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  • Have you bought a ticket to Pakistan?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    It looks like millions of Indians living abroad will have to buy a ticket to Islamabad if they want to visit their friends and relatives....

  • Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escapes assassination blast 03-04-2014 11:12 AM

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escaped a bid on his life early on Thursday in Faizabad, Pakistan. The retired General was being shifted from a hospital to his farmhouse in Islamabad when a huge blast occurred at a bridge in Faizabad just as his convoy passed. According to...
  • Judge among eleven dead in suicide attack outside Islamabad court 03-03-2014 11:15 AM

    Islamabad: At least 11 people, including a judge, were killed and 25 others injured on Monday when suicide attackers threw grenades and opened indiscriminate firing in the premises of a local here in Pakistan's federal capital. "The two gunmen when challenged blew themselves up. This was a suicide attack," Inspector...
  • Pakistan government drops appeal against PCB chief 31-01-2014 04:20 PM

    Islamabad: The legal saga dogging Pakistani cricket administration took a fresh turn on Friday as the government withdrew its challenge to the reinstatement of the game's ousted chief. Earlier this month an appeal court restored Zaka Ashraf as Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, eight months after another court had thrown...
  • Pakistan: Truck hits school bus, 17 children dead 16-01-2014 08:37 AM

    Islamabad: A truck slammed into a bus bringing school children home from an outing in southern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 17 pupils and three adults, police said. "It was a head-on collision when the truck slammed into the school van on a single track dirt road. Apparently, speeding...
  • Haqqani network chief's son gunned down in Islamabad 11-11-2013 05:23 PM

    Nasiruddin Haqqani, eldest son of the chief of the Haqqani network that has been blamed for attacks on US forces and the Indian Embassy in Kabul, has been gunned down on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital, leaders of the group said on Monday. Nasiruddin was killed by two gunmen...
  • US dismisses Sharif's plea to intervene on Kashmir issue 26-10-2013 09:32 PM

    The US has dismissed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for an intervention on Kashmir issue, asserting that its position on this matter has not changed and would encourage New Delhi and Islamabad for a dialogue. "(Our) position has not changed. (It's) up to India and Pakistan, US continues to...
  • Pakistan extends custody of former dictator Musharraf 25-10-2013 11:40 PM

    A Pakistani court extended the custody of former dictator Pervez Musharraf on Friday, dampening hopes he would be able to leave the country any time soon following months under house arrest and legal wrangling over his fate. Musharraf was arrested two weeks ago on charges related a 2007 raid on...
  • Legal issues plunges PCB in further uncertainty 23-10-2013 10:41 AM

    Karachi: Clouds of uncertainty continued to hover over Pakistan cricket with the Election Commission now contemplating to challenge the judgment of Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordering them to conduct elections for the post of PCB chairman in the Supreme Court. According to sources, the Election Commission on Tuesday reviewed the...
  • Najam Sethi may have to resign following court's order 22-10-2013 08:18 PM

    Lahore: With Islamabad High Court setting stringent rules for new PCB Chairman candidates, head of the ad hoc committee Najam Sethi may have to resign from his post as he fails to fit into the new eligibility criteria. The IHC judge, while announcing new polls date of November 2, ruled...
  • Election for PCB chairman's post to take place on November 2 21-10-2013 01:55 PM

    Karachi: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday ordered that the elections for the post of chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will be held on November 2 under the supervision of the Election Commission of Pakistan. Judge Shaukat Siddiqui also set some stringent eligibility rules for the candidates,...
  • Probe against Musharraf to be completed in 6 weeks, informs FIA 19-10-2013 05:38 PM

    Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency, on Saturday, said it would complete a probe into the 2007 emergency imposed by former President Pervez Musharraf in six weeks. FIA Director General Saud Mirza said the statements of some bureaucrats had been recorded as part of the probe, the Dawn newspaper reported on its...
  • Pervez Musharraf gets bail in tribal chief's murder case 09-10-2013 08:12 PM

    Pakistan's apex court on Wednesday granted bail to former president Pervez Musharraf in connection with the murder of a senior tribal elder, his defence lawyers said. The bail raised hope for the release of Musharraf, who has been under house arrest in Islamabad for more than six months, Xinhua reported....
  • Pakistan Army Chief Gen Kayani to retire on Nov 29 06-10-2013 08:16 PM

    Pakistan's powerful Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, on Sunday, declared that he was not seeking any more extension and would retire as scheduled on November 29, laying to rest intense speculation about his future. "My tenure ends on 29th November 2013. On that day I will retire. May the...
  • Accused umpire Rauf won't travel to India: Lawyer 27-09-2013 04:49 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf will not be appearing in an Indian court after Mumbai police charged him for being involved in the spot-fixing scandal during this year's Indian Premier League. Rauf's legal adviser, Syed Ali Zafar, said in Lahore on Friday he has faith in Indian courts but has...
  • Massive earthquake in Pakistan kills 10, damages houses 24-09-2013 07:14 PM

