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  • At UN, Pakistan pledges to facilitate Afghan peace process for regional stability

    November 21, 2013 8:41 PM 27

    UNITED NATIONS: Reaffirming Pakistan's commitment to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan, a top Pakistani diplomat told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that Islamabad would play a facilitating role in the Afghan reconciliation process, as the 193-member body adopted a resolution on the situation in that war-torn country. At the same time, Ambassador

  • Beyond the opprobrium, realism rules

    November 21, 2013 8:41 PM 101

    The old narrat­ive is unsust­ainabl­e; a new one, along nation­alist lines, will unite the anxiou­s and probin­g Pakist­anis. It seems to have been a ‘tale full of sound and fury,’ and to borrow further from Shakespeare ‘signifying nothing’. The government’s extended and very audible opprobrium, against the death — by a drone that Washington sent — of the Tehreek-i-Taliban

  • Missing persons: Interior Ministry confirms handover of 6 missing men

    November 21, 2013 8:41 PM 39

    Law office­r tells court the minist­ry has no knowle­dge of their wherea­bouts. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday confirmed to the Lahore High Court that the six detainees released by US authorities from the Bagram prison had been handed over to Pakistani authorities on November 16. The ministry’s counsel told the court that it could only confirm

  • Rangers arrest 27 criminals from Karachi areas  

    November 21, 2013 6:27 PM 23

    KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh on Thursday arrested 27 criminals in different raids in various parts of the city. According to Rangers spokesman Maj Syed Sibtain, targeted raids were conducted in Lyari, Abul Hassan Isphani Road area, 100 Quarters, Gulshan-e-Mazdoor, North Karachi, Nazimabad, Frontier Colony, Fawara Chowk, Shah Faisal Colony, Morio Khan Goth and Dak Khana

  • Wafaqul Madaris announces countrywide protest against Pindi incident  

    November 21, 2013 5:43 PM 42

    ISLAMABAD: Wafaqul Madaris al-Arabia has announced a countrywide protest against Rawalpindi incident. All the educational institutes in the garrison city will remain closed while a rally would be taken out which would start from Lal Mosque and culminate at the Islamabad’s National Press Club after Friday prayers. Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) chief Ahmed

  • More people to people contact between India-Pakistan needed: Indian envoy

    November 21, 2013 4:57 PM 29

    Indian high commis­sioner says there is need for proces­s-based approa­ch to take relati­ons forwar­d in a positi­ve way. ISLAMABAD: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan TCA Raghavan said on Thursday that there is a need for a process-based approach to take the agenda of India-Pakistan relations forward in a positive way, Radio Pakistan reported

  • Police pass the buck as panel probes Pindi fiasco  

    November 21, 2013 4:53 PM 21

    RAWALPINDI: Senior police officers in Rawalpindi have started shifting the responsibly of Rawalpindi fiasco, which saw 10 people killed while a mosque and a number of shops torched on last Friday, to each other. Zaeem Iqbal Sheikh, former Regional Police Officer of Rawalpindi, told a fact finding committee that SSP Operations and other officers had not played

  • Imran Khan tells PM

    November 21, 2013 4:27 PM 31

    Chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and urged him to take a firm stand against US missile strikes inside Pakistan adding that time has come to stop playing on both sides of the wicket. Addressing a press conference here‚ he strongly condemned drone attack in Hangu and said Thursday’s

  • PM holds talks with Afghan peace council delegates

    November 21, 2013 9:58 AM 19

    ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Peace Council delegation led by Salahuddin Rabbani met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday to discuss the peace process in the neighbouring war-torn country. The premier’s adviser on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, and the prime minister’s special assistant on foreign affairs, Tariq Fatemi

  • Baluch activists stage long march to protest thousands allegedly abducted by Pakistani forces

    November 21, 2013 7:51 AM 27

    Pakistani human rights organizations and Baluchistan residents have long accused law enforcement and intelligence agencies of snatching citizens suspected of Baluch nationalist activity and holding them without charges or killing them. Officials deny the allegations, and while Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has promised to resolve the issue of the missing