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The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s office said the leaders agreed to continue their engagement for supporting the peace process and enhancing bilateral cooperation.(Reuterss file photo)

Pakistan PM Khan reiterates support to Afghan peace process

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Islamabad
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:40 PM IST
The two leaders spoke on Wednesday as the Doha-based Taliban’s Political Commission (TPC) arrived in Islamabad on a three-day visit and met Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
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This handout photograph taken on December 16, 2020 and released by the Pakistan foreign ministry, shows Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gesturing to Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (left) upon his arrival with the delegation for talks at the Pakistan foreign ministry in Islamabad.(AFP)
This handout photograph taken on December 16, 2020 and released by the Pakistan foreign ministry, shows Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi gesturing to Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar (left) upon his arrival with the delegation for talks at the Pakistan foreign ministry in Islamabad.(AFP)

Pakistan’s Qureshi holds talks with Taliban team, calls for peace in Afghanistan

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:36 AM IST
A delegation of the Taliban Political Commission (TPC) arrived in Islamabad under tight security on Wednesday on a three-day trip
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Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be representing Pakistan at the OIC meeting.(Reuters file)
Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will be representing Pakistan at the OIC meeting.(Reuters file)

Kashmir not on OIC meet agenda, in apparent snub to Pakistan

By Imtiaz Ahmad , edited by Vinod Janardhanan | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 01:24 PM IST
In August, Pakistan foreign minister Qureshi had asked the OIC to “stop dilly-dallying” on the convening of a meeting of its Council of Foreign Ministers on Kashmir, angering the OIC’s Saudi leadership.
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Instead of a debate on real issues, unbridled hatred for PM Modi seem to be the cornerstone of Opposition politics(PTI)
Instead of a debate on real issues, unbridled hatred for PM Modi seem to be the cornerstone of Opposition politics(PTI)

The Opposition fails because it’s dishonest

By Hardeep Singh Puri
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:19 PM IST
The Opposition should step out of the mindset of weaving false narratives, treating different sections of the society as mere vote banks and wake up to an era where every Indian regardless of religion, caste, creed or gender is an equal partner in the nation’s progress.
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Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.(AP file)
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.(AP file)

No atmosphere for talks with India, says Pak foreign minister

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Shah Mehmood Qureshi rejected suggestions that messages for talks have been sent from across the border.
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The remarks were part of a statement delivered by Vikas Swarup, secretary (West) in the external affairs ministry, who participated in the meeting on behalf of external affairs minister S Jaishankar. (Photo@MEAIndia)
The remarks were part of a statement delivered by Vikas Swarup, secretary (West) in the external affairs ministry, who participated in the meeting on behalf of external affairs minister S Jaishankar. (Photo@MEAIndia)

India, Pakistan in war of words over Kashmir, terror at Commonwealth meet

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 07:32 PM IST
Both India and Pakistan didn’t name each other in their respective statements though it was clear who they were referring to.
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Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi penly rebuked Saudi Arabia for its lack of support for Islamabad’s interests on the Kashmir issue.(Reuters image)
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi penly rebuked Saudi Arabia for its lack of support for Islamabad’s interests on the Kashmir issue.(Reuters image)

With Gulf states openly moving closer to India, Pakistan’s house of cards may be failing

By Asian News International | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Doha, Qatar
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 10:52 PM IST
In a break from the past where the Gulf countries balanced their relations with Pakistan and India, they are now seen moving towards New Delhi and distancing from Islamabad, according to a report in the Al Jazeera.
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This is the time for New Delhi to make some critical moves, such as rapidly clearing Saudi- and UAE-backed infrastructure projects, cementing itself as a premier investment destination for the Gulf to park its money.(REUTERS)
This is the time for New Delhi to make some critical moves, such as rapidly clearing Saudi- and UAE-backed infrastructure projects, cementing itself as a premier investment destination for the Gulf to park its money.(REUTERS)

In Pakistan-Saudi clash, India has an opportunity

By Kabir Taneja
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 07:07 AM IST
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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) office in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) office in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)

