NATO Raid

  • No more Abbottabad-like incidents: Gilani to US 22-12-2011 12:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan wants new rules of engagement with the US and an assurance of "no Abbottabad-like unilateral action in future", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said. The prime minister was referring to the May 2 killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by US commandos who carried out...
  • Pak talking again to US-led coalition: NATO 14-12-2011 08:59 AM

    Kabul: Voicing cautious optimism, the top NATO commander in Afghanistan said that he's seeing signs of a possible lifting of Pakistan's communications blackout imposed on the US-led coalition after NATO airstrikes killed two dozen Pakistani forces last month. Marine Gen John Allen revealed for the first time that he spoke...
  • Pak forces take control of Shamsi airbase 10-12-2011 09:21 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani security forces on Saturday took control of a strategically important airbase in the country's southwest after US military personnel vacated the facility in line with a demand from the Pakistan government. Pakistan had asked the US to vacate Shamsi airbase in Balochistan province after a cross-border NATO attack...
  • 'Pakistan has right to self-defence so does US' 03-12-2011 07:20 AM

    Washington: As a sovereign nation Pakistan has the right to self-defence, so does the US, the Pentagon has asserted amid reports from Islamabad that Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had issued direction that his commanders on the Af-Pak border can return fire without permission. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt...
  • Obama won't apologise to Pak over NATO strike 01-12-2011 02:26 PM

    New York: The White House has ruled out US President Barack Obama offering "formal condolences" to Pakistan over the killing of its 24 soldiers in a NATO strike, as suggested by his top diplomat in Islamabad in a desperate bid to salvage deteriorating ties, a media report said on Thursday....
  • JuD vows to turn Pakistan into 'Taliban state' 30-11-2011 02:40 PM

    Islamabad: Spewing venom, leaders of the Jamaat-ud-Dawah, a banned group blamed for the Mumbai attacks, have vowed to convert Pakistan into a "Taliban state" and to train youths to wage jihad against the US and India. Addressing a protest meet outside the Lahore Press Club on Tuesday against the recent...
  • NATO attack was blatant aggression: Pak army 30-11-2011 10:31 AM

    Islamabad: A senior Pakistani army official has said a NATO cross-border air attack that killed 24 soldiers was a deliberate, blatant act of aggression, hardening Pakistan's stance on an incident which could hurt efforts to stabilise Afghanistan. In a briefing to editors carried in local newspapers on Wednesday, Major-General Ishfaq...
  • US asks Pakistan to attend the Bonn conference 30-11-2011 07:21 AM

    Washington: The White House has asked Pakistan to attend the crucial international meet on Afghanistan in Bonn early next month. Pakistan had on Tuesday announced not to participate in the conference in Bonn in Germany in protest against the killing of its 24 soldiers by NATO forces in a cross-border...
  • NATO attack: Pakistan writes to United Nations 29-11-2011 10:14 AM

    United Nations: Pakistan has formally communicated to the United Nations its protest and condemnation of the NATO airstrike that killed its 24 soldiers and has strained ties between Washington and Islamabad. Pakistan's Ambassador to the UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon has written a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon informing...
  • Kayani a stability factor for Pakistan: US 29-11-2011 09:03 AM

    Washington: Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has received an unusual support from a leading Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who described him as 'a man of principal' and the stability factor. "The only thing that saves... that helps us is that General Kayani, who is in charge of...
  • US asks Pak to attend Bonn meet on Afghanistan 29-11-2011 08:52 AM

    Washington: The US has asked Pakistan to attend the international conference on Afghanistan in Bonn early next month as it was reviewing its participation in protest against NATO attack on its border posts in which its 24 soldiers were killed. The State Department spokesman, Mark Toner, told reporters that Pakistan...
  • ISI support to Haqqani network angered US: McCain 29-11-2011 08:30 AM

    Washington: Adopting a tough stance against Pakistan, a top Republican Senator has charged its intelligence agency with continuing to support the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups. "Pakistan's intelligence agency continues to support the Haqqani Network and other terrorist groups that are killing US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan, and...