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After Trump's letter to Imran, US tirade against Pakistan continues

1397/9/19 | 05:12
  Despite President Donald Trump’s acknowledgment of Pakistan’s vital role in Afghan peace in a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Washington’s envoy to UN Nikki Haley has repeated allegations against Islamabad. Haley, the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any US presidential administration, said the US did not need to give money to countries that wish harm to America, go behind its back and try and “stop us from doing things”. “...I think there should be a strategic view on which countries ...

We lost Test series against New Zealand due to our own mistakes, says Sarfraz

1397/9/19 | 05:12
Captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Sarfraz Ahmed said that he is ready to take responsibility of his team’s defeat in the Test series against New Zealand on the recent tour of UAE. He was talking with media at the book launching ceremony of senior sports journalist Saleem Khaliq here at the Karachi Gymkhana on Sunday evening. He said he would consider stepping down himself as Test captain if he feels he cannot deliver in the forthcoming series against South Africa. The captain said that Pakistan could have easily won the Test ...

Super-Calm Asad Shafiq Equals a Unique Record For Pakistan

1397/9/18 | 05:12
  They say that the longer they remain in the middle, batsmen are able to see the ball better. However, this logic goes out the window as soon as a batsman reaches the ‘nervous nineties’.   Irrespective of their talent and ability, the pressure of reaching the 100-run milestone has often gotten the better of many batsmen. One such example is Sachin Tendulkar, who scored runs for fun and reached a hundred international centuries in his international career. However, the Little Master had his fair share of vows as he crumbled ...

Imran Khan’s Pakistan stands up to US like a sovereign nation: Analyst

1397/9/18 | 05:12
  Under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan Pakistan has stood up to the United States from its position as a sovereign nation, and is demonstrating a clean break from the past, according to Adam Garrie, an independent political analyst and writer based in London. Garrie made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on a statement of Prime Minister Khan where he expressed regret over Pakistan’s past dealings with the United States, adding that Islamabad will not act as a “hired gun” for ...

Pakistan Army to Acquire FD-2000 Air Defense System With 125KM Range: Report

1397/9/17 | 05:12
After acquiring nine HQ-16-based LY-80 medium-range (MR) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems, Pakistan is considering to procure FD-2000, long-range air defense missiles from China.   The news has surfaced after the Russian News Agency TASS, while citing an official of Pakistan’s Ministry of Defence Production (MoDP), reported that Pakistan is mulling over the feasibility of procuring three to four FD-2000 long-range SAM systems to meet its long-range air defense requirements. According to the media reports, FD-2000 has a maximum ...

US Centcom Chief accuses Pakistan of using Taliban as a hedge against India

1397/9/17 | 05:12
  Lt Gen Kenneth McKenzie, the next chief of the US Central Command (Centcom), in his written response to the US Senate Armed Services Committee after his confirmation hearing, has made some accusations against Pakistan top of which is “Taliban being utilised as a hedge against India rather than as part of a stable, reconciled Afghanistan.”   Pakistan’s concerns over India’s growing influence in Afghanistan and what the US could do to allay those concerns were highlighted at a congressional hearing this week in Washington ...

Trump’s letter to PM Khan: A long-overdue realization

1397/9/17 | 05:12
  After a poisonous and outrageous tirade against Pakistan, Finally, US President Donald Trump has realized that the Peace in Afghanistan is not possible without cooperation from Pakistan. He might have been advised by think tanks that the world has become Multipolar and America has lost its stake as sole Superpower to influence its decisions on other countries of the World. Pakistan has welcomed the decision since it had always advocated that Afghan Solution lies in peaceful dialogue with the Taliban to reach an agreement to bring ...

New Zealand beat Pakistan by 123 runs in third Test, clinch series 2-1

1397/9/16 | 05:12
New Zealand beat Pakistan by 123 runs on the fifth day of the third and final Test on Friday to win the three-match series 2-1. Pakistan were set 280 runs to win, but were dismissed for 156 in 56.1 overs with spinners Ajaz Patel taking 3-42 and Will Somerville collecting 3-52 in Abu Dhabi. It was New Zealand's first away series win against Pakistan since their 1-0 win in Pakistan in 1969. Pakistan's Babar Azam top-scored with 51. New Zealand won the first Test by four runs in Abu Dhabi while Pakistan were victorious in the second by ...

