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Blaming any country for terrorism will not bring peace: Sartaj

Blaming any country for terrorism will not bring peace: Sartaj

ISLAMABAD, DEC 04, (DNA) – Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz after attending Heart of Asia conference in India, said that blaming any country for terrorism would not bring peace in the region. Addressing an ‘emergency’ press conference in Islamabad, Sartaj said that he met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other on the sidelines of the conference. He said that Indian Indian media tried to put pressure on Pakistan in the context of terrorism during the conference.Read More

Tensions between India, Pakistan due to Kashmir dispute: Basit


AMRITSAR, DEC 04, (DNA) – Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Sunday said that the issue of Kashmir must be resolved according to the wishes of Kashmiris, adding that the issue is the root cause of tensions between Indian and Pakistan. Talking to the media on the sidelines of Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar, he said that that peace cannot prevail in South Asia without the resolution of Kashmir dispute. “Pakistan has always favoured talks but we want them on equal terms” he added. Terming Afghan President AshrafRead More

Javed Khanani dies after falling from building in Karachi

Javed Khanani dies after falling from building in Karachi

KARACHI, DEC 04, (DNA) – Javed Khanani of the reputed Khanani and Kalia group, died on Sunday after falling from an under-construction building in Karachi’s Mohammad Ali Society, said police. According to SP Gulshan-e-Iqbal Dr Fahad Ahmed Mukhtar, the under-construction building belonged to the deceased and the case appears to be a suicide. Khanani had some money laundering cases on him and investigation is underway regarding the death, he added. The money exchange group has been under scrutiny by FIA since 2008 due to laundering and fraud allegations. The hospital administration saidRead More

Resolution of outstanding issues, essential for promoting regional peace: Sartaj Aziz 


ISLAMABAD, December 04 (DNA): Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz Sunday stressed upon the peaceful resolution of all outstanding issues for promoting regional peace and prosperity. “The regional cooperation played an important role in ensuring the political stability, and promoting and deepening mutually beneficial economic interaction,” he said during his address at the sixth Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference held in Amritsar. The Advisor said, “Pakistan deeply valued the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, as the forum since its formation was making important contribution in the effortsRead More

Nicolae GOIA ‘I intend to give new dimensions to Romania, Pakistan ties

Ansar Mahmood Bhatti /DNA Newly-appointed Ambassador of Romania to Pakistan Mr. Nicolae Goia gave an interview to Centreline and DNA, the first to any Pakistani publication after his arrival in Islamabad. He  brings with him vast experience in the field of diplomacy and a strong desire to further improve bilateral relations. He considers that Pakistan will be his second home, which is a clear manifestation of his love for this country and its people. This is a brief introductory interview that would be followed by a detailed one in dueRead More

Book on democratic transition in Pakistan launched

ISLAMABAD, DEC 04 (DNA) – has a promising future due to the ongoing structural transformations such as the diffusion of political power and emergence of new power centres like judiciary, media and civil society, said Dr Ishtiaq Ahmad, Quaid-e-Azam Professor, at the launch of his co-edited book titled Pakistan’s Democratic Transition: Change and Persistence in Islamabad today. The book provides contending views on Pakistan’s current democratic transition. Drawing on history, diverse theoretical perspectives, and empirical evidence, it explains the emerging political trends in the country, including their underlying sources, attributes,Read More