11 Updates
Nawaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir ahead of US visit
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Nawaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir ahead of US visit

Oct 20 2013, 10:16am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Ahead of his first meeting here with US President Barack Obama, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said -- though India does not want it -- that world powers should get involved to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Washington, Oct 20 — Ahead of his first meeting here with US President Barack Obama, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said -- though India does not want it -- that world powers should get...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

39 weeks ago

Nawaz Sharif rakes up Kashmir ahead of US visit

Oct 20 2013, 10:16am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Ahead of his first meeting here with US President Barack Obama, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said -- though India does not want it -- that world powers should get involved to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Washington, Oct 20 — Ahead of his first meeting here with US President Barack Obama, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said -- though India does not want it -- that world powers should get involved to resolve the Kashmir issue.

The world powers should do so as India and Pakistan both were nuclear powers and the region was a nuclear flash point, he told reporters in London on way to Washington, according to the Associated Press of Pakistan.

The two countries were engaged in an arms race for 60 years, Sharif was quoted as saying.

"The situation can become dangerous. India has nuclear bomb, so do we; India develops missiles, so do we. There should be a limit to it. We all should think about it," he said

Sharif said that during his July 1999 visit to the US after the Kargil incident, he had clearly told then president Bill Clinton that if the US intervened, the Kashmir issue could be resolved.

"I told him if he spends 10 percent of the time he was spending on (the) Middle East, the Kashmir issue between (the) two countries would resolve," he was quoted as saying. Clinton, Sharif said, promised, but then things changed.

The US has adopted a hands-off policy on Kashmir and time and again made it clear that while it encouraged a dialogue between the two countries "the pace, scope, and character of India and Pakistan's dialogue on Kashmir is for those two countries to determine with each other".

During his meeting last month with Nawaz Sharif in New York as also in his address to the UN general assembly, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too had served a stern warning to its neighbour to shun terrorism to make peace.

Reasserting what he had told Obama at his summit about Pakistan being the "epicentre of terrorism", Manmohan Singh had told world leaders that little progress could be expected in peace talks with Islamabad without a shutdown of Pakistan's "terrorist machinery".

"India is committed sincerely to resolving all issues with Pakistan, including the issue of Jammu and Kashmir, through bilateral dialogue on the basis of the Simla Agreement," he then said.

"However, for progress to be made, it is imperative that the territory of Pakistan and the areas under its control are not utilised for aiding and abetting terrorism directed against India," Manmohan Singh said.

The issue of terrorism is expected to figure prominently during Obama-Sharif meeting here Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the US has quietly decided to release more than $1.6 billion in military and economic aid to Pakistan that had been blocked because of tensions between the two nations over events, including the Navy SEAL raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed inside Pakistan.

Setting the tone for the Obama-Sharif session, the White House has said that the meeting would highlight the "resilience of the US-Pakistan relationship" and further cooperation on trade and economic development, regional stability and the fight against extremism.

Sharif will also meet Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday before the latter leaves on a foreign trip.

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

4 weeks ago

Narendra Modi Pushes Technological Advances as India Launches Its Largest Warship in History

Jun 17 2014 8:48pm CDT | Source: Big Government

BJP's Narendra Modi Campaigns In Sidhauli
"We must be self-sufficient. Why can’t we send our defense equipment to other nations?" asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday as he attended the inaugural act of India's largest warship, the INS Vikramaditya. The newly minted prime minister used the occasion to promote military and technological independence for the nation. The INS Vikramaditya, an aircraft carrier previously belonging to the Soviet Union and entirely refurbish ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
10

5 weeks ago

First 2 Drone Strikes Of The Year Hit Pakistan, Kill 10 Suspected Militants

Jun 12 2014 4:54am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Of Pakistan Meets Prime Minister David Cameron
By Mehreen Zahra-Malik and Haji Mujtaba ISLAMABAD/MIRANSHAH, June 12 (Reuters) - Ten militants were killed in this year's first two drone strikes in Pakistan, officials said on Thursday, six months after the attacks were suspended by Washington to give it space to pursue peace talks with the Taliban. Just days after a deadly Taliban attack on Karachi airport, two top government officials told Reuters t ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
9

6 weeks ago

World View: Iran Closes Border with Pakistan after Terror Attack in Balochistan

Jun 10 2014 4:11am CDT | Source: Big Government

Pakistan Mohammad Ali Jinnah (C) comes o
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Massive Taliban attack at airport in Karachi, Pakistan Tens of thousands of families flee homes in Pakistan's tribal area Iran closes border with Pakistan after terror attack in Balochistan Iran's Supreme Leader complains young people are not revolutionary enough Massive Taliban attack at airport in Karachi, Pakistan Police d ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
8

7 weeks ago

India and Narendra Modi: Freedom's New Trumpet?

