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ATC awaits Indian response on witnesses in Mumbai attacks case

ISLAMABAD: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad on Wednesday directed the ministries of interior and foreign affairs to apprise it of whether the Indian government will send as many as 27 witnesses to Pakistan to testify in the Mumbai attacks case.  The ATC judge summoned the last two Pakistani witnesses – Wajid Zia, who is additional director general of the Federal Investigation Agency, and Zahid Akhtar – to record their statements. He noted the case has entered the final phase as only two witnesses from…

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…

US ambassador summoned over killing of biker in road accident

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday summoned Ambassador of United States to Pakistan David Hale to lodge a strong protest over the death of a motorcyclist after being hit by a vehicle driven by a senior US diplomat, ARY News reported. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua summoned the US ambassador to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to register the protest. Sources say the Foreign Office expressed displeasure over the police for allowing the US diplomat to drive off after killing the Pakistani citizen in…