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Pakistan rejects Group of Fours’ demand for permanent UNSC seat


  Apparently with an eye on India, Pakistan envoy to the UN Maleeha Lodhi has rejected the attempts of countries to seek permanent chair in the UN Security Council. She said it was... More

Corps Commanders observe Indian ceasefire violations as threat to regional stability


A Corps Commanders' Conference, presided by Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Wednesday observed continued Indian ceasefire violations as threat to regional stability, the Inter Services Public Relations said... More

China blocks US move to designate Jaish chief Masood Azhar a...


China on Tuesday blocked a proposal by the United States (US) to designate Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist. The US, supported by the United Kingdom and France, moved a... More

Pakistan, China will jointly prevent terrorism & extremism


Pakistan and China on Monday held high level discussions to prevent terrorism and separatism and agreed to work together. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi... More

India not fulfilling responsibilities under Indus Waters Treaty, says Aziz


India has not been fulfilling its responsibilities under the Indus Waters Treaty, Pakistan Foreign Advisor Sartaj Aziz said Monday, amid Pakistan concerns over construction of new dams by New Delhi. In his... More

Pakistan second in hosting most number of migrants


According to the statistics given by United Nation’s (UN) high commissioner for migrants, Pakistan is second in hosting the most number of migrants with 16 lac immigrants living in it. Turkey tops... More

China-Pak businesses build ties on ‘Silk Road’


Chinese companies are in talks to snap up more businesses and land in Pakistan after sealing two major deals in recent months, a sign of deepening ties after Beijing vowed to... More

India diverting world’s attention from Kashmir atrocities: Gen. Bajwa


Pak Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that India was trying to divert world's attention from its atrocities against innocent Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir. The Army Chief visited Lahore... More

Duty to one’s Country


Duty is what one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation. Recognizing a duty means a person theoretically commits himself to its fulfillment without considering one’s own... More

Power of hope


A conflict ends when the people at its centre look over the precipice and recognise that compromise is a life-or-death imperative, said John Lyndon of OneVoice Europe recently in the context... More

PM Nawaz Sharif, President Abbas inaugurate Palestinian embassy in Islamabad


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President of the State of Palestine Mah­­moud Abbas on Tuesday jointly inaugurate the newly constructed Palestine Embassy Complex in the Diplomatic Enclave. The two leaders hoisted... More

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest


Pakistan Authorities have placed Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Professor Hafiz Muhammad Saeed under house arrest. The provincial authorities on Monday issued orders to place Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed under house arrest. The government... More

Pakistan turns down India’s invite to Speakers’ Summit


Amidst chill in Indo-Pak ties, Pakistan has declined an invitation by Indian Parliament and Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to attend South Asian Speakers’ Summit to be held next month. “Pakistan and Myanmar... More

Pakistan says US visa policy will harm anti-terror unity


Pakistan on Monday said the United States' policies under the new administration of President Donald Trump will affect international unity against terrorism. President Donald Trump on Friday put a four-month hold on... More

Trump’s travel ban


THE decision to temporarily curb all manner of entry into the United States for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has evoked a fierce backlash in many countries — though, ironically, not... More

Trump administration for aggressive policy on Pakistan?


The Trump administration is showing glimpses of a possible hardline policy against Pakistan. After Trump hinted at his stern attitude about Pakistan in a recent interview with ABC news, the White... More

Iran seeks strategic depth in Pakistan ties


The statement in Islamabad on Wednesday by Alaeddin Broujerdi, chairman of the Iranian parliament’s committee on foreign and security policies, while on a 3-day visit to Islamabad, to the effect that... More

FC recovers huge quantity of arms, ammunition from BLA hideout


The personnel of Frontier Corps (FC) with the assistance of intelligence agencies recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition hidden at the hideout of proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) in Kahan,... More

Zero sum game is up


The United Arab Emirates, historically close to all South Asian countries, is the latest among many traditional friends trying to make Pakistan aware of the futility of its zero sum competition... More

THE DAVOS CHALLENGE


The grave misconception that Davos is only a rich man’s club is sheer nonsense. A unique once-a-year opportunity Davos brings together the world’s most prominent politicians, Heads of State and/or govt,... More

TAPI gas project delayed by one year


The $10 billion TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanis-tan-Pakistan-India) gas pipeline has been delayed by one year as it was earlier scheduled to be operational in 2019 but on account of delay in achieving financial... More

COLUMN

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

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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

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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

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