• 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.

  • 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.