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Pak Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif placed on no-fly list

Pak Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif placed on no-fly list

Rediff.com1 days ago

The interior minister said Shehbaz had not submitted any medical documents for travelling abroad or specified the treatment for his illness.

Saudi Arabia calls for dialogue between India and Pak

Saudi Arabia calls for dialogue between India and Pak

Rediff.com9 May 2021

The Crown Prince "welcomed the recent understanding reached between the military authorities of Pakistan and India regarding ceasefire at the Line of Control, which is based on a 2003 understanding between Pakistan and India.

Imran Khan expresses solidarity with India over Covid crisis

Imran Khan expresses solidarity with India over Covid crisis

Rediff.com24 Apr 2021

We must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together, Khan said on Twitter.

Pak cabinet rejects proposal to import cotton, sugar from India

Pak cabinet rejects proposal to import cotton, sugar from India

Rediff.com1 Apr 2021

In a volte-face, Pakistan's cabinet on Thursday rejected the proposal of a high-powered committee to import cotton and sugar from India, with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi asserting that there can be no normalisation of ties until New Delhi reverses its decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan to resume import of sugar, cotton from India

Pakistan to resume import of sugar, cotton from India

Rediff.com31 Mar 2021

Pakistan will buy sugar and cotton from India, newly appointed Finance Minister Hammad Azhar announced on Wednesday, lifting a ban on their import from the neighbouring country imposed in the wake of heightened tension over Kashmir in 2019. The decision was taken at the meeting of the economic coordination committee (ECC), which was chaired by Finance Minister Azhar.

Enabling environment imperative for dialogue: Imran writes to PM Modi

Enabling environment imperative for dialogue: Imran writes to PM Modi

Rediff.com30 Mar 2021

Khan's letter was in reply to Prime Minister Modi's letter to him last week to extend greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Day. In his letter, Modi had said that India desires cordial relations with Pakistan but an atmosphere of trust, devoid of terror and hostility, is "imperative" for it.

Pak PM Imran Khan tests positive for COVID-19

Pak PM Imran Khan tests positive for COVID-19

Rediff.com20 Mar 2021

Khan's spokesman Dr Shehbaz Gill said that the prime minister has just a slight fever and cough.

Peace with Pak will give India direct access to Central Asia: Imran

Peace with Pak will give India direct access to Central Asia: Imran

Rediff.com17 Mar 2021

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said India will be benefitted economically by having peace with his country as it will enable New Delhi to directly access the resource-rich Central Asia region through Pakistani territory.

Imran welcomes truce, says onus to make further progress rests with India

Imran welcomes truce, says onus to make further progress rests with India

Rediff.com28 Feb 2021

In his first comments since the militaries of India and Pakistan jointly announced on Thursday that they have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors, Khan said Pakistan remains ready to move forward to resolve 'all outstanding issues' with India through dialogue.

Most of revered Hindu sites in Pak in state of decay: Report

Most of revered Hindu sites in Pak in state of decay: Report

Rediff.com8 Feb 2021

The report said that collaborative efforts should be taken to renovate Terri Mandir (Karak), Katas Raj Temples (Chakwal), Prahlad Mandir (Multan) and Hinglaj Mandir (Lasbela).

No talks possible with India until...: Pak PM

No talks possible with India until...: Pak PM

Rediff.com11 Jan 2021

Ties between India and Pakistan nosedived after a terror attack on the Pathankot Air Force base in 2016 by terror groups based in Pakistan.

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

Rediff.com1 Jan 2021

The exchange was made in accordance with Article-II of the Agreement on Prohibition of Attacks against Nuclear Installations and Facilities between Pakistan and India, signed on December 31, 1988, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement in Islamabad.

Imran Khan's party wins 8 seats in Gilgit-Baltistan polls; Opposition says election 'stolen'

Imran Khan's party wins 8 seats in Gilgit-Baltistan polls; Opposition says election 'stolen'

Rediff.com16 Nov 2020

India has slammed Pakistan for its decision to hold elections in Gilgit-Baltistan and said any action to alter the status of the militarily-occupied region has no legal basis.

'No pressure' on Pak to release Abhinandan: FO

'No pressure' on Pak to release Abhinandan: FO

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said on Thursday that "there was no pressure on Pakistan at all regarding the release of Wing Commander Abhinandan."

'Ghus ke maara': Pak minister brags about Pulwama attack

'Ghus ke maara': Pak minister brags about Pulwama attack

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

"We hit India by entering inside. Our achievement in Pulwama is the achievement of the entire community under the leadership of Imran Khan. You all also have credit (for it), Chaudhry told the National Assembly on Thursday.

Imran released Abhinandan fearing Indian attack: Pak MP

Imran released Abhinandan fearing Indian attack: Pak MP

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

Sadiq, who was the Speaker of the National Assembly during the PML-N government, made a similar statement earlier on Wednesday in Parliament that Foreign Minister Qureshi had said in an important meeting that if Varthaman was not released, India would attack Pakistan 'at 9 pm that night (sic)' and 'for God's sake we should let him go'.

Pak has 'taken note' of signing of BECA pact between US-India

Pak has 'taken note' of signing of BECA pact between US-India

Rediff.com27 Oct 2020

"These developments clearly negate the argument that India's mainstreaming in the international export control regimes will further the non-proliferation objectives of these regimes," Pak's Foreign Office said.

Pakistan unlikely to exit FATF's grey list: Report

Pakistan unlikely to exit FATF's grey list: Report

Rediff.com21 Oct 2020

The Paris-based global watchdog for curbing terror financing and money laundering will hold its virtual plenary session from October 21 to 23. It will review Pakistan's progress on the 27-point action plan.

Despite opposition, Pakistan re-elected to UN rights body

Despite opposition, Pakistan re-elected to UN rights body

Rediff.com14 Oct 2020

In a secret-ballot voting in the 193-member UN General Assembly on that race, Pakistan secured 169 votes.

Pak has shown meagre progress against terror financing: Watchgroup

Pak has shown meagre progress against terror financing: Watchgroup

Rediff.com12 Oct 2020

Pakistan has improved its full compliance on only two of the 40 FATF recommendations, the APG report noted.

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