• Pakistan-China 2018-09-10 22:43

    Pakistan PM says China is cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy

    TEHRAN - The new all-weather allies, Pakistan and China, took another big leap to strengthen their bilateral ties during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's first official visit to Islamabad since the formation of new government in Pakistan.

  • Jan Achakzai 2018-09-10 22:37

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘With declining U.S. influence and ascending Chinese power, a new EuroAsia is emerging’

    TEHRAN - The new government in Pakistan led by Imran Khan faces challenges on multiple fronts, in combating corruption, rebuilding institutions, fighting extremism and reshaping foreign policy. Khan has in first few weeks reaffirmed his commitment to bring economic reforms on domestic front, and bolster ties with neighboring countries, notably India, China and Iran. His government has charted a new course for itself, in which Pakistan will be less dependent on U.S.

  • Atif Mian 2018-09-09 06:46

    Under pressure, Pakistan PM sacks advisor

    TEHRAN - The newly-elected Pakistan government, succumbing to the pressure from far-right groups, has asked a leading academic to resign as an economic adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

  • China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi 2018-09-09 06:42

    China’s FM visits Pakistan; holds talks

    TEHRAN - China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi is on a three-day official visit to Pakistan, which started on Friday. It is the first official visit by a senior Chinese official since the formation of a new government in Pakistan.

  • Ambassador calls for closer Tehran-Islamabad ties 2018-09-08 10:01

    Ambassador calls for closer Tehran-Islamabad ties

    TEHRAN – Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Mehdi Honardoost said on Wednesday that Iran and Pakistan as two important neighbors in the region should make more efforts to enhance mutual cooperation.

  • Arif Alvi 2018-09-06 00:36

    Dr. Arif Alvi elected new President of Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Less than a fortnight after Imran Khan took over as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, senior Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) leader Dr. Arif Alvi was elected as the country’s new President on Tuesday.

  • Pakistan- Iran 2018-09-04 10:47

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan continues to rebuff U.S., supports Iran’s stand on JCPOA

    TEHRAN - Much to the chagrin of hawks in Washington and Riyadh, neighbors Iran and Pakistan have reaffirmed their commitment to bolster bilateral ties and open a new chapter in their relationship.

  • Pakistan 2018-09-04 10:39

    U.S. announces cancellation of aid to Pakistan

    TEHRAN - After a lot of speculation, the U.S. military finally announced that it will be cancelling $300 million aid to Pakistan as warned by President Donald Trump earlier. The funds have been suspended owing to Islamabad's perceived failure to take action against militants, an allegation Pakistan has rejected.

  • India-Pakistan 2018-09-02 10:37

    Despite recent peace overtures, India, Pakistan trade barbs over Kashmir at UN

    TEHRAN - Despite recent peace overtures and rekindled hopes, the fragile relationship between India and Pakistan, the two South Asian estranged neighbors, was again on display at the United Nations this week. The representatives of the two countries traded barbs over Kashmir during the world body’s session on the ‘merits of mediation’.

  • Pakistan's economy 2018-09-02 09:44

    Pakistan needs $9 billion to run economy

    TEHRNA -The flailing economy and weakened institutions are the biggest challenges for the new Pakistani government led by Imran Khan. The newly-elected Finance Minister Asad Umar said the country needs $9 billion to run the economic affairs.

  • zarif 2018-08-31 21:07

    Zarif meets Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Islamabad

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks with new Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Friday.

  • India-Pakistan 2018-08-28 09:53

    India, Pakistan to resume talks on Indus Water Treaty

    TEHRAN - With the political transition in Islamabad and the new government in place, Pakistan and India are expected to resume their talks on various aspects of the Indus Waters Treaty in Lahore on Wednesday.

  • Asif Ali Zardari 2018-08-28 09:03

    Former Pakistan president summoned in money laundering case

    TEHRAN - Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister in a Rs 35 billion money laundering and fake bank accounts case.

  • Pakistan--U.S. 2018-08-26 10:20

    Pakistan slams U.S. over ‘incorrect’ statement

    TEHRAN - The standoff between Pakistan and the U.S., two former allies, continues after Islamabad hit back at Washington for issuing a 'factually incorrect' statement regarding the telephonic conversation between Pakistan's newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan and the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

  • Shah Mahmood Qureshi 2018-08-26 10:18

    Pakistan no longer ‘darling’ of West, new Foreign Minister asserts

    TEHRAN - Bearing testimony to the deteriorating ties between the U.S. and Pakistan and the changing regional dynamics, Pakistan's new government led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has made it amply clear that the country will no longer crawl or crouch before the Western powers.

