Sajjad Hussain

Pak not in favour of escalating tensions with India

Pak not in favour of escalating tensions with India

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said it was not in favour of escalating tensions with India, days after it told Islamabad to reduce the staff in its high commission in New Delhi by half. The Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday the Charge d’Affaires of Pakistan High Commission was summoned and informed about the decision […]

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Pak PM Imran calls Osama bin Laden ‘shaheed’

Pak PM Imran calls Osama bin Laden ‘shaheed’

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday called slain al-Qaeda chief and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden a “shaheed” (martyr) and said that Islamabad faced “embarrassment” by taking part in America’s war on terror. Speaking in parliament during the budget session, Khan said the American forces entered Pakistan and killed bin Laden without informing […]

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Pak rejects allegations of violation of Vienna Convention by its diplomats in India as ‘baseless’

Pak rejects allegations of violation of Vienna Convention by its diplomats in India as ‘baseless’

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday rejected what it called “baseless allegations” by India of any violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations by its High Commission officials in New Delhi and asserted that they always function within the parameters of international law. Indian Chargé d’ Affaires in Islamabad was summoned to convey Pakistan’s rejection and […]

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Pak PM orders probe into alleged scandal of importing medicines from India: Report

Pak PM orders probe into alleged scandal of importing medicines from India: Report

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered a probe into the alleged scandal of importing over 450 medicines like vitamin tablets in the guise of buying life-saving drugs from India, according to a media report. On August 9, Pakistan suspended all trade ties with India following New Delhi’s decision to abrogate Article 370 on August […]

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Stop congregational prayers to save human lives, says Al-Azhar fatwa

Stop congregational prayers to save human lives, says Al-Azhar fatwa

Islamabad:  A top global Islamic body has issued a fatwa (religious edict) on the request of Pakistan President Dr Arif Alvi, empowering the head of the state to suspend Friday prayers in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that claimed over 20,000 lives worldwide. The fatwa issued on Wednesday by the Grand Imam Shaikh of […]

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First doctor dies from coronavirus in Pak

First doctor dies from coronavirus in Pak

Islamabad: A 26-year-old Pakistani doctor has become the country’s first medic to die after contracting the novel coronavirus while treating the COVID-19 patients in Gilgit region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, officials said on Monday. Usma Riaz was treating the patients who recently returned from Iraq and Iran. Pakistan, which borders Iran and China, two of the […]

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Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day

Pakistan observes Kashmir Solidarity Day

Islamabad, Feb 5: Pakistan on Wednesday observed Kashmir Solidarity Day, with the top leaders extending their support to the Kashmiri people to find a just and peaceful resolution to their issues. The day is observed every year on February 5 by Pakistan. President Arif Alvi in his message said India by abrogating Article 370 has […]

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India making ‘desperate attempts’ to divert attention from criticism of its policies: Pak

India making ‘desperate attempts’ to divert attention from criticism of its policies: Pak

Islamabad, Jan 30: Pakistan on Thursday claimed that India is making “desperate attempts” to divert attention from the domestic and international criticism of the government’s policies. Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui also said that nobody should underestimate Pakistan’s resolve to effectively thwart any aspiration of aggression against the country. She urged the international community to […]

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 ‘Pak to mainstream madrassas, bring them under govt control’

 ‘Pak to mainstream madrassas, bring them under govt control’

Islamabad, Apr 29: Pakistan will bring over 30,000 madrassas into the mainstream education system as part of a determined campaign to combat extremism, the military spokesperson said Monday. Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan had witnessed a surge in religious seminaries from 247 madrassas in 1947 to 2,861 in […]

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Pakistan deplores India’s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade

Pakistan deplores India’s decision to suspend cross-LoC trade

Islamabad, Apr 21:  Pakistan on Sunday deplored India’s “unilateral” decision to suspend cross-LoC trade and rejected the allegations regarding its “misuse” by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics, fake currency and foment terrorism. Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India on Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-border trade at two points along the Line of […]

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