In a first, Russian military delegation shown around North Waziristan

In an unprecedented development, Pakistan Army on Thursday took a Russian military delegation headed by Deputy Chief of General Staff, Colonel General Israkov Sergi Yuryevich to North Waziristan Agency to give... More

Pakistan should raise India’s ‘state-sponsored terrorism’ in Kashmir at UN: AJK...

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider on Thursday called for the government to raise India's 'state sponsored terrorism' in held Kashmir in the UN Security Council. “Across the... More

250 Pakistani nationals, 1,750 Bangladeshis deported from India

As many as 250 Pakistani nationals and 1,750 Bangladeshis were deported in last three years from India, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju also said some... More

Pak Senate approves reestablishment of military courts

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Twenty Eighth Amendment Bill, 2017 with the required two-thirds majority, paving way for the revival of military courts for yet another two years, days after... More

CPEC centre of excellence launched

Pakistan Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal inaugurated work on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Centre of Excellence on Monday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Ahsan Iqbal said CPEC is an economic... More

Destroying Heritage

The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Friday, unanimously adopted a resolution condemning the destruction of cultural heritage sites and warned that attacks such as those carried out in recent years by... More

Aziz urges visiting OIC human rights commission to highlight Kashmiris’ plight

A high-level delegation of the Organisation of Islamic Countries' (OIC) Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) called on Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on... More

China Pakistan’s security concerns aligning up

China and Pakistan’s security concern in Asia & Pacific region is getting even more aligned with the recent developments. Due to strategic polarization relationship of Asian and south Asian countries, US-Pak... More

Pakistan’s ties with China not a zero-sum game, says envoy

Pakistan’s historic ties with China and its efforts to forge closer relations with Russia will not have an adverse effect on its traditional partnership with the United States, says Ambassador Aizaz... More

How Pakistan Is Planning to Fight a Nuclear War

Sandwiched between Iran, China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan lives in a complicated neighborhood with a variety of security issues. One of the nine known states known to have nuclear weapons, Pakistan’s... More

Moscow meet on Afghanistan reflects new regional game

(Exclusive): With Russia now pushing itself into Afghanistan and establishing contacts with the Taliban, a new regional geo-political game is appearing on the horizon whereby Russia, supported by China and seamlessly... More

‘Pakistan will soon be among top tourist destinations of the world’

The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) is planning to develop a helipad at Rawal Lake viewpoint for launching an air safari in Islamabad. Talking to APP, PTDC Managing Director Abdul Ghafoor Khan... More

Operation “Searchlight”

Despite the complex and demanding negotiations during the tumultuous days of March 1971, a positive outcome was possible and seemed near but it came to grief because of the gameplan of... More

Pak president offers dialogue to India

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain offered dialogue to neighboring India to peacefully resolve disputes including the Kashmir dispute which is the main irritant in bilateral relations. He made the offer during his... More

Pak president offers dialogue to India

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain offered dialogue to neighboring India to peacefully resolve disputes including the Kashmir dispute which is the main irritant in bilateral relations. He made the offer during his... More

China greets Mamnoon, Nawaz on National Day

Chinese President Xi Jingping and Premier Li Keqiang sent separate messages of greetings to their Pakistani counterparts on Pakistan Day, assuring them of their full support to have a better future... More

Pakistan is happier than India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh: UN report

Pakistan has left behind its neighbour India (again!) and other South Asian nations on the list of the world's happiest countries published by the United Nations. According to the World Happiness Report... More

NA passes military courts’ extension bill

National Assembly of Pakistan on Tuesday passed the 28th Amendment Bill 2017, which pertains to the revival of military courts for another two years. According to details, 255 NA members voted in... More

Pak-Afghan border re-opens after PM’s order

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday ordered the reopening of the Pak-Afghan border with immediate effect, a month after it was closed following the deadly Sehwan blast said to have been... More

Indus Water Treaty: Indian Delegates in Pak to Resume talks Amid...

The two-day meeting of Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) between India and Pakistan will be held in Islamabad on Monday. A 10-member Indian delegation already reached Lahore on Sunday. The delegation, which will... More

Stent scandal

Some months after a massive scandal involving the use of substandard stents for heart patients undergoing angioplasty at both public and private-sector hospitals in Punjab, the Federal Health Ministry has issued... More


Another hornet’s nest stirred

The Modi government has developed a reputation to stir a hornet’s nest where one can be and should be avoided. With less than a month to go for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Myanmar visit, one of his controversy-prone ministers has... More

Accountability across the board

Sharif’s utter contempt of the Supreme Court’s (SC) recent ruling, and by default the rule of law, was exposed blatantly for public viewing during his YATRA along the GT Road. This confirmed that the 1998 PML(N) mob attack on... More

Myanmar’s military launches counter insurgency operation against Muslim...

The Myanmar military has air-dropped hundreds of troops into the country's strife-torn western Rakhine state in preparation for a surgical operation intended to route out accused Muslim rebels and insurgents, according to military sources. The deployment of the 33rd... More

Kashmir: Produced by 1947, sustained by Indo-Pakistan thereafter

As Pakistan celebrated August 1947 and India celebrates and mourn both, Kashmir bled in a war called by many names since 1947. To India, Kashmir is split into two with Pakistan occupying one half and to Pakistan the story... More

Sri Lankan government’s multifarious dilemmas

Two years into its five-year term, Sri Lanka’s coalition government led by President Maithipala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is afflicted by chronic disunity; contradictions in domestic and foreign policies; and a marked inability to fulfill election promises. Given... More


Spiral into chaos  

Historically speaking, Balochistan in general and the Baloch community in particular are secular. Even in traditional Baloch society, the mullah is not a revered figure. Instead, he... More

Standoff with China prompts revamp of India’s regional policies

The denouement of the dangerous India-China military standoff in Doklam near the Sikkim border is hard to predict. But on the diplomatic and geopolitical plane, one definite... More

Squeezed by an India-China Standoff, Bhutan Holds Its Breath

India’s main garrison in the Kingdom of Bhutan sits only 13 miles from a disputed border with China. There is a training academy, a military hospital, a... More

India’s CEA declines Bhutan’s requests on CBTE

The Bhutanese government around two months ago, through diplomatic channels, sent a letter to the Indian government over Bhutan’s various concerns over the Cross Border Trade in... More



Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More

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