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  • Islamabad welcomes Putin's offer to mediate between Pakistan and India

    The Foreign Office (FO) during a weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday welcomed Russian President Vladimir Putin's offer to mediate between India and Pakistan...

    FO Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told the press that Pakistan had recently established high-level contact with Russia, adding that Pakistan welcomed Putin's offer to ease tensions between the two countries...

  • Move On Pakistan party chairman arrested in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Move On Pakistan party, Muhammad Kamran, was arrested from a rest house in Islamabad's Aabpara area, police sources confirmed...

    A little-known political party, Move On Pakistan put up banners in 13 cities across the country earlier this month with its leaders urging Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif to impose martial law and form a government of technocrats...

  • Pakistan foreign secy invites Indian counterpart to Islamabad for dialogue on Kashmir

    ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry on Monday invited his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar to Pakistan for dialogue on the Kashmir dispute, the Foreign Office (FO) said...

    Aizaz called on the Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad and handed over a letter addressed to Jaishankar highlighting the international obligations of Pakistan and India with regards to resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with United Nations...

  • Super Smith fires Islamabad United to Pakistan Super League title

    A fiery fifty from Dwayne Smith propelled Islamabad United to the inaugural Pakistan Super League (PSL) title as Misbah-ul-Haq's side defeated Quetta Gladiators by six wickets in the final...

    Since the PSL was announced last September, the Pakistan Cricket Board sold five franchises for $93 million and attracted players from 11 different countries...

  • Pakistan to host 13th ECO Summit in Islamabad next week

    The 13th Economic Cooperation Organisation Summit will be held in Islamabad on Wednesday, reported the state-run radio service...

    Briefing the media persons in Islamabad on Saturday, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said, "Most of the member states have already confirmed participation at Heads of State or Heads of Government level...

  • 'Feto a threat to Pakistan's security': Turkey's Erdogan rails against 'coup plotter' Gulen in Islamabad

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressed a joint press conference in Islamabad alongside Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday where he announced the Turkish government is determinedly taking on what he termed the Fethullah Terror Organisation (Feto)...

    Pakistan had earlier promised Turkey it would look into the affairs of the Pak-Turk education network that Ankara wanted shut down for its alleged links with Gulen...

  • ITF reaffirms decision to hold Pakistan-Iran Davis Cup tie in Islamabad

    LAHORE: In a landmark decision coming after 12 long years, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has allowed Pakistan to hold a Davis Cup tie - against Iran - in Islamabad during the month of February next year, thus rejecting the appeal of the visiting nation to change the venue from Pakistan on security grounds...

    “In a late night message from London, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) informed the President of the...

  • Diplomats in Islamabad briefed on Pakistan's counter-terrorism efforts

    Amid increasing criticism and suspension of security aid for Pakistan by the United States, the foreign diplomats stationed in Islamabad were briefed on Pakistan’s achievements and challenges in its counter-terrorism efforts by the top civil-military leadership on Wednesday, the Foreign Office said in a statement...

    Welcoming the envoys, the foreign minister said that the briefing had been arranged to "inform the diplomatic corps...

  • Islamabad most dangerous place to be a journalist in Pakistan, says media watchdog

    Islamabad is the most dangerous place to be a journalist in Pakistan, according to media rights watchdog Freedom Network (FN) which has released its Press Freedom Barometer 2018 — monitored from May 1, 2017 to April 1 this year — to mark the International Press Freedom Day that falls on Thursday...

    According to a press release issued by FN, the group has recorded over 150 cases of attacks and violations against media and its...

  • ‘Lums seminar’ on Balochistan held in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: “There were dead bodies found in Balochistan with Pakistan Zindabad carved into their skins,” Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur said on Saturday, at a seminar which had to be relocated to a different city for it to be held...

    While it was finally held at Kuch Khaas in Islamabad on Saturday, M...

  • Four ‘target killers’ from Karachi held in Islamabad

    ISLAMABAD: Four men allegedly involved in incidents of target killings in Karachi and robberies in the federal capital have been arrested here, Dawn has learnt through reliable sources...

    Know more: Contract killers to be arrested in next phase of Karachi operationThe arrests were made during an investigation into some incidents of robbery in Islamabad, most of them taking place outside banks and involving people who had drawn cash...

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