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Saudi crown prince's personal amenities, security teams reach Pakistan ahead of state visit

The powerful heir to the oil-rich kingdom is expected to arrive in Pakistan this week, but the exact date of his arrival has not been disclosed due to security reasons.

Pakistan: At least nine killed in train-rickshaw collision in Sindh province

The driver of the ill-fated rickshaw was trying to cross an unmanned railway crossing but could not escape the approaching train.


Mujahid Anwar Khan appointed new Pakistan air chief

Born on December 23, 1962, Air Marshal Khan was commissioned in December 1983. During his service, he has commanded a fighter squadron and a tactical attack wing.

Officials: Afghan intel chief makes surprise visit Islamabad

The visit on Wednesday by Masoom Stanikzai and Wais Ahmed Barmak comes a day after Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said it handed over 27 insurgents to Afghan authorities last year, including members of the Haqqani network.

Pakistan protest LIVE updates: Govt calls in Army to restore peace in Islamabad; one dead

Pakistan protest LIVE updates: The protestors who had been gathering for around three weeks now demanded the removal of Law Minister Zahid Hamid for introducing changes in a law related to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat.

Pakistan must vacate its illegal occupation of PoK: India at UNHRC

Indo-Pak relations have hit a new low over the past year following the terrorist attack on the Indian Army base in Uri in September last year and the eventual surgical strikes conducted by India to destroy terror launchpads in PoK.


Earthquake tremors felt in Islamabad, adjoining areas of Pakistan

Earthquake in Islamabad: There were no immediate reports of any injuries to life or damages to property.

Storm in Pakistan leaves 15 dead

Thunderous storm sweeps across Pakistani cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province leaving 15 dead and 125 injured.

Bhangra, books and bonhomie

The Islamabad Literature Festival gives reason for optimism about India-Pak reconciliation

Hope for Save the Children as Pakistan halts closure order

Pakistan's Interior Ministry has halted an order it made closing the office of the international aid group Save the Children in Islamabad, an official said Sunday.

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Islamabad on the edge as Imran Khan leads massive protest rally

Tens of thousands of protesters armed with wire cutters and backed by cranes broke through barriers protecting Pakistan's parliament and other government buildings Tuesday night.

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Military assistance to Pakistan has decreased: US envoy

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, said the military assistance to Pakistan has gone down shortly days after India expressed its disappointment over Barack Obama administration's decision to sell Pakistan eight F-16 fighter jets. Briefing the media at the fourth annual lecture of Indian Association of Foreign Affairs Correspondents in New Delhi, Verma said the assistance to Islamabad was to address a specific counter militancy and counter insurgency threat. As the US goes to polls later this year, Verma said the relations between India and the U.S. would be topmost priority for the next president.

Islamabad: Republic day celebrated at Indian Consulate

Islamabad, Jan 26 (ANI): While India celebrated Republic day with fervor, the day was also celebrated with energy and joy at the Indian consulate in Islamabad, Pakistan.The Indian National flag was hoisted at the Consulate along with slogans praising India.


BJP hopes Pak to follow 'zero tolerance' against terrorism

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expressed their hope that Pakistan would follow 'zero tolerance' against terrorism post the Pathankot air base attack.BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that there was no tolerance for terrorism in the international community and added that Islamabad was under immense pressure from the world as no one was ready to compromise on the issue.

India puts ball in Pak's court, seeks action against Pathankot perpetrators

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Amid speculations that the Foreign Secretary-level talks could be called off by New Delhi in the wake of the Pathankot terror attack, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday put the ball in Pakistan's court and said the future course of action would be decided after Islamabad's response to actionable intelligence provided with regard to the fidayeen strike. Addressing the media, Swarup said the government's policy towards Pakistan is clear and consistent.