Pak-US ties set to take new turn: Qureshi

Pak-US ties set to take new turn: Qureshi

Lahore: Pakistan’s relations with the US are set to take a new turn due to Islamabad’s behind-the-scenes role in facilitating the US-Taliban peace talks to end the 17-year-old brutal war in Afghanistan, according to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. Speaking to the media at an event here on Sunday, Qureshi said positive results were expected […]

Pak wants India’s removal from key FATF panel

Pak wants India’s removal from key FATF panel

Islamabad: Pakistan has urged the Financial Action Task Force to remove India from the co-chair of a body that is reviewing Islamabad’s progress on the implementation of an action plan to combat terrorism. The Paris-based global body is working to curb terrorism financing and money laundering and has asked Pakistan to reassess the operation of […]

Missing Italian, British climbers found dead on Nanga Parbat

Missing Italian, British climbers found dead on Nanga Parbat

Islamabad: The bodies of two mountaineers from the UK and Italy were found Saturday in northern Pakistan, nearly two weeks after the duo went missing while trying to climb Nanga Parbat in Gilgit-Baltisitan region, the Italian ambassador said Saturday. Italian national Daniele Nardi, 42, and Tom Ballard, a 30-year-old Briton, went missing on February 24 […]

‘UN chief spoke with India, Pak officials not PMs’

‘UN chief spoke with India, Pak officials not PMs’

Uni ted Nations : UN chief Antonio Guterres has not spoken with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, but discussed with officials from India and Pakistan the heightened tensions arising after the Pulwama attack, a top official has said. Tensions escalated between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama […]

Visa denied to Pakistani pilgrims for Ajmer visit: Pak Minister

Visa denied to Pakistani pilgrims for Ajmer visit: Pak Minister

Islamabad: India has refused to grant visas to around 500 Pakistani devotees intending to travel to Ajmer Sharif, Pakistan’s Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said on Monday. The minister said five hundred Pakistani devotees were to leave for the neighbouring country on Thursday but India has denied visa to them, according to Radio […]

Pak team to visit India on March 14 to discuss Kartarpur draft agreement

Pak team to visit India on March 14 to discuss Kartarpur draft agreement

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday informed India that its delegation will visit New Delhi on March 14 to discuss a draft agreement on the Kartarpur corridor, a positive development that could help ease tensions between the two neighbours. Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal, who is also the Director General South Asia & SAARC, invited India’s acting […]

India denied visa to Pakistani devotees wanting to travel to Ajmer Sharif: Minister

India denied visa to Pakistani devotees wanting to travel to Ajmer Sharif: Minister

Islamabad: India has refused to grant visas to around 500 Pakistani devotees intending to travel to Ajmer Sharif, Pakistan’s Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said on Monday. The minister said five hundred Pakistani devotees were to leave for the neighbouring country on Thursday India has denied visa to them, according to Radio Pakistan. […]

Pak allocates Rs 75 mn for construction of cremation grounds, graveyards for Hindus, Christians

Peshawar: The provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northwest Pakistan has allocated Rs 75 million for the construction of five cremation grounds for the Hindu community and creation of seven graveyards for Christians. According to provincial officials, a total of Rs 24 million has been allocated for the construction of five cremation grounds and Rs […]