Salman Bashir

  • Sharif invites Mamata Banerjee to visit Pakistan 30-12-2013 07:00 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that Pakistan Prime Minister has invited her to visit that country. Banerjee said Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir, accompanied by his wife and two delegates from the High Commission, met her on Monday at the state secretariat and handed over an...
  • 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...
  • Both India and Pak DGMOs can decide when to meet: Bashir 01-12-2013 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan Ambassador to India Salman Bashir on Saturday said it was upon the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to meet if they wished to do so and they are best qualified to deal with matters pertaining to their domain. "We have left it to the headquarters of the...
  • Both sides need to learn lessons, says Salman Bashir on India-Pak relations 24-11-2013 10:00 PM

    The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan to India Salman Bashir has said that Pakistan-India relations are important in the context of foreign policy. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate ahead of the fifth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Bashir said, "Both the sides need to learn lessons. We...
  • Pakistan moving to logical end on 26/11 Mumbai attacks, says Bashir 24-11-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan to India Salman Bashir has dismissed India's apprehension that Pakistan is conducting a sham of a trial of those accused for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate ahead of the fifth anniversary of the attacks, he...
  • World View: Has the ceasefire mechanism itself failed? 01-11-2013 10:23 PM

    Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Thursday rejected Defence Minister AK Antony's statement the that Pakistan Army was aiding infiltration along the LoC. ...
  • We should rebuild trust, not trade charges in public domain: Pak envoy 01-11-2013 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir has confirmed to CNN-IBN that Salman Khurshid and Pakistan foreign adviser Sartaj Aziz will meet in Delhi in November. In an exclusive interview to foreign editor Suhasini Haidar though, he rejected Defence Minister AK Antony's statement that the Pakistan Army was aiding infiltration...
  • India should use lines of communication instead of accusations: Pak 31-10-2013 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Thursday Bashir rejected Defence Minister AK Antony's statement the that Pakistan Army was aiding infiltration along the LOC. "I think the narrative should be how to work this out, rebuild trust, and not play out such things in the public...
  • LoC: Pakistan refuses to identify the body of an alleged intruder 19-10-2013 01:37 PM

    Srinagar: A fierce encounter is raging on with terrorists in the Handwara area of North Kashmir even as a flag meeting between the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers was held at Suchetgarh Area in RS Pura. The Pakistani Rangers have refused to identify and take back the body of...
  • J&K: Omar asks Centre to intervene as tensions continue along the LoC 19-10-2013 09:36 AM

    Srinagar: Tensions along the India - Pakistan border continue with ten ceasefire violations in the last 72 hours. Pakistan opened firing on 10 Indian posts in Jammu and Samba districts and heavy shelling took place late on Friday evening at the Rangpur village where two mortar rounds were fired. Earlier...
  • Ibne Abbas to be new Pakistani envoy to India 09-10-2013 11:23 PM

    Islamabad: Veteran Pakistani diplomats Syed Ibne Abbas and Jalil Abbas Jilani would be the new Pakistani envoys to India and the US respectively as part of a wide-ranging reshuffle of envoys in key capitals around the world. Abbas would be replacing current High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir, official sources...
  • India-Pakistan business meet to be held in Delhi next week: Salman Bashir 07-10-2013 05:42 PM

    Hyderabad: The second meeting of the India-Pakistan business council will be held in Delhi next week, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir said in Hyderabad on Monday. Interacting with a group of business leaders at a meet organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Bashir said the council...
  • Pakistan Army not involved in LoC killings: Salman Bashir 12-08-2013 05:21 PM

    Pakistani High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir has claimed that the Pakistani Army was not involved in the killing of the five Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Poonch. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Bashir while expressing his regret at the loss of life said that...
  • Salman Bashir blames India for not informing Pak about LoC killings 11-08-2013 11:09 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan has now questioned India on the killing of five Indian soldiers and asked why the Indian Army DGMO did not inform his Pakistani counterpart of the killings during their hotline talk on August 6. Five Indian soldiers were killed by the Pakistani troops along the Line of...
  • Pakistan envoy discusses trade ties with Anand Sharma 15-06-2013 04:15 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir on Friday met India's Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma in Delhi and discussed economic and trade relations between the two countries. Bashir had a "useful exchange of views on a broad range of subjects pertaining to economic and trade cooperation between Pakistan...
  • Pak prisoner Sanaullah reportedly suffering from jaundice 07-05-2013 04:33 PM

