• Asif Durrani, Former Pakistan ambassador in Iran  2018-11-26 12:15

    By Asif Durrani, Former Pakistan ambassador in Iran 

    Mr Trump, you don’t know anything about Afghanistan!

    President Trump’s remarks against Pakistan last Sunday once again reminded the policy makers of the two countries about the seriousness of the Pakistan-U.S. relations negotiation, especially when a maverick person like Trump is directly involved in the conduct of bilateral relations.

  • Pakistan-IMF 2018-11-22 08:50

    Pakistan, IMF bailout talks in progress

    TEHRAN _ To tide over the flailing economy, Pakistan is currently in talks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) and both parties have made "significant progress" toward agreeing on an $8 billion bailout package, the IMF said in a statement on Tuesday.

  • Pakistan-U.S. 2018-11-21 20:23

    Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan-U.S. ties hit new low as Pentagon suspends $1.66 bn security aid to Islamabad

    TEHRAN - The relations between former allies United States and Pakistan continue to nosedive with many skeletons tumbling out of the cupboard. Barely two days after U.S. President Donald Trump launched a vicious tirade against Pakistan for 'not doing a damn thing' for his country, which evoked angry reactions in Pakistan, his administration suspended the $1.66 billion security assistance to Islamabad on Wednesday.

  • Asad Umar 2018-11-20 21:35

    Pakistan underscores expansion of trade ties with Iran

    TEHRAN- Speaking with the Pakistani media, Asad Umar, Pakistan’s Minister of Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs, put emphasis on the necessity of strengthening trade ties with Iran.

  • Farrukh K Pitafi 2018-11-19 22:22

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    'Popular sentiment in Pakistan remains sympathetic to Tehran'

    TEHRAN - Imran Khan led government in Pakistan has been in talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to tide over an economic crisis. It has also approached its allies China and Saudi Arabia for funds, which has however raised a few eyebrows at home. It remains to be seen whether Khan will be able to resuscitate the flailing economy without compromising on country’s independent foreign policy and whether he will be able to strike a delicate balance in relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran.

  • Trump-Mazari 2018-11-19 22:20

    Pakistan does nothing for U.S., says Trump; Appeasement doesn’t work, Mazari hits back

    TEHRAN - The no-holds-barred verbal showdown between the American and Pakistani politicians continues with U.S. President Donald Trump and Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari locking horns in the latest round.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-11-17 23:27

    Pakistan gets ‘big’ package from China

    TEHRAN - As a testament to growing ties between Pakistan and China, Prime Minister Imran Khan says Pakistan has received a "big" package of financial assistance from its all-weather ally, stopping short of revealing the quantum of aid.

  • Saudi Arabia 2018/11/17

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Pakistan PM’s Saudi affair likely to backfire

    TEHRAN - Pakistan’s relations with Saudi Arabia flourished during the previous government headed by Nawaz Sharif, primarily due to his personal business interests in the Kingdom and friendly association with members of the Saudi royal family. Despite the criticism at home, Sharif never missed an opportunity to eulogize the Saudi rulers and support their wrongs.

  • TAPI 2018-11-15 10:56

    TAPI project makes headway

    TEHRAN _ The TAPI pipeline project, designed to diversify Turkmenistan’s gas exports, could deliver its first gas to Pakistan in two years, the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) said on Tuesday.

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2018-11-13 09:55

    Pakistan, IMF start bailout talks

    TEHRAN _Pakistan is expected to start policy-level meetings with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the bailout program to maintain its foreign exchange reserves from Monday, according to reports.

  • Iran-Pakistan 2018-11-12 23:22

    Iran, Pakistan to kick off discussions on stalled gas pipeline project

    TEHRAN _ In a significant development that augur well for Iran-Pakistan relations, the PTI government in Islamabad led by Imran Khan has decided to kick off discussions on Iran-Pakistan (I-P) gas pipeline project that got shelved by the previous government in 2016.

  • pakistan 2018-11-12 20:16

    Pakistan has vowed to act quickly to free Iranian captives: Zarif

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Pakistani officials have promised to take more actions to liberate the Iranian border guards who were recently kidnapped by terrorists at Iran-Pakistan border.

  • IMF 2018-11-11 10:13

    Pakistan starts talks for IMF bailout

    TEHRAN _ With the economic situation getting grimmer, Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has started talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over the bailout program to maintain its foreign exchange reserves that have dropped 42 percent since January.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-11-06 07:46

    ‘CPEC vital link for China, Pakistan’

    TEHRAN -The ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would serve as a vital link for the two countries to the Middle East and Central Asian Republics and open fresh investment avenues, new markets and vistas, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday.

