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  • Three Pakistani policemen killed in attack 07-07-2014 07:46 AM

    Karachi: Three Pakistani policemen were killed on Sunday night after unidentified gunmen opened fire upon the vehicle they were travelling in at Hyderabad in Pakistan's Sindh province. The three policemen were killed and their colleague was injured when they were on patrol duty on Sunday night in the suburbs of...
  • Four bodies with torture marks found in Karachi 23-06-2014 06:33 PM

    Karachi: Police on Monday found four bodies with torture marks and bullet wounds in Pakistan's largest city. The bodies were recovered from a desolate area in Baldia town in Karachi. "All the four bodies have torture marks and bullet wounds but we are still trying to identify them," a senior...
  • Pakistan afflicted with blowback effects of nurturing terrorism: Professor TV Paul 13-06-2014 02:26 PM

    After the Karachi attack, Pakistan grapples with the issue of whether to continue talks with the Taliban, Professor TV Paul weighs in on the bigger picture, and what he calls the country's "geo-strategic curse". ...
  • Panel formed to investigate Karachi airport attacks 12-06-2014 12:23 PM

    Islamabad: The police have constituted an inquiry committee to investigate the terror attacks at the Karachi international airport, media reported on Thursday. The inquiry committee would be headed by Karachi Police's Deputy Inspector General Munir Ahmed Shaikh, Dawn online reported. On Sunday night, an audacious terror attack was mounted at...
  • Feared Uzbek jihadists behind deadly Pakistan airport attack 12-06-2014 08:10 AM

    Islamabad: In a commando-style attack carried out with military precision, terrorists wearing Pakistani uniforms burst into the country's busiest airport under cover of darkness in one of the most audacious attacks in Pakistan in years. Pakistani military officials said the attackers were ethnic Uzbeks who operate under the wings of...
  • Pakistan Military presents options to PM Nawaz Sharif to deal with Taliban 11-06-2014 04:54 PM

    Islamabad: The military and national security aides to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have submitted a "range of options" to crush terrorism with an iron hand in the aftermath of the brazen assault on Karachi airport by the Taliban apparently using Uzbek fighters. Sharif presided a high-level meeting on Tuesday...
  • A look at the history of terrorism in Pakistan 11-06-2014 12:59 PM

    Islamabad: The attack on Karachi's airport - Pakistan's busiest - killed 19 security personnel and civilians, along with the 10 assailants. The group that claimed responsibility on Monday vowed even more violence. Here are the issues related to the history of terrorism in Pakistan: Who are the Pakistani Taliban and...
  • Veteran Baluch Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri leader dies 11-06-2014 12:32 PM

    Veteran Baluch nationalist leader,Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri passed away at a hospital in Karachi. The 86-year-old Baluch leader was admitted to the hospital for brain Hemorrhage last week in critical condition. He died late last night. Marri, born in 1928, was a leader of Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) a proscribed...
  • Terror attack could negatively affect air traffic in Karachi 11-06-2014 11:41 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan airline authorities fear that the terrorist attacks on Karachi airport terminal building could negatively effect the flow of international air traffic at the Jinnah international airport here. Some unnamed officials in the Civil Aviation Authority and Pakistan International Airlines admitted that initial reaction to the terrorist attacks had...
  • Pakistan: Karachi airport targeted for second time in 48 hours 10-06-2014 09:40 PM

    The Karachi airport was targeted for the second time in 48 hours on Tuesday. Heavily armed terrorists attacked a training camp of the Airport Security Force located close to the airport but this time fled the scene after a brief exchange of fire. There were no casualties. ...
  • Pakistan: Terrorists flee after attacking Karachi Airport Security Forces camp 10-06-2014 01:14 PM

    Karachi: A group of terrorists launched yet another daring attack at Pakistan's Karachi airport on Tuesday and fled after a fierce gunbattle with security forces. The attackers targeted the Airport Security Forces (ASF) camp in Karachi. While Pakistani Interior Minister claimed that five people had been killed in the latest...
  • Air strikes kills 15 terrorists in Pakistan 10-06-2014 11:09 AM

    ISLAMABAD: At least 15 terrorists were killed today when Pakistani fighter jets pounded targets in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, a day after a brazen Taliban assault on Karachi airport. The early morning air strikes were launched at Taliban hideouts in Tirah valley of Khyber tribal agency. A military official said...
  • Karachi airport reopens to passengers after terrorist attack 10-06-2014 07:33 AM

    Islamabad: The Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan's Karachi reopened to passengers on Monday afternoon following Sunday night's terrorist attack in which 19 people were killed and 25 others injured, local officials said. Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in its statement, said the airport was reopened to passengers after the security...
  • Pakistani Taliban attacks Karachi airport, 30 dead 09-06-2014 11:58 PM

