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German envoy after Bill Gates writes to Pakistan PM Imran


German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler has expressed gratitude over Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates intend to invest in Pakistan’s IT sector. Kobler took to Twitter, a day after Bill Gates writes letter to PM Imran Khan and shown... More

Indo-Russia S-400 deal: Counter-measures by Pakistan


Last year in October, India signed an S-400 deal with Russia worth five billion dollars. Under this deal, the S-400 defense system will be delivered to India in the next two years. Naturally, this deal has implications... More

Game-changing Chinese missile to Pak could dent Indian Navy’s BrahMos advantage


A game-changing Chinese anti-ship missile, capable of flying at three times the speed of sound, could erode a key missile advantage the Indian Navy has enjoyed over the Pakistani Navy since 2005. An export variant of the YJ-12... More

Pakistan army voices concern over rising ceasefire violations by India


Pakistan Army on Tuesday voiced its concern over the Indian ceasefire violations deliberately targeting innocent civilians along the Line of Control (LoC). Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired 217th Corps Commanders’ Conference held at the... More

China-Pakistan Digital Corridor: A smart supplementation of CPEC


China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is one of the most important and imaginative projects commenced by the government of Pakistan More

Pakistan Army takes tank to 12,000ft world record height


Accomplishing seemingly impossible tasks with great vigor and determination has always been a hallmark of Pakistan Army.  Recently, it achieved yet another amazing feat in harsh conditions. With the efforts of an officer, a tank was successfully deployed... More

India and Pakistan cannot go head-on in conflict, PM Khan


Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that for two nuclear-armed countries like India and Pakistan, opting for an armed resolution is suicide. “The only way forward is dialogue. I’ve corresponded with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said... More

UAE hands Pakistan US$6.2 billion lifeline, but ‘drastic economic reforms are still...


Pakistan is set to receive a US$6.2 billion lifeline courtesy of the United Arab Emirates, according to a senior government official in Islamabad. The package, which will include US$3.2 billion of oil supplies on deferred payment, was finalised... More

New dimension to alliance with Pakistan: Saudi plans to invest in Gwadar...


Recently, the long-standing strategic alliance between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has taken on a fresh dimension as the Saudi government is planning to invest in Gwadar in Baluchistan province. Having expressed avid interest in investing in the oil,... More

UAE to extend $6.2bn cash, oil and investment package to Pakistan


The UAE is expected to sign on a $6.2 billion support package for Pakistan that will involve a cash deposit and deferred fuel payments after the South Asian country’s request for assistance to overcome its balance of... More

Pakistan-China joint military drills ‘Warrior-VI’ ends


Special forces from Pakistan and China concluded three-week-long joint military drills near Kharian district of Punjab on Saturday, a statement from the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Troops from Special Forces of Pakistan Army and the People’s... More

Pak army inducts A-100 rocket in MLRS of its Artillery Corps


The Pakistan army has inducted A-100 Rocket in Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) of its Corps of Artillery. The Inter Services Public Relations said that the A-100 Rocket has been indigenously developed by Pakistani scientists and engineers. With... More

Warmongering by India for domestic reasons: ISPR


The Pak­is­tan Army says it is prepa­red to respond to any Indian misadventure and sees a design behind the latest warmongering by Delhi. “The armed forces of Pakistan are fully prepared for a befitting response to any misadventure... More

Pakistan delegation departs for FATF meeting with action plan


Pakistan on Friday dispatched a Terror Financing Risk Assessment Report electronically to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) followed by a 12-member team to explain the action plan that the government intends to follow to come into... More

2016 surgical strike a ‘figment of Indian imagination’: Pakistan


Pakistan on Thursday again rejected the 2016 surgical strike as a "figment of Indian imagination", saying there was no such 'event'. The Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control on September... More

China’s missile export to its closest ally Pakistan a cause of concern

During the recently concluded International Airshow at Zhuhai, China displayed its CM-401 hypersonic anti-ship ballistic missile which re-focussed attention on China’s relentless march towards building its military strength in keeping with its avowed intent of being the... More

PM Khan, President Erdogan meet in Ankara; discuss strengthening economic ties


Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday welcomed Pakistan's decision to hand over schools affiliated with cleric Fethullah Gülen to a Turkish government foundation and declare Pak-Turk International Cag Education Foundation (PTICEF) a proscribed organisation. Erdogan said this... More

Pakistan asks China to diversify investments, PM adviser says


Pakistan is asking China to shift its investment focus from power and infrastructure projects to industrialization, agriculture and education as regards the China Pakistan Economic Corridor, a cornerstone of Chinese President Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative. Abdul... More

Trump ‘looks forward to’ meeting Imran Khan


US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants a “great relationship” with Pakistan and is looking forward to meeting the new leadership in that country. Donald Trump told his Cabinet colleagues in the same meeting that he has... More

Turkey, Pakistan enjoy growing commercial ties with defense trade


Improved trade relations between Turkey and Pakistan in recent years have gained new momentum with agreements inked in the defense industry. With the sale of ATAK helicopters and MİLGEM corvettes to be concluded in the next couple... More

Construction of warship for Pakistan underway


China recently started construction of an export version of one of its advanced warships and will deliver it to Pakistan as part of a major arms deal, according to China State Shipbuilding Corp, a large State-owned defense... More

COLUMN

The sorry state of Pakistan’s police

The imperial form of police infrastructure that Pakistan inherited was deliberately created to serve the British rulers rather than promote harmony, security and adherence to the law. The 1861 Police Act has never changed except for minor amendments. Even the new laws introduced by the provinces retain more or less the essence of the original imperial law. The persisting culture is to ensure that the weak remain subservient to... More

Bangladesh’s position on global terrorism index has improved: Australian agency CPES

An Australian outfit, Centre for Peace and Economic Studies (CPES), has stated that Bangladesh has gone up four positions in the global terrorism index, according to it’s ranking. Several other countries in South Asia have gone down in terms of vulnerability, including Pakistan and India. Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka have also improved their standings in this index. CPES has reported that introduction of modern education in madrassas, investment in... More

How the Taliban have become leading actor in Afghan peace talks

While the Taliban have established their domination both politically and militarily in almost half of Afghanistan, the consequent talks with the US and the way they have progressed show that they are already in a commanding position. They certainly have become the leading actor in these talks not just because they are the ones fighting the war against the US and Afghan forces, but also because they are directing... More

Exploiting Pakistan’s ‘Gold Coast’

The emerging markets of Central Asia require that a sea-land (south-south) dimension to support the north-south axis be added for expansion, otherwise all facilities and opportunities are likely to be clogged because of unplanned urban population expansion. The long coastline with stretches of virgin beaches and adjacent vast empty hinterland require well-planned commercial exploitation. It is personally satisfying that recommendations made in my articles of nearly three decades ago,... More

US withdrawal from Afghanistan showcases India’s hollow Afghan policy

When Donald Trump recently mocked India for building a library in Afghanistan, it signified a lot more than the fact that India is not fighting the Taliban as a US ally; it showed the actual limited presence of India in Afghanistan, although the Indian government has, as of lately, been busy responding to Trump’s jibe by listing its many projects in Afghanistan worth billions of dollars. But there can... More

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OUTCOME AND FUTURE OF BMISTEC? & WHAT’S ON THE BALANCE?


The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), held in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31, was “not fruitful” because of the inherent “weakness” of the regional inter-state institution,... More

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