Published: Sun, August 26, 2018
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

PTI to contest president election with full zeal: Imran Khan

PTI to contest president election with full zeal: Imran Khan

In a Twitter post late on Thursday, Mohammad Faisal, the spokesperson for Pakistan's foreign ministry, called the Department of State's press release "factually incorrect" and urged an immediate correction.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is willing to improve ties with India. "Imran Khan was the role model for the entire cabinet", the minister said. That may surprise some of you, but they had a good call. "PTI attained the full support of coalition partners including Balochistan Awami Party (BAP), Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA), Pakistan Muslim League (PML) and Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM)", he added. "The secretary had a good call with the new prime minister and we look forward to having a good relationship with them in the future", she told reporters on Thursday.

"In the readout, the secretary notes that he spoke with the new prime minister and expressed his willingness to work with the new government toward a productive bilateral relationship".

When asked again by a reporter if the United States government continues to stand by the readout, she said: "We stand by our readout". "We have a positive stance and will remain hopeful", said Qureshi, who was sworn-in as Pakistan's Foreign Minister on Monday.

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One of India's longest-serving lawmakers, Vajpayee was elected nine times to the powerful Lok Sabha, or lower house of Parliament. Those who enquired after included prime minister Narendra Modi, union ministers and Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) stalwarts.

Peace within Afghanistan and peace with India will bring peace within Pakistan, and as someone who has been observing his political and ideological stances for years, I am certain that no prime minister is better suited to do the impossible than Prime Minister Imran Khan.

As per a report in Dawn News, the decisions were taken during a second meeting of the federal Cabinet in a week presided over by Khan.

Relations between the United States and Pakistan have been tense following U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet on January 1 in which he accused Pakistan of "lies and deceit" against the United States and providing a "safe haven" to terrorists despite receiving U.S. aid. There was no mention at all in the conversation about terrorists operating in Pakistan.

Ties with the United States cooled in January when President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of "lies" and "duplicity" in the war on terror, suspending military assistance worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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