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Hina Rabbani Khar to be Pakistan’s youngest foreign minister (Lead)


July 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 18 (IANS) Hina Rabbani Khar, 34, will be elevated as the new foreign minister of Pakistan, a media report said Monday. Her elevation comes barely a week ... Read more...

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Mumbai blasts conspiracy to sabotage dialogue: Pakistani papers (Lead)


July 15th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) The serial bomb blasts in Mumbai Wednesday bring back disturbing memories of the 2008 terror attack and seem to have the same purpose -- sabotaging the ... Read more...

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Pak hails Manmohan Singh’s initiative to mend differences


March 31st, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWagah, Mar 31 (ANI): Pakistan Former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has hailed Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh's initiative to bring the two nations closer through the ... Read more...

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“Few rotten eggs” within government damaging democratic system: Qureshi


March 19th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 19(ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that a small group of politicians in the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) is damaging the country's democratic system and determining ... Read more...

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Qureshi calls for resolution of Indo-Pak water row through dialogue


March 6th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 6(ANI): Pakistan and India should seriously solve the most sensitive issue of water through dialogue, former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said.Speaking to the media after the foundation day ... Read more...

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Davis case mishandled by interior ministry: Qureshi (Lead)


February 24th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has accused the interior ministry of "mishandling" the case of US official Raymond Davis, who faces trial for killing two ... Read more...

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Interior ministry mishandled Davis issue: Qureshi


February 24th, 2011 - 3:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that "the Raymond Davis' case was mishandled because interior ministry was made the focal point instead of keeping it ... Read more...

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Qureshi says he left Pak Foreign Ministry over fears of pressure to forge Davis’ papers


February 23rd, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that he had refused to accept the Foreign Ministry -during the recent cabinet shuffle- because he feared that the government ... Read more...

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Raymond has diplomatic immunity: Pakistan’s ruling party


February 14th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) In the first sign of giving in to the US pressure on the Raymond Davis case, ruling Pakistan Peoples Party spokesman Fozia Wahab said Monday that the arrested ... Read more...

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‘Qureshi’s expulsion as Pak Foreign Minister was a last minute decision’


February 14th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Feb 14(ANI): The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP)'s decision to replace former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi from the new cabinet was a last minute decision, according to Railways Minister ... Read more...

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Being arrogant will not help US: Pakistani daily


February 14th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistan is "in a fix" due to the mystery surrounding the diplomatic status of Raymond Davis who shot dead two men in Lahore -- but the United ... Read more...

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Shah Mahmood Qureshi faces disciplinary action


February 14th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi faces "serious disciplinary action", Pakistan's ruling PPP said here after the former foreign minister disclosed that the US had "forced" him to confirm diplomatic ... Read more...

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Clinton pressurised me to grant diplomatic immunity to Davis: Qureshi


February 13th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 13(ANI): Former Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had pressurised him to sign a summary giving diplomatic immunity to double-murder accused American ... Read more...

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Clinton ‘forced’ Qureshi to grant immunity to Davis


February 13th, 2011 - 6:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had pressurised him to verify the diplomatic immunity to Raymond Davis arrested ... Read more...

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Qureshi dropped as Pakistan foreign minister (Second Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) A day after India and Pakistan decided to resume their stalled dialogue, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was dropped from the new, pruned 22-member cabinet sworn ... Read more...

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Qureshi dropped as Pakistan’s foreign minister (Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A day after India and Pakistan announced their decision to resume talks, Shah Mahmood Qureshi was dropped as Pakistan's foreign minister as President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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Former foreign minister Qureshi dropped from Pakistani cabinet


February 11th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Former Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi does not figure in the new 22-member federal cabinet sworn in by President Asif Ali Zardari here Friday."The decision of inducting ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new cabinet to be sworn in Friday


February 11th, 2011 - 3:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan's new cabinet, which will be smaller in size, is likely to be sworn in Friday. "The new cabinet will comprise of 40 members in total. However, ... Read more...

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Pakistani foreign secretary calls on Krishna


February 8th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS
Thimphu, Feb 8 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir Monday night called on Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and complimented him for guiding and taking the dialogue process forward."The Pakistan Foreign ... Read more...

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‘Open minded’ Pak hopes for ‘constructive Indian attitude’ at Thimphu meet


February 5th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 5(ANI): Pakistan has said it is going to Thimphu- where it will have Foreign Secretary-level parleys with India- with 'an open mind', and expressed the hope that New Delhi will ... Read more...

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India slams Pakistan for inaction over 26/11 attacks


January 20th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Ahead of likely talks with his Pakistani counterpart in Thimphu next month, India's External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Thursday dubbed Pakistan as the "epicentre of terrorism" and ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks German defence equipment


January 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 9 (IANS) Pakistan has asked Germany to allow export of defence equipment to enhance its capacity to fight terrorism, a media report said Sunday. "Pakistan urges Germany to liberalise its ... Read more...

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Cross-border terror backed by official agencies: India (Lead)


January 7th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's expected visit this year, India Friday said it has been a victim of cross-border terror backed by official agencies ... Read more...

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India reminds Pakistan about anti-terror pledge


January 7th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Ahead of Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's likely visit this year, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday said India would like to engage in a dialogue ... Read more...

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Don’t delay resolution of Kashmir issue: Mufti


January 2nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 2 (IANS) The resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue cannot be put into cold storage anymore without risking the future of the region, People's Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad ... Read more...

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Pakistan attacks India over UN seat


December 20th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan Monday accused India of dividing the international community by demanding a permanent seat on the UN Security Council.Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the National Assembly that ... Read more...

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Pak not seeking permanent UN Security Council seat: Qureshi


December 20th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 20(ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that his country was not seeking a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).In a written reply during a ... Read more...

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China’s firm policy to deepen Pakistan ties: Wen (Lead)


December 18th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) China and Pakistan are "all-weather cooperation partners" and it is Beijing's "firm policy" to further cement and deepen strategic ties with Islamabad, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China sign MoUs on first day of Wen’s visit


December 18th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) Pakistan and China Friday signed several agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) on expanding cooperation in the economy, energy, security and technology sectors as Chinese Premier Wen ... Read more...

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Zardari sends over flowers, get well message to critically ill Holbrooke


December 13th, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.13 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is reported to have telephoned Mrs. Richard Holbrooke on Sunday night and inquired about the health of her husband, who is US President ... Read more...

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Pakistan praying for Holbrooke’s recovery: Qureshi


December 12th, 2010 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec.12 (ANI): Pakistan on Saturday described U.S.President Barack Obama's Special Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard C. Holbrooke as a great friend of the country, and hoped that he would ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan undecided about talks with India’


December 9th, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 9 (IANS) Pakistan is unclear about Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's visit to New Delhi despite an invitation from his Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna for resuming the ... Read more...

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Pak urges international community to enhance cooperation in intelligence gathering


December 7th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
San Francisco, Dec 7 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called upon the international community to improve cooperation in intelligence gathering for combating terrorism.Addressing the Trans Atlantic Legislators' ... Read more...

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26/11 attackers must be punished: Pakistan foreign minister


November 26th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Friday said the terrorists involved in the 26/11 Mumbai attack must be punished and Pakistan is ready to extend all ... Read more...

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Qureshi urges international community to help Pak govt in war on terror


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 23 (ANI): The international community should give political and economic support to the Pakistan Government in the war against terrorism that affects the whole world, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi ... Read more...

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