US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to reach Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will reach Islamabad on Monday to hold talks with Pakistani officials over the Afghan peace process. Khalilzad is expected to hold important meetings with the top political and military leadership

US special envoy to Iran Brian Hook steps down

WASHINGTON: United States special representative to Iran Brian Hook is leaving his post and Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams will take an additional role, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said. Hook’s departure comes as the United Nations Security Council prepares to

Diplomat Sadiq appointed as special envoy to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Diplomat Mohammad Sadiq has been appointed as Pakistan’s special envoy to Afghanistan. In his meeting with the seasoned diplomat, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan was indispensable for construction and development

NDMA chairman, Japanese envoy discuss coronavirus situation

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal has said that Japan has always provided support and solace to Pakistan in times of distress and crisis. During a meeting with Ambassador of Japan in Pakistan Mr Kuninori

China to assist Pakistan in combating locusts

ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of China Mr Yao Jing on Tuesday called on Federal Minister for National Food Security & Research Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar and discussed a range of issues. The federal minister apprised the ambassador about the requirement of pesticides and

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

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

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over civilian killings at LoC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the unprovoked Indian ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), terming the same a threat to regional peace and security, which might lead to a strategic miscalculation. Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal summoned