Pakistan

Pakistan claims 3 senior Taliban leaders arrested for refusing peace talks

KABUL: The authorities in Pakistan have claimed at least three senior Afghan Taliban leaders have been arrested for refusing peace talks with the Afghan government, it has been reported. According to local media reports, the three detained Taliban leaders were among the group’s high ranking members, apparently working for the Taliban group leadership council. One of the detained militant has ...

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War on terror: Pakistani military, civilian establishments at odds

Islamabad bans journalist from foreign travel after he tells truth Islamabad has put the name of renowned journalist, Cyril Almeida, in the Exit Control List (ECL) when he broke the news on the differences developed in a meeting between the powerful military establishment and weak Nawaz Sharif’s government on fighting terror groups. Almeida in a front-page scoop published in Dawn ...

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Peace to Kabul lies in Kashmir: Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Kashmir Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed has said that peace in Afghanistan links to the resolution of the Kashmir issues and said a solution to both is required for peace. For the first time, Pakistan has linked peace in Afghanistan to the resolution of the Kashmir issue, saying a solution to both is required for ...

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Did you know? Saba Qamar just wrapped up her Bollywood debut in Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Maat actor spent her summer in Delhi, where she was shooting for her Bollywood debut film, Saket Chaudhry’s Hindi Medium. All the while the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) brayed for the departure of Pakistani artists from India, Saba was quietly working on her film with Irrfan Khan in the Indian capital. The actor says her experience wasn’t ...

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Nandita Das’ Manto film no longer to be shot in Lahore

NEW DELHI: Nandita Das has also had to adjust the shoot plans of her film on the writer Manto, parts of which she had earlier planned to shoot in Lahore. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Nandita revealed, “We all know that Manto spent three-fourth of his life in India but had to leave Bombay, the city he loved, and spent only his ...

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Leading Pakistani journalist banned from leaving country after report on national security

Islamabad: One of Pakistan’s most respected journalists has been barred from leaving the country after reporting on government concerns that the military’s support for jihadi groups was leaving the country internationally isolated. Cyril almeida, a prominent columnist and reporter for the leading Dawn newspaper, said he had been told he had been put on the “exit control list” days after ...

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China says willing to discuss ‘possibilities’ with India on nuclear group

BEIJING: China is willing to discuss “possibilities” with India on its bid to become a fully fledged member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), a senior Chinese diplomat said on Monday, holding out an olive branch ahead of a summit in India. India last month said it had held “substantive” talks with China on its attempt to join the NSG, ...

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Farah Khan doesn’t think Bollywood needs Pakistani actors

New Delhi : The Happy New Year director was asked, to have her take on the band on Pakistani Artists and her point of view was clear. “I think from now on, if you are saying we should not work with them, I say we have enough talent in our country and we should work with people from our country,” Farah said. ...

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Pakistan ‘shocked’ by India’s new Baloch policy, says columnist Tarek Fatah

Pakistan-born Canadian journalist and author Tarek Fatah, whose acerbic dismissal of radical Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood have won him fans and followers in India, says he’s an Indian at heart. Fatah, a regular in Indian television studios, says he sees no future for Pakistan with provinces such as Balochistan and Sindh struggling to break free. The founder of the ...

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No hope of breakthrough in ties with India under Modi: Sartaj Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan sees no hope of a breakthrough in relations with India under the Narendra Modi government, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s advisor on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz has said, accusing India of adopting a “hegemonistic attitude”. “Pakistan had been resisting the Indian hegemonistic attitude in the region and had been calling for the promotion of bilateral ties on equal basis,” ...

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