Pakistan

  • PCB announces increment for employees June 11, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board, which loves to remind everyone about its precarious financial health from time to time due to no international teams touring the country since 2009, has announced increments for its strong workforce of nearly 650 people. The board announced that a committee comprising former Test captain, Zaheer...
  • Satisfied with my visit to India, look forward to working with Modi: Sharif June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing satisfaction over his meeting with him recently and said he was looking forward to working with him in "harmony on all unsettled matters". In a letter which was delivered to the Prime Minister's...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 10, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • 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. ...
  • News 360: Government assures additional 400 MW to tackle Delhi power crisis June 10, 2014

    With frequent power cuts hampering normal life in the national capital, the government has now assured additional 400 MW to tackle the crisis. ...
  • Rise of India & China will make the world more peaceful: Wang Yi June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi believes India and China share a long term relationship and the latter need not get insecure about the former's strengthening relationship with other neighbouring countries. However, the Tibetan issue remains a bone of contention between the two countries as China expects India to...
  • 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...
  • US condemns terror attack on Karachi airport June 10, 2014

    Washington: The US on Monday condemned the terror attack on Pakistan's busy Karachi airport in which at least 30 people were killed and offered its assistance in probing the incident. "The United States condemns the attack on the Karachi airport. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims...
  • Pakistani Taliban attacks Karachi airport, 30 dead June 9, 2014

    Karachi: After a 13-hour 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 Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility...
  • 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 night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. ...
  • Herschelle Gibbs declines offer to play in Pakistan after airport attack June 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram of New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport on Sunday. The attack and siege lasted...
  • 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 night-long battle at one of the country's most high-profile targets. The assault on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan's sprawling commercial hub of 18 million people, all but destroys...
  • Gun and suicide attack kills 23 near Pakistan- Iran border June 9, 2014

    Quetta: At least 23 people including several Shiite pilgrims were killed in a gun and suicide attack on the restive Pakistan-Iran border late on Sunday night, officials said. The attack came when a bus carrying Pakistani pilgrims returning from a visit to holy Muslim sites in Iran stopped at a...
  • 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...
  • 23 Shia pilgrims killed in Pakistan June 9, 2014

    Quetta: Militants have killed 23 Shia Muslim pilgrims in the Taftan area of the troubled Baluchistan province, officials said. Four of the attackers had also been killed by the levies forces after heavy exchange of fire, Home Minister, Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, said. The attack took place on Sunday when ten...
  • 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. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack on Karachi's Jinnah International Airport on Sunday night. A Pakistan...
  • Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar to marry a 17-year-old: reports June 7, 2014

    Pakistan's former pacer Shoaib Akhtar is set to tie the knot with a teenage girl from Haripur district, according to reports in Pakistani media. A report in Pakistan's Express Tribune newspaper quoted members of his family as saying that Akhtar is due to visit his hometown, Rawalpindi, on June 12, and...
  • Pakistan survivor of honour killing attempt fears for her life June 7, 2014

    Lahore: A Pakistani woman who survived an attack by relatives who tried to kill her for marrying for love on Friday said that she feared for her life and appealed for protection. Saba Maqsood, 18, survived being shot and thrown in a canal by her family on Thursday, weeks after the...
  • US expresses concern over the space for media freedom in Pakistan June 7, 2014

    Washington: "We have very clearly said that we are concerned about the space for media freedom in Pakistan," the State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf, told on Friday. "We are aware that Geo TV's broadcast license has been suspended for 15 days and that a fine has been imposed on...
  • India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve bilateral ties June 7, 2014

    Washington: The US has said India and Pakistan should continue to take steps to improve their bilateral relationship. "Broadly speaking, we believe that India and Pakistan should continue steps to improve the relationship between the two countries," State Department Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf told reporters on Friday. "Obviously, it is...
  • Facebook blocks Pakistan rock band at official request June 7, 2014

    Islamabad: Facebook has blocked the page of a popular Pakistani rock band and others anti-Taliban accounts at the request of the government. The Facebook page of rock band "Laal" (Red), which was set up by a group of progressive musicians in 2007, has been blocked. Laal Facebook page has more than...
  • Are journalists in Pakistan being targeted by ISI? June 7, 2014

    Pakistani television channel Geo News is suing the powerful spy agency for defamation over accusations of being anti-state, it said on Friday, in a move unprecedented in a country where public criticism of the military is taboo. ...
  • Nawaz Sharif 'not too happy' with India visit: Report June 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif is "not too happy" with the way India handled his visit to New Delhi to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister, a media report claimed on Friday quoting an unnamed leader of the ruling PML-N party. A senior PML-N member...
  • Pakistan: Geo News sues powerful spy agency for defamation June 6, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani television channel Geo News is suing the powerful spy agency for defamation over accusations of being anti-state, it said on Friday, in a move unprecedented in a country where public criticism of the military is taboo. In the latest twist in a saga that has captivated the country, Pakistan's...
  • Snapshot: PM Narendra Modi's mother poses with the sari gifted to her by Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif June 14, 2014

    Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a shawl for Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, he has received a return gift. Sharif too has sent a white sari for Modi's mother Hiraben. Modi on Friday thanked Sharif for sending a sari for his mother. "Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a...
  • Three girls burnt to death in Pakistan June 6, 2014

    Lahore: In a tragic incident, three Pakistani minor girls were burnt to death on Friday when they were alone in their house which caught fire. The three sisters - Khatija, Aliya and Noor - aged between 2 and 6 - were alone at their house when the fire broke out, Punjab...
  • Anger rises in Pakistan's secret sectarian war June 6, 2014

    Karachi: They have lost parents, brothers and friends in an unprecedented wave of religious violence. Despite pleas against retaliation, the anger of Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslims towards Sunnis has only grown. Growing violence between the two sides threatens a dangerous and destabilising escalation of the nuclear-armed state's underground sectarian conflict. In the...
  • Wasim Akram lashes out critics who question his KKR job June 5, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram, who has been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders dug out in IPL, has lashed out at the people who have questioned his patriotism on social websites or on television shows. A visibly upset Wasim said on Geo News channel on Thursday that he was...