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Islamabad: Capital of Pakistan
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, and is federally administered as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Built as a planned city in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital, Islamabad is noted for its high standards of living, safety, and abundant greenery.


FATF keeps Pakistan in 'Grey List'; warns of action if Islamabad fails to check terror funding

Global terror financing watchdog FATF on Friday decided to keep Pakistan in the "Grey List" and warned the country that stern action will be taken if it fails to check flow of money to terror groups..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan to remain on international watchdog FATF's 'grey list'

Pakistan will continue to remain on the "grey list" of the global terror financing watchdog Financial Action Task Force. Pakistan received support from Turkey and Malaysia. Islamabad was being..
IndiaTimes - Published

Remarks will hit ties: India warns Turkey

For the second time in three days, India hit out at Turkish President Recep Erdogan for his support to Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, as it accused him of not just interfering in India’s internal..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Need to address illegal occupation of territories by Pakistan': India reacts to UN Secretary-General's comments

Earlier this day, UN chief António Guterres had said in Islamabad that it was important for both India and Pakistan to de-escalate "militarily and verbally" and exercise "maximum restraint"
DNA - Published

Questions outnumber answers for generations of refugees as Afghan peace deal nears

A short drive from the heavily secured five-star Islamabad hotel where international VIPs will discuss the future of Afghan refugees on Monday, 20-year old Ahmed Khan Younis lives in a makeshift..
Reuters - Published

Turkey to oppose Pakistan blacklisting at anti-terrorism finance meet

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said he would help Pakistan stay off a terrorism financing blacklist at a meeting of a global finance watchdog, a move he suggested would counter "political..
Reuters - Published

Erdogan addresses joint session of Pak Parliament

erdogan addresses joint session of pak parliament
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday addressed a joint session of the Pakistan Parliament for a record fourth time. "Today, Pakistan and Turkey's relations..
WorldNews - Published

US, Taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement

us, taliban close to 'reduction in violence' agreement
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have issued an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talks with a U.S. peace envoy, demanding a reply on their offer of a seven-day reduction of violence in Afghanistan,..
WorldNews - Published

Guterres to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib during trip to Pakistan

guterres to visit gurdwara kartarpur sahib during trip to pakistan
UN Chief Antonio Guterres will visit the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the final resting place of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev, in Kartarpur during his visit to Pakistan next week. The UN Secretary-General..
WorldNews - Published

Tehran proposes five-nation bloc to tackle regional issues

tehran proposes five-nation bloc to tackle regional issues
ISLAMABAD: Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan Seyyed Mohammad Ali Hosseini on Tuesday proposed a new bloc comprising Russia, China and Turkey in addition to Pakistan and Iran for addressing regional issues..
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan declares national emergency to battle locusts

pakistan declares national emergency to battle locusts
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan which is facing its worst locust attack in decades, has declared national emergency to tackle the insects destroying crops on a large scale in Punjab province, country's main region..
WorldNews - Published

Will China's effort see Pakistan out of FATF 'Grey List'? All you need to know

At a meeting of the Financial Action Task Force held in Beijing, Islamabad submitted its compliance report and got support from the FATF current chair and its "all-weather friend" China and a few..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak desperate as world has seen through its double standards: Govt

The government on Thursday hit out at Pak PM Imran Khan for raising Kashmir in Davos and said Islamabad was acting in a desperate manner that the world could see through its double standards on..
IndiaTimes - Published

India to ignore what Trump said on Kashmir to Imran

India is not likely to react strongly to US President Donald Trump’s remarks on Kashmir to Pakistani PM Imran Khan during their conversation in Davos even as Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan has 'limited options' to respond to India's decision on J&K: US Congress think tank

Pakistan's leadership has "limited options" to respond to India's decision on J&K as many analysts view that Islamabad has "little credibility" on the issue given its long history of covertly..
IndiaTimes - Published

Qureshi meets Pompeo as Pakistan attempts to diffuse Middle East tensions

qureshi meets pompeo as pakistan attempts to diffuse middle east tensions
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday to discuss his recent trips to Iran and Saudi Arabia, as Islamabad tries to facilitate peace between Washington and..
WorldNews - Published

