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FS Sohail Mahmood receives OIC Special Envoy on Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, MAR 4: Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood received Ambassador Tarig Ali Bakheet, the Special Envoy of the OIC Secretary-General on Afghanistan, today. Ambassador Bakheet is on an official visit to Pakistan following his appointment as Special Envoy of the OIC Secretary General during the 17th Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM), in Islamabad, on 19 December 2021. The Special Envoy expressed his deep gratitude to Pakistan for the steadfast support extended to him eversince his appointment to the Office. He briefed the Foreign Secretary on hisRead More

Pakistan condemns arrest of Hurriyat leader in IIOJK

ISLAMABAD, MAR 4 /DNA/ – Pakistan strongly condemned the cowardly arrest of Hurriyat Conference Vice Chairman Ghulam Ahmad Dar by Indian occupation forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). Arbitrary arrests of Hurriyat leaders, political activists, human rights defenders, and civil society members on orchestrated charges manifestly reflect India’s frustration at the freedom struggle by the Kashmiri people that continues unfazed despite increasing intimidation, harassment and reprisal attacks by the occupation forces. Almost the entire Kashmiri leadership including Asiya Andrabi, ShabbirRead More

Qureshi discusses facilitation of evacuation with Hungarian FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke on telephone with the Foreign Minister of Hungary, Mr. Péter Szijjártó, today. Besides exchanging views on Pakistan-Hungary relations, the two Ministers discussed regional developments. The Foreign Minister recalled the productive visit of Foreign Minister Szijjártó to Pakistan in April 2021, and said that Pakistan desired to enhance cooperation with Hungary in all areas of mutual interest. The Foreign Minister expressed his serious concern at the situation in Ukraine and highlighted Pakistan’s perspective regarding peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue and diplomacy. TheRead More

Japanese envoy expresses condolence

DNA ISLAMABAD:  WADA Mitsuhiro, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, strongly condemned the bomb blast in the mosque in Peshawar today and has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious human lives in the tragic incident. The Ambassador also offers its heartfelt sympathy to those wounded in the attacks and wish their early recovery. Japan accuses terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed for whatever purposes, and reiterates that no act of terrorism can be justified.

Ehsan Bhutta posted new commissioner Gujranwala

Yoosuf Bhutta Gujrat, MAR 4 /DNA/ – The Punjab government on Thursday transferred secretary implementation and coordination wing of the Services and General Administration Department (S & GAD) Mr. Ehsan Bhutta and posted him as the Gujranwala division commissioner in his own scale and pay against a vacant post.

British Council’s ‘PK-UK Season 2022 New Perspectives’ launched at Pak HC London

LONDON, MAR 4 /DNA/ – To mark the 75th anniversary of independence, coinciding with 75 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the UK, the Pakistan High Commission launched in collaboration with the British Council ‘PK-UK Season 2022 New Perspectives’ programme at the High Commission in London 2 March 2022. The launch took place in tandem with the formal inauguration of the Season in Pakistan. Chairman British Council Stevie Spring graced the occasion as guest of honour. Addressing the event, High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan highlighted various aspects of theRead More