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  • Pakistan 'key partner' in region, commanding general of US Army Central Command says

    The Commanding General of United States Army Central Command, Lieutenant General Michael Garrett, wishes to continue the US’s “key partnership in the region” with Pakistan after his first-ever visit to Pakistan, the US Embassy said on Wednesday...

    The US Army Central Command engages with Pakistan’s military through military-to-military information exchanges, regional symposia, and multilateral and bilateral exercises...

  • Pakistan remains critical partner against terrorism, says US

    WASHINGTON: In its annual report on terrorism released on Friday, the US State Department has listed Pakistan as a critical counter-terrorism partner...

    The report, however, notes that Pakistan continues to be plagued with numerous violent extremist groups, many of which target Pakistani government or members of rival religious sects...

  • Bayliss vexed over Cook partner for Pakistan series

    MANCHESTER: England coach Trevor Bayliss admits he is still vexed by the issue of who will open the batting with Alastair Cook on their tour of the United Arab Emirates following the one-day series with Australia...

    England succumbed to an eight-wicket defeat at Old Trafford in the fifth ODI on Sunday as Australia sealed a 3-2 series victory in emphatic fashion
  • Pakistan key counterterrorism partner in 2015: US report

    WASHINGTON: Reintegration of de-radicalised terrorists into society remained a priority in Pakistan during 2015, says an official US report...

    The annual US State Department report, released on Thursday afternoon, pointed out that despite various problems in Pakistan’s counterterrorism strategy, the country “remained a critical counterterrorism partner in 2015”...

  • Cook in search of opening partner for Pakistan Tests

    LONDON: It is Test cricket's equivalent of a lonely hearts advert: experienced opener seeks partner for meaningful relationship...

    Lyth's place is now under threat ahead of England's departure to the United Arab Emirates in October for three Tests against Pakistan...

  • Pakistan still a valued partner: Tillerson

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that Pakistan is still an important and valued partner for the United States, although he does not enjoy dealing with it...

    Mr Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis are leading US efforts to reengage Pakistan and both have visited Islamabad for talks aimed at reversing the downward trend in bilateral ties...

  • Pakistan must demonstrate its desire to partner with US in defeating terrorism: Tillerson

    The United States is prepared to partner with Pakistan to defeat terrorist organisations seeking safe havens, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wrote in an op-ed published in the New York Times on Wednesday...

    In an opinion piece titled 'I Am Proud of Our Diplomacy', the US's top diplomat said Pakistan "must demonstrate its desire to partner with us" to prevent Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven for terrorists...

  • Pakistan can partner US while remaining a China ally: author

    WASHINGTON: Pakistan can play an important security and development role in South Asia as a US partner, even as it maintains separate relationships with its immediate neighbors, particularly China, argues a new book, “The Battle for Pakistan: The bitter US Friendship...

    ”The book, by eminent scholar Shuja Nawaz, will be launched in Pakistan this week...

  • Pakistan 'fundamental partner of UN', secretary general says in call with Qureshi

    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday said he valued Pakistan's role in the effective functioning of the global body, calling the country a "fundamental partner of the United Nations"...

    According to the statement, Guterres "valued Pakistan's constructive contributions towards the effective functioning of the organisation in the different areas of its work"...

  • Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and US partner to create platform for regional cooperation

    Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and the US have formed a new diplomatic platform to support peace and stability in Afghanistan and foster regional trade and business ties, according to a Foreign Office (FO) statement...

    "Representatives of the United States, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed in principle to establish a new quadrilateral diplomatic platform focused on enhancing regional connectivity...

  • Pakistan Football League: PFF, GSV partner to kick off country's first football league

    The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has signed a partnership with Global Soccer Ventures (GSV) to kick off the country's first-ever football league, the Pakistan Football League (PFL), and upgrade the infrastructure for the sport in the country, according to a press release issued on Tuesday...

    The statement noted that apart from delivering Pakistan's first domestic inter-city franchise league, the new venture would also entail the...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

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