• Kashmir 2018-10-06 22:30

    ‘300 militants active in Kashmir’

    TEHRAN - Around 300 militants are presently active in the troubled Kashmir valley and more than 250 militants are ready to infiltrate across the Line of Control at different launch pads in Pakistan, according to a senior Indian army official.

  • Samir Saran 2018-10-06 20:14

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘India-Pakistan relationship is held hostage by many structural impediments’

    TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two estranged neighbors, made some significant overtures since the formation of new government in Islamabad, which rekindled hopes of peaceniks in both the countries. But the parleys proved short-lived. The battle lines are drawn again as accusations and counter-accusations fly thick and fast. This week, the foreign ministers of the two countries took their war of words to the UN General Assembly.

  • Afghanistan - Pakistan 2018-10-03 21:00

    Afghanistan, Pakistan vow to improve ties

    TEHRAN - Afghan envoy to Pakistan Omar Zakhilwal called on Pakistan’s minister of state for interior affairs Shehryar Khan Afridi on Tuesday and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.

  • Chian 2018-10-01 23:30

    China open to changes in BRI projects

    TEHRAN - China has expressed its openness to the changes proposed by the new government in Islamabad and “will definitely follow their agenda” to work out a roadmap for BRI projects based on “mutual consultation”, Chinese envoy to Pakistan Ambassador Yao Jing said on Sunday.

  • Pakistan water 2018-10-01 23:00

    Pakistan’s water-sharing pact with Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - Pakistan’s leading jurist on international law, who has been appointed by Pakistan’s supreme court as an ‘amicus curiae’ to assist the court on water-related issues, says Pakistan must consider working on a bilateral water-sharing agreement with Afghanistan.

  • kashmir 2018-10-01 21:15

    Ceasefire violations in Kashmir on rise

    TEHRAN - At least 109 people, including 56 security personnel, were killed in 2,855 incidents of cross-border firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces along the border in Jammu and Kashmir between January 2016 and July this year, an Right to Information (RTI) response has revealed.

  • Pakistan-India 2018/10/01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India-Pakistan verbal bang-bang at UN

    TEHRAN - Since the formation of new government in Islamabad, a series of overtures between New Delhi and Islamabad had rekindled hopes of peace and reconciliation. But, much to the chagrin of peaceniks, it proved hogwash. The battle lines are drawn again. The war of words has resumed. Accusations and counter-accusations are flying thick and fast. The gains made in recent weeks have been squandered.

  • Iran, Pakistan stress closer co-op against terrorism 2018-10-01 08:18

    Iran, Pakistan stress closer co-op against terrorism

    TEHRAN – Qadir Nezami, the deputy chief the Iranian Armed Forces, and Pakistan’s Secretary of Defense Ikramul Haq held a meeting in Tehran on Sunday, during which they voiced mutual resolve to develop defense cooperation in combating terrorism.

  • UN 2018-09-30 14:44

    UN General Assembly 2018: The latest updates

    World leaders gathered in New York City on Saturday to take part in the fifth day of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • Pakistan-China 2018-09-29 23:46

    Pakistan committed to completing CPEC

    TEHRAN -Hailing relations with China as the corner stone of Pakistan's foreign policies, a senior Pakistani government official said the country is committed to completing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and will support China over issues of its core interests.

  • Pakistan-India 2018-09-29 22:10

    War with India is not an option; only solution is dialogue: Pakistan’s FM

    TEHRAN - Following the war of words between India and Pakistan last week, the prospects of peace and reconciliation between the two estranged South Asian neighbors have again dimmed.

  • underwater gas pipeline 2018-09-28 21:59

    Pakistan to cooperate with Russia on underwater gas pipeline from Iran

    TEHRAN - Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding with Russia for cooperation in building an underwater gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and India, Xinhua reported citing a statement by the Russian Energy Ministry.

  • India- Pakistan 2018-09-26 23:56

    Indo-Pakistan trade potential at $37 billion

    TEHRAN - Highlighting the tremendous potential of trade between the two South Asian estranged neighbors – India and Pakistan – World Bank says the figure stands at $37 billion compared to the actual $2 billion.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-09-26 23:50

    ‘Plots to disrupt China-Pakistan ties won’t work’

    TEHRN - In a veiled attack on the U.S., China has warned against any attempts to sow discord in Beijing’s relations with Islamabad, saying any plots to create fissures will not prevail.

  • Pakistan-India 2018-09-25 00:07

    Pak PM to India: shun arrogance, hold talks

    TEHRAN - The relations between India and Pakistan have their own ups and downs. After recent peace overtures between the two warring countries, the accusations and counter-accusations are back.

  • Pakistan first to condemn Ahvaz attack: consulate 2018-09-25 00:05

    Pakistan first to condemn Ahvaz attack: consulate

    TEHRAN – Pakistan was the first country which condemned the Ahvaz terrorist attack and Pakistan’s Ambassador Riffat Masood was also the first foreign diplomatic representative in Iran who shared the grief with brotherly Islamic country of Iran, Pakistan’s consulate in Mashhad has said in a statement.