Taliban say they handed cease-fire offer to US peace envoy

taliban say they handed cease-fire offer to us peace envoy
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban have given the U.S. envoy their offer for a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan that would last between seven and 10 days, Taliban officials familiar with the..
WorldNews - Published

Facebook to help Pakistan fight polio after being accused of hindering efforts

facebook to help pakistan fight polio after being accused of hindering efforts
Islamabad — Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed antivaccine content posted in 2019 on the social network site for a leap in the number of..
WorldNews - Published

Article 370: Pakistan's use of false pretences at UN has run its course, India says

India has slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed one more time to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to..
IndiaTimes - Published

France notes member's request for UNSC meeting over Kashmir issue

France has taken note of a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) member's request to raise the Kashmir issue again in the council. However, the country's position remains 'unchanged' and the matter..
IndiaTimes - Published

India asks Pakistan to return its rake used in Samjhauta Express

India has asked Pak to return the Samjhauta Express rake lying at Wagah for the past five months, following the suspension of train services due to tense relations between the two countries after..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan minister in Riyadh to discuss regional tensions

pakistan minister in riyadh to discuss regional tensions
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi was welcomed in Riyadh on Monday by his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud, Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) said on..
WorldNews - Published

Opposition resolution on CAA must have made Pak happy: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Slamming resolution of opposition parties against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said Pakistan must be happy over the move and asserted that the new law..
IndiaTimes - Published

CAA, NPR and NRC unconstitutional, says oppn; 'Pak must be happy,' counters BJP

The opposition parties, led by the Congress, passed a resolution against the amended Citizenship Act and National Population Register (NPR) on Monday, calling them part of an "unconstitutional package"..
IndiaTimes - Published

Special court formed for Musharraf treason trial 'unconstitutional', rules LHC

special court formed for musharraf treason trial 'unconstitutional', rules lhc
The Lahore High Court on Monday declared the formation of a special court — which heard the treason case against former dictator Pervez Musharraf and handed him a death sentence after finding him..
WorldNews - Published

WHO extends travel restrictions to Pak amid polio resurgence

who extends travel restrictions to pak amid polio resurgence
Islamabad: The World Health Organization (WHO) has extended travel restrictions to Pakistan for another three months over the frequent outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in all..
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan not to take part in anyone else’s war, Imran Khan says

pakistan not to take part in anyone else’s war, imran khan says
Islamabad: While offering mediation between the United States and Iran again, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated that Islamabad would not become part of anyone else’s war but would try to..
WorldNews - Published

PM Imran calls on US and Iran to de-escalate; says Pakistan won't be part of conflict

pm imran calls on us and iran to de-escalate; says pakistan won't be part of conflict
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday called on the United States and Iran to de-escalate after two military bases in Iraq, housing American troops, were attacked with Tehran claiming..
WorldNews - Published

First lunar eclipse of the year on Jan 10

first lunar eclipse of the year on jan 10
Islamabad : The first lunar eclipse of the year 2020 will be witnessed during the night between January 10 and 11, according to Institute of Space and Planetary Astrophysics (ISPA). According to..
WorldNews - Published

UAE Crown Prince announces $200m support for Pakistan

uae crown prince announces $200m support for pakistan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday underlined the importance of Pakistan-United Arab Emirates special relationship and laid emphasis on deeper economic ties between the two sides during..
WorldNews - Published

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations

The two countries exchanged the list of nuclear installations and facilities covered under the Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Installations between India and Pakistan, the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian lobby in US 'powerful' in countering Pak's standpoint: Imran Khan

Addressing the gathering of the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) on Saturday, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Indian lobby in the United States..
DNA - Published

Musharraf challenges special court's verdict in high treason case

musharraf challenges special court's verdict in high treason case
Islamabad: Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf on Friday filed a review petition with the Lahore High Court challenging the verdict by a special court in Islamabad that had pronounced death..
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan needs $27 bn for financing requirements of external front: IMF

pakistan needs $27 bn for financing requirements of external front: imf
ISLAMABAD: The IMF has estimated that Pakistan’s gross financing requirements of external front stood at $27.332 billion during the current fiscal year 2019-20. The IMF’s staff review report has..
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan to rejoin US military training suspended two years ago

pakistan to rejoin us military training suspended two years ago
WASHINGTON: The United States will allow Pakistan to rejoin a military training program suspended two years ago when President Donald Trump froze security aid to the country. Resuming the program,..
WorldNews - Published

