US imposes Visa restrictions on three senior Pakistani officials following deportation row

US imposes Visa restrictions on three senior Pakistani officials following deportation row

Agencies Islamabad: The US has imposed visa sanctions on three senior Pakistani interior ministry officials following a row between the two countries over deportation of dozens of Pakistanis in America for their visa overstay and other allegations. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday informed the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs about that […]

Mob kills Muslim man in Sri Lanka amid curfew

Mob kills Muslim man in Sri Lanka amid curfew

Agencies Amob in Sri Lanka’s Puttalam district has killed a Muslim man despite a nationwide curfew imposed following anti-Muslim rioting. The mob attacked the 45-year-old man with sharp weapons, a police official told local media Monday. He died soon after being admitted to a hospital, the official added. On Monday, members of the country’s largely […]

9 killed in Pak suicide blast outside shrine in Lahore

9 killed in Pak suicide blast outside shrine in Lahore

Agencies Lahore:  At least nine persons, including five police personnel, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a major Sufi shrine in Pakistan’s Lahore on Wednesday as the country marks the fasting month of Ramzan, officials said. The blast took place around 8:45 am (local time) outside Gate number 2 of the […]

US-Taliban peace talks paused for first day of Ramadan

US-Taliban peace talks paused for first day of Ramadan

Agencies Doha: Peace talks between the US and the Taliban were suspended for the beginning of Ramadan on Monday, with the two sides at apparent loggerheads over the key issue of when foreign forces might leave Afghanistan. The foes have spent much of the past week in a sixth round of talks in Doha aimed […]

Massive Afghanistan peace summit ends in Kabul

Massive Afghanistan peace summit ends in Kabul

Agencies KABUL: A huge peace meeting aimed at finding an exit from Afghanistan’s war is due to finish Friday in Kabul, with leading politicians expected to announce visions for a much-needed breakthrough. This week’s “loya jirga”, or grand assembly, saw about 3,200 religious and tribal leaders, politicians and representatives gather under tight security to try […]

All members should abide by UN decision on Azhar: UN chief

All members should abide by UN decision on Azhar: UN chief

  (Agencies)    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed hope that all member states will abide by the decision of the sanctions committee of the world body which imposed an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban on Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar. The UN sanctions committee on the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda on Wednesday […]

New round of US-Taliban talks to start in Doha: Taliban

New round of US-Taliban talks to start in Doha: Taliban

Agencies Kabul: A new round of peace talks between the Taliban and the US starts Wednesday in Qatar, an official for the insurgents said, as the foes seek an end of America’s longest war. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told AFP that “the sixth round of talks between Islamic Emirate and the US will start in Doha […]

42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts: Lanka ministry

42 foreigners killed in Easter blasts: Lanka ministry

Agencies With the death of two more Chinese nationals, the number of foreigners who died in the massive Easter Sunday bombings on Monday rose to 42, including 11 Indians, according to the Sri Lankan foreign ministry. Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said that as of Monday April 29, the number of foreign nationals […]

Hope Pak, India Can Meet Each Other Halfway: Xi

Hope Pak, India Can Meet Each Other Halfway: Xi

Agencies BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping met Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday and expressed hope that Pakistan and India can meet each other halfway to improve their strained relations following the Pulwama attack by a JeM suicide bomber. Both leaders also exchanged views on the situations in South Asia, an official Chinese statement in Beijing […]

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