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Resolution of Kashmir dispute prerequisite for peace: foreign secretary

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Tuesday said resolution of lingering Kashmir dispute as per the United Nations Resolutions was a pre-requisite to peace and tranquility in the region. "Pakistan would continue to play its dynamic and constructive role for ensuring lasting peace and stability in the region," she said while addressing the inaugural session of two-day international conference titled 'Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia: Role of Major Powers', organised by Policy Research Institute in…

Foreign secretary lodges strong protest with Dutch ambassador

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Thursday called the ambassador of the Netherlands to the Foreign Office and lodged a strong protest on the blasphemous tweets by Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders. The foreign secretary conveyed deep concern and disappointment of the government and people of Pakistan on continued and deliberate malicious attempts of the Dutch parliamentarian to hurt the sentiments of hundreds of millions of people across the world. She underscored that such acts could not be allowed with…

British foreign secretary quits in protest over May’s Brexit plan

LONDON: Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit on Monday over Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union, the second resignation in a day leaving the British leader’s Brexit plans all but in tatters. After a day when the foreign secretary cancelled meetings for crisis talks at his official residence in central London, Johnson decided to walk from his job - just hours after May’s Brexit minister David Davis did the same in protest at her plans. The two resignations leave May badly exposed at the top of…

Pakistan, Spain agree to strengthen cooperation in all sectors

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Spain have agreed to take concrete measures to deepen cooperation in all spheres, including trade and investment. The understanding was reached at the 4th round of Pakistan-Spain Annual Bilateral Consultations held in the federal capital today. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua led the Pakistan side while the Spanish delegation was headed by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Ildefonso Castro López. The foreign secretary presented an overview of the achievements made by the government,…

Basit declares Aizaz Chaudhary ‘worst foreign secretary ever’

ISLAMABAD: A ‘hard-hitting’ letter written by former ambassador to India, Abdul Basit, scorning Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has surfaced online blaming the latter for foreign policy gaffes during his tenure as foreign secretary. The letter is dated 5th July 2017. "The more I think the more I am convinced that you have been the worst Foreign Secretary ever," Basit wrote in the letter. He just didn’t stop here. The former high commissioner to India opined for Chaudhary: “…you would end up being "the worst Pakistan Ambassador…

Foreign secretary briefs OIC on HR violations in held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has urged the member states of Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play an active role for the support of Kashmiri people in their just struggle for the realization of right to self-determination. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while briefing OIC Ambassadors in Islamabad on Tuesday said that Indian forces are violating human rights in occupied Kashmir and also violating ceasefire agreement at the Line of Control and the Working Boundary. Read More: Indian army awards officer who tied…

Saudi-led military alliance not against any country: Foreign Sec.

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that Saudi Arabia-led Islamic Military Alliance is against terrorism and not against any particular country. The Foreign Secretary speaking during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs assured that Pakistan remains committed to policy of non-interference in the conflicts of Muslim countries. She also discussed the clearance given to former Army Chief Gen (retd) Raheel Sharif to lead the Saudi Arabia-led military alliance. "The…

Aizaz Chaudhry appointed as Ambassador to USA

ISLAMABAD: Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has been appointed as the Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States of America, Foreign Office confirmed on Wednesday. The coveted diplomatic post was vacant after the retirement of incumbent Jalil Abbas Jilani.  Ms. Tehmina Janjua who was serving as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva was on Monday appointed as the new Foreign Secretary. Aizaz Chaudhry was serving as Foreign Secretary of Pakistan since December 2013. Earlier, he also served as the spokesperson of…