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  • Army won’t act against Haqqani network, says Samiul Haq

    ISLAMABAD: Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC) chief Maulana Samiul Haq said on Wednesday that the Pakistan Army would not take any action against the Haqqani network...

    Addressing a press conference at the National Press Club, where he lambasted US President Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Pakistan, he said that those he was affiliated with “were still fighting the Americans in Afghanistan”...

  • US says Pakistan failed to act against Taliban, Haqqani Network

    The United States has once again accused Pakistan of not taking significant action against the militant outfits and accusing them of operating from "Pakistan-based safe havens" to threaten the US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan...

    The US State Department, in its annual “Country Reports on Terrorism 2016” released on Wednesday, said Islamabad has failed to take significant action to constrain the ability of the Afghan Taliban and...

  • No terrorist network left capable of operating in Pakistan: Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday laid out an elaborate progress report on the National Action Plan (NAP), saying that terrorism in the country had been brought down by 70 per cent, adding that no militant network could now operate in Pakistan...

    Nisar said he presented a progress report to the prime minister during the cabinet meeting, which included the following:Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan,...

  • Pakistan keen on developing rail network for transit trade: minister

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir has said that Pakistan is interested in laying new railway tracks and refurbishing existing routes for direct and transit trade with Afghanistan and Iran...

    Speaking to a business delegation from South Africa on Wednesday, the minister said his government is considering railway tracks as trade corridors because they would play a vital role in boosting Pakistan’s exports and facilitate...

  • Pakistan, Haqqani network are not 'friends', says Aizaz Chaudhry

    A day after a top US Central Command official acknowledged Pakistan's efforts against the deadly Haqqani network, Ambassador to the United States (US) Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said the Haqqani network is not Pakistan's "friend"...

    The Haqqani network is one of the most dangerous faction in the Afghan Taliban...

  • Kuwait asks Pakistan to upgrade fuel supply network

    ISLAMABAD: Kuwait has asked Pakistan to upgrade its market and fuel supply network to higher grade gas oil, commonly known as High Speed Diesel (HSD), to remain its long-term client...

    Pakistan generally imports half of the country’s diesel requirement from Kuwait under a long-term arrangement between their respective state-run companies — Pakistan State Oil (PSO) and Kuwait Petroleum Company (KPC)...

  • Pakistan asks Facebook to link accounts to mobile numbers

    Pakistan has asked the Facebook management to link opening of Facebook accounts to mobile numbers to overcome the issue of fake accounts, said a Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) official...

    Since, February 2017, 137 blasphemous links have been blocked by the Facebook administration for viewership in Pakistan...

  • Wasim thinks batting is Pakistan’s weak link

    MELBOURNE: Legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram has admitted he is not worried about the Pakistan’s pace attack and it is the team’s batting which is a matter of concern ahead of the upcoming Test series against England...

    Meanwhile, Pakistan’s bowling attack is likely to feature returning Mohammad Amir, alongside Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah...

  • India, Afghanistan plan air cargo link over Pakistan

    India and Afghanistan are likely to announce an air cargo service on Saturday to help increase trade that both say is stymied because of their tense political relations with Pakistan...

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi were meeting in the northern Indian city of Amritsar, a short distance from the Pakistan border, for the Heart of Asia conference aimed at stabilising Afghanistan...

  • Pakistan, Tajikistan discuss rail link

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to establish railway connectivity via Afghanistan with a view to boosting trade and economic relations between the two countries...

    The ambassador said Pakistan was like a bridge for the Central Asian countries to establish trade links with the rest of the world...

  • Pakistan ready to extend rail link agreement with India

    ISLAMABAD: Despite tense ties with New Delhi due to frequent ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and Working Boundary, Pakistan on Tuesday gave its consent for a three-year extension to an agreement with India on Munabao-Khokhrapar rail link...

    “The government of Pakistan has agreed to extend the agreement of the rail link between Munabao (India)and Khokhrapar (Pakistan) for another three years,” a Foreign Office statement...

  • Pakistan's flawed forensic investigation in rape cases is the weak link in the justice system

    Observing the low rates of reported rapes in Pakistan, a recent Dawn editorial rightly points towards the gross “inadequacies of investigators and prosecutors…” as a key contributor to this issue...

    The forensic departments in medical colleges exist due to requirements laid down by the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, the governing body for undergraduate medical education in Pakistan...

  • Murad hints at ‘breakthrough’ as police bust militants’ network

    ”Police maintain ambiguity about reported arrest of Ansarul Sharia headThough the police neither confirmed nor denied the news reports on TV channels about the arrest of Ansarul Sharia Pakistan’s chief known as Dr Abdullah Hashmi in a raid on his house in Kaneez Fatima Housing Society, SSP Malir Rao Anwar, who has been actively involved in recent anti-militant operations, made a few claims lending strength to the reports of such a...

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