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Pakistan opposition backs out from talks with government

The Pakistan opposition backed out from a scheduled meeting with the Imran Khan-led government, which was expected to lower the current rife between the two sides, but instead widened the gap, a media report said on Tuesday

Pakistan PM holds high-level security meeting as Biden administration reviews Afghan peace deal

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday held a meeting with army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt General Faiz Hameed to discuss, as per the official handout, “matters pertaining to national security”

Pakistan to mortgage park named after Fatima Jinnah

Pakistan is considering mortgaging Islamabad's biggest park to get a loan of around 500 billion PKR, a media report said

Five TTP terrorists killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Pakistan Army

The Pakistan Army has announced that five terrorists of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group were killed during a security operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province

Pakistan ready to review social media rules, court told

The Pakistan government is ready to review new social media rules introduced last year and will consult all stakeholders in this regard, Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan told the Islamabad High Court (IHC) during a hearing on Monday

Pakistan government to reach out to opposition, seeks better relations in parliament

In a bid to cool down the political rhetoric, at least in the functioning of parliament, the Pakistan government is reaching out to opposition on Monday, Dawn reported

Next few months crucial for politics, says former Pakistan president Zardari

Pakistan Peo­ples Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has said that the next few months are very important for the future of the country’s politics

'Its a new Pakistan, but not a shining, secular India': FM Qureshi urges Biden administration to recognise new realities

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday urged the new US administration of President Joe Biden to recognise that the world, Pakistan and specifically India have changed a lot in the last four years, hence any engagement and relations should be developed on the basis of new ground realities

Pakistan to get 5G by 2022-23: Report

The Pakistan government is developing a comprehensive roadmap aimed at making 5G internet services commercially available to consumers in 2022-23, a media report said on Sunday

Pakistan okays Russian vaccine for ‘emergency use’

The Pakistani government has allowed another vaccine against COVID-19 under “emergency use authorisation” and given a go-ahead to a local pharmaceutical company for the import and distribution of the Russian-developed Sputnik V, an official confirmed on Saturday

Pakistan seeks relationship with US beyond regional security dynamics

Pakistan is seeking a bilateral relationship with the new Biden administration that goes beyond the “US’s regional interests in the countries”, said Moeed Yousuf, the special assistant to Pakistan’s prime minister on national security

No change in Kashmir policy: Pakistan Interior Minister

Pakistan’s Minister of Interior Sheikh Rashid said there was no change in the Kashmir policy of Pakistan’s government, reported The News

PIA pays $7mn after plane seizure in Malaysia

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) confirmed that it has paid around $7 million o a jet company after a plane of the flag carrier was seized by Malaysian authorities over the non-payment of aircraft lease dues, the media reported on Saturday

Pakistan PM says oil price hike impact passed to people to avert loan burden

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government was compelled to pass on the impact of oil prices to consumers to avert additional debt burden on the country

Pakistan banks on ‘shared interests’ in US ties

Pakistan on Thursday said it was looking forward to working with the new US administration, as US Secretary of Defence-designate termed Islamabad an "essential partner" for the Afghan endgame

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