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Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit China on March 17

Foreign Minister Qureshi to visit China on March 17

ISLAMABAD, MAR 17 (DNA) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is scheduled to visit China from March 17 to 20, to attend the First Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue.Both sides will hold comprehensive discussions on the entire range of bilateral relations including CPEC. Both sides shall also discuss the regional situation and cooperation at multilateral fora.

Foreign Minister of New Zealand phones FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister of New Zealand phones FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, MAR 17 (DNA) – The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of New Zealand, Rt. Honourable Winston Peters, called Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on telephone and expressed his deepest condolences over the killing of Nine Pakistani nationals and one critically injured, in the terrorist attack on two mosques in the Christchurch, New Zealand, on 15 March.He conveyed his condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families of the innocent victims.

Band performance; delicious cuisines add color to Francophonie festival

Band performance; delicious cuisines add color to Francophonie festival

ISLAMABAD, MAR 17 (DNA) – Spell-binding band performances and delicious delicacies of various Francophonie member countries added color to the Francophonie Festival held the French Culture Center.Embassies of Argentina, France, Tunisia, Belgium and Switzerland displayed various items at the stalls. Visitors enjoyed home-made delicacies especially prepared by the spouses of the ambassadors for the event.Visitors literally pounced upon the Tunisian stall when it was opened for people. A variety of Tunisian delicacies and traditional Tunisian handicrafts attracted audience in large number.

PM Imran Khan announces national award for Pakistani hero Naeem Rashid

PM Imran Khan announces national award for Pakistani hero Naeem Rashid

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Sunday announced a national award for a Pakistani Naeem Rashid, who had fought courageously with terrorist Brenton Tarrant while he was mercilessly killing worshippers in Al-Noor and Linwood mosques during Friday’s prayers in New Zealand.The premier also announced assistance for the bereaved families of the nine Pakistani victims.

Iran envoy emphasizes strong counter-terrorism cooperation

Iran envoy emphasizes strong counter-terrorism cooperation

ISLAMABAD, MAR 16 (DNA): Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost has called for stronger counter-terrorism cooperation between Iran and Pakistan.The ambassador was speaking at a seminar on ‘Pak-Iran Relations: Current scenario and future prospects’ at Islamabad Policy Institute (IPI).“Iran and Pakistan are victims of terrorism. This concern should be at the top of the agenda of negotiations and consultations between the relevant authorities,” he said.

Six Pakistanis martyred in Christchurch terror attacks, confirms FO

Six Pakistanis martyred in Christchurch terror attacks, confirms FO

ISLAMABAD, MAR 16 (DNA) – At least six Pakistani citizens have died in the Christchurch terrorist attack, Foreign Office confirmed on Saturday.Three other Pakistanis are still missing and yet to be identified, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said in a statement on Twitter.Authorities in New Zealand have identified the Pakistani martyred as Sohail Shahid, Syed Jahandad Ali, Syed Areeb Ahmed, Mahboob Haroon, Naeem Rashid and his son Talha Naeem.

FO releases list of nine Pakistanis missing after NZ attack

FO releases list of nine Pakistanis missing after NZ attack

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Saturday released a list of Pakistanis who are missing since yesterday’s terror attack on Al Noor and Linwood mosques in the Christchurch city of New Zealand.FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal took to Twitter and listed the names of nine Pakistani citizens missing after the horrific attacks in which 49 people were killed mercilessly.