Asif Durrani

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  • Lessons from the Indian brinkmanship 2019-03-09 10:40

    By Asif Durrani

    Lessons from the Indian brinkmanship

    What lessons have we learnt from Mr. Modi’s misadventure in the past week? Alertness to face the enemy on the diplomatic and military fronts has been the major takeaway for Pakistan of this episode which won accolades globally from friends and foes. The second important lesson which our policy makers may have learnt is that in the international arena, it is your own prowess which saves the day for you. Third and most important gain from Pakistan’s point of view has been the internationalization of Kashmir dispute, much to the chagrin of India. Fourth, and pleasantly surprising for Pakistan, was Russian offer of mediation between Pakistan and India, which, of course, India did not like a bit.

  • Four decades of Iranian revolution 2019-02-12 09:58

    By Asif Durrani

    Four decades of Iranian revolution

    ISLAMABAD - Iran is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution amidst the worst kind of American sanctions. It is a nation under stress economically; considered an interventionist state by its GCC neighbours and their allies; and is in a state of undeclared war with Israel. Being the champion of Shia Islam, the country is deeply involved in Iraq and Syria where Daesh/ISIS have played havoc forcing millions of Iraqis and Syrians to flee their countries.

  • Asif Durrani, Former Pakistan ambassador in Iran  2018-11-26 12:15

    By Asif Durrani, Former Pakistan ambassador in Iran 

    Mr Trump, you don’t know anything about Afghanistan!

    President Trump’s remarks against Pakistan last Sunday once again reminded the policy makers of the two countries about the seriousness of the Pakistan-U.S. relations negotiation, especially when a maverick person like Trump is directly involved in the conduct of bilateral relations.

  • Pakistan embassy shows solidarity with Kashmiris 2018-04-07 10:49

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Pakistan embassy shows solidarity with Kashmiris

    TEHRAN – The embassy of Pakistan in Tehran hosted a ceremony on Friday to express unity with the Kashmiri people who have long been struggling for self-determination.

  • Kashmir Solidarity Day marked in Pakistan embassy in Tehran 2018-02-05 19:14

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Kashmir Solidarity Day marked in Pakistan embassy in Tehran

    TEHRAN – The embassy of Pakistan in Tehran observed Kashmir Solidarity Day on Monday to express unity with the Kashmiri people who have long been struggling for self-determination in northern India.

  • Asif Durrani 2016-12-07 14:43

    Interview by Ali Kavoosi Nejad

    Pakistan seeking peaceful solution to Kashmir dispute: Amb.

    TEHRAN - Pakistan is one of the Muslim countries and neighbors of the Islamic Republic of Iran which shares a long history and huge cultural commonalities with Iran. Tehran Times correspondent has sit for an interview with Mr. Asif Durrani, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in Tehran. We have discussed regional issues including recent conflicts on Pakistan-India border, Pakistan and Turkey relations, commercial and economic relations of Iran and Pakistan, and the implementation of the gas pipeline project between the two countries, reviewed the regional changes and also the relations between Islamic Republic of Iran and Pakistan.

  • Asif Durrani 2016-10-29 14:35

    By Marjan Golpira 

    Pakistan embassy marks Kashmir Day 

    TEHRAN - On Thursday, the Pakistani community along with some Kashmiris in Iran assembled in the embassy of Pakistan in Tehran to observe Kashmir Day.

  • Pakistan's new ambassador presents credentials to Zarif 2016-07-23 15:22

    Pakistan's new ambassador presents credentials to Zarif

    TEHRAN – On Saturday Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif welcomed Asif Durrani, the new Pakistani ambassador to Tehran, receiving credentials from him.  / IRNA