US vs Pakistan

  • US to continue civilian aid to Pakistan November 4, 2011

    Washington: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday said the generous civilian aid to Pakistan would continue despite the uneasy relationship with Islamabad as disengagement with it was not an option for the US. "As our commanders on the ground will attest, it is critical to our broader strategy that civilian...
  • US held secret talks with Haqqani network October 13, 2011

    Washington: Even as their killer drones strike at ranking members of the alQaeda linked Haqqani network, US officials secretly met leaders of the group this summer in a Persian Gulf country, in an effort to draw them into talks on winding down the war. Though Washington has publicly scorned the group...
  • US created terror monster: Hina Rabbani Khar October 3, 2011

    Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar held the US responsible for creating the 'Frankenstein' of terrorism. ...
  • Pak counterterror measures not effective: Obama October 2, 2011

    Washington: Pakistan's counterterrorism measures have failed to yield results in 2011 with insurgent activities gaining ground and operational situation facing the military in the country continuing to deteriorate, US President Barack Obama has informed the Congress. "The return of militantinspired violence after a fourmonth lull following the 2010 floods demonstrated how...
  • Pakistan denies relations with Haqqanis October 1, 2011

    Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said the country fights terrorism on the ground on a daily basis. ...
  • We don't support Haqqanis: Pakistan September 30, 2011

    Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Wajid Shamshul Hassan said there is not total breakdown of USPakistan relationship. ...
  • Osama's bodyguard freed by Pakistan: Report September 30, 2011

    London: Pakistan has freed a senior al Qaeda commander who served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden, a media report said. Amin alHaq was detained in Lahore three years ago by the InterServices Intelligence (ISI) agency. He had escaped from Afghanistan with the al Qaeda leader in 2001 and went...
  • US fear reflects in Pak allparty conference September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: An allparty conference is a rare event in Pakistan, and so the turnout at Thursday's show could be termed a sell out. From current Prime Minister Gilani to exprime minister Nawaz Sharif they were all there. The religious parties were also present in force and of course...
  • US pressure on Pakistan must end: Gilani September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: The United States must stop blaming Islamabad for regional instability, Pakistan's prime minister told a gathering of the country's political leaders on Thursday, as Washington stepped up pressure on the South Asian nation to tackle militancy. "The blame game should end, and Pakistan's sensitive national interests should be respected," Yusuf...
  • India, Pak banks may open crossborder branches September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: India is considering allowing in its territory Pakistani banks, and the neighbouring country is set to reciprocate, for strengthening bilateral trade. A common view was expressed by commerce ministers of the two countries at a FICCI meeting in New Delhi on Thursday. "The Reserve Bank of India and State...
  • Mullah Omar is beyond Pak control: Musharraf September 30, 2011

    London: Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar is beyond Pakistani control, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has claimed, describing him as "absolutely obstinate" and semiliterate. Claiming that Pakistan should tell US that it has compulsions of "national interest" in not cracking down on the Haqqani network, Musharraf told Telegraph that Omar was...
  • Pak using Haqqani, LeT as proxies: Mullen September 30, 2011

    Washington: General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is the most powerful man in Pakistan, according to top US military commander Mike Mullen, who said that the Army chief controls the military run ISI, which supports terror groups like Haqqani network and LeT, using them as proxies. Standing by his statement that Haqqani network...
  • ISI backing Haqqani network: Mike Mullen September 30, 2011

    Speaking to Fareed Zakaria, Mike Mullen remained firm on his allegations against Pakistan. ...
  • Pak civilian, military leaders discuss US ties September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's top civilian and military leadership held a nearly twohour meeting ahead of a crucial conference of political parties convened by the government today to forge national consensus on dealing with mounting tensions with the US. President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Army Chief General Ashfaq...
  • US, Pak ties likely to worsen: US think tank September 30, 2011

