Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category
Egypt’s Ambassador to Pakistan Sherif Shaheen called on Federal Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and discussed close collaboration between Pakistan and Egypt in the field of defence production. During the meeting, minister for Defence Production said that Egypt has long history and a significant role in Muslim world. He said that future cooperation […]
Libya’s internationally recognized government has decided to ban the entry of Pakistani, Yemeni and Iranian nationals to the country, according to Libyan official news agency LANA reported on Wednesday. The decision is based on suspicion of nationals of these countries joining extremist groups, including Islamic State (IS), the report said.
Describing last week’s meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif as an “important step forward”, the US has urged the two countries to create “constituencies for peace.” The Modi-Sharif meeting on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Ufa, Russia “marked an important step forward in lowering tensions and […]
Pakistan hosted a meeting between the Afghan government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan representatives in eastern Murree city near federal capital as part of the commitment to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process, said Foreign Office on Wednesday. According to Pakistan Foreign Office, representatives from China and the United States also participated in the […]
“Enormously concerned” over recent increase in tensions between India and Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to work out how to tamp them down, acknowledging that the latter had just finished a conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The increase “in the tensions publicly between […]
At least ten militants were killed in the ongoing military operation in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, said the military. A statement by the Pakistani military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that at least ten militants were killed in North Waziristan’s Datta Khel area as part of the ongoing operation […]
At least twelve militants were killed during precise air strikes in Pakistan’s northern Khyber tribal region on Tuesday, said the military. According to Pakistan military’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that fighter jets carried out air strikes in the early hours of Tuesday near the Pak-Afghan border, which is part of Khyber Tribal Agency. The […]
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan will continue its support to UN efforts for peace and stability in the world. In a meeting with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Dushanbe, the premier said that Pakistan is the largest contributor in UN peace missions. He said that role in UN […]
At least 19 militants including five commanders and seven soldiers were killed during a clash in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, said the military on Monday. A statement by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, “19 terrorists were killed, including five of their commanders, in an intense exchange of fire with security forces […]
At least 27 militants and five security personnel were killed on Thursday during a military operation in Khyber Agency, a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan, media reported.
Pakistan on Thursday expressed readiness to help in implementation of a UN Security Council resolution on Yemen which banned arms supply to the Shia Houthi rebels in the war-torn country. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting on the Yemen situation here. According to an official statement, the meeting was briefed by a high-level […]
Turkey and Pakistan have called on “all Yemeni groups” for a peaceful solution to the country’s crisis, while pledging support for Saudi Arabia’s actions, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on April 3. Turkey and Pakistan agreed to lend “all potential support” to Saudi Arabia in order to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of […]
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz that he will soon send a high-level delegation to Riyadh to discuss cooperation for the Saudi-led strikes on Yemen, a top diplomat said. Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry told a press conference late on Saturday that the delegation could depart within 24 to […]
At least thirty militants were killed in fresh air strikes by security forces in Khyber tribal region of northern Pakistan, said the military on Wednesday. According to the Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), those killed also included important commanders of terrorists. Two caches of arms and ammunition
US President Barack Obama has nominated veteran diplomat David Hale as the next ambassador to Pakistan. A career foreign service official, Hale is currently the US Ambassador to Lebanon, a position he has held since 2013. Obama named him for the post yesterday and if confirmed by the Senate, Hale would replace Cameron Munter.
Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful test launch of Shaheen-III Surface-to-Surface Ballistic Missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads to a range of 2,750 Kilometers, the military said. According to a press release by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the test launch was aimed at validating various design and technical parameters of […]
Pakistan will hold dialogue with India on all issues including the longstanding Kashmir dispute, National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz said today ahead of the Foreign Secretary-level talks next week. Talking to Radio Pakistan in Lahore, Aziz said that India cancelled Foreign Secretary level talks last year and now it took initiative to restore these talks.
