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Top Taliban officials meet FM Qureshi who urges to resume peace talks

Taliban officials meet Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi who urges to resume peace talks

On Tuesday morning, high-level Afghan Taliban delegation in Islamabad met Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi who urged for the resumption of dialogue for durable peace and stability in the region. He also reiterated Pakistan’s sincere efforts for “Afghan-led and Afghan-owned” peace talks. The visit offers a chance “to review the progress made under US-Taliban peace talks so far and ... Read More »

Death toll in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday blasts climbs to 290

Sri Lanka attack 2019

Coordinated blasts on several churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday have left more than 290 people dead and hundreds more injured in the worst attacks since the island’s civil war ended a decade ago. Sri Lankan police have arrested 24 men in connection with the blasts, officials said on Monday. There was no immediate claim of ... Read More »

Pakistan reacts with shock at New Zealand mosque attacks

New Zealand attack

Pakistani leaders expressed their shock and anger at deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand Pakistani leadership, politicians and common people expressed their shock and anger at deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand, with some citing rising “Islamophobia” as being responsible. A gunman opened fire on Friday prayers at a mosque in New Zealand killing many worshippers ... Read More »

Pakistan approves sale of JF-17 to Nigeria for $184.3m

JF-17 Pakistan

Pakistan government has approved the sale of three JF-17 aircraft to Nigerian Air Force against a sum of $184.3 million. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has approved the issuance of a certificate of sovereign guarantee to show commitment for the aircraft sale to the Nigerian Air Force. Nigeria is Pakistan’s second international customer for its domestically assembled JF-17 “Thunder” multirole ... Read More »

Pakistan, Russia joint military drills to begin on Oct 21

Russian and Pakistani servicemen during the Friendship-2016 joint military drills.

Pakistan, Russia joint military drills “Friendship 2018” to begin on Oct 21 in the mountains of Pakistan Pakistani and Russian military drills “Friendship 2018” will commence in the mountains of Pakistan from Sunday at the training range of the National Counter-Terrorist Center in Pabbi area. “The joint drills of units of the Russian and Pakistani armed forces ‘Friendship 2018′ will ... Read More »

Pakistan pledges citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees

PM Imran Khan announces citizenship for Afghan, Bengali refugees Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced granting citizenship right to the children of Bengalis and Afghan refugees born in Pakistan, home to the world’s second-largest refugee population. Khan said the government will issue national identity cards and passports to immigrants from Bangladesh and Afghanistan. “Afghans whose children have been raised and ... Read More »

Pakistanis in Singapore celebrate 71st Independence Day

Pakistan High Commission in Singapore

Pakistan High Commissioner and Pakistanis in Singapore celebrated country’s 71st Independence Day with colourful ceremony By Sana Jamal SINGAPORE — Pakistan High Commissioner and Pakistanis in Singapore today celebrated country’s 71st Independence Day on Tuesday with full enthusiasm and dedication to serving the country’s principles of faith, unity, and discipline. High Commissioner Mr. Nasrullah Khan together with all staff members, ... Read More »

Singapore’s mediation may lead to direct US-Iran talks

ISLAMABAD (PPA) — After successfully hosting the historic Summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Il, Singaporean leadership is now facilitating ground for a possible mediation between Tehran and Washington. A reliable diplomatic source told Pakistan Press Agency (PPA) that Singaporean leaders’ efforts may lead to direct but unpublicised talks between US Secretary of State Michael ... Read More »

Trump-Kim summit to be held on Singapore’s Sentosa island

Singapore's Sentosa island

The much-anticipated and once-cancelled meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will now take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that the venue would be the Capella Hotel on the island and thanked Singaporeans for their ... Read More »

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