[

foreign office

]
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to Downing Street in central London on September 22 after attending the weekly meeting of the cabinet at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office .(AFP file)

UK slaps sanctions on Pak ex-cop for human rights violations

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:46 PM IST
Others sanctioned include Russian, Venezuelan and Gambian human rights violators, the Foreign Office said, adding that the sanctions have been imposed alongside the United States on International Human Rights Day.
Customers leave with boxes of newly purchased protective masks at a Bonjour Holdings Ltd. store in Hong Kong, China.(Bloomberg)
Customers leave with boxes of newly purchased protective masks at a Bonjour Holdings Ltd. store in Hong Kong, China.(Bloomberg)

UK delays evacuation flight from coronavirus epicentre in China

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:19 PM IST
Britain had planned to fly back its citizens to a Royal Air Force base but the flight is now unlikely to take off on Thursday.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Saturday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Saturday summoned a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Pak foreign office summons senior Indian diplomat

Hindustan times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 02:30 AM IST
It was underscored that such machinations cannot divert attention from the criticism the Indian government is facing for its own discriminatory policies against minorities in India and the ongoing state terrorism in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
A view of the construction work of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak district Gurdaspur on Monday. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times)
A view of the construction work of Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak district Gurdaspur on Monday. (Photo by Sameer Sehgal/ Hindustan Times)

India proposes dates to finalise pact on operationalising Kartarpur Corridor

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 11:18 PM IST
Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal told a regular news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday that a meeting of technical experts of the two sides will be held at the zero point on the international border on August 30.
The advisory updated on a regular basis for the benefit of Britons visiting India is against all travel to the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan.(PTI image)
The advisory updated on a regular basis for the benefit of Britons visiting India is against all travel to the immediate vicinity of the border with Pakistan.(PTI image)

UK issues advisory, warns citizens in J-K to be ‘vigilant’

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 08:33 PM IST
Noting the cancellation of Amarnath Yatra and New Delhi’s advice to tourists in the state, the revised advisory says the British high commission is monitoring the situation and asks Britons in the state to follow the advice of local authorities.
The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian pilgrims on July 26.(PTI Photo)
The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian pilgrims on July 26.(PTI Photo)

500 more Indians allowed by Pakistan to attend Sikh festival

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 08:17 AM IST
The ‘jatha’ or caravan of Indian pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah border crossing on Tuesday morning, the Foreign Office said.
IPakistan will grant consular access to(PTI)
IPakistan will grant consular access to(PTI)

‘Will grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav according to our laws’: Pakistan

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 09:06 PM IST
In a late night statement, the Pakistan Foreign Office said it has informed Jadhav of his rights to consular access under the Vienna Convention.
The statement claimed that the Hague-based ICJ in its judgment did not accept India’s plea to “acquit/release” Jadhav.(REUTERS)
The statement claimed that the Hague-based ICJ in its judgment did not accept India’s plea to “acquit/release” Jadhav.(REUTERS)

On ICJ’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, Pak says will proceed as ‘per law’

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 09:41 PM IST
The statement claimed that the Hague-based ICJ in its judgment did not accept India’s plea to “acquit/release” Jadhav.
The visa policy is according to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to improve tourism and business, a foreign official said.(AFP File Photo)
The visa policy is according to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to improve tourism and business, a foreign official said.(AFP File Photo)

Pakistan announces five-year visa for US citizens to improve tourism, business

Islamabad, Pakistan | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2019 05:45 PM IST
The US had long demanded this change in Pakistan’s visa policy and recently changed its own policy when Pakistan did not respond.
The report alleges that mob violence has become a ‘regular occurrence’ in several states.(Reuters/File Photo)
The report alleges that mob violence has become a ‘regular occurrence’ in several states.(Reuters/File Photo)

UK to take up persecution of Christians in India

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 06:03 PM IST
The issue of alleged persecution was raised during Foreign Office questions in the House of Commons, following which the Theresa May government said it would take up with Indian authorities.
This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing since 2017 with 1970 ceasefire violations, it said.(HT Photo)
This unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India is continuing since 2017 with 1970 ceasefire violations, it said.(HT Photo)

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’

Islamabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 12:05 AM IST
The Foreign Office said: “the Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB) are continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons”.
Bloodstains a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after a blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.(AP FIle)
Bloodstains a Jesus Christ statue at the St. Sebastian's Church after a blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka.(AP FIle)

UK, Australia warns against travelling to Sri Lanka, sees further attacks

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 08:35 AM IST
Foreign Office officials told those at the briefing that the change to travel advice was not due to fresh intelligence but instead a necessary precaution.
Mahmood had quietly worked behind the scenes to try and improve ties by focussing on humanitarian issues such as the release of prisoners.(Photo Credit: Twitter - Govt. Of Pakistan)
Mahmood had quietly worked behind the scenes to try and improve ties by focussing on humanitarian issues such as the release of prisoners.(Photo Credit: Twitter - Govt. Of Pakistan)

Moazzam Khan tipped to be Pakistan’s new envoy to India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 03:51 AM IST
Currently Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, Khan was also in the race for the foreign secretary’s post though he is several rungs below Mahmood in the seniority list, the people cited above said.
Amal Clooney’s leading work on human rights means she is ideally placed to ensure this campaign has real impact for journalists.(REUTERS PHOTO)
Amal Clooney’s leading work on human rights means she is ideally placed to ensure this campaign has real impact for journalists.(REUTERS PHOTO)

Amal Clooney named UK’s special envoy on media freedom

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 05:20 PM IST
The Foreign Office noted that 2018 was the deadliest year for journalists, with 99 killed, 348 detained and 60 taken hostage by non-state groups, adding that the panel would support countries to repeal outdated laws and strengthen mechanisms to protect journalists.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of spiritual leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan(AP File Photo)
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of spiritual leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan(AP File Photo)

India defers Kartarpur meet over Khalistan row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 08:22 AM IST
According to the officials, even if Pakistan responds to India’s request for clarifications before April 2, a decision on the meeting will be made only after examining the response.
The UN Security Council (Freezing and Seizure) Order, 2019, has been issued in accordance with the provisions of Pakistan’s UN Security Council (UNSC) Act, 1948(Reuters)
The UN Security Council (Freezing and Seizure) Order, 2019, has been issued in accordance with the provisions of Pakistan’s UN Security Council (UNSC) Act, 1948(Reuters)

Pakistan issues order to seize assets of all banned outfits

Islamabad | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 10:41 AM IST
The Pakistan government has issued an order to streamline a process for the implementation of sanctions against individuals and entities of all banned outfits as designated by the UN Security Council, the Foreign Office announced.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May.(Bloomberg file photo)
UK Prime Minister Theresa May.(Bloomberg file photo)

UK no longer a superpower, says Indian-origin British diplomat

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 08:05 PM IST
Indian diplomats have long remarked that the Foreign Office is “stuck in the colonial past”, but there are signs of change: an Indian-origin British diplomat says he is grateful that Britain does not have an empire anymore and is not a superpower.
Britain is engaged in ‘feverish’ talks at the UN on efforts to calm tensions between India and Pakistan, besides joining France and the US in a bid to list Jaish-e-Mohammad founder Masood Azhar as a terrorist under the Security Council Resolution 1267.(AFP/File Photo)
Britain is engaged in ‘feverish’ talks at the UN on efforts to calm tensions between India and Pakistan, besides joining France and the US in a bid to list Jaish-e-Mohammad founder Masood Azhar as a terrorist under the Security Council Resolution 1267.(AFP/File Photo)

UK in ‘feverish’ talks at UN on Masood Azhar, tense Indo-Pak situation

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 08:39 AM IST
British Foreign Office minister Mark Field, who left for India on Thursday, told the House of Commons that diplomatic, military and other channels were being worked to help de-escalate the tense situation between India and Pakistan.
Indian soldiers stand guard near the site of Thursday's suicide bomb attack in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district February 15, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Indian soldiers stand guard near the site of Thursday's suicide bomb attack in Lethpora in south Kashmir's Pulwama district February 15, 2019.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Pulwama attack: UK revises India travel advisory

