Posts tagged as: Hina RAbbani Khar

Foreign Minister Khar lashes out India in her last presser

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Thursday acknowledged that there were disappointments vis-a-vis relations with India including unfortunate and hostile statements that emanated from that country on cross-LoC incidents.   Speaking at her last press conference as Foreign Minister, she said Pakistan wants resolution of Kashmir dispute but pointed out that there was not required level […]

Amir of Qatar says will hire more Pakistani workers

Amir of Qatar, Shaikh Hamad bin Khalif Al Thani Sunday told Foreign Minister Huna Rabbani Khar in Doha that his Government would seriously look into the possibility of hiring more Pakistani workers.   He also assured the Foreign Minister that Qatar would continue to support Pakistan’s desire to have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with […]

Pakistan to seek Interpol role for TTP leader extradition

Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said Pakistan will demand handing over of Taliban leader Maulvi Faqir Muhammad from Afghanistan through the Interpol.   Talking to reporters in Islamabad on Saturday Rehman Malik said Maulvi Faqir Muhammad arrested by the Afghan authorities is wanted in different cases.   “W want his deportation to Pakistan so that […]

Pakistan asks Afghnistan to hand over Maulvi Faqir

Pakistan on Thursday demanded Afghan Government to hand over a senior Pakistani Taliban leader who was arrested by the Afghan authorities this week.   Afghan intelligence officials have confirmed to the media the arrest of Maulvi Faqir Muhammad, former deputy of Pakistani Taliban, in eastern Afghanistan.   Faqir, who had been chief of Taliban in […]

Pakistan supports intra-Afghan dialogue

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday announced support for intra-Afghan dialogue in meeting with a senior visiting Afghan leader, a clear message to the Taliban to join the peace process.   Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq, Member Afghan Parliament and Head of the Shiite ‘Hizb-e-Wahadat Mardam-e-Afghan Party’ is visiting Islamabad at the invitation of the Pakistani government […]

Pakistan asks India to probe killing of its soldier after questioning

Pakistan on Friday demanded of India to investigate the killing of its soldier, who the army says had inadvertently crossed into the Indian-occupied Kashmir last night.   The Pakistan Army said that sepoy Akhlaq crossed the Line of Control (LoC), which divides the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region and was killed after questioning. […]

Pakistan army condemns killing of soldier by Indian troops

Pakistan military Friday condemned as ‘inhuman and brutal’ the killing of its soldier who had mistakenly crossed the Line of Control late last night.   An army statement said that the Indian troops killed sepoy Ikhlaq even after he had identified himself.   “Yesterday a Pakistan army soldier Ikhlaq lost his way between two posts […]

OIC Contact Group reaffirms support to Kashmir cause

The Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has reaffirmed its support to the Kashmir cause in its meeting in Egypt, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.   The Group met on the sidelines of the 12th Islamic Summit Conference in Cairo on 5 February. The meeting coincided with the […]

Pakistan and Italy sign Strategic Engagement Plan

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi di Sant’ Agata Friday signed a Strategic Engagement Plan in Rome, to further cement and expand the multifarious ties between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said in Islamabad.   Foreign Minister Khar visited Italy on the invitation of her Italian counterpart. The agreement […]

Pakistan, India to resume bus service today

Amid all the rhetoric that ensued firing incidents at the loc, sense seems to have begun prevailing on both sides.   Cross-border travel and trade services between India and Pakistan resume from Poonch today. Media reports quoting Indians officials said both services were suspended after the recent escalation in tensions between the two countries along […]

Exploring options to stop LoC violations; says Hina Rabbani Khar

Pakistan’s foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said Monday that Pakistan wanted to continue the peace process with India.   Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, the foreign minister added that instead of increasing tension, options to stop violations along the Line of Control (LoC) were being explored.   “We have shown our commitment […]

FM Khar urges Indo-Pak talks at FM-level to defuse LoC tensions

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar stressed that continued tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) in disputed Kashmir region is not in the interest of South Asian peace, proposing high level talks between the two arch-rivals.   In a statement she noted, “Instead of issuing belligerent statements by the military and political leaders from […]


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