July 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Basit had claimed that India would lose intentionally to England and other teams to keep Pakistan out of the semifinals which caused a furore.
August 29, 2017 9:50 pm
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
August 02, 2017 8:33 am
After Nawaz Sharif recently ordered Pakistan high commissioner to India Abdul Basit be superseded to the Foreign Secretary's post, Basit took early retirement from his post.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.
August 01, 2017 7:53 am
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.
July 25, 2017 6:29 pm
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.
July 25, 2017 9:45 am
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.”
May 08, 2017 6:14 pm
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.”
December 22, 2016 8:08 pm
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.
December 08, 2016 8:17 pm
He also reiterated Pakistan's desire for constructive talks and said that "it takes two to tango".
October 04, 2016 12:19 pm
"He was conveyed our hope that our accredited diplomats in Pakistan will be allowed to discharge their normal functions without hindrance," said Swarup.
August 14, 2014 4:12 pm
Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit celebrated Independence Day of Pakistan at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.
April 08, 2016 12:47 am
February 11, 2016 12:46 pm
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.