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Dastgir rejects Indian criticism of Gilgit-Baltistan Order

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs Khurram Dastgir on Wednesday rejected India's claim over Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and criticism of the recent order in Gilgit-Baltistan. The federal minister was addressing officers at the Battalion Headquarters of Gayari sector during a visit to the Siachin Glacier region. "The government and the people of Pakistan reject categorically India's claim over Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and its baseless protest against Pakistan’s recent Gilgit-Baltistan Order…

Dastgir assigned additional Ministry of Foreign Affairs portfolio

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir on Friday was assigned the portfolio of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He will look after the issues concerning the foreign affairs ministry till the end of the current government’s five-year term. The office of the foreign minister fell vacant after disqualification of Khawaja Asif at the hands of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for concealing his UAE work permit. Dastgir has been serving as the minister of defence since August 2017 when Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan…

Troops in Saudi Arabia on training, advisory mission: Defence Minister

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan on Monday informed Senate that Pakistani troops sent to Saudi Arabia are only in the Kingdom for imparting training to Saudi security personnel, ARY News reported. Giving a policy statement in the House, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said that currently around sixteen hundred Pakistani troops are on deputation in Saudi Arabia and the prime minister has approved deputing additional Pakistani troops to Saudi Arabia for training and advisory purposes. He said…

Pakistan will pay India in its own coin in case of any misadventure: Defence Minister

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will pay India in its own coin in case of any misadventure, and will robustly defend every inch of its soil, said Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir. In a statement on the security policy in the Senate, the federal minister said any Indian aggression, strategic miscalculation, or misadventure regardless of its scale, mode, or location will not go unpunished and shall be met with an equal and proportionate response. He said instead of blaming Pakistan without substantial evidence, India must answer for…

Pakistan bearing burden of war against terrorism: Defence Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Defence Khurram Dastgir Khan has said that Pakistan was bearing the burden of war against terrorism not only in terms of financial resources but also the sacrifices of nearly 70,000 lives of civilians and army personnel. The federal minister, is leading a four member parliamentary delegation of Pakistan–EU Friendship Group in Brussels, briefed on Pakistan’s contribution to war against terrorism at the highly prestigious Egmont Institute, Royal Institute of International Relations of Belgian…

Defence ministry signed eight agreements in last five years, Senate told

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Thursday that the Ministry of Defence and its attached departments signed eight agreements with different countries during the last five years. Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan responding to a query informed the House that six agreements were signed by the Ministry of Defence and two others by survey of Pakistan. He said these agreements were signed with Bosnia, Romania, Turkey, Russia, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, China, and Norway.

Khurram Dastgir advises traders to take full advantage of GSP Plus

ISLAMABAD: Congratulating nation on getting GSP Plus status, Federal Minister for Commerce and Textile Industry Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan advised traders to put all possible efforts to increase the country’s exports by taking full advantage of the facility, ARY News reported. While addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Monday, Khurram Dastgir said that Pakistan has achieved a big success after 10 years in trading sector and declared it as a challenge for the government and traders to expand their export basket…