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PM seeks preferential trade access to US market

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday sought preferential trade access to the US market to boost bilateral trade between Pakistan and United States. “We seek preferential trade access to the US market so that Pakistan and US businesses get a fair chance of...

Pakistan can review cooperation with US: Maleeha Lodhi

Maleeha Lodhi
UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said in a statement that her country’s fight against terrorism was not based on any consideration of aid but on national interests and principles. “We have contributed and sacrificed the most in fighting international terrorism...

Somali pirates hijack Pakistani ship: US media

MOGADISHU: The Somalian pirates have hijacked a Pakistani ship near the Somalian coast, the US media reported. According to details, the pirates hijacked the ship named MV Salama 1 and have taken it to El Hur near port Hobyo. Salama 1 is the fourth ship to...

Sixteen people killed in Russia after train collides with bus

MOSCOW: Sixteen people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a bus that had broken down at a level crossing near Moscow, Russia’s investigative committee said in a statement. The bus, which was carrying migrant workers from Uzbekistan, was shunted several hundred metres...

US Senate rules out possibilities of sanctions on Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States of America (USA) has rejected the possibilities of sanctions on Pakistan. A US Senator in a session of Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs has said that expansion of Pakistan’s nuclear programme was due to India. The senator has also expressed the fear...

India unwilling to address historical disputes like Kashmir: Gen Raheel

BERLIN: Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif arrived in Germany on a one day official visit to participate in a conference of Chiefs of Staffs of the Armed Forces being held under auspices of US CENTCOM. According to ISPR, beside the host General...

Turkish army says 92 terrorists killed in one week

ANKARA: Nearly 100 terrorists were killed in Turkey between May 25 and June 1, the Turkish General Staff said Friday. Operations against the PKK in 10 eastern and southeastern provinces resulted in the deaths of 92 terrorists, according to a statement. At least 55 shelters and...

Hajj pilgrims get ID bracelets after deadly stampede

MAKKAH: Saudi Arabia has begun issuing hajj pilgrims with identification bracelets one year after a stampede killed around 2,300 people. The bracelets are a reassurance to some pilgrims, though their distribution has been far from systematic ahead of the formal start of the hajj on...

Pakistan, Afghanistan to work together for return of Afghan refugees

GENEVA: Minister SAFRON Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Abdul Quadir Baloch had a meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Mr. Abdullah Abdullah, who arrived in Geneva to participate in the quadripartite meeting on Afghan refugees. They discussed the return of Afghan refugees, both registered and...

India pulls out of SAARC summit in Islamabad

NEW DELHI: Indian government on Tuesday announced that its delegation will not travel to Islamabad for the upcoming SAARC summit citing ‘increasing crossborder terror attacks and growing interference by ‘one country’. According to a statement issued by Indian Ministry of External Affairs, India has conveyed...

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