Kabul-Taliban talks in a few days: Pakistan

Islamabad, March 4 : The Pakistan foreign office announced the inaugural round of reconciliation dialogue bet├é┬¡ween the Afghan government and Taliban would be held in a few days in Islamabad. Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said the agreement reached at the last meeting of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) countries for possibly opening direct peace […]

Pakistan, Afghanistan to revise transit trade agreement

Islamabad, March 4 : Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed on a facilitation package to boost bilateral trade to $5 billion in the next few years, the media reported on Friday. An official of the commerce ministry told Dawn that in the first step the two countries would exchange revised draft transit trade agreement, by March […]

Musharraf may testify in Benazir murder, treason cases

Islamabad, March 4 : Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf is expected to testify in two important cases – one relating to Benazir Bhutto’s murder and the other concerning high treason charge – in the coming weeks. He was implicated in former prime minister Benazir Bhutto’s murder case in 2010 and high treason case in 2013, […]

Rs.587 crore for India-Bangladesh rail link: Minister

New Delhi, March 3 : The Centre will provide Rs.587 crore for a rail project to link India and Bangladesh, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday. The project, one of the most important under the ‘Act East’ policy of the Narendra Modi government, will help boost trade, cultural and social ties between the two […]

Don’t drag India into Madhesh issue in Nepal: Nitish

By Anil Giri Kathmandu, March 3 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said India should not be dragged into the issues connected with the Madhesis in the Himalayan country’s Terai region, calling it “an internal affair of Nepal”. “The issue of Madhes is an internal affair of Nepal and the country’s leaders are […]

N-arsenal is for defence, says Pakistan

Islamabad, March 3 : Islamabad on Thursday said its nuclear arsenal is for the defence of Pakistan and its people. This comes days after US Secretary of State John Kerry asked the south Asian country to consider reducing its nuclear arsenal. “Our nuclear deterrence is to deter any aggression against Pakistan’s territorial integrity,” Foreign Office […]