FM Qureshi appreciates easing of Qatar crisis at GCC Summit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held telephonic conversations with his Saudi, Qatari and Bahraini counterparts and welcomed the easing of the Gulf crisis over Qatar. Qureshi received a telephone call from Foreign Minister of Bahrain Dr Abdullatif bin Rashid

Qatar crisis resolved

Diplomatic relations have been restored between Qatar and four other Arab nations that had been boycotting it for over three years. The resolution of the long-running crisis amicably could bring winds of change in the Middle East and reaffirm Arab

Saudi Arabia to open airspace, borders with Qatar

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, US and Kuwaiti officials said, a major step towards ending a diplomatic rift that has seen Riyadh lead an alliance isolating Doha. The announcement came on the eve of

980,000 Pakistanis sent abroad for employment in last two years: SAPM Bukhari

KARACHI: Around 980,000 Pakistanis have been sent abroad for employment in the last two years by the incumbent government. The was stated by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.

Qatar reforms labour laws to protect migrant workers

DOHA: Qatar has imposed new labour reforms including scrapping a rule requiring employers consent to change jobs will also implement a basic monthly minimum wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals. The landmark announcement was made by the Ministry of Administrative Development,

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

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

Qatar announces schedule for 2022 World Cup

DOHA: Qatar will kick off the 2022 World Cup at the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, as organisers announced the schedule for the mega tournament. In a joint statement, FIFA and Qatar’s Supreme Committee organisational body said that Qatar

Qatar wins air blockade case at top UN court

THE HAGUE: The UN’s top court has backed Qatar in a bitter row with four Middle East nations that imposed an air blockade on the nation. The decision by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) covers a standoff that erupted

Qatar inaugurates third venue for 2022 World Cup

DOHA: Qatar has inaugurated the third venue for the 2022 World Cup on schedule and is set to host matches until the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. The Education City stadium was formally inaugurated with an online programme celebrating the contribution

Kuwait, Qatar impose jail terms for not wearing face masks

DOHA: Kuwait and Qatar would start jailing people or fining them thousands of dollars for failing to wear a facemask to combat the novel coronavirus. Kuwait’s health ministry said anyone caught without a mask could face up to three months

Coronavirus: Qatar bans passengers from Pakistan, 13 other countries

DOHA: The Qatari government on Monday temporarily banned the entry of passengers from fourteen countries, including Pakistan amid coronavirus outbreak. According to an official notification issued by the Qatari government, the countries include Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq,

PM visits Qatar

After nearly two years of negotiations, the United States and Afghan Taliban are set to sign the peace deal which could end the decades-long conflict. Pakistan, who played a crucial role in the entire peace process, has also been invited

PM Imran arrives in Islamabad after day-long visit to Qatar

Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Islamabad today (Thursday) after concluding his day-long visit to Qatar as part of high-level visits. During his day-long visit, PM Imran met Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and his

Qatar signs $470M deal to build solar power project

DOHA: Qatar has signed an agreement of $470-million with France’s Total and Japan’s Marubeni to build a solar power project with capacity of about 800 megawatts (MW). In a statement Qatar’s energy minister, Saad al-Kaabi said that eight times the

ICC to launch investigation into Qatar T10 league

DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed on Tuesday that it has launched an investigation into the Qatar T10 league which was sanctioned a year ago. The ICC’s Anti-corruption unit was working with the organizers to monitor the league since

Qatar delays launch of new 2022 World Cup venue

DOHA: Qatar has postponed to next year the opening of Education City stadium, its second newly built venue for the 2022 football World Cup. The venue was due to be inaugurated when it hosted the semi-final of the Club World

Resumption of US-Taliban talks

The United States will resume talks with the Afghan Taliban in Doha, where the militant group maintains a political office, to discuss several thorny issues, and eventually decide a roadmap for a post-war Afghanistan. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special envoy

Pakistan supports KL Summit to address challenges: Qureshi

DOHA:Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan fully supported Kuala Lumpur summit aimed at enhancing Muslim nations existing potential for collective development and shared prosperity. Addressing at the second Kuala Lumpur Summit Ministerial Meeting in Doha, the foreign

Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi underlines Pakistan’s position on Jammu & Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi in Doha held a meeting with Qatari Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani to discuss matters associated with mutual maritime cooperation. According to the spokesperson of the Pakistan Navy,

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

Omar Ayub co-chairs joint commission in Qatar

ISLAMABAD: The 5th Session of Pakistan-Qatar Joint Commission was held in Doha on 4-5 November 2019 co-chaired by Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan Minister of Commerce and Industry of the State of Qatar Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari.

Omar Ayub meets Prime Minister of Qatar in Doha

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan called on the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Qatar Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani at his office in Doha. The Qatari prime minister extended warm welcome to

Omar Ayub holds meetings with Qatar’s finance, energy ministers

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan on Monday held separate meetings with Finance Minister of the state of Qatar Ali Shareef Al Emadi and Minister for Energy Affairs Saad Sherida Al Kaabi in Doha. During the meeting, the

ExxonMobil signs LNG deal with a private Pakistani company

HOUSTON: ExxonMobil has signed an LNG agreement with a private Pakistani company. The deal will allow the energy giant to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the company for nationwide distribution. The deal was signed between Universal Gas Distribution Company

US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to arrive in Pakistan today

ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is expected to reach Pakistan today. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will meet Khalilzad at his office, where US representative will hold meetings with the civil and military leadership. He is