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Kamran Yousaf

Kamran Yousaf

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Pakistan, Bangladesh rapprochement?

PM Imran Khan and his Bangladeshi counterpart Shaikh Hasina The Prime Ministers of Pakistan and Bangladesh recently spoke by telephone, a rare h...

Quiet diplomacy

South Asian media had recently reported on quiet diplomatic efforts being initiated by Pakistan and Bangladesh, citing diplomatic sources who revealed...

Pakistan in diplomatic push to reset ties with Bangladesh

Pakistan is quietly making efforts to mend its ties with Bangladesh after certain developments in the region have provided a window of opportunity to...

Pakistan, China, Afghanistan seek 'orderly' US withdrawal...

Pakistan, Afghanistan and China on Tuesday called for an "orderly, responsible and condition based" withdrawal of the US-led foreign forces from the w...

Pakistan rejects US report on terrorism, dubs it 'self-con...

Islamabad has rejected the United States’ annual report on terrorism for 2019, calling it ‘self-contradictory’ and ‘selective&...

Pakistan raises defence budget by 11.9% amid tensions with...

The federal government on Friday proposed an 11.9 per cent increase in the defence budget despite the earlier announcement that military spending woul...

India-China dispute: The new Great Game in Asia?

At a time when the world is preoccupied with the coronavirus pandemic, China and India, the two most populous countries of the world that are nuclear-...

Pakistan condemns expulsion of diplomats by India

India on Sunday ordered the expulsion of two Pakistani diplomats posted in New Delhi after declaring them as persona non grata, a move immediately con...

India Out: Pakistan, China, Russia and Iran join hands for...

Pakistan, China, Iran and Russia on Tuesday urged all sides in Afghanistan to declare a “comprehensive ceasefire throughout the war-torn country...

Khalilzad meets Pak Army chief amid deadlock in Afghan pea...

The US chief diplomat for Afghan endgame on Friday held talks with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other officials as part of...

Pakistan seeks revival of SAARC health committee to fight...

Pakistan on Thursday sought the revival of the South Asian Association for Regional Corporation’s (Saarc) Technical Committee on Health in order...

Pakistan, Afghan bilateral forum to meet soon

Islamabad and Kabul will soon hold the next session of Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), a bilateral forum set up in...

Pakistan boycotts India-sponsored meeting of SAARC trade o...

Pakistan on Wednesday boycotted the virtual conference of trade officials from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), saying such m...

Modi’s Covid-19 diplomacy

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, sprang a surprise on Friday when he called for a video conference of the leadership of the South Asian Assoc...

Taliban say ready for intra-Afghan talks

The Afghan Taliban on Friday said they were ready to go ahead with the intra-Afghan talks scheduled for 10 March if provisions of the agreement relate...

Diplomatic efforts afoot to rescue Afghan peace deal

Hectic, behind-the-scene diplomatic efforts are under way to rescue the recently-signed US-Afghan Taliban peace deal that gave a glimmer of hope that...

Pakistan’s Afghan bet

The US and Afghan Taliban are all set to sign the peace accord on February 29. While the imminent deal has raised hopes for seeing an end to the two-d...

Reality check for Modi’s toxic politics

Narendra Modi Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is all set to return to power for the third consecutive term after his Aam Aadmi Party (AA...

Khalilzad in Pakistan to fine tune Afghan peace deal

The US chief diplomat spearheading the Afghan peace efforts on Friday held crucial meetings in Islamabad with senior civil and military authorities in...

Is US trying to sway Pakistan away from China?

Last week, President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Imran Khan met for the third time in last six months. Their latest interaction came at the sideli...

Alice Wells in Pakistan ahead of ‘imminent’ US-Taliban pea...

Alice Wells The United States pointperson for South Asia arrived in Pakistan on Sunday on a four-day visit, which diplomatic sources termed c...