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SAARC postponement: no minister attends NEPAL constitution day reception

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 29 (DNA) The Constitution Day reception hosted by the Ambassador of Nepal could not attract many people because of Nepal’s role played in the postponement of SAAARC conference which was scheduled to take place in Islamabad in November this year. Even no minister turned up and willy-nilly the Nepalese diplomats had to request to Mushahid Hussain Syed the PML Q leader to come on stage and take part in cake cutting. It may be mentioned here that Nepal has formally conveyed to Pakistan that the upcoming SAARC summitRead More

US, China urge Pakistan, India to solve differences over Kashmir

Obama on deal with Russia over Syria

BEIJING: China and United States on Wednesday called on Pakistan and India to solve their differences over Kashmir, as tensions mount between the nuclear-armed neighbours after an attack killed 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed Himalayan region. China “hopes that Pakistan and India will strengthen channels for dialogue, appropriately handle any differences, improve bilateral relations and together protect the region’s peace and stability”, a deputy foreign minister told Pakistan’s special envoys to China for Kashmir, according to the foreign ministry website. The deputy minister, Liu Zhenmin, also told the envoysRead More

Saarc summit in Pakistan postponed after member states pull out

saarc conference called off

KARACHI: The upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit scheduled to be held in November in Pakistan has been postponed after India refused to participate, DawnNews reported on Tuesday. According to the eight-member body’s charter, the conference is postponed should any member state decline to participate. Following India’s announcement, Bangladesh said it was also pulling out. Afghanistan and Bhutan – both close India allies – have since followed suit, according to an official with the Nepali government, current chair of SAARC. Announcing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decisionRead More

Neither country can unilaterally separate itself from Indus Water Treaty: PM

Persona non grata declared Indian diplomat leaves Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the Indus Water Treaty was a mutually agreed arrangement between India and Pakistan brokered by the World Bank in 1960, and no one country can unilaterally separate itself from the treaty. The Prime Minister was chairing a meeting here, which was attended by Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, National Security Advisor General (R) Nasir Janjua, Foreign Secretary, DG Military Operations and senior civil and military officials. TheRead More

FSG lauds Pak Army’s role in development of Balochistan

FSG delegation lauded the services of Pak Army for developmental activities and maintaining of law and order in Balochistan

QUETTA: Twenty two member delegation of Foreign Services Group (FSG) led by Colonel Cirlanaru Catalin of Romania visited Headquarters Commander Southern Command in Quetta on Wednesday afternoon. Commander Southern Command, Lt General Aamir Riaz and other senior military officials welcomed the FSG delegation. On this occasion, briefing was given to the delegation about overall situation of Balochistan. Meanwhile, FSG delegation lauded the services of Pak Army for developmental activities and maintaining of law and order in Balochistan. Earlier on Wednesday Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said whileRead More

Russian researcher describes CPEC game-changer for region

Russian researcher Dr Natalia says cpec game changer

KARACHI: A Russian researcher has described China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a game changer for the region. Reading her paper “The state of Pakistan’s economy: issues and challenges in the 21st century” at an international conference in Karachi, Dr Natalia Zamaraeva, senior researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies at Russian Science Academy in Moscow, said CPEC encompasses the fields of railways, highways, steel, automotive, electricity, engineering, high technology, and environmental projects. The Russian scholar said China is willing to assist in implementing several priority infrastructure projects in a bidRead More