  • Ghani 2018-11-06 07:45

    ‘Peaceful Afghanistan in interest of region’

    TEHRAN - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said that a peaceful Afghanistan is in the best interest of the region, especially Pakistan so all the regional countries should come together to ensure peace in Afghanistan.

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif 2018-10-31 20:34

    Zarif visits Pakistan over kidnapped Iranian soldiers

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Pakistan in the early hours of Wednesday morning to follow up on the fate of the Iranian border guards who were recently kidnapped by terrorists at Iran-Pakistan border.

  • Kashmir 2018-10-28 17:22

    Kashmir Black Day observed in Tehran

    TEHRAN - In observance of the Black Day, talks and seminars were held in Tehran as well as other big cities in Iran on Saturday in support for the cause of people of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

  • Pakistan’s FIA sets up offices in Iran, Greece 2018-10-27 04:24

    Pakistan’s FIA sets up offices in Iran, Greece

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has established its sub-offices in Greece and Iran to check increasing activities of organized criminal networks and illegal movements of Pakistani migrants.

  • Rescue of kidnapped border guards first test for Imran Khan: Iran 2018-10-24 08:27

    Rescue of kidnapped border guards first test for Imran Khan: Iran

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said a rescue of the abducted Iranian border guards could be the first test for Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Imran Khan regarding Tehran-Islamabad ties.

  • ‘Greater security co-op needed between Iran and Pakistan’ 2018-10-23 22:30

    ‘Greater security co-op needed between Iran and Pakistan’

    TEHRAN – A senior Pakistani defense analyst says Iran must rest assured that Pakistan would take all the necessary measures to stop recurrence of terrorist attacks in common borders.

  • pakistan 2018-10-23 22:17

    Islamabad firm to rescue abducted Iranian soldiers: ambassador

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Ambassador to Tehran, Rifat Masood, said on Tuesday that Islamabad is determined to rescue Iranian border guards from kidnappers.

  • pakpour 2018-10-22 20:40

    Pakpour goes to Pakistan to pursue case of kidnapped soldiers

    TEHRAN - The IRGC Ground Force Commander, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, left for Pakistan on Monday to pursue the case of the Iranian border guards kidnapped to Pakistan by terrorist on October 15, IRGC spokesman Ramazan Sharif announced on Monday.

  • S-400 2018-10-21 16:21

    Pak criticizes Indo-Russia defence deal

    Continuing their harangue against each other, Pakistan has criticized and downplayed India's acquisition of the Russian-made S-400 Triumph air defense system, claiming Islamabad can counter the threat.

  • Iran asks Pakistan to crush terrorists 2018-10-21 10:43

    Iran asks Pakistan to crush terrorists

    TEHRAN – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli has asked the Pakistani government to gather intelligence on the terrorists living in its territory in order to track and crush them, voicing Iranian armed forces’ readiness to cooperate with Pakistan to achieve that end.

  • baqeri 2018-10-20 19:56

    Iranian military chief urges Pakistan to immediately arrest kidnappers

    TEHRAN - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Baqeri has urged Pakistan to take immediate action to arrest terrorists who kidnapped more than 10 Iranian border guards last week.

  • Pakistan 2018-10-18 09:08

    Pakistan working to locate kidnapped Iranian guards

    TEHRAN - A day after 14 Iranian guards were kidnapped by militants in the border region with Pakistan, Pakistan on Tuesday said its military forces were working closely their counterparts in Iran to trace them.

  • Pakistan military 2018-10-18 09:03

    Pakistan, Russia to hold joint military exercises

    TEHRAN - The Pakistani and Russian militaries will conduct a joint military exercise, termed Friendship 2018, involving over 200 troops from both countries in Pakistan’s northern highlands from October 21 to November 4, the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced in a statement on Tuesday.

  • zarif 2018-10-17 20:14

    Zarif urges Pakistan to help immediately release Iranian abductees 

    Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday to follow up on conditions of Iranian border guards who were abducted and transferred to Pakistan by terrorists late on Monday.

  • pakistan nuclear race 2018-10-16 20:06

    Pakistan not to join nuclear race

    TEHRAN - Reaffirming his country’s commitment to non-proliferation, Pakistan’s newly-elected president Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan will not join the nuclear race, as nuclear weapons are for defense only.

  • Afghan-Pakistan border 2018-10-16 19:42

    Tensions rise on Afghan-Pakistan border

    TEHRAN - After a brief period of uneasy calm, the tensions between estranged neighbors Pakistan and Afghanistan are again on the boil. A key border crossing between the two countries was shut on Monday as the troops exchanged fire across the border.