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  • The war on terror and the terror of war

    A world where war has seeped into human hearts, silently and sinisterly, manifesting itself through the most trivial of human emotions...

    A world where the most refreshing air smells of gunpowder, and war hymns can be heard in the most silent of spaces...

  • If breaks out, Pakistan-India war may spiral into a world war, warns Khurshid

    SUKKUR: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has warned that a full-scale war between Pakistan and India, if takes place, is bound to turn into a third world war and cause a huge loss of life and massive destruction in the region...

    Speaking to the media at his residence here on Friday, Mr Shah ruled out possibility of a war between the two countries observing that [Indian Prime Minister Narendra]...

  • Terror attack may spark Pak-India war: US official

    WASHINGTON: A senior US official has warned that a terrorist attack in India could spark off a war with Pakistan...

    In an interview to The Indian Express newspaper, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the possibility of an unintended war between India and Pakistan was a cause of concern for the United States...

  • How Pakistan is tackling terror financing to stay off a list of 'terror-friendly' nations

    Pakistan has frozen the accounts of 5,000 suspected terrorists, taking about $3 million out of their pockets, but Islamabad could still come under scrutiny at a crucial June meeting of an international watchdog that tracks terror financing...

    Analysts and government officials say political foot-dragging and sympathetic supporters throughout Pakistan makes it difficult to cut off the money supply to banned terrorist groups...

  • Pakistan's ‘war on terror’ cost down 40pc to $3.9bn

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has cut direct and indirect losses to its economy on account of terrorism by slightly above 40 per cent to $3...

    The latest survey, which has recorded the losses to the national economy under the chapter ‘Impact of War in Afghanistan and Ensuing Terrorism on Pakistan’s Economy’, shows that the losses to the economy are steadily decreasing since FY12 when they hit a peak of $23...

  • Pakistan is fighting terror war alone, says Sherry

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan is fighting one of the largest inland wars on terrorism alone, says Senator Sherry Rehman...

    Speaking on “Building Pakistan’s Peace and Security,” she said, “We are not laying the blame on other countries, nor do we get into finger-pointing about whose ungoverned spaces provide sanctuary for which high-value target”...

  • World has acknowledged Pakistan role in war on terror: Lodhi

    UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has condemned the recent US drone strike inside the country, terming it an unacceptable and blatant violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty as well as the UN charter and international law...

    Speaking at a quarterly debate on Afghanistan in the Security Council on Wednesday, Pakistan’s Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi sharply responded to the allegations made by the Afghan representative, dismissing them as “unjustified,...

  • Pakistan suffered loss of $188bn during war on terror, says Dar

    ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday said that Pakistan has lost at least US$118 billion during the ongoing war on terror...

    About the proposed Karachi-Lahore motorway, he said that it was a missing link in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's vision, adding that the Rs300 billion project is made a part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project...

  • US NSA appreciates Pakistan Army’s role in war on terror

    RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: US National Security Adviser (NSA) Susan Rice called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif at the General Headquarters Sunday, where she “appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan Army’s sincere efforts and sacrifices in the war against terrorism,” said Maj Gen Asim Bajwa – head of the army's media wing...

    Peter Lavoy and US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to...

  • War on terror: 'US asks Pakistan to do more yet fails to compensate'

    Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi said the United States is not willing to release the amount due from the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) which has already been spent by Pakistan and yet claims Pakistan has 'not done enough' in the ongoing war on terror...

    "The US is not willing to release the funds from CSF which we have already spent on the war on terror, yet they (US officials) always complain about...

  • Pakistan’s losses in war on terror fail to impact US discourse

    WASHINGTON: Days before the Trump administration suspended US security assistance to Pakistan, the country launched a new factsheet, showing how terrorism has killed more than 74,000 people over the last 14 years and cost $123 billion in economic losses...

    The document re-emphasises Pakistan’s stance that the death of 122 children at a Peshawar school on Dec 16, 2014, was a watershed moment, which galvanised the entire nation against...

  • US told to learn from Pakistan in war on terror

    KARACHI: A day after the Foreign Office issued a strongly worded statement in response to the US assertion about “putting Pakistan on notice” over alleged terrorist safe havens, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday hit out at the US administration, asking it to learn from Pakistan’s experiences in the war against terrorism instead of threatening it...

    In a statement on his official Twitter account, the minister said: “Dont blame...

  • ‘Pakistan’s cold war has its roots in World War II’

    Indeed, what else are we to make of his proposition that having moved to protect and preserve Pakistan [quoting Henry Kissinger] the United States has now launched a seemingly devilish scheme to undo Pakistan”...

    Former ambassador Hilaly added that Mr Sadiq also spoke about how the Pakistan-India rivalry was not exclusive to the two countries but now included — China, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, the US and Russia...

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