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  • US-India N-deal affected strategic stability, says Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: The US nuclear deal with India has affected the strategic stability that existed in South Asia before the deal, says Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry...

    The foreign secretary, who will lead the Pakistani team at the US-Pakistan talks on security, strategic stability and non-proliferation which begin in Washington on Tuesday, said that maintaining this strategic balance was necessary for peace in South Asia...

  • Pakistan does not abandon friends and strategic partners: PM Nawaz

    ISLAMABAD: Amidst unsubstantiated rumours that Pakistan will commit troops to Saudi Arabia for the protection of its borders, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an address today urged a peaceful solution to the Yemen crisis through dialogue with warring factions and reiterated the importance of the Saudi Kingdom as a ‘strategic ally’...

    "Pakistan does not abandon friends and strategic partners, specially at a time when their security is...

  • US, Pakistan to hold nuclear, strategic talks next week

    WASHINGTON: The United States and Pakistan will hold key talks on nuclear non-proliferation and strategic stability in the US capital next week...

    Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, who arrives in Washington on May 30, will lead senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Strategic Plans Division at these talks...

  • Pakistan-China ties’ strategic content to be bolstered

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China agreed on Monday to elevate their bilateral relationship to ‘all weather strategic cooperative partnership’ that envisages strong defence and security ties, continued nuclear energy cooperation and expansion of trade...

    The two sides also kicked off the implementation of $46 billion (A Ministry of Planning press release put the figure at $45bn) Pakistan-China Econo­mic Corridor (PCEC), a combination of...

  • India wants to deny Pakistan strategic depth in Afghanistan: US report

    WASHINGTON: India’s goals in Afghanistan are to deny Pakistan strategic depth and the ability to block India from trade and other connections to Central Asia and beyond, says US congressional report...

    The report by the Congressional Research Service also notes that US-Pakistan relations, which deteriorated after the 2011 Abbottabad raid, had since “improved somewhat...

  • Indian inclusion could affect strategic stability, Pakistan tells Nuclear Suppliers Group

    ISLAMABAD: A day after India received support from the United States' for Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) membership, Pakistan cautioned the cartel of nuclear technology holders that country specific exemptions would negatively impact strategic stability in South Asia...

    In order to mobilise support for Pakistan’s NSG membership, a briefing session was held in Islamabad with NSG countries diplomatic missions invited...

  • Pakistan should benefit from its strategic location, says World Bank MD

    ISLAMABAD: The chief operating officer and managing director of World Bank, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, underscored the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying “Pakistan should effectively take benefit of its strategic location for achieving economic objectives"...

    The World Bank MD said Pakistan has shown great economic progress during the last few years due to the right steps taken by the government; however, she...

  • ‘EU, Pakistan to sign 5-year strategic partnership’

    KARACHI: European Union Ambassador to Pakistan Jean Francois Cautain on Thursday disclosed that the EU is planning to enter into a five-year strategic partnership with Pakistan...

    In a meeting with the members of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (Aptma), the ambassador stated the current relationship between the EU and Pakistan has reached a mature level and needs to be strengthened further...

  • Pakistan's fuel reserves fall below strategic levels

    Consequently, stocks of the two main petroleum products — motor gasoline and high-speed diesel — are short of the mandatory strategic levels, at a time when the country’s borders are in a state of heightened tension, sources told Dawn...

    Sources said the Ministry of Defence had repeatedly called on the quarters concerned to increase supplies for strategic reserves...

  • Resumption of international cricket in Pakistan included in ICC strategic policy

    LAHORE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has included the issue of the resumption of international cricket in Pakistan in its strategic policy, which has been finalized in its meeting held in Dubai last week, Dawn has learnt...

    Though the above mentioned issue was not included in the original draft of the strategic policy when it was presented before the member countries of the ICC during the meeting, the Pakistan Cricket Board...

  • Pakistan, EU sign new strategic engagement plan

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the European Union on Tuesday inked their Strategic Engagement Plan (SEP), which is expected to provide the framework for greater cooperation and stronger ties between the two sides...

    The new strategic engagement plan for steering their bilateral relationship was agreed upon after protracted negotiations at the fourth round of Pakistan-EU strategic dialogue held in Islamabad in March...

  • US-India pact shouldn’t disturb strategic balance in S. Asia: FO

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thurs­day expressed the hope that the recent defence agreement between US and India would not disturb the strategic balance in South Asia...

    At a press briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said: “Pakistan hopes the set arrangements do not contribute to polarising the region by disturbing the strategic balance in South Asia and escalating the arms build-up...

  • Preparatory session held for strategic talks with US

    ISLAMABAD: The Fore­ign Office held on Wed­nesday a preparatory session for the upcoming ministerial meeting of the Pak-US Strategic Dialogue scheduled for Feb 29...

    “The Adviser chaired an Inter-Ministerial Meeting today, which was held to review progress of the previous rounds and prepare for the upcoming strategic dialogue to further strengthen the partnership with special focus on expanding trade and investment cooperation,” a FO...

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