Showing posts with label Pakistan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pakistan. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pakistan To Host Next 19th SAARC Summit

Pakistan is set to host the 19th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in capital City - Islamabad.

The announcement was done by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in his address to the 18th SAARC summit being held in the Nepal's capital

"Pakistan was pleased to host the next SAARC Summit in Islamabad," PM Sharif said.

Monday, November 24, 2014

First Ind-Pak Meet on 18th SAARC: Sushma Swaraj & Sartaj Aziz

On the occassion of 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has met her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz.

This is first India-Pakistan meet in the latest edition of SAARC Summit in Nepal's capital where both ministers had a brief exchange of words which is supposed to be regarding a possible informal meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

The foreign and external affairs ministers are attending the 36th meeting of the SAARC Council of Ministers today.

Sushma had arrived in Kathmandu yesterday to attend the 18th SAARC Summit.

The meeting, hosted by the Nepalese Foreign Minister, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, will be attended by the ministers of all SAARC nations - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

Nawaz Sharif Briefed by Pakistan's Spy Agency Ahead of 18th SAARC

Days ahead of 18th SAARC Summit in Nepal's Capital, Kathmandu, Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has been briefed by spy agency chief Lt General Rizwan Akhtar on Monday.

The briefing is supposed to be related to national security and other national stuffs.

Prime Minister Sharif is visiting Nepal for the SAARC Summit and is expected to have valuable talk and interaction with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during the regional summit in Kathmandu on 26-27 November.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Narendra Modi to Talk with Nawaz Sharif at 18th SAARC summit

India's Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi is travelling to neighboring country Nepal on Tuesday for attending the 18th SAARC summit to be held in capital Kathmandu. PM Modi is expected to meet all top Saarc leaders, including his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

Though there is no proposal for a bilateral meeting with Sharif, PM is expected to have a meaningful dialogue with as many Saarc leaders as possible and would handle all aspects of relationships.

The schedule of the bilateral meets are yet to be finalized whereas India is willing to have peaceful and cooperative relations with Pakistan constructing the framework under the Shimla Agreement and Lahore Declaration.

This will be Modi's second visit to Nepal after taking over as PM and the visit is expected to have a substantive bilateral component.

Update on 25th Nov, 9:19 NT:
On tuesday, Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif said that his side is ready to hold talks but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off by it "unilaterally".

He blamed India for cancelling the meeting unilaterally.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pak PM seeking VVIP plane for attending 18th SAARC Summit in Nepal

Pakistan's Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif is reported to ask the PIA for a ‘VVIP Boeing-777 aircraft’ to participate in the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu starting next week.

The demand came despite Sharif's own flight. A private TV channel has claimed that PM has asked  Pakistan International Airlines for VVIP aircraft to travel Nepal along with his other cabinet members.

SAARC Conference is scheduled to be held from November 25, 2014 in Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. Pakistan airlines has been stopping flight from Nepal since a month due to lack of travelers. The national airliner is already short of many passenger planes, while in case of arranging another plane for the premier will cost it losses worth of several crore rupees per day, hundreds of thousands of fuel is apart.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Did Modi And Sharif as Democrats Transcend Borders to Unite Against The Pak Army?

Modi won a landslide victory in the recently concluded elections in India. While that was a surprise, his invitations to all the SAARC heads of governments to grace his swearing in ceremony was a bigger surprise for one and all. Almost as an export, the surprise even landed in Pakistan.With the ball being unexpectedly thrown into their court by an uneasy neighbour, who was assumed not to follow 'love thy neighbour', unsure Pakistan was certainly in disarray.

Although, complete suddenness and 'go we lose not go we lose' situation made the political decision hard, not having a single power centre made it harder. Though external cause was blamed, a delayed yes from the army possibly delayed PM Sharif's yes. In addition, Pakistani brains airing venom against Modi in its TV, didn't make things easy.

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