News Updates

01 January - 07 January
  • Want a great relationship with Pakistan: Donald Trump says will hold meeting with Imran Khan soon
    The US President underscored that his administration has initiated peace talks with the Taliban. He also announced that a meeting with the new leadership of Pakistan will take place “very soon”. (Hindustan Times, January 3, 2019)
  • Pakistan hails Trump’s desire for 'great ties' The Foreign Office welcomed US President Donald Trump’s remarks on ties with Pakistan and said the government was keenly waiting for the engagement at the highest level. (Dawn, January 04, 2019)
  • $3 billion financial assistance sealed as Abu Dhabi Crown Prince meets PM Khan in Islamabad Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan paid a quick visit to Islamabad ─ his first in nearly 12 years ─ and met the prime minister and other top officials as both countries seek to capitalise on the fresh momentum in ties due to a flurry of recent contacts at the leadership level. (Dawn, January 06, 2019)
  • China acknowledges it’s extending financial help to Pakistan China tentatively acknowledged it was extending financial assistance to help Pakistan boost its dwindling foreign exchange reserves. (Dawn, January 03, 2019)
  • Indian leaders’ provocative remarks under political compulsions threat to regional peace: Qureshi Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi criticised the Indian leadership and warned that their “provocative and negative statements, given under domestic political compulsions, can jeopardise regional peace”, Radio Pakistan reported. (Dawn, January 05, 2019)