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  • Pakistan among states that will face turmoil for decades: Obama

    While underlining the challenges the United States may face in the near future, Mr Obama warned that both Afghanistan and Pakistan were among the countries that would continue to face instability and turmoil for decades...

    “Instability will continue for decades in many parts of the world – in the Middle East, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in parts of Central America, Africa and Asia,” he said...

  • Pakistan be included in N-mainstream on same terms as other non-NPT states: think tank

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan should be included in the nuclear mainstream on same terms as were offered to other non-NPT states, said Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), a think tank that works on strategic issues...

    The Islamabad-based think tank also rejected proposals made by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Stimson Centre, which had called on Pakistan to return to “strategic” deterrence instead of “full spectrum deterrence”,...

  • United States not considering sanctions on Pakistan, assures State Department

    ISLAMABAD: The US State Department on Tuesday clarified that it was by no means considering the option of putting sanctions on Pakistan, however, it wanted Pakistan to go after all the terrorist groups that are operating or seeking safe haven on its soil...

    According to the transcript of press briefing released by US State Department, Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said United Stated was holding “conversations with the highest level of...

  • 'Relationship between Pakistan and United States is imbalanced'

    ISLAMABAD: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani on Wednesday termed the relationship between Pakistan and United States as imbalanced and expressed concern at US’ tilt towards India...

    "Bilateral relationship between US and Pakistan seems to be driven by giving priority to US national security interests in the region rather those of Pakistan", Rabbani observed while chairing a Senate session...

  • Saarc summit in Pakistan postponed after member states pull out

    KARACHI: The upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit scheduled to be held in November in Pakistan has been postponed after India refused to participate, DawnNews reported on Tuesday...

    Read: A rancorous Saarc meeting“India has conveyed to current Saarc Chair Nepal that increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in internal affairs of member states by one country...

  • Pakistan will not transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors: Aziz

    Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday reaffirmed Pakistan's commitment not to transfer weapons of mass destruction to states or non-state actors...

    Delivering a keynote address on the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1540 in Islamabad, Aziz said as a responsible nuclear state, Pakistan will continue to partner with international community to prevent non-state actors from acquiring...

  • United States urges India, Pakistan to avoid steps that escalate tensions

    WASHINGTON: India and Pakistan should improve their communications to avoid an increase in tensions over Kashmir, the US State Department said on Thursday after Indian troops reportedly fired across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir...

    ”Know more: United States to urge India for holding talks with Pakistan over Kashmir issueAt least two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed as Indian troops fired across the LoC,...

  • Pakistan among top states where Facebook curbed most content

    KARACHI: The total content restricted in Pakistan by social media giant Facebook doubled between July and December 2018, according to the platform’s latest transparency report released on Friday...

    Facebook restricted 4,174 items within Pakistan during the second half of 2018, as compared to 2,203 pieces from the first half of the year...

  • ‘Pakistan can be food basket for Economic Cooperation Organisation states’

    KARACHI: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said on Thursday that Pakistan having huge agriculture potential can become food basket for Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) member countries...

    Speaking at the 27th Executive Committee meeting of ECO Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the governor said that Pakistan would welcome investment and transfer of technology in food processing industry...

  • Pakistan among 20 states most affected by China slowdown

    ISLAMABAD: The Uni­ted Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has included Pakistan in the list of 20 economies across the world that have been affected the most after China suffered slowdown because of novel coronavirus...

    The affected value chain for Pakistan is textiles and apparel which amounts to $44 million from a two per cent reduction of China exports in intermediate inputs...

  • Pakistan health data worrisome as compared to neighbouring states

    ISLAMABAD: While life expectancy is the lowest in Pakistan as compared to other countries of the region, the cumulative health expenditures by federal and provincial governments in the Financial Year 2019 increased to Rs421...

    According to Economic Survey 2019-20, the national health security is increasingly threatened in Pakistan due to population growth, rising urbanisation, environmental pollution and change in lifestyle of people,...

  • States urged to ensure rights, security of minorities

    He was speaking at a two-day conference on “Role of Judiciary in Enforcing Human Rights in South Asia” organized by South Asia Partnership (SAP) and Pakistan Institute of Labor Education and Research (PILER) at a local hotel on Saturday...

    Delegations from India and Pakistan participated in the conference while jurists, legal experts, intellectuals and civil society representatives also graced the occasion...

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