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Indian officials run away from meeting: Qureshi

Saifullah ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan on Thursday gave consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, however, the two Indian High Commission officials ran away from the meeting, without talking to him. The foreign minister said that they gave consular access to the Indian spy under agreed terms, however, the two Indian officials did not listen to him. “We removed a glass between the spy and the Indian officials while audio and video recording equipment was also removed on the request of the high commission officials,”Read More

India accepts Pakistan’s second offer of consular access to RAW spy Jadhav: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD : India has accepted Pakistan’s offer of consular access to Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, a statement by the Foreign Office said on Thursday. The offer was first made in August last year and was rejected by India as it sought “unimpeded” access to him. Subsequently, on September 2, 2019, “two consular officers of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad were provided unimpeded and uninterrupted consular access to Commander Jadhav at 1500 hours”, according to the statement. Jadhav’s mother and wife were allowed to meet him on December 25, 2017.Read More

New clashes dash hopes of end to fighting on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

YEREVAN : New clashes erupted Thursday on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia following a day-long lull, dashing hopes of a rapid end to a flare-up in fighting. At least 16 people on both sides have been killed since clashes erupted on Sunday between the ex-Soviet republics, who have been locked for decades in a conflict over Azerbaijan’s southwestern separatist region of Nagorny Karabakh. Ethnic Armenian separatists seized the territory in a 1990s war that claimed 30,000 lives, though the recent fighting broke out on a section of the two countries’Read More

Coronavirus vaccine to be available by year’s end: Fauci

The leading US expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, predicted on Wednesday the country will meet its goal of a coronavirus vaccine by year’s end and was unmoved by the prospect that China would get there first. While there are no guarantees, “I feel good about the projected timetable,” Fauci told Reuters in an interview. His comments follow promising early stage data for the Moderna Inc’s (MRNA.O) coronavirus vaccine, released on Tuesday, that was developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Fauci directs.Read More

India main obstacle towards regional peace: Foreign Office

ISLAMABAD, JULY 16 (DNA) :  Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman says that India is the main obstacle towards achieving peace and stability in the region, sending agents such as Kulbhushan Yadav into foreign countries for perpetrating sabotage operations. Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that India had approached the International Court of Justice for the release of Kulbhushan Yadav after he was arrested and confessed to committing sabotage activities in Balochistan in 2016. She said that India’s oppression and barbarism is at its peak in Kashmir, the international community should takeRead More

Faisal Vawda summoned by ECP in dual citizenship case

KARACHI: The Election Commission Pakistan (ECP) has summoned Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda in a case pertaining to his dual citizenship on Thursday. The petitioners, Advocate Qadir Khan Mandokhel and others had filed a disqualification petition against Faisal Wawda for concealing his dual citizenship, which has now been fixed by the Election Commission for hearing on July 20. A bench headed by Chief Election Commissioner Sikandar Sultan Raja will hear the petition for which the ECP has directed the minister to appear in person or through a lawyer.Read More