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  • The fragile US-Pakistan relationship during the Soviet war in Afghanistan: report

    According to an Intelligence assessment report declassified by the CIA, Pakistan’s support for the Afghan insurgents against the soviet occupation is based on a number of key factors, that include:A belief that if Soviets gain control over Afghanistan, they would use it to exert influence in Balochistan as a means of influencing Pakistani politics...

    The idea that continued support of the Afghan insurgents is that it provides Pakistan...

  • Pakistan's relationship with US not defined by Afghanistan: PM Abbasi

    Pakistan's relationship with the United States is 70 years strong and is not defined by the conflict in Afghanistan alone, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said while speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) think-tank on Wednesday...

    Abbasi's New York visit to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly comes at a time when tensions between US and Pakistan are running high in the wake of Trump's Afghan...

  • Afghanistan says Indian interest does not affect Pak-Afghan relationship

    Afghan Counsel General Abdul Wahid Pohan on Saturday rejected the impression that India's growing interest in Afghanistan has had an affect the Pak-Afghan relationship...

    While speaking at an event organised to mark the Afghan International Culture Day in Peshawar, Pohan said that Afghanistan has the right to maintain good diplomatic relations with other countries including India...

  • '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...

  • Man allegedly kills wife, daughter and relative over suspicion of being in a relationship

    A man in Shangla on Wednesday allegedly killed his wife, daughter and a male relative after suspecting both women of involvement in a relationship with the man, said a Station House Officer (SHO)...

    After receiving the information, he went to the site of the incident and found the bodies of the two women in a pool of blood inside the house, while another body was found on the road, at a distance of approximately 100 feet...

  • Pakistan, Iran keen to rebuild relationship, says NA body chief

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran are keen to rebuild their relationship plagued by mistrust and are eyeing cooperation for peace in Afghanistan and stronger economic ties between them...

    “Pakistan and Iran are determined to take positive steps to deepen mutual understanding, increasing cooperation and scaling up bilateral relations,” National Assembly's Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs chairman Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar said while...

  • Pakistan looking to reset relationship with US: Dar

    Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday said Pakistan seeks to reset its relationship with the United States (US)...

    ”The WSJ, noting that the Pak-US relationship was “complicated”, reported that Washington still sees Islamabad as critical to its efforts in Afghanistan as the Trump administration intensifies its attacks on the militant Islamic State (IS) group and the Taliban...

  • Exhibition showcases China-Pakistan relationship

    ISLAMABAD: The Embassy of China and the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage held an exhibition of paintings, calligraphy and photographs at the Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) on Friday to mark the 67th founding day of China...

    The event started in the main PNCA lobby, an already narrow space that felt near claustrophobic for journalists and guests...

  • Complicated relationship kept Obama from travelling to Pakistan: White House

    Outgoing American president Barak Obama once 'expressed the desire' to visit Pakistan, but could not act upon the wish "for a variety of reasons, some of them relating to the complicated relationship between our two countries at certain times over the last eight years," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at a news briefing...

    The subject sprang up at the news briefing in light of President-elect Donald Trump's telephonic...

  • Senior Trump aide calls for ‘new relationship’ with Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Repeating allegations about Haqqani network sanctuaries and shortcomings in Pakistani efforts to check illicit financing, senior US National Security official Lisa Curtis said on Tuesday the Trump administration wanted a “new relationship” with Islamabad...

    “Ms Curtis urged the government of Pakistan to address the continuing presence of the Haqqani network and other terrorist groups within its territory, and reiterated the...

  • Pompeo hopeful to reset troubled relationship with Pakistan

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday he was “hopeful” of resetting the troubled relationship with Pakistan following his meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan and other senior civil and military officials in Islamabad...

    The former CIA director, making his first visit as top US diplomat to Pakistan, told pool reporters shortly before leaving Islamabad that the “broad spectrum” of topics discussed included efforts “to...

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