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Qureshi wishes Belgian, Austrian FMs early recovery from COVID-19

ISLAMABAD, OCT 19 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday wished early recovery to Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmes and Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg suffering from COVID-19. To Sohie Wilmes, the foreign minister in a tweet said “my prayers and best wishes to you. I look forward to connecting with you soon and wish you a speedy recovery from COVID-19”. Qureshi in another tweet also wished best of health to Alexander Schallenberg. = DNA ===========================

ANF seizes drugs worth Rs1.5 billion in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, OCT 19 (DNA) – The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) seized a huge haul of drugs worth Rs1.5 billion from a vehicle during a raid at Kohat Road, Peshawar. Sources said the ANF intelligence wing conducted the raid on a tip-off. During search of the vehicle, 1722 narcotics concealed in the fruit boxes was recovered. Four accused named Khayal Matt Shah, Khayal Muhammad, Attaullah and Ahsanullah were taken into custody.   The recovered drugs are said to be worth Rs1.5 billion in the international market. Earlier, on October 3, it was reported thatRead More

SCO Secretary-General Vladimir Norov: ” SCO is ready to make a significant contribution to the global elimination of poverty”.

The history of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is inextricably linked to the date 17 October 1987. On that day, more than one hundred thousand people gathered at the Place Trocadero in Paris, where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948 to pay tribute to the victims of extreme poverty, violence and hunger. In the year 2000, at the Millennium Summit, representatives of 189 countries, including 147 Heads of State and Government, adopted an ambitious UN program called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) toRead More

UNAMA Head Deborah Lyons meets FM Qureshi

DNA ISLAMABAD, OCT 19 – The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan (SRSG), Deborah Lyons, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. During the call, the Foreign Minister appreciated UNAMA’s role in supporting Afghanistan’s socio-economic development as per its mandate. The Foreign Minister highlighted Pakistan’s facilitative role in the Afghan peace process, which has been acknowledged by the international community. He said that Pakistan was keen to see the peace process move forward which would help in reduction in violence and deny space to ‘spoilers’ who did notRead More

Chief of defence staff of UK meets COAS Gen. Bajwa

DNA RAWALPINDI, OCT 19 – General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) UK called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. Matters of mutual interest including strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two armies were discussed during the meeting. The visiting dignitary acknowledged Pakistan Army’s continued efforts for regional peace and stability particularly Pakistan’s efforts for Afghanistan peace process and achievements in fight against terrorism.

Hekmatyar discusses peace process with Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, OCT 19 (DNA) – Engineer Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, leader of Hezb-e-Islami Afghanistan, called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Monday and discussed Pakistan’s role in the peace process. The Foreign Office said Foreign Minister Qureshi welcomed the delegation and underscored the historic ties of amity and brotherhood between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s desire to further strength the close fraternal relations between the two countries. The Foreign Minister emphasized that Pakistan has always supported a peaceful, stable, united, democratic, sovereign and prosperous Afghanistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan hasRead More