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Basit Ali asked to explain claim that India would ensure Pakistan's World Cup exit

Basit had claimed that India would lose intentionally to England and other teams to keep Pakistan out of the semifinals which caused a furore.

'You're worst Foreign Secretary ever': Abdul Basit to Chaudhry

The more I think the more I am convinced that you have been the worst Foreign Secretary ever," Basit wrote in response to a farewell letter by Chaudhry which he sent to Basit on March 12 after his appointment as the ambassador of Pakistan to Washington


No matter what happens dialogue process should not discontinue or get disrupted: Abdul Basit

After Nawaz Sharif recently ordered Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit be superseded to the Foreign Secretary's post, Basit took early retirement from his post. Here are the excerpts from his interview.

NSAs in touch... hope this helps both countries come to table: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit

Abdul Basit claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the former Indian Navy officer sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on the charge of spying, had provided Pakistani authorities a lot of information, enabling them to bust what he called several sleeper cells and local operatives.

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit to retire early

Geo News channel did not give any reason for Basit’s premature retirement but foreign office sources earlier told PTI that he was unhappy over the appointment of current foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua, who is junior to Basit.

Pak envoy Abdul Basit wades into Doklam row, meets China and Bhutan ambassadors

While all three are tightlipped on the meetings, one of them told The Indian Express Friday, “What (is the) issue? Diplomats meet routinely.” Asked if the Doklam issue was discussed at the meeting, he said, “We discuss all issues.”


Sohail Mahmood to replace Abdul Basit as Pakistan's envoy to India: Report

A Pakistan government source had in February said, “Mahmood is a senior diplomat who has handled high-pressure responsibilities, and can do this job well.”

Abdul Basit top contender for Pakistan's Foreign Secretary post

Basit, 58, is the senior-most diplomat but the appointment of Foreign Secretary is not made simply by seniority as Prime Minister has the prerogative to appoint one of the senior officials of foreign ministry as the foreign secretary.

India and Pakistan cannot shy away from problems: Abdul Basit

He also reiterated Pakistan's desire for constructive talks and said that "it takes two to tango".

MEA summons Abdul Basit for 'discourtesy' to Indian envoy

"He was conveyed our hope that our accredited diplomats in Pakistan will be allowed to discharge their normal functions without hindrance," said Swarup.

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Pakistan High Commission celebrates country's Independence Day

Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit celebrated Independence Day of Pakistan at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

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Peace Process With India ‘Suspended’, Says Pakistan Envoy Abdul Basit

Introducing a fresh chill in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan on Thursday said the bilateral peace process stands “suspended”, indicating that it would not allow Indian investigators to travel there and accused India of creating unrest in its territory. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit did some plain-speaking at a media interaction when he said presently the peace […]

Time has come to solve 'Siachen issue': Abdul Basit

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Thursday said that they strongly feel that time has come to ensure no more lives are lost under harsh conditions at the Siachen. He added that they hope that the Siachen issue is treated in an urgent manner between two countries so more lives could be saved. Condoling the death of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, he added that it is a sad incident.