Archive for the ‘Pakistan’ Category

Amid a Diplomatic Spat with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan Rethinks Its Foreign Policy

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Amid a Diplomatic Spat with Saudi Arabia, Pakistan Rethinks Its Foreign Policy

The historically close relationship between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia hit a snag recently over differences in how to address India’s decision last year to revoke the special autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir, a Muslim-majority state that is also claimed by Pakistan.

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Can Pakistan Reboot Its ‘Belt and Road’ Partnership With China?

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Comments Off on Can Pakistan Reboot Its ‘Belt and Road’ Partnership With China?

After a series of setbacks, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a multibillion-dollar assortment of infrastructure projects that constitutes the Pakistani component of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, is poised for a resurgence.

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The Road to Peace In Afghanistan no Longer Runs Through Pakistan

Monday, September 21, 2020 Comments Off on The Road to Peace In Afghanistan no Longer Runs Through Pakistan

Toward the end of August, a delegation from the Afghan Taliban led by the group’s deputy, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, travelled to Islamabad. There, they met with Pakistan’s foreign minister and head of its Inter-Services Intelligence, the military’s intelligence wing. The first gathering, held at Pakistan’s Foreign Office, was meant to give boost to an […]

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Pakistan needs a new policy for the Middle East to tackle the new realities

Monday, September 14, 2020 Comments Off on Pakistan needs a new policy for the Middle East to tackle the new realities

The rapidly shifting geopolitical realities, especially the current circumstances in South Asia, behove Pakistan to treat the Kashmir issue as its top priority; thankfully, Islamabad is doing that. The recent statement by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi concerning the establishment of an alternative Muslim bloc to deal with the Kashmir issue — in the face […]

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Saudi Arabia ends loan and oil supply to Pakistan over its criticism of OIC on Kashmir

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Comments Off on Saudi Arabia ends loan and oil supply to Pakistan over its criticism of OIC on Kashmir

Saudi Arabia has ended a loan and oil supply to Pakistan due to the South Asian nation’s criticism that the Saudi-led Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is not doing enough to pressure India on the Kashmir issue, marking a new milestone in the deteriorating relations between the two allies.

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Israel Threatens Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Ditches Pakistan on Kashmir

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Comments Off on Israel Threatens Pakistan and Saudi Arabia Ditches Pakistan on Kashmir

The day when Lebanon blasts occurred i.e. August 4, 2020, the same day a news was floated that Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is clandestinely pursuing a nuclear-agenda with the help of China 1, only three days later on August 7, 2020, another headline donned the world media that the KSA Crown Prince MbS on […]

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Turkey to oppose Pakistan blacklisting at anti-terrorism finance meet

Thursday, February 20, 2020 Comments Off on Turkey to oppose Pakistan blacklisting at anti-terrorism finance meet

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off a terrorism financing blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter “political pressure” from Islamabad’s critics.

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Pakistan’s PM vows to respond to any aggression in Kashmir

Saturday, August 17, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan’s PM vows to respond to any aggression in Kashmir

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned India that Pakistan is prepared to respond to any aggression in the disputed region of Kashmir as tensions skyrocketed between the nuclear-armed rivals in the wake of New Delhi’s revocation of the autonomy of the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

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Pakistan Says Iran-Based Group Behind Deadly Attack

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan Says Iran-Based Group Behind Deadly Attack

Pakistan has urged Iran to take action against terrorist groups believed to be behind the killing of 14 soldiers earlier this week.

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Pakistan arrests ‘last terrorist at large’ in Daniel Pearl killing

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan arrests ‘last terrorist at large’ in Daniel Pearl killing

Counter-terrorism officials in Islamabad have confirmed that the remaining terrorist sought in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl has been taken into custody. Azim Jan, a commander of the TTP, the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, an offshoot of al-Qaeda, was apprehended on Friday in a joint operation headed by Pakistan Security Forces.

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Pakistan dismisses Indian terror dossier as mostly ‘social media content’

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan dismisses Indian terror dossier as mostly ‘social media content’

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Pakistan on Thursday dismissed a dossier handed over by India in the wake of a suicide attack that nearly sparked a full-blown conflict earlier this month, saying the allegation that Pakistani groups were involved was unsubstantiated. At least 40 Indian security personnel were killed when a suicide bomber from Pakistan-based militant […]

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Pakistan, China Slam Fresh US Anti-Terror Move in UN

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan, China Slam Fresh US Anti-Terror Move in UN

Iran is doubling down on its explosive investment in Gaza: Islamic Jihad. An impoverished Hamas faces a militant, rejectionist and increasingly untamable rival, flush with cash and determined to trigger war with Israel ISLAMABAD — China and Pakistan are criticizing the United States for bypassing established mechanisms and submitting a draft resolution directly in the […]

