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FO rejects allegations of crackdown on overseas dissidents

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri on Tuesday categorically rejected the unsubstantiated media reports alleging Pakistan cracking down on overseas dissidents. In response to media queries regarding allegations of Pakistani institutions cracking down on overseas Pakistanis, the Spokesperson said

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

‘Malicious smear campaign’: FO condemns former Canadian minister’s comments

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned “unwarranted” comments by former Canadian minister Chris Alexander for his assertions of Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process. In a series of tweets, the Foreign Office spokesperson strongly condemned the unwarranted comments and making

FO rebuffs former SAPM Bukhari’s covert visit to Israel

ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) clarified a news item and denied allegations regarding a visit to Israel by former Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari. Responding to queries regarding the media

Kashmir remains central to ‘meaningful dialogue’ with India: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said durable peace, security and development in the region hinges on peaceful resolution of the long-standing Jammu and Kashmir dispute. “We, therefore, believe that the two sides [India and Pakistan] need to discuss all outstanding issues

Pakistan joins OIC in observing int’l day to combat Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has joined the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in observing the first-ever ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’. Pakistan had presented a resolution to designate March 15 as ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’ at the 47th Session of the

Indian misadventure will have ‘castrophic consequences’: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has has stated that India will face an assured notch up military response if it resorts to any misadventure against Pakistan. Address a news briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said Pakistan has credible information that

Pakistan rejects India’s attempts to deny disinformation campaign

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)’s attempt to deny responsibility for the elaborate and reprehensible global disinformation campaign against Pakistan exposed by EU DisinfoLab. The independent, non-profit disinformation watchdog’s latest report illustrates the web of

India must be held accountable for human rights violations in IoK: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has called upon the international community to hold India accountable for serious crimes against the Kashmiri people and human rights violations in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In a statement on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, Foreign

Pakistan rejects US designation on religious freedom

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has rejected the “arbitrary and selective assessment” by the US State Department under a domestic legislation on religious freedom. The US had categorised Pakistan and nine other states as “countries of particular concern” (CPC) under its International Religious

India escalated anti-Pakistan campaign after unveiling of dossier: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has said the Indian government has escalated its anti-Pakistan campaign after Islamabad made public a dossier containing “irrefutable proof” of Indian sponsorship of terrorism in the country. The foreign office spokesman was responding to media queries

FO rejects India’s denial of state-sponsored terrorism

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has categorically rejected the Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ denial of the irrefutable evidence provided by Pakistan on Indian state sponsorship of terrorism. In a statement, the Foreign Office said “fully exposed” India has “typically resorted

Pakistan shared “irrefutable evidence” of Indian involvement in terrorism

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Saturday said Pakistan has shared irrefutable evidence of India’s involvement in terrorist activities in the country. The statement by the Foreign Office comes after Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)

FO rejects Indian spokesperson’s remarks regarding minorities in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically rejected the “gratuitous” remarks by the Spokesperson of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs regarding the state of minorities in the country. In a statement on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said India is

Pakistan condemns ‘heinous terrorist attack’ in Vienna

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the attack in central Vienna that killed at least two people and injured more than a dozen others. “Pakistan condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack in Central Vienna on Monday night, resulting

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)

India is violating human rights in IoK: FO spokesman

ISLAMABAD: A Foreign Office spokesman has said that India is violating human rights in occupied Kashmir. Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez said in a statement that Indian forces martyred a Kashmiri and the situation in Occupied Kashmir is deteriorating day

Hassan Nawaz denies receiving Nawaz Sharif’s arrest warrant

LONDON: Hassan Nawaz, son of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has denied receiving his father’s arrest warrant. Hassan Nawaz while denying the receiving any arrest warrant said that his signature is not on the report sent by London High Commission

No rift in relations between Pakistan, Saudi Arabia: FO

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri on Thursday denied any rift in the relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Addressing a weekly news briefing, the spokesperson said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar

FO rejects statement by India on Pakistan’s political map

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has categorically rejected the statement made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Pakistan’s new political map. In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said through sophistry and obfuscation, India cannot create a

Pakistan condoles over deadly explosion in Turkish factory

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Tuesday expressed condolences over a deadly blast last week at a fireworks factory in northwestern Turkey. In a statement, the foreign office conveyed heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Turkey on the loss

FM Qureshi urges to take notice of Indian atrocities in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has once again urged the international community to take notice of Indian atrocities against innocent Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made the statement while chairing a high-level meeting at Foreign Office. The meeting also

FO rejects misleading remarks by Indian MEA spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically rejected India’s malicious assertions based on complete distortion of facts to advance its false and self-serving narrative. The Foreign Office issued a statement condemning a mischievous attempt by Indian Ministry of External Affairs to twist the

FO rejects misleading reports about OIC envoys virtual meeting

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has rejected reports about the virtual meeting of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Ambassadors to the United Nations on May 20. A report had emerged that the United Arab Emirates and Maldives have thwarted

Kulbushan case: FO rejects ‘baseless, inaccurate’ allegations by Indian counsel

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has said that Pakistan rejects the “baseless and inaccurate” allegations by Harish Salve, India’s legal counsel in the Kulbushan Jadhav case. On May 3, in an online lecture Harish Salve, who had represented

Pakistan lodges protest with India over ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office of Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC). According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office today

Pakistan strongly condemns ongoing state-terrorism in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned the ongoing state-terrorism and extrajudicial killings of innocent Kashmiris in so-called “cordon-and-search” operations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).  In a weekly press briefing, the Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui has said that the situation

FO summons Indian diplomat to protest ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: A senior Indian diplomat on Tuesday was summoned to lodge Pakistan’s strong protest over the ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC) in Bagsar Sector, on May 4, resulting in serious injuries to

FO summons Indian diplomat to protest ceasefire violations

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has lodged a strong protest with India over the recent ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control. The Foreign Office on Saturday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register a strong protest against

FO rebuffs Indian spokesperson’s irresponsible remarks

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has rejected Indian foreign ministry’s remarks pertaining to comments made by the Pakistani leadership regarding the rights of minorities in India, terming Indian‘s statement ‘irresponsible’ and ‘completely ill-founded’. According to a statement issued by the FO