‘CPEC won’t lead to new colonialism in Pakistan’

‘CPEC won’t lead to new colonialism in Pakistan’

BEIJING: A Chinese newspaper on Tuesday took exception to a Pakistani scholar’s remarks that Pakistan will become a “colony of China” once the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is operationalised, describing it as an example of the deceptive use of history. “Concerns that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will result in colonialism in Pakistan by China are not […]

Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia amid Gulf crisis

Sharif to visit Saudi Arabia amid Gulf crisis

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is visiting Saudi Arabia to discuss with its leadership the rift in the Gulf after several Arab and Islamic countries cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over its alleged support for extremist groups. Radio Pakistan reported that Prime Minister Sharif will hold talks with the Saudi leadership on the latest […]

Xi and Sharif met several times during SCO summit: China

Xi and Sharif met several times during SCO summit: China

BEIJING: China today rejected as “nonsense” reports about President Xi Jinping not meeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Astana following the murder of two Chinese in Balochistan and said the two leaders met several times during the summit. “I can tell you that during the seventeenth SCO […]

Pakistan denies reports of troops deployed in Qatar

Pakistan denies reports of troops deployed in Qatar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Sunday rejected as “fabricated and baseless” reports that it plans to deploy its troops in Qatar amid diplomatic tensions in the Middle East. In a statement, Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria rejected reports appearing in some foreign media regarding deployment of Pakistani troops in Qatar. He said these were “completely fabricated and baseless”. […]

Pak Parliament passes 2 resolutions on Iran, Gulf crisis

Pak Parliament passes 2 resolutions on Iran, Gulf crisis

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan parliament Friday passed two unanimous resolutions condemning terror attacks in Iran and expressing concern at the diplomatic rift in the Gulf region. The first resolution moved by Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid expressed solidarity with the Iranian people. The National Assembly in the resolution strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on Iran’s […]

Sharif to attend SCO summit in Astana today

Sharif to attend SCO summit in Astana today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Astana, Kazakhstan today where Pakistan will be granted full member status along with India. The 17th Meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council (HoSC) would take place on June 8-9 in Astana, Kazakhstan. “Pakistan will become a full member of […]

China is likely to set up military base in Pak: Pentagon

China is likely to set up military base in Pak: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: China is likely to establish additional military bases in Pakistan and other countries with which it has a longstanding friendly ties and similar strategic interests, a new Pentagon report has said. In its annual report to the Congress on China’s military build-up, the US Department of Defence said China’s construction of military base in […]

Saudi shuts Al-Jazeera office in Qatar row: ministry

Saudi shuts Al-Jazeera office in Qatar row: ministry

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia today shut the local office of Qatar’s Al-Jazeera global news channel after the kingdom and other Arab states severed ties with the emirate. “The Ministry of Information closed the office of the Al-Jazeera channel and withdrew the licence it was granted,” the official Saudi Press Agency reported. It accused the channel of […]