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  • India's reaction to Pakistan court ruling on 26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi 'irrational: Sartaj Aziz March 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday termed as "irrational" India's strong reaction to a court's ruling ordering release of 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki- ur-Rehman Lakhvi, but hoped that the issue will not affect the proposed bilateral talks. Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz made the remarks...
  • Closely watching developments on 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's release: US March 14, 2015

    Washington: The United States on Saturday said that it was closely monitoring developments in Pakistan related to the release orders of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks key suspect Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Responding to the reports at the daily press briefing, the State Department spokesman said the US hoped Pakistan would keep...
  • India summons Pakistan Envoy Abdul Basit over impending release of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. India said it was "extremely upset" over the verdict of a court and has lodged a strong protest with the Pakistan government. The matter has been "raised at...
  • Pakistan High Commissioner meets Geelani, discuss Foreign Secretary's visit to Islamabad March 10, 2015

    Srinagar: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit on Monday met Kashmir separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and briefed him about the issues discussed between India and Pakistan during Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit to Islamabad. The two also discussed various developments in Jammu and Kashmir, where a political row has erupted...
  • PM Narendra Modi will certainly visit Pakistan in 2016: Sartaj Aziz March 9, 2015

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will "certainly visit" Pakistan in 2016, the Pakistan's top foreign affairs adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday. Pakistan will host the summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in 2016, of which India is a member along with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the...
  • India, Pakistan failed to fix date for next round of talks: Sartaj Aziz March 6, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security Sartaj Aziz on Friday said the recent foreign secretary-level dialogue with India failed to fix a date for the next round of talks. Aziz was talking to media about Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar's visit after attending launching ceremony...
  • Indians praising Pakistan should be hit with shoes and sent there: VHP leader March 5, 2015

    Mangaluru: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Sadhvi Balika Saraswati has stoked a controversy saying that people who live in India and praise Pakistan should be "hit with shoes" and sent to that country, following which police are mulling action against her. In her speech at the "Hindu Samajotsava" here on March 1,...
  • Mr J goes to Islamabad March 3, 2015

    'The road to hell is paved with good intentions.' When Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's new foreign secretary sits down to formally begin negotiations with Pakistan after a break of over six months, he will do well to remember this old proverb. The Pakistanis will be the most generous hosts he has encountered,...
  • Pakistan: Court bars government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in any other case March 2, 2015

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Monday barred the government from booking Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, in any other case without its permission after his counsel argued that "false" cases might be slapped against him to keep him in jail. Islamabad High Court (IHC) judge Noorul Haq Qureshi...
  • Pak court adjourns hearing on Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's plea against detention February 24, 2015

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, against his detention under a public security act as the judge did not turn up. "Islamabad High Court judge Noorul Haq Qureshi was on leave today therefore the hearing...
  • Reuters bureau chief in Pakistan found dead February 23, 2015

    Islamabad: A prominent foreign women journalist, working for Reuters news agency in Pakistan, was found dead on Monday in the bathroom of her house. Maria Golovnina, a Russian national, had been working with Reuters as the its bureau chief for Pakistan and Afghanistan for the past year and a half. Golovnina was...
  • Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi challenges detention February 23, 2015

    Islamabad: Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, on Monday challenged his detention under a public security act in the Islamabad High Court (IHC), saying the government has detained him on "illegal grounds". "We have challenged the detention of Mr Lakhvi in the IHC. The government has detained him on...
  • Explosion in Pakistan mosque leaves 2 dead, over 6 injured February 18, 2015

    Islamabad: At least two people were killed and seven others injured when terrorists attacked a minority Shia mosque near Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi, the latest in a series of incidents of sectarian violence in the country. Two armed terrorists attacked the place of worship on Kuri Road. Police said...
  • Pakistan: Islamabad HC to begin in-camera hearings of detention of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi today January 14, 2015

    Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court will on Wednesday begin the in-camera hearings of the detention of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. This effectively means that the court proceedings cannot be published or be open to the media. On Tuesday, the government had submitted classified documents to the High Court to...
  • Islamabad HC accepts government request for in-camera hearing of LeT operative Lakhvi's detention January 12, 2015

    Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court on Monday accepted the Pakistan government's application for an in-camera hearing of the detention of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. This effectively means that the court proceedings cannot be published or be open to the media. In December 2014, an anti-terrorism court granted bail to...
  • 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to remain in jail, Pakistan Supreme Court rejects bail order January 7, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the Islamabad High Court (IHC) order regarding the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. The case has been remanded back to the IHC on the ground that the decision of Lakhvi's release was rushed. While giving its observations, the apex court maintained that...
  • Pakistani court to hear appeal against 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's bail January 6, 2015

