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COAS Gen Bajwa discusses Afghanistan situation with Qatari deputy premier

RAWALPINDI: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the state of Qatar called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa. During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation especially current situation in Afghanistan

Commercial flights resume from Kabul airport after Taliban takeover

KABUL: The first international commercial flight under Afghanistan’s new Taliban interim government departed Kabul on Thursday carrying more than 100 foreigners, including some US citizens left behind after last month’s chaotic airlift. The flight marked an important step in the

Pakistan, Qatar to continue facilitating peace, stability in Afghanistan: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said Pakistan and Qatar would continue to play their facilitative role for peace and stability in Afghanistan. The foreign minister was addressing after press conference after discussing the latest development in Afghanistan

Pakistan will play role in providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has called upon the international community to stand in solidarity with the Afghan people, engage positively, and create incentives to ensure sustainable peace, stability and economic development in Afghanistan. He was talking to Deputy Prime

Qatar’s ruler discusses Afghan situation with US secretaries of state and defence

DOHA: Qatar’s ruling emir and the visiting US secretaries of state and defence discussed developments in Afghanistan and efforts to enhance security there, the emir’s court said The emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, received US Secretary of State Antony

Qatar to resume Gaza funding with new method involving UN

GAZA CITY: Qatar will soon resume funding for civil servants and poor families in the Gaza Strip under a new mechanism involving the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations, the Gulf state’s aid envoy said. Doha has underwritten Gaza rebuilding

Qatar working with Taliban to reopen Kabul airport

DOHA: Qatar is working with the Taliban to reopen Kabul’s airport as soon as possible, its foreign minister said on Thursday, urging the hardliners to allow Afghans to leave the country. The airport, the scene of a frenzied evacuation which

Qatar approves electoral law for first legislative polls

DUBAI: Qatar’s emir approved laws for the Gulf Arab state’s first legislative election in October, when Qataris will elect two-thirds of the advisory Shura Council, his office said. The election, plans for which were first approved in a 2003 constitutional

Qatar pledges $500m for Gaza reconstruction

DOHA: Qatar will provide $500 million to help rebuild the besieged Gaza Strip, the foreign minister said, following a ceasefire that ended the worst fighting in years between Israel and Palestinian armed groups. “Qatar announces $500 million in support for

Sheikh Rasheed arrives in Qatar on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has arrived in Doha on a two-day visit to attend the Milipol Qatar – an international exhibition for homeland security and civil defence. On his arrival at Doha Airport, the interior minister was

Afghan Taliban meet US envoy in Doha to revive peace deal

WASHINGTON: United States special envoy to Afghanistan met with the Taliban in Qatar as efforts intensify to revive a peace process faced with mounting violence and a US troop withdrawal deadline. The envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, held talks earlier this week

General Bajwa discusses security cooperation with Qatar Emir

DOHA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. According to the military’s media wing, General Bajwa is in Qatar on two

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