Salman Bashir

  • Sharif invites Mamata Banerjee to visit Pakistan December 30, 2013

    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 invitation...
  • Pak drops plan to send Ibne Abbas as its envoy to India December 9, 2013

    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. 55yearold Basit was earlier tipped to take over as the Foreign Secretary but the government had last week...
  • Both India and Pak DGMOs can decide when to meet: Bashir December 1, 2013

    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 Director...
  • Both sides need to learn lessons, says Salman Bashir on IndiaPak relations November 24, 2013

    The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan to India Salman Bashir has said that PakistanIndia relations are important in the context of foreign policy. Speaking to CNNIBN'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 November 24, 2013

    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 CNNIBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate ahead of the fifth anniversary of the attacks, he...
  • World View: Has the ceasefire mechanism itself failed? November 1, 2013

    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 November 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir has confirmed to CNNIBN 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 October 31, 2013

    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 domain,"...
  • LoC: Pakistan refuses to identify the body of an alleged intruder October 19, 2013

    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...
  • J&K: Omar asks Centre to intervene as tensions continue along the LoC October 19, 2013

    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 October 9, 2013

    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 wideranging reshuffle of envoys in key capitals around the world. Abbas would be replacing current High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir, official sources said. ...
  • IndiaPakistan business meet to be held in Delhi next week: Salman Bashir October 7, 2013

    Hyderabad: The second meeting of the IndiaPakistan 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 had...
  • Pakistan Army not involved in LoC killings: Salman Bashir August 12, 2013

    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 August 12, 2013

    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 June 15, 2013

    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 and...
  • Pak prisoner Sanaullah reportedly suffering from jaundice May 7, 2013

    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 on...
  • Pak prisoner Sanaullah Haq's condition has worsened: Doctors May 6, 2013

    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 beaten...
  • Pak High Commissioner visits injured prisoner Sanaullah May 6, 2013

    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 and...
  • Pakistani envoy meets Sanaullah Haq in Chandigarh May 6, 2013

    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...
  • Decisions to improve ties with India in coming weeks: Pak March 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Underlining the importance of normalisation of trade with India, Pakistan on Thursday said more decisions will be taken in "coming weeks and months" to improve trade ties but did not say when it will grant the much delayed Most Favoured National (MFN) status. "We are in a way...
  • Pakistan rules out probe into LoC killings January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir on Friday ruled out a probe into the recent ceasefire violations and the killing of soldiers at the Line of Control (LoC), saying things were at very initial stages, and the need was to first create an atmosphere conducive for it. Speaking to CNNIBN...
  • Pak had no hand in the killings of Indian soldiers: Bashir January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir has reiterated that Pakistan had nothing to do with the killings of the two Indian soldiers on January 8. He also said that clear instructions have been given to the Pakistani Army to observe a ceasefire. Salman Bashir also maintained...
  • Pak bashing has become a fashion in India: Bashir January 18, 2013

    New Delhi: With reports of deescalation in tension at the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Salman Bashir, on Thursday reiterated that the soldiers of the country's army did not cross the LoC. Referring to the mutilation of an Indian soldier, though Bashir said that "these horrific happenings...
  • Wrong to blame Pakistan for 26/11: Salman Bashir July 15, 2012

    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 looking...
  • 26/11: 'Pak not taking Jundal's claims lightly' July 15, 2012

    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 attacks. Below...
  • Salman Bashir new Pak envoy to India April 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir, who has been part of the post26/11 IndoPak dialogue process, is the country's new High Commissioner to India. Sixtyyearold 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 had...
  • Bashir may be Pak's High Commissioner to India December 6, 2011

    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 current...
  • MFN status granted, implementation needed: Pak November 8, 2011

    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. We...
  • India, Pakistan play safe in bilateral talks July 28, 2011

    New Delhi: India and Pakistan on Wednesday made a fresh push for peace announcing new Kashmircentric 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...
  • IndoPak Foreign Secretaries meet in Delhi July 26, 2011

    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...