Last update: Thu, 28 Jul 2016 03pm

General News: Pakistan


US Secretary of State John Kerry assured Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz that the United States is ready to improve and expand its multidimensional partnership with Pakistan. During the meeting, held on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Ministerial Meeting in Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Adviser Sartaj Aziz and Secretary Kerry also exchanged views on the regional situation with special reference to Afghanistan and agreed on the importance of promoting the Afghan-led reconciliation process.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday assured British Prime Minister Theresa May of his support to work closely with her in achieving close bilateral relations in all fields. The Prime Minister was talking to British Prime Minister Theresa May who phoned him. Prime Minister Sharif extended his warmest congratulations to the British Prime Minister on her historic appointment as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Ambassador of Hungary to Pakistan Istvan Szabo Tuesday said that his country supports Pakistan's government efforts for strengthening regional peace and security to eradicate terrorist activities which would further bolster the issues of illegal, unchecked and non-regularised mass migration. Speaking at the Institute of Strategic, Islamabad (ISSI) public on "Pakistan-Hungary Relations", the Hungarian ambassador highlighted many aspects of Pakistan and Hungary relationship that have evolved since 1947, the independence of Pakistan.
Iran and Pakistan are complementary to each other and their relations are strategic, Minister of Interior Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said on Tuesday. He made these remarks in a meeting with Pakistani Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security Nasir Khan Janjua. The official said Iran is ready to hold the upcoming joint economic commission of Iran and Pakistan in Tehran.
Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that friendship between the Turkey and Pakistan is time tested and has roots in history. This fact cannot be denied that Turkey has always been a friend in need and stood by Pakistan in difficult times. He expressed these views in a meeting with Turkish Parliamentarians Burhan Kayaturk and Baris Karadeniz in Parliament House on Tuesday. Sadik Babur Girgin, Turkish Ambassador was also present in the meeting.
Authorities lifted a curfew, here on Tuesday after 17 days of lockdown, but protesters continued to clash with police in the main city of Indian-held Kashmir following two weeks of deadly violence. "There will be no restrictions in any part of occupied district Srinagar today on 26 July," top administrative official Farooq Ahmad Lone said in a statement.
The arbitrary use of force against unarmed civilians in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian security forces is a perfect case of violation of international humanitarian laws as under the Fourth Geneva Convention the acts of Indian forces are tantamount to war crimes, said Ahmer Bilal Soofi, chairperson, United Nations Human Rights Expert Advisory Committee.