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Pakistan reconsiders relations with Afghanistan to regain American aid

Friday, 23 February 2018

Like Syria, will Afghanistan become a battlefield for big powers, regional states, extremist groups and organizations? Apparently, the United States, Pakistan, Iran, India, and China are trying to increase their influence. The Taliban have recently issued a letter (dated 14 February 2018) to the American people demanding the withdrawal of the US and Western forces from Afghanistan as a precondition for peace because it considers itself — not the present government ruling from Kabul — ...

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Construction starts on Afghan section of Turkmenistan gas pipeline

Friday, 23 February 2018

Regional leaders launched construction work on the Afghan section of an $8 billion natural gas pipeline that will link the energy-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan through Afghanistan to Pakistan and India. Ex-Soviet Turkmenistan holds the world’s fourth-largest natural gas reserves but has been heavily dependent on gas exports to China after Russia cut back gas imports in the past few years. The project is expected to transport 33 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas a year ...

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to strengthen parliamentary relations

Friday, 23 February 2018

Pakistan’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Khan Hasham bin Saddique met with members of Saudi-Pakistan Parliamentary Friendship Committee in the Shoura Council led by the committee’s chairman Dr. Abdullah H. al-Harby. The members of the committee warmly welcomed and thanked the ambassador and his team for their first visit to the Shoura Council. During the meeting the members of the council extolled the historical relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. They said there was room as ...

VIDEO: Bed-ridden Pakistani boy runs family food business

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Abdul Moeed is a miracle boy in more ways than one. He was diagnosed with a muscular dystrophy disease that results in increasing weakening and breakdown of skeletal muscles over time. Abdul Moeed was eventually unable to walk by age 7 and by age 10 he started using a wheel chair. Growing up, he excelled in his studies and completed intermediate from university. In 2010 Abdul Moeed had a major breakdown which got him on ventilator throughout day and night. Food delivery service Years of ...

Pakistan has sold around 750,000 tons of wheat for export

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Pakistan has sold around 750,000 tons of wheat ready for export with a price range of around $188 to $200 a ton, free-on-board, grain exporter Seatrade group said on Saturday. “Some of the wheat is being sold as milling wheat and other as feed ... Some is going by road to Afghanistan,” Tayub Rafiq Balagamwala, director of corporate affairs, told an industry event in Dubai. Pakistan has been hardly visible in wheat export markets in past years with its main sales going to ...

Pakistan court sentences Zainab’s killer to death on four counts

Saturday, 17 February 2018

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has found Imran Ali guilty in the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin, and have ruled on Saturday to sentence him to the death penalty on four counts, reported Dawn news. The four counts are: Kidnap, rape, murder and “commiting an act of terrorism.” Ali's arrest brought to light seven more killings and many Pakistanis have demanded he be publicly executed. Ali is also facing several fines worth nearly 2 million rupees, about $31,000, for ...

Pakistan all-girl team to participate in UK Formula Student racing event

Friday, 16 February 2018

A group of 15 female Pakistani students are working on producing a car which will be put through to participate at the International Formula Student competition. The motor sport is set to take place at the Silverstone car racing track in the UK this July. The students, who pursue different majors ranging from business to electrical engineering, are enrolled at the National University of Sciences and Technology. Determined to win The team, which has chosen to go by the name of ‘Team ...

Council of Pakistani Scholars condemns Iran's demand to internationalize Hajj

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Sheikh Tahir al-Ashrafi, the head of the Council of Pakistani Scholars, confirmed that Iran’s latest demand for the internationalization of the Muslim hajj pilgrimage is a resentful attack on Saudi Arabia. He added that their attempts will not work as the kingdom, under the leadership of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, works tirelessly for their holy sites, shown more recently with the new developments and construction that aims to facilitate pilgrimage for the millions of annual visitors. King ...

Pakistan Senator: Demands on Hajj, Umra absurd, politically motivated

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The demand made by Iranian leadership and other countries for taking the Hajj and Umrah services away from Saudi control and handing over to any international committee is absurd and politically motivated, Senator Professor Sajid Mir, a prominent Islamist leader of Pakistan and President of Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadith, has said. Speaking exclusively to AlArabiya.net, Mir said that the enemies of Saudi regime spare no effort in trying to damage its reputation. “Citing lack of security and ...

Saudi Arabia and Pakistan carry out joint naval training

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

A joint naval training of the Royal Saudi Navy and the Pakistan Navy, ‘Sea Breeze-11’ and ‘Coastal Shield-4’, was underway in the Arabian Gulf waters at the King Abdulaziz naval base.The director of training, Brigadier General Sajir bin Raffid al-Enezi, said that during the training, many joint operations are carried out between Saudi Arabian and Pakistani naval vessels.These include submarine training and handling, landing operations on ships, vertical flights, refueling ...

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