From worse to worst: Another scam of Nawaz Sharif revealed

1397/9/16 | 05:12
  Shahzad Akbar, the premier’s advisor on accountability during a press conference on Thursday revealed another scam of Nawaz Sharif, causing losses of millions of rupees to the national exchequer during his private foreign trips.   “Nawaz Sharif has made 25 private foreign trips during his rule from 2013 to 2018 on taxpayers’ money of Rs250 million, ”Shahzad Akbar–head of Assets Recovery Unit (ARU) – claimed. Mr. Akbar said that some of those trips were made to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, along with friends ...

Pakistan army wants US to leave Afghanistan

1397/9/16 | 05:12
Pakistan's military says it wants the US to pull out its troops from the neighboring Afghanistan in order to end a 17-year-old war there. "We wish that (the) US leaves Afghanistan as friend of the region, not as a failure," Pakistan army spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor said during a news conference in the garrison city of Rawalpindi Thursday. He also said Islamabad supports Washington's outreach to the Taliban which want US troops out of Afghanistan. Asked what Pakistan could do to help the United States negotiate a political ...

Pakistan must ‘save’ CPEC before its too late

1397/9/15 | 05:12
    China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a promising project. Therefore, the people of Pakistan appreciate it and are optimistic about its socio-economic benefits.   Simultaneously, it is panicking for the adversaries of Pakistan and thereby they have been hatching conspiracies and employing Hybrid warfare’s tactics to thwart the progress on the project. Regrettably, currently, the CPEC is vulnerable to four threats—traditional, irregular, catastrophic terrorism and disruptive social behaviour. The CPEC ...

Another Karkare? Slain Policeman was investigating Hindu lynchings of Muslims

1397/9/15 | 05:12
  A police officer in northern India was killed trying to calm a mob angered by reports that cows, regarded by Hindus as holy, had been slaughtered in the area. Now it has been found that the Police officer was also part of the investigation into the 2015 lynching of the Muslim man Muhammad Akhlaq in Dadri. It was sometime after 10:00 local time (04:30 GMT) on Monday when Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh sat in his official vehicle and asked the driver to drive the car fast. Mr. Singh, 47, was in charge of the police station in Siyana, ...

Is Trump’s letter a failure of his “New South Asia” policy?

1397/9/15 | 05:12
  Both foreign and information ministry of Pakistan, along with the U.S officials, have confirmed that a letter from the President of United States of America Donald Trump has been received by Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan. In the letter, President Trump has asked Pakistan to aid in the ongoing negotiation process with Taliban.   It is the first constructive development between two leaders after the exchange of fierce tweets two weeks ago when Donald Trump accused Pakistan of playing a double game vis-à-vis Afghanistan. “Since ...

Trilateral summit between Afghanistan US and Pakistan: Will the afghan war finally end?

1397/9/14 | 05:12
  Ambassador Munir Akram Ex. Permanent Representative of Pakistan in UN in a program “Live with Dr. Moeed Pirzada” talked about US invitation to Pakistan for the trilateral summit, which is due in Doha in December 2018. While answering the question related to the ‘expectations of US from Pakistan’ and the ‘letter of Trump’ to Imran Khan, Ambassador Akram considered it a positive development as such a formal and direct message shows US’s acknowledgment of the sacrifices of Pakistan and its role as a regional power. 55% ...

Trump asks Pakistan PM for help with Afghan peace talks

1397/9/13 | 05:12
  Pakistan said on Monday U.S. President Donald Trump has sought its help with faltering Afghan peace talks, part of intensifying efforts by Trump to end one of America’s longest wars. Trump, in a letter to new Prime Minister Imran Khan, asked for Pakistan’s “support and facilitation” in negotiating an end to the war and offered to renew the strained relationship, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said. The overture to Khan represents a sea change from Trump’s normally harsh rhetoric towards Pakistan, and will add to growing ...

Pakistan, Swiss government sign MoU to seek details of bank account of Pakistanis

1397/9/10 | 05:12
In a major step ahead in bringing back looted wealth, Pakistan and Swiss governments have signed an MoU enabling exchange of financial information on bilateral basis which will enable Pakistani authorities to seek Swiss bank account details of Pakistanis.   A high level delegation led by Shahzad Akbar also negotiated the up-gradation and implementation of automation of exchange of information on bilateral level and also additional protocols and MoUs for expediting Pakistani requests on preferential basis. The newly ratified treaty ...

