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  • Trump calls out Qatar on terror as Tillerson calls for calm

    President Donald Trump is ramping up pressure on Qatar to stop what he calls a “high level” of financial support of terrorism, even as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tries to calm the worst diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf in years...

    He said families were being separated, children removed from school and Qataris forced to deal with food shortages...

  • Pakistan calls for negotiated end to Afghan war

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has called for a negotiated end to the Afghan war, claiming that neither side could “impose a military solution” on the other...

    “Neither the coalition and Kabul nor the Afghan Taliban can impose a military solution on each other,” said Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi while speaking at a debate in the UN General Assembly on the situation in Afghanistan...

  • Pakistan calls for accommodative monetary policies

    PAKISTAN has asked the developed economies to adopt accommodative monetary policies to revive global economic growth...

    Representing the country at the 48th annual meeting of the Asian Development Bank’s board of directors, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar pledged on Monday that Pakistan would continue fighting terrorism without any discrimination...

  • Vessel carrying US military cargo calls at Pakistan’s port

    KARACHI: While confusion and frustration keep rising at the White House over the Afghan war, another vessel carrying military cargo and vehicles for US troops in Afghanistan called at Port Qasim on Wednesday...

    This is the third vessel in a short period of two months that called at the country’s port for unloading military hardware and trucks
  • McCain calls for support of Pakistan to eliminate militancy in Afghanistan

    KABUL: The United States is counting on Pakistan’s support to eliminate militancy, in particular the Haqqani network, Senator John McCain said during a visit to the Afghan capital on Tuesday...

    “We have made it very clear that we expect they (Pakistan) will cooperate with us, particularly against the Haqqani network and against terrorist organisations,” said McCain, chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, in Kabul...

  • India calls satellite 'gift to South Asia', Pakistan says no thanks

    India launched a communications satellite on Friday for its smaller neighbours to share, part of its efforts to build goodwill in the region and counter Chinese influence, but arch-rival Pakistan said it would stay away from the project...

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to office promising to strengthen ties with neighbours such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Pakistan, has called the satellite a gift to south Asia...

  • Pakistan calls on world to combat Islamophobia

    UNITED NATIONS: Decrying the rise of Islamophobia worldwide, Pakistan called on Thursday for action to combat the forces of xenophobia and warned that if timely steps were not taken to check this disturbing trend, it could threaten regional and global peace and security...

    Speaking at an event organised at the UN by Pakistan Mission and the OIC on “Countering Xenophobia through Interfaith Cooperation”, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said...

  • Activist calls for citizens of Pakistan, India to ignore propaganda

    ISLAMABAD: On his 42nd visit to Pakistan in 12 years, Indian activist Chanchal Manohar Singh called upon ordinary citizens from both India and Pakistan not to pay heed to propaganda that stops them from coming closer...

    “This clearly shows that we have good seeds and improved know-how, while the farmers in Pakistan were following the traditional modes of farming,” he said, adding that “this is one of the areas where we both can...

  • JUI-F chief calls for making Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state

    SUKKUR: Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has called for making Pakistan a true Islamic welfare state and introducing the Islamic system in the country...

    He claimed that Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and solution of country’s all problems lied in following the guidelines provided in the Quran and Sunnah...

  • Afghan president calls on Pakistan to battle Taliban

    KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, in a sombre speech to the Afghan parliament on Monday, called on Pakistan to battle some factions of the Taliban rather than try to bring them into peace talks...

    Although President Ashraf Ghani said Afghanistan faced a terrorist enemy led by Taliban "slaves" in Pakistan, his statement appeared to leave the door open to resuming peace talks with some factions of the Taliban as he suggested there...

  • US calls for India-Pakistan talks over Kashmir

    WASHINGTON: The United States has urged India and Pakistan to start a dialogue for a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute...

    Tension between India and Pakistan has increased since last week when Indian security forces killed a Kashmiri leader, Burhan Wani...

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