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  • Nepal earthquake: First baby born in field hospital named Lahore 5 days ago

    Kathmandu: The first baby born in a field hospital set up in Kathmandu by Pakistan Army in quake-hit Nepal has been named after the city of Lahore, Pakistani officials said on Friday. "Both baby and mother are in good health," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said. This is the first...
  • Zimbabwe confirms Pakistan tour 6 days ago

    The international cricket hiatus in Pakistan is set to end as Zimbabwe on Thursday confirmed its decision to tour the cricket-deprived nation in May. Since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009, no Full ICC Member nation has toured the country considering it a security risk to...
  • Pakistan frees 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi: Should India call off all ties with Pakistan? April 10, 2015

    Terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba commander and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi walked out of Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on late Thursday night leading to protests by Indian leaders. ...
  • Pakistan blames India for 'inordinate delay' in Mumbai attacks trial April 10, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday blamed India for "inordinate delay" in extending cooperation in the 2008 Mumbai attacks trial, saying it complicated the case of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and weakened the prosecution, leading to the release of the LeT operations commander. "As I had mentioned earlier also, inordinate delay in extending cooperation...
  • Breaking Toons: 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi walks out of Pakistan jail April 10, 2015

    Terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba commander and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi walked out of Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on late Thursday night leading to protests by Indian leaders. ...
  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi release proves Pakistan not serious about fighting terror: BJP April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Friday slammed Pakistan for the release of Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, saying it has not fought the war against terror "seriously" and that the development has made it clear it is not very keen on establishing its credentials on fighting terror. "In the release of...
  • LeT's Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, who planned 26/11 Mumbai attacks, walks out of Pakistan jail April 10, 2015

    Islamabad: Terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba commander and 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi walked out of Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on late Thursday night leading to protests by Indian leaders. The Lahore High Court had ordered government of Pakistan to immediately release Lakhvi from detention. Justice Muhammad Anwarul Haq of Lahore...
  • We want to improve ties, but Pakistan must cooperate against terror: Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said India is disappointed with the Lahore High Court order declaring Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's detention illegal. ...
  • Pakistan must ensure Lakhvi does not come out of jail: India April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday reacted strongly to a Pakistani court's order to release 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi terming it as an "extremely disappointing development" and asked Islamabad to immediately ensure that he does not come out of jail. "This is an extremely disappointing development. Pakistan must...
  • People say we have Utopian and unrealistic ideas about Indo-Pak relations, says Imran Zahid April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Traversing the lanes of Lahore when he first visited Pakistan in 2014 made Indian actor Imran Zahid reminiscent of old Delhi. And, on his just-concluded visit to Karachi, where he performed in the play 'Daddy', he was all smiles to see Pakistani audiences being moved to tears. He...
  • There are only two parties, no place for third in resolving Indo-Pak issue: Ministry of External Affairs March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Giving no importance to the invitation extended to separatist leaders for celebration of Pakistan National Day in Delhi, the Ministry of External Affairs claimed that there are only two parties when it comes to a resolution on Indo-Pak issues. "The government of India prefer to speak for itself....
  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to remain in jail, court rejects plea against detention March 20, 2015

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Friday dismissed the plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi against his detention under a public security act, keeping the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack in jail till April. Lahore High Court (LHC) judge Mahmood Maqbool Bajwa dismissed 55-year-old Lakhvi's plea against his detention under Maintenance of...
  • Twin bombings at churches in Pakistan kill 14, wound 78 March 16, 2015

    Lahore: Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 14 people and wounded nearly 80 during Sunday services, and witnesses said quick action by a security guard prevented many more deaths. A Pakistani Taliban splinter group claimed responsibility. Islamist terrorists in Pakistan have attacked Christians and other religious minorities...
  • Pope Francis condemns the attack on two churches in Pakistan March 15, 2015

    Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the attack on two churches of Lahore in which at least 15 persons were killed and 78 others injured, While addressing in the Vatican City Pope said, "With pain and great sorrow, I learned of the terrorist attacks today against two churches in the city...
  • Pope says feels great pain over Pakistan church attacks March 15, 2015

    Rome: Pope Francis said he felt great pain over bomb attacks outside two churches in Pakistan on Sunday, departing from scripted remarks in his customary address to decry "persecution" of Christians. "These are Christian churches. Christians are persecuted, our brothers spill their blood simply because they are Christians," the pontiff said...
  • 15 dead, 78 injured in suicide attack on packed churches in Pakistan March 15, 2015

