Pakistani

  • Gunmen kidnap 100 villagers in northwest Pakistan: government 13-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Peshawar: Gunmen stormed a village gathering in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said. Officials said they suspected that the gunmen are Taliban who attacked because the villagers supported the government. Three local government officials told Reuters that the gunmen had initially taken around...
  • Jajmau: Pak woman held in Kanpur for overstay 31-03-2014 04:03 PM

    An elderly Pakistani woman has been arrested for allegedly overstaying in the country after expiry of her visa and submitting fake documents for visa extension, police said on Monday. 70-year-old Surya Khatoon belongs to Karachi and was living in the city even after her visa had expired, they said. She...
  • Kejriwal frowns at Modi for 'AK49', 'Pakistani agent' jibe 26-03-2014 06:28 PM

    Hitting back at Narendra Modi for his 'AK49' and 'Pakistani agent' jibe at him, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal said, on Wednesday, that such comments do not suit a prime ministerial candidate. Interacting with reporters at Kardhana village here, Kejriwal, who announced his candidature against Modi on Tuesday, said, "He (Modi)...
  • Lalu will become political refugee after LS polls: Nand Kishore Yadav 24-03-2014 08:26 PM

    BJP on Monday flayed Lalu Prasad for calling LK Advani a "Pakistani refugee" and said the RJD leader would himself become a "political refugee" after his party's "humiliating" defeat in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. "Lalu Prasad seems to be in awe of using the word refugee nowdays... He called...
  • Kashmir students in Meerut in trouble after cheering Pak cricketers 06-03-2014 11:31 PM

    New Delhi: A group of Kashmiri university students who cheered for Pakistan during a cricket match against India have been charged with disturbing communal harmony, police in Uttar Pradesh said on Thursday. Cricket games between rivals India and Pakistan tend to be high-voltage events, played out in a charged atmosphere...
  • Drop war, play cricket: Pakistani minister to Taliban 24-02-2014 08:30 PM

    Pakistan Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday invited the Pakistani Taliban to play cricket, adding members of the militant group were avid viewers of cricket matches. Khan told reporters while attending an event that the approach of militants playing cricket would bear positive results, reported Dawn online. The...
  • Pakistani Taliban say government must embrace Islamic law 22-02-2014 11:35 PM

    The Pakistani Taliban told the government there was no chance of peace in the country unless Pakistan changed its political and legal system and officially embraced Islamic law. The government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants to find a negotiated settlement to years of fighting with the militants but talks...
  • Suspected Pakistani intruder nabbed at Indo-Pak border in Sri Ganganagar 22-02-2014 07:25 AM

    BSF on Friday nabbed a suspected Pakistani intruder along the Indo-Pak border in Anoopgarh sector in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan. The 50-year-old suspected Pakistani national was caught by BSF troops, who later handed him over to Gharsana Police for further interrogation, officials said. ...
  • US consulate employee shot dead in Pakistan 10-02-2014 11:28 PM

    A Pakistani employee in the US consulate was shot dead on Monday by unidentified gunmen here in this Pakistani northwest city. Faisal Saeed, 33, was killed while he was coming out of his house in Gulbahar Colony, police sources said. Saeed was employed at the US consulate in Peshawar. Further...
  • Shabana Azmi wants to work in a Pakistani film 10-02-2014 04:28 PM

    Karachi: Veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi says she would definitely think about working in a Pakistani film if a good script came her way. The 63-year-old actress is in the city to attend the ongoing Sindh Festival on a special invite from Bilawal Bhutto, the Chairperson of the Pakistan Peoples...
  • Pakistan's caged social media

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to...

  • Shiv Sena workers protest against Pak band at Mumbai press club 04-02-2014 03:28 PM

    Mumbai: Nearly 50-70 workers of the Shiv Sena barged inside the Mumbai Press Club on Tuesday where a Pakistani band was holding a press conference and shouted slogans against them. The sloganeering Shiv Sena activists demanded that Pakistani Sufi band Mekaal Hasan be sent back. "No Pakistani individual or group...
  • I have quit showbiz industry, won't do Indian films: Veena Malik 28-01-2014 12:57 PM

    Lahore/Karachi: Pakistani actress Veena Malik has announced she is quitting commercial films and will only take part in projects with religious and social messages as an Islamic cleric has changed her life completely. "I have quit the show-biz industry. From now onwards, I will not perform in Pakistani and Indian...
  • Indian woman travels to Pakistan with fake passport to meet 'lover' 17-01-2014 05:02 PM

    Lahore: An Indian woman was deported from the airport here when she flew in from Doha using a fake Pakistani passport to meet a man she had fallen in love with after meeting on a social networking website. Nagita Ramesh, who is in her twenties and hails from Gujarat state,...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf unlikely to appear before court today 16-01-2014 09:30 AM

