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Defence expert doubts US think-tank findings on Pakistan nuclear cache  Nov 24, 8:52 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): Defence Expert Praful Bakshi on Monday said that the findings in US think-tank report on Pakistan's growing nuclear weaponry were exaggerated .
Sartaj Aziz says "No plans yet on India, Pak meeting"  Nov 24, 8:08 pm
Kathmandu, Nov. 24 (ANI): Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj Aziz, on Monday said that there were no plans of a meeting between Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit.
SAARC Summit: Swaraj does not rule out informal talks between India-Pak  Nov 24, 7:36 pm
Kathmandu, Nov. 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday did not rule out an informal meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 18th annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit.
Pakistan: Starvation deaths in Sindh  Nov 24, 2:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov.24 (ANI):Thar: A picture of negligence The Express Tribune, November 16, 2014; Sindh govt's endless apathy continues, 79 Thar kids die in last 47 days- Nation, Nov 17, 2014;Death haunts Tharparkar as another 14 infants die- The Daily Times, Nov 18, 2014; The Thar disaster: The News, November 18, 2014, Drought, death and indifference: The Express Tribune, November 19, 2014; The tragedy in Thar: Daily Times, November 19, 2014 and Nearly 300 children have died in Tharparkar this year: PPP - The Express Tribune, November 19, 2014
There has to be a lot of preparation for India-Pakistan meeting: Tharoor  Nov 24, 2:29 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 24 (ANI): Amid speculation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi may meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, former union minister and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Monday said it is for the government to take a final call on the issue, but added that there has to be a lot of preparation, agenda and clarity for a bilateral meeting between any two leaders.
'Banned' Pak ace offspinner Ajmal eyeing WC return  Nov 24, 2:04 pm
Wellington, Nov 24 (ANI): Banned Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal is targeting a return to international cricket at the World Cup, but he believes that the crackdown on suspect actions is too strict.
Ali Zafar celebrates `Kill Dil` success with underprivileged kids in Pakistan hometown   Nov 24, 11:12 am
Karachi, Nov 24 (ANI): Ali Zafar recently visited a school of underprivileged children in his hometown Sanjan Nagar in Pakistan to celebrate the success of his latest film 'Kill Dil'.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan set to perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert on Dec 11  Nov 23, 2:51 pm
Karachi, Nov 23 (ANI): Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is set to become the first Pakistani to perform at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11.
Mike Hesson says `improved` Kiwis can now take on top nations away from home  Nov 23, 1:43 pm
Johannesburg, Nov 23 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team coach Mike Hesson has warned that his side is improving and have proved they can take on top nations away from home and claimed that the tense draw in the second Test against Pakistan that finished Friday in Dubai had proved the point.
Ex-Kiwis all-rounder Rod Latham says son Tom is 'pretty focused' sort of kid  Nov 23, 12:59 pm
Wellington, Nov 23 (ANI): New Zealand star batsman Tom Latham's dad Rod Latham has revealed that his son is really a pretty focused sort of kid and has always wanted to do well at whatever he does.
Sharif rules out polls before 2018  Nov 23, 11:59 am
Karachi, Nov 23 (ANI): Refuting demands by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for early polls, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif has declared that general elections will not be held before 2018.
Security expert Qamar Agha calls Pakistan a 'failed state'   Nov 23, 9:53 am
New Delhi, Nov. 23 (ANI): Security expert Qamar Agha has called Pakistan a 'failed state' and said that it has got no bargaining power either with America or India on the issue of Kashmir.
US watching Kashmir election process, no major complaints  Nov 22, 5:05 pm
Washington, Nov. 22 (ANI): American officials are keenly watching the political drama unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party is running to claim the coveted prize of winning India's only Muslim-majority state. They are aware that if the BJP successfully completes its most ambitious and audacious project or comes close to the prize, the signal that it is the new national party would be unmistakable. US diplomats have learnt a quick lesson after the national elections where their analysis was a little behind the curve. But Kashmir also arouses worry in Washington -- it is seen as a "flash point" between India and Pakistan, an ever-simmering flame that can spark a confrontation. Pakistani visitors never fail to whip up exactly those sentiments among Americans with exaggerated accounts of alleged Indian army excesses and the desire among Kashmiris for "azadi." It so happens that Gen. Raheel Sharif, Pakistan's army chief, is currently on a six-day visit to the US, meeting officials at the Pentagon and the State Department. He has blamed India for the current spate of LOC firings, saying that his attention is being forcibly diverted from fighting terrorists on his eastern border. But blaming India for Pakistan's self-inflicted wounds doesn't sell as well in Washington as it used to. The constant misinformation campaign on Kashmir - best exemplified by the unmasking of ISI-fronted Kashmiri American Council and ISI-funded Ghulam Nabi Fai in 2011 - has taken a heavy toll on the credibility of Pakistani claims. US officials can see that the BJP is looming large on Kashmir this time with an effective strategy of making inroads over the past two years. But they are worried about BJP's stated desire to "debate," if not abolish Article 370, which gives the state a special status. Even though BJP leaders are trying hard to keep the 370 issue away from headlines this campaign season, the pot has been stirred. The first phase of voting for the 87-member State Assembly begins Nov. 25 and political dynamics are fluid to pin down. Only two things are sure: that the BJP won't join the Congress in a coalition and that the two main regional rivals, the National Conference and the PDP won't join each other. All other combinations are possible, especially with smaller parties, many of which were created recently, playing an important. They will be crucial in BJP's attempt to get the magic number