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Pakistan fails to seal F-16 fighter jets deal with US, says report

Pakistan fails to seal F-16 fighter jets deal with US, says report

Pakistan seems to have failed to seal the $700 million deal for the purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets from the US following a row between the two countries over their financing.

Not involved in 'nuclear' race with India: Pakistan envoy

Rejecting the perception that Islamabad is engaged in a nuclear race with New Delhi, Pakistan`s envoy in Washington Jalil Abbas Jilani said that the nation did not have a reckless nuclear strategy.

US Senate rejects move to block F-16 sale to Pakistan

A resolution moved in the US Senate intended to block F-16 aircraft sale to Pakistan has been rejected.

US moves to finalise F-16 deal with Pakistan despite India's opposition

US moves to finalise F-16 deal with Pakistan despite India's opposition

The US government has formally notified the intended sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, taking a major step towards finalising the deal, the media reported on Sunday.

US advocates improvement in India-Pakistan ties

For the fourth time in a row, the US State Department commented on the current tensions between India and Pakistan, urging them to improve relations over the range of issues.

Haqqani ban still under consideration: Pakistan's US envoy

A formal announcement on outlawing the Haqqani militant network, which has been responsible for numerous attacks on U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan, it still under consideration, Pakistan`s ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday.

India, Pak revive "back channel" talks: Jilani

India and Pakistan have revived "back channel" talks to address terrorism and other issues following the Narendra Modi-Nawaz Sharif meeting last month, Pakistan`s Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani said today.

US, Pak vow to cooperate on bilateral issues

The US and Pakistan have vowed to cooperate on a full range of bilateral issues, including counter-terrorism, economy and regional issues, amidst differences over several matters including CIA drone strikes.

Take advantage of Sharif`s peace initiatives: Jilani to India

Asking India to take advantage of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s "genuine interest" in improving ties, Pakistan`s new envoy to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani has said New Delhi will "lose a big opportunity if they do not."

Pakistan`s new envoy to US says will bolster ties

Pakistan`s newly-appointed ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani has taken charge of the post after reaching Washington.

Pakistan`s new envoy to US to play crucial role in 2014

Pakistan`s new envoy to the US, former Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, is expected to play a key role in steering bilateral ties ahead of the pull-out of foreign troops from war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Jalil Abbas Jilani is new Pakistani envoy to US

Pakistan on Friday announced the appointment of Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani as the country`s new envoy to the US, saying he would assume charge in December.

There is `foreign interference` in Balochistan: Pakistan FS

Pakistan on Saturday claimed there was "foreign interference" in the restive province of Balochistan and stressed that terrorism is as much a concern for the country as it is for India.

There is `foreign interference` in Balochistan: Pakistan FS

Pakistan on Saturday claimed there was "foreign interference" in the restive province of Balochistan and stressed that terrorism is as much a concern for the country as it is for India.

‘Trust Pakistan, but be alert’

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who shook hands with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday with an aim to restore peace between the two nations, urged all to have faith in Pak while being prepared and keep verifying its actions simultaneously.

Pakistan`s top diplomat congratulates Indian counterpart

Pakistan`s Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani has sent a goodwill message congratulating his Indian counterpart Sujatha Singh who assumed office early this month, foreign office said today.

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif for strengthening ties with neighbours

Stressing the importance of a peaceful and stable neighbourhood, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan will pursue policies that strengthen ties with neighbouring countries.

Obama`s special Af-Pak envoy meets Sharif, Kayani

US Special Representative for Af-Pak on Thursday held talks with Pakistan`s top civilian and military leaders on developments in Afghanistan, regional situation and counter-terrorism objectives.

Pak restates opposition to US drone strikes

Pakistan Friday reaffirmed its opposition to US drone strikes within its territory saying they were illegal despite the new guidelines laid down by President Barack Obama for use of the CIA-operated spy planes.

Trust, confidence key to move forward in Indo-Pak ties: Hina Rabbani Khar

On the eve of Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf`s visit to Ajmer Sharif, Pakistan on Friday said only way to overcome problems in its relations with India is through "building trust and confidence".