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Indian PM Modi makes first surprise visit to Pakistan

LAHORE (Pakistan) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise stopover in Lahore on Friday for a brief meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in a surprise visit – the first visit to Pakistan by an Indian premier in more than 10 years. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif greeted him at an airport in Lahore during his short layover in the city while en route ... Read More »

Afghan president expected to visit Pakistan next week

Afghan president expected to visit Pakistan next week

ISLAMABAD – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is expected to visit Pakistan on Dec 9 on the occasion of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process which is being jointly hosted by Pakistan and Afghanistan. The two-day meeting of the regional initiative is being held on Dec 8-9 in Islamabad and will be attended by foreign ministers or ... Read More »

Pakistan can become bridge between South and Central Asia: Experts

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan should focus on regional developments and boost cooperation with its neighbors to become a bridge between South and Central Asia, speakers urged at a seminar in Islamabad. Enhanced regional cooperation can facilitate Pakistan to act as a connecting bridge in the Asian region, experts agreed. The world is moving from away from the Cold War binary to ... Read More »

Senior representative of PPP Makhdoom Amin Fahim passes away

Amin Fahim senior leader of PPP

KARACHI – Veteran politician and senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim died in the early hours of Saturday at a local private hospital in Karachi, state-owned Radio Pakistan reported. He had earlier undergone lump surgery in Berlin. He was to be taken to Boston in October but doctors dropped the plan after his condition did not permit. ... Read More »

India has not responded to Pakistan’s peace overtures: Salman Khurshid

‘India has a stake in the success of Pakistan far greater than the usefulness of a counterargument against its initial conception,’ he maintained. ISLAMABAD – India has not responded to Pakistan’s overtures for peace in South Asia the way it should have, said former Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid speaking at a seminar in Islamabad. Mr. Khurshid said that it ... Read More »

Saudi Arabian Ambassador to US appointed as Kingdom’s new foreign minister

Adel A. Al-Jubeir becomes new foreign minister of Saudi Arabia

Adel al-Jubeir becomes new foreign minister, succeeding veteran Prince Saud al-Faisal, who served for four decades RIYADH (Saudi Arabia) – Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, replaced veteran Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal with Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. Adel al-Jubeir, as part of a dramatic reshuffling of his top officials. The changes were announced in a statement from the royal ... Read More »

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