PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN

Provisional results of Pak census to be released by end of July


The government will release provisional results of the country's largest-ever population census by the end of July, Radio Pakistan reported. The information was shared by Chief Census Commissioner Asif Bajwa during a meeting... More

By naming Salahuddin, is Trump mediating in Kashmir?


It was like an Eid gift from US president Donald Trump to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi. The Muslims of the sub-continent were celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr on the night of June... More

CPEC going smoothly despite challenges: Ahsan Iqbal


Pakistan has been smoothly implementing an ambitious plan to build an economic corridor with China, despite experiencing some challenges, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal said on... More

UN has a ‘responsibility’ to resolve Kashmir issue: Pakistan


Pakistan said on Thursday that the UN has a “responsibility” to resolve the Kashmir issue, days after UN chief Antonio Guterres stated that he is engaged in bringing about... More

RAW spy begs army chief for mercy


Indian navy officer turned spy Kulbhushan Jadhav – who was sentenced to death on charges of terrorism, espionage and sabotage – has filed a mercy petition to army chief... More

Pak army chief, Turkish president discuss regional security, mutual interest affairs


Pakistan Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and discussed with him matters of mutual interest and regional... More

U.N. Secretary-General joins chorus on resuming India-Pakistan talks


U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been “in touch” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over tensions along the Line of Control (LoC). The U.N.... More

Pakistan starts fencing Afghanistan border


Pakistan has started the fencing work along the whole Pakistan-Afghanistan border or Durand Line. According to Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, DG, Inter-Service Public Relations and Pakistan Army spokesperson, the... More

PM’s adviser says Raheel Sharif cannot be recalled from Saudi Arabia


Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Wednesday told the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs that former chief of army staff Raheel Sharif had... More

Iranian drone allegedly on spying mission shot down ‘deep inside’ Balochistan


An unmanned Iranian drone allegedly on a spying mission was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) JF-17 Thunder fighter jet in Balochistan's Panjgur area, official sources confirmed... More

We have to keep the door open for possibilities: Abdul Basit


Abdul Basit’s tenure as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India began in March 2014, a few months before the NDA government assumed office. The last three years have seen many... More

2 Naval officers gunned down in Gwadar gun attack


Two Naval officers was martyred and four others injured when unidentified assailants opened fire on their vehicle in the Jiwani area of Gwadar district on Monday, a senior admin... More

Army jawans respond with jubilation over Pakistan triumph


The historic Pakistan win in the Champions Trophy final has taken the entire nation by storm, be it citizens, politicians or our valiant soldiers. All of them have been... More

China lauds Pakistan’s support in fighting terrorism


China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with Pakistan's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Zubair Mahmood Hayat in Beijing Thursday. Hailing the traditional all-weather friendship between China... More

China, Pakistan hold defense and security consultation in Beijing


The 12th China-Pakistan Defense and Security Consultation was held Wednesday in Beijing. General Fang Fenghui, member of China's Central Military Commission (CMC) and chief of the Joint Staff Department... More

Jadhav case: ICJ rejects India’s request for six-month time to submit response


International Court of Justice (ICJ) has rejected India's request to delay proceedings for Kubhushan Jadhav's case until December and ordered India to submit a response by September 13, Attorney... More

SCO is not a platform to discuss bilateral tensions between India, Pakistan:...


China on Thursday (June 15) dismissed apprehensions that the tensions between India and Pakistan could disrupt the unity of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, reported PTI. China said that the SCO... More

FATA reforms essential for enduring peace and stability, says Gen Qamar


Pak Army chief General Qamar Bajwa has reiterated that mainstreaming of the Federally Administered Tribal Agencies (FATA) is essential for long-lasting peace in the region. “Our focus now is to... More

Are you with us or with Qatar, Saudis ask Pakistan


Pakistan has told Saudi Arabia it will not take sides in the brewing diplomatic crisis in the Middle East after Riyadh asked Islamabad “are you with us or with... More

India, Pakistan to gain from ‘Shanghai Spirit’


After being observers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization for 12 years, India and Pakistan were admitted as full members to the bloc at the SCO summit in Astana, Kazakhstan,... More

China, Pakistan to hold joint naval drill in Arabian Sea


A Chinese naval fleet, consisting of the guided-missile destroyerChangchun, guided-missile frigate Jinzhou and supply ship Chaohu, is paying a four-day friendly visit to Karachi, Pakistan. The fleet arrived here... More

COLUMN

Sirisena in a fix over release of Tamil Tiger detainees

With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises. Among... More

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

MOST POPULAR

READER'S VIEW

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