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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 between the two nuclear-armed... 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 plan, new railway tracks... 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 solutions to its outstanding... More

Pakistan ready to hold talks with India, says Abdul Basit


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 India on the sidelines... More

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


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 from December 8 to... 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 his place, Lieutenant-General Qamar... 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 parts of the Turkish... More

Pakistan ready for talks but Kashmir must be included: Sartaj Aziz


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 Aziz told Parliament on... 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 after completing a bailout... 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 Ahsan Iqbal said on... 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 to self determination was... 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 nuclear deal struck last... More

11 Indian soldiers killed on Nov 14, says Raheel Sharif


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 Pakistan Army suffered 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 controlled by Pakistan. And... 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 port, a key project... 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 his election victory, Mr... 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 what the American voter,... 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 its operation. The Security... 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 dialogues. UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric,... 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 Council. Lodhi was addressing the... 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 and transfer (Boot) to... More

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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

India’s Afghanistan venture has its limits

Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More

Sirisena gets into political hot water as elections approach

Elections to the Sri Lankan local bodies and Provincial Councils are due in 2018. But President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe heading the Yahapalanaya or Good Governance regime in Colombo, not prepared for it. The lack... More

Lady and her generals 

"Aung San Suu Kyi and her generals” ran a headline in The New York Times, as if she controlled them. The fact is she does not but has to take all the blame for what they do. Two... 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

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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