At Least 150 Killed in Battle for Control of Afghan District

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN —  Authorities in Afghanistan say the latest military-led offensives, backed by coalition airpower, have killed nearly 100 Taliban insurgents and injured dozens more in a bid to reclaim full control of a volatile district in western Badghis province. Hundreds of heavily armed insurgents assaulted Bala Murghab last Thursday …

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US Designates Elite Iranian Force as Terrorist Organization

WHITE HOUSE – For the first time, the United States is designating a part of another government as a terrorist organization, targeting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which is the Islamic Republic’s most powerful security organization. “This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is …

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آئی ایم ایف کو پاکستان کے لیے بیل آؤٹ پیکیج سے روکنے کا مطالبہ

واشنگٹن —  امریکی کانگریس کے تین بااثر ارکان ٹیڈ ایس یوہو، ایمی بیرا اور جارج ہولڈنگ نے پیر کے روز ٹرمپ انتظامیہ سے مطالبہ کیا ہے کہ امریکی حکومت پاکستان کو دیے جانے والے آئی ایم ایف کے ممکنہ بیل آؤٹ پیکیج کی مخالفت کرے، کیوں کہ یہ رقم چین …

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Pakistan’s GDP growth to shrink to 3.4pc this fiscal: World Bank

Pakistan’s economic growth, after reaching an 11-year high of 5.8 per cent in FY18, is expected to see a decline over the next two years, the World Bank has predicted. GDP growth will decelerate to 3.4pc in fiscal year 2018-19 and further drop to 2.7pc in FY20 as fiscal and …

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Afghanistan summons Pakistan diplomat yet again over PM Imran’s comments

KABUL: The Afghan government on Saturday summoned a Pakistan diplomat to explain Prime Minister Imran Khan’s latest remarks on ongoing Afghan peace talks, as tensions flared between the neighbouring countries once again. Afghanistan’s ministry of foreign affairs summoned the diplomat to object about remarks that it deemed “explicit interference” in …

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Iran vows to retaliate if US lists Revolutionary Guards as terror organisation

‘So the leaders of America, who themselves are the creators and supporters of terrorists in the region, will regret this inappropriate and idiotic action’ Iran has threatened to retaliate against the US if it designates its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation. Washington is reportedly expected to designate the IRGC as …

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Pakistan says it has intelligence of new Indian attack this month

KARACHI (Reuters) – Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India will attack again this month, its foreign minister said, drawing condemnation from New Delhi which described the claim as irresponsible.  Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s comments came after tensions over a February standoff between the arch enemies had appeared to ease.  He said …

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HRCP expresses concerns over Balochistan situation

Lahore, Pakistan: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concerns over overall situation in the province of Baluchistan (Balochistan), reports DND News Agency from Lahore. In a Press statement issued here on Sunday after the its 33rd Annual General Meeting, HRCP expressed concerns over overall situation of Baluchistan …

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امریکہ کا پاسدارانِ انقلاب کو دہشت گرد قرار دینے کا فیصلہ: رپورٹ

کراچی —  بین الاقوامی ذرائع ابلاغ نے دعویٰ کیا ہے کہ امریکہ نے ایران کی فوج ‘پاسدارانِ انقلاب’کو غیر ملکی دہشت گرد تنظیموں کی فہرست میں شامل کرنے کا فیصلہ کرلیا ہے۔ خبر رساں ادارے رائٹرز کے مطابق اسے امریکی حکومت کے تین اعلیٰ اہلکاروں نے بتایا کہ فیصلے کا …

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EXCL: Pak seeking a bailout from IMF to repay Chinese ‘predatory infra’ debts, US Congressmen write to Pompeo

Three Congressmen have written to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his colleague in the US Cabinet, Steve Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, on April 5 expressing “deep concern”.  Days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s outburst, accusing China of “shameful hypocrisy”, for continuing to stop meaningful action in …

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