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Karabakh conflict poses threat to regional peace: FM

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NEW YORK, (DNA) – Pakistan has reaffirmed its support to Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who spoke at the OIC Contact Group meeting on “the Aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan”, said the unresolved conflict posed a serious threat to regional peace and security. Besides Pakistan, the meeting was also attended by foreign ministers and senior officials from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Gambia, Djibouti, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. In his remarks, Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s support to the principled position of AzerbaijanRead More

Pakistan, Russia set to sign $10b gas pipeline deal in Moscow


ISLAMABAD, (DNA) – In a major breakthrough, Pakistan and Russia will sign a $10-billion offshore gas pipeline deal (Wednesday) in Moscow. After the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two Asian countries, for which a delegation of Petroleum Division has been dispatched to the Russian capital, a feasibility study will be conducted by Russian energy giant Gazprom. Inter State Gas Systems (ISGS) – a state-owned company of Pakistan established to handle gas import projects and is already working on gas pipeline schemes like Tapi, has been nominated byRead More

China govt clarifies Chinese Ambassador meeting with Minister Qadri

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BEIJING, (DNA) – China govt has clarified Chinese Ambassador meeting with Minister Qadri. The statement says  that Pakistan’s Minister for Religious Affairs met with Chinese Ambassador in Islamabad last week and raised concerns about China’s restrictions on Muslims in Xinjiang. Do you have any comment on this? On September 19, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing met with Pakistan’s Minister for Religious Affairs Qadri, during which our two sides had good communication on China-Pakistan relations and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The Chinese side commends the efforts made by the Pakistani government toRead More

Qatari embassy issues clarification on recovered luxury vehicles


RAWALPINDI (DNA) – The Qatari embassy has issued a clarification pertaining to the recovery of 21 luxury vehicles from the compound of a textile mill owned by former National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chief Saifur Rehman. In his letter, Qatari Ambassador Saqr Bin Mubarak Al Mansouri said the luxury vehicles were legally brought to Pakistan and were then to be used for hunting purposes. The cars belong to the Qatari ruling family and had been parked in the properties owned by Rehman in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad, he added. Customs officials,Read More

FM Qureshi meets Donald Trump on sidelines of UNGA


NEW YORK, (DNA) – Foreign minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi met Donald Trump, president of the United States of America, on the sidelines of UN General Assembly’s 73rd session last night. Qureshi said he discussed regional security with the US president, stressing improved bilateral relations between two long-time allies. Trump extended his good wishes for Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to the FM. Qureshi will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on October 2 in NewYork. On Sunday, the foreign minister landed in the US on a 10-day official visit thatRead More

Process of airlifting pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Peshawar completed


PESHAWAR, (DNA) – The process of airlifting pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Peshawar has been completed as last Hajj flight on board with two hundred sixty-two pilgrims landed at Bacha Khan International Airport Peshawar this afternoon. A spokesman of Hajj Directorate Khyber Pakhtunkhwa told our Peshawar correspondent that a total of thirty-one thousand pilgrims were airlifted from the holy land to Peshawar through seventy-eight special hajj flights.