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Avoid public criticism of Pakistan, Zardari urges US


November 8th, 2011 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said Tuesday that Pakistan and the US must restrain from uncalled-for public criticism as this undermines efforts to work closely for ... Read more...

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US ambassador ‘justifies’ drone attacks in Pak as ‘part of war on terror’


October 30th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 30 (ANI): The newly appointed US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Phelps Munter, has termed drone attacks in its tribal region as part of their war on terror, as they ... Read more...

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Obama administration vows to push for preferential trade programme with Pakistan


October 24th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 24 (ANI): The US administration has vowed to redouble its efforts for getting Congressional approval on a preferential trade programme for Pakistan, under which products manufactured in designated zones can ... Read more...

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US asked to grant ‘Temporary Protected Status’ to Pakistanis sans proper documentation


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Pakistan has formally asked the United States to consider granting Temporary Protected Status to its nationals currently living in the US without proper documentation, in view of the ... Read more...

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US to send additional 18 helicopters for Pak flood relief


August 29th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): The United States would be sending 18 more helicopters for relief and evacuation work in flood-hit Pakistan, the Pentagon has said.The US Department of Defence said the ... Read more...

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US vows to continue supporting Pak amid devastating floods


August 29th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 29 (ANI): The United States has assured that would it would continue supporting Pakistan amid the massive floods that have inundated nearly one-fifth of the country.In an interview with ... Read more...

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Close ties will help India and Pakistan, says top US diplomat


May 23rd, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): A top US diplomat has said that Washington is committed to a wide-ranging partnership with Pakistan and believes close ties with both Islamabad and New Delhi will have ... Read more...

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US to ensure ‘highest standards of accountability’ for Pak aid : US official


August 29th, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.29 (ANI): The United States would like to ensure the 'highest standards of accountability' in utilization of aid being provided to Pakistan by the Obama administration in order to make sure ... Read more...

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Holbrooke rejects reports about stationing Marines in Islamabad


August 19th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.19 (ANI): US Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke has rejected reports about the stationing of US Marines in Islamabad.Sources said during his meeting with President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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Ignoring India’s concerns, US Senate approves bill to triple aid to Pakistan


June 25th, 2009 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 25 (IANS) The US Senate has approved tripling American aid to Pakistan to about $1.5 billion a year for each of the next five years, largely ignoring ... Read more...

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US Senate approves tripled aid bill for Pakistan


June 25th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): The US Senate has approved the tripled aid bill for Pakistan worth 1.5 billion dollars over the next five years.The aid, which is a part of the ... Read more...

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Pak aid bill critical to US security interests: Holbrooke


June 12th, 2009 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): US Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has said that the huge humanitarian and military aid being offered to Pakistan is critical for America's security ... Read more...

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Expedite aid, Zardari urges US (Lead)


April 13th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Monday urged the US to expedite legislation granting Pakistan $7.5 billion in non-military aid over the next five years and work out ... Read more...

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Don’t make aid conditional, Gilani urges US


April 13th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) The US should not make aid to Pakistan for the war against terror conditional as this would be counter productive, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Monday. "Pakistan-US ... Read more...

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US Senator Kerry meets Zardari, Gilani


April 13th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.13 (ANI): The Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator John Kerry met President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani here on Monday.Officials privy to ... Read more...

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Pak not happy with Obama’s new policy


March 29th, 2009 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 29 (ANI): Pakistan has decided to convey its concerns through diplomatic channels over certain aspects of the new policy for the region announced by President Barack Obama."We will ... Read more...

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Pak political fraternity tenders mixed response to new US policy


March 28th, 2009 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar.28 (ANI): Pakistan's political fraternity has tendered a mixed response to the new US policy on Pakistan and Afghanistan.The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders differed over the issue, with some terming ... Read more...

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Zardari welcomes new US plan for Afghanistan, Pakistan (Lead)


March 28th, 2009 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 27 (Xinhua) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday welcomed the new US strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan outlined by President Barack Obama. "Pakistan has always held the Pakistan-US relations in ... Read more...

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No US blank cheque for Pakistan; but $1.5 bn in annual aid


March 28th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) President Barack Obama Friday announced plans to provide Pakistan $1.5 billion non-military aid annually for the next five years, linked to Islamabad taking action to ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda planning attacks from Pakistan safe haven: Obama (Second lead)


March 27th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 27 (IANS) Warning that Al Qaeda was planning attacks on the US from its safe haven in Pakistan, President Barack Obama Friday unveiled a new strategy to ... Read more...

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Zardari tells US CENTCOM Chief to stop drone attacks in the tribal region


January 20th, 2009 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Jan.20 (ANI): Pakistan has once again urged the United States to stop the drone attacks in the tribal areas along the Pakistan Afghanistan border.Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari met ... Read more...

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Pak women legislators ask US to stop attacks in Tribal Areas


September 20th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
New York , Sep 20 (ANI): A delegation of Pakistani women parliamentarians, now visiting the United States , has pleaded with US lawmakers and the Bush Administration to stop American attacks ... Read more...

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Musharraf urges US to give some time to Swat peace deal to work


May 28th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by admin
Rawalpindi , May 28 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly urged the United States to give some time to the recent peace deal, inked between the NWFP government and the ... Read more...

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Training of Frontier Corps could restore NWFP population’s confidence in civilian govt.: Experts


April 18th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by admin
As Pakistan works to combat extremism, it should consider adopting policies to deprogram or de-radicalise militants that pose less of a direct security threat in the countrys border areas as compared ... Read more...

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Pak Foreign Minister tells US that war on terror will continue


April 9th, 2008 - 10:27 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr.9 (ANI): Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured U.S.Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that his country would continue its role in the fight against terrorism. This meesage was ... Read more...

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Parliament to make policy decisions according to peoples wises: Gilani tells US


March 27th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 27 (ANI): New Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has reportedly told the two visiting US officials that his government will make all key policy decisions through the ... Read more...

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Parliament privileged to review foreign policy: Pakistan FO


March 26th, 2008 - 9:15 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 26 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Office on Wednesday said that the parliament has every right to reconsider or review the countrys foreign policy as well as its stance on the ... Read more...

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Ambitious 15-year anti-terror US plan for FATA, NWFP revealed


December 24th, 2007 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 24 (ANI): An ambitious 15-year anti-terror investment plan is ready for implementation after it is cleared by the US Congress under a policy to eradicate extremism through development of the ... Read more...

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