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Ambassador Moin ul Haq condemns Indian aggression

India plans to completely seal border with Pakistan by Dec 2018

Paris, 30th Sept,2016. The Ambassador of Pakistan in France Moin ul Haque in an interview with Radio France International (RFI) which airs its program in five major languages around the world,  said that there is grave human rights situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).  Mr. Moin ul Haque said Pakistan doesnot want war but peace, and is fully committed to resolving all outstanding issue included the dispute of Kashmir with India by peaceful means. Replying to a question the Ambassador said that Prime Minister of Pakistan is fully committed for aRead More

UN Secretary General calls for de-escalation of tensions between Pakistan and India

Nawaz Sharif, UN chief Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General calls for de-escalation of tensions between Pakistan and India; Offers ‘Good Offices’ & conveys condolences on the deaths of two Pakistani soldiers  UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon called for urgent de-escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan and an end to violence in the region.  In a meeting with the Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, the Secretary General said he was saddened by the loss of life of two Pakistani soldiers and he extended condolences to the Government of Pakistan and the family of the deceased. Briefing him about the escalatingRead More

Imran Khan gives call to shut down Islamabad

RAIWIND: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan addressing a huge protest rally in Raiwind, some five kilometers away from the residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif criticized rulers for corruption.  In his address, the PTI chairman said that he would announce an important decision today. Iman Khan said there will not be any more rallies against government. Now it is time to take a final decision and after Ashura they will not allow Nawaz Sharif to govern the country. Imran Khan said all institutions and the prime minister have two weeks time and ifRead More

Hizb-e-Islami declares ceasefire after peace deal

former TTP spokesperson Azam Tariq killed

ISLAMABAD, 30 SEPT  (DNA) –  Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan led by former Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on Friday declared ceasefire that was one of the key points in the peace agreement. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the HIA chief Hekmatyar signed the agreement on Thursday that could help in the improvement of security situation in the war-shattered country. “All the Mujahideen of the Hizb-e-Islami are instructed to declare and respect a ceasefire after the signing of peace agreement between the HIA and the government,” the HIA said in a statement. Ceasefire wasRead More

Pakistan to announce new date for holding of SAARC summit

saarc conference called off

The 19th SAARC Summit was to be held at Islamabad on 9-10 November 2016. The Prime Minister of Pakistan was looking forward to welcome the SAARC leaders for their participation in the Summit. All preparations had been made for successful holding of the Summit in a befitting manner.   Pakistan deplores India’s decision to impede the SAARC process by not attending the 19th SAARC Summit at Islamabad on 9-10 November 2016.   The spirit of the SAARC Charter is violated when a member state casts the shadow of its bilateralRead More

American Ambassador David Hale unveils new contemporary art collection

ISLAMABAD, SEPT 30 (DNA) – – American Ambassador David Hale unveiled a new collection of contemporary art at his official residence during a reception last night.  Approximately 80 artists, students, teachers, and other friends of the arts gathered to view the works by artists such as Imran Qureshi, Murad Mumtaz, Javier Romero, Tom Bamberger, Sabah Husain, Adeela Suleman, and William O’Brien.   “Art reminds people to take a second look at the world around them, and look deeper than face values,” said Ambassador Hale.  “Art transcends national borders and connectsRead More