• Trump’s JCPOA exit ‘sheer madness’: Pakistani MP 2018-08-13 20:59

    Trump’s JCPOA exit ‘sheer madness’: Pakistani MP

    TEHRAN – Shireen Mazari, the chief whip of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party, has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, describing the move as “sheer madness”.

  • Khan 2018-08-12 11:12

    Indian envoy calls on Khan, discuss bilateral ties

    TEHRAN - In a significant gesture, India’s High Commissioner to Islamabad Ajay Bisara on Friday called on Pakistan’s prime minister-in-waiting Imran Khan. During the meeting, the two sides discussed a range of issues, focusing on prospects of the India-Pakistan relationship.

  • Chabahar 2018-08-12 11:11

    India, Afghanistan discuss Chabahar Port’s role in bolstering trade, economic ties

    TEHRAN - The first phase of the Chabahar Port was inaugurated in December last year, which has opened a new strategic transit route between India, Iran and Afghanistan. While there are still some unresolved issues related to the development of the port, which is situated in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province, it is expected to make headway soon.

  • Pakistan 2018-08-12 10:52

    U.S. cuts Pakistani officers from training programs

    TEHRAN - An indication of growing strains between Islamabad and Washington, the U.S. government has reportedly started cutting Pakistani officers from training and educational programs that were a key aspect of Pakistan-U.S. bilateral relations for more than a decade, according to media reports.

  • Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy? 2018-08-11 12:14

    By Ishtiaq Hussain Turi

    Can Imran Khan turn around Pakistan’s flailing economy?

    Now that the hurly burly of elections is done, it is time for the new government led by Imran Khan to translate words into action and lay the foundation of ‘Naya Pakistan’ (new Pakistan). As top-notch experts have already said, the biggest test for the cricketer-turned-politician is economy. Pakistan’s economy is in bad shape, and there are already talks about the country approaching International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

  • International Monetary Fund 2018-08-09 12:54

    Pakistan to decide on IMF bailout by September

    The biggest challenge for the new government in Islamabad, experts say, will be economy. Imran Khan-led government will inherit a flailing economy that needs to be revived, and speculation is rife that Pakistan will approach International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the bailout.

  • Pakistan’s first woman envoy to Iran takes charge 2018-08-07 21:05

    Pakistan’s first woman envoy to Iran takes charge

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Ambassador to Tehran Riffat Masood on Tuesday presented her credentials to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, becoming the country’s first woman envoy to Iran.

  • Pakistan election 2018-08-07 11:15

    About 1.67 million votes omitted in Pakistan election

    TEHRAN - A few weeks after the general election in Pakistan that was marred by accusations of vote-rigging and manipulation, an independent poll watchdog has made stunning disclosure in a new report.

  • Imran Khan 2018/08/07

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Will Pakistan, Iran open new chapter in their relationship?

    TEHRAN - As Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan gets ready to take oath as the new prime minister of Pakistan, pundits are keen to see what his foreign policy will be. A populist leader, his election campaign focused majorly on domestic issues and the fight against institutional corruption.

  • Farahnaz Ispahani 2018-08-07 10:49

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Imran Khan’s desire to improve relations with Iran is good for regional stability’

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has just given mandate to Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) to form the new government, albeit with the help of other smaller parties. Despite controversies surrounding the election outcome, Imran Khan is all set to take oath as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan later this week. The new government faces many challenges in terms of domestic issues and foreign policy.

  • Taliban 2018-08-05 10:44

    Militants attack, burn down girls’ schools in Pakistan

    TEHRAN - At least 12 schools in Diamer district of Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region, most of them girls’ schools, were attacked and burned down early on Friday by alleged militants, according to reports. No group has officially claimed responsibility for the attacks.

  • David Devadas 2018-08-05 10:41

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Kashmiri youth are fed up of violence in which they grew up’

    TEHRAN - Security situation in Indian controlled Kashmir continues to be volatile with the new wave of home-grown militancy, cross-border fighting between India and Pakistan, and collapse of the provincial government. The incidents of violence have increased over the past few years and the peace process between India and Pakistan has virtually been put on the backburner.

  • عمران خان ، ہنر دوست پاکستان 2018-08-04 20:54

    Pakistan ready to play constructive role between Iran, Saudi Arabia: Imran Khan

    Pakistan’s Prime Minister-designate Imran Khan on Saturday said Pakistan is ready to play a constructive and positive role between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

  • China 2018-08-02 12:17

    U.S. warns IMF against bailout for Pakistan that pays off China

    TEHRAN -The battle-lines are drawn between Pakistan and the United States once again, this time over the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout that Islamabad is likely to seek in coming weeks. The U.S. has warned that it will oppose any IMF bailout that helps China, Pakistan’s new all-weather ally.

  • Imran Khan 2018/08/02

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Can Pakistan’s new PM resolve the Kashmir issue?

