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Awkward? Modi meets Manmohan, days after war of words on Pakistan.

The two leaders met outside Parliament as they made their way into the House to pay tribute to the people who lost their lives in the 2001 Parliament attack.

- Times Of India - IN

‘We don’t give in to fear’: can Benazir Bhutto’s son breathe new life into his family’s ailing party?.

A decade after Pakistan’s first female leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated, her son Bilawal is striving to reclaim his mother’s mantle, the latest act in a Shakespearean saga of tragedy and power. But reviving the wilted fortunes of his family’s political dynasty ahead of a general election due next ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Modi, Manmohan shake hands amid row over `secret meeting with Pakistan envoy`.

The brief handshake between Modi and Singh was held when leaders gathered in Delhi to pay tribute to those who lost lives in the 2001 Parliament attack.

- Zee News - IN

Here`s how India forced Pakistan to call for peace after a month of continued ceasefire violations.

In the month-long cross-border firing between August 25 and September 24, seven Pakistan Rangers personnel, as well as 11 Pakistani civilians, were killed.

- Zee News - IN

Did Singh meet Pak delegation after consulting MoEF, Rahul: BJP.

Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad today said Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi should disclose if former prime minister Manmohan Singh met a Pakistani delegation earlier this month after informing him.He also asked whether Singh had consulted the Ministry of External Affairs on the same.The Union law minister also ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Not enjoying dealing with Pak, ties have 'drifted': Tillerson.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today said he does not enjoy dealing with Pakistan as Americas relationship with the South Asian country has "drifted over the years", noting that the two countries need to restore the ties to "one of common interest"."Dealing with Pakistan I dont enjoy that," Tillerson said in response ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Pakistan names priority sectors for cooperation with Azerbaijan.

- Today.Az - AZ

Pakistan names priority sectors for cooperation with Azerbaijan.

The present level of trade and economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Pakistan does not reflect the true potential that exist between the two countries, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said in an exclusive interview with Trend.

- AzerNews - AZ

Civil society to hold protest against missing persons.

The activists in Karachi will hold a demonstration on December 16 at the Karachi Press Club The post Civil society to hold protest against missing persons appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Hearing on contempt plea put off.

The Pakistan Qaumi Movement chairperson had approached SC to seek contempt proceedings against chief secretary, CM The post Hearing on contempt plea put off appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

What's in the New Pakistan Naval Voyage to the Philippines?.

A closer look at the interaction within the broader context of ties.

- The Diplomat - US

16th anniversary of Parliament attack: Facts that you need to know about it

It has been sixteen years since a suicide squad stormed Indias Parliament complex on 13 December 2001. Nine people were killed and eighteen others were injured in the unprecedented attack on the seat of power of the worlds biggest democracy. The terrorists belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammad and Lashkar-e-Taiba and were reportedly ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

'Integrity Idol' Celebrates Honest Civil Servants in West Africa

A reality TV show that celebrates honest civil servants in corruption-plagued countries has grown to reach new audiences in Mali and Liberia and aims to enlist the public's help in fighting graft, the organizers said. Integrity Idol asks the public to nominate model civil servants and then vote for their favorite by text ...

- Voice of America - US

Pakistan economy falters over political concerns

Country's currency slides in apparent attempt to alleviate current account deficit

- Financial Times - US

The curious case of Hafiz Saeed, MML and Pakistan

, Dec 13 : The release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed and former Pakistan president Parvez Musharraf's open admission of his liking towards the former and the Lashkar-e-Taiba will win Islamabad foes, more than friends, says an expert.Paul Stott, a senior teaching fellow at the Centre for International Studies and ...

- Sify - IN

Withdraw EU GSP benefits to terror-supporting Pakistan: Italian Senate

, Dec.13 : The Italian Senate has placed a demand before the European Union and its Parliament to immediately suspend and or withdraw business opportunities offered to Pakistan under the European Union's Generalised System of Preferences because of its support to terror outfits operating from its soil and its poor human ...

- Sify - IN

Locals oppose construction of dams in PoK's Muzaffarabad

, Dec 13 : Local residents of Muzaffarabad have strongly opposed the construction of dams and hydro-electric projects in the region and accused Islamabad of looting the resources from the Pakistan occupied Kashmir ."Pakistan government with the help of other countries has been stopping the flow of the rivers and altering ...

- Sify - IN

Pakistan to make CPEC long-term plan public on Dec 18

, Dec 13 : After a series of allegations and worldwide protests by Pakistanis against the China-Pakistan-Economic-Corridor , Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has announced that the long-term plan for CPEC will be made public on December 18.The Pakistan government is accused of secretly benefiting China through CPEC.Addressing ...

