• South Asia 2018-12-31 21:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi


    TEHRAN - The year gone by was shaped by many significant events in South Asia. There was drama, there was intrigue, there was betrayal, there was brutality, and there was a healing touch too.

  • China-Pakistan 2018-12-31 21:45

    China refutes report about Pakistan’s $40 bn debt

    TEHRAN - China has strongly rejected media report that Pakistan would repay $40 billion in debt to China under the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

  • Pakistan’s water 2018-12-31 21:44

    Does India steal water, asks Pakistan’s CJ

    TEHRAN -While politics has dominated the discourse around India-Pakistan relations, it is the water that has always threatened to derail their bilateral relations, pushing them to the brink of war.

  • Qamar Javed Bajwa 2018-12-30 20:37

    Pakistan army chief sees better military ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s chief of Army Staff says his country’s cooperation with Iran has strengthened and will continue to enhance regional security.

  • Asad Qaiser 2018-12-30 10:50

    By Banafsheh Esmaeili

    No competition between Gwader and Chabahar ports: Pakistan parliament speaker 

    TEHRAN – Asad Qaiser, speaker of Pakistan’s National Assembly, believes that “there is no competition” between Gwader port owned by Pakistan and Chabahar port in Iran.

  • Pakistan - Russia 2018-12-29 21:29

    Pakistan-Russia trade jumps to $660m

    TEHRAN -The bilateral trade between Pakistan and Russia increased to $660 million during 10 months of the current calendar year, and is expected to reach around $750 to $800 million by year-end.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-12-29 21:17

    ‘CPEC a bilateral economic project, has no military component’

    TEHRAN - Days after New York Times reported that the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project has a military dimension and the two new all-weather allies were building a military partnership, both Beijing and Islamabad have rejected the report.

  • Pakistan-EU 2018-12-29 21:15

    EU, Pakistan sign two key pacts

    TEHRAN - European Union and Pakistan signed two crucial financing agreements on Friday with aim to provide assistance of €100 million for enhanced education and growth for rural development programs.

  • Pakistan border 2018-12-29 20:15

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan fencing Afghan border to curb infiltration

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two estranged neighbors with history of hostility and bad blood, have made concerted efforts in recent months to open a new chapter in their bilateral relations.

  • road transportation 2018-12-28 23:51

    Tehran, Islamabad to expand co-op in road transportation

    TEHRAN – Iran and Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand cooperation in international road transportation, IRNA reported on Thursday citing the portal of Iran Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-12-27 10:26

    Pakistan FM ends four-nation tour

    TEHRAN - Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi completed his four-nation tour with a whirlwind visit to China on Tuesday, which has emerged as the strongest regional ally of Pakistan.

  • Syed Ali Raza Abidi 2018/12/27

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Extermination’ of Shias continues in Pakistan

    TEHRAN - A prominent political leader and former member of Pakistan’s national assembly was gunned down by ‘unknown assailants’ in the port city of Karachi late on Tuesday. Syed Ali Raza Abidi, a former leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), was not your average, reticent, self-effacing politician. He was someone who voiced strong, unpopular political opinions, without fear or favor.

  • Pakistan-Kashmir 2018-12-25 11:50

    Pakistan PM raises Kashmir with UN chief

    TEHRAN - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned United Nations chief Antonio Guterres this week and raised the issue of Kashmir, a U.N. spokesman has said. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General, did not divulge details about the conversation between Mr. Khan and Mr. Guterres but confirmed that the phone call took place.

  • China-Pakistan 2018-12-25 11:42

    Pakistan FM begins four-nation tour

    TEHRAN- Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Afghanistan on Monday morning on the first leg of his four-nation tour. Besides Afghanistan, Qureshi will also visit Iran, China and Russia.

  • Two anti-Pakistan figures 2018/12/25

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Two anti-Pakistan figures nominated to top security posts in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - In a very significant but debatable move, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has appointed two political rivals and avowed adversaries of neighboring Pakistan to two key ministries.

