Monday, 11 December 2017

Tag Archives: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

US wants ties with Pakistan to move forward, says Mattis

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US defence chief urges Pakistan to ‘redouble’ efforts against militants ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary James Mattis held a meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and said the United States wants to take its longstanding ties forward with Pakistan. Mattis said a common way needs to be found for continuous ...

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US defence chief Jim Mattis arrives in Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: US defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Pakistan Monday as Washington pressures its wayward ally to eliminate militant safe havens, days after Pakistani authorities freed an alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Mattis landed at an air force base in the garrison city of Rawalpindi bordering Islamabad, according ...

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Key US diplomat visits Pakistan, meets PM, COAS and DG ISI

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ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson got a frosty welcome to Pakistan Tuesday after Washington turned up the heat on Islamabad for allegedly providing “safe havens” for Taliban militants. America s top diplomat was quietly greeted by a mid-level Pakistani Foreign Office official at the military airport in the garrison ...

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Pakistan tells UN won’t be ‘scapegoat’ in Afghan war

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  NEW YORK: Pakistan refuses to be a “scapegoat” for Afghanistan’s bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told the United Nations. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abbasi did not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump’s new strategy on Afghanistan but made clear his displeasure with ...

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Pakistan, Iran agree on negotiated resolution of Afghan issue

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NEW YORK: Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Iranian President Muhammad Hassan Rouhani agreed that there was no military solution to the Afghan conflict and a politically negotiated settlement was vital for lasting peace in Afghanistan. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd session of ...

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Trump’s Afghanistan strategy bound to fail: Pakistan

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US President Donald Trump’s strategy for Afghanistan will meet the same fate as the plans of his predecessors, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said. In an interview to Bloomberg, Abbasi said: “From day one we have been saying very clearly that the military strategy in Afghanistan has not worked ...

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Imran demands special Parliament session on Trump’s threats

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan called for the government to convene a special session of the Parliament to hold a debate on US President Donald Trump’s threats. Speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday, Imran Khan deplored the government’s silence on the issue and urged Prime Minister Shahid ...

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Ruth Pfau, Mother Teresa of Pakistan

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Ruth Pfau, a German doctor and nun who devoted her life to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan, died on Thursday in Karachi. She was 87. Often called Pakistan’s Mother Teresa, Pfau settled in the country in 1960 and founded the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Centre in Karachi. She was instrumental in making ...

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UK will remain long-standing friend of Pakistan, says Theresa May

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LONDON: British Prime Minister, Theresa May says the United Kingdom will remain a long-standing and dependable friend of Pakistan. The British Prime Minister said Pakistan and the United Kingdom have deep ties with shared history and future. She pointed out that as Pakistan celebrates its 70th anniversary, we also celebrate ...

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