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India has made SAARC a ‘hostage’: Tehmina Janjua

ISLAMABAD: Secretary of Foreign Affairs Tehmina Janjua said India has held South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) a hostage. As per details, the foreign secretary was speaking at an international conference in the federal capital where she asserted that India has become a hurdle in the way of hosting SAARC summit at Pakistan. Recently, Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj had announced that India will not partake in the SAARC conference if it is held in Pakistan. Ms Janjua while…

Pakistan committed to principles of SAARC charter: Tehmina

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Foreign Affairs Tehmina Janjua said being the founding member, Pakistan stands steadfastly by the principles of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) charter, Radio Pakistan reported.  As per details, the secretary of foreign affairs was addressing a ceremony marking the 34th SAARC Charter Day at the foreign office in Islamabad on Friday. "This day reminds us to respond positively and effectively to the growing and multifaceted challenges faced by the region," Tehmina said,…

Alice Wells visits Islamabad amid strained Pakistan, US ties

ISLAMABAD: United States Acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells arrived here on Monday to hold talks with Pakistani officials.    Her visit is part of the regular engagements between the two countries to find common ground on shared objectives of peace and stability in the region. The US State Department official called on Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua today. During the meeting, they discussed the situation arising from US President Trump's recent tweet and other aspects of Pak-America bilateral…

Foreign secy airs concern over US vice president’s statement on Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Secretary Foreign Affairs Tehmina Janjua on Friday expressed concern over the remarks of US Vice President Mike Pence about Pakistan during his surprise visit to Afghanistan. She briefed the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs today in Islamabad on the recent developments in the wake of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Islamabad’s stance on the issue and the visit of the US Defence Secretary to Pakistan. On Thursday, US Vice President Mike Pence repeated Trump’s…

No terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, Janjua tells Senate

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Tuesday reiterated that there aren’t any terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan as the country had cleansed its areas of them. Tehmina Janjua was briefing the Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on the situation emerging in the aftermath of the America’s Afghan policy and recent top-level meetings between Pakistan and the US leadership. She said there are no terrorist safe havens on Pakistani territory and the country has purged its areas of terrorists. Ms Janjua…

Tehmina Janjua calls for Afghan govt, Taliban talks for lasting peace

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua has reiterated Pakistan's calls for making serious efforts for negotiated settlement between the Afghan government and Taliban to achieve lasting peace in Afghanistan.  The Foreign Secretary was speaking at a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Contact Group on Afghanistan in Moscow. The meeting was chaired by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov while deputy foreign ministers of Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan,…

Pakistan, China agree to continue close consultations for Afghan peace

BEIJING: China has again reaffirmed its continuing support to Pakistan and vowed to further strengthen strategic friendship with it.                  This was assured by Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi while talking to Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua in Beijing, reported Radio Pakistan. The Chinese foreign minister lauded Pakistan's great sacrifices made in fight against terrorism and urged international community to fully recognize these efforts. The foreign secretary, underlining the importance of…