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  • Karachi United join Army in quarters, Bhatti United win shootout

    KARACHI: At the start of the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) Cup, Karachi United’s aim was to get through to the final round from the qualifying round...

    Second-division United booked their place in the quarter-finals of the PFF Cup on Saturday with a nerve-raking 3-2 victory over fellow Pakistan Football Federation League (PFFL) side Saif Textiles on Saturday to secure second place in Group ‘A’ behind Pakistan Army...

  • United States adds two Pakistan-based groups to terror blacklist

    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) on Wednesday designated two Pakistan-based groups 'with links to the Taliban' as global terrorist threats...

    As “Specially Designated Global Terrorists”, US citizens are forbidden from associating with the Tariq Gidar Group (TGG) and the Jamaat ul Dawa al-Qu’ran (JDQ), said a statement released by US State Department...

  • 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...

  • Pakistan urges United Nations to send fact finding mission on India-held Kashmir

    Pakistan and India traded barbs over Jammu and Kashmir at a United Nations meeting, with Pakistan demanding UN intervention through a fact-finding mission and India repeating its allegations of cross-border terrorism...

    During the high-level meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, Federal Minister for Law and Justice Zahid Hamid demanded the council dispatch a fact-finding mission to India-held Kashmir for an investigation of the...

  • 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...

    “An attack like [this] that escalates tensions,” US State Department spokesman John Kirby said, adding: “Our message to both sides is the same, to encourage them to increase communication to...

  • Pakistan's religious right is far from united

    WHEN Donald Trump made the umpteenth provocative policy statement of his presidency last week by declaring that the US would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, it was reasonable to expect that the religious right across the Muslim world would front a ferocious reaction, with Pakistan no exception...

    Well, it hasn’t happened yet, at least not in our land of the pure...

  • COAS visits troops in Rajgal on Eid, vows to make Pakistan 'best country in the world'

    Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited troops deployed on the border in Rajgal valley on the first day of Eidul Azha, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Saturday...

    Director General (DG) ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor shared pictures and a video on Twitter of the COAS hugging and talking to the soldiers in Rajgal valley, where the army recently concluded Operation Khyber-4...

  • Troops, checkpoints as international cricket revives in Pakistan

    LAHORE: Bemused players said they hoped to take the focus off security and put it back on cricket after authorities mounted an unprecedented operation to guard insurgency-hit Pakistan's first home international in six years...

    The fixture is Pakistan's first on home soil since 2009, when militants launched a gun attack on Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore, killing eight police and civilians and leaving seven players wounded...

  • Pakistan to deploy more troops on Iran border

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday assured Iran it would take steps to prevent cross-border terrorist attacks, including the deployment of additional troops along its border with Iran...

    The assurances were extended during meetings Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif held in the federal capital during a daylong trip...

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