    Karachi: After a 13-hour intense gun battle, the brazen attack on Karachi international airport by Taliban militants disguised as security forces ended today, leaving 30 people dead, including all the 10 terrorists who were planning for a lengthy siege of the key facility. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle 09-06-2014 10:24 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Has Pakistan paid a heavy price for failing to rein in terror groups? 09-06-2014 10:10 PM

    Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest Karachi airport on Sunday and at least 28 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. ...
  • News 360: Search operation still on in Manali dam tragedy 09-06-2014 08:59 PM

    With little hope of survival, authorities are looking for 22 people out of 26 who went missing from the Pandoh dam when officials of a dam upstream released water without prior notice on Sunday. The bodies of four students have been recovered so far while 22 students, a faculty member...
  • Do these Google Maps satellite images actually show a plane blown up to pieces at Karachi Airport? 09-06-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday was attacked by Taliban militants and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle. While the Pakistan authorities state that no planes were damaged during the attack, Google Maps satellite images show an airplane in the parking bay blown to...
  • Pakistani Taliban attack airport in Karachi, 27 dead 09-06-2014 04:51 PM

    Islamabad: Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, all but...
  • Pakistan terror attack: Security forces kill all terrorists, clear Karachi airport 09-06-2014 09:28 AM

    Karachi: Pakistan Army and security forces killed all the terrorists and cleared Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Monday morning after several hours of fierce gunbattle. The final operation to neutralise a few holed up terrorists was launched by the Pakistan Rangers headed by an Army General. According to Geo News...
  • Karachi airport attacked, Pakistan Army says 23 people including 10 terrorists killed 09-06-2014 12:32 AM

    Karachi: At least 23 people including all the 10 terrorists, who had attacked Pakistan's Karachi airport on the intervening night of June 8 and 9, have been killed, according to the Pakistani Army. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday night. A...
  • Karachi shutdown over arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain 04-06-2014 04:38 PM

    Karachi: Commercial activities in Pakistan's financial hub remained at a standstill on Wednesday as fear and tension continued to grip the city after the arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain in London on charges of money laundering. As Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) supporters and workers continued to hold protests and...
  • Thousands rally in Pakistan's Karachi as party chief held 03-06-2014 11:36 PM

    Karachi: The powerful exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party, Altaf Hussain, was arrested in London Tuesday on suspicion of money-laundering as thousands of people in his home city of Karachi staged a rally calling for his release. For over two decades, Hussain has wielded effective control over the metropolis from...
  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application 23-04-2014 06:10 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf will have to wait for two weeks to learn if he will be allowed to go abroad to visit his ailing mother after a court on Wednesday adjourned the case till May 7. Musharraf, who is in Karachi for medical treatment and to...
  • 'Karachi, You're Killing Me' describes extremes of Pakistan 21-04-2014 06:44 PM

    There are very few satirical writers left in the world, I think. Or maybe I have not heard enough of them. So when I stumble on something interesting - satirical, with a good plot and hilarious at the same time, I know that I have struck gold. For a reader,...
  • Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir attacked near Karachi airport 19-04-2014 06:26 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, who faced threats from Taliban and other terror groups, was on Saturday shot at in Karachi by four unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen near a bridge on way to his office. Mir, 47, sustained bullet injuries after he was shot at three times near...
  • UN workers kidnapped in Pakistan 19-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Karachi: Two local workers of the United Nations are suspected to have been kidnapped from Gulshan-e-Maymar area here, police said. The two workers, Sami Nawaz and Farrukh Saleem, went missing on Friday night while returning from a water theme park at super highway near Gulshan-e-Maymar. "We are investigating the matter...
  • IM operative Waqas tells how he became a terrorist, planned for blasts 24-03-2014 09:14 PM

    New Delhi: Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas claims to have been motivated very early and wanted to participate in jehadi activities. In 2009, he met LeT recruiter Taj Mohammed. Then 21 year old Waqas told him that he wanted to get trained and fight for jehad in Kashmir. But Taj wasn't interested....
  • Temples, gurdwaras targeted in Pakistan over alleged blasphemy 17-03-2014 05:07 PM

    Karachi: Angry mob attempted to set ablaze Hindu temples and Sikh gurdwaras in a southwestern Pakistan province over alleged desecration of a holy book in Sindh, local media reported on Sunday. Security personnel in the restive Balochistan province ensured that no damage was done to religious places belonging to the...
  • Mumbai least expensive major city for expatriates, says report 04-03-2014 06:05 PM

    Singapore has outstripped Tokyo as the world's most expensive city for expatriates, according to annual rankings by the Economist Intelligence Unit released on Tuesday. Mumbai was the least expensive major city in which to live, partly due to government subsidies on some products and low local wages. The Indian financial...