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Khawaja Asif's correct stand -

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has once again spoken boldly about Pakistan's need to reflect on flawed security policy choices of the past and urgently put its house in order today. Predictably, Mr Asif's remarks have drawn criticism from nationalist ...and more »

New strategy not a move to isolate Pakistan: US, Nato -

WASHINGTON: The United States and Nato have jointly urged Pakistan not to see the new US strategy for South Asia as a move to isolate it. “One reason why we welcome the new US strategy announced by President Trump recently is that it has this regional ...and more »

New US policy can boost Indo-Afghan security ties: Abdullah Abdullah - The Hindu

India-Afghanistan ties have always had a security element, says Abdullah Abdullah. | Photo Credit: R. V. Moorthy · Suhasini Haidar. September 30, 2017 20:23 IST. Updated: October 01, 2017 00:53 IST. more-in. We respect India's position and the ...and more »

Pressure on Pakistan: International diplomacy against terror forces Islamabad to backtrack - Times of India (blog)

In a sign that international pressure on Pakistan for nurturing terrorists is leading to some backtracking on the part of Islamabad, Pakistan's interior ministry has opposed the registration of the political wing of Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The ...and more »

Kashmir fake photo: Fallout from the UN speech by Pakistan's Maleeha Lodhi - BBC News

When Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, held up a photograph of a scarred girl at the United Nations last weekend, she said she was offering proof of "Indian brutality" in Kashmir. But the photo turned out to be ...and more »

Russia, Iran still provide weapons to Afghan Taliban: Mattis - Pajhwok Afghan News (blog)

KABUL info-icon (Pajhwok): US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has accused Iran and Russia of continuing their armed support to Afghan Taliban info-icon , a media report said on Saturday. The Pentagon chief blasted Russia and Iran's continued support to ...and more »

HEC awards more scholarships to Afghan students -

LAHORE: Around 3,000 more Afghan students will pursue their higher education in different universities of Pakistan under Allama Muhammad Iqbal Scholarship Programme funded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) over a period of five years. The is the ...and more »

Back to policy basics - The News International

Despite all my efforts, I must admit my inability in spotting the underlying logic of Pakistan's Afghan policy. If the objectives of the policy were to check the influence of India in Afghanistan, then we need to admit that the influence has increased ...and more »

Beijing has signaled. Is Islamabad listening? - Daily Times

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister has been criticised by the usual suspects for his blunt remarks last week at Asia Society in New York. The minister put up a robust defence of Pakistan's position on Afghanistan and highlighted the cost of war that ...and more »

COAS Gen Bajwa to visit Kabul tomorrow - The Nation

KABUL/ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa is arriving in Kabul at the head of a high-level delegation, an Afghan official said today. According to a Voice of America report, General Qamar Javed Bajwa is undertaking a crucial visit ...and more »