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  • Pakistan: Over 32,000 arrested in anti-terror operations since Peshawar carnage 3 hours 32 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's law enforcement agencies have arrested over 32,000 people on different charges in more than 28,000 anti-militant operations in the aftermath of the Peshawar school massacre, the government said on Saturday. The arrests were made after the launch of the National Action Plan (NAP) in December which aims to...
  • IMF approves $6.6 billion for Pakistan in 3-year arrangement 8 hours 54 minutes ago

    Islamabad: The IMF has approved giving US dollar 6.64 billion to Pakistan over three years to support the country's economic reforms and growth, saying it has "abundant potential" despite the challenges it faces, according to a media report on Saturday. The approval enables an initial disbursement of about US dollar 544.5...
  • How could our Ex-Army Chief be part of Pakistan Day celebrations? Yesterday

    Retired General VK Singh, former Chief of Indian Army and now Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, attended a dinner hosted on Pakistan Republic Day also called Pakistan Day hosted by Pakistan's envoy to India Abdul Basit which included Kashmiri Separatists who want Kashmir out of India. Ever since the new...
  • Pakistan: 26/11 Mumbai attack accused Lakhvi challenges his detention, files two petitions 2 days ago

    Islamabad/Lahore: LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi on Wednesday filed two separate contempt of court pleas against the Punjab government, challenging his detention under a security act despite the court's ruling to free him. The first petition was filed in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). "The government...
  • Stethoscopes & AK-47s: Pakistan doctors live with daily threats by Taliban 3 days ago

    Peshawar: When Pakistani doctor Mehmood Jafri gets ready for work in the morning, the first thing he does is put his AK-47 in the car. Then, after briefing the armed guards at his home, he sets off for the hospital where he works in the troubled northwestern city of Peshawar...
  • Pakistan is in the process of offering India NDMA: WTO report 3 days ago

    Geneva: Pakistan is in the process of granting the Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) status to India, said a WTO report. The step would help in boosting bilateral trade between the countries. "Pakistan is in the process of offering India NDMA. Under NDMA Pakistan is expected to reduce its sensitive lists...
  • Pakistan to purchase 4,000 MW of electricity from China 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Energy-starved Pakistan will purchase 4,000 megawatt of electricity from China to meet its power crisis, media reports said on Tuesday. The country has been hit by some of the worst power cuts in recent years, shutting businesses and enraging the domestic consumers. China has offered to export 4,000 MW of electricity...
  • Pakistan plays separatist card, India underlines concerns on contentious issues 4 days ago

    Invited to celebrate Pakistan's National day, Kashmiri separatists landed up at Pakistan's high commission in New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi congratulated Pakistan but in the same breath reiterated India's red lines. India is making it clear that Pakistan can invite whoever they want for a party but Kashmir issue...
  • After attending Pakistan Day celebrations, MoS External Affairs VK Singh tweets on Duty, Disgust 4 days 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 4 days 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? 4 days 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. ...
  • 57 Indian fishing boats released by Pakistan reach Porbandar 4 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Fifty-seven Indian fishing boats, released by Pakistan on Sunday, arrived at Porbandar on Monday night. Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship Vijit and Rajratan entered the Porbandar harbour escorting 57 Indian Fishing Boats (IFBs) that were returned by Pakistan authorities on Sunday as a good-will gesture near Indo-Pak International Maritime...
  • Government asked me to go to Pakistan National Day celebration: VK Singh 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the government to represent it at the Pakistan National Day reception at the Pakistani High Commission. "The Government of India has to sent an MoS. They sent me and I went...
  • Cartoon of the day: Bilateral talks between India and Pakistan 4 days 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. ...
  • MoS External Affairs Gen VK Singh attends Pakistan National Day reception 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. Singh, former Army Chief, attended...
  • Abdul Basit's meeting with Kashmiri leaders evoke sharp reaction 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit's meetings with Kashmiri separatists and subsequent National Day celebrations invitation to them evoked sharp reaction on Monday from political leaders. "If anyone doesn't believe in Indian Constitution, then why should anyone talk to them?," said Congress leader Digvijay Singh. Another party leader and former Union...
  • MoS External Affair Gen VK Singh to attend Pakistan Day celebration 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Minister of States for External Affairs Gen VK Singh will be attending the Pakistan Day celebrations in New Delhi on Monday. The Pakistan Day is celebrated to commemorate the Muslim League's Resolution on March 23, 1940 demanding a separate nation for Muslims. Separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir will also...
  • Pakistan showcases modern weapons in National Day parade 5 days ago

