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Quaidabad blast an attempt to disturb Karachi’s peace, says CM Murad

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday said he cannot comment on the nature or target of the Quaidabad blast till completion of the investigation, ARY NEWS reported. "Two people were killed while 12 others were injured in the blast and one is said to be in critical condition," the chief minister confirmed while talking to the newsmen here in Karachi. “Investigation into the incident was underway to know the intensity, nature and target of the blast. Till the investigation is complete we cannot…

Resolutions at UN committee testify Pakistan’s commitment to peace: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal Saturday said that adoption of three resolutions by the main committee of the United Nations was a testimony to Pakistan’s commitment to regional and international peace and security. “Pakistan will continue bringing more focus on these, with a view to supporting global disarmament efforts aimed at strengthening regional and global peace and stability,” he posted on his twitter account. These resolutions moved by Pakistan and adopted on November 8, were focused…

Pakistan, US agree to diversify bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States have agreed to continue efforts to promote the shared objectives of peace and stability in the region and diversify bilateral relations. The understanding came during the delegation level talks between the two countries in Islamabad on Tuesday. Additional Secretary (Americas) Aftab Khokher led the Pakistan side while the US delegation was headed by US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells. The Pakistani side emphasized the need to diversify the relationship with…

Colombia must invest in education to have peace: Shakira

BARRANQUILLA: Colombians must invest more in education if there is to be peace, pop star Shakira said on Friday, during a visit to her home country to close her El Dorado tour and break ground at two schools to be built by her charitable foundation. The singer attended two ceremonies in Cartagena and her hometown of Barranquilla at the sites of the future schools, signing her autograph in the cement cornerstones. “When some children don’t receive the same education as those who live in better conditions we can’t talk…

PM forms committee to tackle law and order situation

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday decided to deal with the crisis, arising out of Asia Bibi’s acquittal in blasphemy case, in a peaceful manner, ARY News reported. PM Khan has also formed a committee comprising state minister for interior, information minister and foreign minister to look into the matter and devise a strategy to defuse the ongoing political tension. Sources told ARY News that Prime Minister Imran Khan, during the federal cabinet meeting, issued instructions to governors of all four…

FM Qureshi reaffirms support for peace in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reiterated Pakistan’s support for political initiatives to achieve peace in Afghanistan. At a meeting with the United States Special Envoy for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in New York, the foreign minister emphasized that Pakistan regards peace and stability in Afghanistan vital for its own long-term stability and progress. He said Pakistan always held that there is no military solution to the Afghan conflict. Pakistan, therefore, welcomes the United States’ renewed…

Pakistan won’t be affected by internal politics of India: Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Declaring that the Kashmir issue is the biggest source of contention between India and Pakistan, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said that Pakistan stills stands for peace and dialogue. "Pakistan and India are both atomic powers. So one option is have war and then nothing will remain between the two countries," he said while addressing a Senate session. He said Pakistan invited India for peace and dialogue to put forward its stance, and it is the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan that issues…

Kapil hopes Imran will bring peace between Pakistan, India

DUBAI: Former Indian captain Kapil Dev has expressed optimism that Prime Minister Imran Khan will be able to bring peace between Pakistan and India. While speaking to Khaleej Times, he said he spoke to Mr Khan after the latter assumed the office of Pakistan’s chief executive. "Imran Khan, well done. I hope that he will be able to bring peace to India and Pakistan," the Indian cricket legend said. "I think the big question is if Imran as prime minister can give everybody in his country three meals a day." "Can he…