Saudi FM Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud meets Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Islamabad for talks on a range of issues including Covid-19 travel restrictions, conflicts in Kashmir, Palestine, Yemen and Afghanistan.
Dominated by strategic concerns for two decades, the relationship appears to be caught between US policy drift towards India and its new ‘Cold War’ with Beijing.
Top diplomats in Islamabad summit agree to formulate a joint strategy to stem the rising wave of hatred against Muslims in the world and curb terrorism, including its state-sponsored form.
Islamabad says it has obtained documents that show New Delhi met with and funded members of banned Pakistani Taliban and Baloch militant groups in a bid to sabotage China's $65 billion Belt and Road investment plan.
Angered by Indian belligerence, Islamabad wants Muslims countries to do more in highlighting the plight of Kashmiri Muslims. Experts say, however, its own response is lacking.
Pakistan FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi likens ongoing clampdown in disputed Kashmir to the genocide that took place in Rwanda and Srebrenica, the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya in Myanmar, and 2002 Gujarat pogrom.
The Taliban co-founder joined the latest round of talks with the US, renewing hopes for the peace-keeping initiative, but there are key structural questions that linger in the backdrop, says the movement’s spokesman, Sohail Shaheen.
Pakistan's FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi tells UN General Assembly Islamabad will allow inquiry commission to Pakistan-administered Kashmir, hoping "India too will do the same", after Indian FM Sushma Swaraj accused Islamabad of "hypocrisy".
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