Pakistani PM condemns deadly insurgent attack on hotel

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a meeting. (Reuters)
Updated 12 May 2019

Pakistani PM condemns deadly insurgent attack on hotel

QUETTA: Pakistan's prime minister has condemned a deadly insurgent attack that took place a day earlier at a luxury hotel on the southwestern coast, calling it an act of terrorism.
In a statement early Sunday, Imran Khan praised the "initial response by security guards and security forces" for preventing greater loss of life.
The military said Saturday that one security guard was killed in the attack and that all guests were safely evacuated from the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar.
Senior security officials had said the four attackers were killed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to media on the record.
A Baluch separatist group claimed responsibility Saturday, saying four of its fighters were involved.


Japan’s Abe says he will meet Iran’s Rouhani this month in NY

Updated 17 September 2019

Japan’s Abe says he will meet Iran’s Rouhani this month in NY

  • Abe added that he would travel to Belgium after the UNGA session
  • He is also meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday he would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the end of the month, as regional tensions rise in the Middle East after the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities, public broadcaster NHK said.
It was during a meeting with members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that Abe repeated his intention of speaking with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, according to NHK.
Abe added that he would travel to Belgium after the UNGA session and meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, NHK said.