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Pakistan hires top law firm to avoid multi-billion-dollar penalty over stalled gas pipeline project with Iran

The Americans have steadfastly opposed Pakistan’s involvement in the $7 billion (SR26 billion) project, saying it violates sanctions against Iran. (Reuters) July 31, 2019 Pakistan has hired a French law firm to explore ways of avoiding being hit with a multi-billion-dollar bill for failure to complete its side of a gas pipeline project [...]

By |July 31st, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan: Captured drone points at Iran’s intelligence gathering operations, warn security analysts

Pakistani authorities found and seized a drone in Chaghi district of southwestern province of Balochistan on July 19, 2019. (Balochistan levies) July 26, 2019 A foreign drone was seized from Pakistan’s Chaghi district bordering Iran and Afghanistan, confirmed an official while talking to Arab News on Friday, fueling speculation among security analysts and [...]

By |July 26th, 2019|Pakistan|

Suspected ‘Iranian’ spy drone caught near Pakistan’s Reko Diq gold mine

Pakistani authorities found and seized a drone in Chaghi district of southwestern province of Balochistan on July 19, 2019. (Balochistan levies) July 24, 2019 Pakistani authorities suspect to have recovered an “Iranian spy drone” in the southwestern Balochistan province, official said on Tuesday. “Levies took into possession the drone at Tuzgi Wadh area [...]

By |July 24th, 2019|Pakistan|

After fleeing violence at home, Iranian sisters now fear deportation from Pakistan

Sameera Dehani, 34, shows a scar on her arm at the Sarim Burney Trust International office in Karachi, Pakistan where she currently lives, July 12, 2019 (AN) July 20, 2019 Sameera Dehani was just five years old when her parents divorced and her mother moved in with her brothers in the Iranian port [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|Pakistan, Woman|

Iran’s influence in Pakistan more limited than ever

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Iranian capital Tehran, April 22, 2019. (AP) By Javeed Hafeez June 28, 2019 Iran and Pakistan are neighbors and both have been designated Islamic republics. But notwithstanding its nomenclature, Pakistan was never meant to be a theocratic state by [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Pakistan|

Afghan, Iranian ministers arrive in Pakistan for talks on refugees

An Afghan child plays with a baloon at the Shahid Nasseri refugee camp in Taraz Nahid village near the city of Saveh, some 130 kms southwest of the capital Tehran, on February 8, 2015. (AP) By Tahir Khan June 17, 2019 Pakistan will host a four-party meeting in Islamabad today (Monday) on a roadmap [...]

By |June 17th, 2019|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Pakistan releases detained Iranian sailors

A Pakistan Navy helicopter takes part in Pakistan Navy's Multinational Exercise AMAN-19, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP) June 7, 2019 Mehr news agency in Iran reported on Thursday June 6 that Pakistan has released 6 Iranian sailors who were detained in Pakistan. The agency reported that the sailors have returned [...]

By |June 7th, 2019|Pakistan|

Iranian FM leaves Pakistan with little more than promise of moral support

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (right) greets Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on May 24, 2019. (AFP) May 25, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif left Islamabad Friday evening after a two-day visit in which Pakistan said it was ready to work with all sides [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Pakistan|

Iran looks to Pakistan for mediation

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmoud Quraishi greets his Iranian counterpart Jawad Zarif in Islamabad. Zarif’s visit came days before the expected arrival of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Pakistan. (AFP) May 25, 2019 Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi assured his visiting Iranian counterpart on Friday that Islamabad would continue [...]

By |May 25th, 2019|Pakistan|

FM Zarif due in Pakistan today as US pressure mounts on Tehran

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmoud Quraishi greets his Iranian counterpart Jawad Zarif in Islamabad. Zarif’s visit came days before the expected arrival of US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in Pakistan. (AFP) May 23, 2019 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Islamabad on Thursday for talks with Pakistani leaders, including [...]

By |May 23rd, 2019|Pakistan|