SHAH MEHMOOD QURESHI

  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif condemns US drone strikes June 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in his speech to the first cabinet meeting on Monday condemned the US drone attacks as violation of national sovereignty. Sharif has been critical of the drone attacks in the country's tribal regions since he assumed office as the prime minister last week, reported Xinhua. The...
  • Qureshi pleads for reasons for removal as FM February 14, 2011

    Islamabad: Apparently stung by his own ruling PPP's stonewalling, former minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has pleaded with the leadership for reasons for divesting him of the key portfolio of the foreign minister. Claiming that his heart was "broken" by the treatment meted out to him by the Pakistan People's Party leadership,...
  • US suspends all highlevel dialogue with Pak February 8, 2011

    Washington: The United States of America has suspended all highlevel dialogue with Pakistan after an American diplomat was arrested for killing two Pakistanis in Lahore. Obama administration has suspended all highlevel dialogue with Pakistan and is demanding the release of arrested American diplomat Raymond Allen Davis according to a report...
  • Pakistan asks US to mediate on Kashmir October 21, 2010

    Washington: Pakistan has piled the pressure on the US administration to mediate on the Kashmir issue, ahead of a crucial visit by President Barack Obama to India. Speaking at the Brookings Institute here, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said US mediation is essential for the resolution of the Kashmir...
  • J&K is an indivisible part of India: Krishna September 24, 2010

    External Affairs Minister SM Krishna had a chance encounter with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the UN headquarters on Thursday. The two leaders who were coming out of separate meetings greeted each other warmly and discussed the flood situation in Pakistan. Qureshi is said to have thanked Krishna for...
  • Qureshi comment on JK widens IndoPak rift September 18, 2010

    New Delhi: It seems unlikely now that External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will formally meet his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, after the comments made by Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the manner in which India has handled the condition...
  • Floods worst disaster in Pak history: Qureshi September 1, 2010

    Dubai: Terming the floods in Pakistan as "worst humanitarian crisis", the country's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has called on the world community to come its help in dealing with the situation. Qureshi, who is on a trip to Oman to explain to the region's leadership of the extent of damage...
  • Pak Army seeking to topple govt: reports August 21, 2010

    Islamabad: The floods in Pakistan may have increased the chances of the army taking over from what is seen as an inept civilian government, claim Pakistani media. Reports coming out of Pakistan hint that the army and its allies are pushing for the formation of a national government without the ruling...
  • Pak accepts Indian $ 5 mn aid offer August 20, 2010

    Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is on a visit to the US, thanked India. ...
  • Flood hit Pak finally accepts India's aid offer August 20, 2010

    New York/Washington: After dithering for a week, Pakistan on Friday accepted India's offer of USD five million in aid for flood relief in the country and appreciated its "very positive" gesture. Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is in New York to attend a special meeting of the United Nations...
  • Kashmir an impediment in IndoPak ties: Hillary July 19, 2010

    Islamabad: In remarks that may ruffle feathers in New Delhi, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday said the Kashmir issue is an "impediment" in developing a relationship that will be beneficial to both India and Pakistan. "Kashmir (issue) that have divided India and Pakistan and in my view are...
  • Krishna says ball is now in Pakistani court July 19, 2010

    Kabul: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna arrived in Kabul on Monday to attend the International Aid conference on Tuesday. Krishna, who returned from Pakistan on Friday following the breakdown in talks, refused to respond to Pakistani Foreign Minister SM Qureshi's jibes against him saying India will not get into a...
  • No gain from KrishnaQureshi talks July 17, 2010

    The meeting between External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi turned out to be a diplomatic disaster. Both sides engaged in a heated exchange after Thursday's showdown at a joint press conference. Qureshi on Friday disregarded all diplomatic etiquette and claimed Krishna was not empowered...
  • IndoPak talks must go on: Indian Foreign Secy July 17, 2010

    A diplomatic showdown and then a bitter exchange of words after the talks between External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has led to a lot of bad blood between the two countries. The meeting between the two ministers only worsened the problem it had set...
  • India hits back, tells Pakistan to get serious July 16, 2010

