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Seven killed, 20 injured in blast near Balochistan Assembly

QUETTA -UNS – At least seven people were killed and twenty others injured when a suicide bomber rammed into the truck of Balochistan Constabulary on Zarghoon Road today (Tuesday). The attack took place near the legislative assembly of southwestern Balochistan province of which Quetta is …

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Time to have ruthlessly candid dailogue with US: Dastagir

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Defense, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday said it is high time for Pakistan to have ‘ruthlessly candid dialogue’ with United States with everything on the table. He was addressing a Public Talk entitled “Contours of Security Environment in Pakistan” organized here …

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KP cabinet approves Rs10, 000 stipend for each prayer leader

PESHAWAR -UNS : The provincial cabinet of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Chief Minister Pervez Khattak in the chair Monday formally approved Rs 10,000 stipend for each qualified Prayer Leader (Pesh Imam of Jamia Mosque) costing Rs 3.25 billion to the provincial kitty per annum despite opposition …

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PM arrives in Quetta amidst Balochistan political crisis

QUETTA -APP/UNS – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived here in the provincial metropolis on Monday evening. The Prime Minister, upon arrival at the airport, was received by Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, federal minister for petroleum Jam Kamal and the provincial cabinet members …

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Dr Qadri announces to launch countrywide protest on Jan 17

LAHORE-UNS – Steering committee of opposition parties over Model Town tragedy met on Monday and agreed to launch protest movement against ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on January 17 with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri claiming that the government would dissolve. Pakistan …

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Pakistan’s enemies gaining foothold in Afghanistan: Janjua

KARACHI -UNS : Pakistan has expressed concerns and apprehensions over the United States’ (US) policy to give India a security role in Afghanistan. This was stated by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while delivering a lecture on Pakistan’s foreign policy issues in Karachi. She said India …

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US aid ‘insignificant’ as Trump threatens to cut it off :PM

ISLAMABAD -UNS : Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has declared himself mystified by US threats to cut off funding, saying that US financial assistance was “very, very insignificant” and that Pakistan was “on the forefront of the war on terror”, reported The Guardian. In an …

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Iran ex-President Ahmadinejad arrested: Report

TEHRAN -UNS: The Iranian government has reportedly arrested former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for inciting unrest and demonstrations through his statements. Authorities are now seeking to place Ahmadinejad under house arrest with Khamenei’s approval, the Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper added, citing “reliable sources in Tehran”. UK-based newspaper …

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US cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan: NYT

NEW YORK -UNS: With the US latest move to suspend roughly $2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan until it acts against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network, a leading American newspaper warned that US President Donald Trump cannot afford to walk away from Pakistan. …

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Pak,US alliance is over as Pak tells America ‘no more’

ISLAMABAD –UNS-  Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that alliance with the United States is over after the suspension of aid, and told America that ‘no more’ sacrifices will be given by Pakistan. The foreign minister said in an interview that the US kept ties …

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