Jammu and Kashmir’s new ruling coalition sworn in on Sunday has nudged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resume talks with Pakistan and Kashmiri stakeholders, including the Hurriyat Conference. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Kashmir’s People’s Democratic Party nominated 11 and 12 ministers respectively who took the oath of office under the watch of […]
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said that Turkey and Pakistan will “continue their cooperation and solidarity in the fight against terror and Islamophobia” around the world. “We have a common position regarding terrorism and all Islamophobic attacks in different parts of the world,” Davutoğlu told a joint press conference with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz […]
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned in a statement the attack on a Shia mosque in Peshawar in Pakistan during Friday prayers, which has reportedly killed at least 19 people and injured dozens. The attack killed Naveed Abbas, a Pakistan national working with the UN Department of Safety and Security, Ban’s press office said in […]
Pakistan and China Thursday reiterated their resolve to boost their existing ties and further deepen their cooperation in various sectors. Visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz made the announcement while addressing a joint news conference after holding a meeting at […]
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday arrived in Pakistan to hold bilateral talks, promote economic and trade cooperation and discuss the regional situation. During the two-day visit, Wang Yi, who is leading an eight-member delegation, will meet Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and is also scheduled […]
At least four soldiers were killed today when a vehicle of the security forces was hit by a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region. The remote-controlled IED hit the vehicle, killing four troops in Urmagai area of central Kurram Agency bordering Afghanistan this morning, officials said. Soon after the attack, security forces cordoned off […]
Pakistan today successfully test-fired a new indigenously developed cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to 350 km, bringing many Indian cities under its range. The Ra’ad missile enables Pakistan to achieve “strategic standoff capability” on land and at sea, as it uses extremely complex “Cruise Technology” that has been developed by only a […]
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that he wanted relations with India based on equality and mutual respect, values which are vital for peace in the region, a media report said. In a meeting with Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit in Islamabad, Mr. Sharif said that Pakistan longed for good relations […]
At least 76 militants including foreigners were killed in fresh air strikes on Tuesday carried by Pakistan military in North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, said military. A statement by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations said that precise aerial strikes targeting militant hideouts in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal agency killed 76 […]
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif felicitated the people of India on Republic Day and reiterated Islamabad’s desire for cordial relations between the two countries, in a letter to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. “Pakistan remains committed to developing cordial relations with India on the basis of sovereign equality, mutual respect and commonality of interests,” the […]
Pakistani authorities have arrested at least 9,000 suspected militants, including over 3,000 clerics, as part of a massive crackdown launched by security forces on militants and their sympathisers. The arrests were part of the National Action Plan (NAP) to eliminate militancy after Taliban last month attacked a school and killed 136 students. Up to 3,100 […]
Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Cemil ?i?ek during a meeting on Thursday agreed to further enhance interaction between the parliamentarians of the two brotherly countries and to share legislation experience. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 10th session of the Parliamentary Union of […]
Pakistan’s armed forces were going after terrorists ‘without any discrimination’, said a military spokesman in a statement to media on Tuesday. “There are no good terrorists. We are going against all terrorists without any discrimination of hue and color,” spokesman General Asim Saleem Bajwa, director general of Pakistan military’s Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), said. “I […]
The US and Pakistan vowed on Tuesday to intensify a crackdown on militants hiding in lawless border areas, as top diplomat John Kerry urged renewed peace talks with India to strengthen regional stability. Last month’s shocking school massacre in Peshawar by the Pakistani Taliban triggered global outrage, and sharpened the focus on militant groups hiding […]
The first round of discussions under Pakistan-United States Strategic Dialogue was held on Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the federal capital Islamabad, said Foreign Office. A press release by Pakistan Foreign Office said that Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz led the Pakistani delegation while […]
Seven soldiers of paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) were killed today in an attack by militants in Pakistan’s south-western province of Balochistan, a security official said. More than three dozen militants armed with automatic weapons attacked a security check post in Mekhtar area of Loralai district, killing seven soldiers, the official said.
Pakistan’s spy agency ISI chief Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul and discussed ways to increase anti-terror cooperation. It was second visit of the ISI chief in less than a month to Afghanistan and third since November 2014. Lt Gen Akhtar visited Kabul soon after the Taliban attack on an army-run school in Peshawar last month that killed 150 people […]
Pakistan military on Friday announced initiation of a process of establishing nine Military courts across the country following the passage of the 21st Constitutional Amendment. A press release by Pakistan military’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that process of establishing Military courts has been initiated.