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Qureshi says better foreign policy needed to confront challenges

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday stressed the need for a better foreign policy to cope with the challenges confronting the country. Addressing the participants of 38th diplomatic course in Islamabad, he said Pakistan is facing huge economic challenges and the foreign office is at the forefront of efforts to steer the country out of the current situation through economic diplomacy. He asked the participants to act as a bridge between Pakistan and the international community in order to…

PM Khan listed among top ‘100 Global Thinkers’

NEW YORK: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has been featured in the Foreign Policy (FP) magazine’s 2019 annual list of top ‘100 Global Thinkers’. According to the FP, “In 2018, Khan, a former cricket star, finally got the job he had long coveted: prime minister. His reward was an incredibly difficult-to-do list, starting with Pakistan’s looming fiscal and debt crisis.” The magazine describes the list as a special edition, as it has been released for the 10th consecutive year. “The first group comprises thinkers who…

Trend of foreign investment rising in Pakistan: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said the trend of foreign investment into the country was rising. "During the meetings held in our visits abroad the foreign investors also expressed deep interest in investing in Pakistan," he said while talking to Chairman Board of Investment Haroon Sharif who called on him in Islamabad. During the meeting, existing opportunities of investment in various sectors of national economy and the positive trend of foreign investment in Pakistan came under…

Foreign minister holds discussion with veteran foreign policy makers

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday chaired a brainstorming session in Islamabad with the former senior foreign service officers for an exchange on Pakistan's foreign policy issues. The session was attended by the foreign secretary and senior officials of the ministry. A frank and candid discussion was held on Pakistan's relations with key countries. Many valuable inputs and suggestions were made by the participants who bring a wealth of experience in the foreign policy domain. Read More:…

Shah Mehmood says foreign policy of Pakistan to be made at Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Newly-elected Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said the foreign policy of the country would be made at the Foreign Office, ARY News reported. Answering a foreign journalist in a media briefing in Islamabad, he in a firm and confident tone said, "The foreign policy of Pakistan will be made here at the Foreign Office. (However) Obviously, this is the practice all over the world that you seek input from the national security institutions as institutional memory is invaluable in making the right…

Pakistani envoys conference culminates with new foreign policy narrative

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said a new foreign policy narrative has been evolved and this would be finalized after input by the National Security Committee and the Parliament. “Pakistan has to determine a new but correct direction in the backdrop of emerging alliances,” he said while briefing newsmen about deliberations of three-day conference of Pakistani envoys in Islamabad. He said the new narrative was aimed at bridging the gap in the perception of Pakistan and some members of the…

Pakistan’s foreign policy fully cognizant of emergent realities: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday said Pakistan has never compromised on its core interests and always responded to the emerging changes in the international environment in line with its national interests. The foreign advisor made the statement as the Senate winded up discussion on a motion moved by thirty senators regarding implication of the statement of the Chairman U.S. Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain in Kabul soon after his visit to Pakistan. Sartaj…

Trump’s revised travel ban denounced by over 130 experts

WASHINGTON: Over 130 US foreign policy experts have denounced President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying it undermines America's national security and interests as much as the original order barring travelers from some Muslim-majority countries and refugees. "To Muslims -- including those victimized by or fighting against ISIS (Islamic State) -- it will send a message that reinforces the propaganda... that falsely claim the United States is at war with Islam," read the letter by former government officials and…