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COVID: Pak bars international flights as cases up to 625

COVID: Pak bars international flights as cases up to 625

Rediff.com21 Mar 2020

The worst-affected Sindh province reported 90 new coronavirus cases, taking the provincial tally to 357. The new cases have been detected in pilgrims who returned from Iran and have been quarantined in Sukkur, according to a spokesperson for the Sindh health department.

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 183

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 183

Rediff.com17 Mar 2020

The "exponential increase is largely due to the recent inflow of people brought in from Taftan after a purported quarantine".

Pak to join SAARC video conference on coronavirus called by Modi

Pak to join SAARC video conference on coronavirus called by Modi

Rediff.com14 Mar 2020

'We have communicated that SAPM (Special Assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister) on Health (Zafar Mirza) will be available to participate in the video conference of SAARC member countries on the issue,' Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a tweet on Friday.

IMF, Pak reach agreement on 2nd review of $6bn bailout package

IMF, Pak reach agreement on 2nd review of $6bn bailout package

Rediff.com28 Feb 2020

The agreement is subject to approval by the IMF management and consideration by its executive board, which is expected in early April.

Erdogan raises Kashmir in Pak Parliament, declares Turkish support

Erdogan raises Kashmir in Pak Parliament, declares Turkish support

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

Voicing his country's support to Pakistan's stand on the Kashmir issue, he said it can be resolved not through conflict or oppression but on the basis of justice and fairness. "Our Kashmiri brothers and sisters have suffered from inconveniences for decades and these sufferings have become graver due to unilateral steps taken in recent times," Erdogan said.

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib 'untouched, undamaged': Pak govt

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib 'untouched, undamaged': Pak govt

Rediff.com4 Jan 2020

Pak foreign office said that it was a scuffle between 2 Muslim groups and attempts to paint this incident as a communal issue are 'patently motivated'. It also said that claims of acts of 'desecration and destruction' are not only false but mischievous.

India could carry out 'some sort of action' in PoK: Imran

India could carry out 'some sort of action' in PoK: Imran

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

He also said that Pakistan would not do anything as what Prime Minister Modi was doing "would create a backlash that would bring his downfall."

2 soldiers killed in exchange of fire with Indian troops: Pak Army

2 soldiers killed in exchange of fire with Indian troops: Pak Army

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

The Pak army also claimed that three Indian soldiers were killed in the exchange of fire. An Indian JCO was killed in Pak firing on Wednesday.

Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in high treason case

Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in high treason case

Rediff.com18 Dec 2019

The ex-army chief left for Dubai for medical treatment in March 2016 and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons.

Pakistan slams India over 'discriminatory' citizenship bill

Pakistan slams India over 'discriminatory' citizenship bill

Rediff.com10 Dec 2019

Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement said the latest legislation by the Indian government was another major step towards the realisation of the concept of "Hindu Rashtra.

Pak SC grants 6-month conditional extension to Bajwa

Pak SC grants 6-month conditional extension to Bajwa

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

The verdict was announced after the government submitted a 'new summary' to extend the service of 59-year-old Gen Bajwa.

Pak withdraws extension given to Bajwa after SC order

Pak withdraws extension given to Bajwa after SC order

Rediff.com27 Nov 2019

Reacting to the embarrassing development, Khan chaired an emergency Cabinet meeting and took back the notification to extend services of General Bajwa.

Pak considering legal options for Jadhav case review

Pak considering legal options for Jadhav case review

Rediff.com14 Nov 2019

Ghafoor said the reports of the amendment in the Pak Army Act to implement ICJ verdict regarding Jadhav are 'incorrect'.

Passport needed for Kartarpur visit? Pak Army says yes, FO says no

Passport needed for Kartarpur visit? Pak Army says yes, FO says no

Rediff.com8 Nov 2019

Reacting cautiously, MEA said an agreement has been signed between the two countries finalising the modalities for visits and India will stick to it.

Pak Army says it is 'too busy' to get involved in politics

Pak Army says it is 'too busy' to get involved in politics

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

'The army has neither any role in the country's electoral process nor has it any desire to do so,' he said.

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims: Imran

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims: Imran

Rediff.com3 Nov 2019

In another tweet, he congratulated his own government for completing the construction work on time.

Pak Army rejects Indian claim of destroying terror camps

Pak Army rejects Indian claim of destroying terror camps

Rediff.com22 Oct 2019

Pakistan's military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor in a midnight tweet expressed disappointment at Gen Rawat's assertions.

Setback for Imran; Pakistan fares badly in terror funding report

Setback for Imran; Pakistan fares badly in terror funding report

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

The APG released its much-awaited 228-page 'Mutual Evaluation Report' on Saturday, 10 days ahead of the key Financial Action Task Force's plenary meeting which will give its decision on Pakistan's 'grey list' status.

Imran set to visit China ahead of Xi's India tour

Imran set to visit China ahead of Xi's India tour

Rediff.com1 Oct 2019

According to some media reports, the Modi-Xi informal summit could take place from October 11-13.

