Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Islamabad news’

Pak says India’s statement on Kashmir ‘unfortunate’

Pak says India’s statement on Kashmir ‘unfortunate’

Islamabad: Pakistan expressed disappointment over Indian leadership referring Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of the country as “unfortunate” and said the Kashmir dispute remained a “core issue” with India.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office, in a statement, criticised External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s remarks on the status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The statement said the “Kashmir dispute [...]

2 Pak soldiers hurt in Kashmir firing

2 Pak soldiers hurt in Kashmir firing

Islamabad: Two Pakistani soldiers were wounded in an exchange of fire with Indian troops in Kashmir in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, officials on both sides said today.
The shooting came just hours after India accused Pakistani forces of killing five Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in [...]

Civilian control over intelligence agencies: Pak senators

Civilian control over intelligence agencies: Pak senators

Islamabad: Senators from both treasury and opposition benches have called for bringing the intelligence agencies under civilian and parliamentary control.
The call from Pakistan senators comes to improve the law and order situation in the country.
According to Dawn News, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan triggered a debate on civil-military relationship after he admitted in the [...]

Musharraf trail: Newly appointed Attorney General seeks govt help

Islamabad: The newly appointed attorney general of Pakistan is seeking written instructions from the federal government about the pending petitions seeking trial of former President Pervez Musharraf.
Munir A Malik said he will be seeking the instructions under Article 6 of the constitution, which deals with high treason.
Malik said was seeking government instructions as he believed [...]

Pak’s JUI-F rules out peace talks with Taliban

Pak’s JUI-F rules out peace talks with Taliban

Islamabad: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has ruled out the role of the party in peace talks with the Taliban, stating withdrawal of the talks offer, and disinterest of military establishment in talks as the reason.
In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Rahman said neither has there been any contacts, nor has the [...]

Blast in Karachi: One dead, 14 injured

Blast in Karachi: One dead, 14 injured

Islamabad: A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into the headquarters of the Pakistan Rangers, a paramilitary force, in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least one person and injuring 14 others, police and witnesses said.
The attacker rammed the truck into the gate of the Pakistan Rangers office in North Nazimabad [...]

Pak military reluctant to confirm Ilyas Kashmiri’s death

Islamabad: Notwithstanding Taliban’s insistence that militant commander Ilyas Kashmiri is dead, senior Pakistani military authorities in South Waziristan tribal region are still reluctant to confirm that he was killed in a US drone strike over a year ago.
“We, on our own level, did some investigations but could not find any clue that could prove his [...]

Pakistani daily criticises outdated law

Pakistani daily criticises outdated law

Islamabad: Two men being hauled up for having soft drinks by the police under a Ramzan law has been criticised by a leading Pakistani daily that rued “how injudicious legislation emboldens those inclined towards intolerance and hardens their attitudes”.
An editorial in the Dawn on Tuesday said that bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
“Two [...]

Chishty apologises for ridiculing Indian judiciary

Chishty apologises for ridiculing Indian judiciary

Islamabad: Pakistani national Dr SM Khalil Chishty, who was released on bail by the Supreme Court and subsequently returned home late Tuesday after spending nearly 20 years in jail in Ajmer, has apologised for his remarks on judiciary.
Chishty had, during an interview with a Hindi news channel last week, ridiculed the Indian judiciary.
Chishty was shown [...]

Pakistan cannot afford war over Kashmir: Gilani

Pakistan cannot afford war over Kashmir: Gilani

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani today acknowledged that the Kashmir issue would have to be resolved through dialogue and diplomacy as Pakistan “cannot afford wars” in the 21st century.
Four wars have already been fought on the Kashmir issue and the region still “was a flashpoint”, but in the 21st century “we cannot [...]

‘Pakistan government may sink deeper into crisis’

‘Pakistan government may sink deeper into crisis’

Islamabad: The Pakistan Supreme Court’s ruling that Yousuf Raza Gilani has committed contempt of court has “significantly escalated pressure on the embattled Prime Minister and may sink his weak government deeper into crisis”, said a daily.
An editorial in the News International on Friday said: “Thursday was a good day for rule of law but a [...]

No ‘creeping coup’ taking place in Pak: Gilani

No ‘creeping coup’ taking place in Pak: Gilani

Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday rejected a perception that democracy was under threat and a ‘creeping coup’ was taking place in Pakistan.
All stakeholders in the country favour democracy in Pakistan and “no one has a desire to violate the Constitution”, Gilani said in Davos where is attending the World Economic Forum.
Gilani [...]

‘Musharraf may be returning to his own grief’

‘Musharraf may be returning to his own grief’

Islamabad: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf’s heroics in returning to his country could prove to be another misadventure for him, a Pakistani daily said on Thursday.
Not only half a dozen court cases await Musharraf in Pakistan but all political parties in the Senate have agreed that the former Army chief and president should be arrested [...]

‘ISI chief secretly met Musharraf in Dubai’

‘ISI chief secretly met Musharraf in Dubai’

Islamabad: Pakistan’s ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha held a secret meeting with former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in Dubai and advised him not to return to the country, according to a media report Tuesday.
“Gen Pasha, who has remained very close to the former President, held a meeting with (Musharraf) in Dubai and advised [...]

US-Pak ties ‘won’t be back to business as usual’

US-Pak ties ‘won’t be back to business as usual’

Islamabad: The ties between the US and Pakistan are witnessing a diplomatic thaw but it won’t be back to business as usual, said a daily.
An editorial in the News International on Monday said that all the indicators are that “we are slowly returning to something resembling normalcy in our relations with the US”.
“…but it is [...]

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