Diplomacy

Iranian consulate in Balochistan suspends services, stoking ire of businesses

Iranian consulate in Balochistan suspends services, stoking ire of businesses

A Pakistani bank has closed the bank accounts of the Iranian consulate in Quetta in what one analyst described as an inevitable outcome of Iran's policies.


Pakistan helps Iran's flood victims as Tehran continues to fund terror abroad

Pakistan helps Iran's flood victims as Tehran continues to fund terror abroad

The flood exposed the shortcomings of Iranian governance, which has neglected the country's infrastructure and failed to plan for natural disasters, say analysts.


US envoy's visit to Pakistan sets up conditions for Afghan peace

US envoy's visit to Pakistan sets up conditions for Afghan peace

The visit was part of Zalmay Khalilzad's efforts for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.


Uzbek ambassador to Pakistan promotes education as means to end terrorism

Uzbek ambassador to Pakistan promotes education as means to end terrorism

Uzbek Ambassador to Pakistan Furqat Sidiqov, in an exclusive interview with Pakistan Forward, spoke of enhanced co-operation between Uzbekistan and Pakistan and their shared goal of ending terrorism in the region.


China's refusal to blacklist JeM leader hampers global counter-terrorism efforts

China's refusal to blacklist JeM leader hampers global counter-terrorism efforts

'China abuses more than a million Muslims at home, but on the other it protects violent Islamic terrorist groups from sanctions at the UN,' said US Secretary State Pompeo, describing it as a 'shameful hypocrisy'.


Following weeks of tension, Pakistanis praise peace gestures with India

Following weeks of tension, Pakistanis praise peace gestures with India

Pakistan released a captured Indian Air Force pilot Friday in a peace gesture aimed at defusing tensions with India.


Pakistan to free captured Indian pilot in goodwill gesture

Pakistan to free captured Indian pilot in goodwill gesture

The release of the pilot may be the first step in defusing tensions between the neighbours.


Khan calls for talks with India after aerial confrontation sharpens tensions

Khan calls for talks with India after aerial confrontation sharpens tensions

With both sides claiming to have downed the other's warplanes after a suicide bombing killed 40 Indian troops, world powers are calling for cooler heads to prevail.


Appeals for restraint after India launches air strike into Pakistan

Appeals for restraint after India launches air strike into Pakistan

India, which claimed the strike hit a militant camp in Balakot, had warned of retaliation after a recent suicide bombing in Kashmir killed 40 Indian security personnel.


UN urges Pakistan, India to defuse tensions over Kashmir

UN urges Pakistan, India to defuse tensions over Kashmir

The flareup along the Pakistan-India border could undermine peace efforts in Afghanistan, diplomats warn.


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