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Pakistan ready for talks if India willing to address serious issues: Sharif


New Delhi: Stating that war is not an option, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed readiness to engage in talks with its “neighbor” –  in an apparent reference to India – on “serious matters”. Speaking at a summit on mineral development in Islamabad this week, Sharif said, “We are prepared to talk to them, provided...

Pakistan FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in Goa for SCO meeting


Panaji: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari arrived in Goa on May 4 afternoon for Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet, becoming the first Pakistani foreign minister to visit India in almost 12 years, though there was no official word of a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart. Bhutto Zardari reached Goa from Karachi to attend the SCO foreign ministers...

Bilawal Bhutto to visit India for SCO FMs meeting in May (Ld)


New Delhi: In what may be the first step towards normalization of ties between the two South Asian neighbors, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has decided to attend a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meeting in India next month. This was announced at the briefing of Foreign Office in Islamabad, where the spokesperson of the Minister of...

‘Have learned our lesson’: Sharif seeks ‘sincere’ talks with Modi


Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called for "serious and sincere talks" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on "burning points like Kashmir." In an interview with Dubai-based Al Arabiya TV, Sharif said that Pakistan has learned its lesson after three wars with India and stressed that now it wants peace with its neighbor. "My message...

Modi, Sharif likely to meet during SCO summit: Report


New Delhi: Narendra Modi and Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan, are likely to have a meeting during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, diplomatic sources told a media outlet. The SCO summit is scheduled for September 15-16 where leaders of the organization will sit together to discuss regional...

India, Pak engage in ‘back channel’ talks: Report


New Delhi: India and Pakistan have been engaged in "back channel" talks in order to break the stalemate in the relationship between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, a media report said citing official sources. Since the new government came to power in Islamabad, there has been a renewed push by the two sides to find some way...

‘Critical to resolve disputes’ in South Asia: China, Pak


Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Guangzhou city and emphasized that "it is critical to resolve all outstanding disputes in South Asia. This is Bilawal's first visit to China after he took over as foreign minister following the fall of the Imran Khan-led government last month. "Given...

No talks until India changes its decision on Kashmir: Imran


Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan would not hold talks with India until New Delhi reverses its decision of scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. India abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated it into two Union territories. "Unless India retreats from the...

Pak experts skeptical about back-channel talks with India


Islamabad: Pakistani experts are skeptical about backchannel talks with India even as mediator UAE sets sights on developing a “healthy, functional relationship” between the two neighboring countries, according to reports. India and Pakistan’s bilateral relations have a fair share of ups and downs. Most recently, the two countries agreed to observe a ceasefire along the Line...