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CPEC has no ‘military’ dimensions: FO

ISLAMABAD: China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a bilateral economic project and has no military dimensions, said Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on Friday.  According to details, the statement from the FO spokesperson came during a interaction with news men in the federal capital. Referring to a report published in a section of US media alleging that the CPEC was more than an economy and trade project, it rather had military dimensions as well. The spokesperson elucidated that the multi…

Argentine desires to boost relations with Pakistan in trade, tourism

ISLAMABAD: Argentine's Ambassador to Pakistan Ivan Ivanissevich expressed the desire to ratchet up bilateral relations in trade, tourism, education and science and technology sectors. According to details, the Argentinian envoy called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Wednesday where the two dignitaries discussed matters of mutual interest. The Foreign Minister apprised the visiting official about the investment friendly policies of Pakistan in order to attract foreign investment in the country.…

German envoy lauds Pakistan’s efforts in promoting regional peace

ISLAMABAD: German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler on Thursday praised the efforts of South Asian giant Pakistan in promoting peace and stability in the region.  According to details, the German envoy gave these remarks in a meeting with Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office. Further, Pakistan and Germany agreed to ratchet up the strength of their bilateral relations in economic and political spheres, Radio Pakistan reported. During the meeting, FM Qureshi welcomed the decision of…

Pakistanis stranded in Kuwait to depart for Lahore tonight: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday came to the rescue of the Pakistani passengers left stranded at Kuwait International Airport after Lahore-bound flights were cancelled owing to unstable weather conditions. Spokesperson for the Foreign Office Dr Muhammad Faisal said some of the stranded Pakistanis have been issued boarding passes for a Lahore-bound flight set to depart tonight, while the rest would be accommodated tomorrow. He tweeted: “Due to heavy rains Kuwait declared emergency for three days…

PM Nawaz Sharif visits Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the Foreign Office on Friday, ARY News reported. Accompanied by finance minister Ishaq Dar and adviser on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister paid a visit to the foreign office where he was briefed on the country’s foreign policy and its relations with neighbouring countries. Sources said the premier also presided over a meeting of foreign office's top officials who briefed him about the latest developments around the globe concerning the Pakistan's foreign…

Gulf mediation: PM Nawaz to leave for Saudi Arabia today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for Saudi Arabia on one-day trip to play a role in resolving the Gulf crisis, ARY News reported on Monday. The PM is likely to board a flight for Saudi Arabia at 1:00pm to hold discussions with the officials of the kingdom to help end the diplomatic crisis engulfing the Gulf region. The tensions between Saudi Arabia and Qatar continue to escalate following the former and its allies severing ties with the Gulf state. While commenting on the Gulf crisis, PM Nawaz…

Four injured in unprovoked Indian firing at LoC

RAWALPINDI: At least four people were wounded with Indian firing at the Line of Control (LoC), ARY News reported on Thursday. The Inter Services Public Relations(ISPR), the media wing of Pakistan army, in a statement said that Indian troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC, targeting civilian population in Nikial and Kayani sectors with heavy weapons and mortars. Pakistan army responded effectively targeting Indian posts to silent their guns aiming at civilians, it added. The Foreign Office’s…