    Lahore: At least 15 persons were killed and 78 others injured when Taliban suicide attackers targeted two packed churches during mass in Pakistan's biggest Christian neighbourhood in Lahore, the capital of Punjab. The attackers targeted Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church in Youhanabad area during Sunday mass, causing stampede as panicked...
  • World Cup: Petition filed against Pakistan's poor performance February 24, 2015

    Lahore High Court (LHC) Monday admitted a petition against the poor performance of the Pakistani team during the ongoing World Cup. The team has lost both their matches so far, the first was to India and the second to the West Indies. The petitioner has named Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Cricket...
  • Pakistan: 8 killed in suicide bomb attack near Lahore Police Lines February 17, 2015

    Lahore: Eight people have been killed and several others have been injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Police Lines in Lahore's Qila Gujjar Singh area on Tuesday. According to preliminary reports, the blast took place in a vehicle parked in the area. Several vehicles parked near the...
  • Pakistan-India Dosti bus service restricted to Wagah border January 7, 2015

    Lahore: For the first time since the Pak-India Dosti bus service was launched between New Delhi and Lahore, Pakistan has restricted its entry here and Nankana Sahib cities, citing increased "terror threats". The Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation has said the Pak-India Dosti bus service will now on be operated only...
  • Nawaz Sharif vows to rid Pakistan of terrorism, says will march ahead than any of the world powers January 1, 2015

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that his government has taken concrete measures to address the challenge of terrorism as he vowed to rid Pakistan of terrorism. "In our resolve to rid the country of terrorism, we will march further than any of the world powers," Sharif said...
  • DTC increases fare of Delhi-Lahore bus service by 60 per cent November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Travelling to Pakistan by road has now got costlier with the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC), which operates the Delhi-Lahore bus service, increasing the fare by a steep 60 per cent after a gap of almost seven years. Now, one has to shell out Rs 2400 for a one...
  • Lahore HC trashes plea to stop screening of Indian film November 13, 2014

    Islamabad: A judge has dismissed a petition challenging the exhibition of an Indian film in Pakistani cinemas, media reported Thursday. Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza of the Lahore High Court Wednesday held that if the petitioner had any objection to the screening of the Indian film "Haider", he should approach the censor...
  • US offers help to Pakistan to probe Wagah Border terror attack November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: The US on Monday offered to provide any assistance to Pakistan to track down the perpetrators behind the "senseless" terrorist attack at Wagah Border that killed at least 61 people. Condemning the horrific suicide attack as a "senseless terrorist act", Ambassador Richard Olson said it demonstrates terrorists' blatant disregard for...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks case: First hearing under new judge held in Pakistan October 29, 2014

    Lahore: The first hearing under the eighth anti-terrorism court judge appointed to conduct the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks took place on Wednesday with three witnesses deposing in the case. The three witnesses were produced in court in connection with Ajmal Kasab's statement and...
  • Pakistan court admits petition seeking PM Sharif's disqualification October 21, 2014

    Lahore: A petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on money laundering charges has been admitted by a court for hearing, 23 years after it was filed. A Lahore High Court comprising Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh yesterday admitted the petition after listening...
  • PCB takes 'Lion's share' out of CLT20 appearance fee for Lahore October 16, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken close to 60 percent of the appearance money earned by the Lahore Lions team during the recently concluded Champions League T20 in India paying Mohammad Hafeez and Co only USD 100,000 out of the USD 500,000 for their hardwork. According to reliable sources, the...
  • Pakistan Hindus demand dual voting rights for non-Muslims October 14, 2014

    Lahore: A leading Hindu organisation in Pakistan on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding the government and all political parties to bring a constitutional amendment allowing non-Muslims to cast dual vote to elect their representative of national and provincial assemblies. They also demanded increase in the number of reserved seats for Hindu...
  • CLT20:Perth Scorchers beat Lahore Lions, Chennai Super Kings reach semis September 30, 2014

    Bangalore: Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh not just stopped Lahore Lions from making it to the semi-finals of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 with a three-wicket win in their last group match on Tuesday but also paved the way for Chennai Super Kings' entry into the last-four stage. Marsh scored an unbeaten...
  • As it happened: Perth Scorchers vs Lahore Lions, CLT20 Match 19 September 30, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After registering a win against Dolphins in the last encounter, Pakistan champions Lahore Lions will go for the kill to qualify for the semi-final when they lock horns against a formidable Perth Scorchers. With reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders already...