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Pakistan, EU reiterate resolve to jointly combat terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the European Union have reiterated their resolve to jointly combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. The understanding came at the seventh round of Pakistan-EU Political Counter-Terrorism dialogue in Brussels. Pakistani side was led by Director General Counter Terrorism Ahmad Farooq and the EU side by its Director for Security Policy Pawel Herczynski. They stressed for a comprehensive approach to terrorism, based on the rule of law and protection of human rights and for enhancing…

Revenue minister reiterates Pakistan’s resolve to achieve objectives of D-8

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Revenue Muhammad Hammad Azhar has reiterated Pakistan’s commitment and continued support for achieving the objectives of D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation. He was addressing to 8th Session of the D-8 Council of Foreign Ministers being held at Antalya, Turkey today. The minister of state highlighted the role being played by Pakistan in the D-8 for the realisation of its vision, including as its chair from 2012-2017. Read More: PM urges D-8 countries to focus on development,…

Talks underway with protesters to resolve matter amicably: Shehryar Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi said on Thursday said negotiations were underway with the protesters to resolve the matter amicably. "The nation will soon hear good news in this regard," he said in a confident tone while addressing the National Assembly session adding that the government did not want use of force against the protestors. He, however, said that no compromise would be made on the writ of the state and dictation of any sort would not be accepted. The minister of state…

North Korea says resolve for denuclearisation may falter

SEOUL/TOKYO: North Korea said on Saturday its resolve to give up its nuclear programs may falter after talks with the United States in Pyongyang, contradicting Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who lauded progress made on nearly all key issues. Pompeo had a day and a half of talks in Pyongyang, seeking to hammer out details on how to dismantle North Korea’s nuclear programs, such as a timeline to denuclearisation and a plan on declaring its related facilities. But the result of the negotiations was “extremely troubling,”…

Caretaker govt seeks foreign professionals’ services to resolve national issues

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Law Minister Syed Ali Zafar on Tuesday said the caretaker government had invited foreign qualified professionals to sort out solutions for the national problems, including the acute shortage of water in the country. He said the first meeting in this regard had already taken place. State media directed to provide coverage to all political parties Addressing media in Islamabad, the minister said elections would be held in free and transparent manner. He said courts were free and no one could intervene…

World Bank assures to resolve Kishanganga, Rattle dams issues: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal on Friday said the World Bank had assured Pakistan that it would make utmost efforts to resolve the Kishanganga and Rattle dams issues within the parameters of Indus Basin Treaty. “Pakistan has effectively been raising the issue of Kishanganga project to resolve it according to the dispute resolution mechanism available in the Indus Water Treaty (IWT),” he said at his weekly news briefing in Islamabad. He said water issues could lead to a very dangerous situation;…

Army expresses unflinching resolve to ensure security of population along LoC

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army on Friday expressed unflinching resolve to ensure security of its population, and taking all necessary measures to deter any Indian aggression across the Line of Control in future. The resolve was expressed during a special hotline contact between Director Generals Military Operations of Pakistan and India. The issue of deliberate targeting of Pakistani civilians, residing in vicinity of Working Boundary, was raised by Pakistan's DGMO. Read More: Death toll from Indian shelling on Working…

Pakistan, Turkey resolve to raise Rohingya Muslims issue at every forum

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday discussed the issue of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar and resolved to raise it at every platform in the world. Both the leaders expressed these views in a meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, ahead of the first summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on science and technology. Prominent cabinet members of the Turkish president were also present during the meeting. The OIC is organizing its two-day first summit on…