• US to provide Pakistan $250 mn in aid: Kerry
    11:18 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) The US will provide Pakistan $250 million in addition to the billions of dollars of military aid already spent, Secretary of State John Kerry said here Tuesday He said the amount will come in the form of food, shelter and other assistance to help people displaced

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  • Pakistan spinner Ajmal’s bowling action to be tested Jan 24
    10:33 AM

    Lahore, Jan 13 (IANS) Suspended Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal’s suspect bowling action will be officially tested in Chennai Jan 24, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesperson has said. Ajmal was barred from bowling in September last year. His action was termed illegal and he withdrew his name from the World

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  • US stands with Pakistan: John Kerry
    9:45 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) The US is committed to boosting its security and intelligence cooperation with Pakistan, and will continue to stand with Pakistan in its difficult hour, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. “Just as we stand with the people of France in its difficult hour, America will

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  • Prevail upon India to work with us: Nawaz’s aide to Kerry
    7:49 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s key advisor Tuesday said the US being an influential member of the international community could prevail upon India to work with Pakistan for regional peace and economic prosperity. Sartaz Aziz, adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on national security and foreign

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  • Pakistan-US talks on security, counter-terrorism begin
    5:48 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) The second round of Pakistan-US Strategic dialogue focussing on issues such as security, counter-terrorism and law enforcement began Tuesday, a media report said. The Pakistan delegation is headed by advisor to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz, while US Secretary of

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  • Pakistan hangs seven more convicts
    4:20 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Seven more convicts were hanged in Pakistan Tuesday taking the total number of executions to 17 since December last year, a media report said. The hangings took place in Karachi, Sukkur, Faisalabad and Rawalpindi jails, Dawn online reported. The executed terrorists were Behram Khan, Shahid Haneef,

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  • Kerry meets Nawaz Sharif, voices support for Pakistan
    8:23 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry assured Pakistan of support in the fight against terrorism and other challenges, during his meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday. “The United States would continue to support Pakistan in effectively combating terrorism and also addressing various other challenges,”

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  • Imran Khan doesn’t want JC: Pakistan minister
    3:25 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Pakistan Information Minister Pervez Rashid Monday asked Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan not to mislead people, saying the latter does not want a judicial commission (JC) to be formed. During a press briefing here, Rashid said he would himself ask National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq

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  • US Centcom, Pakistani army chief discuss regional security
    2:21 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The head of the US Central Command called on the Pakistani Army chief at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi Monday, and discussed important matters. During the meeting between Gen. Lloyd J Austin and Gen. Raheel Sharif, matters of mutual interest, including bilateral defence cooperation and the overall

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  • PTI announces ‘dharna convention’ Jan 18
    2:07 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan announced Monday that his party will hold a ‘dharna convention’ Jan 18, media reported. Speaking during a press conference in Islamabad, Imran Khan said the party would announce its next course of action at the convention, according to Dawn online.

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  • Kerry arrives in Pakistan on two-day official visit
    1:31 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday arrived in Islamabad on a two-day official visit to Pakistan in which he will meet Pakistan’s political and military leadership and will discuss bilateral relations and the regional security situation, media reported. Senior officials from the Pakistani government and

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  • Pakistan to execute five terrorists Tuesday
    11:22 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 12 (IANS) The Pakistan government will execute five more terrorists in Sukkur and Faisalabad jails Tuesday, media reported. Three terrorists belonging to banned outfits and lodged in central jail Sukkur in Sind province and two convicts in district jail Faisalabad in Punjab province will be hanged Tuesday, The

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