Pakistan lodges protest with Iran over attack on FC convoy

KARACHI: Six Pakistani soldiers embraced martyrdom last night when around 30 terrorists ambushed an Frontier Corps convoy on patrolling duty along the Pakistan-Iran border. According to a statement issued by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal, fourteen other soldiers were also injured in the cowardly terrorist attack. He said four terrorists were killed in exchange […]

Rouhani stresses for greater cooperation between Pakistan, Iran

ISLAMABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday stressed for greater cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in diverse fields including trade, commerce, energy and security. He was talking to Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser who called on him in Tehran on the sidelines of the second Speakers’ Conference. The Iranian president said the two countries had […]

Pakistan attaches immense importance to its fraternal relations with Iran: Asad Qaiser

TEHRAN: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Saturday said that Pakistan attaches immense importance to its fraternal relations with Iran and wants to further cement the existing relations through enhanced parliamentary cooperation, ARY News reported. Talking to Speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly of of Iran, Dr. Ali Larijani, who met him during the sideline meeting […]

Pakistan denounces terror attack in Iran’s city of Chahbahar

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly denounced a terrorist attack in Iranian port city of Chahbahar, that claimed lives of at least three innocent people while injuring forty others. Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal, in a tweet message had strongly condemned the terrorism in Iran’s port city of Chahbahar. Pakistan strongly condemns terrorist car bomb attack […]

India to pay in rupees for oil imports from Iran: source

NEW DELHI: India will import crude oil from Iran using a rupee-based payment mechanism, an industry source involved in discussions told Reuters on Thursday, adding that 50 percent of those payments will be used for exporting items to Tehran. India’s state-owned UCO Bank is expected to announce the payment mechanism in the next 10 days, […]

Pakistan, Iran agree to enhance trade ties, railway connectivity

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Iran have agreed to enhance their trade relations and improve railway connectivity. The understanding came at the tenth round of Pak-Iran Political Consultations in Islamabad. The Pakistani side was led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and the Iranian side by its Deputy Foreign Minister Syed Abbas Araghchi. Measures to enhance bilateral trade […]

Foreign minister emphasises stronger bilateral relations with Iran

Web Desk On Dec 3, 2018 Last updated Dec 3, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has emphasized on strengthening bilateral ties in various fields of mutual interest between Pakistan and Iran. He said this while talking to Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi  who called on him in Islamabad on Monday. Abbas Araghchi  […]

Iran ready to collaborate with Pakistan in fight against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Iran has said it was ready to collaborate with Pakistan in fight against terrorism by carrying out joint border operations and putting in place an effective intelligence sharing mechanism. According to Iran’s local media, Iranian Interior Minister Abdol-Reza Rahmani-Fazli appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in recovery of the abducted Iranian border guards. He said Pakistan extended […]

Pakistani forces recover five abducted Iranian guards

Web Desk On Nov 15, 2018 Last updated Nov 15, 2018 ISLAMABAD: The armed forces and law enforcement agencies have safely recovered five of the 14 Iranian guards who were abducted on the southeastern border between the two countries last month. The Foreign Office spokesperson, Dr Muhammad Faisal, said in a tweet statement that five […]

Oil prices fall as U.S. grants Iran sanction waivers to major importers

SINGAPORE: Oil prices fell on Monday as the start to U.S. sanctions against Iran’s fuel exports was softened by waivers that will allow major buyers to still import Iranian crude, at least temporarily. Front-month Brent crude futures LCOc1 were at $72.41 per barrel at 0348 GMT on Monday, down 42 cents, or 0.6 percent from […]