Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

US withholds $50m military reimbursements to Pakistan

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Comments Off

The Pentagon will withhold the remaining $50 million in military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 after U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress that Islamabad had not taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday. “The funds could not be released to the Government of Pakistan at this […]

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UN Secretary-General condemns Lahore blast

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Comments Off

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Monday, strongly condemned the terrorist attack in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, and called for those responsible to be brought to justice. Guterres’ deputy spokesman said in a statement that the secretary-general extended his condolences to the families of the victims and wished those injured a full recovery.

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Pakistan, China discuss ways to achieve Afghan peace

Monday, July 17, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan and China have agreed to continue to work closely with the Afghan government to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. The agreement over the issue was reached after a meeting between Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing, according to a statement issued by Pakistan […]

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UN chief: dialogue is the solution to Kashmir issue

Friday, July 14, 2017 Comments Off

UN chief Antonio Guterres has reiterated the need for India and Pakistan to find a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue through engagement and dialogue, his spokesperson said. Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric’s remarks came when he was asked if the secretary-general is paying attention to the situation in the region or “we are just waiting […]

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Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on joint border operations

Thursday, July 6, 2017 Comments Off

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Tuesday said his country agreed to conduct joint border operations with Pakistan. His statement came two weeks after Pakistan proposed joint border operations against illegal movements. Ghani told a visiting delegation of the U.S. Senate led by Senator John McCain, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, that Washington’s support […]

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McCain calls on India, Pakistan to solve Kashmir dispute

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Comments Off

The visiting US Congressional delegation led by Senator John McCain in Islamabad has urged both India and Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue and asserted that peace in Afghanistan is not possible without Pakistan’s help. The US delegation on Sunday met Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and discussed bilateral issues, including terrorism, […]

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Afghanistan to call for more pressure on Pakistan at NATO defense ministers meeting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Comments Off

Afghanistan to urge “political and military” pressure on Pakistan at NATO defense ministers meeting on Wednesday in Brussels, Afghan Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The meeting would focus on the security situation in Afghanistan, more specifically, strengthening the capability of Afghan security and defense forces and counter-terrorism as well as the number of coalition forces in […]

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China’s FM, Pakistan official discuss ways to achieve peace in Afghanistan

Monday, June 26, 2017 Comments Off

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Pakistan’s prime minister on foreign affairs, on Sunday in Islamabad to discuss peace and stability in Afghanistan. During the meeting, Aziz said: “Pakistan has consistently emphasized that peace and stability in Afghanistan is in our interest and a stable Afghanistan would help us promote our […]

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UN chief says Nawaz, Modi meetings will solve Kashmir dispute

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Comments Off

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has suggested meetings with Indian and Pakistani leaders as a means to facilitate dialogue between the two adversaries over the Kashmir dispute.

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Pakistan: Daesh presence in Afghanistan is concerning

Friday, June 16, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Nafees Zakaria in statement said that there have been numerous meetings held by regional countries to address the rising influence of Daesh and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. He added the war-like situation in Afghanistan is going on for the last 40 years, and has given space to non-state actors and […]

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China, Pakistan agree to fight terrorism together

Friday, June 16, 2017 Comments Off

China and Pakistan on Friday agreed to improve security and anti-terrorism cooperation, to guarantee the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The agreement came out of a meeting between Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, and Pakistan’s Chairman of the Joint […]

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Pakistan PM, Saudi King discuss middle east crisis

Monday, June 12, 2017 Comments Off

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Bajwa on Monday met with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz in the backdrop of a deepening diplomatic rift in the Middle East, Radio Pakistan reported. The PM ─ accompanied by General Bajwa, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Adviser to the PM […]

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Pakistan, Egypt to enhance ties in defence production

Saturday, December 5, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Libyan gov’t bans the entry of Pakistani, Yemeni, Iranian nationals

Thursday, September 3, 2015 Comments Off

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.

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Modi, Sharif discuss bilateral relations

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Pakistan hosts Afghan peace meeting

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Kerry, Sharif discuss India-Pakistan tensions

Thursday, June 18, 2015 Comments Off

“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 […]

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Pakistan security forces kill at least 10 militants in North Waziristan

Thursday, June 11, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Pak fighter jets at least 12 militants near Afghan border

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Pakistan pledges support for UN peace and stability efforts

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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19 militants killed in clashes with Pak army

Monday, June 8, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Over 20 militants killed by Pakistani security forces

Thursday, April 30, 2015 Comments Off

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.

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Pakistan affirms readiness to help on UN resolution on Yemen

Friday, April 17, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Turkey, Pakistan pledge to support Saudi over Yemen crisis

Friday, April 3, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Pakistan backs Saudi Arabia over Yemen strikes

Monday, March 30, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Over thirty militants killed in air strikes in northern Pakistan

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Comments Off

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

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US names next ambassador to Pakistan

Thursday, March 12, 2015 Comments Off

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.

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Pakistan tested ballistic missile on Monday

Monday, March 9, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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India, Pakistan to discuss bilateral relations

Monday, March 2, 2015 Comments Off

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.

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Srinagar govt urges talks with Pakistan

Monday, March 2, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Turkey, Pakistan discuss cooperation on fight against terror

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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UN condemns Peshawar attacks

Friday, February 13, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Pakistan, China to discuss bilateral relations

Thursday, February 12, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Chinese FM visits Pakistan

Thursday, February 12, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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Four soldiers dead after blast in north-west Pakistan

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 Comments Off

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 […]

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