Pakistan

Pence reiterate Trump’s belief in meeting with Pakistani prime minister

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NEW YORK: The Vice President of the United States Mike Pence has reiterated the belief of President Donald Trump during his meeting with the Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. Vice President Pence in a statement confirmed his meeting with Prime Minister Abbasi on the sidelines of the UN General Abbasi. He said he reiterated the belief of the President ...

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Raza Rabbani terms President Trump’s refusal to meet Pakistan’s Prime Minister as ‘degrading’ to Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Tuesday termed United States (US) President Donald Trump’s refusal to meet Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in New York over the pretext of being busy as “degrading” to Pakistan. PM Abbasi is likely to meet US Vice President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York, where the premier will ...

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Suicide attack in Balochistan leaves one dead, 22 injured

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QUETTA, PAKISTAN: At least one person died and 23 were injured in a suicide attack in the Balochistan province of Pakistan, on Tuesday. The mishap happened after a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt at the Pak-Afghan border in the Chaman town, The Express Tribune reported. The bomber blew himself up in a parking area where the North Atlantic Treaty ...

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Pakistan’s need to ‘bring its house in order’, says Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Tuesday said Pakistan needs to bring its house in order before asking the world for investment. Speaking at a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor related seminar, Iqbal said, “I will repeat what Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif have already said — we need to bring our house in order before we ...

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‘Free Balochistan’ campaign in Switzerland irks Pakistan

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GENEVA: Pakistan has urged the Swiss authorities to take action against “Free Balochistan” posters that have been put up in Geneva, the media reported on Monday. Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, in a letter written to Ambassador and Permanent UN Representative Valentin Zellweger said the posters that appeared in the area around Rue de ...

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US should work with countries having influence on Taliban, says Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s foreign minister Khwajah Asif has said the United State should work with the countries having influence on Taliban in a bid to open door for peace talks and end the conflict in Afghanistan. Reaffirming Islamabad’s stance against militaristic approach to Afghanistan issue, Asif told The Wall Street Journal in Islamabad that the new approach through military means represents ...

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Prime Minister of Pakistan admits German embassy bombers in Kabul travelled from Pakistan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas

Pakistan’s prime minister admits three or four insurgents crossed the border into Afghanistan and carried out the deadly May truck bombing in Kabul. PAKISTAN: The Pakistani Prime Minister in an unprecedented statement has confessed that the bombers who blew up a tanker near the German embassy in Kabul late in May, had likely travelled from Pakistan. PM Abbasi made the ...

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US considering dropping Pakistan as an ally over terror sanctuaries

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Washington is considering dropping Pakistan as an ally amid growing pressures regarding the terror sanctuaries that remain intact despite repeated calls to take actions, it has been reported. Sources privy of the development have told the UK-based The Financial Times that Washington is examining tougher measures to quell more than 20 terrorist groups operating using the Pakistani soil. The former ...

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US conduct first airstrike in Pakistan after new strategy declaration

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PAKISTAN: At least three Afghan Taliban members were killed in an airstrike in the tribal regions of Pakistan in what appears to be the first US drone strike after the announcement of the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. According to the local officials, the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Kurram Agency in the tribal ...

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Afghan Taliban to support Pakistan against foreign invasion: Sami-ul-Haq

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KABUL: A prominent Pakistani politician and religious figure Maulana Sami-ul-Haq has claimed the Afghan Taliban will support Pakistan in the event the country is invaded by the foreigners. The Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam leader in a statement has said the Afghan Taliban leaders have declared their support to Islamabad during a gathering chaired by Mufti Mehmood Zakri. The statement was released from ...

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