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Imran Khan speaks to PM Modi, expresses desire to work together: FO

Islamabad: Breaking the ice in bilateral ties, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his desire to work together for the betterment of their peoples, the Foreign Office said here. Khan’s telephone call to Modi came days after the cricketer-turned-politician congratulated on Twitter the Indian Prime […]

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Imran congratulates Modi, 'looks forward' to work with him

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the Lok Sabha poll victory and said that he looks forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia. “I congratulate Prime Minister Modi on the electoral victory of BJP and allies. Look forward to working […]

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Imran, Xi among foreign leaders to congratulate Modi

New Delhi: As he retained power with a resounding electoral victory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received congratulatory messages and phone calls from a host of foreign leaders, including his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Among other foreign leaders to congratulate Modi were Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister […]

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Nobody knows who runs Pakistan, says Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the biggest problem for India in its relations with Pakistan is to find “who is running the country” and should be engaged for talks. In an interview to India TV’s Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma in front of nearly 2,500 people at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium […]

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J&K Governor's twitter handle hacked

Jammu: Embarrassment was caused to the Jammu and Kashmir Raj Bhawan on Tuesday after the official twitter handle of Governor Satya Pal Malik was hacked showing him as a follower of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Officials at the state Raj Bhawan were embarrassed on Tuesday morning when the Governor’s official twitter handle was hacked […]

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US, Pakistan officials discuss Afghan-peace process

Islamabad: US and Pakistani officials held delegation-level talks on the Afghan peace process here on Monday, the media reported. US Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad for a meeting with the government’s interagency delegation led by Additional […]

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Imran Khan meets China's Xi Jinping in Beijing

Beijing: Visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday met Chinese President Xi Jinping here for bilateral talks. The meeting took place at the Great Hall of the People. Khan was received by Xi upon arrival at the venue, reports The News International. The two countries are expected to sign the Free Trade Agreement after […]

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Imran Khan axes Finance Minister amid IMF talks

Islamabad: Asad Umar was removed as Pakistan Finance Minister on Thursday after mounting criticism over the state of the economy. In a tweet, Umar said the move was “part of a cabinet reshuffle” and that Prime Minister Imran Khan offered him the energy portfolio. “As part of a cabinet reshuffle, (the) Prime Minister desired that […]

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Kejriwal seeks probe into Pakistan's role in polls

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday raised questions over the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and sought a probe into the role of Pakistan in helping the party for winning the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Sharing a news article, which says “Pakistan PM Imran Khan sees better chance of peace talks […]

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Kashmir issue has to be settled: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to resolve the Kashmir issue and that the two nuclear-armed neighbours could only settle their differences with dialogue, the BBC reported on Wednesday. His comments came as India goes to vote in the general election on Thursday. The cricketer-turned-politician told the British […]

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UN ignores Imran Khan's claim on Kashmir annexation

United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s assertion that India was going to “annex” Kashmir has failed to evoke any reaction from the UN’s leadership. Asked during a briefing on Tuesday by a Pakistani journalist for reactions on Khan’s statement, Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said: “I have not seen those comments and […]

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BJP 'whipping up war hysteria', no F-16 downed: Imran

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday accused India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of “whipping up war hysteria” and cited a US report to dismiss its claims of downing an F-16 fighter of the Pakistan Air Force. “The truth always prevails and is always the best policy. BJP’s attempt to win elections through […]

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59 Nobel laureates urge Imran, Modi to defuse tensions

Washington: Fifty nine Nobel laureates have written letters to the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan urging them to “defuse the rising tensions” between the two countries, according to a statement. A letter signed by the Nobel laureates, under the aegis of the Laureates and Leaders for Children — a platform founded by Nobel peace […]

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UN chief welcomes Pakistan's offer to release Indian pilot

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed Pakistan’s offer to release Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured when his MiG-21 went down in Pakistan-occupied territory. His Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric told reporters: “The report of the release of the Indian pilot by the Pakistani authorities would be very much a welcome step. We would […]

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Will retaliate if India attacks us, says Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday pledged that his government will act against any Pakistani national found involved in the suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir if India provided “actionable intelligence”. In a nationwide broadcast, Khan also said that Pakistan will have no option but to retaliate if India mounted a military strike […]

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