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Gen Bajwa, Afghan President Ghani hold ‘constructive’ meeting in Kabul


The Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, Afghan media reported. General Bajwa discussed regional security among other issues with President... More

Pakistan planning to lay 135 km-long optic fibre cable to evade Indian surveillance?


Pakistan and China are expected to lay a 135 kilometer-long cross-border optical fibre network as part of the Long Term Plan (LTP) for the China Pakistan Economic Corridor project,... More

Pakistan is world’s fastest growing retail market: Bloomberg


Pakistan’s burgeoning youth and their freewheeling attitude toward rising incomes have turned the nation into the world’s fastest growing retail market, reports Bloomberg. The market is predicted to expand 8.2... More

No terrorist safe havens in Pakistan: Defence minister


Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir remarked that there no safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan. While speaking to the media in London, he said that Pakistani soil is not being... More

Anticipated dialogue: US to be given list of militant leaders


The government has prepared its strategy for the dialogue with a US delegation expected to visit the country next month and is set to reiterate its demand for action... More

Pakistan calls for joint regional efforts to combat terror, boost development


Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said Thursday that regional cooperation is needed to counter terrorism, as Pakistan seeks to build a stable environment for development. "All countries have to work... More

Being American proxy in Soviet war was mistake: Pakistan


Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the United States shares the responsibility for the rise of Jihad in South Asia, adding that Islamabad’s cooperation in America’s proxy... More

Balochistan’s development vital for growth of Pakistan, says army chief


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa while speaking to Baloch students in Rawalpindi on Thursday promised the army's support for development of Balochistan, stressing that the... More

Pakistan focusing on new diplomatic ties, foreign policy


After the failures of its foreign policy and unwanted consequences of the “war on terror” in collaboration with the United States, Pakistan now seems to be moving toward becoming... More

‘Indus treaty can’t be revoked unilaterally’


In its anti-Pakistan rhetoric following Islamabad’s recent diplomatic effort to highlight the Kashmir issue, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been whipping up ideas to scrap... More

Pakistan crawls out of bottom-20 in Global Competitiveness Index


Pakistan has improved its overall position by seven places in the influential Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum (WEF), crawling out of the bottom-20, but continued to... More

India maintains close contacts with TTP through Afghan soil: Pak FO


Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said, on Tuesday, that India has maintained close contacts with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and is using Afghan soil to destabilise Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported. The... More

Pakistan’s army chief to visit Kabul for talks


The Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Tuesday announced that Pakistan’s chief of army staff general Qamar Javed Bajwa is expected to visit Afghanistan in the next five days where... More

Pak. govt. against registration of Hafiz Saeed’s JuD’s political wing as political...


Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Tuesday opposed the registration of the political wing of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the Milli Muslim League (MML), as a political party, citing international pressure and refusal... More

ADB to invest $800m to improve Pakistan’s regional connectivity, trade


The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday approved an $800 million investment plan that seeks to enhance regional trade and connectivity in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)... More

Pakistan, Russia hold joint military drill


Gen. Bajwa will visit Russia in the first week of October as part of regular high level exchanges between the two countries in the past few years. Pakistan and Russia are holding... More

Pakistani Mission to UN strikes back: ‘India churning out operatives of mayhem’


A Pakistani diplomat told the UN General Assembly on Monday that India was sponsoring terrorism, as well as funding and arming terrorist organizations, to launch attacks inside Pakistan. “India is... More

Pakistan lobbying in UN to get India declared state sponsor of terror


Pakistan is lobbying in the United Nations to get India declared ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism’, Daily Express has learnt from highly credible sources. As a result of such a... More

‘India mother of terrorism in South Asia,’ Maleeha Lodhi tells UN


Pakistan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that India is the mother of terrorism in South Asia, reported the state-run radio service on Sunday. In her response... More

Pakistan, China air forces conduct joint drills


The "Shaheen VI" joint military drills between Pakistan and China are ongoing in Chinese region of Urumqi. "The Chinese and Pakistani air forces have cooperated in planning and implementing strategies,... More

An impressive debut: Pak PM Abbasi ticked the right boxes in his...


The newly-elected Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is on his first visit to the US to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The visit... More

COLUMN

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

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

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