It's jihad: Imran on Kashmir after returning from US

It's jihad: Imran on Kashmir after returning from US

Rediff.com29 Sep 2019

"We are doing it because we want Allah to be happy with us," he said.

Quake in Pakistan: Toll rises to 37, over 452 injured

Quake in Pakistan: Toll rises to 37, over 452 injured

Rediff.com25 Sep 2019

Figures showed that the worst-hit was Mirpur with 24 dead, nine in Jatlan and one person lost his life in Jhelum.

26 killed, over 300 injured in PoK after quake jolts Pakistan

26 killed, over 300 injured in PoK after quake jolts Pakistan

Rediff.com24 Sep 2019

Pakistan Meteorological Department's earthquake centre said the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum in Punjab province.

Riots erupt in Sindh over 'blasphemy' by Hindu school principal

Riots erupt in Sindh over 'blasphemy' by Hindu school principal

Rediff.com16 Sep 2019

Additional Inspector General Jamil Ahmad said that police has taken the accused in protective custody.

Will stand for rights of Kashmiris: Imran Khan in PoK

Will stand for rights of Kashmiris: Imran Khan in PoK

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

Will stand for rights of Kashmiris: Imran Khan in PoK

World believes India on Kashmir: Pak minister

World believes India on Kashmir: Pak minister

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

Shah's remarks came after Prime Minister Khan claimed that 58 countries had supported Pakistan over its stand on the Kashmir issue.

Pak's Imran Khan to meet Trump twice during US visit

Pak's Imran Khan to meet Trump twice during US visit

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

According to Khan's schedule, the first meeting between both the leaders will be at lunch, whereas, the other will be at high tea, Geo News reported.

Pak denies use of airspace to Prez Kovind for foreign visit

Pak denies use of airspace to Prez Kovind for foreign visit

Rediff.com7 Sep 2019

The decision was approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the tense situation in Kashmir, the minister told state broadcaster PTV.

Senior Indian diplomat meets Jadhav in Pakistan

Senior Indian diplomat meets Jadhav in Pakistan

Rediff.com2 Sep 2019

Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. Weeks later, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and to challenge the death sentence.

Pak planning to shut airspace, trade route for India

Pak planning to shut airspace, trade route for India

Rediff.com27 Aug 2019

The country opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.

Will raise Kashmir issue at UNGA: Imran Khan

Will raise Kashmir issue at UNGA: Imran Khan

Rediff.com26 Aug 2019

In his address to the nation on the Kashmir issue after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, Khan assured the people of Pakistan that his government will stand by the Kashmiris till India lifts the restrictions in the Valley.

Pakistan to take Kashmir issue to ICJ

Pakistan to take Kashmir issue to ICJ

Rediff.com21 Aug 2019

'An in-principle decision has been taken to take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice'

Pak Army chief Gen Bajwa gets 3-year extension

Pak Army chief Gen Bajwa gets 3-year extension

Rediff.com19 Aug 2019

'The decision has been taken in view of the regional security environment.'

Imran says world will be responsible if war breaks out

Imran says world will be responsible if war breaks out

Rediff.com14 Aug 2019

"The world's eye is on Kashmir and on Pakistan...I will be the ambassador who raises Kashmir's voice at every international forum," he said.

'Pak ready for a review if India reconsiders actions in Kashmir'

'Pak ready for a review if India reconsiders actions in Kashmir'

Rediff.com9 Aug 2019

"Are they ready to review their decisions? If they do, we can also review our decisions. Review will be on both sides," Qureshi said.

Pak says work on Kartarpur corridor will continue

Pak says work on Kartarpur corridor will continue

Rediff.com8 Aug 2019

Faisal said Pakistan respected all religions and would continue the Kartarpur project to help Sikh pilgrims.

Pak expels Indian envoy; suspends bilateral trade

Pak expels Indian envoy; suspends bilateral trade

Rediff.com7 Aug 2019

While India's High Commissioner Bisaria is in Islamabad, his Pakistani counterpart Moin-ul-Haq is yet to take charge in New Delhi.

Pak minister wants diplomatic ties with India cut-off

Pak minister wants diplomatic ties with India cut-off

Rediff.com7 Aug 2019

He, however, praised Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria as a good person, but criticised the Indian government's actions.

Pulwama-like attacks can happen: Imran Khan on scrapping of Art 370

Pulwama-like attacks can happen: Imran Khan on scrapping of Art 370

Rediff.com6 Aug 2019

The Pakistani PM explained how the war-like scenario could erupt in the middle of the current tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. He said Kashmiris would protest and India would launch a crackdown on them.

Pakistan rejects India's move to scrap Article 370

Pakistan rejects India's move to scrap Article 370

Rediff.com5 Aug 2019

Pakistan strongly condemns and rejects the announcements made by the Indian Government regarding Jammu and Kashmir, the statement said. "As the party to this international dispute, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps," it said.

Pak grants consular access to Jadhav, India evaluates offer

Pak grants consular access to Jadhav, India evaluates offer

Rediff.com1 Aug 2019

In its 42-page ruling, the ICJ ruled that Pakistan had "breached" the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, which gives countries the right to consular access when their nationals are arrested abroad.

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