• Pakistan's exports 2019-02-04 23:23

    Pakistan’s exports to Afghanistan plummet

    TEHRAN - Pakistan’s exports to neighboring Afghanistan have dwindled by 41.57 percent to just $1.4 billion in 2018-19 from $2.6 billion in 2010-11, according to latest figures.

  • Rouhani says unity in Venezuela will foil U.S. plots 2019-02-02 20:08

    Seven foreign ambassadors submit credentials to Rouhani

    Rouhani says unity in Venezuela will foil U.S. plots

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday separately received credentials of the new ambassadors of Venezuela, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Croatia, Tunisia, Mali and Sierra Leone.

  • Islamabad’s Ambassador to Tehran Riffat Masood cuts ribbon on a cultural center in Mashhad, northeast Iran. 2019-01-23 21:35

    Mashhad hosts some 700,000 Pakistani pilgrims per annum: envoy

    TEHRAN – Some 700,000 Pakistani pilgrims annually travel to Mashhad to visit the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS), Islamabad’s Ambassador to Tehran said on Tuesday.

  • Modi-Khan 2019-01-12 22:03

    India hits back at Pakistan PM, says offers for dialogue ‘not serious’

    TEHRAN - The blame games continue between India and Pakistan, as the two estranged South Asian neighbors accuse each other of creating roadblocks for peace process.

  • Pakistan 2019-01-10 12:01

    CPEC to create 7 lac jobs in Pakistan

    TEHRAN - In a great news for unemployed people in Pakistan, as many as 700,000 new job opportunities are estimated to be created by 2030 under the ambitious project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

  • pakistan warship 2019-01-10 11:57

    Pakistan Navy flotilla visits Iran 

    Pakistan’s Navy flotilla PNS KHAIBAR, PNS MADADGAR, PNS RAH NAWARD and Maritime Security ship ZHOB visited the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas from 6 to 9 January 2019. The visit was part of overseas deployment of Pakistan’s Navy ships to the Persian Gulf. 

  • Kashmir 2019-01-10 11:54

    Norwegia offers to mediate on Kashmir dispute

    TEHRAN - Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg has said that her government is willing to mediate between Pakistan and India for the settlement of the Kashmir dispute. Erna Solberg in an interview with Indian news channel NDTV said the Kashmir dispute cannot be solved only from a military standpoint and that popular support was also important, a report in Kashmir Media Service said.

  • U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad 2019-01-10 10:39

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Taliban call off talks with U.S. officials over 'agenda disagreement'

    Much to the chagrin of mandarins in Washington, Taliban have called off 'peace talks' with the U.S. officials in Qatar this week due to an “agenda disagreement”.

  • Chabahar 2019-01-08 21:25

    India starts commercial activity at Chabahar Port

    TEHRAN- India has started its commercial activities in Iran’s southeastern port of Chabahar, the Indian government said on Monday, Economic Times reported.

  • Atta Rasool Malik 2019-01-08 14:08

    By Atta Rasool Malik

    CPEC invites hybrid warfare against Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD - All wars are costly in lives and treasure. Through the ages, this fundamental truth has driven military strategists to search for a quick and inexpensive victory in battle. The ultimate aim of any contesting nation is to force an unwilling enemy government to accept peace on their terms. In democratic countries, generally the actions of that hostile government are based upon the will of the people, therefore no victory can be complete until that ‘will’ is reshaped or molded.

  • Zarif 2019-01-07 23:25

    Ghani’s ‘peace envoy’ to visit Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Afghan President President Ashraf Ghani’s special envoy for peace and head of High Peace Council's (HPC) secretariat, Umer Daudzai is expected to visit Pakistan this week.

  • Modi-Khan 2019-01-07 23:24

    Pakistan rebuffs ‘misleading Indian propaganda’, vows ‘befitting response’

    TEHRAN -While spirited efforts are being made through back channels to recalibrate the stalled dialogue process between India and Pakistan, the top political leadership of the two countries continues to indulge in war-mongering and sabre-rattling.

  • FATF 2019-01-06 11:49

    Pakistan sends ‘terror financing’ report to FATF

    TEHRAN - Pakistan has dispatched a Terror Financing Risk Assessment Report electronically to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in a bid to secure exit from the grey list of the Paris-based watchdog.

  • ‘Pakistan eyeing Iran’s experience to develop infrastructure’ 2019-01-05 23:04

    ‘Pakistan eyeing Iran’s experience to develop infrastructure’

    TEHRAN – Akbar Ayub Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province’s minister for communication and works department, has expressed Pakistan’s desire to benefit from Iran’s vast experiences to develop its infrastructure.

  • preferential trade 2019-01-04 20:50

    Iran in talks with Turkey, Pakistan, Syria for preferential trade

    TEHRAN – Iran is in talks with its neighbors Turkey and Pakistan and also with Syria for conducting preferential trade, IRNA reported quoting Mohammadreza Modoudi, the acting head of Trade Promotion Organization (TPO).

  • Imran Khan 2019-01-02 21:05

    Pakistan PM’s jihad against ‘four ills’

    TEHRAN - The recently-elected government in Pakistan, which has inherited flailing economy, rampant corruption, poor security, and rising unemployment, wants to tackle all these issues this year.

  • A view of holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) in Mashhad 2019-01-02 21:01

    Over 75,000 Pakistani pilgrims visit Iran in 2 months

    TEHRAN – Over 75,000 Pakistani pilgrims visited religious places across Iran from September to November 2018, which is deemed as a record number, Pakistan Today reported on Wednesday.

  • China-Pakistan 2019-01-02 20:25

    China pledges to lend $2 billion to Pakistan

    TEHRAN - China has pledged to lend at least $2 billion to Pakistan to shore up its foreign exchange reserves and prevent further devaluation of rupee against the dollar, Financial Times reported, quoting sources.

  • On New Year, India, Pakistan trade fire on border, violate ceasefire 2019-01-02 20:21

    On New Year, India, Pakistan trade fire on border, violate ceasefire

    TEHRAN - The intermittent border skirmishes continue between India and Pakistan, the two estranged South Asian neighbors, escalating political and military tensions. Over the past few days, the armies of the two countries have again accused each other of trading fire on the Line of Control (LoC), the line dividing the two countries, in the disputed Kashmir region.

  • Kashmir 2019-01-02 20:14

    2018 deadliest year in a decade in Kashmir

    TEHRAN -The year gone by has been the most deadly year in a decade in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as the disturbed region continues to reel under fierce fighting between Indian forces and militants.

  • 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.