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Pakistan’s history of nuclear weapons ‘entangled in tensions’, US says

US Defence Secretary Ashton carter has said that Pakistan’s history of nuclear weapons was “entangled in tensions”. He made the remarks while talking to airmen at the Minot Air Force Base while kicking off a visit to the US Departement of Defence’s nuclear deterrence enterprise. …

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PM returns home after attending UNGA session

ISLAMABAD- UNS- Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has returned home after representing Pakistan at the UN General Assembly session. In his speech at the UN General Assembly session, the Prime Minister effectively raised the Kashmir issue, highlighting the grave human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir. …

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Pak-China JCC meeting next month to discuss CPEC roadmap

BY SAJJAD HUSSAIN ISLAMABAD: China and Pakistan have agreed to hold 6th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting in the last week of November to discuss and approve a future roadmap of Pakistan-China Economic Corridor (CPEC). According to a message received here Wednesday, the representatives of …

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China celebrates 67th National Day:Pak,China freindship transcends into strategic partnership:NA Speaker

BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI ISLAMABAD- Pakistan-China relations have transcended into a strategic partnership said Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq,while addressing China National Day function,in Islamabad. Speaking as the chief guest at a reception held in Islamabad to observe the 67th National Day of People’s Republic …

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Bangladesh pulls out of Saarc summit in Pakistan as tensions rise

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Wednesday pulled out of a key regional summit to be held in Pakistan, a day after India said it was boycotting the event over a deadly cross-border attack on a military base. Bhutan and Afghanistan were also reported to be withdrawing from …

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Indian prime minister reviews Indus Waters Treaty

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the Indus Waters Treaty. In a meeting, the Indian premier reportedly zeroed in on adopting an aggressive strategy to raise pressure on Pakistan. The move came days after he threatened the nation with global ‘isolation’ following the …

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Ahsan,CCIEE CEO Zhang Xiaoqiang, explores prospects of diversifying CPEC cooperation

BEIJING – UNS- : The Federal Minister for Planning,Development and Reform Prof. Ahsan Iqbal met with China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and former Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission of China Zhang Xiaoqiang …

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China flies army planes over strait near Japan

BEIJING: More than 40 Chinese military aircraft have traversed a strait near Japan, China’s defence ministry said Monday, after Tokyo announced it may patrol with the US in the contested South China Sea region. China’s Air Force on Sunday sent 40 planes over the Miyako …

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Unchanged: SBP leaves benchmark interest rate on hold at 5.75%

KARACHI: In line with expectations, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Saturday left the benchmark interest rate unchanged at 5.75% for the next two months. The central bank announces a target rate every two months, which serves as the benchmark interest rate for overnight …

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India’s armed forces still lack a brain: Economist

In a damning assessment of India’s armed forces, The Economist has published a report on how the country’s international ambitions simply don’t match its military muscle. “India is not as strong militarily as the numbers might suggest,” says the article, going on to claim how …

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