Pakistan Government

  • 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...
  • IMF agrees to give Pak USD 5.3 bln loan to boost growth 05-07-2013 07:00 AM

    Islamabad: The International Monetary Fund on Thursday agreed to extend a USD 5.3 billion three-year loan facility to Pakistan to boost the country's foreign exchange reserves, fight an acute energy crisis, and prop up a sliding currency. Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Head of the IMF Mission Jeffrey Franks...
  • PML-N to try Musharraf for treason: Sharif's aide 28-05-2013 11:05 AM

    Lahore: The incoming PML-N government is ready to hold the trial of former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf over charges of treason, a party leader said on Tuesday. The caretaker government that conducted the May 11 polls had refused to initiate proceedings against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution...
  • Punjab: Sarbjit Singh's ashes immersed in Beas River 06-05-2013 02:15 AM

    Amritsar: Ashes of Sarabjit Singh, who died after being brutally assaulted in a Pakistani jail, were on Sunday immersed in the Beas river at Goindwal Sahib in the neighbouring Tarn Taran district, as hundreds of people bade adieu to him with tearful eyes. Dalbir Kaur, the sister of Sarabjit, confirming...
  • Pak govt killed Sarabjit, alleges his former jail inmate 05-05-2013 06:20 PM

    Mumbai: It is not destiny, but the Pakistan government which claimed the life of Sarabjit Singh, according to a resident of Ahmednagar, who spent time with him in Lahore jail, and was released in 2012. "Sarabjit was homesick. He longed to return to India," Bhanudas Karale, who was released from...
  • Pak govt to dissolve National Assembly before Mar 16 18-01-2013 09:16 AM

    The government also agreed that the caretaker administration would be chosen in consultation with all parties. ...
  • Pakistan battles political crisis as SC orders PM's arrest 15-01-2013 11:50 PM

    The Pakistan Supreme Court ordered the arrest of Prime Minister Raja Ashraf for allegedly receiving bribes in power projects. ...
  • Pak suspends mobile phone services to prevent attacks 23-11-2012 06:48 PM

    Karachi: Alarmed by the recent terror attacks on Shia processions by Taliban, Pakistan on Friday shut down the mobile phone network in Karachi, Quetta and some other cities as a part of security measures for this weekend, which is the climax of the holy month of Muharram. Mobile phone services...
  • I am fine, will return to Pakistan soon: Zardari 10-12-2011 11:27 AM

    Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he is completely alright and will return to Pakistan soon. A television anchor who spoke to him quoted the president as saying that many of his enemies did not want him to return to his country. "They think that I have fled...
  • Is the Pakistan government a puppet? 09-05-2011 10:11 PM

    In conversation with former envoy to India Aziz Ahmed Khan and political analyst Ayesha Siddiqua after Pakistan PM Yousuf Raza Gilani addressed the nation on the Osama bin Laden killing which took place on May 2. ...
  • Pak govt in crisis as key ally MQM pulls out 03-01-2011 08:17 AM

    New Delhi: The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led coalition was dealt a severe blow, after a key ally the MQM pulled out on Sunday. The MQM, which had pulled its two ministers out of the federal cabinet last month, announced its decision to quit the nearly three-year-old coalition following meetings...
  • Army smells power as Pak crisis deepens 11-03-2009 08:19 AM

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  • Politicians must honour their commitment: Nawaz Sharif 12-05-2008 11:20 PM

    Lahore: Ecstatic from the news of international cricket returning to Pakistan after three years, Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq is now hoping that his team will get to play against India in a bilateral series soon. Bangladesh and Pakistan cricket boards announced on Sunday that the former would play an ODI and...
  • Pak govt in crisis, Nawaz withdraws ministers 12-05-2008 05:07 PM

    Dubai: Bangladesh will tour Pakistan later this month, becoming the first top level international cricket team to play in the country since 2009, the International Cricket Council announced Sunday. The ICC executive board, which is meeting in Dubai, was informed by the countries' cricket boards that the tour will take...