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Pakistan, Afghanistan to advance reconciliation process: foreign minister

ISLAMABAD: Terming his visit to Kabul very advantageous, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday said Pakistan, Afghanistan have decided to strengthen contacts and advance the reconciliation process. "The clouds of fear have faded away," he said while talking to a news channel. Qureshi said he finalized few things during his meetings with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani. He said Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah will visit Pakistan…

DGMO contacts Afghan counterpart, condemns firing on civilians

ISLAMABAD: Director General Military Opeartions (DGMO) Pakistan Army Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza on Friday established contact through hotline with his Afghan counterpart and condemned unprovoked firing on Pakistani villagers and security forces which left 10 dead and 42 others injured. The DGMO told his counterpart that the villages are situated on both sides but Pakistan forces and civilians are on their own side of the border. The Afghan DGMO acknowledged that border is in between villages and not at the…

US sees big surge in close calls with drones

WASHINGTON: It was a fine summer day over the airport at Charlotte, North Carolina and a CRJ200 commuter jet was preparing to land when its pilots spotted something odd outside their cockpit window -- a drone.

Sindh govt contacts KP for clues to Karachi airport attack

KARACHI: The Sindh government has contacted Khyber Pakhtonkhwa government and sought details of attack on Bacha Khan Airport that took place in 2012, ARY News reported Thursday. In a letter to KP government, the Sindh government has sought investigation report of Peshawar airport attack to get clues as it believed the attack on Peshawar airport two years ago was linked with Karachi airport attack on June 8. At least five militants had attacked Bacha Khan International Airport, Peshawar on December 16, 2012. The militants…