India’s policy now is “talks and terror” cannot go together, as was articulated by EAM Sushma Swaraj in Parliament, which has been repeated several times since then, the official said.
Pakistan journalist Zeenat Shahzadi went missing after filing an application with Pakistan’s Supreme Court on behalf of missing Indian citizen Hamid Nehal Ansari’s mother, Fauzia. Ansari was sentenced to three-year imprisonment for espionage months after Shahzadi’s disappearance.
The killing of JuA chief Omar Khalid Khorasani was a major boost for Pakistan’s anti-militancy campaign and is likely to help ease tension with uneasy ally the United States days ahead of a visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
At least 15 incidents of such attacks on women by the lone slasher were reported from the Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Shah Faisal areas in Karachi from September 25 to October 6.
Officials at the US State Department have noted that Wednesday’s speech was intended to map out a strategy for US-India relations for the next century, in which the region’s leading democracies could blunt China’s growing influence.
A day before that, an army jawan and a porter were killed and six others injured when Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire and resorted to shelling at the forward areas along the LoC in the Poonch district.
The truck was carrying police recruits, four of whom were killed, along with two passers-by on the city’s eastern outskirts, Quetta Police Chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said.
Nikki Haley said Donald Trump has taken a “tougher approach to Pakistan harboring terrorists.”
As the US recalibrates its ties with Pakistan and Afghanistan, India must find ways to intervene in the new strategic spaces.
Karot Hydropower Project: “With China’s support and assistance, Pakistan’s power shortage will very likely be solved by 2025, which means a main obstacle to Pakistan’s economic development will be removed,” Hu said.
The barrage on Tuesday targeted a meeting of Haqqani fighters in Pakistan’s remote tribal Kurram district along the Afghan border in the deadliest attack on the group this year.
On the macro-economic outlook, the discussions acknowledged that Pakistan has done well in stabilising its economy over the past four years, and in achieving 10-year high growth of 5.3 per cent in financial year 2017, a statement said.
“Pakistan is facing headwinds in the external sector and a rising fiscal deficit that could put macro-economic management at risk,” World Bank said.
Doval’s schedule was kept under wraps to avert any incident — it was announced only late on Monday, after the visit.
A fractured polity, civil-military tensions cast a pall over upcoming state polls.