Chances of Indo-Pak limited conflict in 2020 remain high, warns Pak think-tank
The Islamabad Policy Institute is of opinion that tense relations with India would continue to consume much of Pakistan’s strategic and diplomatic bandwidth. Chances of limited conflict between India and Pakistan would remain high, a report published by the Institute warned.
Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan
Tensions between India and Pakistan have spiked since India abrogated Articl...
US charges 5 over illegal exports for Pakistan's nuclear programme; Islamabad says no information
According to the indictment, between Septem...
Pakistan court sentences 86 Islamists to 55-year prison over blasphemy protests
The anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi was hearing a case against the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) workers who held violent protests and clashed with the police over the arrest of party chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi in 2018, Dawn news reported.
Taliban say they handed cease-fire offer to US peace envoy
Khalilzad has been pressing for a cease-fire but it wasn't immediately clear whether the Taliban proposal would be enough to allow for the on-again off-again talks between the Taliban and the US to restart, with the aim of eventually signing a peace deal.
Pakistan state media hints at OIC summit in Islamabad contradicting reports of Saudi as venue
Pakistan state-run media said on Sunday that Islamabad may host the meeting in April, although earlier reports said Saudi Arabia, which holds the Presidency of the OIC currently, would play host following an assurance by its foreign minister during a visit to the Pakistani capital last week.
Pakistan's National Assembly passes bills to extend General Bajwa's tenure
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, a close confidant of PM Imaran Khan, was to retire on November 29 last year at the end of his three-year original term but Khan gave the 59-year-old Army chief another extension of same length citing regional security situation through a notification on August 19.
After Afghanistan, Pakistan says it will not allow its soil to be used against anyone
"We will not allow our soil to be used against anyone," Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor was quoted as saying by the ARY News. "Pakistan will not be party to anyone or anything but will be a partner of peace and peace alone," he said quoting Prime Minister Imran Khan.
OIC Play? Pakistan hosts Abu Dhabi Crown Prince
The Crown Prince was hosted exactly a week after Islamabad hosted Saudi Foreign Minister as it faces challenge in balancing ties with Arab World on one hand and Turkey-Malaysia on the other.
Drag his corpse to central square in Islamabad, hang it for 3 days: Pakistan court on Musharraf's sentence
In its 167-page detailed judgement authored by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, who headed the bench, the court on Thursday said the "convict be hanged by his neck till he dies on each count as per charge."
India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations
The two countries exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between India and Pakistan, the External Affairs Ministry said. This was done simultaneously through diplomatic channels in New Delhi and Islamabad.
All eyes on FATF Beijing meet as pressure increases on Hafiz Saeed-led JuD
The FATF had said earlier that Pakistan has been unable to deal with terror groups propping up under different banners, with many contesting last year’s general elections as well.
FATF asks 150 questions to Pakistan, seeks answers against madrassas linked to proscribed outfits
The Paris-based FATF, which kept Pakistan on the Grey List for an extended period till February 2020, had warned in October that Islamabad would be put on the Black List if it did not comply with the remaining 22 points in a list of 27 questions. Pakistan has been given January 8, 2020 deadline to respond to the 150 questions, the official said on Saturday.
Pakistan's Former dictator Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in high treason case
A three-member bench of the special court, headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, handed Musharraf, 76, death sentence in the long-drawn high treason case against him for suspending the Constitution and imposing emergency rule in 2007, a punishable offence for which he was indicted in 2014.
Nobody can say Pakistan fulfilled its commitment on FATF: French envoy
The Paris-based international terror financing watchdog, which kept Pakistan on the Grey List for an extended period till February 2020, had warned in October that Islamabad would be put on the Black List if it did not comply with the remaining 22 points in a list of 27. French envoy Emmanuel Lenain said that "nobody can say Pakistan is fulfilling its commitment."
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