Pak envoys debating foreign policy following new US strategy

Pak envoys debating foreign policy following new US strategy

ISLAMABAD: A group of selected Pakistani envoys, including those in India and China, on Tuesday began debating key foreign policy issues in an effort to chalk out a response to the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. The three-day conference was inaugurated by Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif. The conference could allow various […]

Over 500,000 Pakistanis deported in last 5 years

Over 500,000 Pakistanis deported in last 5 years

ISLAMABAD: Over 500,000 Pakistanis have been deported from 134 countries, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, India and China, in the last five years, according to a media report on Tuesday. While it is commonplace for Pakistanis to be deported from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and a number of European Union member states, many smaller and […]

Benazir murder case: Court declares Musharraf an absconder, acquits 5 accused

Benazir murder case: Court declares Musharraf an absconder, acquits 5 accused

Islamabad: Pakistan’s former dictator Pervez Musharraf was today declared a fugitive by an anti-terrorism court which ordered seizure of his property and sentenced two senior police officers to 17 years in jail in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, nearly 10 years after her assassination. Bhutto, the Pakistan Peoples Party chief and a two-time prime minister, […]

Pak Assembly adopts resolution rejecting Trump’s ‘hostile, threatening’ statements

Pak Assembly adopts resolution rejecting Trump’s ‘hostile, threatening’ statements

Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s “hostile and threatening” statements against the country and opposing his move to provide more space to India in Afghanistan in the new Afghan and South Asia policy. The resolution passed by the lower house of Parliament also rejected the recent statement by […]

Value ties with Pak, look forward to scheduling meetings: US

Value ties with Pak, look forward to scheduling meetings: US

WASHINGTON: The US values its relationship and partnership with Pakistan, the Trump administration has said, days after Islamabad suspended official visits and talks with Washington to protest against President Donald Trump’s criticism of it for providing safe havens to militants. Pakistan this week postponed at least three meetings with the Trump administration. A meeting of […]

Need for legally-bound ban against nuclear testing: UN chief

Need for legally-bound ban against nuclear testing: UN chief

UNITED NATIONS: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on countries, including India, to ensure that the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty comes into force soon, saying North Korea’s continued nuclear tests demonstrate the need for a legally-binding prohibition. In his message on the International Day against Nuclear Tests, the UN secretary general said for almost 20 […]

Pak ‘postpones’ visit by senior US official

Pak ‘postpones’ visit by senior US official

Islamabad: Pakistan has postponed a visit by a top US diplomat who had been due to arrive here today, days after President Donald Trump publicly rebuked Islamabad for providing safe havens to agents of chaos that kill Americans. Alice Wells, the acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs and acting Special […]

UK MP accuses Pakistanis of importing wives for disabled sons

UK MP accuses Pakistanis of importing wives for disabled sons

LONDON: A UK MP has criticised some British-Pakistanis for reportedly “going and getting a wife from abroad” for their disabled sons. Labour MP Jess Phillips said the practice was among “lots of cases” she dealt with where people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities behaved “unacceptably” towards women. “Well, sorry, the British Pakistani-Bangladeshi community, certainly where […]

India in Afghanistan poses ‘no direct threat’ to Pak : US

India in Afghanistan poses ‘no direct threat’ to Pak : US

WASHINGTON: India’s economic activities in Afghanistan pose “no direct threat” to Pa­kistan, a senior US official has said, asserting that Islamabad needs to change some of its “unhelpful behaviour” by cooperating with America to achieve the counter-terrorism goals in the region. US President Donald Trump has sought an enhanced role for India in bringing peace […]

900,000 babies born with birth defects in China

900,000 babies born with birth defects in China

BEIJING: About 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China per year, health authorities said today as they called for increased premarital medical checkups. According to China Disabled Persons’ Federation, the incidence of birth defects in 1996 was 87.8 per 10,000 people, but it grew to 149.9 per 10,000 people in 2010 from 120 […]