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Pakistan Seeks More Proof From India in Kashmir Attack Probe

Saturday, March 30, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan Seeks More Proof From India in Kashmir Attack Probe

Pakistan said Wednesday it has sought more evidence from India to determine whether any Pakistani nationals had played a role in last month’s deadly Kashmir bombing that pushed the nuclear-armed rival nations to the brink of war. New Delhi submitted its dossier of evidence to Islamabad a month ago, linking the Pakistan-based outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) […]

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Pakistan PM: Afghan Peace Within Reach

Thursday, March 21, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan PM: Afghan Peace Within Reach

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday that peace in Afghanistan is “around the corner,” citing ongoing negotiations between the United States and Taliban insurgents.

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China Blocks U.N. Vote to Blacklist Pakistani Militant Leader

Monday, March 18, 2019 Comments Off on China Blocks U.N. Vote to Blacklist Pakistani Militant Leader

China on Wednesday blocked a United Nations Security Council measure that would have blacklisted the Pakistani founder of Jaish-e-Mohammed, the militant group that nearly brought South Asia to the brink of war last month after one of its suicide bombers attacked Indian forces.

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Pakistan PM’s political party welcomes Harakat-ul-Mujahideen emir into ranks

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan PM’s political party welcomes Harakat-ul-Mujahideen emir into ranks

Maulana Fazlur Rehman Khalil and his supporters voice their support for Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party in July 2018, and not today as originally reported. Paragephs 1 and 3 have been updated to reflect the change.

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Pakistan seizes religious schools in intensified crackdown on militants

Saturday, March 9, 2019 Comments Off on Pakistan seizes religious schools in intensified crackdown on militants

Pakistan intensified its crackdown against Islamist militants on Thursday, with the government announcing it had taken control of 182 religious schools and detained more than 100 people as part of its push against banned groups.

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The Kashmir Question:Made in India

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Comments Off on The Kashmir Question:Made in India

It has been stated before that when there is no political will to resolve a long pending dispute then ‘all roads can lead to hell’. Loss of 49 CRPF soldier’s lives in a sucide attack augurs ill. Despite massive military and security apparatus deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, no one had any clue that a […]

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India Promises Strong Response to Kashmir Attack

Monday, February 18, 2019 Comments Off on India Promises Strong Response to Kashmir Attack

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed a strong response to a deadly attack on security personnel in Indian Kashmir as New Delhi said that there was “incontrovertible evidence” that Pakistan had a “direct hand” in the assault and called for its complete isolation.

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Afghan president felicitates Imran Khan on poll victory; extends invitation

Monday, July 30, 2018 Comments Off on Afghan president felicitates Imran Khan on poll victory; extends invitation

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on his victory in the general election…“I extended an open invitation to Mr Khan and he expressed his wishes to visit Kabul soon,” he added.

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International Conference of News Agencies kicks off in Pakistan

Monday, May 14, 2018 Comments Off on International Conference of News Agencies kicks off in Pakistan

The International Conference of News Agencies (ICNA) kicked off on Sunday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad…20 national news agencies from Arab and foreign countries are participating in the ICNA. It coincides with the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s Independence Day.

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Afghanistan, Pakistan, US express commitment to eradicate Daesh

Friday, September 15, 2017 Comments Off on Afghanistan, Pakistan, US express commitment to eradicate Daesh

Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States expressed their commitment to eliminate Daesh from the region, which could best be achieved through information sharing, complementary efforts and enhanced cooperation. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the tripartite (Pakistan, Afghanistan, United States) counter Daesh and Pak-Afghan bilateral military cooperation

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Afghanistan, Pakistan to discuss peace on sidelines of UN meeting

Thursday, September 7, 2017 Comments Off on Afghanistan, Pakistan to discuss peace on sidelines of UN meeting

The foreign ministers of Afghanistan and Pakistan will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations meeting in New York within the next two weeks, the Afghan Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday. Pakistani Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif and the acting foreign minister of Afghanistan, Salahuddin Rabbani, discussed the upcoming meeting in a phone call on […]

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US withholds $50m military reimbursements to Pakistan

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Comments Off on US withholds $50m military reimbursements to Pakistan

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 on UN Secretary-General condemns Lahore blast

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 on Pakistan, China discuss ways to achieve Afghan peace

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 on UN chief: dialogue is the solution to Kashmir issue

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 on Afghanistan, Pakistan agree on joint border operations

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 on McCain calls on India, Pakistan to solve Kashmir dispute

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

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

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 on UN chief says Nawaz, Modi meetings will solve Kashmir dispute

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 on Pakistan: Daesh presence in Afghanistan is concerning

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 on China, Pakistan agree to fight terrorism together

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 on Pakistan PM, Saudi King discuss middle east crisis

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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