  • Raghib Hussain 2018/08/26

    By: Raghib Hussain

    Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline only panacea to Pakistan's energy crisis

    TAHRAN - Last week, Imran Khan was sworn in as the new premier of Pakistan. In his first televised address to the nation, the cricketer-turned-politician outlined his vision for Pakistan and vowed to build the foundation of Naya Pakistan (New Pakistan), which was the dream of country's founding fathers Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Sir Mohammad Iqbal.

  • Shafeek Seddiq 2018-08-26 10:06

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Peace talks with Taliban are not feasible without Afghan government leading it’

    The security situation continues to worsen in war-ravaged Afghanistan with a spate of terror attacks in recent months. The Afghan government and the Taliban observed an unprecedented three-day ceasefire on Eid al Fitr but it turned out to be a lull before the storm. This week, to mark Eid al Azha, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who has been under tremendous pressure, again announced conditional ceasefire but the Taliban has not responded to it.

  • power 2018-08-26 09:33

    Iran resumes electricity exports to Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan

    TEHRAN- Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian announced on Saturday that after resolving domestic power outage problems, Iran has resumed exports of electricity to its neighbor countries Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, IRNA reported.

  • Imran Khan 2018-08-19 10:48

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    For Pakistan’s new PM, the biggest challenge is tottering economy

    TEHRAN - The long cherished dream of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan finally became a reality on Saturday when he was sworn in as the new prime minister of Pakistan, more than 20 years after joining active politics. It is believed to be one of the most challenging roles in world politics but Khan has appeared confident and has vowed to build the foundation of ‘Naya Pakistan’ (New Pakistan).

  • nation’s founder Mujibur Rahman's wife 2018-08-19 10:47

    Bangladesh PM accuses rival of killing nation’s founder

    TEHRAN - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stirred hornet’s nest by claiming that arch-rival Khaleda Zia was involved in killing her father and nation’s founder Mujibur Rahman.

  • India-Afghanistan's dam 2018-08-19 10:46

    India to help build another dam in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN - After helping in the construction of Salma Dam in western Herat province of Afghanistan, which is known as Afghan-India Friendship Dam, India is now getting ready to aid the war-torn country in building the Shahtoot Dam situated in the Kabul river basin.

  • Rouhani urges closer ties with Pakistan as Khan takes office 2018-08-18 21:40

    Rouhani urges closer ties with Pakistan as Imran Khan takes office

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan congratulating him on his new post and voicing Tehran’s readiness to enhance ties with Islamabad, Tasnim reported.

  • Imran Khan 2018-08-18 17:39

    Imran Khan sworn in as 22nd Pakistani PM

    TEHRAN - Almost three weeks after emerging triumphant in the Pakistan general election, Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan was formally elected as the 22nd prime minister of Pakistan by the National Assembly on Friday. On Saturday, he took oath of office.

  • Pakistan-India Independece Day 2018-08-16 13:23

    Pakistan, India celebrate their Independence Days with patriotic fervor

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and India, the two neighboring countries, celebrated their independence days, on August 14 and August 15 respectively, with grand celebrations and colorful ceremonies. It was 72nd Independence Day for both the countries.

  • Pakistan-India 2018-08-16 13:16

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India, Pakistan look to bury the hatchet and create space for betterment of ties

    TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two South Asian warring neighbors, have been at loggerheads over the issue of Kashmir since 1947. The two countries have gone to war on two occasions and despite the strenuous efforts made by peaceniks on both sides, the bilateral relations have failed to mend.

  • Ammar Ali Qureshi 2018/08/16

    By Ammar Ali Qureshi

    Imran Khan’s foreign policy challenges

    TEHRAN - Imran Khan, who is all set to take oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan, is a populist and nationalist politician who has promised his voters Naya Pakistan (New Pakistan), based on better governance, and emphasized the need to make Pakistan an Islamic welfare state.

  • Pakistani ambassador hails friendly ties with Iran 2018-08-15 10:34

    Pakistan ambassador hails friendly ties with Iran

    TEHRAN – The new Pakistan’s ambassador in Tehran on Tuesday praised growing ties between Tehran and Islamabad, stressing that the two countries are witnessing a new positive development in relations.

  • Pakistan’s Imran Khan to visit Iran after swearing-in ceremony 2018-08-14 20:27

    Pakistan’s Imran Khan to visit Iran after swearing-in ceremony

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan will visit Iran and Saudi Arabia following his swearing-in ceremony later this month.

  • Iran-Pakistan 2018-08-14 11:20

    Under Imran Khan govt., Pakistan likely to shift focus from Riyadh to Tehran

    TEHRAN - As Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan prepares to take oath of office next week, there is lot of speculation about his foreign policy, especially Islamabad’s relations with Tehran and Riyadh.

  • Pakistan 2018-08-14 11:08

    After U.S. snub, Russia to train Pakistan military officers

    TEHRAN - After the Donald Trump administration decided to cut down training and educational programs of Pakistani military officers, Russia has filled that space, much to the chagrin of hawks in Washington.