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2019 01:04 PM IST
The Foreign Office on Friday revised its travel advisory for India in the light of the Pulwama attack, cautioning British citizens against all travel to Jammu and Kashmir, except travel within Jammu, travel by air to Jammu and travel within the Ladakh region.
India has lodged a strong protest with United Kingdom at the burning of the Indian flag outside the High Commission in London on Republic Day (January 26) (File Photo)(AFP)
India has lodged a strong protest with United Kingdom at the burning of the Indian flag outside the High Commission in London on Republic Day (January 26) (File Photo)(AFP)

Flag burning in London: India lodges strong protest; disappointed, says UK

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2019 06:58 PM IST
The Indian mission sent a ‘note verbale’ to the Foreign Office and is set to raise the issue at various levels in the near future. The incident occurred after India had informed British security officials of the possibility of it happening on January 26.
Pakistan on Tuesday shared with India a list of 537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Pakistan on Tuesday shared with India a list of 537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement.(Reuters/Representative Image)

537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2019 03:36 PM IST
Fishermen from Pakistan and India are frequently detained for illegally fishing in each other’s territorial waters since the Arabian Sea does not have a clearly defined marine border and the wooden boats lack the technology to avoid being drifting away.
A ‘Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir’ in London was made to “fade away” after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi raised concern over its formation.(HT Photo)
A ‘Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir’ in London was made to “fade away” after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi raised concern over its formation.(HT Photo)

When Rajiv’s query helped ‘fade away’ UK panel on Kashmir

London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2018 09:18 AM IST
Over decades and years, New Delhi has often lodged protests with London against activities of such ‘committees’ that adopt anti-India postures by excluding alternative perspectives; for example, on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a bilateral economic project and has no military dimensions.(Reuters/Representative Image)
Pakistan has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a bilateral economic project and has no military dimensions.(Reuters/Representative Image)

Pakistan denies US report on China secretly building fighter jets at trade corridor

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 07:18 PM IST
The Islamabad datelined report in the New York Times said Pakistani Air Force and Chinese officials were putting the final touches to the secret proposal. China last week dismissed as untrue the report.
Pedestrians walk past a rainwater puddle reflecting the Houses of Parliament and the Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, in London, U.K., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.(Simon Dawson/ Bloomberg)
Pedestrians walk past a rainwater puddle reflecting the Houses of Parliament and the Elizabeth Tower, commonly referred to as Big Ben, in London, U.K., on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.(Simon Dawson/ Bloomberg)

Indians regarded Britain as country in decline, show files from 1984

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2018 01:39 PM IST
Indian politicians and officials don’t regard relationship with Britain as special or important, says declassified document.
Released Indian fishermen prisoners after crossing over the India-Pakistan Wagah border post last late Night at Attari.(HT Files Photo)
Released Indian fishermen prisoners after crossing over the India-Pakistan Wagah border post last late Night at Attari.(HT Files Photo)

Pakistan seeks repatriation of 54 prisoners in India

Press Trust of India, Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 09:24 PM IST
Pakistan on Friday said it expected India to release 54 Pakistanis who had completed their prison terms in several Indian jails.
Pakistani protesters carry placards during a demonstration against the killing of a local resident in a car accident involving a US diplomat in Islamabad on April 25, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Pakistani protesters carry placards during a demonstration against the killing of a local resident in a car accident involving a US diplomat in Islamabad on April 25, 2018.(AFP Photo)

Another motorcyclist hit by US embassy car in Pakistan, second incident in month

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 11:37 PM IST
The two countries were embroiled in a row after an American military attache’s SUV ran a red light on April 7 and struck a motorcycle, killing one of its riders. The official has been barred from leaving Pakistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the members of the Indian community at the Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath programme in London on Wednesday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the members of the Indian community at the Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath programme in London on Wednesday.(PTI)

Pakistan rejects PM Modi’s remarks about surgical strikes

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:50 PM IST
Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said Pakistan had already “condemned the claims of surgical strikes”. He alleged it is India that is supporting terror in Pakistan.
Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in July 2016.(HT File)
Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in July 2016.(HT File)

Glorifying Burhan Wani, terrorists not on, India tells UK

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar, London
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2018 08:29 PM IST
An event to commemorate Wani’s death in Birmingham last July evoked a note verbale to the Foreign Office from India, prompting the local city council to withdraw permission. However, the event was held later after the council allowed it to go ahead. 
SHARE
Story Saved