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Tuesday will hear the government's appeal against the bail granted to 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Meanwhile, the Pakistan Supreme Court on Monday formed a two member bench to hear Lakhvi's detention case. The bench headed by Justice Jawaad S Khawaja will hear the case on...
  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi sent to 14-day judicial custody till January 15 January 1, 2015

    Islamabad: Lashkar-e-Toiba operative and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been sent to 14 days' judicial custody. He will now be produced on January 15. This comes after Pakistan government moved the Supreme Court earlier on Thursday protesting the detention suspension order issued by the Islamabad high court. Lakhvi was...
  • Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi is being deprived of his rights, says Lawyer December 31, 2014

    26/11 mastermind Zaki ur-rehman lakhvi has filed an appeal challenging his judicial remand in a kidnapping case. Lakhvi was remanded on Tuesday after he was set to walk out of jail when the Islamabad High Court upheld his bail plea. His lawyer said, "It is very clear that my client...
  • Ex-air force man hanged for trying to kill Pervez Musharraf December 31, 2014

    Islamabad: A former Pakistan Air Force junior technician, convicted for trying to assassinate then president Pervez Musharraf, was executed on Wednesday, a media report said. Niaz Mohammad was hanged at the Peshawar Central Prison, Dawn online reported. A resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa'S Swabi district, Mohammad was kept at the Haripur Central Prison...
  • Islamic State flags hoisted near Pakistan capital November 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Four flags of the dreaded militant group Islamic State have been confiscated near a highly-sensitive ordnance unit close to Islamabad, setting the alarm bells ringing for the Pakistani security establishment. The presence of Islamic State flags, though symbolic, on electricity poles in a closely-guarded part of the historic city of...
  • New judge to resume Mumbai attacks trial on October 29 October 27, 2014

    Lahore: A new anti-terrorism court judge has been appointed to conduct the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks after seven of his predecessors were transferred, hampering speedy trial of the case. The case has now been transferred to Anti-Terrorism Court, Islamabad Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi...
  • Pakistan needs to 'incite' those fighting in Kashmir against India: Musharraf October 16, 2014

    Islamabad: In the wilderness for a long time, former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has made an anti-India rant by saying Pakistan needs to "incite" those "fighting" in Kashmir. "We have source (in Kashmir) besides the (Pakistan) army. People in Kashmir are fighting against (India). We just need to incite...
  • Pak troops fire at Indian posts again, Islamabad pins the blame on New Delhi October 7, 2014

    Srinagar: The situation along the Line of Control (LoC) continued to remain tense on Tuesday after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts over the last 24 hours. Eight civilians were injured on Tuesday and the BSF said that Pakistani Rangers were predominantly involved. At 4 pm, Pakistan again violated the...
  • Pakistan yet again delays 26/11 Mumbai attacks trial September 3, 2014

    Lahore: For the eighth time in a row, a Pakistani antiterrorism court trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday adjourned the hearing after a government witness and prosecution lawyers did not show up. The hearing was to resume after a monthandahalf as the judge at the...
  • Pakistan on the edge as protesters storm Cabinet Secretariat, PTV office September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: In a dramatic escalation of the political crisis that has put Pakistan on edge, hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the Secretariat and the staterun PTV, even as the powerful Army Chief met Premier Nawaz Sharif, triggering rumours that he was advised to step down. Fresh clashes erupted between police...
  • Pakistan PM Sharif 'not stepping down'; Imran Khan, Qadri booked on terrorism charges September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: After the fortnightlong crisis in Pakistan, the media on Monday reported that the Army had advised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down in the wake of the massive protests. The Army and the Pakistan government, however, have denied the reports. Sharif will now be meeting the leaders of the...
  • Pakistani protesters push closer to PM house, force TV off the air September 1, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani protesters pushed closer to the prime minister's house in central Islamabad on Monday in their bid to force his removal and closed down national television after clashes turned violent over the weekend. News footage showed soldiers and paramilitary forces entering PTV national television's headquarters in central Islamabad after a...
  • India lodges strong protest with Pak over ceasefire violations at third flag meet August 29, 2014

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over repeated ceasefire violations by the neigbouring country. The BSF and Pak Rangers held a key sector commanderlevel flag meeting to defuse tension along the IndoPak border due to these violations. ...
  • Pakistan Army steps in; government, protesters return to talks August 29, 2014

    Islamabad: In moves that could provide a breakthrough in the political crisis, Pakistan's powerful Army on Friday stepped in to try and resolve the standoff between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and protesters as both sides returned to the negotiating table. Hours after Army Chief Raheel Sharif mediated between the embattled government...