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His followers and supporters liken the 26-year old war victim to Che Guevara and Bacha Khan as he has provided a platform for the disenfranchised, downtrodden and marginalized communities and nations across Pakistan. Manzoor Pashteen is humble, soft-spoken and non-violent. He is not speaking for the ...
President Donald Trump's latest pick for national security adviser, John Bolton, says the United States cannot walk away from the war in Afghanistan because of the larger threat from the Taliban, the Islamic State terror group and al-Qaida. Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who ... Pakistan Iran

The Islamic Republic is a strange country when at war in the era of fighter jets and tanks their opposing troops stated this after their loss in the battlefield: "An army with swords gave us enormous losses. Light emanated from their swords." During that very war, a Pakistani Urdu daily received a letter ... youth
LONDON: The country has taken a long time to come where it is today, Ayaz Sadiq, the speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, said Friday, while addressing a Pakistan Resolution Day event ... Further, Sadiq stated that Pakistan's current leadership has fought in and won the war against terrorism. war on terrorism
The home secretary said that Pakistan played a praiseworthy role in the war on terror, adding that reform programmes in Punjab are being brilliantly executed under Shehbaz's leadership, evident by positive results in the education and health sectors. The chief minister on the occasion noted the ...
He went on: "Pakistan Army's existence is based on continuous hostility with India. "Once you take this away from the equation, it will be difficult for Pakistan Army to justify its existence." As tensions along the LoC mount and fears of World War 3 grow, Mr Nusrat emphasised that Pakistan and India will ...

President Ashraf Ghani has announced Kabul's willingness to recognize the Afghan Taliban as a legitimate political party if they accept a cease-fire and the rule of law. He has also pledged to start a new chapter in relations with Pakistan. Pakistan has welcomed the offer, and said it is ready to facilitate ... War
A Pentagon spokesman said that the US military will not conduct hot pursuit of Taliban and allied jihadist fighters from Afghanistan into Pakistan. Additionally, the spokesman said that the military would be fine if the Taliban was operating on the Pakistani side of the border. "We have no authority to go ...
Afterwards, tens of thousands of Pakistani troops remained in Saudi Arabia during the Iran-Iraq war. ... The Pakistani army has apparently developed significant expertise in mountain warfare and counter-insurgency during recent military operations in Pakistani tribal areas and the Swat Valley, and will be ...
Russia's embrace of Pakistan comes at a time when relations between the United States and its historical ally are unravelling over the war in Afghanistan, a remarkable turnaround from the 1980s, when Pakistan helped funnel weapons and U.S. spies across the border to aid Afghan fighters battling Soviet ...
He stated: “Whether such conflicts will be confined or limited or whether these could expand into an all-out war along the entire front remains to be seen. “But war is very much in the realm of reality, and India must be prepared to fight and can ill afford to let its guard down on either the Pakistani or the ...
They stated that Pakistan has already imposed anti-dumping duties on steel imports to protect its industry. “Trump's move will (however) initiate a global trade war which will slow down world economic growth,” Khan added. Another analyst said the consequences could be more extreme including an ...
An elderly Pakistani couple have been evacuated from the besieged rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area in Syria during one of the daily "humanitarian pauses". The Syrian Arab Red Crescent helped the man and his wife leave on Wednesday. On Thursday, the government and its ally Russia accused rebel ...
INDIA is pushing to reach an agreement with Donald Trump to purchase Apache helicopters after sending a Letter of Request (LoR) that could be a last-ditch effort to defend against threats from Pakistan, it has been claimed. By Joseph Carey. PUBLISHED: 02:06, Fri, Mar 2, 2018 | UPDATED: 02:20, Fri, Mar 2, 2018 ...
RAWALPINDI: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman JCS Committee at Joint Staff ... The Ambassador applauded the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and acknowledged sacrifices made by Pakistan in war against terrorism.
Addressing a press release here, Lu said Pakistan had made important progress in actively strengthening financial regulations to combat terror financing, and the country's contributions in the area of countering terror financing were obvious. China hopes that all relevant parties of the international ...
Aid wars: U.S.-Soviet competition in India ... The campus of Mahalanobis's Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Calcutta hosted such Cold War figures as U.S. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuban ... This was accelerated by the U.S. cut-off of military support during the 1965 India-Pakistan War. Yet, over ...

