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Pakistan allows Consular access to Indian spy

Pakistan allows Consular access to Indian spy

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia on Monday met convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav at a sub-jail in Islamabad. The meeting lasted for one hour, according to reports in the local media. Ahluwalia had arrived at the Foreign Office earlier today to meet the former Indian Navy officer […]

Pak-Afghan border to remain open 24/7 from Monday

Pak-Afghan border to remain open 24/7 from Monday

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan will begin round-the-clock operation of Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan on a trial basis from Monday to facilitate the movement of traders, transporters and other people of two countries, said an official statement. The statement was issued in Peshawar by the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtoonkhaw Province […]

Pakistan media faced with bleak future as layoffs reach alarming levels

Pakistan media faced with bleak future as layoffs reach alarming levels

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: People working in the media in Pakistan are faced with bleak future, as more and more journalists and workers are being laid off on the pretext of steering the media out of financial crisis. Measures include the closure of electronic as well as print media houses, the downsizing […]

Pakistan carries out successful night-training launch of ballistic missile

Pakistan carries out successful night-training launch of ballistic missile

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan has successfully carried out night-training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile ‘Ghaznavi’, Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday. The ballistic missile is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290km, the military’s media spokesperson wrote on Twitter. The DG […]

Thunderstorm lashes Pakistan’s Sindh province

Thunderstorm lashes Pakistan’s Sindh province

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Another heavy spell of monsoon rains accompanied by thunder and dust storm lashed many areas of Sindh province of Pakistan. The rains are expected to continue until Friday. In Karachi, the provincial capital, a young man died of electrocution while three minor brothers drowned in a rainwater pond. The […]

Pakistan considering complete closure of its airspace to India

Pakistan considering complete closure of its airspace to India

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering shutting down Pakistani airspace and land routes for India, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said. The federal minister said this in a post to his 2.4 million followers on Twitter after attending a meeting of the federal cabinet chaired […]

Pakistan PM telephones Saudi crown prince, discusses Kashmir situation

Pakistan PM telephones Saudi crown prince, discusses Kashmir situation

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan telephoned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday and discussed the latest developments in Indian-administered Kashmir. According to the Saudi Press Agency and local online media, the two leaders discussed the latest developments in the region. The crown prince was briefed by PM […]

China’s Gen. Xu Qiliang visits Pakistan, meets Army Chief

China’s Gen. Xu Qiliang visits Pakistan, meets Army Chief

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: China’s General Xu Qiliang, the vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), visited the Pakistan Army’s General Headquarters with a high-level delegation on Monday and held a one-on-one meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the meeting was followed […]

Pakistan parliamentary delegation cancels UAE visit

Pakistan parliamentary delegation cancels UAE visit

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN correspondent Islamabad: Mr. Sadiq Sanjrani, Chairman Senate, the upper house of Pakistan’s parliament, cancelled an official visit by his parliamentary delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was honoured during his recent tour to the Gulf nation amid the crisis in Indian-administered Kashmir. The local […]

Pakistan probes its citizens holding properties in UAE

Pakistan probes its citizens holding properties in UAE

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan’s top tax regulator has sought details from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities of thousands of Pakistani nationals who have acquired “Iqama” (residential/work permit). In a letter to the UAE Ministry of Finance, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) said it was seeking data of those “who […]

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