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India asking Pak to create atmosphere of peace is ironic: Aziz

ISLAMABAD, 02 JUNE (DNA) –  Pakistan’s top foreign policy official said Tuesday that it was ‘ironical’ that India was asking Pakistan to create a violence-free atmosphere while New Delhi continues to violate the ceasefire at the Line of Control (LoC) and indulges in human rights violations against helpless Kashmiris. In a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Sartaj Aziz, the Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs, referred to the recent articulation of Indian policy by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as confirming Pakistan’s apprehensions regarding Indian involvement inRead More


Four PTI workers killed in Abbottabad mess 

ABBOTTABAD, 02 JUNE (DNA) – At least four people, stated to be Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers, were killed when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them near Fawara Chowk, Abbottabad. Police said the slain people were activists of PTI and the initial investigations suggested that the incident was a result of electoral dispute. Five PTI workers were targeted. Two individuals died on the spot, while the remaining three were shifted to Benazir Shaheed Hospital where two more succumbed to their injuries. They were identified as Dostan, Nazir, Kala, and Zakir urRead More


Pak, Afghan expand cooperation against war on terror

KABUL, 02 JUNE (DNA) – Pakistan and Afghanistan have underscored the need for intensifying efforts to strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation and jointly fight the menace of terrorism. This was discussed at a meeting between Speaker of Afghan Wolesi Jirga, Mr. Abdur Rauf Ibrahimi, and Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan, Syed Abrar Hussain, in Kabul Tuesday. The Ambassador informed the Afghan Speaker that Pakistan was making sincere endeavours for promoting peace and stability in Afghanistan as a peaceful, stable and prosperous Afghanistan was not only in the interest of Pakistan butRead More


Pakistan to host D-8 Commission’s session on June 4-5

ISLAMABAD, June 02 (DNA): Pakistan is hosting in Islamabad the 36th Session of the D-8 Commission on June 04-05 in its capacity as the Chair of the Developing-8 Organization for Economic Development, officials said Tuesday. The D-8 Commissioners from member countries (Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey) will take stock of progress made in five priority areas namely trade, industry, agriculture, transportation and energy. The meeting will also consider recommendations made by the D-8 Eminent Persons Group for making the organization more effective, the Foreign Ministry said.Read More


Pakistan rejects Indian objection at CPEC

ISLAMABAD, June 02 (DNA): Pakistan on Tuesday rejected Indian criticism over the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and said the multi-billion project will benefit the whole region. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on May 31 that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi “very strongly” raised the issue regarding China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his recent visit to Beijing, and termed the project “unacceptable”. Pakistan’s top Foreign Affairs Adviser, Sartaj Aziz, while responding to the Indian concern over CPEC said he was rather surprised by the Indian External Affairs Minister’s remarksRead More


Mexico to reopen its embassy in Islamabad: Envoy

ISLAMABAD, 02 JUNE (DNA) – Pakistan and Mexico enjoy cordial bilateral ties and have huge potential to improve their economic relations especially in service delivery and manufacturing, said Awais Leghari, Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly in a meeting with Mexican Ambassador. The Mexican envoy for Pakistan, Ulesis Canchola paid a courtesy call on Mr. Leghari here at Parliament House on Monday. The Ambassador was also accompanied by Trade and Investment Officer for the Middle East Mr. Juan Antonio Cepeda Gutiérrez. The Ambassador said Mexico granted Pakistan veryRead More