• 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.

  • 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.