Indus Waters Treaty

News:Indian Prime minister has said that the Indus river water which belongs to India but is flowing to Pakistan would soon get diverted to the fields of Haryana and Rajasthan for the benefit of agriculture in the state. Facts: About Indus water treaty: The Indus Waters Treaty,1960 is a water-distribution treaty between India and Pakistan.… Continue reading Indus Waters Treaty

Kulbhushan Jadhav to get Consular access tomorrow, says Pakistan Foreign Ministry

Pakistan has said that it will grant consular access to India for Kulbhushan Jadhav on September 2,2019. This decision comes after the International Court of Justice(ICJ) had ordered Pakistan to undertake an effective review and reconsideration of Jadhav’s conviction and sentencing and grant consular access to India. Consular access simply means that a diplomat or… Continue reading Kulbhushan Jadhav to get Consular access tomorrow, says Pakistan Foreign Ministry

India, Pak. to hold talks on Kartarpur Corridor on Sept. 4

India and Pakistan will hold discussions to finalise the remaining modalities of Kartarpur corridor on September 4,2019.This meeting will be a follow up to meetings of technical experts. The technical-level meetings have focused on finalising the alignment of the temporary road for the corridor, modalities to exchange information about using the corridor and modalities to… Continue reading India, Pak. to hold talks on Kartarpur Corridor on Sept. 4

EU backs Kashmir solution through bilateral dialogue

European Union(EU) has said that the Kashmir issue needs to be resolved through bilateral discussions between India and Pakistan. This statement came after India’s External Affairs minister briefed the EU on the security situation in Kashmir. Recently,India had revoked the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated… Continue reading EU backs Kashmir solution through bilateral dialogue

Ghaznavi missile

Pakistan has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile called Ghaznavi. Ghaznavi is a hypersonic surface-to-surface short-range ballistic missile designed and developed by the National Development Complex(NDC). The missile has an operational range of between 290-320 km.Its first version has been in service with the Pakistan Army’s strategic command since 2004. The timing of the missile launch… Continue reading Ghaznavi missile

Shaheen VIII

Pakistan and China are conducting joint bilateral aerial exercise named Shaheen VIII. The exercise is being conducted at Chinese city of Holton which is close to the Indian border near Ladakh. This is the eight edition of this aerial exercise which is conducted annually by both the countries. The exercise is aimed at developing a… Continue reading Shaheen VIII

PM rejects scope for third party mediation in Kashmir

Indian Prime Minister has met US President on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in France. During the meeting,Indian PM has rejected any scope for a third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.He reiterated that Kashmir is a bilateral issue. This statement came after US President has offered to mediate between India and… Continue reading PM rejects scope for third party mediation in Kashmir

Terror funding watchdog FATF Asia-Pacific Group ‘blacklists’ Pakistan

Asia Pacific group(APG) has placed Pakistan on its Blacklist for its failure in meeting the required global standards and combating terrorism and money laundering.  Pakistan was non-compliant in 32 of the 40 Compliance Parameters on Money Laundering & Terror Financing and was low in 10 of the 11 Effectiveness Parameters. In June 2018,Financial Action Task… Continue reading Terror funding watchdog FATF Asia-Pacific Group ‘blacklists’ Pakistan

FATF Asia-Pacific Group may blacklist Pakistan

The Asia Pacific Group(APG) may put Pakistan on an enhanced blacklist as the country has failed to meet global standards on money laundering and terror financing. In June 2018,Financial Action Task Force(FATF) had already greylisted Pakistan for failing to curb anti-terror financing. However,the two processes are separate as APG blacklisting status would impair Pakistan’s chances… Continue reading FATF Asia-Pacific Group may blacklist Pakistan

Pakistan submits compliance report to FATF

Pakistan has submitted compliance report on its 27-point action plan to the Financial Action Task Force(FATF). This action plan comes in the backdrop of Pakistan being grey listed by FATF.The greylisting meant downgrading of the country by institutions like IMF, World Bank and also reduction in risk rating by Moody’s and Fitch. Further,the Asia-Pacific Group(APG)… Continue reading Pakistan submits compliance report to FATF