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Pakistan refutes claims of harassment of Indian diplomats

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday rebutted claims of harassment of Indian diplomats based in Islamabad. Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, speaking at a weekly press briefing, said the allegations of harassment of Indian diplomats are ill-founded. “Indian diplomats are freely working in Pakistan. Pakistan respects the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations,” he asserted. Speaking about Islamabad’s peace overtures, he said the country made efforts to begin talks with India on a host of issues, including the…

Indian national Hamid Ansari released from prison, says FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Monday said an Indian national, Hamid Nehal Ansari, has been released from a jail in Peshawar upon completion of his sentence. A spokesperson for the Foreign Office, Dr Muhammad Faisal, said: “#HamidNehalAnsari, an Indian spy who had illegally entered Pakistan and was involved in anti-state crimes and forging documents, is being released upon completion of his sentence and is being repatriated to India.” #HamidNehalAnsari, an Indian spy who had illegally entered Pakistan and was…

Pakistan hopes talks with Taliban will end bloodshed in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Monday said Pakistan is committed to peace and reconciliation process in war-ravaged Afghanistan.  Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal in a tweet said: “Alongwith with international community and other stakeholders, Pakistan is commited to peace and reconciliation in #Afghanistan.” He said the talks with the Taliban are being held in the UAE. “We hope this will end bloodshed in Afghanistan and bring peace to the region.” Alongwith with international community and other…

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…