SHAFQAT ALI/Agencies

  • TISLAMABAD - America’s security “failures” in Afghanistan are evident from events of the week when visiting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could not move out of a US military base and invited Afghan leaders to his “bunker” for talks, Khawaja Asif said ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said the country’s relationship with Pakistan was “extraordinarily important”, and that the US would work hard “at all levels” to strengthen bilateral ties. “Pakistan is critical...to the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Federal Cabinet on Tuesday approved five-year extension of the lease contract of Saindak Copper Gold project to Chinese firm. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi chaired the federal cabinet meeting here which okayed the extension of the lease of Saindak Copper Gold Project between ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Vice-President and Senator Sherry Rehman said on Thursday that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was panicked and hurling allegations at the PPP leadership in the Benazir Bhutto and Murtaza Bhutto murder cases. Former dictator-president general ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and the United States are aiming to revive the trust-level and friendship as Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Wednesday. The two uneasy allies were at loggerheads ...

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  • TISLAMABAD -  Pakistan has expressed grave concern over the use of ammunition containing chemical agents by Indian forces to kill Kashmiris and destroy their properties in Occupied Kashmir. “If use of chemicals in the ammunition is confirmed, then it would constitute a serious violation ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan yesterday reached a tentative peace agreement as Kabul promised to act against terrorists’ sanctuaries inside its territory but handed a list of 32 alleged training centres seeking action from Islamabad. The two sides showed optimism to settle the issues ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/BEIJING - China yesterday approved adding three major projects of Sindh province to the multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor. The decision paves way for inclusion of proposed Karachi Circular Railways, Keti Bandar and Dhabeji Special Economic Zone in the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and India were withdrawing more than a dozen diplomats from the other country after a spike in spying allegations from the two sides, further vitiating the atmosphere in the nuclear-armed South Asia. As many as six officials in the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/Srinagar - Pakistan yesterday rebuked India’s reckless reaction over the Uri attack in Occupied Kashmir where gunmen killed at least 17 Indian soldiers. The attack occurred when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif prepared to take up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Declaring liberation of Occupied Kashmir a ‘national objective’, Pakistan yesterday ruled out possibility of the Composite Dialogue with India without having Kashmir issue on the agenda. “Kashmir will be the core issue in any (broad spectrum) dialogue with India, ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday blamed India of spreading chaos in the region as occupant forces continued bloodshed in occupied Kashmir. Adviser to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz said India’s brute use of force against innocent Kashmiris – demanding their right to self-determination – ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Kashmir is once again threatening to pit Pakistan and India against each other as the occupant forces have unleashed a wave of state-sponsored terrorism in the held territory. Pakistan strongly condemned continued killing of innocent Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir yesterday as ...

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  • TISLAMABAD/Quetta - The brother of a man who was killed alongside Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akthar Mansour in a US drone strike in Pakistan is pressing murder and terrorism charges against US officials, police said yesterday. The same day (Sunday) country’s interior ministry said DNA report ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Complicated ties between Pakistan and the United States could be on course to become nasty after the Osama Bin Laden-styled US strike deep inside Pakistan over the weekend to kill Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour. US officials maintained they had no definitive proof of his ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Foreign Office yesterday said India was trying to ‘exonerate’ individuals suspected to be involved in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts that killed more than 42 Pakistanis and sought fair probe in the case. “It appears that the Indian government is trying to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday threatened to walk away from the F-16 jets’ deal with the United States if Washington did not provide the promised funding. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan could acquire jets from another country unless the US changed ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday slammed the gross human rights violations in Held Kashmir by Indian forces.Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said India was ignoring calls of international bodies against ‘grave human rights violations’ in Held Kashmir.He said the Organisation of ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and India yesterday set out on a journey to ‘peace’ as Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj landed in the federal capital to end the persistent deadlock.This is the first visit by an Indian external affairs minister to Pakistan in more than three years. It ...

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