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Imran Khan to seek Trump’s help on Kashmir

Imran Khan to seek Trump’s help on Kashmir

Islamabad, July 15:  Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will seek US President Donald Trumps help to resolve the longstanding Kashmir issue with India when he meets the American leader next week in Washington, officials said. Senior officials at the Foreign Ministry told The Nation newspaper on Sunday that the agenda…

Cloudburst in Pakistan’s Neelum Valley 22 killed

Cloudburst in Pakistan’s Neelum Valley 22 killed

Islamabad, July 15: At least 22 people were killed and several others were reported missing after a cloudburst caused flash flooding in Pakistan’s Neelum Valley, an official said on Monday. The cloudburst caused large-scale devastation as over 150 houses and two mosques were affected in the overnight flooding in the tourist…

Soft on Pakistan, UN report on Kashmir has discrepancies

Soft on Pakistan, UN report on Kashmir has discrepancies

New Delhi, July 11:  The latest UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir, slammed by India as a “continuation of the earlier false and motivated narrative”, has several discrepancies that show up on closer reading and contradicts its own picture of J&K as virtually bereft of human rights. In…

Afghan President Ghani arrives in Pakistan

Afghan President Ghani arrives in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 27:  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani arrived in Pakistan on Thursday on a two-day official visit to the country on the invitation of Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Afghan President is being accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising key ministers and senior officials, reports Geo News. President Ghani will…

Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss Iran over phone

Trump, Saudi crown prince discuss Iran over phone

Washington, June 22:  US President Donald Trump has spoken over phone with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud on Iran. The two leaders on Friday discussed issues related to Iran and Saudi Arabia’s role in ensuring stability in the Middle East and the global oil market, the…

ADB to provide Pakistan $3.4bn loan for budgetary support

ADB to provide Pakistan $3.4bn loan for budgetary support

Islamabad, June 16:  The Asian Development Bank (ADB) would provide a loan of $3.4 billion to Pakistan for budgetary support, a Minister has confirmed. The announcement was made by federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar at a press conference on Saturday, adding that an agreement had been…

Pakistan for equality in talks with India: Qureshi

Pakistan for equality in talks with India: Qureshi

Bishkek, June 15: Pakistan wants talks with India on the “basis of equality” and in a “dignified manner” and has said it’s up to New Delhi to decide whether it wants to engage with Islamabad to reconcile issues. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said this while confirming the exchange…

Xi says China wants Indo-Pak ties to improve

Xi says China wants Indo-Pak ties to improve

Bishkek/Beijing, June 14:  Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday that Beijing was for the improvement in ties between New Delhi and Islamabad but at the same time pushed for the expansion of the controversial China-Pakistan Economic Corridor(CPEC), a multi-billion dollar connectivity project that has caused tensions among the three…

Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty on 92 charges

Christchurch shooter pleads not guilty on 92 charges

Christchurch, June 14:  The man accused of carrying out the brutal shootings at two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch city that killed 51 people, on Friday pleaded not guilty on all the 92 charges levelled against him. This was the 29-year-old Australian national Brenton Tarrant’s third court appearance following New…

10 killed, 9 injured in Afghanistan suicide attack

10 killed, 9 injured in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul, June 13:  As many as 10 people, including five civilians, were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a police vehicle at Jalalabad in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on Thursday, officials said. The attack took place around 4.15 p.m. near a security check-point, Nangarhar Governor’s…