Pak confirms 682 Indians detained in its jails

Pakistan says it has 682 Indian prisoners detained in its jails, as Islamabad and New Delhi exchange a list of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their custody. The lists are exchanged twice a year — on January 1 and July 1 – under the provisions of the 2008 Agreement on Consular Access. Pakistan has been asked to provide immediate consular access to 105 fishermen and 20 civilian prisoners.
#Indians #Indian #Pak #LawGovernment

6 hours ago

Dealing with Taliban: Why India must tread with caution in Afghanistan

Taliban may at the moment want to project their distance from Islamabad, but their umbilical cord is attached to Rawalpindi, and it would be foolhardy to overlook this fact. India has sent a ‘technical team’ which is going to be based at Kabul. Development follows the visit of an Indian delegation in early June.
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11 hours ago

Pakistan Blocked Out of BRICS Event after India Asked China to Keep Islamabad Out

Pakistan did not attend the High-Level Dialogue on Global Development (HLDGD) The virtual meet was part of the BRICS summit that China recently hosted. Pakistan’s absence from the virtual meet points to the fact that Islamabad is not a frontrunner to become a member of the organization.
#BRICSEvent #LevelDialogueonGlobalDevelopment #Pakistan #LawGovernment #Government

3 days ago

Islamabad cries foul as India aims to host G-20 summit in J&K

Islamabad cries foul as India aims to host G-20 summit in J&K next year. Pakistan has said that the International community must not accept India's invitation. This will be the first major international event in the Union Territory after the abrogation of Article 370.
#G20 #Islamabad #LawGovernment #Government

5 days ago

Woman recalls how she got back her lost bag, iPad

Khadija M. From Pakistan lost her laptop bag at Islamabad airport in 2018. It had her iPad, kindle and hard disk and a hard disk. She was devastated but got over it after three years. When she purchased new gadgets and forgot about the incident, she received a call from a shop owner. The shopkeeper went above and beyond to trace the rightful owner.
#KhadijaM #Pakistan #Travel

6 days ago

Pak woman reunited with bag lost 3 years ago, thanks to kind mobile shop owner

Twitter user Khadija M was reunited with her lost laptop bag three years after she lost it. The Lahore, Pakistan, woman lost her laptop bag at Islamabad airport in 2018. Shopkeeper tracked down the owner of the bag and contacted her brother to get her things back.
#KhadijaM #Lahore #Travel #AirTravel

1 weeks ago

Pakistan prepares to play spoiler in India-Afghan ties again

Pakistan directed its diplomatic missions abroad to point out alleged contradictions between India and the Islamic Emirate. Islamabad has asked its diplomats to focus on 'anti-India narrative' by projecting that New Delhi's offer to trained armed forces of the Taliban regime as not genuine. India had earlier trained Afghan national army soldiers to fight against same Sunni Pashtun force.
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1 weeks ago

Pakistan hits new low: Toronto-bound flight barred from Russian airspace...

The incident happened on June 17 when PIA's Toronto-bound flight from Islamabad did not get overflying clearance from Russia. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) is facing challenges in transferring money for flight overflying charges to Russia. Russia is facing difficulties to receive overflying payments due to global sanctions.
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1 weeks ago

Russia bars Pakistan's Toronto-bound flight from using airspace over...

Russia barred Pakistan International Airlines flight from using its airspace. The flight to Toronto was denied permission from flying through Russian airspace. Pakistan is facing a severe economic crunch amid the long-standing political turmoil. Islamabad reportedly on the edge of an economic meltdown given the massive foreign debts arising from financial mismanagement.
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1 weeks ago

Pakistan Cash strapped Islamabad secures deal with IMF to restore stalled $6...

