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Pakistan military agrees to 'voluntary' cut in defence expenditure, but reduction in spending may only be optics
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Pakistan military agrees to 'voluntary' cut in defence expenditure, but reduction in spending may only be optics

Pakistan has one of the world’s largest armies but its military has been criticised for spending unnecessarily and holding the country back.

Pakistan’s terror 'crackdown': Interior minister is Hafiz Saeed's crony; future NSA a buddy of Masood Azhar
India

Pakistan’s terror 'crackdown': Interior minister is Hafiz Saeed's crony; future NSA a buddy of Masood Azhar

The two men behind Imran Khan's war against terrorism — interior minister Shehryar Afridi and future NSA Ijaz Shah — have deep-rooted ties with top terrorists in Pakistan, including JeM chief Masood Azhar and JuD's Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan govt, army must get their stories straight to prove they are serious about acting against terrorist groups
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Pakistan govt, army must get their stories straight to prove they are serious about acting against terrorist groups

The first and foremost step Pakistan — and we mean both the army and government — must take is acknowledge together the presence of terrorist groups in the country and not feign innocence when the world blames it for the attacks in Kashmir.

Jaish-e-Mohammed doesn't exist in Pakistan, claims military spokesperson Asif Ghafoor amid tensions with India
India

Jaish-e-Mohammed doesn't exist in Pakistan, claims military spokesperson Asif Ghafoor amid tensions with India

When asked about Indian claims regarding the Balakot air strike, Asif Ghafoor said that not even a single brick had been found there nor were there any casualities. "Their (Indian) claims are false," he said.

Pakistan begins process to extradite Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to US, on embezzlement charges
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Pakistan begins process to extradite Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to US, on embezzlement charges

The Interpol had refused to issue an arrest warrant against Hussain Haqqani, a prominent critic of Pakistan's military and political leadership, in January last year.

2+2 talks: Pakistan Army chief’s anti-India rant a good sign, indicates success of US-India counter-terror strategy
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2+2 talks: Pakistan Army chief’s anti-India rant a good sign, indicates success of US-India counter-terror strategy

On Pakistan's Defence Day, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa dared India and vowed to “avenge” the blood of its soldiers.

Imran Khan picks Cabinet ministers: Former Pervez Musharraf loyalists holding key posts may not be bad news for Pakistan
World

Imran Khan picks Cabinet ministers: Former Pervez Musharraf loyalists holding key posts may not be bad news for Pakistan

More Cabinet appointments are expected, as Imran Khan eases himself into the prime minister's seat. His choices may be good news for Pakistan as Musharraf had a knack to pick the best in the business.

US says it will look for opportunities to work with new Pakistan government led by Imran Khan
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US says it will look for opportunities to work with new Pakistan government led by Imran Khan

The United States will "look for opportunities" to work with the new leaders of Pakistan after they form the government, and will try to advance security, stability and prosperity in South Asia

Pakistan Election 2018: Civil-military relations still in army's favour; naive to think govt will get more power now
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Pakistan Election 2018: Civil-military relations still in army's favour; naive to think govt will get more power now

Pakistan has turned into a state where the military remains the first power. Civilian control over the army is a concept that was never absorbed and implemented in Pakistan.

Pakistan General Election 2018: Experts warn against conflict and fear due to military's increased authority at polling stations
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Pakistan General Election 2018: Experts warn against conflict and fear due to military's increased authority at polling stations

Fears have mounted over wide-ranging powers granted to military units overseeing Pakistan's polling stations when the country votes on Wednesday, with opposition parties and analysts warning that the move could erode trust in the tense contest.

Nawaz Sharif suffering from high blood pressure, other heart issues, denied permission to consult personal doctor: PML-N
World

Nawaz Sharif suffering from high blood pressure, other heart issues, denied permission to consult personal doctor: PML-N

Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is suffering from high blood pressure but has been refused permission to see his personal doctor, his party said on Monday.

Pakistan Army blatantly meddling in general elections, says former envoy to US Husain Haqqani
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Pakistan Army blatantly meddling in general elections, says former envoy to US Husain Haqqani

The Pakistan Army, assisted by a partisan judiciary is "blatantly meddling" in the 25 July elections, the country's former top envoy to the US has alleged

Pakistan polls: HC judge's revolt is sad but unremarkable; judiciary has never been free of army's interference
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Pakistan polls: HC judge's revolt is sad but unremarkable; judiciary has never been free of army's interference

Islamabad High Court's Justice Shaukat Siddiqui has alleged that Pakistan's ISI is pressuring judges to fix verdicts and remove from the election candidates the army dislikes.

Pakistan Army says it will play 'no direct role' in election, but country's history is replete with coups and dictatorships
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Pakistan Army says it will play 'no direct role' in election, but country's history is replete with coups and dictatorships

Pakistan's powerful military says it is taking 'no direct role' in the 25 July election, but a history of coups and dictatorships is fuelling fears over the balance of power in civil-military relations

Imran Khan part of Pakistan's pattern where leaders realise military is real enemy after coming to power
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Imran Khan part of Pakistan's pattern where leaders realise military is real enemy after coming to power

It may be strange now but PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif was once exactly in the same position as PTI chief Imran Khan is today. In the 1980s, he had been handpicked by president General Zia-ul-Haq as the next political leader

Pakistani media gripped by fear of military ahead of General Elections as criticism of establishment could risk abduction, torture
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Pakistani media gripped by fear of military ahead of General Elections as criticism of establishment could risk abduction, torture

The Pakistan military has tagged a number of journalists, bloggers and activists as anti-state and anti-military, curbing dissent ahead of the elections.

Afghanistan attack on Pakistan border posts leaves 6 militants dead, five soldiers injured
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Afghanistan attack on Pakistan border posts leaves 6 militants dead, five soldiers injured

Six militants have been killed after an attack on Pakistan army posts along the country's border with Afghanistan.

Pakistan defence minister seeks 'ruthlessly candid dialogue' with Washington, says US trying to convince it India not a threat
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Pakistan defence minister seeks 'ruthlessly candid dialogue' with Washington, says US trying to convince it India not a threat

The US has been trying to convince Pakistan that India was not a threat to it and Islamabad should change its strategic stance towards New Delhi, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan has said.

Donald Trump's freeze of security aid to Pakistan could be worth $2 bn; to include Afghanistan coalition funding to Islamabad
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Donald Trump's freeze of security aid to Pakistan could be worth $2 bn; to include Afghanistan coalition funding to Islamabad

Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said - substantially more than first thought.

Pakistan slams US' suspension of $1.2 bn aid, says 'unilateral pronouncement counterproductive' in combatting terror
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Pakistan slams US' suspension of $1.2 bn aid, says 'unilateral pronouncement counterproductive' in combatting terror

Pakistan on Friday reacted sharply to the US' decision to suspend over $1 billion security aid to it for failing to rein in terror groups, saying "arbitrary deadlines and unilateral pronouncements" are "counterproductive" in addressing common threats.