Israel appoints first ambassador to Bahrain

MANAMA: Israel has named its first ambassador to Bahrain after normalising relations with the Gulf Arab state a year ago. Ambassador Eitan Na’eh had for eight months served as temporary head of mission at the Israeli embassy in the United

Afghan envoy’s daughter did not report incident completely: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has conveyed to Afghanistan that the daughter of the Afghan ambassador who was allegedly kidnapped from Islamabad last month had not reported the incident completely. A delegation from Afghanistan visited Islamabad in connection with the reported complaint of

COAS Bajwa discusses regional issues with Chinese envoy

RAWALPINDI: Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong on Wednesday called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, progress on CPEC and regional security situation including latest developments in Afghan Peace Process

Bahrain appoints first ambassador to Israel

MANAMA: Bahrain has appointed its first ambassador to Israel ahead of the Gulf state’s opening of its embassy in coming weeks. Bahraini diplomat Khaled Al Jalahma will head the diplomatic mission in Israel. He was the director the operations in

Myanmar’s UN envoy fired for denouncing junta

NEW YORK: Myanmar’s junta fired its United Nations ambassador for breaking ranks to denounce the military’s ouster of civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, as police stepped up a crackdown on protesters across the country. Myanmar’s ambassador to the United

Saudi Arabia to further strengthen trade ties with Pakistan: Envoy

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy has said that Saudi Arabia wants to further deepen and strengthen its trade ties with Pakistan as both countries have great scope to promote trade in many areas. While addressing the business

UN urges dialogue to reduce India, Pakistan tensions

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations has called upon India and Pakistan to reduce tensions and engage in a dialogue and pursue solutions in accordance with the United Nations Charter and Security Council resolutions. This was stated by UN Under-Secretary-General for Counter-Terrorism

Pakistan summons French envoy over Islamophobic campaign

ISLAMABAD: The Ambassador of France to Pakistan was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today to convey the deep concerns over the recent systematic resurgence of blasphemous republication of caricatures of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

President confers civil award on outgoing Chinese ambassador

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has conferred Hilal-e-Pakistan civil award on outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing. The special investiture ceremony was held at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad. The ceremony was attended by Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Speaker National Assembly

COAS hails outgoing Chinese envoy’s contributions for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa hosted a farewell dinner in honour of the outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing in Islamabad. The army chief thanked the ambassador for his services and appreciated his contributions for

Khattak calls for strengthening defence ties with Qatar, Egypt

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak received Ambassador for Qatar Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani called discussed a wide range of bilateral issues. The Defence Minister conveyed that Pakistan attaches great value to its relations with Qatar, adding that

Pakistan committed to strengthening ties with Sri Lanka

ISLAMABAD: The newly-appointed High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Pakistan Admiral (retd) Mohan Wijewickrama called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The foreign minister congratulated the High Commissioner on assuming his responsibilities and expressed the hope that friendly ties between

FM Qureshi welcomes Qatar’s role in Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Qatar’s Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdul Rehman Al-Thani paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. The foreign minister congratulated the ambassador on assuming his responsibilities and assured him of the ministry’s cooperation and support. He appreciated

Pakistan envoy briefs Turkish parliamentarians on situation in IoK

ANKARA: Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey Syrus Sajjad Qazi visited the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) and discussed a range of bilateral issues with Turkish parliamentarians. The ambassador separately called on the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights

US contributes $6 million to boost Pakistan’s response to COVID-19

ISLAMABAD: United States has announced to contribute $6 million to strengthen Pakistan’s response by training healthcare workers treating coronavirus-affected patients. US Ambassador Paul Jones said in a statement issued by the US Embassy in Islamabad while wishing Happy Eid to

Ali Zaidi discusses coastal development project with Chinese envoy

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi on Monday met the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing and discussed a major initiative envisioned for the residents of Karachi. The minister envisions transforming Pakistan into a maritime nation and

Outgoing Ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan calls on President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: Outgoing Ambassador of Egypt to Pakistan, Ahmed Mohamed Fadel Yacoub, called on President Dr. Arif Alvi in Islamabad today (Friday). On the occasion, President Alvi congratulated the outgoing ambassador on his successful assignment in Pakistan. President Alvi also appreciated

Finance Adviser thanks China on support in FATF meetings

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh met Ambassador of China Mr Yao Jing on Friday to review the preparations of the upcoming visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. The meeting took

Regional peace mandatory for global harmony: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Interior Brigadier retired Ijaz Ahmad Shah met with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing at the Ministry of Interior and discussed a range of issues. The interior minister said achieving regional peace is significant for global harmony and

Pakistani envoy participates in Nasdaq closing bell ceremony

NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Dr Asad Majeed Khan participated as the Chief Guest in the NETSOL closing bell ringing ceremony at NASDAQ stock exchange in New York City. Nasdaq is the premier US stock exchange, while

British Ambassador Rob Macaire arrested in Tehran, says UK govt

TEHRAN: British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Saturday has said that the Iranian government has taken into custody the British diplomat in Tehran on Saturday after he was allegedly arrested amid demonstrations against Iran. The foreign secretary said Rob Macaire’s

President urges Pakistani envoys to truly highlight Kashmir dispute

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday urged the Pakistani high commissioners and ambassadors to truly highlight the Kashmir dispute and the Indian oppression. He was talking to ambassador-designate to Hungary Muhammad Aejaz who called on him. The president said

Norwegian envoy summoned to protest desecration of Holy Quran

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office summoned the ambassador of Norway on Saturday to protest over the incident of the desecration of the Holy Quran. According to a statement, the ambassador was called to convey the deep concern of the government and

9 Pakistani students selected for JENESYS exchange program

ISLAMABAD:  A delegation of 9 Pakistani students along with a supervisor will leave for Japan on the short term invitation bestowed by the Government of Japan. The visit will be starting from 25th November to 3rd December under the Japan-SAARC

Pakistan values its ties with Qatar: Finance adviser

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has said Pakistan values its relationship with Qatar He made this statement while talking to Ambassador of Qatar to Pakistan Mr. Saqr bin Mubarak Al Mansouri who

Munir Akram takes charge as Pakistan’s Ambassador to UN

NEW YORK: Ambassador Munir Akram on Saturday took charge as Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations (UN). Munir Akram will be stationed at the UN’s New York headquarters. Akram earlier replaced former ambassador Maleeha Lodhi.  She served as Pakistan’s envoy

PM came as Sikhs’ ambassador living in Pakistan: President Sikh Sanghat

NANKANA SAHIB: President Punjabi Sikh Sanghat Gopal Singh Chawla has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan came out as an ambassador of the Sikh community living in Pakistan. The Sikh community has lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for laying the

Minister discusses economic cooperation with Japanese envoy

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Japan Kuninori Matsuda called on the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar on Friday and discussed a range of matters relating to bilateral economic cooperation, trade, investment and transfer of technology. Secretary Economic Affairs Division Noor

Mehwish Hayat named goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights

Actress Mehwish Hayat has been appointed as the goodwill ambassador for girls by the Ministry of Human Rights. The Punjab Nahi Jaungi superstar shared the news in a video message on Twitter saying, “Delighted to be appointed by the Ministry

Farewell Maleeha Lodhi

In a rather surprising and significant move, Pakistan’s top envoy to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has been replaced. The news comes just days after Prime Minister Imran Khan returned from the United States after a successful tour and address