22 Feb 2019

India again threatens to restrict flow of river water to Pakistan as tension builds

The Indian government “has decided to stop our share of water which used to flow to Pakistan.” The announcement, made by India’s minister of transport and water resources, comes in the midst of increasing tensions between India and Pakistan over a recent suicide attack in Kashmir that killed over 40 members

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20 Feb 2019

Pulwama attack: UN chief urges India, Pakistan to defuse tensions

The United Nations Secretary-General is calling on India and Pakistan to “exercise maximum restraint and take immediate steps” to de-escalate tensions between the two countries that have risen in the wake of a recent suicide attack in Kashmir, in which 42 members of India’s Central Reserve Police Force were killed. The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed

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07 Dec 2018

Pakistan kicks out 18 charities after rejecting final appeal

“Pakistan is kicking out 18 international charities after rejecting their final appeal to stay in the country, a move that an aid group spokesman said Thursday would affect millions of desperately poor Pakistanis and lead to tens of millions of aid dollars lost. The majority of the shuttered aid groups

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27 Nov 2018

Militants, Police Killed In Failed Attack On Chinese Consulate In Karachi

While no Chinese nationals were harmed, a suicide attack against the Chinese consulate in Pakistan’s Karachi last Friday likely indicates a growing resentment against their growing presence in the country. Pakistan is seeking a multi-billion dollar loan package from the country and this attack, plus another on the same day

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07 Nov 2018

Most major Pakistani banks hacked, customer data stolen

“In a shocking disclosure, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) revealed on Tuesday that customers’ data from almost all major Pakistani banks was stolen in a recent security breach. ‘Data of almost all Pakistani banks has been hacked. According to the reports gathered by FIA, most of the banks have been

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25 Oct 2018

Pakistan, Russia Begin Joint Anti-Terror Military Drills

As the US seeks to change Pakistani behavior concerning political behaviors and terrorism through various coercive methods, Russia is threatening to step in and fill the gap. The two countries have begun their third annual joint military drills that started in 2016, and the US’s discontinuation of military exchange programs

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21 Sep 2018

Pakistan continues to harbor Taliban, including al Qaeda-linked Haqqanis

The State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2017 is a treasure trove of U.S. positions, statistics, and public statements on the current state of terrorism, and in its report on Pakistan, it states that “the Pakistani government pledged support to political reconciliation between the Afghan government and the Afghan Taliban

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12 Sep 2018

Pakistan seeks rejig of economic corridor, trade pact with China

Pakistan is in talks with China to adjust bilateral relations, especially on economic issues. A Pakistani official said that “the new leadership feels that the terms agreed by the previous government were heavily tilted in China’s favor and they want to review that.” Under review is both the CPEC (China

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04 Sep 2018

U.S. Cuts $300 Million In Aid To Pakistan; Says It’s Failing To Fight Militants

The U.S. announce the suspension of $300 million in funding to Pakistan, citing the government’s failure to fight terrorism. Under the DoD 2018 Appropriations Act, Pakistan will not receive funding for defense operations unless both the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense certify that the country is “cooperating with

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16 Aug 2018

Money-laundering watchdog reviews Pakistan

The Asia Pacific Group (APG) on Money Laundering is reviewing Pakistan’s policies and practices surrounding money laundering and terrorist financing. The group has recommended a series of changes that would improve the government’s ability to monitor money laundering and terrorism financing, as well as make them extraditable offenses. Previous reviews

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