Muslim professor in Pak sentenced to death on blasphemy charges

muslim professor in pak sentenced to death on blasphemy charges
ISLAMABAD: A Muslim professor was sentenced to death on Saturday by a Pakistani court for a blasphemous Facebook post, according to a media report. Junaid Hafeez, who was a visiting lecturer at the..
WorldNews - Published

US wants Pakistan to take immediate and irreversible action on terrorism: Jaishankar

The Trump administration has a very clear position on Pakistan and wants Islamabad to take immediate, sustained and irreversible action on reining in terror groups and to ensure that its soil is not..
IndiaTimes - Published

Former Pakistan leader Musharraf slams death sentence a ‘personal vendetta’

former pakistan leader musharraf slams death sentence a ‘personal vendetta’
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s ailing former dictator on Wednesday said the death sentence given to him by a court in a treason case is based on a “personnel vendetta”. It was Pervez Musharraf’s first..
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan govt says Pervez Musharraf not given fair trial

pakistan govt says pervez musharraf not given fair trial
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, has said that former president General Pervez Musharraf was not given a “fair trial” as a special court had sentenced him in..
WorldNews - Published

India rejects Pakistan national assembly's resolution on amended citizenship law

India on Tuesday strongly rejected a resolution adopted by Pakistan national assembly on the amended citizenship law, calling it a poorly disguised effort to divert attention from Islamabad's..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan court orders death penalty to Pervez Musharraf

pakistan court orders death penalty to pervez musharraf
A special court in Pakistan, on Tuesday, handed death penalty to former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case. The Lahore High Court on Monday issued a notice to the..
WorldNews - Published

Indian Hindu pilgrims in Pakistan for annual pilgrimage

Over 80 Hindu pilgrims from India have arrived here to take part in annual Katas Raj pilgrimage in Pakistan's Punjab province. Katas Raj is a complex of several Hindu temples connected to one another..
IndiaTimes - Published

World Bank to finance Khyber Pass Economic Corridor project with a loan of $406.6 million

world bank to finance khyber pass economic corridor project with a loan of $406.6 million
The World Bank will provide $406.6 million for the Khyber Pass Economic Corridor (KPEC) project which will promote economic development and uplift areas adjoining the expressway and falling in Khyber..
WorldNews - Published

India hits back at Imran Khan for criticising CAB

india hits back at imran khan for criticising cab
New Delhi: India on Thursday hit back at Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for slamming the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, saying such 'unwarranted' criticism cannot absolve Islamabad of the 'blatant..
WorldNews - Published

Why has Pakistan indicted Hafiz Saeed, India's most wanted, now?

​​The indictment comes less than a week after Islamabad submitted a report to the Financial Action Task Force, which, in October, had kept the country on the Grey List, asking that it take more..
IndiaTimes - Published

US reprimands Pakistan for misusing F-16 fighter jets

US has reprimanded Pakistan for misusing US-supplied F-16 fighter jets and jeopardizing their shared security, US News reported citing official documents. According to sale conditions, Islamabad may..
IndiaTimes - Published

As Jadhav gives Indian envoy power of attorney to represent him, Islamabad insists on Pak representative in courts

During the consular access given to Indian side on September 2, a power of attorney was signed by Jhadav under which the Indian high commission can represent him for further legal recourse.
DNA - Published

Ailing Nawaz Sharif likely to be shifted to US

ailing nawaz sharif likely to be shifted to us
Islamabad: Pakistan's ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is currently undergoing treatment in London, may be shifted to the US next week for better medical care...
WorldNews - Published

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to be conferred Bahrain's highest civilian award

pakistan pm imran khan to be conferred bahrain's highest civilian award
Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be conferred Bahrains highest civil award during an upcoming visit, according to the media reports. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for..
WorldNews - Published

India calls for effective steps agaist terrorism on SAARC's foundation day

The 19th SAARC summit was to happen in Islamabad in 2016 but was boycotted by India along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan after the Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
DNA - Published

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