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Ex-minister Qureshi joins Imran Khan’s party


November 27th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 27 (IANS) Pakistan's former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday joined cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) party as it was "working toward justice and change", a ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan diplomacy avoids media trap


July 27th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) No rhetorical fireworks on Kashmir or 26/11 terror! Grandstanding is out; a new shared feeling of bonhomie and feel-good diplomacy has subtly crept in the ... Read more...

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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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Davis affair cost Qureshi his job: Pakistani daily


February 15th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) The refusal of Shah Mahmood Qureshi to "recognise Raymond Davis as a diplomat or accord him immunity ultimately cost him his job" as the foreign minister, a Pakistani ... Read more...

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Qureshi, PPP patch-up after blazing row


February 15th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) Shah Mahmood Qureshi and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have buried the hatchet with the former foreign minister, who was upset at not getting the portfolio in ... 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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Pak politicians criticize Qureshi over his remarks on Raymond Davis


February 14th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 14(ANI): Several Pakistani politicians have criticized former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's stance that the double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis could not be given diplomatic immunity.Law Minister Babar Awan, ... 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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Zardari, Gilani meet to discuss Pak-US relations, Davis case


February 13th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 13(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani met with President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday at the President House in Islamabad to discuss key issues.According to the Dawn, ... Read more...

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Qureshi’s disclosure catches Pakistani government off-guard (Lead)


February 13th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) The Pakistani government is feeling the heat of former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi's startling disclosure that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had "forced" him to ... Read more...

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Qureshi was dropped at last moment: Pakistani minister


February 13th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) The decision to exclude former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi from the newly appointed Pakistan cabinet seems to have been taken at the last moment, a federal ... 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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India, Pakistan to hold talks in Bhutan Sunday


February 6th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are set to meet Sunday in Bhutan even as both countries engaged in a spat over the 2007 Samjhauta Express ... Read more...

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Pakistan calls for ‘meaningful’ talks on Kashmir


February 5th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Ahead of the secretary-level talk with India, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday sought to raise the issue of Jammu and Kashmir and urged the Indian ... Read more...

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Indian lacks courage to expose Hindu extremists: Pakistan


February 5th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) India lacks courage to expose the role of Hindu extremists in the Samjhauta Express blast, Pakistan said Saturday, a day before the two countries are expected to hold ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to hold exploratory talks in Thimphu


February 5th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are set to meet Sunday in the Bhutanese capital in what is seen as an "exploratory mission" by New Delhi ... 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 cautious, hopes to unlock dialogue with Pakistan (Lead)


January 28th, 2011 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Ahead of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao's talks with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir in Thimphu next month, India Friday struck a cautious note, saying it was ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to ‘unlock’ dialogue process in Thimphu


January 28th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Downplaying expectations from the meeting between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan in Bhutan next month, Indian officials Friday said it was an exploratory mission where ... Read more...

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India to Pakistan: Ready to discuss all issues, step-by-step (Lead)


January 27th, 2011 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Ahead of talks in Thimphu next month, India Wednesday allayed Pakistan's apprehensions saying it was ready to discuss all issues with Islamabad, but advocated a "step-by-step" approach ... Read more...

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