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First Day of Golf Coaching at Minsk

MINSK: The Embassy of Pakistan in collaboration with Minsk Golf Club arranged opening day of the five day long free golf coaching classes by Pakistan’s top PGA certified Coach Khalid Mahmood. Several golf enthusiasts from Belarus including amateur players and beginners participated in the classes. The golf coach, arranged by the Embassy, will continue to provide free classes for another four days.Khalid Mahmood is a professional coach (golf pro) since 1984 with extensive experience in Pakistan, as well as in Southeast Asia, South Korea, China, England, Austria, Italy and the USA.Read More

Pak will ‘not favor Talibanization’: FM Qureshi

Mahnoor Ansar ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday said the strengthening of the ranks of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was not in the interest of Pakistan and categorically stated that the country would “not favour its Talibanization”. “The comeback of TTP is not in Pakistan’s interest. We do not want Talibanization of our country,” the foreign minister said in his remarks at the meeting of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, here at the Parliament House. The foreign minister expressed concern over the chances of breaking out aRead More

Pakistan welcomes Iran’s mediation

Saifullah ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan on Friday welcomed Iran’s engagement with the Taliban and the Afghan to sort out a peaceful solution for the conflict-hit country after the pullout of American troops. “Pakistan welcomes Iran’s engagement with Afghan parties to achieve a negotiated political settlement,” the Foreign Office Spokesperson said in response to queries by media persons about the visit of Taliban and Afghan government delegations to Tehran. Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said Pakistan considered the role of Iran in Afghan peace process as important. Iran, like Pakistan, is a neighbouring countryRead More

‘Afghanistan Could Be on Path to Civil War’

LONDON: The UK military chief has warned there is the possibility that Afghanistan could be on a path to civil war as US and coalition forces leave the country. Britain’s Chief of the Defense Staff, Nick Carter, said it was “plausible” that the country’s state would collapse without international forces there. Afghanistan could see a situation like the country’s 1990s civil war “where you would see a culture of warlordism and you might see some of the important institutions like security forces fracturing along ethnic, or for that matter, tribalRead More

Pakistan cannot accept Afghan refugees: Moeed

Moeed Yusuf said, United States is repeating the mistake of 90’s in Afghanistan by leaving the country without power sharing agreement between Taliban and Kabul administration ALI FURQAN / VOA ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf said that the United States withdrawal from Afghanistan without political settlement is a tragedy which might lead towards a civil war.  In an exclusive interview with VOA’s special correspondent Ali Furqan he said that Pakistan had been urging U.S. and its allies that the withdrawal from Afghanistan should be responsible.  Moeed Yusuf said, UnitedRead More

Foreign hit squad killed Haiti’s president

News Desk LONDON: A group of 28 foreign mercenaries, including retired Colombian soldiers, assassinated Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse earlier this week, police say. After a gun battle in the capital Port-au-Prince, 17 were detained, some at the house they were using, others after entering Taiwan’s diplomatic compound. Three suspects were killed by police and eight are still being sought. Bloodied and bruised, arrested suspects were shown to the media on Thursday, along with a slew of seized weapons. It is still unclear who organised the attack and with what motive.Read More