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Opposition parties in Pakistan launch alliance to oust PM Imran Khan

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Demanding Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s immediate resignation, the country’s major Opposition parties have launched an alliance to hold a countrywide protest movement to oust his government. A 26-point joint resolution was adopted on Sunday by the All Parties Conference (APC), which was hosted by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and […]

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims for 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev: Imran Khan

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday shared some of the dazzling pictures of the Kartarpur complex and Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, saying the revered venue is ready to welcome the Sikh pilgrims for the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev. The pictures were shared by Khan on his Twitter […]

Pakistan to open Kartarpur Corridor on November 9: Imran Khan

By M Zulqernain LAHORE: Pakistan will open the much-awaited Kartarpur Corridor on November 9, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Sunday. The proposed corridor will connect Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab and facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit […]

Imran Khan calls Boris Johnson to discuss Kashmir situation, Mehmood Qureshi heads for China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called his British counterpart Boris Johnson and Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of his government’s plan to inform the world leaders about India’s decision of revoking Article 370 and withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article […]

Pulwama-like attacks can happen after revocation of Article 370: Imran Khan

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday expressed apprehension that Pulwama-like attacks can follow the revocation of the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, which could trigger a conventional war between Pakistan and India. “This will be a war that no one will win and the implications will be global,” he warned […]

Days after Imran Khan’s visit, US approves sales to support Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets

NEW DELHI: Days after the meeting between President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Pentagon notified the Congress on Friday of its decision to approve military sales worth USD 125 million that would result in 24×7 end-use monitoring of the F-16 fighter jets of Pakistan. US officials asserted that the freeze in […]

Imran Khan welcomes Donald Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir, says it won’t be resolved bilaterally

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON: Buoyed by US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that the contentious issue between the two South Asian neighbours can never be resolved bilaterally. Khan’s statement came hours after Trump offered to be the “mediator” between India and Pakistan on […]

US lawmaker apologises for Donald Trump’s “embarrassing” claim on Kashmir

WASHINGTON: An influential Democratic Congressman on Tuesday apologised to India’s US envoy for President Donald Trump’s “embarrassing” remarks on Kashmir, while several others came out in support of New Delhi’s established stand against any third-party role on the issue. “I just apologised to Indian Ambassador Harsh Shringla for Trump’s amateurish and embarrassing mistake,” Congressman Brad […]

Trump claims Modi asked him to mediate in the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has offered to mediate the decades-long Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, a move that signals a shift in long-standing US policy that the issue must be solved bilaterally. “If I can help, I would love to be a mediator,” Trump said at the White House on Monday, where he […]

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan leaves for US for first meeting with President Donald Trump

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday left for his maiden trip to the US to have face-to-face talks with President Donald Trump and reboot bilateral relations that were hit after he publicly criticised Islamabad, cancelled military aid and asked it to do more to fight terrorism. Prime Minister Khan’s visit […]

Friendship with China transforming into robust economic partnership: Imran Khan

NEW DELHI: Pakistan attaches great importance to projects taken under the $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday, as he expressed satisfaction at Islamabad’s “robust” economic partnership with Beijing. The CPEC, which connects Gwadar Port in Balochistan with China’s Xinjiang province, is the flagship project of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s […]

Chinese Prez Xi meets Imran Khan, calls for improvement of Indo-Pak relations

By K J M Varma BEIJING:  Chinese President Xi Jinping met Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday and expressed hope that Pakistan and India can meet each other halfway to improve their strained relations following the Pulwama terror attack by a JeM suicide bomber. Both leaders also exchanged views on the situations in South Asia, […]

Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week; likely to seek monetary aid

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Malaysia next week where he is likely to seek monetary assistance to minimise the cash-strapped Pakistan’s dependence on an IMF bailout package. The Foreign Office said that Prime Minister Khan would be accompanied by a high-level delegation during his official trip to Malaysia on November […]

Strong bilateral ties with China is cornerstone of Pakistan foreign policy: Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that a strong bilateral relationship with China is the cornerstone of the Pakistan’s foreign policy. Khan chaired a high-level meeting with his Cabinet colleagues and discussed his maiden tour to China next month during which matters related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is to be discussed, […]

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