Pakistan

US should cut aid to turn Pakistan into a second North Korea: Zalmay Khalilzad

A top former American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad has said the United States should aid to Pakistan in a bid to turn the country into second North Korea, accusing the country for supporting the regional terrorism. Khalilzad who has also served as the US Ambassador to Afghanistan has said the United States specifically the country’s lawmakers have became confident that the ...

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US lawmakers to ask Pakistan if it is a friend or enemy

Frustrated with the persistent support of certain elements in Pakistan to militant groups, several senior US lawmakers are expected to ask Pakistan if it is a friend of foe of Washington. The senior lawmakers and their witnesses are going to discuss the issue during a hearing that would be jointly held by House Subcommittees on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and ...

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No one deserves Nobel Peace Prize more than Abdul Sattar Edhi, says Malala

LONDON: Pakistan’s teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai said she had nominated the country’s celebrated humanitarian and philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi for Nobel Peace Prize, BBC Urdu reported on Saturday. “As a Nobel Peace Prize winner, I hold the right to nominate people for the prize and I have nominated Abdul Sattar Edhi,” said Malala. Edhi, who breathed his last on ...

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Celebrated humanitarian Abdul Sattar Edhi passes away in Karachi

KARACHI: Celebrated humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi passed away at the age of 92 in Karachi on Friday night. Edhi’s funeral prayers will be offered on Saturday after Zuhr prayers at the National Stadium, after which he will be laid to rest at Edhi village. Abdul Sattar Edhi sits in his office in Karachi.— AFP/File “He wished ...

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Germany arrests Pakistani accused of spying for Iran

BERLIN: German authorities have arrested a Pakistani man accused of spying for Iran on the former head of a group that promotes German-Israeli relations. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the 31-year-old, identified only as Syed Mustufa H. in keeping with German privacy rules, was arrested on Tuesday in the northern city of Bremen. They said in a statement that he ...

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Pakistani conducted attack on US consulate: Saudi ministry

Monday’s bombing near the US consulate in Jeddah was conducted by a Pakistani citizen, the Saudi interior ministry said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old bomber, who lived in the kingdom for the past 12 years with his family, was identified as Abdullah Qalzar Khan. Interior ministry spokesperson Mansour al Turki was quoted as saying by the state-run Al-Ekhbaria news channel the explosion ...

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Jeddah suicide attack was carried out by a Pakistani man: Saudi officials

The suicide attack in Jeddah city of Saudi Arabia was carried out by a Pakistani man, the Saudi officials have said. According to the authorities, the attacker was a 34-year-old Pakistani driver named Abdullah Qalzar Khan, who lived with his wife and family in the city. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the US Consulate in Jeddah city, leaving ...

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Senator McCain asks Pakistan to take practical steps against Haqqani network

PAKISTAN: The US Senator John Mccain has asked Pakistan to take practical steps against the notorious Haqqani terrorist network which is accused of numerous deadly attacks in Afghanistan. The Haqqani network is believed to have safe havens in Pakistan from where they plan and coordinate attacks against the Afghan and US forces. Senator McCain arrived in Afghanistan today after concluding ...

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No bus service between Peshawar, Jalalabad for a month

LANDI KOTAL: The bus service between Peshawar and Jalalabad in Afghanis­tan via the Torkham border has been lying suspended for over a month as the Pakistan government has refused to give security clearance to three of the five transport companies operating the service. The service was suspended on May 30 when the last date for Afghan nationals entering Pakistan without ...

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Musharraf, Kayani possess multi-million dollar Swiss bank accounts, claims UK journalist

Report claims the two former army chiefs are holding separate accounts in Swiss bank Julius Baer. PHOTO: AFP In a startling revelation, London-based investigative journalist James D Crickton has claimed former army generals Pervez Musharraf and Ashfaq Parvez Kayani possess multi-million dollar Swiss bank accounts. In his blog on World Press Platform, Crickton said he came to know that the two former army ...

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