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Pakistan to maintain credible security capabilities to deter aggression: FM Qureshi

RAWALPINDI: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that Pakistan will maintain credible national security capabilities to deter aggression and to safeguard its territorial integrity. Addressing the participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University (NDU), Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the government is working to take the war against extremism and terrorism to its logical conclusion, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).   According to the military's media wing, the …

Int’l community should intervene in Kashmir to stop Indian atrocities: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Condemning the killings of 14 innocent people in held-Kashmir, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday urged the international community and human rights organizations to take notice of ongoing killing spree of Kashmiris by Indian troops in occupied valley. Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Shah Mehmood Qureshi stressed upon the United Nations (UN) and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play their role to stop the Indian atrocities in held-Kashmir. Criticizing the state sponsored…

Pakistan calls UN to form probe over Indian atrocities in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has said that Indian forces have subjected people of Kashmir of extreme brutalities and state terrorism. In a tweet, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that 14 Kashmiris have been martyred at the hands of Indian occupation forces in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district and over 200 injured in incidents in occupied Kashmir. He called on the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner to order a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the atrocities in Kashmir. Condemning the killings…

India not responding ‘positively’ despite Pakistan’s initiatives, Qureshi tells NA

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that India is not ready to respond ‘positively’ despite Pakistan’s initiatives, ARY News reported. Expressing his views at the floor of the National assembly, he said there is no way out except for negotiation when it comes to relations between the two nuclear countries Pakistan and India. Opening of the Kartarpur crossing was aimed to convey message to India that Pakistan wants peace in the region, but India responded negatively, and denying to hold…

Afghanistan reluctant to provide details of Pakistani inmates: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Expressing grief and agony over the Afghan government's attitude, the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Kabul is reluctant to provide the details of Pakistani inmates in their jails. Addressing the National Assembly, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the government made several contacts with the Afghan officials over the prisoners' issue but they did not give any satisfactory response. He said that Afghanistan government refused to give counselor access to the Pakistani prisoners and added that…

Qureshi hopes Pak-US ties to soon be back on track

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday hoped that relations between Pakistan and the United States (US) will soon be back on track and added that American President Donald Trump hailed the role of Islamabad in Afghan peace process and sought support for the settlement in Afghanistan. Talking to journalists in Islamabad, Shah Mehmood Qureshi the US had for the first time agreed with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) stance that there could not be a military solution to the Afghanistan issue. He said that…

Foreign Office will continue to act as first line of defence: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Reinvigorating his ministry's resolve, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, "we will continue to act as the first line of defence."   According to details, Mr. Qureshi tweeted on Thursday while boastfully mentioning the achievements of the foreign ministry and acknowledgment of their efforts from Prime Minister Imran Khan. "Prime Minister's commendation of our work at MOFA during the 100 days of PTI's govt is a source of great pride and encouragement for me and my team," the minister wrote. Adding,…

Govt committed to resolve issues of GB people: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the government is committed to provide full assistance for welfare of the people of Gilgit-Baltistan. Talking to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Governor Raja Jalal Hussain, who called on him at his office on Wednesday in federal capital, Shah Mehmood Qureshi assured him to resolve the problems being faced by the provincial government. The foreign minister said that issue of provincial status of Gilgit Baltistan has been included in the priority agenda of the Cabinet…

Pakistan has always played supportive role for peace in Afghanistan: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Pakistan has always played a supportive role for bringing peace back in Afghanistan, ARY News reported. "Islamabad and Kabul have joint future and there will be no development if there is no peace in Afghanistan," he stated while addressing a ceremony orgazined to honour Afghan students studying in Pakistan. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said over 50, 000 Afghan students have studied in Pakistani institutions and now they are serving in their own country while…

100 days of Khan: The diplomatic achievements of PTI government

Prime Minister Imran Khan's government celebrated its achievements in the first 100 days in the power this week. It will be pertinent to see in the hindsight what the PTI government gained on the diplomatic front in the first 100 days. The diplomatic footprints of the new PTI government can be seen in Khan's foreign trips to key allies, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, UAE and Malaysia. The two visits to KSA can be termed as the most fruitful in economic terms with US dollar six billion economic support for the…