Russia, Pakistan sign MoU on gas pipeline from Iran

Russia and Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding on implementing a project to build an underwater gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan and India, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement Thursday.  

More on Pakistan

Rebuilding ties

ALL things considered, it appears to have been a cordial meeting focused on constructive diplomacy rather than mindless sabre-rattling.

Basit-Aizaz spat

After the drama surrounding letters exchanged publically between a former and a serving ambassador, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cannot delay putting its house in order anymore.

A controversial verdict

A CATACLYSMIC event in the country’s history appears to have ended with a whimper in court. 

De-weaponise Pakistan

In the wake of rapid of terrorism and unrest across Pakistan, the need of an hour is to de-weaponize Pakistan. The newly elected PM of Pakistan — in his maiden address — had shown his eagerness to introduce laws relating to de-weaponization of Pakistan.

Tweets about SAMonitor
SAM Facebook

Sikkim shines; receives FAO award for becoming world's first organic state

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) prestigious Future Policy Gold Award from its Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who commended the Himalayan state for setting an example to the world by becoming the first totally organic state.


China backs Pakistan's request for IMF assistance

China has endorsed Pakistan’s request to the IMF for a bailout package, but cautioned that it should not affect economic cooperation between Islamabad and Beijing.