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Pakistan rejects ‘politically motivated’ US report on religious freedom

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday rejected the US State Department's “unilateral and politically motivated” report on treatment of minorities which added it to a list of the countries that violate religious freedom. "Pakistan rejects the US State Department's unilateral and politically motivated pronouncement released today in the context of its annual religious freedom report," the Foreign Office said in a statement today. "Besides the clear biases reflected from these designations, there are serious questions on the…

Pakistan dismayed at Indian media propaganda on Kartarpur corridor

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Saturday expressed dismay at the “relentless negative propaganda campaign” being waged by a section of Indian media against Pakistan on the Kartarpur Corridor initiative.  “We categorically reaffirm that the initiative to open this Corridor has been taken by the government of Pakistan solely in deference to the longstanding wishes of our Sikh brethren, and especially in the wake of the forthcoming 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev ji. Attributing any other motives is purely…

Pakistan condoles death of ex-US President H.W. Bush

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office of Pakistan on Saturday offered condolences on the death of former US President George H.W Bush. Dr Muhammad Faisal, the FO spokesperson, in a tweet said: “Grieved at passing away of President H.W. Bush. Share pain of family and American people.” “He was a statesman who led his country amid difficult global challenges. He is remembered in Pakistan for his efforts to mobilize international community after 2005 earthquake in Pakistan,” he said. Grieved at passing away of President H.W. Bush.…

FM Qureshi condemns killing of US soldiers in IED attack

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of three US soldiers in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Ghazni city of Afghanistan. According to a Foreign Office statement, the foreign minister expressed heartfelt sympathies and condolences on behalf of people and government of Pakistan to the families and friends of those who lost their loved ones and pray for swift recovery of the injured. “Pakistan stands in solidarity with the US government and its people in…

Five abducted Iranian border guards return home

TEHRAN: Five of the 14 Iranian border guards who had been abducted on the border with Pakistan in October returned home following consultations with Pakistani diplomatic and military officials, Iranian media reported. The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department announced in a statement that the abductees returned to Iran Wednesday night after consultation and interaction with Pakistan. Last week, the Pakistani armed forces and law enforcement agencies safely recovered the five Iranian guards.…

Pakistan condemns ‘farcical’ Indian charge sheet against Asiya Andrabi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the “farcical" Indian charge sheet against Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Asiya Andrabi. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal in a twitter statement said continuing Indian attempts to label the legitimate Kashmiri struggle for self determination as terrorism have failed miserably. He said continuing Indian incarceration of Kashmiri leaders on baseless charges violated the human rights charter & made a mockery of Indian claims of being a “democracy” as…

Funeral prayers of SP Tahir Dawar offered in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The funeral prayers of slain Superintendent of Police (SP) Tahir Khan Dawar were offered at Police Lines in Peshawar on Thursday. KP Governor Shah Farman, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi, IG KP police Salahuddin Khan Mahsud and other officials attended the funeral. Tahir Khan Dawar, who was kidnapped from Islamabad’s G-10/4 area on Oct 26, was murdered in Afghanistan as his tortured body was found in Dur Baba district of Nangarhar province this week. Afghan…

Pakistan condemns suicide attack in Kabul’s diplomatic enclave

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Wednesday condemned a suicide attack in Afghan capital Kabul's diplomatic enclave that killed at least five people. A day earlier, a suicide bomber believed to be as young as 12, struck Kabul’s heavily fortified diplomatic quarter and killed at least five people, showing that militants can still hit the heart of the city despite tighter security. In a statement on Wednesday, the Foreign Office spokesperson said Pakistan condemned terrorism of every sort and expressed solidarity with the…

US will try to work with Pakistan ‘one more time’, says top Trump official

WASHINGTON: U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the United States would try “one more time” to work with Pakistan in Afghanistan before President Donald Trump would turn to options to address Islamabad’s alleged support for militant groups. Relations between the two countries have been frayed over the past decade. While officials have long questioned the role Pakistan has played in Afghanistan, the comments by Mattis are likely to cause concern in Islamabad and within the Pakistan military. “We need to try one…

Pakistan concerned over Kurd independence referendum, backs Iraq’s unity

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office of Pakistan on Monday expressed concern over a referendum recently held for the independence of Iraq’s Kurd-dominated areas and said it backs Iraq's unity. Speaking at a press briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said the referendum held on 25th September violated the Iraqi constitution and therefore lacks any legitimacy. He said Pakistan supports the Iraq’s unity, sovereignty, and territorial integrity. Like Iraq, its neighbors, and the international community, Zakaria…