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India Seeks Dissolution Of Saarc Trade Body In Islamabad Amid Kashmiri Guest Row

Indian diplomat Shubham Singh reportedly walked out of SAARC Charter Day celebrations in Islamabad on Sunday protesting the presence of a Pakistani minister of the disputed Kashmir region. India and Pakistan recognise Kashmir as part of their...
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Pakistan Slams Us For 'politically Motivated' Report On Religious Freedom

Last year, the US placed Pakistan on a special watch list regarding religious freedom. It is thought that this strategy by Washington was a way into pressuring Islamabad into carrying out reforms.
Related topics: Pakistan, Religion

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'hired Gun' No More: Pakistani Pm Refuses To Fight Us' War

The heads of the US and Pakistan exchanged accusations on Twitter last month, following Donald Trump's criticism of Islamabad and its policies. He claimed that Pakistan had received billions of dollars, but has done little in helping the US fight...
Related topics: Pakistan, Social Media, Donald Trump

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Trump Offers Khan To Renew Us-pakistani Partnership - Islamabad

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that US President Donald Trump had offered Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to renew the US-Pakistani partnership.
Related topics: Donald Trump, Pakistan, Russia, Moscow

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Us Should Assess Afghan Campaign Instead Of Blaming Islamabad For Failures – Pm

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States should assess the efficiency of its military operation in Afghanistan instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for its failures in the region, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday responding to US...
Related topics: Pakistan, Russia, Moscow, Military, Afghanistan

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Iran In Talks With Pakistan To Free Kidnapped Border Guards – Revolution Corps

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Iran has been in talks with a Pakistani militant group through officials in Islamabad to secure the release of five Iranian border guards kidnapped last month, an Iranian general said.
Related topics: Iran, Pakistan, Russia, Moscow

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The End Game In Afghanistan Is Beginning

Authored by Lawrence Sellin, op-ed via The Daily Caller, China and Pakistan have plainly stated their plans for Afghanistan and South Asia. According to a press release from the November 12 conference held at Islamabad’s Pakistan-China...
Related topics: Afghanistan, China, Pakistan

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Pepe Escobar: Under The Pakistani Volcano

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, While Khan plays on a complex geopolitical chessboard, Chinese aid could be a financial lifeline as Islamabad faces off against deadly religious extremism... It has been a breathless week, huddled in...
Related topics: Volcanoes, Pakistan, Religion

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Saudis To Give Pakistan $6 Billion Worth Cash, Defer Oil Payments Relief

Saudi Arabia has agreed to lend Pakistan $3 billion in cash and allow Islamabad to defer payments for oil imports worth $3 billion for a one-year period to help the country address its looming balance of payments crisis. The Pakistani government...
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Pashtun Human Rights Activist Detained At Islamabad Airport, Released After Social Media Pressure

Gulalai Ismail speaking at TEDxExeter 2017 at the Exeter Northcott Theatre in Exeter, UK on Friday 21st April, 2017. Image from Flickr taken by Matt Round of Matt Round Photography. CC BY NC ND 2.0 Pashtun human rights activist and founder of Seeds...
Related topics: Human Rights, Activism, Pakistan, Airports, Social Media, United Kingdom, Flickr, Photography

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Pompeo’s Five Hours In Islamabad

He came, he talked briefly and he left. All in one afternoon. That sums up U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s fleeting visit to Islamabad on Sept 5. Since expectations were not high, both sides opted to be discreet about disclosing what they...
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Pompeo Seeks ‘path Forward’ With Pakistan, Progress In Anti-terrorism Efforts

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says his mission to Pakistan is for both nations “to find a path forward together” and break the stalemate in Islamabad’s complicated relationship with Washington. Speaking to reporters Tuesday on the...
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Islamists March To Protest 'blasphemous Cartoons'

Thousands of protesters from Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), an extremist religious-turned-political party, started a march from Lahore to Islamabad on Wednesday, demanding that the newly elected government cut diplomatic ties with the Netherlands...
Related topics: Protests, Pakistan, Religion, Netherlands

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Pakistan: Rival India Hints At Revival Of Talks

Pakistan disclosed Monday that neighboring India has hinted at the possibility of the two nuclear armed nations reviving long-stalled talks. The announcement comes as the newly-elected government of Prime Minister Imran Khan takes charge in...
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Islamabad Confirms Us Suspended Pakistani Military Training Aid

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Pakistani Foreign Ministry officially confirmed on Friday that Washington had stopped training Pakistani military personnel in accordance with a January decision to suspend US financial assistance for Islamabad's security...
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Jailed Former Pakistani Pm Sharif Hospitalized

The jailed former prime minister of Pakistan has been hospitalized after suffering heart problems. Nawaz Sharif was moved from his cell to a hospital in Islamabad Sunday after a routine cardiogram performed on the 69-year-old showed some...
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Unease As Imran Khan Invokes Blasphemy In Pakistan Election

Islamabad (AFP) – Pakistan’s politicians, including PM hopeful Imran Khan, are mainstreaming extremism by invoking hardline issues like blasphemy to get votes, analysts say, warning the tactic could deepen sectarian fractures and...
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Former Pakistani Prime Minister, Family File Appeals

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appealed his 10-year prison sentence. His daughter and political heir, Maryam, and his son-in-law Mohammad Safdar have also appealed their convictions.  The appeals were filed Monday with the...
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Cia Fails To Organize Prison Break For Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden - Source

Washington has offered Islamabad to exchange Shakil Afridi who helped catch Osama bin Laden for Pakistani scientist Aafia Siddiqui who is serving jail term in the United States, according to anonymous sources speaking to Sputnik.
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Another Us Diplomat Hits Bikers In Pakistan, Arrested

A United States diplomat was taken into police custody after he rammed his vehicle into a motorcycle, leaving two people injured, on Sunday in Islamabad.  The U.S. envoy was later identified as second Secretary Chad Rex Ausburn who hit the bike...
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