Pakistan's concerns on Indian role in Afghanistan overestimated: Obama Administration official

Pakistan's concerns on Indian role in Afghanistan overestimated: Obama Administration official

Pakistan's concerns on India's role in Afghanistan are "overestimated", a top Obama Administration official said on Wednesday and warned that the country will not have a "bright future" unless it takes action against terror groups like Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

Haqqanis, Taliban, LeT dominate terror space in Af-Pak area: CIA

Haqqanis, Taliban, LeT dominate terror space in Af-Pak area: CIA

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the head of al-Qaeda, still is out there and continues to put out audio statements and other things exhorting his followers.

White House opposes Senate's move to condition USD 300 mn aid to Pak

The Obama administration has opposed the move of the US Senate to impose conditions on the USD 300 million aid to Pakistan, saying restrictions would "unnecessarily complicate" progress in bilateral ties and would be against America's national interest.

Pakistan not taking action against LeT, Haqqani network: United States

It said some UN-designated terrorist groups, such as Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) affiliates Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, were able to raise funds and hold rallies in Pakistan.

Senate panel conditions $300 mn aid to Pakistan for action on Haqqani

A Senate panel has approved a legislation which blocks USD 300 million US military aid to Pakistan unless the Defence Secretary certifies to the Congress that Islamabad is taking "demonstrable" steps against the Haqqani terror network.

US House passes anti-Pakistan measure, ignoring White House objection

Ignoring objections of the White House, the Republican majority House of Representatives has approved the National Defense Authorisation Act which blocks USD 450 million aid to Pakistan for failing to take action against the dreaded Haqqani network.

Pakistan's Defence Minister accuses India of supporting terrorists

The US Congress has initiated a move to block USD 450 million in aid to Pakistan for failing to "demonstrate its commitment" and taking action against the Haqqani terror network.

Pakistan rejects US conditionalities to sale of F-16s

Pakistan rejects US conditionalities to sale of F-16s

Pakistan needs modern F-16 fighter jets for the war against terrorism but rejects the conditions the US has attached with the sale, Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry said on Saturday.

Major blow to Nawaz govt as US asks Pakistan to make ‘full payment’ for F-16 fighter jets

Major blow to Nawaz govt as US asks Pakistan to make ‘full payment’ for F-16 fighter jets

On February 11, the State Department had informed the Congress about its determination for selling eight the fighter jets to Pakistan.

ISI funded Haqqani Network to attack CIA camp in Afghanistan

Pakistan's notorious spy agency ISI paid a whopping USD 200,000 to the dreaded Haqqani Network for a suicide attack on a CIA camp in Afghanistan in 2009 that killed seven American agents and contractors and three others, according to a just declassified State Department cable.

Pakistan to cut off support to terror groups like JeM and LeT

Pakistan to cut off support to terror groups like JeM and LeT

In what is being read as a development of significance, the Government of Pakistan has agreed to cut off support to leading terror groups like the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), while the United States has welcomed the several steps taken by Islamabad to counter-terrorism, including the detention of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Maulana Masood Azhar.

No change in Pak policy on nuclear weapons stockpile: Sartaz Aziz

Pakistan today ruled out any change in its "dynamic" policy of increasing its nuclear weapons, as it dismissed the US' request in this regard citing India's rapid military modernisation.

US commends Pakistan for not differentiating between terrorist groups

The US commended Pakistan`s commitment not to differentiate between terrorist groups including those targeting India, as Pakistan assured it had reached out to India as part of its policy of peaceful neighbourhood.

US concerned about ISI's links with terror groups: John Kerry

The US is deeply concerned about Pakistan's spy agency ISI's links with terrorist groups like dreaded Haqqani Network, Secretary of State John Kerry has said.

Ignoring India's protest, US government justifies decision on F-16 jets to Pakistan

Ignoring India's protest, US government justifies decision on F-16 jets to Pakistan

The US State Department has approved the sale, the Pentagon`s Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said Friday as it notified US Congress of the possible sale.

Terrorist safe havens in Pakistan pose serious problem: US general

Describing terrorist safe havens in Pakistan, which is home to the Taliban and the Haqqani network, as a major challenge, a top US general nominated to be the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan on Thursday said it is difficult to destroy enemy having sanctuaries like this.

India within range of Pakistan's nuclear weapons: Hafiz Saeed

India within range of Pakistan's nuclear weapons: Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan government is taking action against JeM to "please" Modi government in India, Hafiz Saeed said.

Pakistan carries out deadly air strikes against militants

The strikes targeted Maizer and Sher Ali villages in the Shawal valley of troubled North Waziristan tribal district, where the military has been carrying out a major offensive against extremist groups since mid-2014.

Russian Taliban fighter sentenced to life in US

Hamidullin was captured and detained by the US military in Afghanistan and brought to the US for trial

'Taliban receiving financing, logistic infrastructure from Pakistan'

At the same hearing, Andrew Wilder, vice president, Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace said the Pakistan military's main strategic objective in Afghanistan is to ensure minimal Indian influence.