Category: Paksitan

Raheel Sharif: The army chief who ruled without a coup

Days before he hangs up his spurs and retires on 29 November, Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif stands at the height of his popularity. His massive portraits adorn the backs of lorries, posters depict him as saviour of the nation and he continues to inspire devotional social media hashtags. Indeed when it was announced…

Don’t let Trumps America shun Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif tasks his diplomats in Washington

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked his diplomatic corps to make sure the United States does not shun Pakistan after Donald Trump takes over as president in January, The Nation has learnt. Senior officials at the Foreign Ministry said that Pakistan was aiming to win enough confidence of the new US president that keeps Pakistan…

Only the first 40 F-16 fighters sold by US to Pakistan are Nuclear-Enabled :: Scientist

A study of Google satellite images and information from other intelligence sources by US nuclear scientists Hans Kristensen and Robert Norris released earlier this week contains startling revelations: contrary to the conditions laid down by the US when it sold Pakistan F-16 fighters, the US jets, along with the Pak air force’s French Mirages, are…

Call bluff, but watch the nuclear rogue

In the face of the continual firing and shelling by Pakistani troops across the borders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian defence forces have struck an offensive defence posture, giving them back more than adequately. The Pakistani army had obviously been feeling humiliated by the pre-dawn surgical strikes by Indian troops across the border into…

Russia Turns Down Pak Request For Su-35 jet Buy; Russian Media

Russia has turned down a request from Pakistan to purchase the Su-35 fighter jet, an aircraft it has sold to Islamabad’s closest ally, China. A report in Russian publication, Sputnik quoted Russian Foreign Ministry’s director of the Second Asian Department , Zamir Kabulov as saying that, “Moscow is not engaged in negotiations on Su-35 fighter…

Balochistan blast raises security alarm for China Pakistan Economic Corridor, says Chinese media

The recent bomb attack in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province, a day ahead of the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from Gwadar port, has raised a ‘security alarm’ for the USD 46 billion project, state-run Chinese media said on Tuesday. “With the departure of a Chinese ship from the renovated port of Gwadar in…

Pakistan says seven of its troops killed in Indian fire at LoC

SEVEN PAKISTANI soldiers were reported killed in fighting with Indian troops on Sunday night after they were caught in the open during a brief exchange of mortar and machine-gun fire near Sunderbani in J&K’s Rajouri district, military sources told The Indian Express. ”Suspecting an effort by terrorists to penetrate the LoC, troops opened fire to…

Success of Gwadar Port is not a threat to India: Chinese experts

India should not see the success of Gwadar port in Pakistan as a military challenge, Chinese experts said soon after the first Chinese ship arrived at the China financed port on Friday. The move would open up a new cargo route for Chinese goods destined for the Middle East and Africa. The port, which was…

Pakistan eyes Chinese J-20: It’s time for India to trot in 5th-Generation Fighter Race

Pakistan has evinced interest in acquiring the export variant of China's first fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA). China recently showcased two of its advanced J-20 stealth fighters in a fly-over at an air show in Zhuhai, Guangdong province of China on 1 November 2016. This was the first, public show of the J-20 warplane which is…

Trump’s Victory is Triumph of the American people, Nawaz sharif says

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday congratulated President-elect of the United States (US) Donald Trump on his historic victory in the 2016 US Presidential elections, Radio Pakistan reported. Donald Trump stunned America and the world, riding a wave of populist resentment, to defeat Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the…

Will President Trump Be Good Or Bad For Pakistan?:- Pakistani Intellectual

No one to mince words, in 2012, an angry Trump had tweeted: "When will Pakistan apologise to us for providing safe sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden for 6 years?! Some 'ally'." The candidate also seems to have a soft spot for India. Just last month, he attended an elaborate charity event hosted by Republican Hindu…

Pakistan regrets Indian designs to scuttle diplomatic efforts for dialogue: Pak envoy to US

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani has called on the US and the international community to help resolve the Kashmir dispute and not allow New Delhi to divert world's attention from the atrocities being committed against civilians in India-held Kashmir. Delivering a keynote address at the World Affairs Council, a Washington-based think-tank…

JOKE OF THE DAY:We can destroy Israel in ‘less than 12 minutes’ :: The Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Pakistani Joint Chiefs of Staff has claimed that the Republic Islamic of Pakistan is capable of destroying the 'Jewish nation' in less than 12 minutes, the latest of a long series of threats against what it deems as the “Zionist regime.” “If Israel tries to invade our sacred sites in Palestine, we will raze…

No Russian Fighter Jets for Pakistan: Sergey Chemezov

On a day India and Russia signed major defence deals worth $10 billion and other agreements, CEO of Russia’s ROSTEC Corp Sergey Chemezov says the seeming decline in India-Russia ties is a thing of the past. Mr. Chemezov, who runs Russia’s military and tech giant and is a close associate of President Putin, is often…

Shut up on Balochistan or we raise Maoist, NE unrest: Pakistani envoys in US

  Two Pakistani special envoys tasked with drumming up support for its position on the Kashmir issue in the US continued to play hardball on India amid sharp questioning in Washington DC about the country's unceasing support for terror groups, its provocative nuclear posture, and its general failure as a nation-state. After threatening to decamp…

Hillary Clinton fears coup in Pakistan and apprehensions of nuclear suicide bombers

WASHINGTON: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over the possibility of Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling into the hands of jihadists, which she said was "a threatening scenario", according to a media report. "Pakistan is running full speed to develop tactical nukes in their continuing hostility with India," the former secretary of state told…