CPEC passes through disputed territory: US


WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has informed Congress that it too believes the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor (CPEC) passes through a disputed territory — originally an India claim aimed at thwarting the development plan. The $56 billion CPEC passes through Pakis­t­an’s northern areas, which India claims is part of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir territory. “The One Belt, One Road also goes ...

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Pakistani military admits links between ISI and militant groups


The Pakistani military has admitted that the military intelligence of the country, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has links with the militant groups. A spokesman for the Pakistani military, Gen. Asif Ghafoor, told reporters on Thursday that the intelligence agencies have contacts with the militant groups, being part of the duties of such agencies. “Please understand, ‘having links’, and ‘supporting’ [armed ...

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Pakistan pursues zero-tolerance approach against all militants, Asif tells Tillerson


US: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif raised the issue of United States’s South Asia Policy with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and told him that Islamabad has pursued a zero-tolerance and indiscriminate approach in its campaign against “all terrorist and militant groups”, read a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Wednesday. Pakistan and the US shared a common desire for ...

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Dunford says ‘clear to me’ that the ISI of Pakistan has connections with terror group


The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States General Joseph Dunford has confirmed that the military intelligence of Pakistan’s military, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has connections with the terror group. Gen. Dunford informed in this regard while briefing the US lawmakers in the Senate Armed Services Committee. “It is clear to that ISI has connections with ...

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The lonely struggle of Mashal Khan’s father against the ‘narrative’ of intolerance


He doesn’t blame the accused men, only the “narrative” that brought them to where they stand now. HARIPUR: The ride along the reptilian road to Central Jail Haripur is claustrophobic. The shops straddle the road oppressively; the rush-hour traffic heaves. Only the roadside mulberry trees and the occasional field bring green relief from fume-laden air, however transitory. Arrival at the ...

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Afghanistan on agenda as Pakistani army chief calls special meeting of corps commanders

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The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reportedly summoned the corps commanders for a meeting a day after he returned from Afghanistan where he met with the Afghan President to discuss the issues of bilateral interest. According to the local media reports, the meeting will focus on issues related to situation as well as the ...

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India says major attack foiled in Jammu Kashmir after tunnel dug from Pakistan


The Indian officials are saying that a large scale attack planned for Jammu in Kashmir was foiled after a tunnel dug from Pakistan was discovered by the security forces. The officials are saying that the tunnel having a length of 14 feet was discovered by the Border Security Force personnel in RS Pura sector in Jammu district. A senior office ...

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Wall-chalking favouring ISIS appears on walls in military-controlled zone near Islamabad


RAWALPINDI: Five days after the flag of militant Islamic State (IS) group was seen in Islam­abad and a day after chalking of a local banned sectarian outfit cropped up on electric poles in the strictly guarded Pakistan Ordi­nance Factory area of Wah, graffiti of ‘Daesh’ — Arabic acronym for the IS — was noticed on a traffic signboard in the ...

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Pakistan’s FM admits Haqqanis and other terrorists are liabilities

Foreign minister of Pakistan Khawajah Asif

KABUL: The foreign minister of Pakistan Khawajah Asif has admitted that terrorist groups and its leaders like Haqqanis are liabilities in yet another gesture the groups were nurtured and have remained intact in the country despite growing international pressures. Speaking at an event at the Asia Society in New York, Asif said asked Washington to stop blaming Islamabad for the ...

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Trans people can use guru’s name as parent in CNIC


LAHORE: Transgender persons will be able to use the name of their gurus as parents in their computerised national identity cards (CNICs), the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) told the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday. It also told the court that the CNIC of a transgender person had been renewed while mentioning name of her guru as her ...

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