Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive here on Monday on his maiden visit to Pakistan during which the two sides will sign several agreements, including defence, worth USD 50 billion that will stabilise Pakistan's cash-strapped economy and expand the Communist giant's influence in India's neighbourhood.
Sardar Naveed Haider was elected president of the Pakistan Football Federation`s largest regional body late on Friday after a chaotic election which FIFA were dragged into and a government-backed candidate barred from.
Pakistani political parties were on Thursday given a one-week deadline to present evidence to prove the charges of fraud by the newly-established judicial panel probing the alleged rigging in 2013 general elections.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the SAARC grouping was an important vehicle for regional cooperation and an engine for economic growth of South Asia that has 1.7 billion consumers.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said Pakistan stands with Saudi Arabia and will react strongly if there is a threat to its integrity, but kept mum on Riyadh's request for military assistance to fight Houthi rebels in war-ravaged Yemen.
Ahead of President Xi Jinping's visit here later this month, China has agreed to build a USD 2 billion pipeline that will transport natural gas from Iran to Pakistan to help ease the country's crippling power shortage, the government said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said the Yemen crisis should be resolved through dialogue as Iran's top diplomat shared proposals to help implement a ceasefire in the war-torn country, as Pakistan struggled to decide whether to join a Saudi-led military coalition.
India and Pakistan may be better known for trading barbs and their border skirmishes back home, but miles away in a different nation, the two neighbours indulged in mutual benevolence in a rare show of bonhomie and exchanged thanks and goodwill.
Expressing pleasure on handing over 11 Indians rescued from Yemen to India, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif feels strongly for people of India.