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Gen Raheel handed over the command to 57-year-old Bajwa at a ceremony held in the Army Hockey Stadium, close to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi

Bajwa takes over as Raheel warns India

ISLAMABAD: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, an expert in PoK affairs, has taken over as Pakistan’s new army chief succeeding Gen Raheel Sharif, who warned India against adopting an “aggressive stance”… Read more »


Pak trade body warns it may suspend trade with India

ISLAMABAD: A leading Pakistani trade body today warned it may suspend trade with India, citing the “current hostile conditions”. The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) president… Read more »


Sharif aides meet army chief amid reports of civilian-army rift

ISLAMABAD: Amid reports of a rift between Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s three top aides have met powerful Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif and discussed the… Read more »


ADB declines to fund Pak big dam project in PoK

ISLAMABAD: The ADB has refused to commit funds for Pakistan’s USD 14 billion dam project on Indus River in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), two years after the World Bank declined to… Read more »


Pak says espionage charges against its official ‘false’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today deplored India declaring its High Commission staffer in New Delhi as persona non-grata for espionage activities, terming charges against the diplomatic official as “false and unsubstantiated”. Foreign… Read more »


Pak mourns its dead in Quetta terror attack

QUETTA: Pakistan’s Quetta city came to a standstill today to mourn the 61 young cadets killed by Islamic State terrorists at a police training academy in one the deadliest assaults… Read more »


Salahuddin seeks Pak military help over Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Hizbul Mujahideen head Syed Salahuddin has sought Pakistan military’s help over Kashmir issue and mocked India’s claims of “surgical strikes” in PoK. “The festering (Kashmir) issue is not going… Read more »


Petition seeking elevation of Pak army chief to FM dismissed

ISLAMABAD: A petition seeking Field Marshal’s status for Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif was today dismissed by the Islamabad High Court, weeks ahead of his retirement… Read more »


Pakistan says OIC backed it over Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) has backed its stance over Kashmir by adopting a resolution upholding Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. OIC Foreign Ministers met in… Read more »


Pak SC issues notice to Sharif, others in corruption case

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Supreme Court today issued notice to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members in the ‘Panama Papers’ leaks case, acting on petitions seeking his disqualification over alleged… Read more »


Sharif warns army not to shield militants amid isolation

ISLAMABAD: Facing international isolation, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in an unprecedented move has warned the powerful military not to shield banned militant groups and directed authorities to conclude the Pathankot… Read more »


India spreading ‘litany of falsehoods’: Pak army chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif today accused India of spreading a “litany of falsehoods” and warned that any aggression or a “strategic miscalculation” against his country will not… Read more »


Sharif accuses India of double standards on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan wants peaceful relations with all its neighbors, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said and accused India of resorting to “double standards” on the Kashmir issue. Sharif’s remarks came as… Read more »


Pak Cabinet discusses tension with India post surgical strikes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today called a special Cabinet meeting to discuss the latest tension with India and the situation on the LoC, a day after Indian Army… Read more »


Pak media calls India’s surgical strikes as ‘drama’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani media today generally supported the government’s stand that India’s surgical strikes across the LoC were a “drama” to “placate the local sentiments” after the Uri terror attack. All… Read more »


India’s claim of surgical strikes ‘fabrication of truth’: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today dismissed as “fabrication of truth” India’s claim that it has conducted a military operation across the LoC to target terrorist launching pads, terming it as a “quest” by… Read more »


Sharif condemns ‘Indian aggression’ along LoC

ISLAMABAD: Strongly condemning “unprovoked and naked aggression” by India along the LoC, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of the… Read more »


Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan pull out of SAARC Summit

NEW DELHI: Apart from India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan have also pulled out of the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November, indirectly blaming Pakistan for creating an environment which is… Read more »


‘Pak’s role prompted B’desh to pull out of SAARC summit’

DHAKA: Bangladesh today said “repeated interference” in its internal affairs by “a SAARC member country” prompted it to pull out of the grouping’s summit in Islamabad, a day after India… Read more »


WB ‘commits’ to fulfill obligations under Indus treaty: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today claimed the World Bank has “committed” itself to “timely fulfilling its obligations” under the Indus Water Treaty while remaining neutral as Islamabad approached the international lender amid… Read more »