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Pakistani FM: We are bound to preserve ties with Iran

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Queshi has said the ties between Tehran and Islamabad are rooted in strong historical, religious and cultural commonalities.

Pakistan opposition demands PM’s resignation

Pakistan's opposition parties have severely criticized the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan for increasing fuel prices only two days after announcing the "biggest welfare package in Pakistan's history". They have demanded the incumbent government resign for quote bowing to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pressure.

Pakistani FM urges world to prevent humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureishi has called on the international community to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan.

Pakistan: No deal on US use of airspace for Afghanistan missions

Pakistan has denied a report on an agreement for the use of its airspace by the United States for military and intelligence operations in neighboring Afghanistan. Washington currently holds over-the-horizon operations from its bases in Middle Eastern countries.

Around two dozen killed, hundreds injured in Pakistan quake

At least 20 people were killed and 300 more injured in a 5.9 magnitude earthquake shaking Balochistan Province in Pakistan early on Thursday. Hundreds are left homeless and death toll is expected to rise.

Pakistani PM: US in “shock and confusion” following Afghanistan fall

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said the United States is in a state of “shock and confusion” after the Taliban managed to take full control of Afghanistan.

China, Russia, Pakistan envoys meet Taliban officials

Special envoys of China, Russia and Pakistan held talks with top officials of the Taliban interim government and other senior Afghan leaders to discuss the recent developments in the war-ravaged country.

Russia, Iran, China, Pakistan support natnl. Afghan reconciliation

The foreign ministers of Russia, Iran, China and Pakistan held a four-way meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) summit to particularly reaffirm the importance of achieving national reconciliation in Afghanistan, Moscow said on Thursday.

Taliban opens fire to disperse Anti-Pakistan rally in Afghan capital

Hundreds of Afghans, mostly women, took to the streets of Kabul on Tuesday in an anti-Pakistan demonstration in which they chanted slogans against Islamabad and the country’s Intelligence service, ISI. The Taliban fired shots into the air, as the protests intensified.

Tragedy in Pakistan: 64 Killed in Train Fire

At least 64 people were killed on Thursday after a fire swept through a Pakistani train following a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, the minister for railways said.