America suspends entire security aid to Pakistan


STATE Department spokesperson Heather Nauert says suspension will remain in effect until Pakistan ‘takes decisive action’ against groups such as Taliban that are ‘destabilising the region and targeting US personnel’. WASHINGTON: The Trump administration announced on Thursday it is suspending its entire security assistance to Pakistan until it proves its commitment to fight all terrorist groups operating in the region. ...

Read More »

Pakistan: Civil-military divide over militants

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

My advice on changing Pakistan’s security policies was maligned as Dawn leaks to question my patriotism: Nawaz Sharif Most Pakistani officials and politicians have united in condemning and opposing U.S. President Donald Trump’s pronouncement that instead of extending antiterrorism cooperation with Washington, Islamabad has misled U.S leaders through “lies and deceit.” But ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged some soul-searching and called ...

Read More »

Pakistan has played double game for years: Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley - US ambassador to the UN

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration on Tuesday accused Pakistan of playing a “double game” with the US for years, a behaviour that was no longer acceptable. “The administration is withholding USD255 million in assistance to Pakistan. There are clear reasons for this. Pakistan has played a double game for years,” US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley told reporters in New York. “They (Pakistanis) ...

Read More »

US to announce further action against Pakistan in 24-48 hours: White House


Pakistan can do more to fight terrorism, and we want them to step up and do that, says Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. A day after Washington confirmed suspending $255 million of military aid to Pakistan, the White House said that further action against Pakistan would be announced in the next 24-48 hours. Addressing a daily press briefing on Wednesday, US Press Secretary Sarah ...

Read More »

Pakistan has given us nothing but lies and deceit, says Donald Trump


Accusing Pakistan of giving safe haven to terrorists the US hunts in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump on Monday said such a behavior was no longer tolerable. “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” Trump said in a tweet Monday morning. “They ...

Read More »

US to withhold $255m military fund for Pakistan over Haqqani network


The US government plans to withhold $255 million in military fund to Pakistan as Washington is skeptical the country (Pakistan) has not taken serious steps against the terror networks, particularly the notorious Haqqani terrorist network, it has been reported. The New York Times on Saturday reported that the administration of the President Donald Trump was “contemplating withholding” $255m in aid ...

Read More »

Nawaz betrayed Pashtuns over CPEC and KP-FATA merger: Asfandyar Wali Khan


The ANP leader said the dream of restoring peace in Pakistan won’t become a reality without restoring peace in Afghanistan. CHARSADDA: Awami National Party central president Asfandyar Wali Khan while condemning the policies of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government and its leader and former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, accused he and his government betrayed Pakhtuns in the country. Asfandyar ...

Read More »

ANP would not tolerate any delay to merge Fata with Khyber-Pashtunkhwa, says Asfandyar Wali Khan


PESHAWAR: Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan on Friday said the federal government should merge Fata with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa before the 2018 general elections otherwise it should be ready to face consequences. “If the government doesn’t give tribal people representation in the KP Assembly in the upcoming elections, our party will not tolerate it,” he warned while addressing a ...

Read More »

‘Pakistan should apologize to Bangladesh for the horrific brutalities in 1971’

Namia Akhtar

HEIDELBERG: Message of a Bengali student to Pakistan: “Pakistan should apologize to Bangladesh for the horrific brutalities in 1971. This would facilitate a rather peaceful South Asian neighbourhood.” “Pakistan is a failing state, the secular nature of Bangladesh makes it a better country to live in,” says Namia Akhtar. The interview is conducted, recorded and edited by Aurang Zeb Khan ...

Read More »

Amnesty International demands recovery of missing social activist Raza Khan

Raza Khan 02

International rights organisation Amnesty International, in a statement issued on Wednesday, has demanded that the Pakistani government immediately ensure the recovery of missing Lahore-based activist Raza Khan. “The Pakistani authorities must take all measures as may be necessary to investigate Raza Khan’s fate immediately,” Amnesty’s Deputy South Asia Director Dinushika Dissanayake said. “Scarcely does a week go by without Amnesty International ...

Read More »