Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, who suddenly left Islamabad for Dubai reportedly to undergo some regular medical tests, is said to be on his way out, apparently under pressure from the powerful army.
Pakistan PM: No more 'business as usual' with U.S.
US has made it clear it will not lift the hold on its USD 800 million military aid to Pakistan, reiterating that Islamabad needs to takes steps in the war against terrorism.
Though the US and the UK did not inform India of a covert operation to stop Pakistan going nuclear, New Delhi had its own intelligence in 1978 to conclude that Islamabad was just two or three years away from making an atomic bomb, according to declassified documents.
Islamabad has been pressing Washington to provide it with a civil nuclear deal similar to the one concluded with New Delhi.
Home Minister P Chidambaram has said confidence cannot be restored between India and Pakistan till Islamabad takes action against the "real culprits" responsible for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Pakistan is shutting down three US military intelligence liaison centers in Quetta and Peshawar, in a setback to American efforts to eliminate terror sanctuaries in lawless areas bordering Afghanistan, a media report said today.
BJP today said India should press Pakistan to hand over the masterminds of 26/11 Mumbai attacks with the fall of the world's most wanted man Osama Bin Laden and mobilise world opinion to declare it a "terrorist state".
Pakistan's president acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that his security forces were left out of a U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden, but he did little to dispel questions over how the al Qaeda leader was able to live in comfort near Islamabad.
India and Pakistan today agreed to explore the possibility of a trade agreement and bring down trade barriers. A joint statement released by both the countries today, from Islamabad, said that both the countries will also look at ways to promote trade of petroleum products through pipelines and land route.