Iran and Pakistan

Iran agrees on naval exercises with Pakistan

Iran agrees on naval exercises with Pakistan

Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Mohammad Bagheri announced today the upcoming naval exercises with Pakistan. "We have reached good agreements, including on the joint naval exercises in the territorial waters …

Anti-terrorist operation underway in Jammu and Kashmir

Anti-terrorist operation underway in Jammu and Kashmir

An Indian army soldier was killed in a gunbattle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag today.  The security forces launched a search operation based on intelligence inputs that some terrorists could be in the area. …

Iran and Pakistan to form rapid reaction force at border

Iran and Pakistan to form rapid reaction force at border

Iran and Pakistan will form a joint quick reaction force to combat militant activity on their shared border, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday during a televised news conference with Pakistan’s Prime Minister …

Islamabad returns its envoy to New Delhi

Islamabad returns its envoy to New Delhi

Pakistan had decided to send its high commissioner back to New Delhi, Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said. "Tensions between India and Pakistan appear to be de-escalating, and this is a positive …

Pakistani airspace to be closed until March 4

Pakistani airspace to be closed until March 4

Pakistan’s aviation authorities have extended a prohibition on the use of the country’s airspace until 08:00 UTC (11:00 Moscow time) March 4, the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to this effect was posted on the website of Pakistan’s …

Pakistan-Iran rail service suspended

Pakistan-Iran rail service suspended

The Pakistan-Iran cargo train service has been suspended for three days after nine bogies of a goods train derailed in Kaishangi are of Nushki district on Saturday, The Express Tribune reports. According to sources, the train loaded …

Militants kidnap 14 Iranian security personnel - media

Militants kidnap 14 Iranian security personnel - media

Militants have abducted 14 Iranian security personnel near the Pakistan border, Iranian media reported. The reports cited an unnamed but informed source as saying two of abducted are members of the powerful Revolutionary Guard's …

Iran may cancel $7B pipeline project with Pakistan

Iran may cancel $7B pipeline project with Pakistan

Iran has said it may cancel its high-profile, US$7-billion ‘peace pipeline’ project with Pakistan over lengthy construction delays, which would deprive energy-starved Pakistan of the some 22 million cubic meters of gas a day …

Pakistani PM arrives in Azerbaijan

Pakistani PM arrives in Azerbaijan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in Azerbaijan on an official three-day visit. Pakistani PM will hold meetings with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the Prime …

Bank Melli Iran to open its branch in Pakistan

Bank Melli Iran to open its branch in Pakistan

Iran will set up a branch of its largest commercial bank Bank Melli in Pakistan. The decision is based on a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which was signed by the Governor of Pakistan’s State Bank Ashraf Wathra …

Iran asks Pakistan to speed up construction of Peace Pipeline

Iran asks Pakistan to speed up construction of Peace Pipeline

Within the framework of a two-day visit to Pakistan by the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Tehran urged Islamabad to speed up the construction of its section of the pipeline, through which, after the commissioning, gas will be …

Rouhani guarantees energy security of Pakistan

Rouhani guarantees energy security of Pakistan

Iran has committed itself to ensure the energy security of Pakistan, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani made this statement at the business forum of Pakistan and Iran in Islamabad. …