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Trend of foreign investment rising in Pakistan: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said the trend of foreign investment into the country was rising. "During the meetings held in our visits abroad the foreign investors also expressed deep interest in investing in Pakistan," he said while talking to Chairman Board of Investment Haroon Sharif who called on him in Islamabad. During the meeting, existing opportunities of investment in various sectors of national economy and the positive trend of foreign investment in Pakistan came under…

Qureshi welcomes Indian decision to send two ministers for Kartarpar border ceremony

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has welcomed India's decision to send its two ministers to attend the ground-breaking of Kartarpur Corridor, terming it a positive response to Pakistan's move. He expressed these views in an interaction with journalists during his visit to the stall of Indian High Commission at the Pakistan Foreign Office Women’s Association charity bazar in Islamabad. The foreign minister said India had responded well to Pakistan's initiative in its bid to bring the Sikh community…

Uzbekistan’s FM arrives in Pakistan on daylong visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign  Minister (FM) of Uzbekistan, Abdullah Aziz Kamilov on Thursday arrived in Pakistan on a daylong visit, along with his 5-member delegation. Uzbekistan's FM is schedule to meet his Pakistani counterpart, Shah Mehmood Qureshi at Ministry of Foreign Affaris (MoFA), later talks at the delegation level to be held between both the countries. The visiting FM, Abdullah Aziz is also expected to call on Prime Minister Imran Khan. This is the Uzbek foreign minister’s second visit to Pakistan this year.…

Qureshi, Zarif discuss matters of bilateral interests

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif called on his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday in federal capital at the Foreign Office. "Both dignitaries discussed matters related to mutual interests between Pakistan and Iran", said FO Spokesperson, Dr Faisal in a tweet. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi welcomed the visiting Foreign Minister of Iran, Mr Zarif at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), adding that detailed discussions on all issues of bilateral issues, reads tweet.…

No Israeli aircraft landed in Pakistan, Qureshi tells NA

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday categorically refuted reports regarding landing of an Israeli aircraft in Islamabad and termed it baseless and fictitious. Replying to Khursheed Shah's query during the National Assembly session, Qureshi stressed that the present government is not responsible for the current economic crisis, the country is passing through the dire economic situation, and it is responsibility of both opposition and treasury benches to collectively work to steer country out of the…

Saudi Arabia has placed no condition in exchange for bailout package: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Pakistan did not make any hidden deal with Saudi Arabia to overcome the widening balance of payments and current deficit crisis. Dispelling the impression of secret deal behind the Saudi package for Pakistan, he, according to state-run wire service, said KSA had not placed any condition on our country for returning the $6 billion financial support. He said the assistance provided by Saudi Arabia will lessen the financial burden on Pakistan, adding that we were…

Congressman Joe Wilson calls on Foreign Minister Qureshi

NEW YORK: Congressman Joe Wilson, a Republican member of the House of Representatives from South Carolina, called on Foreign Minister (FM) Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi in New York. During the meeting, the Foreign Minister outlined his government's domestic and foreign policy priorities and apprised the congressman that a major part of the Government's wide-ranging development agenda was focused on delivering education, jobs and opportunities to the youth. Foreign Minister Qureshi also shared Prime Minister Imran…

Husain Haqqani was in direct contact with Zardari: Qureshi

Former foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Pakistan's former ambassador to US Husain Haqqani never used to report to foreign office or even prime minister during the PPP rule, ARY News reported. "Husain Haqqani never used to report to foreign office or anyone else, if I say that he even never reported to (then) prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, it won't be incorrect, he enjoyed direct-dialing with president house," Qureshi told ARY News' anchor Arshad Sharif. Qureshi remained Pakistan's foreign…