    Islamabad/Karachi: A major 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least 10 people and damaging several houses near the epicentre in a remote part of Balochistan province. Ten people were killed and several houses and shops were damaged in Awaran area of Khuzdar district in Balochistan, Geo News...
  • Captain of PIA flight arrested at British airport 'on suspicion of being drunk' 20-09-2013 09:12 AM

    A pilot of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was arrested in Britain for being drunk while in charge of a plane while three stewards were taken into custody for misbehaving with a British woman, officials said on Thursday. Pilot Irfan Faiz was the captain of the PIA flight from Leeds-Bradford to...
  • Pakistan police recovers body of killer of Mumbai 26/11 attack prosecutor 18-09-2013 01:11 PM

    Pakistan police have recovered a corpse of a man from a house in Islamabad, and believes it belongs to the killer of Mumbai attack case public prosecutor, according to a media report. The recent raid on the house of the relatives of Kashmiri separatist leader Asiya Andrabi was distantly linked...
  • Nawaz Sharif calls for an early formation of anti-terror force 14-09-2013 08:51 PM

    Islamabad:Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday called for the early formation of anti-terrorism force (ATF) while describing it as the need of the hour. Speaking during a briefing about the (ATF) in Islamabad, Nawaz also directed the authorities to keep him informed on a daily basis about the progress...
  • Pakistan's response now will build atmosphere for PMs to meet in New York: Salman Khurshid 13-09-2013 09:24 AM

    A meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in New York will require "an atmosphere" and delivery by Islamabad on issues raised by New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Thursday. "You want a meeting at the highest level. There has to be an atmosphere for...
  • PCB hoping for relief from Islamabad High Court 11-09-2013 10:07 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is hoping to get some relief when its appeal petition comes up for hearing before the Islamabad High Court on September 19. The Islamabad High Court had passed a judgement in July restraining caretaker chief of the board, Najam Sethi, from exercising full powers of...
  • ISI officers caught cheating in Pakistan exam 11-09-2013 03:28 PM

    Islamabad: At least 500 candidates, including 50 Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials, were caught cheating in an examination held for Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), a media report said. The candidates were caught browsing the internet on mobile phones to solve the papers, the News International...
  • Islamabad: Man linked to Kashmiri separatist leader arrested on 'terror charges' 10-09-2013 03:46 PM

    In the first incident of its kind, a man from Jammu and Kashmir has been arrested by police in the Pakistani capital on terrorism-related charges, according to a media report on Tuesday. Mohammad Shoaib, a relative of senior Kashmiri separatist leader Aasiya Andrabi, was detained when police raided a house...
  • Wanted in US and India, Hafiz Saeed openly leads mass rally in Pakistan 07-09-2013 07:57 AM

    Hafiz Saeed, a Pakistani Islamist with a $10 million US bounty on his head, appeared openly at a rally in Islamabad on Friday, denouncing India as a terrorist state as thousands of his supporters chanted for "holy war" against their neighbour. India has accused Hafiz Saeed of masterminding the 2008...
  • 13 killed in Karachi violence 05-09-2013 10:42 AM

    Islamabad: At least 13 people, including a policeman and a senior naval officer, were killed in a fresh spate of violence in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi Wednesday, media reported. Three miscreants and an officer with the paramilitary troops, Rangers, were killed in exchange of fire between insurgents and...
  • Islamabad: Indian envoy meets Advisor to Pakistan PM to discuss ceasefire violations 03-09-2013 12:25 PM

    Senior officials from India and Pakistan on Tuesday met in Islamabad and are believed to have discussed the recent ceasefire violations along the LoC and a possible meeting between their premiers on the sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York later this month. Indian diplomatic sources told PTI that...
  • Afghan Taliban unwilling to talk to government: Pakistan 28-08-2013 03:20 AM

    Pakistan said on Tuesday that Afghan Taliban insurgents are unwilling to talk to Karzai government and its peace negotiators at least for now. The statement came hours after Afghan President Hamid Karzai concluded a two-day visit to Pakistan that was focused on efforts to encourage Taliban to come to the...
  • Pakistan objects to four Indian projects on Chenab river 27-08-2013 04:12 PM

    Pakistan has raised objections to four power projects being built by India on the Chenab river on the ground that they allegedly violate the Indus Waters Treaty. The projects include the 850-MW Ratle power project and the 1,000-MW Pakal Dul hydroelectric plant, Minister of State for Privatization Khurram Dastgir told...
  • Hamid Karzai arrives in Pakistan on a day-long visit 26-08-2013 12:07 PM

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a day-long visit to discuss the frayed ties and seek release of Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Barader as a confidence building measure. This will be the first highest-level exchange between Pakistan and Afghanistan since the democratic transition and swearing-in...
  • India asks Pakistan to return Sarabjit's belongings 21-08-2013 11:26 PM

    India has asked Pakistan to return all personal belongings of Sarabjit Singh, who was killed in a Lahore jail a few months ago. New Delhi has written to Islamabad that Sarabjit's belongings -- clothes and other items -- which he kept with him during his stay in the infamous Kot...