August, 2017


The NSC after discussions had released response to the US Strategy, in which, inter alia, Committee had rejected the allegations and insinuations against Pakistan. The International Community has acknowledged Pakistan’s immense sacrifices, economic losses and unprecedented contributions to the global counter-terrorism efforts. We have noted reactions of regional countries on the US policy. FO Spokes person

Weakly Foreign Office Spokes person Briefing Opening Remarks Bismillah IrRehman NirRahim Assalaam Alaikum Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, paid his first official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Foreign Minister and Finance Minister accompanied the Prime Minister. We have issued press release in this regard. Prime Minister’s Office had also issued press release on conclusion of the visit. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua visited China for bilateral consultations with her Chinese Counterpart Assistant FM Kong Xuanyou, where she called on State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The Cabinet onRead More

The National Security Committee in its meeting on 24 August 2017 discussed the Trump Administration’s South Asia Strategy

Islamabad: The National Security Committee in its meeting on 24 August 2017 discussed the Trump Administration’s South Asia Strategy. The Committee out rightly rejected the specific allegations and insinuations made against Pakistan. It was observed that to scapegoat Pakistan will not help in stabilizing Afghanistan. In fact, being its immediate neighbor, Pakistan has an abiding interest in peace and stability in Afghanistan. The committee observed that Pakistan had to manage the blowback of a protracted conflict in Afghanistan that resulted in deluge of refugees, flow of drugs and arms andRead More

The Lady of Iron , Hospitality , Master in Diplomatic Art , Bridge between Holland Pakistan Relation ,  Dutch Ambassador To Pakistan  Jeannette Seppen

Report by Moazzam Ali Rana. Islamabad: Ambassador Jeannette Seppen hands over a congratulatory letter from Dutch Queen Máxima to State Bank Governor Tariq Bajwa. The Queen serves as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The Netherlands continues to work with Pakistan to increase the financial inclusion of women for sustainable economic growth Ambassador Jeannette Seppen received a souvenir from Sindh Board of Investment Chairperson Naheed Memon during a meeting. Both discussed business and investment opportunities for the Dutch companies in Sindh. The Netherlands continues to strengthen sustainableRead More

The Netherlands contributed to Improving Criminal Justice Services in Balochistan with UNODC’s Technical Support Programme for Police and Prosecutors

– H.E. Ms. Jeannette Seppen, Ambassador of the Netherlands in Pakistan and the Mr. Cesar Guedes, Country Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) undertook a visit to Quetta and met with Provincial Minister for Information and Technology Sardar Raza Barech, Secretary Prosecution, Dr. Afta b Ahmad Baloch and the Prosecutor General of the Government of Balochistan, Mr. Ameer Zaman Jogezai and discussed UNODC’s important initiative to reinforce Balochistan’s Criminal Justice System with the support of the Government of the Netherlands. The Netherlands Government contributed USDRead More


Islamabad:  The Acting British High Commissioner, Mr Richard Crowder, visited Sialkot to launch a photography exhibition. The exhibition, entitled ‘Shared History. Shared Future.’ showcases 70 years of UK-Pakistan relations and will be open to the general public from 20 to 22 August at the Classic School System, Flagship Campus in Sialkot. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Mr Khawaja Asif also joined the Acting British High Commissioner at the event as chief guest, along with senior representatives of the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sialkot Airport and senior officials fromRead More

Pakistan Condemns Terrorist Attack in Barcelona on August 17, 2017

Islamabad: The Government of Pakistan condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the cowardly terrorist attack at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, in which a van ploughed through pedestrians resulting in several deaths and injuries to many innocent people. The Government of Pakistan would like to convey profound sympathies for the families and friends of the victims of this terrible act and wish speedy recovery to those injured.  According to information received from the Embassy of Pakistan in Madrid and the Consulate General in Barcelona, there are no reports of any Pakistanis among the dead or injured. OurRead More


Islamabad : In line with its vision of promoting equality, National bank of Pakistan (NBP) recently conducted an awareness session on issues regarding discrimination, gender disparity, harassment and intimidation at work. Under this productive session, Saeed Ahmad, President and CEO, NBP encouraged and promoted the incorporation of a healthy and competitive corporate culture for ladies working at NBP. The program was attended by a large number of women officers and executives from various branches of the bank across Pakistan. While inaugurating the training session, Saeed Ahmed, President and CEO, NBP highlightedRead More

Pakistan is a success story: Dr Gilani

Islamabad :  Eminent political scientist Dr Ijaz Shafi Gilani, who has been conducting survey-based socio-political research in Pakistan regularly for the last four decades, has claimed that whatever perceptions the Pakistani elites have about the country, majority of the masses believe that Pakistan is a success story and they are happy and proud to be part of it. He was delivering a lecture at Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) on the topic of “Pakistan@70: Nation, State & Society — Achievements & Opportunities”, which was attended by a large number ofRead More

Exclusuve Interview Spokes Person Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nafees Zakria

Exclusive Interview , Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to Malaysia. Mr. Nafees Zakria.  

PSL 2017: Karachi Kings qualify for playoffs, Qalandars eliminated

DUBAI: Karachi Kings defeated Islamabad United by six wickets in rain-reduced Twenty20 match and qualified for playoffs of the Pakistan Super League 2017. Although, Islamabad United had already qualified for the playoffs but their encounter with Karachi Kings on Sunday was important for Lahore Qalandars too. With the defeat of Islamabad United, Lahore Qalandars are now eliminated from the tournament. Earlier, Islamabad United set a target of 124 runs for Karachi Kings after the match was reduced to 15 overs a side due to rain here at the Dubai InternationalRead More