Pakistan

US and Pakistan in heated exchange over Afghanistan in UNSC debate

The US and Pakistani officials got into a heated discussion on Friday regarding the circumstances surrounding the fight against terrorism and the sanctuaries of the Afghan militants inside the Pakistani territory. Speaking at the UN Security Council debate on Afghanistan, the US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said the United States can’t work with Pakistan if it continues to ...

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Pakistan orders closure of Mashaal Radio’s bureau in Islamabad

Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has ordered the closure of the offices of RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal in Islamabad after Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) agency accused the broadcaster of airing programs “against the interest of Pakistan” and “in line with [a] hostile intelligence agency’s agenda.” The director of Radio Mashaal, Mohammad Amin Mudaqiq, said Interior Ministry officers arrived at the broadcaster’s Islamabad bureau ...

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Anger on social media as Waziristan man killed in Karachi ‘encounter’ by SSP Rao Anwar

Social media users and relatives of a man who was killed in an allegedly staged encounter by police in Karachi last week have disputed the police claim that the deceased was a militant affiliated with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Naqeebullah, a 27-year-old man who hailed from South Waziristan, was allegedly among the four suspects who were killed in an ‘encounter’ carried ...

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Mehsud Jirga condemns hike in IED blasts in South Waziristan

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: Mehsud tribal elders condemned a steady hike in landmine blasts in the tribal region, the other day. So far 55 landmine blasts have taken place as a result 18 people were killed and 76 sustained injuries. The jirga held in Tank political compounded passed a resolution wherein they called on the government to deploy a bomb disposable squad ...

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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. ...

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Pakistan: Civil-military divide over militants

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 ...

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Pakistan has played double game for years: Nikki Haley

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) ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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