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  • Pakistan plane brings back over 500 stranded citizens from Yemen Yesterday

    Karachi: A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 502 passengers from strife-torn Yemen arrived in Karachi, ending days of agonising wait for families. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered authorities to evacuate over 3,000 Pakistanis stranded in Yemen after security situation worsened in the Gulf country. The first Boeing 747 jumbo aircraft was...
  • After attending Pakistan Day celebrations, MoS External Affairs VK Singh tweets on Duty, Disgust 1 week ago

    New Delhi: After attending Pakistan Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Minister of States for External Affairs Gen VK Singh on Monday night expressed his feelings in a series of tweets with #Duty and #Disgust as hash tags. Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the...
  • PM Modi should clear his stand on Pakistan: Shashi Tharoor 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former minister of state for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has left the nation confused over his stand on relations with Pakistan. Tharoor said the Prime Minister has to explain why he has been blowing hot and cold on Pakistan. "Modi's attitude to...
  • PM Modi advocates talks with Pakistan: Is dialogue the only way out? 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bilateral talks between India and Pakistan 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. ...
  • Modi greets Sharif on Pakistan National Day, says issues can be resolved through talks March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted his counterpart Nawaz Sharif on Pakistan National Day. He told Sharif that all outstanding issues between the two neighbours can be resolved through bilateral talks in a terror free atmosphere. Modi tweeted, "It is my firm conviction that all outstanding issues...
  • Tackling terrorism leaves little time to take up developmental issues, says Pakistan PM March 22, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said most of his government's time is consumed in tackling terrorism and the acute energy crisis which leaves little time for development works. Expressing strong resolve to eliminate terrorism, Sharif said the military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan that started in...
  • Pakistan releases 57 Indian fishing boats March 21, 2015

    Islamabad: As a goodwill gesture, Pakistan on Saturday released 57 Indian fishing boats that were in its custody. In a statement, Foreign Office (FO) said the decision to release the vessels was taken in May 2014. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited India at that time to attend the oath-ceremony of Prime...
  • Pakistan governmrnt, Imran Khan's party agree on panel to probe poll rigging March 21, 2015

    Islamabad: After months of hectic parleys, Pakistan government and the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf on Friday agreed on setting up a judicial commission to probe alleged rigging in 2013 general elections that were comprehensively won by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N. The agreement signed between the two sides ended more...
  • Pakistan convict dressed in white for hanging before last-minute stay March 19, 2015

    Islamabad: A Pakistani man charged as a child with murder was dressed in a white uniform, ready for hanging, and told to write his will before the execution was postponed, his family said on Thursday. Lawyers for Shafqat Hussain say he was just 14 in 2004 when he was burnt with...
  • World Cup: Petition filed against Pakistan's poor performance February 24, 2015

    Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing World Cup. The team has lost both their matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket...
  • Modi 'persuaded' by the US to resume dialogue with Pakistan: Aziz February 15, 2015

    Srinagar: The US is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reaching out to Pakistan on Saturday with his decision to send Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad, according to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister's foreign Affairs Advisor. Aziz believes that Modi was "persuaded" by the US and others to resume the dialogue...
  • PM Modi sending top diplomat to Pakistan in thawing of ties February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is sending his top diplomat to Pakistan as part of a regional tour, the first top-ranking visit since Modi broke off talks last year over the disputed region of Kashmir. The sign of a thaw in ties comes weeks after a visit to India by...
  • Fans gear up for India-Pakistan grudge match February 14, 2015

    Big screens are going up, TV sales are booming and even the Taliban are getting their transistor radios ready for the biggest grudge match in cricket: Pakistan against India. From the beaches of Kerala to the snowy Himalayas, from the deserts of Baluchistan to the tea plantations of Assam, hundreds of...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob February 13, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • India's permanent UNSC seat unacceptable: Sharif tells Obama February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: India's permanent membership in the reformed UN Security Council is unacceptable to Pakistan as it has not complied with UN resolutions on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told US President Barack Obama. The US President called Sharif on Thursday and both leaders discussed issues of mutual interest and...
  • Narendra Modi speaks to Nawaz Sharif, bonds over cricket ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to heads of the participating SAARC nations and conveyed best wishes for the event. Noting that five SAARC nations are playing and are excited about the World Cup, Modi said, "I am sure WC will celebrate...
  • Barack Obama calls Nawaz Sharif, discusses India trip February 13, 2015

