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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari’s health condition is critical with chest pains and increased heartbeat rate, close aides said. PPP leader said Zardari’s life was in danger and he might have to undergo an operation soon. This week, the Islamabad ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday told the European envoys in Pakistan that India had crossed all limits of brutalities in held Kashmir. Speaking to the ambassadors at a lunch hosted by him in their honour, Qureshi said India had left no stone unturned to throw the region ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The United States has acknowledged Pakistan’s role to bring the US and Afghan Taliban back on the talks table, officials said. Senior government officials told The Nation that the US had appreciated Pakistan’s efforts and hoped the talks will be fruitful. “Washington ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party is optimistic that Asif Ali Zardari, the party’s co-Chairman, will get bail soon in corruption cases. Yesterday, the Islamabad High Court ordered medical superintendent of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences to constitute a new special medical ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari is likely to fly abroad for treatment after getting bail from the court, close aides said yesterday. Senior PPP leaders told The Nation that the party was pressing Zardari to move abroad for treatment as his condition was ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday said that a new prime minister will be at the helm before the much anticipated legislation to determine army chief’s tenure. Speaking to journalists here after meeting his father – Asif Ali Zardari – ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan can consider hosting the talks between the United States and the Afghan Taliban if the two parties make a request, officials said yesterday. Senior government officials told The Nation that Pakistan was ready to facilitate the talks in “any way we can” for the sake ...

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  • TISLAMABAD           -          PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz believe there should be no ‘automatic support’ to the government on the crucial ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday said that political appointments in the past destroyed the institutions. Speaking at concluding session of the Envoys’ Conference titled ‘Engage Africa’ here, PM Khan said the government was committed to strengthen the institutions. ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan and regional countries are facing challenges and security threats, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday. Speaking here at the two-day Envoys’ Conference titled ‘Engage Africa,’ the FM said the world has to work together to ensure peace and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan will take China into confidence at the highest level on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as Islamabad and Beijing try to neutralise the aftershocks of US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Alice Wells statement on the mega project. Senior government ...

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  • TISLAMABAD             -          Pakistan Peoples’ Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday said that government must be sent packing as it had failed to deliver. Speaking to ...

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  • TISLAMABAD            -      Pakistan yesterday said it wanted to enhance partnership with Iran being a friendly neighbour. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan valued its relations with Iran and had ...

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  • TISLAMABAD        -      Trade war between China and the United States is testing for Pakistan as Islamabad does not want to annoy either Beijing or Washington, officials said. Senior government officials told The Nation that Pakistan was ...

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  • TUnited States President Donald Trump has told Prime Minister Imran Khan that his mediation offer on Kashmir still stands and he will use his influence on India to defuse tension with Pakistan, officials said. Senior government officials said Trump - who called PM Khan last day to acknowledge ...

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  • TISLAMABAD      -         Pakistan and the United States are set to write a new chapter in friendship as top leaders of the two countries vowed to enhance partnership. Yesterday, the White House said the trade ties between Pakistan and ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan has raised serious concerns over India’s plan to open the Siachen Glacier region for tourism. The Foreign Office on Thursday categorically said that Siachen Glacier was a disputed territory, which India could not open for tourism. “India has made attempts to occupy ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) yesterday accused the ruling Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf of embezzlement worth billions of rupees. Speaking at a news conference here along with Maryam Aurangzeb, senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal said the massive embezzlement was an unforgivable ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - PPP senior leader Rehman Malik yesterday urged the government to file a law suit in the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court under the Rome Statute against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for crimes against humanity and genocide in occupied ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that the Kashmir dispute continues casting an ominous shadow over the future of nearly one-fifth of humanity. He said that Kashmir without a doubt, “poses one of the most serious challenges to regional and international peace ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan is aiming to bring Iran on the talks table with the United States and Saudi Arabia, officials said yesterday. Senior government officials told The Nation that as part of Islamabad’s efforts for regional peace, Tehran was being convinced to hold dialogue with Washington ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is likely to visit former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London in the coming weeks to inquire after his health. Close aides of the PPP leader told The Nation that Bilawal was concerned about the health of Pakistan Muslim League ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - The United States and the Afghan Taliban will soon return to the talks table as a result of Islamabad’s efforts, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday. His statement came after a prisoners swap between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban. The Afghan Taliban ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz(PML-N) ) supremo Nawaz Sharif does not want to prolong his stay in the United Kingdom once he gets better, say his close aides. Sharif, who flew to London yesterday for medical treatment, is against seeking concessions from the government if his condition ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan military is leading efforts to normalise its ties with Afghanistan amid a standoff, officials said yesterday. Senior government officials told The Nation that the recent visit by the Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed and Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood had ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan People’s Party will support any in-house change to remove Prime Minister Imran Khan if it is initiated by the political parties, sources in PPP said. A close aide of the Bhutto family told The Nation that in-house change was a constitutional way to remove the prime ...

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  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday gave a shut-up call to India after Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar accused Pakistan of practising terrorism. In a statement, the foreign ministry said: “We firmly reject the unfounded remarks reportedly made by the Indian External Affairs Minister ...

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  • TISLAMABAD       -     Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday warned that India could carry a misadventure including false flag operation to divert international attention from the Kashmir issue. In a statement, the FM said that Prime ...

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  • TISLAMABAD      -    Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari yesterday predicted that the country will have a new prime minister next year. Speaking at a news conference after a meeting of the PPP Core Committee, Bilawal said the ...

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  • TISLAMABAD     -   Pakistan yesterday said that there was no question of any deal with India over convicted spy-terrorist Kulbhushan Jadhav. Speaking at a weekly news briefing here, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said that the military had already ...

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