    TEHRAN -After his thumping victory in Pakistan general elections, Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan, known for his articulateness and razor-sharp political acumen, delivered a lengthy speech, outlining his vision for Pakistan, his foreign policy and how he plans to combat the scourge of corruption. He also spoke about his desire to improve ties with India and resolve the long-standing dispute over Kashmir.

  • Ayesha Siddiqa 2018-08-02 11:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Imran Khan would stick to status-quo on Pakistan’s relations with India and Afghanistan'

    TEHRAN - The elections in Pakistan this year have been marred by violence and allegations of large-scale irregularities, allegedly engineered by the military establishment.

  • Khan-Ghani 2018-07-31 12:23

    Ghani, Khan agree to improve Afghanistan-Pakistan ties

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and Afghanistan, the two estranged neighbors, are expected to open a new chapter in their debilitating relationship with the change of guard in Islamabad, according to reports.

  • Imran Khan 2018-07-31 12:16

    Imran Khan to be sworn in as new Pakistan PM before Aug 14

    TEHRAN - Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) chief, who led his party to a thumping victory in general elections, is likely to be sworn in as Pakistan’s new Prime Minister before August 14, which is the country’s Independence Day.

  • india 2018-07-31 12:15

    Four million people excluded from citizens’ list in India

    TEHRAN - In a move that is likely to stir unrest in India, the government in New Delhi has excluded more than four million people from a draft list of citizens in northeastern state of Assam.

  • ‘Iran desires multi-dimensional ties with Pakistan’ 2018-07-31 11:24

    ‘Iran desires multi-dimensional ties with Pakistan’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Mehdi Honardoost, on Monday congratulated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan over his party’s victory in general elections, saying Tehran desires strong multi-dimensional ties with Pakistan.

  • Aamir Mughal 2018-07-29 11:39

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘Political transition may be smooth but Imran Khan won’t be able to run the country smoothly’

    TEHRAN - Aamir Mughal is a Pakistan-based political commentator and social media activist. He was formerly a senior intelligence officer. In this interview with Tehran Times, he spoke about the general elections in Pakistan and allegations of vote rigging and manipulation.

  • Imran Khan 2018/07/29

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Imran Khan has the charisma and leadership traits. But will he deliver?

    As expected, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) had the last laugh in the bitterly-contested, violence-marred general election in Pakistan, enjoying success across the country. In results announced on Friday, PTI had won 114 seats, while its closest rival Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) had clinched 63 and Pakistan People’s Party 43 respectively.

  • Pakistan 2018-07-29 11:25

    Political parties in Pakistan claim vote rigging, demand re-elections

    TEHRAN - The general election in Pakistan is generating tremendous heat waves with claims of large scale rigging and manipulation. Most political parties have rejected the results, which gave Pakistan Tehreek Insaaf (PTI) a clear mandate to form the next government, with an alliance partner.

  • Tehran congratulates Pakistan on elections 2018-07-28 21:28

    Tehran congratulates Pakistan on elections

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Friday congratulated Pakistan for successfully holding parliamentary and provincial elections.

  • Pakistan’s Imran Khan ‘desires stronger ties with Iran’ 2018-07-27 20:31

    Pakistan’s Imran Khan ‘desires stronger ties with Iran’

    TEHRAN – As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as largest party in the Wednesday general elections, its chairman Imran Khan in his first public address said that his party desires stronger ties with Iran.

  • kashmir 2018-07-26 11:32

    Al-Qadr militant outfit new threat for India in Kashmir, says Intel report

    TEHRAN - According to latest intelligence reports cited in Indian media outlets, Pakistan’s intelligence agency is allegedly making efforts to strengthen Al-Badr, a little-known terror organisation, to carry out attacks in Indian controlled Kashmir

  • Afghanistan election 2018-07-26 11:30

    Millions vote in violence-marred, bitterly-contested election in Pakistan

    TEHRAN -Millions of people flocked polling stations on Wednesday to cast their votes in the violence-marred, bitterly-contested general election, which will see a democratic transition of power, only the second time in the country's chequered political history.

  • Pakistan 2018-07-24 12:13

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan goes to polls amid fears about violence, manipulation

    Tomorrow, Pakistan has a tryst with history. Despite heavy odds and pejorative conspiracy theories, the people of Pakistan will exercise their right of franchise to elect a new government.

  • Mehr Tarar 2018-07-24 11:40

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    “There is no certainty of any party gaining a simple majority in Pakistan election”

    Mehr Tarar is a Pakistan-based senior journalist, political commentator and author. She was formerly op-ed editor of Daily Times. In her interview with Tehran Times, she spoke about the general election in Pakistan and why it will be bitterly contested.

  • پرچم ایران و پاکستان 2018-07-19 13:12

    Iran, Pakistan pledge to enhance military ties to boost regional stability

    TEHRAN - In a bid to enhance bilateral defense ties, Pakistan and Iran are seeking to jointly manufacture defense equipment, Iran’s top military official said during his visit to Pakistan this week.