US against Balochistan’s independence

Washington, Sep 13 : The US has said it is against independence for the Pakistani province of Balochistan where there have been allegations of human rights violations that were flagged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech. “The government… US government respects the unity and territorial integrity of Pakistan, and we do […]

11 injured in blast during Eid prayers in Pakistan

Islamabad: At least 11 persons were injured when a suicide blast hit an Eid prayer gathering in Pakistan’s Sindh province on Tuesday, the police said. The incident took place when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden jacket at the entrance gate of a mosque when police guards stopped him for body search in Khanpur area […]

US to stay with Pakistan ‘long into the future’

Islamabad, Sep 13 : The US would continue to stay engaged with Pakistan and provide it economic assistance “long into the future”, said a State Department spokesperson. In a statement shared with Dawn online, the State Department on Monday also emphasised the need for Pakistan to take immediate steps to stop cross-border terrorist attacks into […]

Pakistan National Assembly body to inspect CPEC progress

Islamabad, Sep 13 : Members of the National Assemblys Standing Committee on Planning and Development will visit Gwadar to physically inspect the progress in implementation of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Besides reviewing the progress of work on various projects being executed under the CPEC as well as the Public Sector Development Programme, the committee […]

Nepal announces state visit of Prachanda to India

Kathmandu, Sep 12 : Nepal on Monday announced the four-day state visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to India from Thursday — his first foreign visit after taking over as prime minister last month. Prachanda is paying a state visit on the invitation of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, said a Ministry […]

Bangladesh beefs up security at Eid ground

Dhaka, Sep 12 : Bangladesh police have put in place a three-tier security ring around the Sholakia ground here for Tuesday’s Eid congregation, in view of the terror attack that hit the July 7 Eid prayers. The Sholakia ground, which hosts Bangladesh’s largest Eid congregation, will be guarded by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid […]