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  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks case: Defence lawyers oppose 'videolink' trial in Pakistan September 17, 2014

    Lahore: Defence lawyers in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday opposed the plea before a Pakistani antiterrorism court to hold the trial of the seven accused through a videolink or allow witnesses to submit their recorded statements. In the last hearing, the prosecution lawyers had filed an application in the...
  • Pakistan court requested to hold 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial by videolink September 10, 2014

    Lahore: Prosecution lawyers today filed an application in a Pakistani antiterrorism court requesting it to conduct the trial of the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case through videolink. The prosecution lawyers filed the application in the AntiTerrorism Court in Rawalpindi, urging it to hold the trial through videolink, sources...
  • Pakistani security forces nab three terrorists August 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani security forces on Sunday nabbed three terrorists in Rawalpindi city, an official said. The terrorists were trying to board a train for Lahore from Chaklala Railway Station when they were arrested on a tipoff. A security official said that two suicide jackets and explosives were recovered from the three...
  • Pak: 3 killed, 14 injured in blast outside Imambargah December 18, 2013

    Islamabad: At least three persons, including a subinspector, on Tuesday were killed and another 14 injured critically in a suicide blast outside an Imambargah in the Pakistani garrison city of Rawalpindi. The blast took place in the parking lot outside the Imambargah, or Shia prayer hall, in Gracy lane near...
  • Pakistan: Girls' school gets threat from Taliban, security tightened October 21, 2013

    Security was tightened around a government girls' school in Rawalpindi after a letter allegedly sent by the Pakistani Taliban warned that it would be blown up if it is not shut down, a media report said on Monday. The onepage handwritten letter was found on the premises of the building by...
  • Mumbai terror attack: Pak ready to send 26/11 judicial panel to India next month August 22, 2013

    Pakistan is ready to send for the second time a judicial commission to India next month to cross examine the witnesses of Mumbai terror attack to take the case forward in Rawalpindi court. Islamabad has conveyed to New Delhi that the Pakistani judicial commission is ready to come early September for...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf trial adjourned till Aug 20 August 6, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf failed to appear before an antiterrorism court on Tuesday due to "security reasons" for his trial in the assassination case of former premier Benazir Bhutto, prompting the judge to adjourn the hearing till August 20. Musharraf, who had been summoned to face charges of...
  • Pakistan: Musharraf to be indicted in Benazir murder case August 6, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is expected to be indicted in the Benazir Bhutto murder case later on Tuesday. An antiterrorism court in Rawalpindi had named Musharraf in the case in February 2011, and in August the same year he was declared a proclaimed offender. The Rawalpindi antiterrorism court...
  • Musharraf to be charged with Bhutto's murder on August 6 July 30, 2013

    Former Pakistani military rulerPervez Musharraf will be charged with criminal conspiracy andmurder of exPrime Minister Benazir Bhutto on August 6, evenas his bail plea in the Akbar Bugti killing case was rejected on Tuesday. Musharraf was produced in an antiterrorism court inRawalpindi amidst tight security for today's hearing in theBhutto assassination...
  • Pakistan: Man buries pet dog near graveyard, arrested February 19, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani police arrested a man in the garrison city of Rawalpindi for trying to bury his dog near a graveyard, according to a media report on Sunday. The man, who was not identified, was arrested under a provision of the Pakistan Penal Code related to trespassing burial places even...
  • Pak 26/11 trial: Photographic proof of terror camps presented December 9, 2012

    New Delhi: A PTI report has claimed that Pakistani investigators have presented photographic evidence of the LeT training camps in Sindh and of the motorboat used by the ten terrorists who struck Mumbai on November 26, 2008, in the antiterrorism court conducting the trial of the 26/11 attacks. The Federal Investigation...
  • Pakistan: 14 people killed in four blasts November 22, 2012

    Karachi/Islamabad: At least 14 people were killed and dozens more injured in four terror attacks across Pakistan on Wednesday, including bombings outside Shia prayer halls in Karachi and Rawalpindi. The blasts came on the eve of the Developing Eight summit, which brings together Egypt, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and...
  • Kayani meets Malala, doctors say her condition stabilising October 12, 2012

    A 14yearold girl who risked her life so she and her peers could attend school in Pakistan's Swat Valley is recovering from a gunshot wound has been moved to a military hospital in Rawalpindi. Doctors say Malala Yousufzai's condition is now stable. While doctors have removed the bullet from her head...
  • Pak: Malala still critical, airlifted to Rawalpindi October 11, 2012

