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Zardari calls for collective efforts to steer country out of hot waters

ISLAMABAD: Co-Chairman Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday said that "leg pulling" will not serve anyone's cause, urged for combine efforts to steer the country out of the hot waters. "Democracy has its weaknesses, but it remains the best way to address critical issues faced by a country," said Zardari while expressing his views in the National Assembly. The former president said that financial help from friendly countries is not a long-term solution to improve the overall economic situation of…

Pakistan, US need to actively collaborate to achieve common regional goals: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said Pakistan and United States needed to actively work to achieve common objective of durable peace in the region. “The menace of global terrorism has claimed hundreds of thousands of human lives. Pakistan wishes to build partnership for a secure and prosperous future and to defeat the forces of disarray,” he said while addressing at the US Institute of Peace in Washington. He said Pakistan considered itself as the long standing friend of the United States and…

Nisar lashes out at Khaqan Abbasi, Asif for ‘putting own house in order’statements

LAHORE: Lashing out at Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for their statements pertaining to "putting own house in order", former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday said the PM and FM should not make fun of Pakistan with their remarks. “The prime minister must do in-house cleaning but avoid such statements which strengthens enemy’s narrative. Such remarks will only weaken Pakistan’s stance before the world,” he said. Abbasi in an interview on Monday said he agreed to…

India promoting terrorism on western border as well: Asif

  India was promoting terrorism on western border as well and Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadev was the biggest evidence to prove this fact Newly-elected Minister for Foreign Affairs said Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Sunday, ARY News reported. “Pakistan wants to build good neighbourly relations with India, but India does not fully abide by the treaties signed between the countries,” he said while talking to media in Sialkot. The foreign minister said India’s non-compliance with the Indus Waters Treaty was creating hurdles for…

Pakistan will never become part of war against any Muslim country: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Tuesday categorically stated that Pakistan would never become part of any war against any Muslim country, ARY News reported. “The government will follow the dictates of the resolution passed by the Joint Sitting of the Parliament over Yemen crisis,” he the Senate while responding to a calling attention notice moved by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Senator Farhatullah Babar regarding the permission granted by the government to the recently retired Army chief to…

The best bowler I faced was Mohammad Asif, says Kevin Pietersen

Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that the the best bowler he ever faced was Pakistan's discarded pacer Muhammad Asif. "The best bowler I faced was Mohammad Asif, the bowler from Pakistan who got done for -fixing," Pietersen told the Howie Games podcast. "Probably not a bad thing because he tormented a lot of batters," said Pietersen. The master batsman claimed that Asif's ability to make a batsman feel like the ball was accelerating off the wicket in different directions was enough to scare the batters.…

Indian violations at working boundary, LoC claimed 40 lives in six months: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday said at least 40 civilians have died and 138 others injured in Indian ceasefire violations at the working boundary and Line of Control (LoC) since July 2016, ARY News reported. “India has carried out ceasefire violations at the working boundary and LoC for 330 times between July and December last year – including 290 violations at the LoC and 40 at the working boundary,” he said while addressing the Senate in Islamabad. He also admitted that the frequency of the…

Tension between nuclear-armed neighboring countries to affect whole region: Asif

KARACHI: Defense Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday said tension between two nuclear-armed neighboring countries would affect the whole region, ARY News reported. “Our forces are absolutely ready to defend every inch of our land and on our part we have extreme goodwill for our neighbors,” he said while talking to ARY News. He said though our forces are stretched on boundary unfortunately due to Afghanistan’s politics of supporting India, but our working boundaries are completely safe. This should be noted that seven…

Govt decides to replace imported fuel with available resources: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Tuesday said the government has decided to replace imported fuels with indigenous resources like hydro and Thar Coal. The decision has been taken to make electricity affordable and to focus on arranging additional megawatts to bridge the demand-supply gap through these resources, he said. “In order to cut the power generation cost and to make it affordable to the masses, coal, hydro and Re-gasified Liquefied Natural Gas (R-LNG) are key resources under the…