    New Delhi: Injured Pakistan prisoner Sanaullah Haq's condition has deteriorated further and he may have contracted jaundice, doctors at Chandigarh's PGI hospital said. Sanaullah Haq was attacked by his Indian inmate in a Jammu jail last week. He is in deep coma. Meanwhile, his family met him at the hospital...
  • Pak prisoner Sanaullah Haq's condition has worsened: Doctors 06-05-2013 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: The condition of injured Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq has worsened, say his doctors. The medical bulletin issued by PGI hospital in Chandigarh on Monday said that Sanaullah appeared more critical than Sunday. Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Bashir visited Sanuallah at the hospital earlier on Monday. Sanaullah, who was...
  • Pak High Commissioner visits injured prisoner Sanaullah 06-05-2013 05:15 PM

    Chandigarh: Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Bashir on Monday has visited injured Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq at the hospital in Chandigarh. The condition of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq, injured in a scuffle with another inmate in a Jammu jail, remained critical. Bashir, along with other officials, visited the patient at PGIMER...
  • Pakistani envoy meets Sanaullah Haq in Chandigarh 06-05-2013 03:04 PM

    Chandigarh: Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir on Monday reached Chandigarh and met Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Haq, who was admitted to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) on May 3 after his fellow Indian prisoner attacked him with a pickaxe in a Jammu jail. Sanaullah is in...
  • Wrong to blame Pakistan for 26/11: Salman Bashir 15-07-2012 08:50 PM

    Pakistan's new Ambassador to India Salman Bashir has said it was "unbelievable" and "incredible" to allege his country's state institutions' involvement in the Mumbai attacks, days after New Delhi demanded further action following LeT terrorist Abu Jundal's revelations. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he stated that Pakistan was...
  • 26/11: 'Pak not taking Jundal's claims lightly' 15-07-2012 08:55 AM

    Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India, Salman Bashir has said they are not taking Abu Jundal's claims on Pakistan's role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks lightly. Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, he, however, suggested it was unlikely that Islamabad would investigate the role of state actors in the...
  • Salman Bashir new Pak envoy to India 14-04-2012 05:57 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, who has been part of the post-26/11 Indo-Pak dialogue process, is the country's new High Commissioner to India. Sixty-year-old Bashir has been appointed as the new envoy to India in place of Shahid Malik, Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Ahmed Khan announced on Saturday....
  • Bashir may be Pak's High Commissioner to India 06-12-2011 01:08 PM

    Islamabad: Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir is set to become Pakistan's High Commissioner in India as part of the biggest reshuffle of envoys approved by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani. According to a media report, Bashir, 59, who is due to retire next year, will replace High Commissioner Shahid Malik, whose...
  • MFN status granted, implementation needed: Pak 08-11-2011 05:02 PM

    Maldives: Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir on Tuesday said there was no confusion over granting the most favoured nation (MFN) status to India and informed that Commerce Secretaries of the two countries will meet this month. "In principle MFN has been issued, but bureaucracy needs to work to implement it....
  • India, Pakistan play safe in bilateral talks 27-07-2011 11:55 PM

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan on Wednesday made a fresh push for peace announcing new Kashmir-centric confidence building measures (CBMs) and politically affirming that relations were on the right track. But irritants - such as the Mumbai trial, Hafiz Saeed and Hina Rabanni Khar's meeting with the Hurriyat - also...
  • Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries meet in Delhi 26-07-2011 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan met on Tuesday to finalise the agenda for Wednesday's talks between both the countries' foreign ministers. Foreign Secretary of India Nirupama Rao and Foreign Secretary of Pakistan Salman Bashir reviewed the resumed dialogue last month in Islamabad and will firm up...