  • Pakistan 2018-09-25 00:02

    ‘Pakistan not in financial emergency ’

    TEHRAN - As the speculation grows over whether Pakistan will approach the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout or explore other options, Pakistan’s finance minister has quashed the apprehensions.

  • Ahvaz attack 2018-09-24 23:48

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India, Pakistan, Afghanistan condemn Ahvaz attack, call for joint efforts against terrorism

    TEHRAN - The deadly terror attack in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday has drawn strong condemnations from across the world, including Iran’s neighbors India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

  • India-Pakistan 2018-09-23 10:06

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Major blow to peace efforts: India cancels FM-level talks with Pakistan

    TEHRAN - The recent peace overtures between New Delhi and Islamabad, since the formation of new Pakistani government led by Imran Khan, had briefly rekindled hopes of peace and reconciliation between the two estranged neighbors. But the thaw didn’t last too long. The hopes have been dashed again.

  • Uighurs 2018-09-23 09:55

    Pakistan urges China to protect Uighurs

    TEHRAN - In a significant development, Pakistan has urged its all-weather ally China to relax restrictions on Chinese Muslims living in Xinjiang province, after reports about human rights violations in the province.

  • pakistan 2018-09-22 09:41

    Pakistan seeks good relations with Iran: Imran Khan

    TEHRAN - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that his country seeks to have good relations with its neighbors, especially Iran.

  • Afghan refugees 2018-09-18 09:44

    Afghan refugees born in Pakistan to get nationality

    TEHRAN - The newly-elected Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has announced that it will grant nationality to all Pakistan-born refugees of Afghan and Bangladeshi origin, ending months of suspense and speculation.

  • India-Pakistan-Bangladesh 2018-09-16 04:10

    India above Bangladesh, Pakistan in HDI

    TEHRAN - India jumped one place to 130 among 189 countries in the latest human development index (HDI) released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Friday. India's human development index value is above the average of 0.638 for the South Asia region, with Bangladesh and Pakistan ranked 136 and 150 respectively.

  • Pakistan 2018-09-16 03:10

    Pakistan’s FM visits Kabul, holds talks

    TEHRAN - In a bid to improve bilateral ties, Pakistan’s newly-elected foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday arrived in Kabul on his first foreign visit. Qureshi-led delegation held talks with senior Afghan officials in the first bilateral engagement between the two estranged neighbors since December 2015. The relations between Kabul and Islamabad have frayed in recent years, with Kabul accusing Pakistan of sheltering militant groups that launch attacks on Afghanistan. Pakistan has rejected the accusations.

  • India-Pakistan 2018/09/16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. is roadblock to peace between India, Pakistan

    TEHRAN - The inaugural 2+2 ministerial dialogue between India and the U.S. held in New Delhi last week has again threatened to jeopardize recent efforts made by New Delhi and Islamabad to bury the hatchet and open a new chapter in their bilateral ties. The joint statement issued at the summit has drawn sharp reaction from Islamabad, making it amply clear that the Americans don’t want India and Pakistan to be friends and they don’t want peace and stability to prevail in this region.

  • Pakistan Defense Day commemorated in Tehran 2018-09-13 21:16

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Pakistan Defense Day commemorated in Tehran

    TEHRAN – A host of international envoys and military personnel marked the 53rd Pakistan Defense Day in a ceremony held on Wednesday evening at the Pakistan ambassador’s residence in Tehran.

  • India-Pakistan 2018-09-13 02:30

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘U.S. focus in South Asia gradually shifting from Pakistan to India’

    TEHRAN - After the recent turn of events, regional alliances have changed and a paradigm shift has been witnessed in the foreign policy priorities of countries in South Asia. The U.S. has lost an important ally and is now wooing another regional bulwark for a potential ‘marriage of inconvenience’.

  • Pakistan dam 2018-09-13 02:24

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    To tackle water scarcity, Pakistanis crowdsourcing a mammoth dam project

    TEHRAN - According to a recent report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Pakistan ranks among the top three countries with acute water scarcity. UN agencies like United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) have also sounded alarm bells that Pakistan, which has the world’s fourth-largest rate of water usage, might run entirely dry by 2025.

  • Defense minister urges closer ties with Pakistan 2018-09-12 20:56

    Defense minister urges closer ties with Pakistan

    TEHRAN – Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Wednesday called for closer defense cooperation with Pakistan, expressing the hope that during the rule of the new Pakistani prime minister Iran and Pakistan would be able to make up for the past shortcomings in ties, Mehr reported.

  • Pakistsan-India 2018-09-11 04:45

    Pakistan's new govt. rekindles hope in India

    TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two estranged South Asian neighbors, have shown inclination to bury the hatchet and open a new chapter in their relationship since the change of guard in Islamabad.