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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

India must allow UN to investigate human rights violations in IoK: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged India to allow the United Nations to investigate the grave human rights violations in its Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In his message on Kashmiris’ Right to Self-determination Day, he said the

China assures Pakistan to provide one million COVID-19 vaccine doses

ISLAMABAD: After Pakistan approved the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine against COVID-19, China assured to ensure the provision of over a million doses for emergency use. The matter was discussed in a telephonic conversation between Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and China’s

FM felicitates Christian community on Christmas, says minorities have equal rights

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said minorities in Pakistan have equal rights and the government was providing them opportunities without any discrimination. In his felicitation message to the Christian community on Christmas, the foreign minister said Pakistan

FM Qureshi arrives in Dubai on two-day visit

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Dubai on Thursday on two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Pakistan’s Consul General in Dubai Ahmed Amjad Ali, senior officers of the embassy, and senior officials from the UAE Ministry

Qureshi rejects opposition’s deadline for PM’s resignation

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has categorically rejected the demands of the alliance of opposition parties, saying these are undemocratic and unconstitutional. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, the foreign minister said the opposition deadline calling on

Qureshi condemns India for systematic mass propaganda campaign

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has condemned India for the systematic tactic of a mass propaganda campaign to malign Pakistan’s image internationally. Addressing a news conference alongside Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security Moeed Yusuf,

FM Qureshi warns against false flag operation by India

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has warned the world about the threat of a purported false flag operation from India. In a statement on the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the foreign minister said basic human rights have

OIC’s support for Kashmir

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has returned from a visit to the African nation of Niger to attend the OIC Council of Foreign Minister’s meeting. After two days of deliberations, the 57-member bloc came up with a declaration calling on

Next meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers to be held in Pakistan: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the next meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers will be held in Pakistan. In a statement on Monday, the foreign minister said the passage of unanimous

FM Qureshi apprises UAE minister of problems in visa issuance

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of State Reem Al Hashimi on the sidelines Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting in Niamey, Niger. The foreign minister apprised her of the difficulties being faced by

Rise of Hindutva serious threat to Indian Muslims: FM Qureshi tells OIC

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the rising wave of Hindutva in India has emerged as a serious threat not only to Indian Muslims but also to regional security. In his statement at the 47th Session of the

OIC Foreign Ministers’ meeting to begin in Niamey today

ISLAMABAD: The two-day session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) begins in Niamey Niger on Friday. During the two-day session, the forum will discuss a wide range of issues confronting the Muslim world

FM arrives in Niger to attend OIC foreign minister’s meeting

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has arrived in the African nation of Niger to represent Pakistan at the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting. The foreign minister and President Azad Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan will address the meeting and

FM to attend OIC foreign ministers’ summit in Niger

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is departing for the African nation of Niger to represent Pakistan at the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting. In a video message, the foreign minister said the meeting will deliberate upon the challenges

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)

FM Qureshi discusses peace process with Afghan counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday reaffirmed that Pakistan desires a peaceful, prosperous and stable Afghanistan. He said this during his telephonic conversation with his Afghanistan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar. He said peace in Afghanistan is linked with

Pakistan believes in territorial sovereignty of Azerbaijan: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan believes in the restoration of territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh. During a telephonic conversation with Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov, the foreign minister expressed deep concern on the deteriorating

FM urges UNGA for International Day to Combat Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the United Nations General Assembly to declare an ‘International Day to Combat Islamophobia’ and build a resilient coalition to end the scourge. Virtually addressing the meeting of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations,

Afghan negotiator discusses peace process with FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan Dr Abdullah Abdullah on Monday met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad after arriving on a three-day visit. The Afghan leader commended conciliatory and sincere efforts being

FM Qureshi apprises UN Security Council of grave situation in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has apprised the UN Security Council of the grave situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Foreign Minister has addressed another letter to the UNSC President Abdou Abarry of Niger highlighting the gross

Pakistan ready to host SAARC summit in Islamabad: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s willingness to host the 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad at the earliest. Qureshi was virtually addressing the meeting of SAARC Council of Ministers on the sidelines of 75th session of the UN

FM Qureshi calls on Afghan leaders to seize historic opportunity

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has hailed the commencement of intra-Afghan talks,  stating that negotiations are the fruit of our combined efforts. The foreign minister addressed the opening ceremony of intra-Afghan negotiations being held in Doha via video link.

Qureshi invites Russian Foreign Minister to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Moscow. The two sides discussed matters of mutual interest, including the COVID-19 situation, prospects of

CPEC would contribute positively to post-COVID economic: FM

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the sidelines of SCO Council of Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Moscow. This was the second meeting between both foreign ministers within

FM Qureshi discusses bilateral issues with Kyrgyz counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi had a cordial meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart Mr Chingiz Azamatovich Aidarbekov on the sidelines of SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Moscow. Foreign Minister Qureshi referred to the deep historical and

FM Qureshi stresses on further cooperation with China in agriculture

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized the need for deeper cooperation between Pakistan and China in agriculture sector. Speaking to Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing, the foreign minister said agriculture is the mainstay of Pakistan’s economy and employs a

FM Qureshi denounces blasphemous caricatures by French magazine

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has strongly denounced the publication of blasphemous caricatures by French Magazine Charlie Hebdo. In a statement, the foreign minister said these caricatures have hurt the sentiments of millions of Muslims across the world. He

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

Pakistan to continue facilitating Afghan peace process: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan will continue playing a facilitating role for regional peace and stability including the Afghan peace process. He was talking to Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Atif Mishal, who paid a farewell call. The