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday called Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and discussed bilateral and regional issues, including his recent trip to India, the White House said. "The President discussed his recent visit to India, and noted the United States supports all efforts by both nations to improve...
  • Pakistan wants early implementation of TAPI project: PM Sharif February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Terming it critical for the regional countries, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he wanted immediate implementation of construction work on the $7.6 billion 1,680 km-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. The Prime Minster said this project - with a design capacity to supply 3.2 billion cubic feet...
  • Pakistan tests self developed cruise missile Ra'ad February 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed air launched cruise missile (ALCM), an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said. The Ra'ad missile, with a range of 350 km, enables Pakistan to achieve "strategic standoff capability" on both land and sea, Dawn online reported. Cruise technology...
  • Eliminating terror crucial for Pakistan's economic survival, says PM Sharif January 31, 2015

    Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan will win the war against terror at any cost, linking it to the country's "economic survival", and vowed to overcome the energy crisis. "All institutions of the country are united against war on terror. We will win this war at any...
  • Pakistan downplays Barack Obama's India visit, says it is busy with its own engagements: Sources January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Downplaying US President Barack Obama visit to India, an anxious Pakistan has claimed that it is busy with its own engagements. According to sources, US Secretary of State John Kerry had sent a stern message to Pakistan during his recent visit that it should act equally against all...
  • India, Pakistan must move on from historical events, resolve their issues peacefully: US January 13, 2015

    Islamabad: At a time when the diplomatic tensions between Pakistan and India are on the rise, the United States of America on Tuesday advised both the countries to leave the past behind and move ahead in resolving their issues amicably. Just after meeting Adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,...
  • Diplomatic stand-off deepens, India rubbishes Pakistan's claims of aiding terror groups January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The diplomatic stand-off between India and Pakistan is escalating with Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Asif on Monday accusing India of helping terror groups in Pakistan carry out "heinous acts". Asif further alleged that India has 'designs on Pakistan' and claimed that the Taliban has links with India. "The...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Pakistan making efforts to obscure challenge posed by safe havens: India January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply to Pakistan's allegation that it was carrying out attacks from Afghanistan soil, India on Monday said it was well known who was "upstreaming terrorism" and Islamabad was making an effort to obscure the challenge the safe havens pose to the region. "We all know, who is...
  • Attacks from Afghan soil have Indian involvement: Sartaj Aziz January 12, 2015

    Islamabad: Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz yet again blamed India for using Afghan soil to carry out attacks on Pakistan. He, however, also added that India's involvement in terror activities had decreased after the adoption of a joint Pak-Afghan policy to...
  • Pakistan-India Dosti bus service restricted to Wagah border January 7, 2015

    Lahore: For the first time since the Pak-India Dosti bus service was launched between New Delhi and Lahore, Pakistan has restricted its entry here and Nankana Sahib cities, citing increased "terror threats". The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation has said the Pak-India Dosti bus service will now on be operated only...
  • Pakistan announces Rs 760 million bounty for 615 militants January 5, 2015

    Peshawar: The government of Pakistan's restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday announced a combined bounty of Rs 760 million for 615 high-profile militants, including a Rs 10 million bounty for information leading to the arrest or death of Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. A combined bounty worth Rs 760 million for 615...
  • Pakistan government may shelve Musharraf treason case to placate army January 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Confronted with the challenge of deadly terrorism plaguing the country, Pakistan is considering shelving the high-treason trial against former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf in order to mend fences with the powerful army. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had initiated the treason case against Musharraf in December 2013 for abrogating the...