Posts tagged as: Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

Prime Minister heads to New York to represent Pakistan at UN

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for New York on Sunday to represent his country’s delegation at the UN General Assembly session, officials said. The Foreign Ministry says the Prime Minister will address the UN General Assembly on September 27 and will highlight Pakistan’s point of view on various regional and international issues besides domestic priorities. […]

Pakistan set to raise US drone attacks at UN: Foreign Ministry

Pakistan plans to raise the issue of American drone attacks in the country’s tribal regions at the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The U.S. spy aircraft routinely fire missiles into Waziristan tribal region which Pakistan says kill innocent people and that the attacks are against sovereignty of the country. The U.S. has refused […]

Pakistan to free senior Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Baradar

Pakistan said Tuesday it will soon release senior Afghan Taliban leader, Mullah Andul Ghani Baradar, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.   Mullah Baradar was arrested in Karachi in February 2010 in a joint raid by the American CIA agents and Pakistani forces.   Afghanistan welcomed the Pakistani government’s decision. “Although Pakistan is not handing Mullah […]

Pakistan, Chinese spokesperson to coordinate on public diplomacy

Foreign Ministry spokespersons of Pakistan and China have agreed to maintain close contact and encourage regular exchange of media delegations between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. They further agreed that the two Spokespersons would coordinate public diplomacy messaging on key foreign policy issues of mutual interest and would also liaise on […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over embassy protest

Pakistan summoned a senior Indian diplomat and asked him to ensure security of its diplomatic mission in New Delhi following a protest demonstration outside the Pakistani High Commission. Indian media has reported that about a group of youth belonging to the Indian ruling Congress party Wednesday outside the Pakistan High Commission to protest the alleged […]

Pakistan, Afghanistan work on Karzai’s visit, says foreign ministry

Pakistan and Afghanistan are working to finalize the schedule of President Hamid Karzai’s visit to Islamabad, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.   Pakistan’s security adviser, Sartaj Aziz, extended invitation letter to President Karzai from Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his visit to Kabul on Sunday last. “Hamid Karzai had accepted the invitation and dates are now […]

Pakistan facilitates Taliban-US talks in Qatar: spokesman

Pakistan Thursday confirmed that it has facilitated opening of Taliban Office in Doha as it is part of the larger process of reconciliation in Afghanistan.     Foreign Office Spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary said at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad that Pakistan has been supportive of an all inclusive intra-Afghan dialogue and it is […]

Kerry phones Nawaz Sharif, assures US support to new gov’t

 The US Secretary of State John Kerry has telephoned Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, and ‘reassured that the US Administration remained steadfast in supporting the new democratic government in Pakistan’, the Foreign Ministry said Monday. Secretary Kerry provided an update on the recent developments and expressed appreciation for Pakistan’s positive role in advancing peace and […]

Pakistan to raise US drone strikes with friendly countries

Pakistan has emphatically conveyed to the United States its concerns on drone attacks and raised the issue of drone attacks at different world forums including the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.   “We will continue to raise this issue with the US officials at all the appropriate forums. The […]

Pakistan says dispute with Afghanistan over border post resolved

Pakistan said on Thursday that the conflict with Afghanistan over construction of a border post has been resolved.   Clashes took place between the border forces of the two countries in recent weeks which killed an Afghan soldier and injured several Pakistani troops.   Afghan government accused Pakistan army of constructing a border post on […]

Pakistan concerned at Indian ballistic missile system

Pakistan Thursday said it considers India’s on-going efforts to build ballistic missile system as a destabilizing development.   Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary said Pakistan has constantly drawn attention of the Indian Government to the issue through composite dialogue process.     About Pakistan’s short range missiles, he said these are meant to address […]

Pakistan asks Afghanistan to stop provocative statements

Pakistan on Monday defended construction of security posts along the joint border with Afghanistan as Afghan officials have reported fresh clashes between the border troops of the two countries.   Pakistan Foreign Ministry said that the posts on Pakistan-Afghanistan border are serving the useful and mutually beneficial purpose of better border management, which is crucial […]


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