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Sharif to hold talks with Saudi leadership on Qatar fallout

Sharif to hold talks with Saudi leadership on Qatar fallout

The results cover the period from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017, well before Saudi Arabia and several of its allies cut ties with Qatar and severed air links with Doha almost a week ago.

Qatar denies it has backed extremist groups and says the allegations are based on fabricated news and politically motivated.

But it was importing 80 per cent of its food from bigger Gulf Arab neighbours before they cut ties and is now in talks with Iran and Turkey to secure food and water supplies.

Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) Monday called upon the government to play mediatory role in ending the current standoff between Qatar and Gulf countries.

The US President insists Qatar funds and supports terrorism at a high level.

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE
On the diplomatic front, the leadership of Saudi Arabia and Qatar have had close ties with Pakistani leaders. Qatar Airways has been hit hard by the dispute, with 18 destinations now out of bounds for the airline.

Instead of stopping at ports in the UAE, where cargo would then be loaded onto smaller vessels, direct services to Sohar and Salalah are now reportedly operating three times a week.

He said: "Qatar Airways continues to operate to the rest of its network as per its published schedules with day-to-day adjustments for operational and commercial efficiencies".

The measures against Qatar include the banning of all flights to and from the capital Doha and shutting down the offices of the country's national carrier.

On 5 June, the maritime authorities in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain said they had closed their ports to Qatari-flagged vessels.

Boris Johnson has urged four Gulf and Arab countries to ease their blockade on Qatar over its alleged support for extremist groups and close ties to Iran.

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Mutlaq al Qahtani, a senior counterterrorism adviser to Qatar's foreign minister, said the decision to sever ties would not prove successful. In addition, the countries also issued a list of 59 individuals and 12 charity groups in Qatar accused of having links to terrorism. Qatar, which has yet to retaliate in the crisis, also could turn off supplies to those now opposing it as well, especially the United Arab Emirates, home to Dubai.

Speaking at the Embassy of Qatar in Paris, the minister said Qatar has no idea as to why Saudi Arabia and its allies imposed the blockade.

John Ashcroft personally will lead his Washington-based firm's efforts "to evaluate, verify and as necessary, strengthen the client's anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing" compliance and potentially lobby lawmakers and the media, according to documents filed to the U.S. Justice Department.

The emirate is the world's largest producer and exporter of liquified natural gas, but the wealthy emirate also relies heavily on imports for food staples and raw materials.

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As part of the measures against Qatar, Al-Jazeera has also been blocked in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain.


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