Beyond the great vision: Imran Khan to make lives better through chickens and eggs

1397/9/10 | 05:12
  Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing a ceremony on Thursday at the Islamabad Convention Centre regarding the government’s performance in its first 100 days, said that with the help of poultry, poverty can be eradicated from Pakistan. He said that the government will give eggs and chickens to the rural women so they can start their own poultry business. He said that the project has been tested and the government will provide injections to them for raising the chickens faster. This way they will have nutrient food for eating ...

“Agree to Collateral Damage”: India may use drones in Jammu and Kashmir

1397/9/9 | 05:12
  Responding to a question about the usage of drones against the Kashmiri separatists, Indian Army Chief said that they could be used in Jammu and Kashmir and even across the LoC on the Pakistani side, but the utility of drones comes with the cost of non-combatant causalities. He was talking to a symposium at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in Delhi under the theme of “Hybrid Warfare”. A question was thrown at him about the U.S drone strategy and could India also employ the same in the insurgency-ridden Jammu and Kashmir ...

Is IMF hurting poor countries?

1397/9/9 | 05:12
  The first martial law of October 1958 changed Pakistan forever, till that time the country had no debt. People and their government lived within their means. Amongst several other debacles perhaps going to IMF (International Monetary Fund) was the deadliest. Since then the proverbial “Shylock” has been after us for his pound of flesh. Every born and unborn Pakistani is in debt that he cannot pay back. Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is most vocal about this menace. Recently Dr. Kamal Monnoo the economist has highlighted the Russian ...

Peace overtures should not be mistaken as desperation: PM tells India

1397/9/9 | 05:12
  Prime Minister Imran Khan has sent a clear message to the government in New Delhi that Pakistan’s overtures for peace should not be misconstrued as desperation. The premier was speaking to journalists from Indian news outlet The Hindu at the PM House on Thursday. PM Imran said that his government has reached out to India ever since he assumed his office. He, however, said that the response given by the Modi government after Islamabad requested a meeting with India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the United ...

Would Pakistan revamp its national action plan?

1397/9/8 | 05:12
  The need for a new National Action Plan (NAP) would have made more sense if the original one had been implemented in letter and spirit and still found wanting. It was pretty clear that the previous government just did not have the political will and resolve to implement the vital plan. So far, in the little time it has been in office, the new government has not placed it anywhere near the top of its list of priorities either. Now it turns out that the inaction owed to a new plan in the works; one that is the brainchild of Minister of ...

Why Trump hates Pakistan?

1397/9/8 | 05:12
  President Donald Trump’s tirade of accusation that Pakistan did nothing for the United States in the war on terror agitated not only the Pakistanis but also puzzled many Americans. The Pakistani ruling elite immediately overruled his judgment and Pentagon reiterated that Pakistan remains a critical partner to America’s South Asia strategy. The latter’s deviation from Trump’s perception underscores that he was not taken seriously even in Washington. Nevertheless, Trump’s recent salvo further derails bilateral ties between Pakistan ...

India must give diplomacy a last chance before it’s too late

1397/9/7 | 05:12
  Senate standing committee for the interior has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the recent attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi, carried out by Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) a known proxy of Indian RAW. “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government owe an explanation to Pakistan and the international community for their continued support to the BLA and other separatists in Balochistan,” the resolution stated. It urges India to immediately halt its covert anti-Pakistan operations. The head of the standing ...

Pakistan's emphatic win: Yasir Shah makes history, equals Imran Khan's 37 years old record

1397/9/6 | 05:12
  Pakistan's leg spinner Yasir Shah has made historic record of 14 wickets in a Test Match.Yasir finished the match with 14 for 184 to equal the Pakistan record of taking the most wickets in a Test match. This record was set by fast bowler Imran Khan in 1981-82 when he bagged 14 for 116 against Sri Lanka at Lahore. Yasir Shah’s magical bowling guides Pakistan to defeat New Zealand by an innings and 16 runs on the fourth day of the second Test match here at the Dubai International Cricket stadium on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah captured ...

Former US president Bush flies in Pakistani tailor for his wardrobe

1397/9/6 | 05:12
  In a rather surprising occurrence, a Pakistani tailor from Karachi was flown to America in private jet of former US president George W Bush to make his wardrobe. Pictures have been circulating on social media which show the Karachi-based Sarfaraz from Ambassador Tailors taking Bush’s measurements for his suit, as the post read: “Meanwhile Mr.Sarfaraz from Ambassador Tailors Zamzama Karachi was flown to the USA in a private Jet for Mr.Bush wardrobe.” Meanwhile, in a video, the Pakistani tailor can be seen coming out of the private ...