The spokesman remarked that the ban followed others “including non-issuance of visas to Pakistani pilgrims, refusal to allow participation of Sikhs and Katas raj pilgrims and cancellation of sports matches underscore the growing intolerance and bias prevalent in India exposing it of the sham-ocracy it is ...
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 and 1965 revolved around competing claims for the area. Islamabad also promised to commit acts of “retaliation” following a series of exchanges around the area of Balakote. Retired Pakistani soldier, Fayaz Ahmad, declared that he heard announcements promising revenge ...
What is Pakistan's New Concept of War Fighting (NCWF)? Why and how is it a conventional response to Indian Cold Start Doctrine (CSD)? The ... However, the four limited wars and countless border skirmishes between the two raise serious questions over the perceived and rhetorical superiority of the ...
The document addressed to both Narendra Modi and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan respectively, stressed dialogue is needed to prevent a conflict that could lead to World War 3. Last year there were 881 ceasefire violations between the two nuclear-armed powers.
In a letter addressed to both Narendra Modi and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan respectively, the letter urged the use of dialogue to prevent conflict that could lead to World War 3. It told the two figures to “resume ceasefire on borders and begin the process of dialogue to ...
Pakistani group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) declared that it was involved in the horrific attack and paid tribute to the militants involved in having a “knowledge of war tactics”. Meanwhile, the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, desperately cried out for dialogue between the two South Asian ...
He went on: “War is never a solution to anything. The only solution is dialogue. “Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) part which is with Pakistan belongs to the neighbouring country and this side to India. “If the Indian government wants peace it will have to talk to Pakistan and conclude that an autonomy be ...
The region of Kashmir has been contested by both countries for decades causing high levels of tensions between the neighbouring states. The Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1947 and 1965 both revolved around competing claims for the area. The United Nations have encouraged the pair to take part in talks in a ...
The latest violence comes just 24 hours after India threatened to invade Pakistan in a dramatic rise in rhetoric between the two nations. Following the death of the Indian family, a New Delhi Defence Spokesman said: "Pakistan began heavy unprovoked firing around 7.45am which last for four hours. War
These unprecedented moves appear to be part of a significant upturn in ties between Russia and Pakistan, former Cold War foes. During the Soviet Union's decade-long occupation of Afghanistan from 1979-89, Pakistan helped the United States funnel weapons and fighters to help the mujahedin battling ... War
THE Chief of Army staff, General Bipin Rawat, has asserted that the recent Pakistan-supported Sunjuwan terror attack where six soldiers were killed would be avenged. Speaking to a national newspaper, he said, "Pakistan thinks it is fighting a war that is paying them dividends but we have several options, ... War
However, the four limited wars and countless border skirmishes between the two raise serious questions over the perceived and rhetorical superiority of the Indian Armed Forces in relation to Pakistan Armed Forces. A British scholar Walter Ladwig argued that Indian conventional military superiority is ... War
... India claimed it had been forced to evacuate “over 36,000” people from other parts along its border. The United Nations have encouraged the pair to take part in talks in a desperate hope the violence on the border can be de-escalated. There are concerns the daily skirmishes could turn into a full war. War
After years of tension and exclusion, it seems Pakistan's Pashtuns – the country's second-largest ethnic group – have had enough. In January, a large crowd began protesting after 27-year-old shopkeeper Naqibullah Mehsud was shot dead by a police officer in Karachi. The protesters marched from Khyber Patunkhwa ... War
They are further demanding an end to what they call state-imposed terrorism and militarism justified by War on Terror rhetoric. Other demands include the clearing of landmines in the tribal areas, and the return of missing people who have been taken into custody by Pakistani security forces. War
In a letter addressed to both Narendra Modi and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan respectively, the letter urged the use of dialogue to prevent conflict that could lead to World War 3. It told the two figures to “resume ceasefire on borders and begin the process of dialogue to ... War
Pakistan is building a fence along its border with Afghanistan, and it wants Donald Trump to pay for it – or at least some of it. The 1,800-mile barrier being constructed will help end “the prolonged agony” of the Afghan war and reduce terrorism inside Pakistan, said Nasir Khan Janjua, the national security ... War