    Islamabad: After a seven-year hiatus, Pakistan on Monday showcased its growing military might, including tactical nuclear missiles and fighter jets, at a joint tri-service parade to celebrate the National Day in a symbolic show of strength in the war against the Taliban. The Pakistan Day parade - marked to commemorate the...
  • Shiv Sena protests against Pakistan's invite to separatists on its National Day celebrations 5 days ago

    Mumbai: The Centre has come under fire from all quarters over the Pakistan High Commissioner's invite to separatists. Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena also carried out a protest in Delhi and urged the Centre to act on the matter. Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "Pakistan envoy's invite to separatists...
  • There are only two parties, no place for third in resolving Indo-Pak issue: Ministry of External Affairs 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Giving no importance to the invitation extended to separatist leaders for celebration of Pakistan National Day in Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs claimed that there are only two parties when it comes to a resolution on Indo-Pak issues. "The government of India prefer to speak for itself....
  • Modi greets Sharif on Pakistan National Day, says issues can be resolved through talks 5 days ago

    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...
  • Pakistan says India has no problem if separatists attend its National Day; Masarat Alam also invited 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Amidst growing criticism over Pakistan inviting Kashmiri separatist leaders for its National Day on Monday, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit claimed that the Indian government has no objection to the invites being issued. Playing down the controversy, he said that resolving the Kashmir issue is key to peace....
  • 7 J&K separatist leaders to attend Pakistan National Day celebrations at High Commission 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As Pakistan will celebrate its National Day on Monday, a seven-member delegation of Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders are in the national capital to attend the celebrations at its High Commission. The delegation will also hold talks with Pakistani officials. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has maintained that the...
  • Abdul Basit looking forward to Modi's visit to Pakistan: Hurriyat Chairman 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Sunday told the moderate separatist amalgam Hurriyat Conference that Islamabad was waiting for a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wanted to move forward on all outstanding issues before it took place. This was conveyed to the Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq...
  • Musharraf's party to contest Pakistan local elections 5 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf, who is facing serious criminal charges, on Sunday said his party will "fully" participate in local government polls expected to take place later in 2015. "We will fully take part in local government elections," said Musharraf who heads the All Pakistan Muslim League. He...
  • Ahead of Pakistan Day, India asks its neighbour to end 'atmosphere of terror' along the border 5 days ago

    Attari: Ahead of Pakistan Day celebrations on Monday, India asked its neighbour to end the atmosphere of terror, saying that New Delhi wants to maintain friendly relations with the neighbouring country. "Pakistan should ponder as to how long this atmosphere of terror ('dehshat gardi ki mahol) will continue. I want to...
  • UK court asks Pakistan to pay 150,000 pounds to India as legal fee 6 days ago

    London: In a setback to Pakistan, a UK court has directed it to pay 150,000 pounds to India as legal fees in the 67-year-old Hyderabad Funds case involving the Nizam's money while terming Pakistan's behaviour as "unreasonable". Holding that Pakistan has no "sovereign immunity" in the case, the Judge ordered...
  • Tackling terrorism leaves little time to take up developmental issues, says Pakistan PM 6 days ago

    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...
  • Seven militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes 6 days ago

    Islamabad: At least seven militants were killed and five injured in military airstrikes in Pakistan's Tirrah valley on Saturday. The militants were killed when Pakistani military jets targeted hideouts of banned outfits, The Dawn online reported citing security forces. Local sources said that for the past couple of days, hideouts of banned...
  • Resolve issues with India through talks: Pakistan foreign secretary 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistani Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Saturday said that all outstanding issues between Pakistan and India can be resolved through meaningful dialogue. Chaudhry spoke on the desire for better ties on the day Pakistan released 57 fishing boats of Indian fishermen. He said that Pakistan wants to have good...