China dismissed Indian claims over Valley, says Pak minister

By IMTIAZ AHMAD | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Qureshi also explained that the purpose of his recent visit was to “understand [China’s] current state of mind and gauge their stance on India”. “I can tell you that I didn’t see any hesitation, their (China’s) stance is very clear,” he said.
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Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had accused the Organisation of Islamic Conference of dilly-dallying on the Kashmir issue.(Reuters File Photo)
Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had accused the Organisation of Islamic Conference of dilly-dallying on the Kashmir issue.(Reuters File Photo)

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi likely to lose post

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2020 05:46 AM IST
On Sunday, Pakistani army chief Gen Qamar Bajwa, accompanied by the head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen Faiz left for Riyadh to meet with the Saudi leadership in an attempt to mend damaged ties.
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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) office in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi gestures as he speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) office in Islamabad, Pakistan.(REUTERS)

Pak minister’s cancelled briefing on Saudi ties hints the tiff just got wider

By Imtiaz Ahmed | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 02:38 AM IST
Pakistan has been pushing for the foreign ministers’ meeting of the 57-member bloc of Muslim countries, the second largest intergovernmental body after the United Nations.
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Pakistan hasn’t had its way with Saudi Arabia that has been reluctant to convene meeting of OIC at Imran Khan’s instance to discuss Kashmir issue(AFP)
Pakistan hasn’t had its way with Saudi Arabia that has been reluctant to convene meeting of OIC at Imran Khan’s instance to discuss Kashmir issue(AFP)

Pakistan-Saudi Arabia tiff widens? As Islamabad returns loan, questions rise

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had criticised Saudi Arabia for not convening a meeting of the OIC on the Kashmir issue. The remarks drew criticism at home.
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Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.(REUTERS)

Pak foreign minister Qureshi pushes OIC to convene meeting on Kashmir

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:41 PM IST
This is being described as an unusual move by observers as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is led by Saudi Arabia, a close ally of Pakistan.
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Pakistan will likely remain in the Grey List till February 2021 even if it completes all its action plan items by October 2020.(AP File Photo)
Pakistan will likely remain in the Grey List till February 2021 even if it completes all its action plan items by October 2020.(AP File Photo)

FATF related legislation will move Pak from grey list to white list: Minister

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 08:11 AM IST
According to a report, the Pakistan government on Wednesday “managed to get two Financial Action Task Force (FATF)-related bills passed by the National Assembly amidst a noisy protest by the opposition.”
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File photo of Pakistan's foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi(REUTERS)
File photo of Pakistan's foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi(REUTERS)

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tests Covid-19 positive

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he will continue to work from home after announcing that he has tested positive for Covid-19.
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This file photo journalist Daniel Pearl in captivity by Pakistani militants.(AP File Photo)
This file photo journalist Daniel Pearl in captivity by Pakistani militants.(AP File Photo)

US concerns natural, will challenge acquittal of Daniel Pearl murder convicts: Qureshi

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Hours after the acquittal verdict, the Sindh home department issued orders to detain the four convicts in the Daniel Pearl murder case saying these men may act “against the interest of the country”.
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Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pray for health of their leader outside a hospital where Sharif is admitted, in Lahore.(File photo: AP)
Supporters of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pray for health of their leader outside a hospital where Sharif is admitted, in Lahore.(File photo: AP)

Pakistan to allow Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for urgent medical treatment

By Agence France-Presse | Islamabad
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 04:00 PM IST
Pak to allow Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad for urgent medical treatment
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IMinister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar(AP file photo)
IMinister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar(AP file photo)

Elimination of terrorism a precondition for survival: Jaishankar at SAARC meet

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 07:51 AM IST
He went on to say that the “relevance” of the regional body depended on actions that need to be taken “against terrorism and this will decide our collective journey of the future become more productive”.
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Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi(Reuters file photo)
Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi(Reuters file photo)

Pak’s Shah Mahmood Qureshi boycotts S Jaishankar’s opening statement at SAARC meeting, brings up Kashmir issue

By Yashwant Raj | New York
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 09:25 PM IST
Pakistan minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi showed up just minutes after Jaishankar left after his opening statement at SAARC.
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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reached the US on Saturday on a “special aircraft” of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman.(Government of Pakistan/Twitter)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reached the US on Saturday on a “special aircraft” of Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman.(Government of Pakistan/Twitter)