    Islamabad: Teenage rights activist Malala Yousufzai, still critical after being shot in the head by the Taliban, was on Thursday airlifted to Pakistan's top army hospital in Rawalpindi for better postsurgery care as special prayers were offered across the nation for her quick recovery. Fourteenyearold Malala, who was shot in...
  • 26/11: Trial of suspects to begin today in Pak April 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The trial of the seven Pakistani suspects, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, charged with involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks is set to take place on Saturday in Islamabad. The prosecutors will submit a report on the Pakistan judicial commission's visit to India. The antiterrorism court, which is conducting...
  • The aircraft was at a very low altitude: Pak Defence Minister April 20, 2012

    Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar said the authorities are trying to retrieve the black box of the Boeing 737 aircraft. ...
  • Plane with 127 on board crashes near Islamabad April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A civilian plane crashed in the outskirts of the Pakistani capital of Islamabad near Chaklala airbase due to bad weather and all 127 people on board the flight are feared dead. The Bhoja Airlines213, a domestic carrier that has just four planes and only resumed operations last month...
  • Will arrest Musharraf on his arrival: Prosecutor January 7, 2012

    Islamabad: Former President Pervez Musharraf will be arrested on his arrival in Pakistan as a court conducting the trial of those charged with involvement in the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto has declared him a fugitive,a prosecutor said on Saturday. Musharraf is a "proclaimed offender" or a fugitive who will...
  • Attempt to break into Pak's ISI office foiled May 30, 2011

    Islamabad: Two armed men tried to sneak into the premises of Pakistan's spy agency ISI near the official residences of senior Army officers in the garrison city of Rawalpindi but were their attempt was foiled by a vigilant security guard, according to media reports on Monday. The reports said the...
  • Musharraf blames Benazir for her death September 30, 2010

    London: Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf blamed Benazir Bhutto of negligence that led to her death, saying he has "no regrets" about the security provided to the former premier on the day of her assassination. "There was adequate security provided but security in our environment (Pakistan) is, I would say, never...
  • Pakistan court dismisses Lakhvi's bail plea August 30, 2010

    Islamabad: A Pakistani antiterrorism court conducting the trial of seven suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks, dismissed a bail petition filed by LashkereTaiba operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi on Monday. Judge Malik Muhammad Akram Awan of the Rawalpindibased antiterrorism dismissed Lakhvi's bail application on the ground that it could...
  • At least 39 killed in blast near Pak's military HQ December 4, 2009

    Rawalpindi (Pakistan): Terrorists hurled hand grenades then fired on a mosque near Pakistan's military headquarters after Friday prayers, killing at least 39 people, rescue services said. The mosque is frequented by military officials in Rawalpindi. A helicopter hovered over the scene, apparently searching for terrorists who may have fled after the...
  • Suicide bomber kills 34, injures many in Pak town November 2, 2009

    New Delhi: Three weeks ago they brazenly targeted army headquarters in Rawalpindi, and on Monday, they returned to the garrison town. A suicide bomber on a motorbike set himself off, killing 36, near the National Bank as serving and retired army personnel were entering to draw salaries and pensions. The attack...
  • 34 dead, dozens injured in Rawalpindi suicide blast November 2, 2009

    Rawalpindi: At least 34 people were killed on Monday when a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle triggered a powerful explosion close to a luxury hotel and a bank in Rawalpindi. The blast occurred barely 500 metres from the Pakistani Army Headquarters, which had come under Taliban attack last month. The massive...
  • No India hand in Army HQ attack: Pak Minister October 12, 2009

    Islamabad: One of the terrorists involved in attack on Pakistani Army headquarters on Saturday could have been a former armyman. CNNIBN Deputy Foreign Affairs Editor Suhasini Haidar spoke to Pakistan's Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira on whether Army headquarters attack might have been an inside job. "We can't say that it is...
  • Hostage crisis ends at Pakistan army HQ, 25 freed October 11, 2009

    Rawalpindi: Pakistani commandos stormed a building near army headquarters on Sunday and freed 25 hostages being held there by suspected Taliban terrorists, ending violence that began a day earlier, a military spokesman said. Three hostages, two commandos and four of the gunmen were killed, said the spokesman, Major General Athar...
  • Terrorists still holed up in Pak army HQ, hostages taken October 10, 2009

    New Delhi: Long after Pakistani authorities declared the operation over for the terrorist attacks in the Pakistani Army Headquarters building in Rawalpindi on Saturday afternoon, reports say more than two terrorist are still present inside the building, holding at least 15 people hostage. Security personnel have surrounded the area and...
  • Watch: Live coverage of Pak army HQ attack October 10, 2009

    Soldiers guarding Pakistan's army headquarters opened fire at a suspected suicide bomber in a vehicle on Saturday, a security official and media said. ...
  • Six killed, 25 hurt in Pakistan suicide bomb attack July 2, 2009

    Rawalpindi (Pakistan): Six people were killed and 25 injured in a suicide bomb attack that ripped through a crowded market in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city, media reports said on Thursday. The blast took place in Chauhar Chowk of Rawalpindi, Geo News reported. According to preliminary reports, a motorist rammed into a bus parked...