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf is unlikely to appear on Thursday before the special court to face high treason charges against him, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Musharraf's lawyer Ahmad Raza Kasuri said the doctors have not yet declared his client fit, Geo News reported. He said Musharraf could...
  • Don't certify Indian films, says Pakistani court 21-12-2013 07:44 AM

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Friday restrained the censor board from issuing certificates for the exhibition of Indian films in the country, a media report said. Lahore High Court justice Khalid Mahmood Khan issued the order saying that the Federal Film Censor Board should stop issuing certificates to films made...
  • Pakistan postpones hearing on 26/11 case to December 4 27-11-2013 08:45 PM

    Islamabad: The hearing in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case in Pakistan against seven accused, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was on Wednesday postponed to December 4 after the prosecution team failed to turn up. A witness was scheduled to be cross-examined on Wednesday. "The hearing was postponed after the...
  • Pakistani TV channels fined Rs 1 crore for excessive Indian content 18-11-2013 02:31 PM

    Islamabad: Ten entertainment television channels in Pakistan have been slapped with Rs 1 crore fine for airing excessive Indian and foreign content, a media report said on Monday. Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority imposed the fine on the channels and issued warning letters to them to desist from such practice...
  • J&K: BSF arrests Pakistani infiltrator in Arnia 15-11-2013 01:10 PM

    A Pakistani was arrested on Thursday by the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) after he infiltrated into the Indian side of the border in Jammu and Kashmir. A senior police officer told IANS that Muhammad Akmal, 25, was arrested by BSF troopers in Arnia area of RS Pura sector in...
  • Pakistani Taliban deputy chief Haqqani to head operations: Sources 14-11-2013 05:39 PM

    Pakistani Taliban deputy leader Sheikh Khalid Haqqani is expected to lead the group's operations despite Mullah Fazlullah's appointment as the new chief of the banned organisation, a media report said on Thursday. Haqqani, who hails from Swabi district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, will act as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) functional head and...
  • Pakistani Taliban names Mullha Fazlullah as its new leader 08-11-2013 06:23 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban announced on Friday they would orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader. The rise of Fazlullah, known for his fierce Islamist views and rejection of peace talks, by the Taliban shura, or leadership council,...
  • Man who ordered attack on Malala elected new chief of Pakistani Taliban 07-11-2013 07:39 PM

    The Pakistani Taliban elected Mullah Fazlullah, the commander whose men shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012, as their new leader on Wednesday, dampening expectations of any peace deal between the insurgents and the government. The election of Fazlullah, known for his hardline Islamist views and rejection of peace talks, follows...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites 04-11-2013 07:57 PM

    A photograph purportedly released, on Monday, by the Pakistani Taliban shows its slain chief Hakimullah Mehsud after he was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan region. The photo, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed, shows Mehsud lying on a white sheet with bloodstains on his face....
  • 'Lambi Judai' singer Reshma passes away 03-11-2013 09:35 AM

    Islamabad: Renowned Pakistani folk singer Reshma, who was suffering from throat cancer for a long time, died in Lahore Sunday morning, hospital sources said. Reshma was in coma for a month, Geo TV quoted hospital sources as saying. Born in Bikaner in India's Rajasthan state to a Banjara family around...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge 02-11-2013 06:37 PM

    Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge. The Pakistani government denounced the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud as a US bid to derail planned...
  • Ceasefire violations by Pak in 2013 highest in 8 years 02-11-2013 09:15 AM

    Ceasefire violations by Pakistan at the Line of Control in 2013 was the highest in eight years. In the month of October alone there were 25 violations by the Pakistani troops. ...
  • US drone kills head of the Pakistani Taliban, say sources 01-11-2013 10:38 PM

    Islamabad: A US drone strike in Pakistan killed the head of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, security sources told Reuters, the latest in a series of blows to Pakistan's most feared militant group. Hakimullah Mehsud has been reported dead several times before. But late on Friday, several intelligence, army and...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire, fires on forward areas along LoC 29-10-2013 12:31 PM

    Pakistani Army on Tuesday again violated the ceasefire by firing on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate. Pakistani troops opened fire with automatic weapons and small arms on forward areas along LoC in Gambhir area in Bhimbher Gali sub-sectors from...
  • Ram Gopal Varma watches pirated version of 'Waar', apologises on Twitter 28-10-2013 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma recently praised Pakistani movie 'Waar', but confessed that he saw it on pirated DVD. "For those asking how I got to see 'Waar', I must confess and apologize that I saw pirated (DVD) as I was unable to resist after hearing about it from...
  • BSF kills 3 Pakistani smugglers at Attari border 26-10-2013 09:49 AM

    Amritsar: The Border Security Force on Saturday killed three Pakistani smugglers at Attari border as they were trying to sneak into Indian territory, BSF officials said. The Pakistani intruders were shot dead at Mullapur village during the cross firing with night patrolling party of BSF. The three intruders opened fire...