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In phone call with Russian FM, Qureshi stresses diplomatic solution to conflict in Ukraine

ISLAMABAD, MAR 5: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone call with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, on Saturday and stressed the need for a diplomatic solution to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office (FO). Qureshi also sought the Russian government’s assistance for the evacuation of Pakistani citizens from Ukraine, the statement said. The telephone call takes place as tensions escalate between Moscow and Kyiv and more than a week after Russia launched a military offensive in Ukraine, inviting criticism and sanctions from the West. UnderliningRead More

Somalian FM expresses condolence

ISLAMABAD, MAR 5 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Abdisaid M. Ali of Somalia called Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi today to condemn the dastardly terrorist attack in Peshawar on Friday. While offering his prayers and sympathies for the victims of yesterday’s attack, Foreign Minister Ali expressed Somalia’s solidarity with the brotherly people of Pakistan.   Foreign Minister Qureshi thanked Foreign Minister Ali for the call and appreciated his expressions of support for Pakistan.  The two Foreign Ministers also briefly discussed bilateral issues, reaffirming their commitment to further deepen and expand ties betweenRead More

FMs of Pakistan, Russia discuss regional situation

ISLAMABAD, MAR 5 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke on telephone with Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, today.  Besides bilateral ties, the two Foreign Ministers discussed the regional situation. Recalling his recent visit to Russia as part of the Prime Minister’s delegation, Foreign Minister Qureshi stated that the two sides had held wide-ranging talks on key subjects on bilateral agenda and the region including Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Lavrov conveyed deepest condolences over the loss of life in the terrorist attack on a mosque in Peshawar onRead More

Pakistan declare at 476-4 in first Test against Australia

RAWALPINDI, MAR 5: Pakistan declared their first innings at 476-4 on Saturday in the first Test against Australia after brilliant hundreds from Azhar Ali and Imamul Haq on the second day in Rawalpindi. Ali scored 185 and Haq 157 as Australia toiled hard after Pakistan won the toss and batted on a flat, batting-friendly Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium pitch. The 37-year-old lofted spinner Nathan Lyon for his eighth boundary towards mid-wicket to complete his 19th hundred in his 92nd Test. With that, Pakistan reached 312 without losing another wicket after startingRead More

Opposition’s no-trust move will fail: Shahbaz Gill

LAHORE, Mar 05 (DNA): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on PoliticalCommunication Dr Shahbaz Gill said on Saturday that PM Imran Khan willnot give NRO at any cost. Shahbaz Gill, while addressing a press conference in Lahore today, saidthat the opposition will not get the vote from any member of theNational Assembly (MNA) through horse-trading. “We have given evidenceof MNAs regarding their income and the telephone calls they hadreceived.” The PM’s aide said that the opposition had earlier prepared to bring ano-trust move but they did not get any response whichRead More

Ukraine delays evacuation of key port under Russian siege

Kyiv, MAR 5: The Ukrainian port city of Mariupol postponed a planned evacuation of residents Saturday, blaming Russian forces for breaking their temporary ceasefire to allow civilians to flee one of the war’s fiercest battles.      Russia has laid siege to the strategic city, which proudly resisted Moscow-backed rebels during a 2014 conflict, cutting off electricity, food and water in the dead of winter. “The Russian side does not adhere to the ceasefire and has continued shelling both Mariupol itself and its environs, and for security reasons, the evacuation of theRead More