Annual midnight ritual for peace and harmony between India and Pakistan

Annual midnight ritual for peace and harmony between India and Pakistan

The Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan displayed the mix of excitement and momentousness this August 14-15 midnight that it usually does as the two countries celebrate their Independence Days. this midnight occasion has become its own ritual, poignant and significant in its meaning, for nearly two decades now, says a report in the peace website www.amankiasha.com

Pakistan stands by Lanka in its quest for security, democracy and economic progress, says envoy

Pakistan stands by Lanka in its quest for security, democracy and economic progress, says envoy

The Acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Janbaz Khan, has said that Pakistan has always stood by Sri Lanka in its quest for “national security, democracy, Rule of Law and economic progress.” High Commissioner Khan was speaking at a function in the Pakistan High Commission here to mark his country’s 71 st.Indpendence Day on Tuesday.

Imran Khan has much to learn from China, but democratic Pakistan cannot take the Chinese path

Imran Khan has much to learn from China, but democratic Pakistan cannot take the Chinese path

In his post-victory speech, Imran Khan expressed his admiration for China, and said he would send a team there to learn from our neighbor’s experience.Since he has also announced an austerity policy, I thought I’d save the next government a lot of time and money by letting Khan know how China got to where it is. The first thing to remember is that the country is a one-party dictatorship that appears to brook no opposition, cautions Irfan Husain in Dawn.

US cuts military training of Pakistan officers as punishment for not tackling terrorism

US cuts military training of Pakistan officers as punishment for not tackling terrorism

United States President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programs that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, officials say.
The move, which has not been previously reported, is one of the first known impacts from Trump’s decision this year to suspend US security assistance to Pakistan to compel it to crack down on militants.

Imran Khan to be sworn-in as Pakistan Prime Minister on August 18

Imran Khan to be sworn-in as Pakistan Prime Minister on August 18

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said Friday, announcing it has the numbers to form a coalition government in the Center. The entire squad that Khan captained to victory in the 1992 World Cup was invited to the ceremony, as well as Indian cricket greats Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar and Navjot Singh Sidhu. The party confirmed Friday that it has secured the numbers for a majority in the lower house of parliament.

China thanks Pakistan army for help in fighting East Turkistan Islamic Movement

China thanks Pakistan army for help in fighting East Turkistan Islamic Movement

The Chinese Central Military Commission (CMC) Vice Chairman General Zhang Youxia called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi on Sunday. He told Gen.Bajwa: “China deeply appreciates the achievements of Pakistan Army in counter-terrorism…China values the efforts of Pakistan Army in fighting against all terrorist groups including East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM).”

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