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Pakistan not begging for talks with India, tells Basit


NEW DELHI: "Pakistan is not begging for dialogue, if India not ready," Pakistan High Commissioner to New Delhi Abdul Basit said Friday, noting that talks... More

New railway tracks planned under CPEC


The government of Pakistan has planned major installation and upgradation of railway tracks under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, state-run website Radio Pakistan has reported. Under the... More

Donald Trump Expresses Willingness To Solve Pakistan’s Outstanding Issue


US President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday told Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that he is willing to play any role that Islamabad wants to find... More

Pakistan ready to hold talks with India, says Abdul...


Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday, in an interview with Indian TV channel Aaj Tak, said that Pakistan is ready for a dialogue with... More

FIH halts Pakistan team’s  participation in Junior Hockey ...


International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Monday disallowed the Pakistan team to participate in Men's Hockey Junior World Cup 2016, which is being held in India... More

General Javed Bajwa appointed as new Pak Army Chief


General Raheel Sharif is due to step down next week as Pakistan's COAS, or chief of army staff, when his three-year term expires on November 29. In... More

President Erdogan’s Visit: Implications for Pakistan


On a two-day visit to Pakistan last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a joint session of the Parliament for the first time since... More

Pakistan ready for talks but Kashmir must be included:...


Pakistan is ready for a dialogue with India on the condition that Kashmir dispute is part of it, Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj... More

New hope on Pakistan economy


Is the economy of Pakistan collapsing? Although, a report by International Monetary Fund (IMF) says, the country is emerging from crisis and stabilized its economy... More

CPEC investment soars to $55bn after new Chinese loan


Pakistan government has secured an additional $8.5 billion of investment from Beijing as part of the countries' joint energy, transport and infrastructure plan, Federal Minister... More

UN adopts Pakistan`s resolution reaffirming peoples` self-determination right


A committee of the UN General Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a Pakistan sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realisation of the right of peoples... More

Iran mulls a strategic alliance with Pakistan


  Iran plans to form a strategic alliance with it neighbor Pakistan. A sense of easy relation has been growing between Tehran and Washington since the... More

11 Indian soldiers killed on Nov 14, says Raheel...


Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said 11 Indian soldiers were killed on November 14 after Pakistan Army ‘responded to unprovoked firing’. The... More

Balochistan shrine attacked and FIR against Modi


On18 September, 19 soldiers killed in terrorist attacks in Indian-controlled Jammu and Kashmir, consequently, ‘the surgical strike’ by India (on 29 September) in the territory... More

 CPEC dreams come true as Gwadar port goes operational


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at a grand opening ceremony at the Gwadar port on Sunday marked the operationalisation and opening of trade activities at the... More

Ties with Trump’s America


INTO the void of uncertainty that is the policy outlook of US president-elect Donald Trump, has stepped Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. In congratulating Mr Trump on... More

Trump’s victory


THE American voter has demanded change — radical, wrenching and searing change. In electing Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, change is... More

Security and insecurity


There can be no doubt that the United Nations (UN) is an agency in need of reform at every level and across every strata of... More

UN SG concerned over situation at LoC


NEW YORK: expressed his concerns over escalation in tensions at the Line of Control and urged Pakistan and India to resolve all outstanding issues through... More

Pakistan opposes new permanent seats at UNSC


Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Dr Maleeha Lodhi, on November 7, said that Pakistan firmly opposes the creation of new permanent seats at Security... More

China to build two RLNG terminals at Gwadar


Pakistan has managed to get the two RLNG terminals deal at Gwadar done with China. With the change of the mode from built, own, operate... More

COLUMN

Eid and the culture of the travelling classes

The local grocer asked me if I was going outside Dhaka for Eid. I replied that I was totally urban with no village home to visit and wish or means to pursue fun and shopping in Kolkata or Bangkok or elsewhere. He was disappointed as many of... More

Talent and sprit running wild

Precariously making the cut for the eighth and final spot on the ICC ODI rankings, Pakistan came into the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament as rank underdogs. Routed by India in their very first match by a whopping 124 runs, almost everyone gave up on Pakistan. One... More

Better Late than Never

As they say, better late than never. One of the more positive moves of India's Modi government has also been one of its least publicised one. Perhaps because the move to ratify the UN TIR convention will not provide much domestic mileage. India has now ratified the... More

China looms larger than ever in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s top civilian leader – the State Counselor -- remains torn between Asia and the West. And a spat with the UN is pushing Myanmar increasingly into China’s arms. In the past month, the Lady – as she is commonly known -- has... More

The violent route to states’ reorganization in India

Although India has been a democracy with a plethora of institutions to solve political, social and economic problems through debate and discussion, significant domestic changes have come about, not through constitutional means, but through violence. Indian ruling classes, whether ethnic, linguistic or religious, have shown a consistent tendency... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Belt and Road helps Nepal diversify relations and expand trade ties

Despite a high amount of political pressure exerted by India, Nepal signed a Belt and Road initiative deal with China on May 12, three years after a preliminary agreement. It is believed that Nepal would... More

Dynamics of Afghan conflict

The United States has finally understood that it is not winning in Afghanistan and that it needs to forge a fresh strategy to attain its objectives. Its long-running objective has been to defeat the... More

Attack on Fakhrul sends ominous signal for politics

Having faced insulting comments and criticism from the ruling party, secretary general of the opposition BNP Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir had wanted to go and stand by the side of the suffering people of... More

A brilliant future for China-SL cooperation under the ‘Belt and Road’...

On 14 and 15 of May, The Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation was successfully held in Beijing. This international gathering brought together 29 heads of state and government, and 1,500 representatives... More

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Reaction to “Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade”

David Bergman, British investigative journalist based in Bangladesh, commented on a recently published column of South Asian Monitor titled "SOUTHERN EYE: Behind Hasina’s RAW tirade" in his facebook profile. "This is a fascinating and detailed article... More

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