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Interior minister says Pakistan’s resolve against terrorism in its own interest

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said Pakistan's resolve against terrorism was in its own interest, and not for serving the interests of the United States. He categorically stated that the government would safeguard national interest at all costs. “Pakistan will continue playing its role for peace and stability in the region in collaboration with the regional states,” he said while talking to newsmen in Islamabad after visiting the weekly bazaar to review damages caused by fire there on Wednesday.…

Dar urges World Bank to speed efforts to resolve Indus Water Treaty disputes

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar on Monday asked President World Bank Dr Jim Yong Kim to expedite the efforts to resolve the disputes under the Indus Waters Treaty. The finance minister in a meeting with the president in Washington acknowledged the role being played by the World Bank for resolving the disputes and urged expediting the process. He said that the resolution of the issue “would lead to water security in the region”. Pakistan has expressed reservations to the Indian projects being built…

Pyongyang should not ‘test Trump’s resolve’: VP Pence

SEOUL/PYONGYANG: US Vice President Mike Pence put North Korea on notice on Monday, warning that recent US military strikes in Syria and Afghanistan showed the resolve of President Donald Trump should not be tested. Pence and South Korean acting president Hwang Kyo-ahn, speaking after a failed missile test by North Korea and a huge display of missiles in Pyongyang, said they would move ahead with the early deployment to South Korea of the U.S. THAAD missile-defence system. Pence was on the first stop of a four-nation Asia…

Pakistan ready to work with world powers to resolve Afghan crisis: US security advisor told

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Pakistan was ready to work with the international community to explore ways to resolve Afghan crisis. He said this while US National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H R McMaster paid a courtesy call on him. This was Gen McMaster’s first visit to Pakistan as the US National Security Advisor and the first formal high level exchange between US and Pakistan under the new administration. The prime minister welcomed the visiting dignitary and apprised the US NSA of…