIC Secretary General’s Special ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD                 -          Pakistan yesterday urged the United States and Afghanistan to keep their eyes open after 27 people were killed and 29 wounded in an ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - A six-member team of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation visited the Line of Control yesterday to get first-hand knowledge about the loss of lives and properties caused by the indiscriminate firing of the Indian forces. Pakistan briefed the OIC team on the India aggression along the ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation members are united on the issue of Kashmir and endorse Pakistan’s stance, OIC Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Jammu and Kashmir Yousef M. Al Dobeay said yesterday. Speaking at a joint news conference along with Foreign Minister ...

    Read More
  • ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday sought deportation of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from the United Kingdom sending a letter to the concerned authorities in London. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi confirmed a letter was sent to London but did not reveal the details. “We (the ...

    Read More