‘China could convince Pak for dismantling terror safe havens’

‘China could convince Pak for dismantling terror safe havens’

WASHINGTON: China could play a “helpful role” in convincing Pakistan that it is in its national interest to crackdown on terror safe havens, a senior White House official has said. The official said China shares some of the concerns of the US about the terror issue in Pakistan and Washington is seeking to work with […]

US suspends aid to Pak over ‘terror’ groups

US suspends aid to Pak over ‘terror’ groups

Washington: Toughening its stance, the US on Friday suspended more than USD 1.15 billion security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take “decisive actions” against “terror” groups like the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network operating from its soil. The freezing of all security assistance to Pakistan comes after President Donald Trump in a New […]

Can review cooperation with US if not appreciated: Pak

Can review cooperation with US if not appreciated: Pak

UNITED NATIONS: A top Pakistani diplomat on Tuesday said Islamabad’s cooperation with Washington was not based on any aid consideration, but “on our national interests and principles.” “We can review our cooperation if it is not appreciated,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the U.N., said in response to media questions about Haley’s comments. […]

Pak summons US envoy, demands explanation over Trump’s warning

Pak summons US envoy, demands explanation over Trump’s warning

Islamabad: Pakistan has summoned the US envoy here to register its protest after President Donald Trump strongly rebuked the country for its “lies and deceit” accusing it of sheltering terrorists while receiving billions of dollars in aid. The Pakistan Foreign Office summoned Ambassador David Hale last night as Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua sought an explanation […]

China defends Pak

China defends Pak

Beijing: China on Tuesday defended Pakistan saying the world community should acknowledge its all-weather ally’s “outstanding contribution” to counter terrorism, a day after US President Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad for providing safe havens to terrorists. “Pakistan has made enormous efforts and sacrifice for the fight against terrorism and has made very outstanding contribution […]

India issued demarches to Pak, China on dams in PaK: GoI

India issued demarches to Pak, China on dams in PaK: GoI

NEW DELHI: India has issued demarches to both Pakistan and China conveying its position on construction of dams on the Indus river in Pakistan-administered-Kashmir (PaK) by the Pakistani government with assistance committed to these projects by China, the government said today. Replying to a written question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External […]

China says Pak ‘priority’ in neighbourhood diplomacy

China says Pak ‘priority’ in neighbourhood diplomacy

Beijing: China on Tuesday said Pakistan will be a “priority” in its neighbourhood diplomacy as the two countries are all-weather strategic partners and lend firm support to each other’s core interests. China and Pakistan held their ‘8th Round of Strategic Dialogue’ at Islamabad yesterday co-chaired by Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou and Pakistan Foreign […]

China dismisses Pak general’s allegation of RAW sabotaging CPEC

China dismisses Pak general’s allegation of RAW sabotaging CPEC

Mehmood Hayat had accused India of stoking ‘chaos and anarchy’ in the region BEIJING: China on Monday dismissed a top Pakistani Army General’s allegation that India has established a special intelligence cell at a cost of USD 500 million to sabotage the strategic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it does not have any such report. […]

Recognise Pak’s counter-terror efforts: China asks Int community

Recognise Pak’s counter-terror efforts: China asks Int community

Beijing: China on Thursday asked the international community to recognise Pakistan’s efforts in fighting terrorism, amid mounting pressure on its all-weather ally to act against terror groups and dismantle their safe havens on its soil. Reacting to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s remarks in New Delhi that terror safe havens in Pakistan will not […]

China fears envoy in Pak might be attacked; asks more security

China fears envoy in Pak might be attacked; asks more security

ISLAMABAD: China has asked Pakistan to step up the security of its newly-appointed ambassador in Islamabad in the wake of threats to his life from a terrorist organisation, according to media reports. The Chinese Embassy made the request in a letter written to the Interior Ministry on October 19, saying a member of the banned […]