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FM Qureshi, EU security representative discuss situation in Ukraine

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FM Qureshi, EU security representative discuss situation in Ukraine
  • During meeting, views were exchanged on Emergency Session of United Nations General Assembly.
  • Qureshi says that PM regretted situation and had shared Pakistan’s hope that diplomacy could avert military conflict. 
  • Borrell acknowledges importance of continued efforts for finding a diplomatic solution.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Thursday held a telephonic conversation with Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and discussed the current situation in Ukraine.

During the conversation, views were exchanged on the emergency session of the United Nations General Assembly, a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said.

Recalling Prime Minister Imran Khan’s views regarding the latest situation between Russia and Ukraine, Qureshi said that the premier regretted the situation and had shared Pakistan’s hope that diplomacy could avert military conflict. 

Underscoring the adverse effects of conflict on developing countries, the minister said that the PM has been stressing the importance of diplomatic solutions.

While expressing deep concern at the recent turn of events, Qureshi apprised Borrell of Pakistan’s principled position, which is anchored in the promotion of peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue and diplomacy. 

He emphasised that Pakistan has consistently stressed the need for de-escalation, renewed negotiations, sustained dialogue, and continuous diplomacy. He stressed the importance of a solution in accordance with relevant multilateral agreements, international law, and principles of the UN Charter.

Borrell shared his perspective on the situation and highlighted its impact on international peace and security as well as the global economy. He acknowledged the importance of continued efforts for finding a diplomatic solution.

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Bulls Reenter PSX: The KSE-100 Rises More Than 886 Points

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As the market surged more than 800 points in the early morning trade, bulls grabbed control at the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

During the first trading session, the benchmark KSE-100 index increased by 886 points to 61,350.48 points.

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Mian Aslam of PTI petitions PHC for transit bail.

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Gohar Ali Khan proclaimed Mian Aslam as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s nominee for Chief Minister of Punjab, following Imran Khan’s approval.

According to specifics, the PTI leader entered a petition at Peshawar High Court, claiming that the plaintiff was charged in nineteen separate counts.

The petition asked the court to provide PTI candidate Mian Aslam transit bail so that she can run for chief minister of Punjab.

Gohar Ali Khan proclaimed Mian Aslam as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s nominee for Chief Minister of Punjab, following Imran Khan’s approval.

Leaders of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, including Mian Aslam Iqbal, the party’s nominee for Punjab chief minister, had already proclaimed their absconding in the May 9 case.

According to specifics, on May 9, the Lahore anti-terrorism court heard a case involving the setting of containers on fire at Kalma Chowk. The judge declared 11 PTI candidates to be absconders.

Azam Swati, Zubair Niazi, Murad Saeed, Hamad Azhar, Imtiaz Sheikh, Wasiq Qayyum Abbasi, Mussarat Iqbal Cheema, Jamshed Cheema, Hamid Raza Gilani, and Siyad Khan are among the PTI candidates.

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Senate Session: Senate Proceeds With Debate On Important National Issues

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Today, the Senate reconvened in the Parliament House in Islamabad, with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani presiding.

The House has persisted in debating matters of national significance.

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