Pakistan

Pakistan’s opposition party demands for publicizing of Bin Laden presence report

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KABUL/ISLAMABAD: An opposition party senator in Pakistan has stressed on the federal government to publicize the report to clarify confusions regarding the presence of the slain al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden in the garrison town of Abbottabad. Bin Laden was killed in a May, 2011 assault launched by the US Special Forces in Pakistan’s Abbottabad. “The puzzling event regarding the ...

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Presence of Osama in Pakistan be discussed, says former prime minister Gilani

Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani is interviewed by Newsweek journalists at Prime Minister's House, Islamabad, Pakistan on Dec 17, 2011.

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said on Friday that visas issued to Americans during his tenure is a non-issue and was brought to the limelight to divert attention from other issues which matter. Addressing a press conference in Multan, Gilani said, “This letter that has been leaked has a set of conditions that can be ...

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Pakistani parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of military courts

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The Pakistani parliament on Tuesday evening passed the 28th Constitutional Amendment Bill to reinstate military courts with 255 votes in favour and four against, surpassing the two-thirds majority required for the measure. The bill, presented by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid, states on the outset that “an extraordinary situation and circumstances still exist which demand continuation of the ...

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Nawaz orders immediate opening of Pak-Afghan routes

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Shrif has ordered for an immediate opening of the routes located along the Durand Line connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan. According to a statement released by the Prime Minister House of Pakistan, the decision to reopen the routes was taken as a gesture of goodwill. The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal confirmed that ...

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Crossing-point closure: Pakistan misses Kinnow export target

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KABUL: The export of Kinnow to Afghanistan was badly affected due to the month long closure of crossing points on the Durand Line allowing the export target of 300,000 tonnes to be missed this year, a media report said on Saturday. Ahmad Jawad, chairman of the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Regional Standing Committee on Horticulture ...

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Religion of peace in Pakistan

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Pakistan is becoming more and more dangerous both for Muslims and non-Muslims. The most important for a person is survival, why to live in a place where there is a threat to your survival. If the blasphemy law is not reviewed by the state it will give birth to severe problems. The people of Pakistan are adopting extremist mindset, if ...

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Cross border closure is short-term decision: Pakistani diplomat

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KABUL: Pakistan’s new ambassador to United States, Aizaz Chaudhry has said that closure of crossing points with Afghanistan is a temporary decision which is a part of counter-terrorism strategy to block infiltration of terrorists. He said: “This is border management, necessary to combat terrorists.” Speaking to reporters in Washington D.C., Chaudhry called on Kabul’s government to jointly manage the British-era ...

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Put full end to Afghan refugees persecution: Pashtun leader Asfandyar Wali Khan told PM Sharif

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KABUL: The Pashun nationalist has came hard over Pakistan’s duplicity policy against Pashtun communities and Afghan refugee living in Punjab province. The Chief of Awami National Party (ANP), Asfandyar Wali Khan has sent a letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, complaining against the ongoing harassment of Pashtuns and Afghan refugees by the Punjab police. The letter highlighted ...

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Husain Haqqani claims his ‘connections’ led US to kill Osama

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WASHINGTON: Pakis­tan’s former US ambassador Husain Haqqani has claimed that his ‘connections’ with the Obama administration enabled the United States to target and kill Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. In an article published in The Washington Post on Friday, Mr Haqqani defended the Trump team’s contacts with Russia during and after the 2016 US presidential elections and said he ...

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Bill to name ‘untrustworthy ally’ Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism introduced in US Congress

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An influential US Congressman yesterday introduced a strongly worded bill in Congress to declare “untrustworthy ally” Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism. “Not only is Pakistan an untrustworthy ally, Islamabad has also aided and abetted enemies of the United States for years,” said Congressman Ted Poe, who is Chair of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism. “From harboring Osama bin Laden ...

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