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  • Ramazan of 1947, and now

    RAMAZAN of 1947 also fell in the long and thirsty days of the subcontinental summer...

    The collective act of fasting paralleled at the time the collective act of waiting, the patient longing for dusk, a metaphor for the collective longing for a country, for the creation of Pakistan...

  • ‘The Ramazan of 1947 and now’

    The Ramazan of 1947 was also hot and humid...

    Shouldn’t be we ashamed that even after 68 years of independence we are unable to provide electricity and water to our people? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that more than half of our population has no access to potable water and sanitation? Shouldn’t we be ashamed that millions of our children don’t go to schools and most of the schools in rural areas are without teachers, roofs, furniture,...

  • Khawaja Asif talks regional security with Iran President Rouhani

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif called on Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Monday and exchanged views on the latest regional situation and different aspects of the bilateral relations in wake of the recent policy announced by US President Donald Trump, a statement released by the foreign ministry said...

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Asif "discussed strengthening of brotherly relations between the two...

  • US Vice President Joe Biden says no to 2016 run for president

    WASHINGTON: United States Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he would not run for president in 2016, ending months of indecision and removing one of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton's biggest potential obstacles to the party's nomination...

    Biden, who had been pondering a run since August, appeared in the White House Rose Garden with wife Jill and President Barack Obama to say the window for mounting a successful...

  • Palestinian president to shun US vice president over Jerusalem move

    Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence later this month following Washington's controversial policy shift on Jerusalem, an Abbas aide said on Saturday, as protests gripped the Palestinian territories for a third straight day...

    “There will be no meeting with the vice president of America in Palestine,” Abbas's diplomatic adviser Majdi al-Khaldi told AFP...

  • Don't blame Pakistan, Haqqanis were your 'darlings' at one time: Asif tells US

    Pakistan refuses to take the blame for the Haqqani Network and other alleged militant outfits, reminding the United States that these 'terrorists' were considered the 'darlings' of the White House up until a few decades ago...

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, who is attending the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, made remarks to this end at the Asia Society forum on Tuesday...

  • Pakistan will not be scapegoat for US failures: Asif

    ISLAMABAD: Taking a swipe at the recently held US-Afghan meeting, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday taunted the United States and Afghanistan for their failure to contain the Afghan insurgency...

    Meanwhile, making a jibe at the Afghan leadership, Mr Asif — who is known for his own brand of witticism — said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was called to Mr Tillerson’s bunker for talks...

  • Pakistan has to react swiftly to changing regional situation: Khawaja Asif

    Keeping in view the current situation in the world and the region, Pakistan will have to swiftly "change its direction", said Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday after the conclusion of the Pakistani envoys' conference...

    "We are undergoing a seismic shift," Asif said during a press conference, referring to the "altering" regional and international situation...

  • Pakistan welcomes US mediation in easing tension with India: Khawaja Asif

    Pakistan believes in regional peace and welcomes mediation by the United States in easing tension with India, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday...

    Addressing the fourth round of US-Pakistan Bilateral Dialogue in Islamabad, Asif said Pakistan has always preferred a comprehensive dialogue with its South Asian neighbour that could contribute to peace in the region, Radio Pakistan reported...

  • US, Pakistan yet to overcome trust deficit: Khawaja Asif

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif admitted on Monday that Pakistan and the United States had not been able to overcome their trust deficit despite recent high-level interactions...

    The US and Pakistan have lately engaged each other to avert a rupture in ties following President Donald Trump’s criticism of Pakistan over alleged safe havens while unveiling his administration’s strategy for South Asia and Afghanistan...

  • Pakistan pursues zero-tolerance approach against all militants, Asif tells Tillerson

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif raised the issue of United States's South Asia Policy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and told him that Islamabad has pursued a zero-tolerance and indiscriminate approach in its campaign against "all terrorist and militant groups", read a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Wednesday...

    Pakistan and the US shared a common desire for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region at large,...

  • No change in China's policy towards Pakistan: Khawaja Asif

    Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif informed the Senate on Tuesday that China's stance regarding Pakistan has not changed, and that the situation on the foreign policy front was not as alarming as it was being portrayed...

    Asif was giving a policy statement on an adjournment motion in the Senate regarding the apparent change in China's policy towards Pakistan in light of the 9th BRICS summit declaration in September...

  • US told that Pakistan is not a safe haven for terrorists: Khawaja Asif

    Following the meeting between Pakistani officials and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Islamabad on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif ? who was a member of the Pakistani delegation ? said that the American delegation was informed that Washington's allegations against Pakistan of offering safe havens to terrorists and protecting the Haqqani network are incorrect...

    Speaking on Geo News' late night show Aaj Shahzaib Khanzada...

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