August, 2021


Pakistan asks Germany to ‘remain engaged with Afghanistan’ to avert humanitarian, economic crises

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday asked Germany and the international community to remain engaged with Afghanistan to avert any humanitarian crisis and economic collapse of the conflict-hit country. “This is a pivotal moment in Afghanistan’s history. The international community must remain engaged,” Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in a joint press conference with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, here at the Foreign Ministry. The presser followed the delegation-level talks led by the two foreign ministers that focused on bilateral and regional issues and the situation in Afghanistan. Qureshi said GermanyRead More

FMs of Iran, Pakistan discuss bilateral ties

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Thursday met with Iran’s Foreign Minister Dr. Amir Abdullahian at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran and discussed matters of bilateral interest. Special Representative for Afghanistan Ambassador Muhammad Sadiq, Ambassador of Pakistan to Iran, Rahim Hayat Qureshi and other senior officials accompanied the Foreign Minister. The Foreign Minister congratulated his Iranian counterpart on getting endorsement from the Parliament on his appointment. Reaffirming desire to enhance bilateral relations in all areas, the Foreign Minister remarked that Pakistan considered Iran a close neighbour andRead More

US must protect Afghan journalists as Taliban take power , Executive Director Joel Simon CPJ Committee to Protect Journalists

New York: The United States must do more to ensure the safety of Afghan journalists as the county falls under the control of the Taliban, including facilitating safe passage out of the country and providing emergency visas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. CPJ is deeply concerned for the safety of hundreds of local journalists and media workers who could be targeted by the emerging Taliban regime. “The United States has a special responsibility to Afghan journalists who created a thriving and vibrant information space and covered events inRead More

Protesting Kashmiri-Americans ask India to reverse its move to strip occupied J-K’s special status

Washington: In a memorandum to the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Kashmiri-Americans of diverse backgrounds Thursday called for reversing the changes brought in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5, 2019, the day New Delhi locked down the disputed territory. “The Indian decision of abrogating article 370 and 35 A that guarantees the special status of the State of Jammu and Kashmir has been rejected not only by the Kashmiri diaspora leadership of all political parties but also by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the memorandum addressed to AmbassadorRead More