Islamabad

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  • ظریف 2019-05-24 14:22

    Pakistan offers to be mediator between U.S. and Iran

    Pakistan has said it is ready to mediate between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s foreign minister arrived for talks in Islamabad amid growing tensions in the Middle East.

  • Zarif set to depart Tehran for Islamabad on Thursday 2019-05-22 18:30

    Zarif set to depart Tehran for Islamabad on Thursday

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is set to visit Pakistan on Thursday, a trip aimed to step up diplomatic contacts with Asian countries.

  • Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi 2019-03-12 10:10

    Pakistan not yet out of the woods, says Qureshi

    TEHRAN - Despite de-escalation of tensions after weeks of saber-rattling, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said Pakistan still was not out of the woods.

  • India's High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria 2019-03-10 10:15

    India’s Pakistan envoy returns to Islamabad

    TEHRAN - In a move that marks the de-escalation of political and diplomatic tensions between India and Pakistan, New Delhi’s envoy to Islamabad joined back office on Wednesday.

  • Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi 2019-03-02 20:27

    Negative elements fail to harm Tehran-Islamabad ties: Pakistan FM

    TEHRAN – Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, has said despite efforts by some negative elements relations between Iran and Pakistan are growing stronger.

  • Pakistan- India war 2019/02/28

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    It’s official: India, Pakistan are at war, again

    TEHRAN - After days of shrill war rhetoric and saber-rattling, India claimed to have conducted a surgical strike in Balakot, a small hamlet in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, early Tuesday morning.

  • Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran 2019-02-25 16:03

    Islamabad hopes to keep militants in check after attack on IRGC frayed ties with Tehran

    Pakistan to fence 950km of border with Iran

    In order to de-escalate tensions with its neighbour in the west, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s administration plans to fence 950km of the border linking Pakistan’s Balochistan province with Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan province.

  • FATF retains Pakistan on its ‘grey list’ 2019-02-24 10:24

    FATF retains Pakistan on its ‘grey list’

    TEHRAN - In another setback for the government in Islamabad, Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has retained Pakistan on its ‘grey list’, citing ‘limited progress’.

  • India threatens to stop flow of water to Pakistan; Islamabad ‘not concerned’ 2019-02-24 09:47

    India threatens to stop flow of water to Pakistan; Islamabad ‘not concerned’

    TEHRAN - The heightened tensions between two warring neighbors India and Pakistan in the wake of recent terrorist attack in Indian-controlled Kashmir have drifted towards waters now.

  • Shah Mehmood Qureshi 2019-02-21 09:08

    Pakistan FM wants ‘normal ties with Israel’

    TEHRAN - In a controversial statement that has raised many eyebrows in Pakistan and the region, Pakistan’s foreign minister has expressed desire to normalize relations with Israel.

  • MBS in Pakistan 2019-02-21 08:46

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    MBS tours South Asia, seeks to improve his battered image with petrodollars

    TEHRAN - Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman is touring South Asia these days to brush up his battered image following the global outcry over diabolical murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Afghanistan-China-Pakistan 2018-12-16 09:50

    Pakistan, China, Afghanistan hold second trilateral dialogue in Kabul

    TEHRAN -Pakistan, China and Afghanistan held second round of trilateral dialogue in Kabul on Wednesday, in a attempt to facilitate the peace process and help end the protracted U.S.-imposed war in Afghanistan.

  • India 2018-12-13 10:01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India’s cooperation needed to end war in Afghanistan, says Pakistan

    TEHRAN - Pakistan and India, the two South Asian warring neighbors, have long been accused of proxy war in Afghanistan, where the war has stretched into its 18th year now.

  • Tehran, Islamabad discuss military ties 2018-12-01 00:11

    Tehran, Islamabad discuss military ties

    TEHRAN – Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy army chief for coordination affairs, has met with senior Pakistani military commanders to explore avenues for the promotion of Tehran-Islamabad military cooperation.

  • India 2018-11-26 21:48

    Indian ministers to attend Pakistan event

    TEHRAN _ After many weeks of saber-rattling, accusations and counter-accusations, estranged neighbors India and Pakistan are again attempting to build a bridge between them.

  • 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.

  • 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 2018-10-23 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.

  • Pakistan 2018-10-11 16:51

    Dhaka rejects new Pakistan envoy

    TEHRAN - In an unsavory development that is likely to worsen relations between Pakistan and Bangladesh, Dhaka has refused to accept Islamabad’s new envoy following allegations of Pakistan’s diplomatic mission being misused to perpetrate activities of Pakistan’s intelligence agency against Dhaka and Delhi.

  • Chian 2018-10-01 23:30

    China open to changes in BRI projects

    TEHRAN - China has expressed its openness to the changes proposed by the new government in Islamabad and “will definitely follow their agenda” to work out a roadmap for BRI projects based on “mutual consultation”, Chinese envoy to Pakistan Ambassador Yao Jing said on Sunday.

  • Pakistan-India 2018/10/01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India-Pakistan verbal bang-bang at UN

    TEHRAN - Since the formation of new government in Islamabad, a series of overtures between New Delhi and Islamabad had rekindled hopes of peace and reconciliation. But, much to the chagrin of peaceniks, it proved hogwash. The battle lines are drawn again. The war of words has resumed. Accusations and counter-accusations are flying thick and fast. The gains made in recent weeks have been squandered.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-09-29 23:46

    Pakistan committed to completing CPEC

    TEHRAN -Hailing relations with China as the corner stone of Pakistan's foreign policies, a senior Pakistani government official said the country is committed to completing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and will support China over issues of its core interests.

  • India-Pakistan 2018/09/16

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    U.S. is roadblock to peace between India, Pakistan

    TEHRAN - The inaugural 2+2 ministerial dialogue between India and the U.S. held in New Delhi last week has again threatened to jeopardize recent efforts made by New Delhi and Islamabad to bury the hatchet and open a new chapter in their bilateral ties. The joint statement issued at the summit has drawn sharp reaction from Islamabad, making it amply clear that the Americans don’t want India and Pakistan to be friends and they don’t want peace and stability to prevail in this region.

  • Pakistsan-India 2018-09-11 04:45

    Pakistan's new govt. rekindles hope in India

    TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two estranged South Asian neighbors, have shown inclination to bury the hatchet and open a new chapter in their relationship since the change of guard in Islamabad.

  • Pakistan's economy 2018-09-02 09:44

    Pakistan needs $9 billion to run economy

    TEHRNA -The flailing economy and weakened institutions are the biggest challenges for the new Pakistani government led by Imran Khan. The newly-elected Finance Minister Asad Umar said the country needs $9 billion to run the economic affairs.

  • Asif Ali Zardari 2018-08-28 09:03

    Former Pakistan president summoned in money laundering case

    TEHRAN - Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister in a Rs 35 billion money laundering and fake bank accounts case.

  • 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.