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday rebuffed a statement by his Pakistani counterpart that he was in touch with New Delhi during the talks in Islamabad and said he won't get into a debate with the Pakistani Minister. "I was totally cut off from India yesterday (Thursday),"...
  • Pak breached India's trust: Yashwant Sinha July 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Former external affairs minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday reacted angrily to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's claims that India was not ready for talks with its neighbour. "Qureshi is clearly making a point to India, interfering in our internal affairs. Indian External...
  • Qureshi attacks Krishna, IndoPak talks falter July 16, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has revved up the diplomatic cold war after talks between him after and his Indian counterpart ended with an acrimonious press conference in Islamabad on Thursday. Addressing the media in Islamabad on Friday afternoon Qureshi alleged that Krishna kept receiving telephone calls from New...
  • Pakistan gives no time frame on 26/11 trials July 15, 2010

    Islamabad: IndoPak talks have yielded no big breakthrough. In fact the joint presser addressed by India's External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and Pak Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi got edgy with both countries rebutting each other's position point by point. Qureshi said Pakistan has taken note of the additional...
  • Pak promises more action on 26/11 attacks July 15, 2010

    Islamabad: India and Pakistan have recognised that terror is the most significant issue between the two countries. External Affairs Minister SM Krishna met his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Thursday and told him that a sustained dialogue would be possible only if Pakistan cracked down on antiIndia...
  • Terror should not hinder peace process: Pak July 15, 2010

    Pakistan's Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has denied ISI involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Speaking exclusively to CNNIBN's Deputy Foreign Editor Suhasini Haidar in Islamabad on Wednesday, Kaira said that terror should not hinder the peace process. CNNIBN: There is every expectation that Thursday will mark a return to...
  • India to seek action on Headley's revelations July 15, 2010

    Islamabad: The stage is set for the meeting between External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Thursday. Krishna held informal talks Qureshi on Wednesday evening with sources telling CNNIBN that he assured the Pakistani Minister that India no more treats Pakistan as...
  • Headley's confession to dominate IndoPak meet July 14, 2010

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will leave for Islamabad on Wednesday for his three threeday visit to the neighbouring country and for the first round of foreign ministers' talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi. LashkareToiba operative David Coleman Headley, who scouted targets for the 2008 Mumbai terror...
  • Pak does not see Taliban as a friend: Qureshi June 26, 2010

    Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Islamabad is willing to hand over voice samples of 26/11 handlers to India. Speaking to CNNIBN's Suhasini Haider, Qureshi claims that Pakistan is not supporting terror group and adds that both India and Pakistan should move ahead. Qureshi on Saturday met Indian Home...
  • US wants IndoPak talks on terror, not Kashmir June 7, 2010

    Washington: US feels that Kashmir issue won't be part of the agenda during talks between Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan next month as the meeting will focus mainly on action against terrorism and the progress Islamabad has made into the Mumbai attacks probe. Assistant Secretary of State for South and...
  • Krishna, Qureshi talks to focus on terror May 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Bringing the Pakistanis involved in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks to justice is expected to top the agenda as India and Pakistan restart their stalled dialogue when External Affairs Minister SM Krishna meets Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on July 15 in Islamabad. The IndiaPakistan crawl towards bridging the...
  • Devil's Advocate: Qureshi on Kasab, IndoPak ties May 6, 2010

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How successful was the IndoPakistan summit in Thimphu and has the conviction of Ajmal Kasab suddendly set back the IndoPak rapprochement. Those are the issues I shall raise in the first postThimphu interview with Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Foreign Minister,...
  • We forced India to talk, says Pak minister February 8, 2010

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that India agreed to resume bilateral dialogue because Pakistan did not give in to pressure. Qureshi boasted of forcing India to come to the talking table while addressing a public gathering in Multan on Sunday. "India, which had talked of severing all contacts...
  • Pak blames India for not moving ahead on peace talks January 29, 2010

    London: A day after Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani spoke about peace talks, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has started his country's war of words with India. Qureshi, who along with External Affairs Minister SM Krishna was in London attended the Afghanistan conference , blamed India for failure of bilateral...
  • India, Pak foreign ministers keep a distance November 29, 2009

    Port of Spain: A year after the Mumbai attacks, Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan were in the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, but did not meet for any talks, indicating a deepening chill in their ties. With India making it clear that Pakistan needs to do more to punish the...
  • Pak Minister accuses India of being 'myopic' November 28, 2009

    Port of Spain: Pakistan has ruled out any dialogue with India at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Port of Spain. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that IndoPak peace process could continue only if India reciprocated. Qureshi also asked India not to...