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Pakistan ready to help Afghanistan in its quest for peace, says Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan attaches great importance to its brotherly relations with Afghanistan and is ready to help the neighbouring country in its quest for peace and development. In his meeting with Afghan Minister for Finance Eklil Ahmad Hakimi on Monday, Nawaz expressed satisfaction over the positive momentum in the bilateral relations under the leadership of President ... Read More »

Dhaka summons Pakistani envoy, lodges protest over FO statement

ISLAMABAD: Bilateral relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh received another blow when Bangladeshi government summoned Pakistan's High Commissioner Shuja Alam and lodged strong protest over the statement made by Foreign Office, terming it an interference into internal matters of Bangladesh. Alam was summoned at the Bangladeshi foreign ministry in Dhaka on Monday to register protest against the statement issued by Islamabad ... Read More »

Dubai-bound passengers offloaded in Peshawar after bomb threat on plane

PESHAWAR: Security at Peshawar's Bacha Khan International Airport has been ramped up following a bomb threat aboard a Dubai-bound flight. An emergency was declared on the Shaheen Air International flight NL-786 which was scheduled to depart from Peshawar at 2:30 pm. Schedule for Shaheen Air flight NL-786 Shaheen Air Station Manager Mushtaq has denied a bomb threat, saying the flight ... Read More »

Troops won’t be deployed outside region: ISPR

WASHINGTON: Pakistan will not send its troops for any mission outside the region, says Director General of Inter Services Public Relations Lt Gen Asim Bajwa. “We already have about 182,000 troops deployed along the Afghan border. We are not looking for any involvement outside our region,” Mr Bajwa told a news briefing at the end of the army chief’s visit ... Read More »

Pakistan, US agree on early resumption of Afghan peace process

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United States have agreed to work together for an early resumption of the stalled Afghan reconciliation process. The understanding was reached during the recently concluded visit of Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif to the United States where he held extensive discussions with key figures of the Obama administration, including Vice President Joe Biden. “There is a ... Read More »

Place of worship set ablaze in Jhelum, riots erupt after blasphemy allegations

JHELUM: An enraged mob set a Ahmadi place of worship on fire in Punjab's Jhelum district on Saturday, following Friday night's arson attack on a factory. The place of worship was located in the Kala Gujran area of Jhelum, which was under guard of local police forces. The mob managed to break through the police cordon which was established to ... Read More »

PM inaugurates Khanewal-Multan section of motorway

KHANEWAL: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated the Khanewal-Multan section of the Multan-Faisalabad motorway on Saturday, reported Radio Pakistan. The prime minister was received by Governor Punjab Muhammad Rafique Rajwana and Federal Minister for Food Security and Research Sikandar Hayat Khan Bosan, who briefed him on the project. The M-4 section will be 56-km-long, and will run in four lanes. The ... Read More »

Mob sets Jhelum factory ablaze over blasphemy allegations

JHELUM: An enraged mob set a factory on fire in Punjab's Jhelum district late on Friday after rumours circulated in the area and announcements were made from mosques that levelled blasphemy allegations on the owner and workers of the establishment. No casualties were reported from the arson attack. In relation to the blasphemy allegations, police had detained at least five ... Read More »

Senior PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim passes away

KARACHI: Veteran politician and senior Pakistan People Party (PPP) leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim died in the wee hours of Saturday at a local hospital, DawnNews reported. Fahim, 76, was diagnosed with blood cancer and had been in a critical condition for some time but was brought back to Pakistan recently via an air ambulance. Senior vice chairman of the PPP, ... Read More »

Dossiers on Indian terrorism have irrefutable evidence, asserts FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Friday said that the dossiers given to United States (US) and United Nations (UN) Secretary General regarding India’s alleged involvement in terrorism were prepared with utmost diligence and care. Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah issued a statement mentioning that a section of media, while reporting about the meeting of Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs ... Read More »