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Pakistan averts threat of Saudi-Iran conflict: Qureshi Pakistan averts threat of Saudi-Iran conflict: Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: The threat of an immediate conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran has been averted thanks to Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced on Wednesday. Qureshi told the media that both the Saudi and Iranian leadership had agreed to pursue diplomatic options to resolve their differences. His statement came just hours after Prime Minister Imran Kh...
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Royal sojourn: Struck by strides Pakistan made since independence, says Prince William Royal sojourn: Struck by strides Pakistan made since independence, says Prince William
Britain’s Prince William said the United Kingdom and Pakistan share “unique bonds” in a speech at the National Monument in Islamabad on Tuesday evening during a five-day visit to the nation with his wife Kate. Prince William spoke of the warm welcome and delicious food they had experienced in Pakistan after arriving on Monday evening and visiting local school children and Prime Minister Imran K...
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Pakistan offers to host Saudi-Iran direct talks Pakistan offers to host Saudi-Iran direct talks
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is pushing for direct talks between Saudi and Iranian officials as part of its ongoing diplomatic efforts to defuse tensions in the Persian Gulf region, two officials with the knowledge of the development told The Express Tribune on Monday. Prime Minister Imran Khan, who was accompanied by the foreign minister and head of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), put forward ...
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War between Iran, Saudi Arabia will serve vested interests: PM Imran War between Iran, Saudi Arabia will serve vested interests: PM Imran
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks and avoid conflict between arch regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. Addressing a joint news conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, PM Imran said certain vested interests were pushing for yet another war in a region that has suffered immensely due to previous and ongoing conflicts. “Pa...
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Secret visit lays groundwork for PM’s mediation visit to Iran, S Arabia Secret visit lays groundwork for PM’s mediation visit to Iran, S Arabia
Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to visit Tehran on Sunday as part of Pakistan’s efforts to defuse worsening tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, officials said on Friday. The groundwork for the prime minister’s mediation tour was laid during an unannounced visit of a top government official to Iran and Saudi Arabia in the last week of September, sources with the knowledge of the discreet di...
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China's Xi says he is watching Kashmir, supports Pakistan's core interests China's Xi says he is watching Kashmir, supports Pakistan's core interests
BEIJING: China said on Wednesday the Kashmir issue was a dispute left from history and should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. A joint press release issued after the conclusion of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit to the neighbouring country, said that the Beijing was paying close attention to the c...
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PTI govt sets up CPEC authority, grants tax relief to Gwadar port PTI govt sets up CPEC authority, grants tax relief to Gwadar port
ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday promulgated two ordinances to set up the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority and grant tax concessions to the Gwadar port and its free zone, sending a strong signal to Beijing that Islamabad is serious in implementing the multibillion dollar strategic initiative. The ordinances were promulgated on the eve of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit ...
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PM Imran leaves for three-day China visit today PM Imran leaves for three-day China visit today
Prime Minister Imran Khan is set to leave for a three-day visit to China on Monday to discuss regional and bilateral issues with its strategic partner, according to Radio Pakistan. Premier Imran will hold separate meetings with President Xi Jinping and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. He will also discuss expansion of projects under the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...
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Hundreds to march towards disputed Kashmir border Hundreds to march towards disputed Kashmir border
Hundreds of Kashmiris belonging to a pro-independence group are set to march toward the Line of Control (LoC) – the de facto border that divides disputed Kashmir valley between Pakistan and India. The rally billed as “Freedom March” will protest New Delhi’s move to scrap the special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) in August. It is being organised by the Azad Kashmir chapter of Jammu ...
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US envoy meets Taliban as Pakistan pushes for Afghan peace deal US envoy meets Taliban as Pakistan pushes for Afghan peace deal
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is making valiant efforts to break the stalemate between the United States and Afghan Taliban as it has arranged first direct meeting between the two sides in Islamabad since the peace process collapsed last month. A Pakistani official privy to the development confirmed to The Express Tribune that US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and Taliban representatives, led by Mullah...
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