News Updates

November, 2019
  • Pakistan rejects Alice Well’s comments on CPEC, says foreign minister
    Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said the government rejects US Diplomat Alice Wells views on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project that it would push the country deeper into debt burden, foster corruption and repatriate jobs and profits to China. (Business Recorder, November 24, 2019)
  • CPEC to push Pakistan deeper into debt burden, cautions US
    The United States has warned Pakistan that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would push the country deeper into an already stifling debt burden, foster corruption and repatriate jobs and profits to China. (Dawn, November 23, 2019)
  • Hindu Yatris laud Pakistan’s initiative of opening Kartarpur Corridor
    A delegation of fifty-one Hindu yatris has arrived in Lahore through Wagah border on a ten-day visit. Talking to media on the occasion, the Hindu Yatris said the steps taken by Pakistan government for renovation of their temples are commendable. They said Prime Minister Imran Khan's initiative of opening the Kartarpur Corridor has proved that he wants peace in the region. (Radio Pakistan, November 25, 2019)
  • Pakistan summons Norwegian envoy to protest desecration of Holy Quran
    The Foreign Office on Saturday summoned the ambassador of Norway to convey the "deep concern" of the government and people of Pakistan over an incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in the Norwegian city of Kristiansand.
    During the meeting, Pakistan’s condemnation of the action was reiterated, a statement issued by the FO said. (Dawn, November 23, 2019)
  • 'This is the beginning': PM Imran inaugurates Kartarpur Corridor on historic day
    Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the Kartarpur Corridor at a colourful ceremony on Saturday, paving the way for Indian Sikh pilgrims to visit one of their religion's holiest sites in Pakistan without needing a visa. (Dawn, November 9, 2019)