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Russia sets conditions

Wants limited NATO role in Eastern European countries News Desk MOSCOW: Russia on Friday released a series of demands to the United States and NATO if it is to restore relations. It comes as tensions between the West and Russia have ratcheted up, with fears of a military invasion of Ukraine and continuing hybrid warfare at the European Union’s external border with Belarus. The Russian documents were submitted to the US and its allies earlier this week. The publication of unfinished agreements is an unusual move in international diplomacy. AnRead More

Top TTP commander escapes drone strike

News Desk KABUL: A top leader of the Pakistan Taliban escaped unhurt from a suspected drone strike on a safe house in eastern Afghanistan, the militant group said Friday. The strike on Thursday evening came a week after a ceasefire between the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and the government collapsed, with militants accusing Islamabad of killing its fighters. The TTP — a separate movement but sharing common roots with Afghanistan’s new leaders — plunged Pakistan into a period of horrific violence after forming in 2007. Two TTP sources currently in AfghanistanRead More

US acknowledges Pak counter terrorism efforts

News Desk WASHINGTON: The annual US report on terrorism has recognised Pakistan’s efforts in 2020 to counter terror financing and restrain Indian-backed militant groups from conducting attacks in Pakistan. In the report, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that Pakistan has made some important contributions to the Afghan peace process, such as encouraging the Taliban to adopt peace and reduce violence and making more progress toward completing its Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Action Plan in 2020. However, the report stated that Pakistan did not fulfil all of the Action Plan’sRead More

4 accused in Perween Rahman murder case awarded life imprisonment by Karachi anti-terrorism court

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi on Friday awarded life imprisonment on two counts to four accused in the murder case of renowned rights activist Perween Rahman, who was shot dead in the metropolis in 2013. Five people had been charged in the high-profile murder case, namely Abdul Raheem Swati and his son Mohammad Imran Swati, and three co-accused – Ayaz Shamzai alias Swati, Amjad Hussain Khan and Ahmed Khan alias Pappu Kashmiri. The judge of the ATC-VII sentenced Abdul Raheem Swati, Ahmed Khan, Amjad Hussain Khan and Ayaz Swati to lifeRead More

Annual Christmas Reception held at Pakistan High Commission, London

LONDON /DNA/ – The Annual Christmas Reception was hosted at the Pakistan High Commission London last evening with Rt. Reverend Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guilford as the Chief Guest.Rt. Honourable Patricia Scotland, Secretary General Commonwealth; Rt. Reverend Bishop Michael Nazir Ali; Dr James Shera; Christian and Muslim religious leaders; and British Pakistani Christian community attended the reception.In his address on the occasion, High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan said that Christmas was a time to remember the life, and the sacrifices of Jesus and recall his universal message of compassion andRead More

Virgin Atlantic completes successful 1st year of operations to Pakistan

▪ Virgin Atlantic has established itself as the market leader in Pakistan to UK market, operating from Islamabad to London Heathrow and Manchester and from Lahore to London Heathrow. ▪ Despite Covid related challenges, Virgin Atlantic has carried more than 120,000 passengers to and from Pakistan This week Virgin Atlantic celebrates 12 months of flying from UK to Pakistan. Strong demand from Pakistan diaspora visiting friends and relatives has contributed to a successful first year of operations. Virgin Atlantic has established itself as the number one carrier for travel fromRead More