Jun 2 2014 8:04am CDT | Source: Big Government

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Of Pakistan Meets Prime Minister David Cameron
Monday’s inauguration of Narendara Modi, India’s new prime minister, at Delhi’s iconic red sandstone palace built for the British Viceroy more than a century ago was filled with the pomp and flourishes more reminiscent of the days of the British Raj than India’s more recent history as an independent state. In addition to being more lavish, the Modi swearing-in was also more public, more declarative, and much larger than pr ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
7

7 weeks ago

After International Outrage, Pakistan’s Leaders Move To Quell ‘Honor Killings’

May 30 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: ThinkProgress

Will Freeman is an intern with Think Progress. Members of Pakistan’s civil society protest the killing of pregnant woman Farzana Parveen CREDIT: AP Pakistan’s highest religious and political authorities are taking action against so-called “honor killings” after the murder of a 25-year old pregnant woman on Tuesday brought international condemnation. According to reports, police and bystanders watched passively ...
Source: ThinkProgress   Full article at: ThinkProgress
 

 
Update
5

7 weeks ago

India’s Modi Takes a Step Toward New Era of Relations With Pakistan

May 29 2014 7:00pm CDT | Source: World Politics Review

BJP's Narendra Modi Campaigns In Sidhauli
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored his first diplomatic coup by receiving Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his swearing-in ceremony Monday. The fact that Sharif came shows his willingness to stand up to Pakistan’s hardliners in an effort to normalize relations with India. For his part, Modi may be better positioned than his ...
Source: World Politics Review   Full article at: World Politics Review
 

 
Update
4

8 weeks ago

India Under Narendra Modi: More Continuity Than Change in Foreign Policy

May 27 2014 10:17am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru Univ
The Congress Party took a beating in India's recent parliamentary election and has been now been sidelined by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (Indian People's Party, or BJP). The spotlight is on Narendra Modi, the BJP's leader who will be the next prime minister. A former tea vendor, Modi's humble origins place him in a different world than the Nehru dynasty, which, via the Congress Party, has run India for all but a handful of its nearly ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
3

8 weeks ago

Modi Takes Delhi

May 27 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Congress President Sonia Gandhi gestures
The sweeping victory of Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has set journalists and commentators searching for themes and motifs. How else to fix readers' attention on a political phenomenon as multi-layered as that unfolding in the vastness of India without saturating them with masses of largely indigestible information and strange ideas. Unfortunately, the truths are ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

8 weeks ago

Narendra Modi Sworn In As Prime Minister Of India

May 26 2014 8:49am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Of Pakistan Meets Prime Minister David Cameron
By Sanjeev Miglani and Shyamantha Asokan NEW DELHI, May 26 (Reuters) - Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's prime minister in an elaborate ceremony at New Delhi's resplendent presidential palace on Monday, after a sweeping election victory that ended two terms of rule by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. Millions of Indians watched the inauguration live on ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
1

8 weeks ago

Pakistan prime minister to attend inauguration of Indian prime minister

May 24 2014 1:12am CDT | Source: Townhall's

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Of Pakistan Meets Prime Minister David Cameron
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has accepted an invitation to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend the inaugurati ...
Source: Townhall's   Full article at: Townhall's
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Fighting in Gaza will end 'in very near future': UN chief
United Nations, July 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that he believed his talks with world leaders will lead to an end to the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas "in the very near future".
 
 
22 killed in Baghdad bomb attack
Baghdad, July 23 (IANS) At least 22 people were killed and 45 were wounded in a car bomb explosion in the capital Baghdad Tuesday, a source from the interior ministry said.
 
 
Iceland donates humanitarian relief funds to Palestinians
Rekjavik, July 23 (IANS) Icelan's Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson announced here Tuesday that his country will donate $104,000 to the Palestinians suffering from the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
 
 
Israel to destroy Hamas tunnels before ending offensive
Jerusalem, July 23 (IANS) The Israeli army Tuesday said that it will not cease its Gaza offensive before rooting out the "terror tunnels" that Hamas are using to sneak into Israel, as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon tried to broker a peace between the Jewish state and the Islamist Hamas movement.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Jada Pinkett Smith stands up against sexual assault
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has taken on cause of sexual assault after a family incident. Smith is speaking up for rape victims, a cause that nearly hit close to home for the actress, who...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed 'smitten with each other'
Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are reportedly ''smitten with each other.'' The 'Twilight' beauty and 'The Vampire Diaries' actor recently struck up a relationship after being friends for many years, but they are...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Whitney Houston's mother 'exhausted' by misinformation
Whitney Houston's mother is ''exhausted'' by the misinformation surrounding her late daughter. Cissy Houston is furious that Lifetime are creating a biopic depicting the legendary singer's rocky relationship with ex-...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse to wed next year?
Bradley Cooper is reportedly planning to marry Suki Waterhouse on his 40th birthday next year. The 'Hangover' hunk is keen to tie the knot with the 22-year-old model - whom he has been dating since March last year - in...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
US approves probes against Chinese tires
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US International Trade Commission (USITC) Tuesday approved the anti-dumping and countervailing duties investigations against imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Eddie Murphy's namesake drops defamation lawsuit
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Actor Eddie Murphy gets a clean chit after a comedian, who shares his last name, dropped a defamation lawsuit against the star. Brando Murphy had filed a $50 million lawsuit against "The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Fighting in Gaza will end 'in very near future': UN chief
United Nations, July 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday that he believed his talks with world leaders will lead to an end to the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas "in the very near future...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Nigeria poverty level drops: Report
Lagos, July 23 (IANS) Poverty rate in Nigeria has dropped from 35.2 percent to 33.1 percent in 2013, a latest World Bank report said Tuesday. The decrease represents a dramatic drop from an estimated poverty rate of...
Read more on Business Balla
 
UN agencies call for actions against polio in Syria
Geneva, July 23 (IANS) The World Health Organisation and the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund Tuesday said in a report that actions are needed to protect children against polio in Syria as polio...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Kevin Spacey offered donation to turn vegetarian
Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Actor Kevin Spacey has been offered a donation of $6,000 to his theatre company by animal rights campaigners if he switches meat for vegetarian food at an upcoming fundraising barbecue. The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla