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FM Qureshi receives Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf, Secy General of Gulf Cooperation Council

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received Nayef bin Falah Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council today. During the meeting, issues of common interest including the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan came under discussion. The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan’s abiding commitment to peace and stability in Afghanistan and the continued well-being of the Afghan people. Foreign Minister Qureshi underlined that the Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers would provide an opportunity to consider practical and concrete steps to help address the humanitarian needs of the AfghanRead More


by: Hayah Bahroni Life is like a roller coaster with ups and downs. Love and paingo hand in hand in this journey. Love is referred as an attraction or affection towards someone or something. It is a feeling that arises in a mother when she holds her child in her arms,similarly love is exhibited when tears roll down the eyes of afatherof a soldier when his son returns safely from his mission. On the other hand, pain is an unpleasant or even anguishing experience, severely affecting a person at aRead More

Ukraine tensions leave Western allies looking for responses

Western leaders are still trying to figure out what their response would be should Russia launch an invasion of Ukraine in the coming weeks, as multiple experts and analysts warn could happen. Ukraine and Russia have been in a simmering stand-off since 2014, when Russian troops annexed the Crimean Peninsula and pro-Russian separatists took control of two eastern Ukrainian territories. Despite ceasefires, violence continues to flare up. Experts have been warning for weeks that Russia, which has massed troops near the Ukrainian border, could be preparing another assault. Russia denies the charges and counters that Ukraine is the threateningRead More

Russia sends nuclear-capable bombers on patrol over Belarus

A pair of nuclear-capable Russian long-range bombers patrolled the skies over Belarus on Saturday on a mission intended to underline close defense ties between the two allies amid tensions with the West. The Russian Defense Ministry said two Tu-22M3 flew a four-hour mission to practice “performing joint tasks with the Belarusian air force and air defense.” The bombers were escorted by Belarus’ Su-30 fighter jets, which Russia has supplied to its ally. Saturday’s Russian bomber patrol marked a third such mission since last month. The patrol flight comes amid Western concerns over a RussianRead More

Bosnia & Herzegovina FM, Qureshi exchange views on bilateral relations

ISLAMABAD /DNA/ – Foreign Minister meets Foreign Minister of Bosnia & Herzegovina on the sidelines of 17th Extraordinary Session of OIC Council of Foreign MinistersForeign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi received Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Dr. Bisera Turkovic on the sidelines of 17th Extraordinary Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers, today. Views were exchanged on the entire spectrum of bilateral relations and issues of regional importance, including situation in Afghanistan.Extending a warm welcome to the Foreign Minister of Bosnia &Read More

Rights of Minorities in Islam: Lesson Learning from History

The heads of true Muslims in general and that of Pakistanis in particular always bow down in disgrace and shame whenever some odd happens at the hands of religious bigots and orthodox. The recent lynching tragedy of Sialkot led to the dismay and serious concerns over misrepresented Shariah on the rights of minorities in Pakistan. The moral principles,as defined in Islam and as duly to be enjoyed by the legal citizens of Pakistan,are oftenwrongly conceptualized and manipulated. Under such situation, perception dominates the truth and thus causes graverepercussionon the culturalRead More