- Sify - IN

US says relationship with Pakistan has drifted, doesn't enjoy dealing with it anymore

A top US diplomat said the two countries should find ways as to how they could work together to bring stability and peace to the whole region.

- Zee News - IN

Film screenings: 'Mountains have tied Italy, Pakistan'

Climate Change secretary says country faces immense challenges The post Film screenings: 'Mountains have tied Italy, Pakistan' appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Blind Dolphin numbers on the rise, says WWF

Survey unveils the highest number of the species was found between Guddu and Sukkur barrages in Sindh The post Blind Dolphin numbers on the rise, says WWF appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Enemies want instability in Pakistan, says Iqbal

KARACHI: Federal Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that if the Constitution Amendment Bill 2017 pertaining to the fresh delimitation of constituencies is not passed soon, the conspiracy to postpone the elections would succeed. The minister, who was talking to reporters after inaugurating the Executive Passport office ...

- DAWN - PK

12,000 police officials found delinquent in Sindh, SC told

KARACHI: The Supreme Court was on Tuesday informed by the provincial authorities that 12,000 police officials were found involved in misuse of powers and had patchy backgrounds.Headed by Justice Faisal Arab and also comprising Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, a two-judge bench was hearing a case pertaining to the involvement of ...

- DAWN - PK

Qadri to announce new push against Shahbaz govt today

LAHORE: The three Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz members of the Punjab Assembly, who had announced their resignations at a Khatm-i-Nubuwat conference organised by Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi in Faisalabad on Sunday, submitted their formal resignations in writing to the assembly secretariat here on Tuesday. Also, according to ...

- DAWN - PK

PM to allay lawmakers' concerns over Fata law

ISLAMABAD: The government on Tuesday urged protesting opposition and tribal lawmakers in the National Assembly to not opt for any protest until the prime minister had a chance to explain the challenges facing the Fata reforms.Following the backlash triggered by the bill's withdrawal, Abdul Qadir Baloch, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry ...

- DAWN - PK

Four more held in ATM fraud case

RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency claimed to have arrested four more suspects allegedly involved in stealing data of bank customers and their money through bogus ATM, credit and debit cards.The latest arrests came after the FIA took into custody a man, Saqibullah Khan, on Dec 8 and claimed that he was involved in ...

- DAWN - PK

CPEC long-term plan to be made public on Dec 18: Ahsan Iqbal

MINISTER for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal says the Chinese are doing what the Americans and the Europeans should have done after the end of the Afghan war. KARACHI: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has announced that the long-term plan for the China-Pakistan Econo­mic Corridor that was signed on ...

- DAWN - PK

In CPEC talks, Chinese drive a hard bargain with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan appea­red to have been pushed hard by the Chinese side to give in more than it secured in return during the recently held 7th joint cooperation committee meeting of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor . Upgrading the main line rail link from Karachi to Peshawar is the single largest project in CPEC. ...

- DAWN - PK

PM in Turkey to attend OIC summit in wake of Trump Jerusalem move

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi/ file photoISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday arrived in Turkey to attend the special Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif .Senior Turkish officials welcomed the prime minister and the Pakistani delegation upon arrival.Foreign Minister ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Suspect killed, two injured in separate Karachi incidents

KARACHI: A suspected street criminal was killed while two people were injured in separate incidents in Karachi early Wednesday, officials said.The suspect was killed in an alleged shootout with police and Rangers in Korangi area of the city, while his accomplice managed to get away. The deceased was identified as Nasir ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Light drizzle brings scenic sunrise in Karachi

Karachi sunrise KARACHI: The weather turned pleasant after parts of the metropolis received light drizzle early morning on Wednesday. Light drizzle turns weather pleasant in Karachi  Several of those commuting early in the morning suffered skidding in their vehicles due to slippery roads following light rain in ...

- Geo.tv - PK

NAB team in London fishing for evidence against Sharifs

ISLAMABAD/LONDON: A team of the National Accountability Bureau reached London on Tuesday night to meet with the Home Office officials in relation to the Avenfield flats owned by Hasan and Hussain Nawaz in a clear suggestion that the Joint Investigation Team was unable to produce any actionable evidence during its London ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Shaheed Second Lt Abdul Moeed's funeral prayers offered in Lahore

Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed and Sepoy Basharat were martyred after terrorists fired on their vehicle in North Waziristan. Photos: ISPR/Facebook LAHORE: The funeral prayers of 21-year-old Second Lieutenant Abdul Moeed Shaheed were offered at Lahore’s Ayub Stadium after which he will be buried at the Cavalry ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Locals oppose construction of dams in PoK's Muzaffarabad

"Pakistan government with the help of other countries has been stopping the flow of the rivers and altering their routes to meet the needs of the people of Islamabad. Regional government was not even considered, while taking such decisions," said Ishtiaq Mir, leader of the United Kashmir People's National Party.

