Iranian Foreign Minister says , China, Pakistan can cooperate in Chabahar, CPEC

Iran can play a role in the implementation of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), whereas Pakistan and China can invest in developing Chabahar Port in south Iran, said the Iranian minister of foreign affairs. This is because by promoting economic development in that area which has been the source of extremism, …

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The new power troika in Pakistan

Zahid Hussain THE Senate chairman’s election was an indicator of how the die is being cast against the ruling party. The defeat of the PML-N candidate may not have come as a surprise but the large margin was certainly striking. The outcome was craftily sewn up with bitter political rivals …

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Pakhtun protest leaders booked in Balochistan

Leaders of a Pakhtun protest demanding equal rights for the ethnic community were booked in Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah on Tuesday. The Killa Saifullah station house officer filed a first-information report against Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leaders Manzoor Pashteen, Haji Hidayatullah, Ali Wazir, Khan Zaman Kakar, and former Balochistan minister and …

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Pakistan’s institutional traffic jam

The elections for the Senate chairperson and deputy chairperson are a microcosm of a serious institutional traffic jam in Pakistan. No matter who wins the contest to crown a senate chairperson, the crisis of institutions will not be resolved so easily. Optimists like me have long believed free and fair …

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MoU worth 46 billion signed for construction of Petro-Chemical Park in Gawadar

ISLAMABAD: Balochistan government and Chinese consortium signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for another CPEC project of construction of Petro-Chemical Park at Gawadar costing 46b dollars. This project includes an oil refinery, cement factory, tire factory, supply of water and 1200 mega watt electricity project. Oil refinery would purify 10 …

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Iranian Foreign Minister: Iran-Pak Cooperation Essential for Eliminating Cross-Border Terrorism

TEHRAN– The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said on Monday it thwarted a twin suicide attack near the Pakistan border, killing both would-be bombers. The report by Sepahnews.com said the assailants tried to attack a border outpost belonging to the IRGC on Sunday night, one was using an explosive-laden truck …

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Chabahar Port will not harm Tehran’s close relations with Islamabad

Iran’s cooperation with India in developing Chabahar Port in southeast Iran will not harm Tehran’s close and brotherly relations with Islamabad, said the assistant to Iran’s foreign minister for West Asia affairs. Pakistan also has relations with many other countries which are not an obstacle to its expanded ties with …

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Pakistan can play key role in shaping Afghan Taliban’s behaviour: US diplomat

Haseeb Baloch A senior US diplomat has said that the United States believes Pakistan can play a much more important role in shaping the Afghan Taliban’s behaviour. A senior US diplomat has said that the United States believes Pakistan can play a much more important role in shaping the Afghan Taliban’s behaviour. The statement was made …

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Pakistan International Airlines crew detained in Paris in drugs case

ISLAMABAD: Two flight steward of cash-strapped Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have been detained by the French authorities after one of them was allegedly caught with drugs in Paris, according to a media report. Four packets of drugs were recovered from hidden pockets of Tanveer Gulzar’s coat during his body search, French officials …

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Iran, Pakistan agree to enhance mutual cooperation

Islamabad, March 12, IRNA – Iran and Pakistan have agreed to further enhance bilateral relations in all areas, particularly in political and economic fields. This was decided in a meeting between Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Islamabad on Monday. Ambassador …

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