Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations: An exercise in world class diplomacy

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Updated 23 February 2021

Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations: An exercise in world class diplomacy

February 23: Daily News report by Talat Masood states that Sri Lanka is one of the few countries in South Asia with which Pakistan has endeavoured to develop a broad-based relationship covering trade, commerce, culture and defence matters. Successive Governments in Pakistan, whether they were democratic or military dictatorships, have valued this relationship and made efforts to further widen and deepen it.

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Afghan, Uzbek, Pakistani officials discuss railroad mapping

Updated 26 February 2021

Afghan, Uzbek, Pakistani officials discuss railroad mapping

February 26: Pajhwok states that a trilateral meeting virtually discussed implementation the Mazar---Sharif-Kabul-Peshawar railway track, an official said on Thursday.

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FM emphasizes need for promoting economic cooperation b/w Pakistan, Malaysia

Updated 26 February 2021

FM emphasizes need for promoting economic cooperation b/w Pakistan, Malaysia

February 26: The Nation states that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized the need for promoting economic cooperation between Pakistan and Malaysia.

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Will have to address three remaining points till June: FATF keeps Pakistan in grey list

Updated 26 February 2021

Will have to address three remaining points till June: FATF keeps Pakistan in grey list

February 26: The News report by Mehtab Haider states that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Thursday kept Pakistan on the grey list for another extended period till June 2021 and asked for complying with the remaining three outstanding points of total 27 action plans.

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FM Qureshi reiterates Pakistan’s consistent support for Afghan peace process

Updated 26 February 2021

FM Qureshi reiterates Pakistan’s consistent support for Afghan peace process

February 26: The Express Tribune states that Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday reiterated Pakistan’s consistent support for the Afghan peace process.

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US urges India, Pakistan to hold direct talks on Kashmir; welcomes joint statement on LoC ceasefire

Updated 26 February 2021

US urges India, Pakistan to hold direct talks on Kashmir; welcomes joint statement on LoC ceasefire

February 26: Dawn report by Anwar Iqbal states that in its first statement on occupied Kashmir, the Biden administration has urged India and Pakistan to hold direct talks on the issue, and welcomed an agreement between the two neighbours to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Control (LoC).

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