Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan next week

Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan next week

WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial trip to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation tour that would also take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerland. Tillerson will make Saudi Arabia his first stop on the week-long tour beginning tomorrow. He will take part […]

Committed to protecting rights of minorities: Pak PM

Committed to protecting rights of minorities: Pak PM

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government is committed to protecting the rights of the minorities and promoting a society free from any discrimination, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said as he greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali. “The Government of Pakistan is committed to the welfare of the minorities and safeguarding their fundamental […]

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted Nawaz Sharif, his daughter

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted Nawaz Sharif, his daughter

ISLAMABAD: An anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law over corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The accountability court in Islamabad indicted 67-year-old Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Mohammad Safdar in the London properties reference even though Sharif and […]

Pakistan seeks resumption of talks for bringing peace in Afghanistan

Pakistan seeks resumption of talks for bringing peace in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has asked the members of the Quadrilateral Cooperation Group on Afghanistan to meet next week in Oman and resume talks to bring peace in the war- torn country. Afghanistan, the United States, China and Pakistan are members of the Quadrilateral Cooperation Group (QCG), which first met in January 2016. Pakistan has asked the […]

US-Pak relationship in serious trouble: Expert

US-Pak relationship in serious trouble: Expert

WASHINGTON: The US-Pakistan relationship is in “serious trouble” and the mistrust between the two countries runs deep, an expert on the bilateral ties at a top American think-tank has said, a day after Pakistan’s Foreign Minister concluded his three-day visit to Washington. Moeed Yusuf, a senior expert on Pakistan at the United States Institute of […]

New Pak naval chief takes over

New Pak naval chief takes over

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s new naval chief Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi on Saturday took command of the navy here amid several security challenges facing the country. Outgoing naval chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah passed the baton of command to Admiral Abbasi at a ceremony in the capital, which was attended by senior officials from the three services and […]

US military is ridding the world of terrorism: Trump

US military is ridding the world of terrorism: Trump

WASHINGTON: The US military is “ridding” the world of terrorism, President Donald Trump has said, asserting that America’s goals were denuclearising North Korea and stopping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Trump’s remarks came after he held a meeting with top US military leaders yesterday. The meeting was also attended by the President’s advisers, including the […]

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