of 44 since no matter how hard it tries; its appeal among Muslims in the valley is low. US analysts say that parties like the Kashmir Development Front, which has several former bureaucrats and academics, may be appealing to voters. KDF was created by Farooq Renzu Shah, who left the Congress Party saying he was disillusioned. Renzu, a bureaucrat who helped rebuild damaged shrines and big bridges when he was in government, is popular among the people. US officials say they see no major problems in the execution of the elections and the theme of development in Kashmir is just what the doctor ordered. They don't see the streets erupting if the BJP forms the government. The meeting between Modi and former separatist leader, Sajjad Lone, was seen as an especially interesting development. Vijay Sazawal, a Kashmir expert who is consulted widely by Washington opinion makers, said the mood in the valley and elsewhere has noticeably changed, mostly in favor of the BJP. He cited two factors - the apology by the Indian army for the shooting of a teenager and a young man on Nov. 3 and the sentencing by a military court of five soldiers, including two officers, to life imprisonment for the staged killing of three Kashmiri civilians in the Machil sector in 2010. The rare developments have been welcomed by Kashmiris whose wounds are deep and feelings raw. "It has helped greatly and the apology came after direct orders of the PMO not to fudge the issue. The people are happy that the army has been punished. People tell me that none of Modi's posters has been torn or defaced in the valley," says Sazawal, who regularly talks to people on the ground. He marveled at the strategic insights of BJP managers - Amit Shah and Ram Madhav - in making the right moves and saying the right things. He cited BJP's state unit vice-president, Ramesh Arora's declaration that Sufi Islam would prosper under BJP. This is clever messaging to those Muslims who are tired of terrorism and want the peaceful version of their religion to return home. The US government, struggling to contain the extreme strains of Islam as exemplified by ISIS, can hardly quarrel with promotion of Sufi Islam. Pakistan, the other player in the "dispute" doesn't raise confidence levels when it comes to dealing with or "managing" Wahabism, which it and Saudis have injected into India.
Sri Lankan health minister defects from party to stand against President Rajapaksa  Nov 22, 4:56 pm
London, Nov 22 (ANI): Sri Lankan Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena has announced that he is defecting from the party in order to stand against the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the upcoming presidential elections.
British journalist Oborne says 'very important' to revive international cricket in Pak  Nov 22, 4:27 pm
Karachi, November 22 (ANI): British journalist Peter Oborne has stated that it is very essential that international cricket returns to Pakistan as the country is one of the exciting and challenging centres of cricket in the world.
Pak ready to welcome India's involvement in Afghan if they become 'friendly neighbours'  Nov 22, 2:39 pm
Karachi, Nov 22 (ANI): Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri has said that the country does not see any problem with India's involvement in Afghanistan if Pakistan and India became "friendly neighbours".
'Disgraced' Asif advises Ramiz not to criticise banned trio hoping to revive Pak careers  Nov 22, 2:38 pm
Karachi, Nov 22 (ANI): Disgraced Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Asif has advised former captain Ramiz Raja not to criticise the banned trio that includes him as well as Salman Butt and Mohammad Aamir, who are hoping to revive their international careers.
PAF wants to buy fourth generation stealth fighter from China  Nov 22, 12:52 pm
Karachi, Nov 22 (ANI): The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has shown interest in buying fourth generation stealth fighter aircraft FC-31 from China.
J-K residents expect PM Modi to address Indo-Pak relations issue  Nov 22, 12:51 pm
Kishtwar, (Jammu and Kashmir), Nov. 22 (ANI): Residents of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir state said Saturday that they expected Prime Minister Modi to address certain burning issues like the relationship with Pakistan and unemployment in the region.
'Disappointed' Misbah admits Pak could've won had they taken chances against Kiwis  Nov 22, 10:20 am
Johannesburg, Nov 22 (ANI): A disappointed Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq has admitted that had they taken their chances his side could have had a better result, following their draw in the second Test against New Zealand in Dubai on Friday.
Pak-Afghan relations and President Ghani's visit   Nov 22, 8:01 am
Jammu, Nov.22 (ANI): At its core, the two-day visit of President Ashraf Ghani to Pakistan from November 14, 2014 was yet another attempt to reboot bilateral relations that have been marred by distrust and hostility for decades.
Kashmir issue would've been resolved had Manmohan Singh visited Islamabad, says former Pak FM  Nov 21, 8:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov. 21 (ANI): Pakistan's former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri on Friday said that New Delhi and Islamabad would have been able to resolve the Kashmir issue and achieve peace if former prime minister Manmohan Singh had visited the Asian neighbour in 2006.
Pak special court accepts Musharraf's plea seeking trial of co-accused in treason case  Nov 21, 3:40 pm
Islamabad, Nov 21 (ANI): Pakistan's special court has ordered the federal government to re-file its complaint in the treason case against Pervez Musharraf while accepting the former military ruler's plea seeking trial of the three co-accused.
Recollections of a Communicator:Robin Raphel played patron's role during Pakistan's proxy war against India  Nov 21, 2:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov.21 (ANI) Twenty years ago this month, I spent a fortnight in the United States as a delegate to the United Nations trying to convince as many diplomats and media persons as possible that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir was near normal, and the state would participate in the national and assembly elections.
Hafeez confident of clearing 'suspect action' bowling test in England  Nov 21, 12:57 pm
Karachi, November 21 (ANI): Pakistan ace off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez has admitted that he will be cleared of a suspect bowling action in England next week that was reported during the first Test match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi last week, which Pakistan won by 248 runs.
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