Pakistan won't fight any 'imposed war' in its territory again: PM Imran

1397/9/5 | 05:12
Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday Pakistan shall not fight any imposed war inside its territory again. The premier and Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited North Waziristan, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement today. We have fought an imposed war inside our country as our war at a very heavy cost of sweat & blood and loss to our socio-economic fibre,” the military’s media wing quoted the premier as saying. The PM said that no other country or their armed forces have done what Pakistan and its armed ...

The State of Russia-Pakistan Relations in Late 2018

1397/9/5 | 05:12
  It’s taken a couple of years to happen, but what was at one time regarded as a political fantasy is now in the process of becoming a political reality; the prospect for a genuine Russian-Pakistani Strategic Partnership. It’s difficult to define exactly what constitutes a strategic partnership, though most people know it when they see it, and Russia and Pakistan are finally on their way to eventually reaching one if their relations continue proceeding along their current trajectory. Ties between the two countries started strengthening ...

How Pakistan outsmarted India using soft diplomacy?

1397/9/5 | 05:12
  Gurdwara Punja Sahib echoed with religious slogans of Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh on Sunday morning as pilgrims from across the world poured into the third most sacred place of Sikh religion in Hassanabdal to celebrate the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Over 3,800 Indian Sikh pilgrims, 148 from the United Kingdom, seven from UAE and thousands of Sikh and Hindu devotees from various parts of the country, especially Fata and interior Sindh, arrived at the gurdwara to perform their rituals which include Akhand ...

Pakistan Sunni Tehreek, allies distance themselves from TLP protest call

1397/9/5 | 05:12
  Leaders of Pakistan Sunni Tehreek (PST) and its allied parties have distanced themselves from Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pak­istan’s (TLP) call for coun­trywide protest on Nov 25 and said they were never part of TLP. Speaking at a hurriedly-called press conference at the local press club on Saturday, Khalid Hassan Attari, Imran Soharwardi, Allama Jawad Raza Barkati, Allama Muharram Din Qadri and others said that they condemned hate speeches by TLP head Khadim Hussain Rizvi. They demanded immediate release of activists of Tanzeemat-i-Ahle ...

Sushma thanks Pak invite for Kartarpur corridor event, but excuses from attending

1397/9/4 | 05:12
  Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj excused from attending the groundbreaking ceremony of Kartarpur border crossing between India and Pakistan. Swaraj made announcement hours after Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi invited her, sharing the news through her official twitter handle she wrote, "I thank HE Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi Foreign Minister of Pakistan for inviting me to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kartarpur Sahib corridor on the Pakistan side of the International boundary on 28 November ...

Heading towards a revolution?

1397/9/4 | 05:12
  For Pakistan, the choices are limited; it is either adherence to the constitution or face a bloody revolution. The 20th century was shaped by three major uprisings (Bolshevik 1917, Chinese 1949, Iranian 1979). While the Soviet Union collapsed after 77 years yet the comrades gather every year at the Red Square on November 7 to celebrate their struggle that changed the universe. Chinese revolution remains on course as the People’s Republic is poised to dominate the world as a superpower. The Islamic Republic of Iran is also ready to ...

Ajmal Kasab: Pakistani Mainstream Media exposed?

1397/9/3 | 05:12
  The records at Bidhoona tehsil in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district made a shocking revelation after it was found that Ajmal Kasab – the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict who was hanged in 2012 – has been issued a domicile certificate.   “If records at Bidhoona tehsil in UP s Auraiya district are to be believed, Ajmal Kasab, the 26/11 Mumbai attack convict who was hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune on November 21, 2012, has been issued a domicile certificate,” reported Times of India. The district authorities cancelled the ...

Kartarpur border crossing: A day of Pak-India positive postures

1397/9/2 | 05:12
  Pakistan on Thursday welcomed an announcement by the Indian Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that the Modi government had endorsed Pakistan’s proposal to develop the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district up to the Gurdwara in Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan will perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kartarpur facilities on November 28. Information Minister Fawad Hussain tweeted that this was “a victory for peace” and “a step in the right direction which would encourage the ...

