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  • Pakistan to support Saudi-led military alliance while maintaining close contact with Iran

    Pakistan highlighted its "successful counter-terrorism operations and the comprehensive National Action Plan" during the first meeting of the defence ministers of countries involved in the Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) held last Sunday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said in his weekly briefing on Thursday...

    Dr Faisal said Pakistan had expressed its willingness to share its intellectual,...

  • Pakistan protests 'deliberate targeting of civilians' in special hotline contact with India

    Pakistan "protested the deliberate" targeting of civilians along the Line of Control (LoC) during the Pakistani and Indian armies' special hotline contact on Monday, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement...

    "Indian troops are deliberately targeting innocent civilians, including children," the Pakistan's director-general of military operations (DGMO) told his Indian counterpart, according to the statement... ...

  • Pakistan-India detente thru’ peoples contact

    LAHORE: A Polish academic has floated the idea of reconciliation through cultural exchange and people-to-people contact between Pakistan and India for lasting peace in the South Asia region...

    “There should be confidence building measures (CBMs) and concrete efforts to pacify hawkish elements on both sides of the border,” said University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw (Poland) Prof Dr Agnieszka Kuszewska at a seminar on...

  • Pakistan Army, Afghan officials establish hotline contact

    Inter-Services Public Relations said Tuesday that Pakistan Army and the Afghan National Army had spoken over a hotline in the first reported communication between the two ever since tensions over the Pak-Afghan border boiled over earlier this year...

    This longstanding tension had reached a breaking point when Pakistan closed all border crossings on Feb 16 after a string of suicide attacks that killed more than 125...

  • BBC disclosures confirm Pakistan's suspicions about India: Nisar

    ISLAMABAD: Talking to media personnel on Thursday, Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan said the sensitive disclosures made in the BBC report confirmed Pakistan's suspicions about India's involvement in the country...

    Nisar said intelligence agencies had in the past reported India's interference inside Pakistan, adding that recent statements from the Indian leadership were a clear indication of foreign involvement...

  • BBC report: Pakistan in touch with British authorities, confirms FO

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) confirmed on Friday that the Government of Pakistan is in touch with British authorities with a view to seek information and facts of the BBC report that claimed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has received funding from Indian authorities...

    "The contents of BBC's report are of vital significance to the state of Pakistan," said the FO spokesman Qazi Khalilullah...

  • PCB makes contact with Sri Lanka with a view to moving Test series to Pakistan

    Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Managing Director Wasim Khan has made contact with Sri Lankan cricket board's officials in a bid to convince them to move their end-of-the-year Test series from the UAE to Pakistan...

    The PCB MD, according to well informed sources within the board, has asked Sri Lankan officials to send to Pakistan its delegation which can then be briefed regarding security plans and arrangements...

  • BBC story on 'Pakistan's secret human rights abuses' a pack of lies: ISPR

    The military's media wing on Monday issued a strongly worded response to a BBC story that documented alleged human rights abuses in the tribal areas of former Fata, and termed the report a "pack of lies"...

    The BBC story published on June 2, titled Uncovering Pakistan's secret human rights abuses, looks into Pakistan's long battle with militants as part of the post-9/11 "war on terror" and carries the accounts of locals as well as the...

  • Afghan Taliban say will visit Pakistan if formally invited: BBC report

    The Afghan Taliban have said that they will visit Pakistan and meet Prime Minister Imran Khan if they are formally invited for a meeting by Islamabad, BBC Urdu reported on Thursday, citing an official...

    He had said he hoped that in the coming days, "we will be able to urge the Taliban to talk with the Afghan government and come to a political solution", a point that was promptly appreciated by US President Donald Trump — who noted...

  • Comedian Sami Shah lands BBC Radio show

    You might have asked this question lately: where in the world is Sami Shah?The answer is: he's planning to take over Britain with a new two-part BBC Radio 4 series called 'A Beginner's Guide To Pakistan'...

    "Just dumb luck basically!"The comic continues: " In 2009 or 2010 a producer at BBC called Ed Morris wanted to do a radio show about comedians around the world...

  • Brahamdagh met Dr Malik Baloch, discussed Balochistan issue: BBC report

    Talking to BBC on Tuesday, Bugti claimed that he discussed the Balochistan issue with the chief minister of the province but said that Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has no 'authority' to discuss the all important issue with him...

    RFE/RL's Gandhara website reported on Wednesday that Bugti is months away from returning to Pakistan, marking an end of his nine-year exile which had followed the killing of his grandfather, Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti,...

  • Nawaz may launch second phase of mass contact drive from KP

    LAHORE: Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is starting the second-phase of his public contact campaign from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sept 10 after his return from London...

    “After his arrival from London by the end of this week, Mian Sahib will attend a public meeting in my constituency in Abbotabad, launching the second phase of his public contact campaign,” National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi told Dawn on Tuesday... ...

  • Red Cross in contact with foreign wives of IS fighters

    GENEVA: The Interna­tional Com­mittee of the Red Cross said on Thursday it had access to more than 1,300 foreign wives and children of suspected fighters of the militant Islamic State (IS) group, following concerns expressed for the safety of the families held by Iraqi forces near Mosul...

    The neutral aid agency called on all sides in the wars in Iraq and Syria to treat detainees in line with international law that prohibits torture or...
  • BBC reviews staff pay over gender gap

    LONDON: The BBC is reviewing employee pay after it was forced to reveal that male stars were paid far more than their female counterparts, damaging the British public broadcaster’s image and angering women employees...

    “These are difficult and often deep-rooted challenges, and they are not unique to the BBC, but I see this as a moment of real opportunity for us,” Director General Tony Hall said in a speech on Wednesday...

  • Civil, military officials establish contact with India to condemn deadly border firing incidents

    He also urged the Indian side to permit the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan to play its mandated role, in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions...

    Special hotline contact was also established between Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India to discuss the "deliberate targeting of Pakistani civilians residing in vicinity of working boundary," the ISPR said on...

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