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  • Pakistan's Muniba Mazari named goodwill ambassador by UN Women

    ISLAMABAD: UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, named Muniba Mazari as Pakistan’s first female goodwill ambassador to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls...

    As the goodwill ambassador for UN Women Pakistan, Muniba will dedicate her efforts towards the empowerment of women and girls, and would serve as an advocate for UN Women’s “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It...

  • Pakistan was not aware of Osama’s presence: ex-US ambassador

    LOS ANGELES: Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter said on Tuesday that “Pakistan probably didn’t know about Osama bin Laden as there is no evidence to suggest there was a link”...

    Giving a talk at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs on re-envisioning US-Pak relations, the former ambassador presented a prologue to the year 2011 which he says was “a terrible year if you happen to be an ambassador to Pakistan”...

  • BRICS declaration signifies no change in policy towards Pakistan: Chinese ambassador

    Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Sun Weidong on Wednesday assured Pakistan that nothing new has been demanded of it with respect to the recently-adopted BRICS declaration against terrorist groups...

    The leaders of the five emerging market powers — Brazil, Russia, India China and South Africa — named militant groups allegedly based in Pakistan, including the Haqqani Network, Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-i-Taiba, as a regional security...

  • Swiss ambassador be asked to leave Pakistan: Rabbani

    ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani said on Wednesday that the Swiss ambassador should be asked to leave because the latter’s country was allowing its soil to be used for terrorism in Pakistan...

    Mr Rabbani said the Foreign Office should take some serious steps and convey its reservations to the Swiss government in the strongest possible terms because “terrorism was being exported to Pakistan from Swiss soil”...

  • Zahid Nasrullah Khan appointed Pakistan's ambassador in Kabul

    Zahid Nasrullah Khan has assumed charge as the Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan after presenting his credentials to President Ashraf Ghani at a ceremony in Kabul today, a press release from the Pakistani embassy read...

    The ceremony was followed by a courtesy call of the ambassador on the president...

  • US ambassador designate welcomed to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan expressed the hope that the historic relationship between the Pakistan and United States (US) would continue to strengthen into a broad-based partnership, in the coming days...

    Talking to the newly arrived Ambassador-designate of the US to Pakistan, Mr David Hale, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs (SAPM), Syed Tariq Fatemi emphasised that a close and enduring partnership between Pakistan...

  • Pakistan not involved in N-race, says ambassador

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has rejected a perception that it is engaged in a nuclear race with India as a Pakistani delegation arrives here to participate in a nuclear security summit...

    The summit, fourth and final of the Obama administration as it completes second term later this year, has brought focus on Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons because of its agenda...

  • 'Disappointed' India summons US ambassador over sale of F-16s to Pakistan

    NEW DELHI: A 'disappointed' India summoned on Saturday United States envoy in New Delhi, Richard Verma, over Obama administration's decision to sell eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, along with training, radar and other equipment, a deal worth $699 million...

    "We are disappointed at the decision of the Obama Administration to notify the sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan," Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman...

  • Pakistan faces image problem abroad, says former ambassador

    This was stated by former ambassador Ross Masood Hussain while addressing a one-day seminar on “Shifting regional dynamics and Pakistan’s foreign policy” as keynote speaker at Shah Abdul Latif University (Salu), Khairpur...

    He said the centric approach of Pakistan’s foreign policy was to promote and protect the national interests...

  • Pakistan removed objectionable material from textbooks: Ambassador Jilani

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan has been steadily reforming its education system and has also removed a number of offensive references from its textbooks, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani said in his reply to a US report about objectionable material in Pakistani textbooks...

    While reviewing the report “Teaching Intolerance in Pakistan”, Ambassador Jilani noted that the report by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was a...

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