SHAFQAT ALI

  • TBEIJING    -   China will never abandon Pakistan and will remain its iron brother forever, Senior Chinese officials said yesterday. The top officials said that China will continue to invest money and expertise in Pakistan. “China will not leave Pakistan even if all ...

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  • TISLAMABAD       -    Pakistan has urged the United States to stop India from pushing the South Asian region into a “dangerous war” amid fierce clashes on the Line of Control. Senior government officials told The Nation on Sunday that Islamabad had asked ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   Tension between Pakistan and India continues to soar as the two countries prepare to open the Kartarpur corridor for the Sikh pilgrims next month. Amid tensions, the two countries have vowed to open the Kartarpur corridor in time for the 550th birth ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   The British royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, yesterday left for the United Kingdom after a historic five-day visit to Pakistan, , carrying back home a bundle of fond memories featuring country’s vibrant culture, people and places. Duke ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday warned India against diverting the western water flow as Pakistan had exclusive rights on three rivers under the Indus Water Treaty. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said that any attempt by India to divert the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that India’s hegemonic designs have threatened Pakistan and the regional stability. Speaking at a ceremony in the Air University Islamabad on the country’s foreign policy, the FM said that India had resorted to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday said US President Donald Trump was “eager” to receive a telephone call from Prime Minister Imran Khan as Islamabad launched a mediatory role on the Gulf crisis and US-Iran tensions. Speaking at a news conference here, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -    The United Kingdom yesterday pledged to support Pakistan as a ‘key partner and friend’ as the royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, met top Pakistani leadership here. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their first full ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   British Prince William yesterday recalled his love for his mother Diana when a student told him she was a big fan of the late princess. William poignantly recalled his love for his mother after meeting with school kids. The prince, who is second in line to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The British Royal couple, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived in Islamabad yesterday on a historic five-day visit to Pakistan to build lasting friendship. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, British High Commissioner in Pakistan Thomas Drew and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday said the government was committed to playing role for regional peace and Islamabad wanted solution to all problems through talks. Chairing a federal cabinet meeting, the PM took his team into confidence regarding his recent visits to China and Iran. In ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Saudi Arabia today, two days after holding talks with the Iranian leadership in Tehran to defuse the tension in the Gulf. Prime Minister Khan has said that he was on a mission to act as a “facilitator” between Tehran and Riyadh to defuse ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, will arrive in Pakistan today (October 14) aiming to build a lasting friendship with Pakistan. A statement before the royal couple’s visit said they are “looking forward to building a lasting friendship ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The United States backs Pakistan’s efforts for regional peace as Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Iran to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh. Senior government officials told The Nation on Sunday that the US was happy with Pakistan’s role and had conveyed this to Islamabad ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan will try to convince Saudi Arabia for talks with Iran when Prime Minister Imran Khan visits the Kingdom after a day-long visit to Tehran this weekend, officials said on Friday. PM Khan, who earlier visited China this week, plans to hold talks with ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -   Pakistan yesterday said that India was pushing the region into an arms race as the two nuclear-armed nations go through a new wave of tension over the Kashmir issue. Speaking at his weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The United States has assured Pakistan that it will help defuse the Pak-India tension and will remain available for mediation on Kashmir. Senior government officials told The Nation on Wednesday that Washington was “upset” over the persistent tension between Pakistan and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD          -    Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will announce the party’s strategy regarding anti-government campaign today. The PPP chief has convened a meeting in Karachi to discuss the political situation after Jamiat ...

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  • TISLAMABAD        -     Pakistan yesterday slammed India for violating the Line of Control and killing or injuring civilians. Director General South Asia Dr Mohammed Faisal summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday reached China on an official visit, ahead of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s arrival in Beijing. During the visit, which aims at enhancing the bilateral cooperation with China, the two leaders will discuss issues of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday appreciated the United States’ support on the Kashmir issue amid massive human rights violations in the held territory. In a meeting with US Senators Christopher Van Hollen and Maggie Hassan at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday urged the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to take notice of New Delhi’s smear campaign against Islamabad, and strongly rejected Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s comments that FATF can any time blacklist Pakistan. In a statement issued here, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/ MUZAFFARABAD     -   A group of US Senators yesterday urged India to lift curfew in Occupied Kashmir and release all prisoners while authorities in Azad Kashmir blocked a march by thousands of protesters who wanted to move toward the highly militarised Line ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -  The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and the Awami National Party (ANP) yesterday said that the opposition was united against the government but fell short of announcing practical support to the JUI-F’s Azadi March this month. They urged JUI-F chief ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   Kashmir is on the agenda as Prime Minister Imran Khan departs for his official visit to China today (October 7), officials said on Sunday. He will also discuss other issues of regional and bilateral significance with the Chinese leadership. During his ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan has asked the United States to stop Afghanistan from hurting the peace efforts amid renewed hopes of result-oriented dialogue with the Afghan Taliban. Senior government officials told The Nation on Sunday that Islamabad had urged Washington to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -    Pakistan brought the United States and Afghan Taliban back to the talks’ table weeks after President Donald Trump called off the dialogue. A visiting Afghan Taliban delegation met US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in an ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -   British royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, will undertake the “most complex tour” to Pakistan this month given the logistical and security considerations, the British High Commission said yesterday. Citing a statement by the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi was not removed for any “reason” and she was replaced after completing her tenure, the foreign ministry said yesterday. In a tweet, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr ...

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  • TISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan is leading the Afghan peace process as Afghan Taliban met the Pakistani civil and military leadership here amid the group’s stalled dialogue with the United States. The two sides agreed that peace was a mutual goal and talks were the only way ...

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