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|

Iran, Pakistan discuss military cooperation

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa meets Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, in Tehran on Nov. 18. (ISPR) November 19, 2019 Iranian armed forces chief of staff, Major General Mohammad Baqeri received in Tehran on Monday his Pakistani counterpart Lieutenant General Qamar Javed. Discussions [...]

By |November 19th, 2019|Pakistan|

Over 400,000 Afghans returned home from Iran, Pakistan

Afghans return to Afghanistan at the Islam Qala border with Iran, in the western Herat Province, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP) November 1, 2019 A total of 403,338 people have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring Iran and Pakistan since the beginning of the year, the UN-affiliated International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a [...]

By |November 1st, 2019|Afghanistan, Pakistan|

Imran apprises Saudi leadership of Iran talks

King Salman receives Imran Khan in Riyadh during the Pakistani prime minister's visit to Saudi Arabia. (SPA) October 16, 2019 Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday met Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a one-day visit to the Kingdom aimed to help reduce tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. During the meeting, [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

‘Constructive Talks’ for Imran Khan in Tehran

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks during a news conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran, October 13, 2019. (REUTERS) October 14, 2019 Pakistan will do its utmost to enable talks between Iran and Saudi Arabia, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday in Tehran, adding that he will travel [...]

By |October 14th, 2019|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

Pakistan denies reports Saudi Arabia sought dialogue with Iran

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, left, talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during their meeting at the Saadabad Palace, in Tehran, Iran, April 22, 2019. (AP) October 12, 2019 The Pakistani foreign ministry on Friday has denied media reports that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has sought a dialogue between Saudi Arabia [...]

By |October 12th, 2019|Pakistan, Saudi Arabia|

Can Pakistan mediate between US and Iran?

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, Sept 23, 2019. (AFP) By Naila Mahsud October 3, 2019 Already strained relations between the US and Iran have worsened further since US President Donald Trump, withdrew from [...]

By |October 3rd, 2019|Middle East, North America, Pakistan, USA|