Pakistan secures deal with IMF to restore stalled $6 billion aid package. The extended fund facility package of USD 6 billion was agreed in July 2019 for a period of 39 months. The revival of the facility will immediately provide access to USD 1 billion, which Pakistan badly needs to buttress its dwindling foreign exchange reserves.
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1 weeks ago

Afghanistan earthquake kills over 250, destruction captured in pics

Footage from Paktika province near the Pakistan border showed victims being carried into helicopters to be airlifted from the area. Neighbouring Pakistan’s Meteorological Department said the earthquake was at a magnitude 6.1. Tremors were reportedly felt in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, and elsewhere in the eastern Punjab province.
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1 weeks ago

IMF, Pakistan Fail To Revive Bailout Deal; Islamabad Seeks Washington’s Help

IMF staff expressed reservations regarding the PKR9.5 million expenditure for next fiscal year as presented by Pakistani authorities. They also pointed out that revenue measures in the budget, according to IMF estimates, are insufficient to reach the target of PKR7 trillion. The IMF stopped the flow of funds after the Imran Khan-led government reneged on the non-negotiables.
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1 weeks ago

Pakistan likely to stay on FATF grey list in decision today

Pakistan is not expected to exit the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) “grey list” during a meeting in Germany this week. Islamabad has mounted a high-profile effort to convince the multilateral watchdog about its actions to curb terror financing. Pakistan was placed in the grey list of countries under increased monitoring.
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2 weeks ago

Hina Khar leads Pak’s hard push to get off FATF grey list

Pakistan is not expected to exit the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) “grey list” during a meeting in Germany this week. Islamabad has mounted a high-profile effort to convince the multilateral watchdog about its actions to curb terror financing. Pakistan was placed in the grey list of countries under increased monitoring.
#HinaKhar #FATF #Pakistan #LawGovernment #Government

2 weeks ago

'If special attention not paid...': Imran Khan warns of food insecurity in Pak

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan made the remarks at a farmers' convention in Islamabad. He said food insecurity is a wider issue and not just limited to Pakistan amid the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war. Khan also attacked the current government under Shehbaz Sharif on its economic performance.
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2 weeks ago

China asks Pakistan to stop attacks on Chinese nationals working on CPEC projects

China urged Pakistan to address threats to Chinese nationals working in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects in Balochistan. Leaders also reportedly discussed other aspects of the international and domestic security of Pakistan in the wake of growing political turmoil in Islamabad. Both sides decided to enhance cooperation in counter-terrorism with the application of all standard operating procedures to the non-CPEC security projects.
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2 weeks ago

Amid acute power shortfall, Pakistan urges Iran to increase electricity export volume

Meeting to discuss prospects of raising the electricity supply volumes took place in Iranian Embassy in Islamabad. Ahsan Iqbal urged an additional 100 Mega Watts (MW) increase in volume to the current 104MV from Iran. In response to Islamabad's request, the Iranian ambassador agreed to expand the volume of energy exports to Pakistan.
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3 weeks ago

'Will carry out suicide attack if Imran Khan harmed': PTI lawmaker threatens...

Islamabad police beefed up Imran Khan's security and sounded a high alert in adjoining areas of Bani Gala in the city. Islamabad Police has not received any confirmed news of return from Imran Khan. Section 144 has already been imposed in Islamabad and gatherings have been banned. Imran Khan was recently removed from office after losing a no-confidence vote.
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3 weeks ago

Oman also raises BJP leaders’ remarks as India deals with diplomatic fallout

Kuwait, Qatar and Iran summoned Indian ambassadors on Sunday to protest against the remarks. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the comments. Pakistan’s foreign ministry also summoned the Indian charge d’affaires in Islamabad on Monday.
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3 weeks ago

Pakistan to set up foreign security cell as Chinese nationals 'being...

Pakistan Police will set up a foreign security cell at the Central Police Office (CPO) with the requisite staff and logistics. Special Branch, Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) and Security Division were assigned to audit the security arrangements periodically. The announcement came nearly two weeks after a delegation led by Cheng Guoping, China's External Security Commissioner, visited Islamabad and requested the newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to provide better security arrangements.
#ChengGuoping #PakistanPolice #Chinese #Pakistan #LawGovernment #PublicSafety #LawEnforcement

3 weeks ago