Shaiq Hussain

  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistani investigators are on the trail of colossal funding by the Indian spy agency, RAW, to the militants in tribal areas and all the details in this regard are being compiled in the form of a dossier to be shared with the United States and other friendly countries. Pakistan has been ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - The Kashmiri leadership on Friday announced their full support to Pakistans efforts for the revival of stalled Indo-Pak peace process, however, demanded their inclusion as well in the resumed dialogue between the nuclear neighbours. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday said it was concerned over reports that India was getting itself prepared for new nuclear tests. There are reports that India has a new nuclear test in the works, these reports are rather discomforting to Pakistan. Pakistan is however steadfast on its policy of ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistans anti-terrorism efforts are seriously hampered by lack of assault helicopters such as Cobra and Apache and the United States inability to ensure adequate supply of spare parts to Islamabads existing choppers fleet. The US has provided some Cobra helicopters to Pakistan which it ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan Saturday said that India was shying away from composite dialogue despite the commitment made by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as well as his acknowledgement that talks were the only way forward for nuclear South Asian states. If the road forward is dialogue, then what ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - The US, UK and other world powers are engaged in intense 'behind the scene efforts to break the 'deadlock in Indo-Pak peace process and pave the way for the crucial foreign secretaries meeting on American soil that could prove to be a starter for the formal talks between the nuclear ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - With the death of Baitullah Mehsud and the appointment of Hakimullah Mehsud as new Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief, Pakistani officials believe that militancy in Pakistan is likely to lessen in the coming days and months. Baitullah, the dreadful TTP chief, was killed in a US drone ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - As many as 33 visits to Pakistan by top US officials and Congressmen from January 1 to August 22 this year are reflective of the deep American interest in Pakistan on one hand but on the other, they also reflect very well how Washington is 'micro-managing its affairs in this South Asian ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistani authorities and the Special US Envoy, Richard Holbrooke, have discussed the prospects of dialogue with the 'moderate elements in the ranks of Pakistani Taliban in the wake of TTP chief Baitullah Mehsuds death. Pakistan has been urging the United States for quite long now to ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - The United States on Sunday lauded Pakistans significant progress against Taliban in Swat and shift in military focus from Indian border to frontier with Afghanistan saying it would provide more weapons to Islamabad for its anti-terrorism fight. Richard Holbrooke, President Barack ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - As Richard Holbrooke, Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, arrives here today (Saturday) on a three-day visit to discuss the anti-terror strategy of US President Obama with Pakistani leadership, the diplomatic circles believe that he will ask for early commencement of ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - The United States has conveyed to Pakistan its renewed desire for military offensive in Waziristan in the wake of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsuds death even against any possible decision by Islamabad to call off the operation. The US authorities want the Pakistani ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - The United States is engaged in intense diplomatic efforts for the resumption of Indo-Pak composite dialogue, as there are no signs of any such development despite the agreement for the purpose reached between Islamabad and New Delhi in Egypt last month. It was in famous Egyptian ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - In response to Pakistans queries, India on Saturday extended more evidence to Islamabad on Mumbai attacks. The Indian authorities also asked for the prosecution of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed claiming there was 'enough' proof to do so. A dossier, comprising a seven-page summary and ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan is profoundly perturbed over failure of the Friends of Democratic Pakistan (FoDP) to realize its financial pledges and it has been conveyed to the US, the UK, Japan and other friendly nations that prolonged financial crunch could impact Islamabads efforts against terrorism, The ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistans security forces will launch a large-scale military operation against all the Taliban commanders in Waziristan along with the ongoing air offensive against Baitullah Mehsud if they failed to accept the governments demand for their detachment from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan wants the United States to initiate dialogue with moderate Taliban for the restoration of peace not only in Afghanistan but also in the adjoining Pakistani tribal areas. Pakistan believes that only the use of force by the United States in Afghanistan will not serve the cause of ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Talks between Pakistan and India are underway with regard to when and where their Foreign Secretaries would meet as was decided during the Sharam El-Sheikh meeting between Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh. Foreign Office Spokesman Abdul ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Richard Holbrooke, the Special US Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan may demand a full-fledged military operation in South Waziristan in his talks with Pakistani leaders during his three-day visit to Islamabad that began on Tuesday. The special American envoy will urge the Pakistani ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Monday asked the European Union (EU) to allow greater market access to its trade goods and supply weapons as well as impart training to its security forces to fight the menace of terror in an effective manner. The EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana, who reached Islamabad ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan has sent its Ambassador in Kabul, Muhammad Sadiq, to Panjsher valley, a stronghold of Afghanistan National Front (formerly known as Northern Alliance and considered to be anti-Islamabad) in a bid to normalise its relations with the strong political force in the neighbouring ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - The UN inquiry commission constituted to probe the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is arriving here today (Wednesday) on a four-day visit to initiate its investigation on Pakistani soil. The three-member commission is headed by Chiles Permanent Representative for ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistans cherished goal of inking civilian nuclear energy deal is not likely to be achieved by December 2009, a deadline set for the purpose, because of the delay in the appointment of new Pakistani envoy to Paris. Another major reason causing delay in the signing of crucial ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday said that some 'elements wanted to harm Pak-China relations and damage the interests of old friendly nations but Islamabad and Beijing would not allow them to succeed. Answering a query at his weekly press briefing about the ongoing unrest in northwestern Chinese ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday asked India to honour its commitment to Kashmiri people and allow them to exercise their right to self-determination. It is high time that India honour its commitments to the world community and the Kashmiri people by allowing them to exercise their right to ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - In the wake of deadliest militants attack on military convoy in North Waziristan Sunday evening, Pakistani security forces may launch another offensive in this tribal region along with the ongoing operation in the adjoining South Waziristan Agency. The Taliban militants, led by ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - The three-member UN inquiry commission constituted to investigate the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto will arrive in the third week of July to launch its probe on Pakistani soil. Chiles Permanent Representative for the United Nations, Heraldo Munoz, is heading the ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD-In a bid to neutralize the combating ability of Baitullah Mehsud led Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Pakistan army is using the fighter jets and gunship helicopters in the first phase of military offensive and for that dozens of targets have also been identified. In the ongoing aerial ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Thursday said it had not received a formal request from Interpol or India to hand over 22 suspects in Mumbai terror attacks. Addressing his weekly press briefing here, the Foreign Office Spokesman, Abdul Basit said that no formal request had been received from Interpol or ...

    Read More
  • TISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Wednesday expressed its profound concern over the recent US drone attacks on tribal areas saying the missile strikes by unmanned aircraft are a violation of its sovereignty. The Foreign Office said that Pakistan was in regular contact with the US and serious concerns on the ...

    Read More