Maqbool Malik

  • TISLAMABAD - The United States of America is seeking a political solution to end Afghan dispute after 17 years of its war.  Has its military strategy to fight war against terror failed or has the US achieved the war objectives over the years, and is now seeking a political solution? On the ...

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  • TIslamabad   -  Fate of audit report of three-member scrutiny committee of Election Commission of Pakistan on bank statements of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s foreign funding hangs in the balance even after more than seven months. The three-member committee headed by ECP ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The United States’ move to exempt India-backed port of Chabahar from new sanctions against Iran is being seen as a serious attempt towards skipping Pakistan in supply-chain to meet future logistics needs of US-led Nato forces in Afghanistan. Secretary of State ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As Pakistan and the United States are struggling to rebuild their trustworthy relations, Islamabad has recently raised once again Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s case with Washington. Dr Aafia Siddiqui, a neuroscientist and Pakistani citizen is currently imprisoned in the United States after ...

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  • TIslamabad - Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi said on Thursday the government will not show any leniency to those who took law in their hands and resorted to vandalism and arsons during the three-day protest over the Supreme Court’s verdict on Aysia Bibi case. Speaking in the ...

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  • TIslamabad   -  Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday denied that Pakistan had agreed to become part of any conflict in the Middle East in exchange for the financial assistance package from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “Pakistan has received an unconditional package ...

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  • TIslamabad - As bilateral relations between Pakistan and Russia are growing on positive trajectory, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has lauded Pakistan’s joint military exercise with Russia, saying that joint training is a great forum to reinforce existing relationship ...

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  • TISLAMABAD   -  The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is feared to shift large number of its registered voters to their permanent addresses after December 31 if they fail to reconcile addresses mentioned in their computerised identity cards (CNIC) and the places where vote is ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said that the Supreme Court judgment in the Aasia Bibi case is a legal matter and dragging Pakistan Army into it is regrettable. Talking to the state-owned PTV, he said that the government is ...

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  • TIslamabad - India has set out its shipbuilding ambitions with a clear aim to deny Pakistan fruits of its mega shipyard project at Gwadar, sources said on Thursday. Although New Delhi has yet to unveil the sketch of its shipbuilding plan, it has started a new 310m long dry-dock facility at state-run ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Michael Gahler, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to Pakistan on Friday welcomed establishment of a parliamentary committee to probe  allegations of rigging in July 25 general elections. Gahler – a member of the European Parliament ...

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  • TIslamabad - Following the recent increase in oil prices and depreciation of rupees against the US dollar, monthly operational losses of the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have recorded phenomenal increase of about two billion rupees, sources said on ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - For well over half a century, Pakistan has been making remarkable contributions to the UN peacekeeping missions across the world for sustainable peace and has gained a special place in the United Nations. This has largely been possible because of the commitment Pakistan’s armed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - President Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan’s nuclear programme is fully compliant with the rules and regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the country has no intention of joining any arms race. Addressing an international conference on ‘Global ...

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  • TIslamabad - Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that Pakistan is ready to take its bilateral relationship with the United Kingdom to the “next level” for mutual benefit as the country moves towards enhanced stability. “Pakistan is moving steadily towards enhanced ...

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  • TIslamabad - The Pakistan military on Wednesday appointed new chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) as the previous appointee completed his term. The Army announced appointments of seven lieutenant generals and posted them on various key positions, said military media wing Inter Services ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -   The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and its allies put up an impressive show to register their protest with the Senate on Monday against the arrest of party chief Shehbaz Sharif. The PML-N walked out of the Senate when the chairman allowed Information Minister Fawad ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The Asset Recovery Unit (ARU) of the Task Force on recovery of unlawfully acquired assets abroad headed by Federal Minister for Finance Assad Umer has stepped up efforts to track down illegal assets and crackdown on the culprits with an iron hand. This was stated by Special ...

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  • TIslamabad   -   Pakistan Army’s top brass on Monday expressed its determination to carry forward stability achieved through counter-terrorism operations. Chairing the 214th Corps Commanders Conference, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also hailed intelligence ...

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  • TIslamabad - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday that armed forces of Pakistan will never allow the reign of terror to return to North Waziristan District, once an epicentre of international terrorism. “It’s time for Waziristan and other districts to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Taking serious exception to opponents of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and CPEC, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday they would never succeed as this is an initiative for peace and development not only for China but for the region and beyond. “Those who ...

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  • TIslamabad - Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa reached Beijing on Sunday on 3-day official visit to China in a bid to reassure Chinese top leadership on the security and continuation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), as Pakistan believes its economic future is linked with this ...

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  • TIslamabad - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday visited the headquarters of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) where he received an eight-hour-long briefing from the army chief and the spymaster. The premier chaired a meeting at the top spy agency’s office during which he was briefed in ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Assuming office as Pakistan’s 13th head of state on Sunday, Dr Arif Alvi said he will fulfil all responsibilities towards the development of the country and not be a “silent president.” “I will play my role to improve education and health sectors of the country, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday ruled out any divide in relations between the civil and military leadership of the country saying our armed forces are our asset and source of pride. “Both are on the same page regarding the issues faced by the country,” Imran said while ...

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  • TISLAMABAD  -  The Senate was informed on Friday that government would soon devise its strategy about how to get Pakistan out of the Financial Action Task Force’s grey list ahead of next meeting of the international terrorism financing watchdog. “Prime Minister Imran Khan will ...

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  • TIslamabad - Greatly appreciating Pak armed forces’ professionalism, operational preparedness, contributions and sacrifices in war against terrorism, Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said the government would provide all resources required to maintain their capacity and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Tuesday told the Senate the government would give importance to the public opinion and public representatives in advancing Pakistan’s relations with the United States of America. “Pakistan desires to turn its bilateral relations ...

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  • TIslamabad   -  Three major political players, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led ruling coalition, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz-led opposition alliance and Pakistan People’s Party submitted nomination papers of their respective candidates for election to the office of the president ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - As the process of by-elections on vacant seats of National and Provincial Assemblies will start from Tuesday (tomorrow), the Election Commission of Pakistan remains jittery over use of internet voting (I-voting) for overseas Pakistanis because of technical complications. The ECP ...

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