KARACHI

  • Shoaib Malik relieved his bowling action not reported November 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik has heaved a sigh of relief after the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that his bowling action has not been reported by the match officials during a recent game in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. "Malik's action was scrutinised by the umpires and the match referee during a...
  • Pakistan: Bilawal Bhutto holds first public rally in Karachi October 18, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan People's Party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday held his first public rally here, launching his political career in a big way. Around 40,000 persons were deployed to provide security cover for the rally at the Bagh-e-Jinnah adjacent to the Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum in Karachi keeping in view the...
  • Karachi, Pakistan's largest city thirsts for a water supply August 24, 2014

    Karachi: On the outskirts of the slums of Pakistan's biggest city, protesters burning tires and throwing stones have what sounds like a simple demand: They want water at least once a week. But that's anything but in Karachi, where people go days without getting water from city trucks, sometimes forcing them...
  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Three Pakistani policemen killed in attack July 7, 2014

    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 June 23, 2014

    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 June 13, 2014

    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 "geostrategic curse". ...
  • Panel formed to investigate Karachi airport attacks June 12, 2014

    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 Karachi's Jinnah...
  • Feared Uzbek jihadists behind deadly Pakistan airport attack June 12, 2014

    Islamabad: In a commandostyle 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 the...
  • Pakistan Military presents options to PM Nawaz Sharif to deal with Taliban June 11, 2014

    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 highlevel meeting on Tuesday...
  • A look at the history of terrorism in Pakistan June 11, 2014

    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 what...
  • Veteran Baluch Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri leader dies June 11, 2014

    Veteran Baluch nationalist leader,Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri passed away at a hospital in Karachi. The 86yearold 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 Baluch separatist organisation...
  • Terror attack could negatively affect air traffic in Karachi June 11, 2014

    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...
  • Ground report from Karachi Airport during the 2nd terror attack June 11, 2014

    The Pakistan Taliban launched a second strike in Karachi on Tuesday attacking a security camp near the airport. The attack came right after the 12 hour siege at the Karachi airport on Sunday night. ...
  • Pakistan: Karachi airport targeted for second time in 48 hours June 10, 2014

    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 June 10, 2014

    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 attack,...
  • Air strikes kills 15 terrorists in Pakistan June 10, 2014

    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 that nine hideouts of...
  • Karachi airport reopens to passengers after terrorist attack June 10, 2014

    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 forces...
  • Pakistani Taliban attacks Karachi airport, 30 dead June 9, 2014

    Karachi: After a 13hour 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 TehreekeTaliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 9, 2014

    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? June 9, 2014

    Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest Karachi airport on Sunday and at least 28 people were killed in a nightlong battle at one of the country's most highprofile targets. ...
  • News 360: Search operation still on in Manali dam tragedy June 9, 2014

    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? June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday was attacked by Taliban militants and at least 27 people were killed in a nightlong 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 June 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Taliban militants disguised as security forces stormed Pakistan's busiest airport on Sunday and at least 27 people were killed in a nightlong battle at one of the country's most highprofile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, all but destroys...
  • Pakistan terror attack: Security forces kill all terrorists, clear Karachi airport June 9, 2014

    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 at...
  • Karachi airport attacked, Pakistan Army says 23 people including 10 terrorists killed June 9, 2014

    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. TehreekeTaliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday night. A Pakistan...
  • Karachi shutdown over arrest of MQM chief Altaf Hussain June 4, 2014

    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 sitins...
  • Thousands rally in Pakistan's Karachi as party chief held June 3, 2014

    Karachi: The powerful exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party, Altaf Hussain, was arrested in London Tuesday on suspicion of moneylaundering 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 his...
  • Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application April 23, 2014

    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 visit...
  • 'Karachi, You're Killing Me' describes extremes of Pakistan April 21, 2014

    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,...