Iranian forces freed from Pakistan-based terrorists' captivity return home

1397/9/2 | 05:12
  The Iranian forces, who were recently released from the captivity of Pakistan-based terrorists, return home safe and sound. Thanks to “hard work and interactions with the Pakistani side” five of the 12 forces, who were kidnapped last month by the so-called Jaish ul-Adl terror group, are back home, said Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said in a statement on Thursday. The IRGC statement also stressed that efforts will continue to secure release the remaining Iranian captives, appreciating the patience of the abductees' ...

Ban on Eid Miladul Nabi celebrations in Havelian on demand of proscribed ASWJ

1397/9/1 | 05:12
  The celebrations to commemorate the birth anniversary of Prophet of Islam and Humanity Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) could not be held in Havelian city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province because banned ASWJ ringleaders had opposed it and demanded the administration to ban it.   ASWJ is another name used by outlawed Sipah-e-Sahaba and it is mother wing of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. These militant outfits hail from Deobandi sect and they declare other Muslims as infidels because they don’t agree with their ideology. ASWJ, Sipah-e-Sahaba or ...

False claim in Trump’s tweets against Pakistan unearthed by US media

1397/9/1 | 05:12
  In his tweets on Pakistan on Monday, US President Donald Trump claimed that he had identified Osama bin Laden as a threat to the United States in a book he wrote almost two years before the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. However, the US media on Tuesday said that his claim was not correct.   A fact-check by the Associated Press news agency showed that the book — The America We Deserve— had “only a passing mention of bin Laden”, pointing to the Al-Qaeda leader “as one of many threats to US security”. Mr Trump in ...

I am coming to Pakistan for PSL 4: DJ Bravo

1397/9/1 | 05:12
  West Indian cricketer DJ Bravo has announced that he will travel to Pakistan to play Pakistan Super League (PSL) 4th edition matches after being picked by Quetta Gladiators. In a video message, Bravo said that he’s looking forward to his first visit to Pakistan since 2006. “Pakistan! The Champion is gonna coming there,” he announced. “Support us, look out for me as it will be my first time in Pakistan since 2006 and I’m really looking forward to being there,” he said. “I want to thank Quetta Gladiators for picking ...

Eid Milad-un-Nabi (Peace Be Upon Him) being celebrated with religious fervour

1397/8/30 | 05:12
  Eid Milad-un-Nabi — the birthday of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) — is being observed across the country and the Muslim ummah with traditional religious zeal today. The day dawned with a 31-and 21-gun salute in the federal and provincial capitals, respectively, following a night of Mehfil-e-Naat, conferences, and fireworks. Special prayers are being offered in mosques for upholding and flourishing of Islam and religious teachings, unity, solidarity, progress, and welfare of the Muslim ummah. State and religious organisations, ...

Pakistan facing ‘hybrid threats’: COAS Bajwa asks the nation to be prepared

1397/8/30 | 05:12
  The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said on Monday that the Pakistani nation is facing a hybrid conflict where religious, ethnic and sectarian differences are being exploited and that requires a comprehensive national response. “We are now confronting a hybrid conflict where the focus is shifting to subversion on religious, sectarian, ethnic and social issues. This needs a comprehensive national response,” he said while addressing participants of the National Security Workshop-20 at the General Headquarters (GHQ). The ...

US, Pakistan engage in verbal jousts over fight against terrorism

1397/8/30 | 05:12
  Pakistan and the United States have engaged in a fresh war of words after President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of doing nothing in the fight against terrorism despite getting billions of dollars in aid. The accusations drew a strong response from the Pakistani prime minister. Press TV’s Kamran Yousaf has the details.   ...

Terror blast kills over 50 people, wounds dozens in Afghan capital

1397/8/30 | 05:12
  More than 50 people have been killed and over 80 wounded after a huge explosion ripped through a building in Afghanistan's capital in which a large crowd of people, including religious scholars, were marking the birthday anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). The deadly attack was carried out at the Uranus Wedding Hall on the airport road in the city center of Kabul at about 06:15 p.m. local time on Tuesday. The Afghan television station, Tolo News, citing a number of eyewitnesses, said at least 1,000 people were present ...

Pakistan summons US diplomat to lodge protest over Trump tirade

1397/8/29 | 05:12
  Foreign Office on Tuesday summoned US Charge d'Affairs Paul Jones to lodge protest over President Donald Trump's latest tirade . According to Geo News, the Foreign Secretary handed over démarche to the American diplomat. According to Foreign Office spokesman, Pakistan has lodged strong protest over President Trump's uncalled for and baseless allegations. He said Pakistan expressed disappointment over Trump's recent tweets and said Islamabad played vital role in war against al-Qaede. The foreign office said such statements were unacceptable. According ...