- Times Of India - IN

Another Himalayan foreign policy test for India

The government has been busy flogging Pakistan this election season but it's Nepal which has thrown up one of the biggest challenges for India's neighbourhood policy in recent times.

- Times Of India - IN

Ties with Pakistan have 'really deteriorated': US

- Times Of India - IN

'Not enjoying dealing with Pakistan, ties have drifted'

The US Secretary of State said the two countries should find ways as to how they could work together to bring stability and peace to the whole region.

- Rediff.com - IN

Ties with Pakistan have 'drifted over the years', says Tillerson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday said he does not enjoy dealing with Pakistan as America's relationship with the South Asian country has drifted over the years', noting that the two c...

- The Hindu - IN

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to submit its reply to ICJ today

Kulbhushan Jadhav — an on-duty Indian navy officer working for Indian covert agency RAW — was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan, after he entered into Pakistan from Iran. ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan will submit its reply in the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to the International Court ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Pakistan nationals request govt. to clear maximum Indian visas

Pakistani nationals visiting Kashmir via a friendly bus service urged their government to give speedy clearances to visa applications by Indians so that the flow of tourists between the two countries increases. The Poonch-Rawalakot bus service was launched in 2006 to facilitate visits by Indian and Pakistani citizens who ...

- Yahoo! News - US

US Secretary of State says he doesn't enjoy dealing with Pakistan as America's ties with country have 'drifted'

US Secretary of State said he does not enjoy dealing with Pakistan as America's relationship with the South Asian country has "drifted over the years". The post US Secretary of State says he doesn't enjoy dealing with Pakistan as America's ties with country have 'drifted' appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

With 'fair and rosy' Narendra Modi, his 'pricey mushrooms', 'hawa hawai' seaplane and Rahul's temple run, Gujarat poll campaigning ends

Modi had insinuated that Singh was colluding with Pakistan in the Gujarat polls. The former premier responded by saying Modi was setting a "dangerous precedent" and asked him to apologise to the nation. The post With 'fair and rosy' Narendra Modi, his 'pricey mushrooms', 'hawa hawai' seaplane and Rahul's temple run, Gujarat ...

- Firstpost - IN

Gujarat polls: BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to come clean, asks if Manmohan consulted MEA before meeting Pakistani delegation

Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday said Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi should disclose if former prime minister Manmohan Singh met a Pakistani delegation earlier this month after informing him. The post Gujarat polls: BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to come clean, asks if Manmohan consulted MEA before meeting ...

- Firstpost - IN

PM arrives in Turkey to attend OIC summit in wake of Trump Jerusalem move

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi/ file photoISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday arrived in Turkey to attend the special Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit on Al-Quds Al-Sharif .Senior Turkish officials welcomed the prime minister and the Pakistani delegation upon arrival.Foreign Minister ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Pakistan to submit its reply to ICJ today

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: Pakistan will submit its reply in the case of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to the International Court of Justice on Wednesday , sources informed Geo News.Sources said that a draft of Pakistan's reply has been prepared, which would be submitted by the Foreign Office's Director India, Fariha ...

- Geo.tv - PK

'Shame on you, prime minister': Oppn, Sena slam Modi for linking Pak to Gujarat polls

Modi, while speaking at a poll rally in Gujarat on Sunday, had sought to link the dinner meeting hosted by Aiyar for Pakistani dignitaries and attended by Manmohan Singh, among others, with the ongoing assembly polls and a conspiracy against the BJP.

- Rediff.com - IN

MDM expresses sorrow over the death of Advocate Mateen

Srinagar Muslim Deeni Mahaz  on Tuesday has expressed a deep sorrow over the death of Abdul Mateen 53, the resident of Nathipora village in Dooru area of Islamabad in south Kashmir who breathed his last at SKIMS Soura. In a statement, a spokesperson of the amalgam termed the death of advocate Abdul Mateen a huge loss to

- Kashmir Life - IN

PM Abbasi arrives in Istanbul to attend OIC summit on Jerusalem

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif are also accompanying the premier The post PM Abbasi arrives in Istanbul to attend OIC summit on Jerusalem appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Another Himalayan foreign policy challenge for India

The government has been busy flogging Pakistan this election season but it's Nepal which has thrown up one of the biggest challenges for India's neighbourhood policy in recent times.

- Times Of India - IN

'We Believed Our Cleric': Pakistani Polio Victim's Regretful Father Urges Others To Use Vaccine

Polio has almost been eradicated from Pakistan, but not quite. That's due in part to stories like Hamid Aziz's.

- Radio Free Europe - US

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