Pakistan arrests high-profile Iran-backed Zainebiyoun Brigade member fighting in Syria, Iraq

A poster of Pakistani Shiite fighters killed in Syria. (Supplied) February 13, 2020 Police in Karachi have arrested a man suspected of being a high-profile member of the Zainebiyoun Brigade, a counterterrorism official said on Wednesday, referring to a militant group composed of Pakistani nationals fighting in Syria and Iraq. Zainebiyoun Brigade reportedly [...]

By |February 13th, 2020|Iraq, Pakistan, Syria|

World War 3 panic: Pakistan warns of ‘disaster’ as Iran-US conflict spirals

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan looks on during a meeting with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, September 23, 2019. (AFP) By Luke Hawker January 25, 2020 Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, called for de-escalation between Tehran [...]

By |January 25th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Pakistan, USA|

Balochistan to set up markets in frontier region with Iran, Afghanistan

Iran road sign near the Pakistan Iran Border. (IRNA) January 23, 2020 Balochistan’s provincial administration plans to open border markets near Iran and Afghanistan to ensure the socio-economic development of the frontier region and curb criminal activities, such as drug trafficking and terrorism, in the area, authorities said on Wednesday. Balochistan, the southwestern [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Pakistan FM, after visits, says Iran wants to de-escalate

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (right) greets Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on May 24, 2019. (AFP) January 18, 2020 Pakistan’s foreign minister, who has shuttled between Washington and Tehran in the course of a week, voiced confidence Friday that Iran was seeking to lower tensions. [...]

By |January 18th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Pakistan, USA|

Pakistan won’t take sides in Iran-U.S. confrontation

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (right) greets Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad on May 24, 2019. (AFP) January 6, 2020 Pakistan’s foreign minister says his country will not let its soil be used against any other state and the Islamic nation will not become part of [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Pakistan|

Pak-Iran border commission convenes three-day meeting in Balochistan

A member of the Iranian security forces stands at the border with Pakistan. (AFP) January 02, 2019 The three-day meeting of the Pakistan-Iran Joint Border Commission began in Quetta on Wednesday, confirmed officials in Balochistan. According to details released by the provincial authorities, Pakistan’s delegation is led by Balochistan’s Home Minister Mir Zia Ullah [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Pakistan|

Balochistan: 15 killed as bus rams into vehicle smuggling Iranian oil

Iran road sign near the Pakistan-Iran Border. (IRNA) December 13, 2019 At least 15 people were killed when a truck carrying Iranian oil collided with a passenger bus in southwestern Pakistan, officials said on Friday. “Fifteen bodies were brought to the hospital,” Dr. Waseem Baig, spokesman of a civil hospital in Quetta, Balochistan, [...]

By |December 13th, 2019|Pakistan|

Pakistan army denies reports of joint border patrols with Iran

A Pakistani border security official (R) and an Iranian border official meet at Zero Point in the Pakistan-Iran border town of Taftan, October 16, 2018. (AFP) December 10, 2019 Pakistan army spokesperson on Monday rejected media reports suggesting that Pakistani and Iranian security forces conducted joint border patrolling. “News published by Dawn today [...]

By |December 10th, 2019|Pakistan|

Iranian short film ‘Worth’ shot in Pakistan bags big wins

A still from the Iranian short film "Worth" that was shot in Pakistan. (Screen grab) November 25, 2019 In the opening sequence of Meelad Moaphie’s “Worth”, we are introduced to Darya, baby Ali and their father, Hamid, before the three set out for safer pastures against a backdrop recognizable by many in Pakistan, [...]

By |November 25th, 2019|Arts, Pakistan|

More gasoline exports reason for Iran to increase domestic prices

Long line of cars at a gas station in Tehran as news of possible gasoline rationing rattled drivers. May 01, 2019. (Tasnim) November 21, 2019 The administration of President Hasan Rouhani increased fuel prices on November 15. The administration says it will distribute the extra government revenues to Iranian families who are eligible [...]

By |November 21st, 2019|Afghanistan, Middle East, Pakistan|