ICC dismisses PCB claim against India's cricket board, says ruling is 'non-appealable'

1397/8/29 | 05:12
  The International Cricket Council (ICC) has dismissed Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) $70 million compensation claim against the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for allegedly not honouring bilateral series agreement, a media statement by the cricket governing body said on Tuesday. The ruling, passed by a three-member panel of the ICC's Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC), "is binding and non-appealable", the press statement said. The DRC last month had held three hearings of PCB's claim, according to which BCCI had failed ...

New Zealand expose Pakistan's old batting frailties, steal first Test by 4 runs

1397/8/28 | 05:12
  Debutant spinner Ajaz Patel took five wickets to lead a never-say-die approach from New Zealand bowlers as they pulled off a thrilling four-run win over an indisciplined Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi Today. Defending a modest 176-run target, New Zealand bowlers led by Patel (5-59), fast bowler Neil Wagner (2-27) and Ish Sodhi (2-37) bowled out Pakistan for 171 on a drama-packed fourth day at Sheikh Zayed Stadium. It is the fifth smallest win in terms of runs in Test cricket history and gives New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the three-match ...

Death of Pakistani student in China: suicide or honor killing?

1397/8/28 | 05:12
  Pakistan’s Foreign Office has released an official statement dismissing the speculations of Pakistani student Usama Ahmed Khan at Shenyang Jianzhu University to be beaten to death in China. Instead, the statement claims that Usama has committed suicide but did not mention the circumstances of his suicide. China: Pakistani student Osama(University: Shanyang) killed in public by the father and brother of the girl he was dating. This is 2nd such case, foreigners are definitely not safe in China. Any word on it ? @ImranKhanPTI@ShireenMazari1 ...

CPEC: Exposed to hybrid warfare

1397/8/28 | 05:12
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a promising project. Therefore, the people of Pakistan appreciate it and are optimistic about its socio-economic benefits. Simultaneously, it is panicking for the adversaries of Pakistan and thereby they have been hatching conspiracies and employing Hybrid warfare’s tactics to thwart the progress on the project. Regrettably, currently, the CPEC is vulnerable to four threats—traditional, irregular, catastrophic terrorism and disruptive social behaviour. The CPEC is a bilateral project between China ...

Pakistan, UAE agree to transform ties into long-term strategic economic partnership

1397/8/28 | 05:12
  Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince Shiekh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan have agreed to transform Pakistan-UAE relations into a long-term strategic economic partnership According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, on the invitation of Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi crown prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan paid an official visit to the United Arab Emirates on 18 November 2018. The Prime Minister was accompanied by a high level delegation comprising ...

Hasan, Yasir set Pakistan on victory path in first Test against New Zealand

1397/8/27 | 05:12
Pakistan, set a target of 176 to win, were 37-0 at close on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. Imam-ul-Haq (25) and Mohammad Hafeez (8) were at the crease till the end on the third day. Pakistan will need another 139 runs to defeat New Zealand who were all out at 249 in their second innings. Medium pacer Hasan Ali took his maiden five-wicket haul with 5-45 while leg-spinner Yasir Shah finished with 5-110 — his 14th five-wicket haul in an innings — as New Zealand lost their last six wickets for ...

Pakistan women’s team facing financial crisis

1397/8/27 | 05:12
  The Pakistan women’s team is facing financial crisis as the centrally-contracted players have not been remunerated for more than six months. According to ESPNcricinfo, the Pakistan women’s team — who were knocked out of the ongoing ICC Women’s World T20 during the group stage — has to rely on match fees and expenses as the only source of income. Due to a change of governance in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the players have not been awarded new central contracts despite the previous one ending in June, 2018. The report ...

Iran says ready to fight terror on Pakistani soil

1397/8/27 | 05:12
  Iran says it is prepared to carry out anti-terror operations on Pakistani soil under Islamabad’s supervision. “As the interior minister and the person responsible for the country’s internal security, I announce that we are prepared to conduct operations in areas where terrorists are present in Pakistan, under the Pakistani side’s supervision and with their permission,” Interior Minister Abdol-Reza Rahmani-Fazli said on Saturday. Fazli said such operations would take place “if the need arises, and they (the Pakistani side) ...