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India-Bangladesh relations are deeper than any other strategic partner: Indian Foreign Secretary

Bangladesh to allow entry without Covid-19 vaccination

Rooppur Power plant: Ishwardi residents learning Russian to boost sales

Ban of Hilsa fishing to be lifted from midnight

Several BNP leaders contesting UP elections with party symbol

Pakistan Islamist group TLP's long march towards Islamabad triggers tension and violence; clashes claim lives

Islamabad: Tension prevailed in several regions of Pakistan on Saturday over banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP)'s long march towards Islamabad from Lahore, forcing the government to sit for negotiations with the group that had been pressing for the expulsion of French ambassador over Prophet's caricature among other demands.

Pandora Papers Leak: Over 700 Pakistanis, including names from Pak PM Imran Khan's Cabinet, feature

Islamabad: Names of over 700 Pakistanis have come up in the latest leak called Pandora Papers, which features a huge tranche of leaked data on offshore companies that is larger in size and scope than the Panama Papers.

Pakistan might be the next victim of extremism after the rise of Taliban in Afghanistan

Kabul, September 28: Afghanistan has a unique relationship with Pakistan compared to other neighboring countries. The two countries have a 2,570-km border area and long-standing close trade exchanges. Apart from religious bigotry, there are also ethnic, cultural and linguistic similarities across a wide area on both sides of the border.

Joblessness spiked in Pakistan in 2018-19: Survey

Islamabad: Pakistan's unemployment rate jumped from 5.8 percent in 2017-18 to 6.9 percent in 2018-19, as per data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS)recently.

Seven Pakistani soldiers die during exchange of fire with terrorists

Islamabad, September 18: At least seven Pakistani soldiers were killed during an exchange of fire with terrorists in Pakistan's  South Waziristan tribal district on Wednesday, media reports said on Thursday.

Pakistan's hand in Taliban funding, says geo-political expert

Kabul, September 9: A geo-political expert has hinted at Pakistan's probable hand in funding Taliban as he mentioned that the insurgent group's financial network is far more complex than was earlier expected.

Afghanistan's internal matters its own, says Taliban

Kabul, September 8: Amid rising people's protests against Pakistan and chants of freedom, a Taliban leader has said no country will be allowed to interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: As Panjshir falls to Taliban, Iran slams Pakistan

Kabul, September 7: The Iranian government on Monday gave a strong message to Pakistan over the fall of Afghanistan's Panjshir by condemning Taliban’s military offensive against holdout fighters in the Valley backed by Pakistan's air power.

Afghanistan Resistance forces leader says ISI chief visiting Kabul to back Taliban's war in Panjshir with weapons

Kabul: As fighting continues to rage in Panjshir, the Resistance forces said Pakistan’s spy agency ISI's chief Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was in Kabul primarily to oversee the Taliban’s war against the holdout Afghanistan province and support the Taliban with drone-fired rockets and drone eyes in the sky.

Pakistan using Taliban as proxy, playing dangerous game in war-torn Afghanistan: Reports

Islamabad/Kabul, August 9: As the US military begins withdrawing from Afghanistan after more than two decades, Pakistan is playing a dangerous game in the war-torn country and seeking to create extremist jihadist movements there and in adjoining areas.

Pakistan: Afghanistan envoy's daughter abducted, tortured before being released 

Kabul/Islamabad: Afghan ambassador in Pakistan, Najibullah Alikhil's daughter was abducted and tortured before she was released, media reports said on Saturday.

Pakistan fails to check terrorism, remains on FATF gray list

Islamabad / Paris, July 6: The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an international body monitoring terrorist financing, has put Pakistan on the gray list again. The Paris-based group recently reported that Pakistan was on the gray list for failing to take action against notorious terrorists such as Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, who were declared militants by the UN. This was stated by FATF President Marcus Pleyer at a virtual meeting.

Pakistan: Suspected terror attack in North Waziristan leaves three soldiers dead

North Waziristan, July 6: At least three soldiers died as suspected terrorists attacked a check-post in North Waziristan tribal district of Pakistan on Monday, media reports said.

Pakistan: Blast injures six in Quetta

Islamabad, July 2: At least six people were injured as an explosion occurred in front of Askari Park on Quetta's Airport Road in Pakistan's Balochistan area on Thursday, media reports said.

Afghanistan-Pakistan spat over 'terrorist group' as Islamabad seeks to shift onus

Islamabad-Kabul, June 29: Afghanistan has denied that Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), an anti-Pakistan militant group, operates from Afghan soil, a day after Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid urged the Afghan Taliban to restrain TTP - also known as the Pakistan Taliban - from using sanctuaries inside Afghanistan.