All stories by Sajjad Hussain
Imran welcomes truce, says onus to make further progress rests with IndiaRediff.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: ReportRediff.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 PMRediff.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 installationsRediff.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'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: FORediff.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 attackRediff.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 MPRediff.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-IndiaRediff.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: ReportRediff.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 bodyRediff.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: WatchgroupRediff.com12 Oct 2020
Pakistan has improved its full compliance on only two of the 40 FATF recommendations, the APG report noted.
Hindu temple vandalised in Pakistan, 1 arrestedRediff.com11 Oct 2020
Incidents of violence against the minority community in Sindh have frequently been reported.
Pak announces Gilgit-Baltistan poll date, India reacts sharplyRediff.com25 Sep 2020
'The president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to announce Sunday, the 15th November 2020, as the poll day for the general elections to the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Legislative Assembly in terms of Section 57(1) of the Elections Act 2017,' the statement said. Reacting to the development, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava said in New Delhi said the Government of Pakistan or its judiciary has no locus standi on territories illegally and forcibly occupied by it.
Pak govt sends arrest warrants for Nawaz SharifRediff.com18 Sep 2020
Sharif, 70, has been in London since November last year after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go abroad for four weeks for treatment.
Pak to elevate Gilgit-Baltistan to full-fledged province: ReportRediff.com17 Sep 2020
India has clearly conveyed to Pakistan that the entire union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, including the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are an integral part of the country by virtue of its fully legal and irrevocable accession.
Pak Parl extends ordinance on Jadhav appeal for 4 monthsRediff.com15 Sep 2020
The ordinance was launched to implement the verdict of the ICJ which asked Pakistan to provide effective review of the sentence given to Jadhav my a military court. Jadhav, the 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage and terrorism' in April 2017.
Give India another chance to appoint lawyer for Jadhav: Pak court to govtRediff.com3 Sep 2020
The IHC, after hearing the arguments, ordered the government to send its order on Jadhav to India and adjourned the hearing until October 3 when the case would be heard again. Pakistan has introduced a special law to allow Jadhav to get his sentence reviewed as asked by the ICJ.
Not possible to allow Indian lawyer to represent Jadhav: PakRediff.com27 Aug 2020
"The Indian side has been also making incongruous demands of allowing an Indian lawyer to represent Commander Jadhav. "We have repeatedly told them only those lawyers can represent Commander Jadhav in the court who have a licence to practise law in Pakistan. This is in accordance with legal practice in other jurisdictions also," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said.
Pak puts more curbs on Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar, Dawood IbrahimRediff.com22 Aug 2020
Seeking to wriggle out of the FATF's grey list, Pakistan has imposed tough financial sanctions on 88 banned terror groups and their leaders, including Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar and Dawood Ibrahim, by ordering the seizure of all of their properties and freezing of bank accounts, a media report said.