Chinese govt’s top diplomat says Beijing not saddling Pakistan with debt

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, Sept 8 : The Chinese government’s top diplomat defended Beijing’s Belt and Road infrastructure initiative during a visit to Pakistan on Saturday, rejecting criticism the project has saddled Pakistan with expensive debt. State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Pakistan for a three-day visit in the first high-level meetings […]

US’s Pompeo meets new Pakistan PM Khan; seeks to “reset” ties

By Phil Stewart ISLAMABAD, Sept 5 : US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Wednesday, in the first high-level US visit to the new government, looking to “reset” relations strained over the war in Afghanistan. Tensions between the uneasy allies were raised ahead of Wednesday’s visit when […]

Pakistan girds for “exchanges” with Pompeo as U.S. halts military funding

By Asif Shahzad and Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Sept 3 : Pakistan’s new government said he will “have exchanges” with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over Washington’s cancellation of a $300 million disbursement for the Pakistani military when he visits Islamabad on Wednesday. Adopting a tougher line with an ally that U.S. President Donald Trump […]