  • Zarif, Qureshi discuss various issues in Tehran 2018-12-24 20:54

    Zarif, Qureshi discuss Afghan security

    TEHRAN – Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi met on Monday with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss a range of bilateral, regional and international issues.

  • China-Pakistan 2018-12-23 22:18

    Pakistan-China JCC sets new targets

    The 8th joint cooperation committee (JCC) meeting between Pakistan and China has set new targets for their bilateral cooperation, making CPEC a true economic corridor with multiple doors.

  • India-Pakistan prisoners 2018-12-23 11:37

    India, Pakistan exchange prisoners

    In a great humanitarian gesture, Pakistan and India are exchanging prisoners who were falsely implicated on espionage charges and put behind bars.

  • U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad 2018-12-19 20:03

    U.S. offers to include Taliban representatives in caretaker Afghan government

    TEHRAN - U.S. government and Taliban officials engaged in two-day hectic negotiations in UAE, during which the two sides reportedly discussed six-month ceasefire in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of foreign troops.

  • Pakistan 2018-12-19 19:57

    Pakistan second worst in gender parity

    Pakistan has earned a dubious distinction for itself, becoming the second worst country in the world in terms of gender parity.

  • Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator 2018-12-19 17:59

    Pakistan senator: We should not look to the West

    TEHRAN - Asif Saeed Kirmani, a Pakistani senator, believes that Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey should not look to the West for economic progress, saying these countries are the gateway to Asia and enjoy good economic relationship with China as the second biggest economy in the world.

  • Pakistan welcomes talks with Taliban 2018-12-18 09:36

    Pakistan welcomes talks with Taliban

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has welcomed a new round of talks between the Afghan Taliban and international stakeholders expected to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Afghan economy 2018-12-18 09:29

    Afghan province bans Pakistan currency

    TEHRAN -In a bid to increase the use and circulation of local currency, Afghan authorities have decided to ban trade in Pakistani rupee in southeastern Khost province, which borders Pakistan.

  • Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) 2018-12-17 21:29

    Tehran hosting 29th ECO Regional Planning Council meeting

    TEHRAN - The 29th meeting of Regional Planning Council (RPC) of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) kicked off on Monday at the ECO secretariat in Tehran.

  • Iranian, Pakistani MPs discuss border security 2018-12-16 21:15

    Iranian, Pakistani MPs discuss border security

    TEHRAN – Iranian and Pakistani lawmakers have discussed bilateral ties and border security on the sidelines of the Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

  • Iranian Foreign Ministry 2018-12-16 13:15

    Iran condemns deadly terrorist attack in Pakistan

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned a recent attack on a border checkpoint in Pakistan’s Balochistan province which led to the death and injury of a number of Pakistani troops.

  • India 2018-12-16 10:00

    Pakistan reaffirms commitment to CPEC

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has reaffirmed its commitment to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a mega economic project, by pledging to complete it as a national priority.

  • president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti 2018-12-16 09:58

    Total distrust between Kashmir and Delhi

    TEHRAN - The former chief minister of Jammu & Kashmir and president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehbooba Mufti claims that there is total distrust and disconnect between people of Kashmir and New Delhi.

  • Afghanistan-China-Pakistan 2018-12-16 09:50

    Pakistan, China, Afghanistan hold second trilateral dialogue in Kabul

    TEHRAN -Pakistan, China and Afghanistan held second round of trilateral dialogue in Kabul on Wednesday, in a attempt to facilitate the peace process and help end the protracted U.S.-imposed war in Afghanistan.

  • Imran khan- Trump 2018-12-13 10:12

    Pakistan dismisses U.S. rebuke

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has rejected Washington’s move of placing Islamabad on its annual list of worst offenders for countries that infringe on religious freedom. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Pakistan’s foreign ministry termed the move as “unilateral and politically motivated.”