Imran Khan flies to US in Saudi Crown Prince’s ‘special aircraft’: Report

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:42 PM IST
Before arriving in the US,Imran Khan was on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia to muster support from the Islamic nation on the Kashmir issue.
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who on Tuesday called for an international investigation into the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, told reporters that he had spoken with Bachelet and invited her to visit both the Indian and Pakistani parts of the region. (Photo @pid_gov)
Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who on Tuesday called for an international investigation into the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, told reporters that he had spoken with Bachelet and invited her to visit both the Indian and Pakistani parts of the region. (Photo @pid_gov)

‘Accidental war with India a possibility’, says Pakistan foreign minister

By Imtiaz Ahmad | Hindustan Times, Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 06:31 AM IST
Speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva on Wednesday, Qureshi said he believed both Pakistan and India “understand the consequences of a conflict”.
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Secretary (East) MEA, Vijay Thakur Singh (C) at the UNHRC in Geneva on Tuesday.(ANI file photo)
Secretary (East) MEA, Vijay Thakur Singh (C) at the UNHRC in Geneva on Tuesday.(ANI file photo)

Diplomat from J-K rebuts Pakistan’s ‘fabricated narrative’ on Kashmir in UNHRC

By Asian News International | Geneva
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Vimarsh Aryan, first Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs said he had been forced to take the floor to call out the “blatant is a representation of facts and false narrative peddled by Pakistan in all its statements today.”
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Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Geneva on Sept 10, 2019. (ANI photo)
Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Geneva on Sept 10, 2019. (ANI photo)

‘Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir’: Pak foreign minister in Geneva

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2020 02:53 AM IST
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is leading his country’s delegation at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)session in Geneva, questioned why New Delhi was not allowing international media into the “Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.”
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A security person stands guard at a blocked road during restrictions, after the abrogration of Article of 370 and bifurcation of state, in Srinagar, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.(PTI file photo)
A security person stands guard at a blocked road during restrictions, after the abrogration of Article of 370 and bifurcation of state, in Srinagar, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.(PTI file photo)

India, Pak to square off on Jammu and Kashmir in Geneva today

By Imtiaz Ahmad and Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, Islamabad/New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 09:57 PM IST
Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi left for Switzerland on Monday to represent his country at the 42nd session of the UNHRC. He tweeted that Pakistan will “speak definitively” at the session on alleged “atrocities in Kashmir”.
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President Ram Nath Kovind(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
President Ram Nath Kovind(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Prez Kovind’s plane can’t overfly Pakistan, says foreign minister Qureshi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 08:28 PM IST
India, Pakistan ties have been tense since New Delhi announced the scrapping of Article 370, granting special status, in Jammu and kashmir and also divided the state into two union territories
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Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that there will be no talks with India until restrictions in Kashmir was suspended(REUTERS)
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that there will be no talks with India until restrictions in Kashmir was suspended(REUTERS)

No talks with India until restrictions in Kashmir lifted: Pak Foreign Minister

By Indo Asian News Service | Islamabad
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2020 03:58 AM IST
Ruling out war, the Foreign Minister stressed that Pakistan has never adopted an aggressive policy and always prioritised peace.
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Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.(Reuters Photo)
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.(Reuters Photo)

On blocking airspace for India, two top Pakistan ministers talk in different voices

By Press Trust of India | Islamabad
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Pakistan had fully closed its airspace in February after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot. The country opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.
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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)

Pakistan gets UNSC ‘informal consultation’, not a meeting

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Pakistan will have to settle for “closed-door informal consultations” of the UN Security Council on Kashmir developments, which has been scheduled for Friday morning, instead of an open and formal meeting.
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Pakistan’s appeal to both the UN secretary general and the UNSC chair now stand rejected by both. (Photo @SMQureshiPTI)
Pakistan’s appeal to both the UN secretary general and the UNSC chair now stand rejected by both. (Photo @SMQureshiPTI)

Pakistan continues to seek outside mediation on Kashmir as rebuffs pile up

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 10:32 PM IST
Only China, among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, has responded harshly to the change in the status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir
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Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.(HT image)
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.(HT image)

‘UNSC not waiting with garland’: Pakistan Foreign Minister Mehmood Qureshi tells countrymen to get real on Kashmir

By Asian News International | Muzaffarabad
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 01:49 AM IST
Qureshi’s comment came a day after Russia becomes the first P-5 member to support India over the abrogation of Article 370. It said all action taken by India was under the constitutional framework.
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