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Government responsible if his party people harmed: Mengal

QUETTA: The Balochistan National Party President, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, has said that the Government and its establishment would be held responsible if BNP leaders, activists and supporters are harmed in any part of Pakistan. Delivering the key note address at the condolence reference for the Martyrs of August 8 at …

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Congress, White House dither on Afghan policy: US Secretary of State

KABUL (Pajhwok): The Trump administration has been looking at full range of options in the process of crafting new strategy for Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday. Reports in the US media claimed that the team, tasked to formulate Afghan policy was still struggling with the task, as …

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Iran Sees Pakistan’s Security in Line with Its Own: President Rouhani

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described security as a major issue in the region and said the Islamic Republic considers Pakistan’s security to be in line with its own. Speaking at a meeting with Chairman of Pakistan’s Senate Reza Rabbani in Tehran on Monday, Rouhani described closer ties …

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India Holds Talks with Iran over Development of Chabahar Port

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – India’s Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said he has held talks with Iranian officials on a range of issues, including the development of Iran’s port of Chabahar. Gadkari said that during his recent trip to Tehran, he held talks with Iranian officials on a wide range …

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Baloch activists gather against China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Indian Media

BERLIN: Exiled Baloch leaders and activists will gather in Berlin, Germany, on August 11 to voice their protest against the under construction multi-billion dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The event titled “China’s One Belt One Road Initiative – Its adverse impact on Balochistan & the region” would be organized by the …

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Balochistan lawyers boycott courts in commemoration of Aug 8, 2016 attack

Lawyers across Balochistan on Monday boycotted courts to mourn the August 8, 2016 carnage which claimed more than 70 lives, including 56 members of the legal fraternity in Quetta. No lawyer appeared in court and black flags were hoisted outside court buildings to mourn those who passed away in the deadly suicide …

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Can CPEC weather Pakistan’s political storm?

In a highly partisan political environment, China reiterated its neutrality towards the internal affairs of the country by stating its resolve to abide by ‘a strategic cooperative partnership with Pakistan’. Despite this stance the momentum of the CPEC initiative seems to have been compromised over the last two months. Senior …

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Pakistan rejects allegation army is pushing militants into Afghanistan

The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday rejected an Afghan governor’s allegation that the Pakistan Army’s Operation Khyber-IV was meant to push militants into Afghanistan. “The militants, most of them influenced by [the Pakistani military], are sent across the Durand Line. It [the Pakistani military] wants to show that it has …

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Wadh in Southern Balochistan as the centre of militant web in Pakistan

Reuters SHIKARPUR: The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence. Usman‘s testimony, a copy of which has been seen by Reuters, describes …

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India sees Iran’s Chabahar ‘a gateway to golden opportunities’

PTI Keen on boosting bilateral trade and ties, India and Iran have expressed commitment to operationalize the strategic Chabahar Port at the earliest. On the sidelines of the inauguration of the second tenure of Hassan Rouhani as the President of Iran, the Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari, representing Prime Minister …

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