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Pakistan summons US diplomat, lodges strong protest over America's 'interference' in internal affairs
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Pakistan summons US diplomat, lodges strong protest over America's 'interference' in internal affairs

Dunya News quoted sources as saying that the US diplomat was summoned by the Foreign Office (FO) over a threatening letter that warned of dire consequences if the Opposition's no-confidence motion against Imran Khan failed

Two Indian High Commission staffers released by Pakistan after being detained for brief while, handed over to Mission official
India

Two Indian High Commission staffers released by Pakistan after being detained for brief while, handed over to Mission official

The two Indian High Commission officials were arrested in the morning from the Embassy Road in G-6 area of Pakistan's capital after their vehicle allegedly hit a pedestrian

Pakistan begins process to extradite Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to US, on embezzlement charges
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Pakistan begins process to extradite Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to US, on embezzlement charges

The Interpol had refused to issue an arrest warrant against Hussain Haqqani, a prominent critic of Pakistan's military and political leadership, in January last year.

'Chaotic' Brexit would threaten European unity for a generation, says UK foreign secretary's office
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'Chaotic' Brexit would threaten European unity for a generation, says UK foreign secretary's office

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will once again warn that a Brexit with no deal between London and the European Union could threaten the continent's unity for a generation, according to his office.

Pakistan files second written reply on Kulbhushan Jadhav case in International Court of Justice
India

Pakistan files second written reply on Kulbhushan Jadhav case in International Court of Justice

Pakistan on Tuesday filed its second written reply to India in the ICJ on the conviction of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Pakistan, Afghanistan to take action against fugitives, irreconcilable militants: Foreign Office
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Pakistan, Afghanistan to take action against fugitives, irreconcilable militants: Foreign Office

Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to take action against fugitives and the irreconcilable militants under a bilateral agreement for regional peace and security, the Foreign Office said on Sunday.

Kabul hotel attack: Pakistan condemns terror attack, urges cooperation among countries to combat terrorism
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Kabul hotel attack: Pakistan condemns terror attack, urges cooperation among countries to combat terrorism

Pakistan strongly condemned a deadly terror attack at a luxury hotel in Kabul and called for cooperation among countries for effectively combating terrorism.

147 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan cross over via Wagah border, officials say
India

147 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan cross over via Wagah border, officials say

A total of 147 Indian fishermen, released by Pakistan after spending eight months in captivity in Karachi, crossed over to India through the border, officials said.

Pakistan releases 147 Indian fishermen imprisoned in Karachi eight months ago, says report
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Pakistan releases 147 Indian fishermen imprisoned in Karachi eight months ago, says report

Pakistan freed 147 Indian fishermen who were imprisoned in Karachi eight months ago for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters, according to a media report.

'Marvellous madness' of diplomacy: Full spectrum of Pakistan media's view of Kulbhushan Jadhav reunion
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'Marvellous madness' of diplomacy: Full spectrum of Pakistan media's view of Kulbhushan Jadhav reunion

An oped in The News International says that for Pakistan Jadhav, "plainly remains a spy and terrorist who has been sentenced to death."

Pakistan summons India's acting deputy high commissioner over killing of its soldiers along LoC
India

Pakistan summons India's acting deputy high commissioner over killing of its soldiers along LoC

Pakistan on Tuesday summoned India's acting deputy high commissioner to protest "unprovoked" firing by the Indian Army that killed its three soldiers along the LoC

Pakistan to release 291 Indian fishermen in two phases as goodwill gesture, says interior ministry
India

Pakistan to release 291 Indian fishermen in two phases as goodwill gesture, says interior ministry

Pakistan on Thursday said it will release 291 Indian fishermen, held for allegedly violating its territorial waters, as a goodwill gesture.

Pakistan and Japan agree to jointly fight terrorism in 'all its forms and manifestations'
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Pakistan and Japan agree to jointly fight terrorism in 'all its forms and manifestations'

Pakistan and Japan have agreed to jointly combat the threat of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, Foreign Office said on Tuesday.

Pakistan says hegemonic policies to blame for threat to peace in South Asia
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Pakistan says hegemonic policies to blame for threat to peace in South Asia

Islamabad: Denying that it provides safe havens to terrorists, Pakistan said that a complex interplay of geopolitics and the pursuit of "hegemonic policies" were to blame for the threat to peace and stability in South Asia.

Pakistan says 'not bound' by UN treaty on nuclear weapons, claims pact doesn't take nation's interests into account
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Pakistan says 'not bound' by UN treaty on nuclear weapons, claims pact doesn't take nation's interests into account

Pakistan said that it was not bound by the recently concluded treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons as it failed to take into account the interests of all stakeholders.

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan says it does not accept ICJ's jurisdiction
India

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan says it does not accept ICJ's jurisdiction

Pakistan does not accept the International Court of Justice's jurisdiction in matters related to national security, its Foreign Office said after the UN court put the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav on hold

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declines invitation to visit Pakistan
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani declines invitation to visit Pakistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has declined invitations by top Pakistani civil and military officials to visit Islamabad, a media report said on Thursday.

Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: Pakistan says consular access will be on merit basis
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Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: Pakistan says consular access will be on merit basis

The decision to provide consular access to alleged India 'spy' Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence in Pakistan, will be taken on merit, the Foreign Office said on Thursday.

Indian Foreign Service in desperate need of reform, particularly when it is losing relevance
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Indian Foreign Service in desperate need of reform, particularly when it is losing relevance

That there are serious problems, both in quality and quantity (size) of the elite Indian Foreign Service (IFS) — the service that is primarily responsible for India’s interactions with the outside world — was pointed out last week by the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs led by former minister of state Shashi Tharoor

Afghan delegation to visit Pakistan over Torkham border clash
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Afghan delegation to visit Pakistan over Torkham border clash

Pakistan on Saturday said a top Afghan delegation will arrive on Monday to discuss the escalated tension at the Torkham border crossing that left a Pakistani army major and two Afghan border guards dead.