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Diplomat’s accountability

Diplomats serving in foreign mission abroad are some of the most esteemed civil servants but they have often remained immune from disciplinary action. There are numerous incidents by Pakistani expatriates and citizens traveling abroad when embassies have not helped them

Czech govt expels 18 Russian diplomats over 2014 blast

PRAGUE: The Czech government said it would expel 18 Russian diplomats identified by local intelligence as secret agents of the Russian SVR and GRU services suspected of involvement in a 2014 explosion. Czech police also said they were seeking two

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in retaliation over sanctions

MOSCOW: Russia has asked 10 US diplomats to leave the country in retaliation for Washington’s expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats over alleged malign activity and suggested the US ambassador return home for consultations. The measures, part of

US, Chinese diplomats clash publically at start of first talks

ANCHORAGE: The United States and China leveled sharp rebukes of each other’s policies in the first high-level in-person talks of the Biden administration with deeply strained relations of the two global rivals during a meeting in Alaska. The United States,

India expels diplomats

Pakistan has strongly condemned Indian government’s decision to declare two officials as persona non grata and ordering them to leave India within 24 hours. The move is the latest attempt by India to fan tensions between the two countries and

FM Qureshi advises diplomats to protect interests of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the huge responsibility lies on Pakistani diplomats ‘ shoulders to tackle the challenges of current times. Addressing diplomats ‘ graduation ceremony at the Islamabad Foreign Service Academy on Monday, FM Qureshi said that

Diplomat’s harassment in Kabul

As a fragile Afghan peace process is underway, relations with our western neighbour are crumbling. Pakistan has indefinitely closed its consular section in Kabul amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. On the weekend, the Foreign Office summoned the Afghan

Afghan envoy summoned over harassment of Pakistani diplomats

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Sunday summoned the Afghan Charge d’Affairs in Islamabad to express concern over the harassment and treatment of Pakistani diplomats in Afghanistan. According to a statement from Foreign Office, spokesman Dr Faisal Muhammad expressed serious concerns

Diplomatic corps visit to assess situation on LoC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan invited the diplomatic corps to visit the ground situation along the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday. The invitations were sent to the heads of missions of embassies in the capital to inspect the areas that were attacked