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US CENTCOM commander calls on COAS, discusses Kashmir, Afghanistan situation

US CENTCOM commander calls on COAS, discusses Kashmir, Afghanistan situation

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: The commander of the United States Central Command (US CENTCOM), General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr, on Monday called on Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the Pakistan Army’s headquarters in Rawalpindi. Gen. McKenzie, who is in Pakistan since September 7, met with Gen. Bajwa […]

Earthquake shakes up Kashmir, Islamabad

Earthquake shakes up Kashmir, Islamabad

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Earthquake tremors were felt in Islamabad and adjoining areas on Monday afternoon. The intensity of the tremors was recorded 5 on the Richter scale. The Met office said that the epicenter of the earthquake was 12 kilometers below the ground. Tremors were also felt in Mansehra, Nakyal and other […]

Third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan dialogue held in Islamabad

Third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan dialogue held in Islamabad

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan hosted the third round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Dialogue here on Saturday. The latest round of talks covered trade, counter terrorism and ending Afghanistan’s 18-year war. The forum was established two years ago, and the earlier meetings were held in Beijing in 2017 and in Kabul in […]

Pakistan rejects Indian president’s request to fly over its airspace

Pakistan rejects Indian president’s request to fly over its airspace

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday afternoon rejected a request made by Indian authorities to let the airplane of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind fly over Pakistani airspace on a tri-nation trip to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday. Pakistan rejected the request based on the alarming human rights situation in Indian-administered Kashmir, […]

Citing security concerns, senior Sri Lankan cricketers refuse to travel to Pakistan

Citing security concerns, senior Sri Lankan cricketers refuse to travel to Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Several senior Sri Lankan players have expressed their reservations over travelling to Pakistan for the upcoming one-day international and T20 series. According to a report on BBC Urdu, senior players including ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne, T20 captain Lasith Malinga and former captain Angelo Mathews have refused to travel to […]

Pakistan: Woman held captive by brothers for 10 years

Pakistan: Woman held captive by brothers for 10 years

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Police in Hafizabad town of Punjab province on Friday rescued a woman from a house where she had been held captive in a small room for almost ten years. The woman, identified as Naila Bibi, was kept captive in the house by two of her brothers over an inheritance […]

Indian Sikhs to get Pakistan visa under religious tourism policy

Indian Sikhs to get Pakistan visa under religious tourism policy

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior has decided to add a religious tourism category to the online visa system for Sikh pilgrims looking to apply for visas to visit Kartarpur. A meeting of the Ministry of Interior decided that two separate categories of visa applications would be added – one for […]

Pakistan’s Army Chief meets Saudi, UAE Foreign Ministers

Pakistan’s Army Chief meets Saudi, UAE Foreign Ministers

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday met the foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates to discuss the prevailing situation in the region. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan army, matters of bilateral interest and […]

Pakistan prime minister holds meeting with Saudi, UAE foreign ministers

Pakistan prime minister holds meeting with Saudi, UAE foreign ministers

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Saudi Arabia’s State Minister for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Shaikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Bin Sultan-al Nahyan met with Prime Minister Imran Khan. The two visiting ministers discussed the ongoing unrest in Indian-administered Kashmir. Imran expressed concern over the human rights violations […]

Suicide bombers among six terrorists killed in Pakistan

Suicide bombers among six terrorists killed in Pakistan

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Correspondent Islamabad: Two suicide bombers and a woman among six alleged terrorists were shot dead during a joint operation conducted by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and other intelligence agencies on Wednesday morning in the outskirts of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province bordering Iran and Afghanistan. Four security personnel sustained […]

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