Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

February, 2020


Asad Qaiser welcomes US-Afghan peace deal


ISLAMABAD, FEB 29 (DNA) – Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has welcomed the US-Afghan peace deal signed today in Qatar. He termed it a commencement of sustained peace and stability in Afghanistan that would also contribute positively to connectivity and regional prosperity as well. The Speaker said that achieving sustainable peace and security and ensuring long-term development, progress and prosperity in Afghanistan and the region was in Pakistan’s best national interest. The Speaker said that Pakistan had always been a staunch supporter of resolution of disputes through peaceful means. HeRead More

Foreign minister Qureshi meets Indonesian counterpart


ISLAMABAD, Feb 29  — Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday met his Indonesian counterpart Ratno Marsudi and discussed bilateral relations, Afghan peace process and ongoing violence in India as well as overall regional situation. During the meeting held in Doha on the sidelines of the signing ceremony of US-Taliban peace deal, Qureshi said Pakistan highly valued its bilateral relations with Indonesia. The Indonesian foreign minister appreciated Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process and also assured his country’s cooperation in that regard.

Text of historic agreement signed between US, Taliban in Doha  


DOHA, Feb 29 (DNA): The United States and Taliban signed landmark peace agreement in Doha Saturday bringing an end to the two decades old war in Afghanistan. The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and representative of Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar signed the agreement. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Qatari Emir, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his counterparts from seven countries and representatives from fifty countries. Speaking on the occasion, Leader of Taliban delegation Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar expressed fullRead More

Gold down by Rs 2150 per tola


KARACHI, FEB 29 (DNA) – Gold in market is being traded at PKR 91,600 per tola after reduction of Rs 2,150. On the other side, silver is being traded at Rs 1,000 per tola. At the international market, evident reduction in gold prices was observed. Gold reduced by $42 to reach at $1,585 per ounce.=DNA ========

From Pulwama to Abhinandan: European journal exposes Indian lies


LAHORE, FEB 29 (DNA) – A European journal, Modern Diplomacy has exposed Indian lies concerning the events which occurred after last year’s Pulwama attack. The Pulwama attack on 14 February 2019 not only led to the deaths of 40 Indian paramilitary personnel but also lobbed Pakistan and India into yet another narrative war – and more ominously, the potential of a real one. Before any investigation was conducted, the Indian military, political leadership, and media began a jingoistic propaganda offensive against their neighbour – stating that Pakistan was behind theRead More

US, Taliban sign deal aimed at bringing peace to Afghanistan


Doha, Qatar – The US and Taliban signed a peace deal on Saturday that could signal the end of the US’s longest war after nearly two years of protracted negotiations in the Qatari capital, Doha. Diplomats from Afghanistan, the US, India, Pakistan and other UN member states started gathering on Saturday morning along with Taliban representatives at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, a five-star resort overlooking the Gulf where the peace deal is expected to be signed. Late on Friday, US President Trump in a statement urged Afghans to seize the opportunityRead More