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No decision from the US on Afia Siddiqui’s release yet: FO

ISLAMABAD: “We have spoken to the United States about Dr Afia Siddiqui’s issue. However, no decision has been taken regarding her release as yet,”  Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal informed during a weekly press brief.  On Thursday, the FO asserted, since a decision has not been taken regarding her release by the United States yet, "we cannot say when she will be freed." Yesterday, ARY News learnt that the United States had promised to look into request of the incumbent government about Dr Aafia…

FM seeks explanation from Pakistan envoy to UK on ‘inappropriate’ behaviour

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has taken notice of 'improper' activities of Pakistan's High Commissioner to Britain during an award ceremony in London. Qureshi has sought a written explanation from ambassador Sahebzada Ahmed Khan for his reported 'irresponsible' behaviour during the awards ceremony. The Foreign Ministry has also summoned the envoy to Headquarters on account of giving an explanation over his non-serious behaviour in the public event. The Foreign Office (FO) has issued a press…

UK govt moves to remove anti-Pakistan banners from London cabs

LONDON: In the wake of strong reaction from Islamabad, the British government has ordered removal of anti-Pakistan banners from London cabs.   After Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas took up the matter of pernicious anti-Pakistan campaign on London cabs, the Transport for London promptly responded and ordered the removal of offensive advertisements from cabs immediately, a Radio Pakistan report said on Sunday. The London’s local government body responsible for the transport system confirmed…

Pakistan summons Indian envoy to protest ceasefire violations on LoC

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office, after Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC), on Wednesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest over unprovoked ceasefire violations. Two women, identified as Sumaira Younis and Maryam, were martyred, while five others, including Muhammed Shakeel, Muhammed Anwar Baig, Muneer Ahmed, Zeeshan, Rafeeque Ahmed, and Nasreen were injured when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing from across the border on Tuesday. Indian troops resorted to unprovoked…

45 civilians killed in ceasefire violations by India on LoC this year: FO

ISLAMABAD: More than 1100 instances of  ceasefire violations by Indian forces on the Line of Control have led to the killings of 45 people and serious injuries to more than a hundred this year alone, according to the Foreign Office. It said Indian troops have frequently resorted to unprovoked firing from across the border along the LoC dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir between Pakistan and India. The FO said India has violated the ceasefire 1150 times. A day earlier, Foreign Office…

Foreign Office summons Indian envoy over firing at Working Boundary

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Friday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge protest over unprovoked firing by Indian Border Security Force from across the Working Boundary near Sialkot. At least six people were killed and 26 others wounded when Indian forces resorted to firing from across the Working Boundary in the Chappar, Harpal, and Charwa Sectors, according to a statement of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). The Foreign Office told the Indian diplomat that despite calls for…