(Kuala Lumpur). Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reached Kuala Lumpur on a two-day official visit of Malaysia, Radio Pakistan reported. The Malaysian authorities rolled out the red carpet for the Pakistani premier as he arrived in the Malaysian capital with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood. The special aircraft ferrying the Prime Minister from Karachi landed at the KL International Airport (KLIA) at 11.35pm. They were received by Deputy Minister-in-the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Md. Farid Md. Rafik at the Bunga Raya Complex, KLIA.
Also present was Deputy Foreign Minister Senator Datuk Marzuki Yahya and Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, Muhammed Nafees Zakaria. The Foreign Ministry (Wisma Putra), in a statement, said the visit was at the invitation of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. This is Imran Khan’s first official visit to Malaysia since assuming office in August, 2018.
(KABUL). At least 43 people have been killed in an explosion that took place near a wedding hall in the Afghanistan capital city, the country’s health ministry said on Tuesday evening. At least 80 people are reported to have been injured in the explosion, which took place in the PD15 district as attendees gathered to celebrate Eid Milad, an Islamic holiday marking the birthday of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The injured are being taken to hospital in ambulances, according to TOLO News. “Initial information suggests it was caused by a suicide bomber,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. No group has so far claimed responsibility for one of the deadliest attacks to strike the Afghan capital in months. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have carried out regular bomb attacks in Afghanistan.attacks in Afghanistan.
Pakistan’s honour, security shall stay premier: COAS Gen Bajwa
(Islamabad). Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa has stressed the international community to acknowledge the military, economic, political and social costs paid by Pakistan nation in its successful anti-terror drive. In a series of Tweets on Tuesday, the Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor, delivered the message of military chief that Pakistan’s honour and Pakistan’s security shall always stay premier.Underscoring the nation’s contribution to regional peace, Gen Bajwa reminded the world that Pakistan’s contributions towards peace in neighbouring Afghanistan would not come at the cost of its own honour or security.
After the harsh remarks, Prime Minister Imran Khan retaliated and highlighted the efforts of Islamabad in war on terror. “The US should do a serious assessment of why, despite 140,000 NATO troops plus 250,000 Afghan troops and reportedly $1 trillion spent on war in Afghanistan, the Taliban today are stronger than before,” Imran Khan said ‘We have paid the highest military, economic, political and social cost and the world should acknowledge that,’ Gen Bajwa said. The response came after US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of not doing a ‘damn thing’, defending his move to suspend the aid. “And we give Pakistan $1.3 billion a year . … [bin Laden] lived in Pakistan, we’re supporting Pakistan, we’re giving them $1.3 billion a year — which we don’t give them anymore, by the way. I ended it because they don’t do anything for us, they don’t do a damn thing for us.” Trump said in clear-worded remarks. We shall continue to contribute towards peace in Afghanistan, the military chief asserted. Pakistan has successfully fought against terrorism while also contributing to regional peace, the army chief said.
Pakistan, Malaysia ink deal to partially end visa requirement for travel
(kUALALUMPUR). Pakistan and Malaysia on Friday signed an agreement on the partial abolition of visa for travel between the two countries amid Prime Minister Imran Khan’s visit. In a statement, the Malaysian foreign ministry said the two Prime Ministers Mahathir Muhammad and Imran Khan witnessed the signing ceremony after talks in Kuala Lumpur. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday reached Kuala Lumpur on a two-day official visit of Malaysia. The Malaysian authorities rolled out the red carpet for the Pakistani premier as he arrived in the Malaysian capital with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Finance Minister Asad Umar, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry and Adviser on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood. Earlier today, Pakistan prime minister and his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad held a joint press conference in Putrajaya, vowing to boost bilateral ties and cooperation in various fields.
Pakistan strongly condemns Kashmiri leader Mir Hafeezullah’s assassination in IOK
(Islamabad). Pakistan has condemned the brutal assassination of a senior leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mir Hafeezullah, in Indian Occupied Kashmir on Wednesday. According to Kashmir Media Service, the Indian armed agents barged into the house of Mir Hafeezullah in Achabal area of Islamabad district and opened indiscriminate fire, injuring him and his wife. They were rushed to the nearby hospital where doctors declared Mir Hafeezullah as brought dead. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal on his Twitter handle wrote, “Pakistan strongly condemns the brutal assassination of Kashmiri leader Hafizullah Mir”.