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Top US official visits Pakistan to ease strained ties

ISLAMABAD: In what appears to be efforts to improve the strained ties between Pakistan and the United States, a senior US National Security Council official has been visiting the federal capital. Senior director for South and Central Asia Lisa Curtis at the NSC of US held meetings with Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua on Monday. In a tweet, Foreign Office spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said:  “FS meets Ms Lisa Curtis the Senior Director for South and Central Asia at the NSC of US, at…

PM Abbasi chairs NSC meeting to review national security

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday chaired a meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) to review in detail the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Afghan border. This was the first meeting of the country’s top security body chaired by the new premier. From the military’s side, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral…

Trump strategist Bannon dropped from National Security Council: official

WASHINGTON:Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief strategist, has lost his seat on the powerful National Security Council in a high-level shakeup, a US official confirmed on Wednesday. Trump's elevation of Bannon to a permanent spot on the NSC had been widely criticized as injecting politics into White House deliberations on sensitive defense, foreign policy and intelligence matters. A former head of the far-right website Breitbart and now chief White House strategist, Bannon is regarded as a controversial…

US honours Edhi as world’s great humanitarian

WASHINGTON: The iconic Pakistani philanthropist, Abdul Sattar Edhi was one of the world's great humanitarians, said Ned Price spokesperson of the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House in a statement while praising Edhi’s unparalleled commitment serving humanity.