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Pakistan, India agree on team visits to reach Kartarpur deal

February 8, 2019

ISLAMABAD: After a bit of wrangling over the venue of talks on Kartarpur Corridor Accord, Pakistan and India on Thursday finally agreed in principle on reciprocal visits of officials for negotiating and finalising the agreement with Pakistani delegation set to travel to Delhi on March 13 for initiating the process. “We welcome the visit of Pakistan team to discuss and …

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Pakistan, Russia agree to coordinate efforts for Afghan peace

January 30, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia on Tuesday agreed to continue coordinating their positions on efforts for peace in Afghanistan. The understanding was reached during Russian Special Representative on Afghanistan Ambassador Zamir Kabulov’s meetings with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua. Mr Kabulov was in Islamabad for consultations on regional political situation and the Afghan peace process. Take …

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Pakistan, India to kick off T20 World Cup in Australia

January 29, 2019

Hosts Australia will take on Pakistan’s men and India’s women for the opening fixtures of the Twenty20 World Cups in 2020, organisers said Tuesday as the draw for the tournaments was announced. The T20 World Cups are being held in the same year and in the same country for the first time, with the men’s and women’s finals to be …

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Pakistan, UAE finalise $6.2bn support package

January 5, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have finalised the terms and conditions of a support package of about $6.2 billion expected to be announced by Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his visit to the country starting on Sunday (Jan 6) to help Islamabad address its balance of payments challenge. The package involves $3.2bn worth of oil …

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Pakistan, Iran agree to fully support Afghan peace efforts

December 5, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran have agreed to extend full support to the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned efforts for peace in Afghanistan. This consensus was reached during the 10th round of Pak-Iran Bilateral Political Consultations held here. Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Syed Abbas Araghchi led their respective delegations at the meeting. An official statement about the meeting …

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Pakistan, South Korea to boost economic cooperation

November 9, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) have agreed in principle on an exchange of high-level visits between them to boost economic cooperation, regional peace and security. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and RoK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha before the 10th round of Pakistan-Korea bilateral policy consulta­tions held in Seoul on Wednesday, …

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Pakistan, Afghanistan agree to follow timeline for refugees return

November 8, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday agreed to follow the “decided timeline” for the repatriation of Afghan refugees. The agreement was reached during the second meeting of the Refugee Working Group (WG) under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Stability (APAPPS). Safron Secretary Muhammad Aslam led the Pakistani side at the meeting whereas the Afghan delegation was headed by …

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Pakistan, India reach Asian Champions Trophy final

October 29, 2018

MUSCAT: Traditional rivals Pakistan and India on Saturday night reached the Asian Champions Trophy final following their hard fought wins in the semi-finals against Malaysia and Japan, respectively. Pakistan beat Malaysia on penalty shootout 3-1 to make their fifth consecutive final at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat. In the other semi-final, India faced tough resistance from Japan before …

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Pakistan, China actively cooperating on fighting corruption: FO

October 18, 2018

Pakistan and China have initiated cooperation on fighting against corruption, the Foreign Office said on Thursday. “I can confirm you that politically Pakistan and China are actively cooperating in fightagainst terrorism,” Foreign Office spokesman said at the weekly press briefing here at the Foreign Office. China had assured the government of Pakistan of supporting its agenda of fighting corruption during a recent meeting …

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Pakistan, Afghanistan urged to sign treaty on Kabul River water

October 11, 2018

PESHAWAR: Experts at a national conference here on Wednesday called for agreement between Pakistan and Afghanistan on the apportionment of the Kabul River water and warned that construction of reservoirs on the river would disturb its entire ecology. Area Study Centre, University of Peshawar organised the daylong national conference titled “Sustainable usage of the Kabul River: Challenges and opportunities for …

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