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Indian and Pakistani NSAs may ‘meet quietly’

NEW DELHI: How complicated can we make the simple question: are Indian and Pakistani foreign secretaries meeting on Friday? The answer on Monday seemed couched in the witches’ prophecy of Macbeth: when the hurly-burly’s done and the battle’s lost and won. So how do you define hurly-burly? A puzzling report ...

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F-16 sale delayed in US Congress

WASHINGTON: The US Congress has stalled a planned sale of eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, although the Obama administration is still trying to undo the hold, congressional and diplomatic sources told Dawn. The hold reflects the growing anti-Pakistan sentiments on Capitol Hill where it is now a routine ...

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‘COAS green-lighted NAB action in DHA Valley scam’

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif had green-lighted stern action against retired military officers and civilians involved in the Rs62 billion Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Valley scam around six months ago, sources in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have told Dawn. A top NAB officer said on ...

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Pakistan, India Secretary-level Talks May Be Deferred

ISLAMABAD: The foreign secretary-level talks between Pakistan and India could be deferred by New Delhi for a few weeks in the wake of the Pathankot airbase attack of early this month that killed seven Indian personnel including one Indian Army colonel. Highly-placed diplomatic sources told ‘The News’ here on Sunday ...

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Pakistanis, Syrian attacked in Cologne amid tension

COLOGNE: Police say a group of Pakistanis and a Syrian have been attacked in Cologne amid tensions over New Year’s Eve assaults in the city that have been blamed largely on foreigners. They say six Pakistani nationals were attacked Sunday by a group of around 20 people and two of ...

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