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January 16, 2018 9:59 AM US Gen Dunford hopeful that relations with Pakistan will improve

Talking to reporters in Brussels, the United States' (US) Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen Joseph Dunford insisted that he had not given up hope on the US mending relations with Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Tuesday. Gen Dunford proposed military-to-military dialogue as a means to improve relations between the two nations, which have been strained 4

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Jang Economic Session: ‘US threats an opportunity for self-reliance’

LAHORE: US threats and suspension of aid to Pakistan is a good lesson at national level as it has created an opportunity for country for self-reliance and economic independence and opinion of the nation is united on the issue. These views were expressed by experts at the Jang Economic Session held on ‘What is message of US by suspending grants to Pakistan’ 1

January 9, 2018 12:00 AM Unregistered Afghans: Refugees’ body rejects fresh deadline

PESHAWAR: Members of the Afghan Refugee Council (ARC) have rejected the recent one-month deadline for unregistered Afghans and urged the government to ensure their voluntary return to Afghanistan as per agreement. Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club on Monday, the ARC president said that Pakistan government had asked the unregistered 1

January 9, 2018 12:00 AM Govt urged to check smuggling

LAHORE: The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has called for firm action against smuggling, which is causing huge loss to the national exchequer, a statement said on Monday. LCCI President Malik Tahir Javaid said that smuggling has become a big threat for economic growth and there is hardly any sector left untouched by this menace. Smuggled 3

January 7, 2018 2:14 AM Kidnapped Afghan official returns home

ISLAMABAD: Afghanis­tan’s provincial deputy governor Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi, who was kidnapped from Peshawar in October, has quietly retur­ned home after being recovered from the abductors. It is unclear how Mr Ahmadi’s release materialised. However, his brother Habibullah, who too had been kidnapped, still remains missing. Mr Ahmadi’s recovery was confirmed 10

January 7, 2018 12:00 AM ‘Over 2,000 Afghans sent by Iran killed in Syria’

aTEHRAN: More than 2,000 Afghans deployed by Iran have been killed fighting in Syria on the side of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, an official in the volunteer force told Iranian media. The Fatemiyoun Brigade of Afghan "volunteer" recruits has been fighting in Syria for five years, said Zohair Mojahed, a cultural official in the brigade. "This brigade 2

January 5, 2018 12:00 AM US has to pay Pakistan $45m for using roads for Nato supplies

ISLAMABAD: Washington is in default of Islamabad for failure to pay $45 million charges against using the road network for the US-led Nato supplies for Afghanistan. The said amount is due from the US since 2013. This disclosure was made in a meeting here on Pakistan-Afghanistan Transit Trade few days ago. Senior military officials also attended the meeting 3

January 3, 2018 3:06 PM Gen. Bajwa visits North Waziristan, briefed on security situation

Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited North Waziristan Agency (NWA), where he was briefed about security situation, rehabilitation of TDPs and progress on socio-economic development projects in the Agency. According to Inter Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, the Army Chief laid floral 2

January 3, 2018 8:01 AM Imran responds to 'ignorant, ungrateful' Trump, urges Pak to learn lesson from humiliation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Wednesday said after being blamed by “ignorant and ungrateful Trump”, Pakistan needs to learn the lesson that it would not allow itself to be used by others for what he said short term paltry financial benefits. “Our society became radicalised and polarised as we helped CIA create jihadi 3

January 2, 2018 6:41 PM US official confirms withholding $225 million aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States did not plan to send an already-delayed $255 million in aid to Pakistan “at this time”, a US National Security Official said. According to Reuters, a US National Security Council official on Monday said the White House did not plan to send an already-delayed $255 million in aid to Pakistan “at this time” and that “the administration 6