ISLAMABAD: Spokesman for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Chauhdry Nisar on Wednesday issued a clarification against “accusations” hurled by party leaders in a meeting held a day before. A statement said that the decision that the rally by party chief Nawaz Sharif in August last year should ... War
The banners were hoisted near Safari Park, a meeting spot for lovers in Pakistan's sprawling megacity of Karachi. In curling Urdu script, they chastised men for celebrating Valentine's Day. "Don't exploit your daughters by adopting European civilization," the Salafi youth group urged. "Let Islam penetrate ... War
He said that despite repeated failures in attaining peace in the violence-torn state, dialogue is the only way to move forward. Abdullah also said that it is not necessary that PM Narendra Modi should himself initiate dialogue. Abdullah also said that anything the Kashmiris say is considered anti-national and ... War
She tweeted: “Dialogue with Pakistan is necessary if we are to end the bloodshed. I know I will be labelled anti-national by news anchors tonight but that doesn't matter. “The people of Jammu and Kashmir are suffering. We have to talk because war is not an option.” Jammu is located in the India held ... War
Experts believe that recent friction between Israel and Syrian army forces shows Iran might have changed “rules” on its strategy towards Israel but situation is unlikely to develop into a full-fledge war. The Israeli army launched a large-scale attack against the Syrian aerial defense system and Iranian targets ... War
Donald Trump's Afghanistan strategy will embroil the US in a “perpetual war” that is doomed to fail, a senior Pakistani official has warned. Nasir Khan Janjua, the national security advisor to the Pakistani prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said attempts to defeat the Taliban militarily would lead only to ... War
New Delhi declared that the Pakistani military group Jaish-e-Muhammad carried out the horrific attack on the base home to over 3,500 troops. Shiv Dev Singh Jamwal, the police chief for Jammu, announced the high alert in the region. He declared: “A high alert has been sounded in Jammu, and security ... War
ENRAGED Indian officials are set to demand an explanation from the Trump administration as to why the Pakistan army was in possession of US-made anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) when it targeted .... The Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1947 and 1965 both revolved around competing claims for the area. War
KABUL: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused Pakistan and the United States of using the Afghanistan war to further their own national interests, adding that Afghanistan is in “terrible shape” 16 years after the collapse of the Taliban. He also said that Afghans who had embraced the US as a ... War
author of Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Ghost Wars: The ... The U.S. is intensifying its air war in Afghanistan as U.S. Central Command has announced it is shifting military resources from Iraq and Syria back to ... War
In the first 36 days of 2018, ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir had already touched 241, leaving nine Indian soldiers dead. Last year, there were 881 ceasefire violations by Pakistan – near double of the 449 in 2016 – resulting in ... War
Ten years later, the war in Afghanistan continues and Washington's relationship with Islamabad has worsened. The U.S. has suspended military aid unless Pakistan does more to crack down on militant groups. Pakistan says Washington is making it a scapegoat for the U.S. failure to secure Afghanistan. War
Pakistan's Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi's reference was to a 1948 Council resolution that called for a plebiscite to determine the future of Kashmir ... Two other issues it attempts to revive in its annual ritual are resolutions relating to the 1965 India-Pakistan War and the 1971 Bangladesh War of ... War
Although we have extended hand of friendship to them so many times, I feel now the time has come for a decisive battle with Pakistan. ... In his motion of thanks to President's address in Rajya Sabha, Athawale quoted former PM Atal Vajpayee to strengthen his rationale for the war with Pakistan. War
Coll's new book, Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is a follow-up to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, which documented U.S. involvement in the region starting with the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan until Sept. 10, 2001. The new book — whose title ... War
He went on: “War is never a solution to anything. The only solution is dialogue. “Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) part which is with Pakistan belongs to the neighbouring country and this side to India. “If the Indian government wants peace it will have to talk to Pakistan and conclude that an autonomy be ... War


 

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