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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.

19 killed as Pak army plane crashes in Rawalpindi

19 killed as Pak army plane crashes in Rawalpindi

Rediff.com30 Jul 2019

The plane crashed in the suburbs of Mora Kalu village, killing 12 civilians and five crew members and destroying five to six houses, the Pakistan army said.

Will handle Jadhav case as per law: Imran

Will handle Jadhav case as per law: Imran

Rediff.com18 Jul 2019

The World Court had, on Wednesday, ordered Pakistan not to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav and had directed "effective review and reconsideration" of his conviction and death sentence by a military court.

Will proceed 'as per law': Pak after ICJ verdict

Will proceed 'as per law': Pak after ICJ verdict

Rediff.com17 Jul 2019

The statement claimed that the Hague-based ICJ in its judgment did not accept India's plea to 'acquit/release' Jadhav.

Pak won't open airspace till India withdraws jets from forward bases

Pak won't open airspace till India withdraws jets from forward bases

Rediff.com12 Jul 2019

"The Indian government approached asking us to open the airspace. We conveyed our concerns that first India must withdraw its fighter planes placed forward," Nusrat told the committee.

Ex-Pak Prez Zardari arrested in fake bank accounts case

Ex-Pak Prez Zardari arrested in fake bank accounts case

Rediff.com10 Jun 2019

TV footage showed Zardari coming out of his house and embracing his younger daughter Aseefa before getting into a black Landcruiser.

Pak officials stop people at Indian envoy's Iftar party

Pak officials stop people at Indian envoy's Iftar party

Rediff.com2 Jun 2019

High Commissioner Bisaria in his brief address to the audience said that some of the guests could not make to the party. "I want to apologise because some of you faced a lot of trouble to come here and some of our friends could not come," he said. Bisaria also said that people had come from Lahore and Karachi to attend the event and thanked them for coming.

Pak downplays Modi not inviting Imran to swearing-in

Pak downplays Modi not inviting Imran to swearing-in

Rediff.com28 May 2019

Pak claimed that the Indian Prime Minister's 'internal politics' do not permit him to extend an invitation to his Pakistani counterpart.

5 persons, 3 terrorists killed in Gwadar hotel attack

5 persons, 3 terrorists killed in Gwadar hotel attack

Rediff.com12 May 2019

Pak PM Imran Khan said the terror strike was an effort to 'sabotage' the country's economic projects

Will 'immediately' enforce sanctions imposed on Azhar: Pak

Will 'immediately' enforce sanctions imposed on Azhar: Pak

Rediff.com1 May 2019

Pak rejected the world body's move as a "victory for India and validation of its stance" as projected by the Indian media.

Better chance of peace if BJP wins poll, says Pak PM

Better chance of peace if BJP wins poll, says Pak PM

Rediff.com10 Apr 2019

He said other parties would be afraid of right-wing backlash in case of settlement on the Kashmir issue.

No evidence of downing F-16, says Pakistan army

No evidence of downing F-16, says Pakistan army

Rediff.com9 Apr 2019

In a tweet, Pakistani military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said, "Repetitions don't make truth of a lie. Despite claiming possession of evidence on shooting F16, IAF still short of presenting it."

F-16s might have been used to hit Indian jets: Pak

F-16s might have been used to hit Indian jets: Pak

Rediff.com2 Apr 2019

"Whether it was F-16 or JF-17 which shot down 2 Indian aircraft is immaterial," Pak military spokesman said.

No terror camps at 22 spots: Pak on Pulwama dossier

No terror camps at 22 spots: Pak on Pulwama dossier

Rediff.com28 Mar 2019

India handed over the dossier to the acting high commissioner of Pakistan in New Delhi on February 27 with specific details of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's complicity in the Pulwama attack that killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel on February 14 and the presence of JeM terror camps and its leadership in Pakistan.

Modi may go for 'another misadventure' before polls: Imran

Modi may go for 'another misadventure' before polls: Imran

Rediff.com26 Mar 2019

Khan said shadows of war were still hovering over Pakistan and India

Pak will have better ties with India after polls: Imran Khan

Pak will have better ties with India after polls: Imran Khan

Rediff.com15 Mar 2019

Khan said Islamabad has taken the first step on a new path to peace and progress.

Pak demands India's removal from FATF's review body

Pak demands India's removal from FATF's review body

Rediff.com10 Mar 2019

Pakistan has been scrambling in recent months to avoid being added to a list of countries deemed non-compliant with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations.

Fearing FATF heat, Pak to upgrade group of banned outfits to 'high risk'

Fearing FATF heat, Pak to upgrade group of banned outfits to 'high risk'

Rediff.com9 Mar 2019

The proscribed organisations will be examined under heightened security checks at all layers of legal, administrative, investigative and financial regimes, the Dawn newspaper reported.

Pak confiscates seminaries, assets of JuD, FIF

Pak confiscates seminaries, assets of JuD, FIF

Rediff.com6 Mar 2019

The confiscation of properties of JuD and FIF comes after Pakistan formally placed them in the list of banned organisations on Tuesday.

Pak team to visit India on March 14 to discuss Kartarpur agreement

Pak team to visit India on March 14 to discuss Kartarpur agreement

Rediff.com5 Mar 2019

The visit will be followed by the return visit of the Indian delegation to Islamabad on March 28.

Pak issues order to seize assets of all UN banned outfits

Pak issues order to seize assets of all UN banned outfits

Rediff.com4 Mar 2019

India handed over a dossier to Pakistan to take action against the JeM, as pressure mounted on Islamabad to take action against individual and organisation listed by the UN Security Council as terrorists.

Pak Parliament condemns India's counter-terror op as 'aggression'

Pak Parliament condemns India's counter-terror op as 'aggression'

Rediff.com1 Mar 2019

The House rejected India's claims of having destroyed terrorist facility and causing heavy casualties as 'self-serving' and 'fictitious'.

Yes, Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, admits Pak FM

Yes, Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, admits Pak FM

Rediff.com1 Mar 2019

Shah Mahmood Qureshi also claimed that Azhar is unwell to the extent that he cannot leave his house.

Ready for talks with India on all issues including terrorism: Imran

Ready for talks with India on all issues including terrorism: Imran

Rediff.com28 Feb 2019

The report quoted Khan as saying that he 'tried to call Modi last night' (Wednesday).

Won't be in my control or Modi's if this escalates: Imran Khan

Won't be in my control or Modi's if this escalates: Imran Khan

Rediff.com27 Feb 2019

Khan said all wars have been started on miscalculations on the time and the human cost of war. This was the same with the World War I, with the World War II and the war on terror, the Pakistan PM added.

Days after 'warning', Imran asks Modi to 'give peace a chance'

Days after 'warning', Imran asks Modi to 'give peace a chance'

Rediff.com25 Feb 2019

Khan's remarks came a day after Modi in a rally in Rajasthan said, "There is consensus in the entire world against terrorism. We are moving ahead with strength to punish the perpetrators of terrorism..."

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