Abdul Basit

  • 'Encouraged' by Modi's remarks on ties: Pakistan envoy 23-04-2014 07:08 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Wednesday said it was "encouraged" after BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's remarks regarding ties with foreign countries and asserted that it was looking forward to a stable government here to engage "quickly, comprehensively and meaningfully". Making a strong pitch for resumption of dialogue process, Pakistan...
  • Feel encouraged by Modi's criticism of Giriraj: Pak High Commissioner 23-04-2014 02:21 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi has found a new admirer. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that he felt "encouraged" by the statements of the BJP strongman on television. Basit was addressing a press conference when he was asked how he felt about the statements made by BJP leader...
  • Pakistan appoints Abdul Basit as new High Commissioner to India 19-12-2013 04:52 PM

    Pakistan on Thursday appointed career diplomat Abdul Basit as its new High Commissioner to India. Basit, 55, was earlier tipped to take over as Foreign Secretary but the government recently made several changes in proposed appointments. The government initially zeroed in on Syed Ibne Abbas as the new envoy to...
  • Pak drops plan to send Ibne Abbas as its envoy to India 09-12-2013 01:26 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan has dropped plans to send Syed Ibne Abbas as the new High Commissioner to India and instead replaced him with career diplomat Abdul Basit, a top Pakistani official said on Monday. 55-year-old Basit was earlier tipped to take over as the Foreign Secretary but the government had last...
  • MFN status for India by Oct: Pakistan 08-12-2011 10:06 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said the process of giving India Most Favoured Nation status to boost bilateral trade is expected to be completed by October next year. Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said "October next year is the time-frame which has been given" for granting MFN status to India. He...
  • FM may visit India after an agreement on outcome: Pak 09-12-2010 05:19 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is expected to visit India next year if there is agreement on the "agenda" and "outcome" of his parleys with his Indian counterpart, the Foreign Office said on Thursday. "The Indian External Affairs Minister, during his visit to Pakistan in July, has invited...