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|

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|