    Washington: The unusual decision of Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, to send a blunt message to Pakistan reflects that bilateral relations are in trouble and likely to deteriorate further, an influential American think tank has said. In a blunt statement, Mullen identified the Haqqani...
  • USPak ties worsen, Gilani calls allparty meet September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will convene an allparty meeting on Thursday to discuss the worsening USPakistan relations. Under fire, ISI Chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha, is also expected to brief the political leadership. A rally was staged by schoolchildren in Karachi against the US, who is considered to...
  • Pak will retaliate to any US misadventure: Report September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan has informed the US that it will be forced to retaliate if American forces attempt to launch a unilateral strike on the country's tribal belt that the US has said is a safe haven for Taliban elements, according to a media report on Wednesday. The message was personally delivered...
  • Pakistan, US must stand united on terror: Khar September 30, 2011

    Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar in her address to the UN also defended her ISI saying it had contributed in eliminating al Qaeda. ...
  • Khar hopes IndoPak talks will be uninterrupted September 30, 2011

    United Nations: India and Pakistan are engaged in a "substantive dialogue process" that Islamabad hopes will be "uninterrupted and uninterruptable" as it looks forward to resolve all outstanding issues like the Kashmir dispute, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday. "I am happy to note that both Pakistan and India...
  • Pakistan PM warns US on India tilt September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's prime minister warned the United States on Tuesday to stop accusing it of playing a double game with Islamist militants, and said Washington must correct a perceived tilt towards archfoe India. Yusuf Raza Gilani also said any unilateral military action by the United States to hunt down militants of...
  • USPakistan: Are the allies headed for war? October 1, 2011

    Hello and welcome to this week's edition of World View with me, Suhasini Haidar. Tonight the question, are those war clouds that are gathering over USPakistan ties hitting a new low with relation between the two countries that have been going down hill all year now? Just when it looks like...
  • Time to take strong action against Pak: Expert September 30, 2011

    Washington: The Obama Administration should take strong steps against Pakistan, including suspension of all US aid, if Islamabad maintains its defiant attitude and refuses to take action against the perpetrators of the attacks on the US embassy in Afghanistan, a US expert has said. "If Pakistani leaders maintain their defiance in...
  • Ready to work with Pak to combat terror: US September 30, 2011

    US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said that terrorism was a threat to both Pakistan and the United States and that they were committed to working with the Pakistani government to address it. ...
  • We have taken action against the Haqqani: US September 30, 2011

    Washington: Even though the Haqqani network is yet to be declared as a foreign terrorist organisation, the US has slapped sanctions against several of its leaders, an Obama administration official said. Denying reports that the Obama Administration has not slapped sanctions against the Pakistanbased terrorist outfit, State Department spokesperson Mark Toner...
  • USPakistan ties at a new low September 30, 2011

    US could expand drone strikes in North Waziristan, where the Haqqani network is believed to be based. ...
  • Pakistan will not attack Haqqani group: Report September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's military will not take action against the Haqqani militant group that Washington blames for an attack against its embassy in Kabul, despite mounting American pressure to do so, a Pakistani newspaper reported on Monday. Army chief General Ashfaq Kayani held a "special" meeting with his top commanders on Sunday...
  • Pak army chief cancels UK visit September 30, 2011

    New Delhi: As USPakistan ties plunges to a new low, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has cancelled his visit to Britain, where he was expected to meet UK Defence Minister Liam Fox. Pakistani officials say the visit has been called off because Kayani is a part of crisis talks...
  • Banned group warns Pak Govt against census September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: A banned Pakistani militant outfit has warned officials working as enumerators in the troubled Khyber tribal region that they will be "sentenced to death" unless they immediately halt their activities. "We will continue opposing government policies unless the government or its advisers begin talks with us," LashkareIslam chief Mangal Bagh...
  • Khar to return to Pak from US on Tuesday September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, asked by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza to cut short her visit to the US amid growing tensions between the two countries, will return to Pakistan after addressing the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Gilani asked Khar to lead Pakistan's delegation to the UN...
  • Pak snubs US, says no to action against Haqqanis September 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan will not take military action against the Haqqani network despite growing US pressure, even as the country's top military commanders have agreed on the need to deescalate the situation. According to media reports, these decisions were made at a special meeting of the Corps Commanders chaired by Pakistan Army...