April 2013

April 2013


Pak China Strategic Relations

Enhancing Sino-Pak economic ties

April 08, 2013

The symbiotic relationship between Pakistan and China is characterized by geo-political and geo-strategic cornerstone for both countries that transcend diplomatic relationships Pakistan has with any other sovereign state.

Gwadar Port Pak-China matter, says FO

April 11, 2013

Pakistan has said that growing Pak-Sino ties should not be a matter of concern for any country adding that Gwadar Port is a bilateral matter. Addressing a weekly press briefing on Thursday, Foreign Office spokesperson said Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said Pakistan and China enjoy all weather relationship.

Chinese ambassador calls on President Zardari

April 12, 2013

President Asif Ali Zardari said on Friday that Pakistan greatly values its relations with China in a meeting with China’s Ambassador Liu Jian in Islamabad, Dawn News reported. During the meeting, Pak-China relations were discussed in detail.

Pak-China strategic co-op to be enhanced: Envoy

April 18, 2013 

Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Liu Jian, vowing to strengthen Pak-China ties further in all fields said on Wednesday that China has been cooperating with the international community and regional partners to ensure peace, progress and prosperity in the region and the world.

China-Pakistan nuclear axis defies nonproliferation aims

Apr 19, 2013

The nonproliferation regime is in crisis with North Korea’s defiance and Iran’s continuation of its nuclear program despite opposition from the international community. Yet while a lot of discussion is happening about what can be done about these two states, no one seems willing to take on the elephant in the room: China.

Work on Gwadar-Ratodero road be accelerated

April 30, 2013

Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has said that the government will accelerate the pace of work on the Gwadar-Ratodero Road so that people of Pakistan can reap the benefits of the Gwadar port.


Pak-Afghan Relations

ISAF urged to check cross-border hits

April 2 nd , 2013

The ISAF chief’s visit is seen against the backdrop of declining Pak-Afghan military relations. A meeting between General Kayani and General Dunford on Monday saw extensive discussion on the matter, the army officer said.

Pakistan Border Post Sparks New Feud With Afghanistan

April 2 nd , 2013
The rift sharpens a recent confrontation that threatens to worsen already strained Afghan-Pakistani relations. Over the past month, the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai repeatedly accusedPakistan of trying to undermine the prospects of….

Gen: Kayani urges ISAF to check attacks from Afghan soil

April 2 nd , 2013
“The Pakistani, the Afghans and the international community all desire peace and security in the region. These meetings are important to achieving that goal as we continue to explore ways to expand our relationship,” the military statement quoted.

Kayani meets ISAF commander


April 2 nd , 2013
RAWALPINDI – Pakistan’s Chief of Ar,my Staff Gen Asfhaq Parvez Kayani met with Isaf Commander in Afghanistan General Joseph F Dunford on Monday, according to a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Pak. military’s ‘unilateral’ border activity irks Kabul

April 3 rd , 2013
Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan were further strained this week over what Kabul described as the “Pakistani military’s unilateral construction and physical reinforcement activities along the Durand Line”, close to Goshta district.

ISAF urged to check cross-border hits

April 3 rd , 2013
“Pakistan, the Afghanistan and the international community all desire peace and security in the region. These meetings are important to achieve that goal as we continue to explore ways to expand our relationship,” General Dunford said.

Two Pakistani soldiers hurt in Afghan attack

April 4 th , 2013

PESHAWAR,Pakistan— Two Pakistani soldiers were slightly wounded Thursday when militants fromAfghanistanattacked a border post, sparking a shootout in which four “terrorists” were killed, the Pakistani military said.

Afghan relations with Pakistan at new low

April 5 th, 2013
This 2012 file photo shows a Pakistani Army soldier with the 20th Lancers Armored Regimen standing atop a 8,000- foot mountain during a patrol near his outpost Kalpani Base in Pakistan’s Dir province on the Pakistan-Afghan border.

Pakistan promotes objective of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation

April 5 th , 2013
While answering a question related to the Pakistan-Afghanistan relations Chaudhry said that Pakistan maintains a positive approach and is engaged with Kabul at all required levels.

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