Pakistan

  • Peshawar: 1 dead, 2 injured in firing at passenger plane just before landing June 25, 2014

    Peshawar: One woman passenger was killed and two fight stewards injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on a passenger plane landing at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport. The PIA flight PK756, with 196 passengers on board from Riyadh in Saudi Arabia to Peshawar, was fired upon for two minutes before landing...
  • Pakistan: SC overturns decision to lift travel ban on Pervez Musharraf June 23, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday overturned a High Court ruling to lift a travel ban slapped on Pervez Musharraf last year, a setback to the former military ruler facing multiple trials including one for high-treason. The Sindh High Court in a judgment of June 12 had allowed 70-year-old Musharraf to...
  • PCB not to oppose N Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman June 22, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is unlikely to resist the appointment of N Srinivasan as the chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC) this week in Melbourne after assured a bilateral series with India next year in the United Arab Emirates. A well placed source in the PCB told PTI...
  • Three killed in Pakistan's Khyber Agency airstrikes June 21, 2014

    Islamabad: At least three militants were killed and six injured Saturday during airstrikes in Pakistan's Khyber Agency region, a media report said. According to officials, the militants had occupied a government school in Bara Malakdin Khel area which was targeted by the helicopters in an attempt to destroy it, Dawn online...
  • Pakistan add T20 with NZ to Australia itinerary June 21, 2014

    Pakistan on Friday announced revised schedules for cricket series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates, adding one Twenty20 match. Pakistan will play a Twenty20, three one-day internationals, and a four-day side game followed by two Tests against Australia from October 3 to November 3, a series which...
  • US downgrades Pakistan in human trafficking, China upgraded June 21, 2014

    Washington: Alleging that the Pakistan government does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the US has downgraded Pakistan to "Tier Two Watch List" in its latest annual Trafficking in Person report for the year 2014. In the previous annual report for the year 2013, Pakistan...
  • Bomb blast at Islamabad shrine injures 40 June 21, 2014

    Islamabad: More than 40 people were injured, some critically, when a bomb ripped through a Sufi shrine on the outskirts of Islamabad, officials have said. A police spokesman said the explosion happened yesterday when food was being distributed to 200 devotees during annual celebrations at the shrine, which is situated around...
  • 'Pak's strategy of supporting terror groups unsustainable' June 20, 2014

    Washington: The growth of an indigenous militant threat to Pakistan has made its strategy of supporting terror groups in the past an increasingly costly and ultimately unsustainable strategy, a top Obama Administration official has said. "In the past, Pakistan has projected influence in Afghanistan by its toleration of and even support...
  • Pak cleric seeks FIR against Prime Minister Sharif, others June 20, 2014

    Lahore: Canada-based Pakistani cleric Tahirul Qadri has sought registration of an FIR against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his brother, nephew and some of the top cabinet ministers for the killing of 10 people during a police raid on his residence and offices here. "We want registration of FIR against Nawaz Sharif,...
  • Pak woman lawmaker succumbs to bullet injuries June 20, 2014

    Lahore: A Pakistani woman parliamentarian, who was critically injured in a gun attack by unidentified men two days ago, succumbed to her injuries early today at a hospital in Lahore. Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) lawmaker Tahira Asif had left her residence on Wednesday and was going to Islamabad to attend the...
  • 26/11 attacks: Trial in Pakistan adjourned till June 25 June 19, 2014

    Lahore: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case has adjourned the hearing till June 25 after prosecution lawyers failed to turn up. In the last hearing on June 11, two witnesses had recorded their statements. Earlier too, the prosecution lawyers had not appeared...
  • Pakistan again violates ceasefire in Kashmir June 18, 2014

    Jammu: In the second time in two days, Pakistani troopers resorted to unprovoked firing at the Indian positions on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba today in the evening even after a flag meeting between the two sides during the day, an official said. A senior police officer told...
  • Twitter restores access to 'blasphemous' content in Pakistan June 18, 2014

    Islamabad: Twitter has restored access inside Pakistan to dozens of tweets and accounts, after blocking them last month following official complaints about "blasphemous" content, in a move hailed by free speech activists. The microblogging site said it had changed its May 18 decision - to restrict access to the material from...
  • Punjab Police arrests 6 Nigerian heroin dealers in New Delhi June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough for the Punjab Police, six Nigerian heroin dealers have been arrested by it from New Delhi. Police claim that the dealers received drug consignments from Pakistan. The police have said that those arrested run an international drug racket. The dealers have contacts in Nigeria, Brazil, Pakistan...
  • US drone kills five in Pakistan June 18, 2014

    Islamabad: At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Wednesday in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, a media report here said. The strike was carried out at about 4.00 a.m. when US drones fired six missiles at a house and a vehicle in Miranshal town...
  • 'Acche din aa rahe hain' for Indo-Pak ties: Pak envoy June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Borrowing from Narendra Modi's phraseology, Pakistan on Tuesday said that 'acche din aa rahe hain' for bilateral ties with India and expressed hope that the process of granting non-discriminatory market access to the country will begin after the resumption of talks between the two. "Let the bilateral...
  • Will not allow Pakistan to become sanctuary of terrorists: Sharif June 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he will not allow Pakistan to become a "sanctuary of terrorists" and asserted that the military operation against the Taliban in North Waziristan tribal region would continue until militants are eliminated. In his separate addresses to the National Assembly and Senate, Sharif sought...
  • Pak Taliban warns foreigners to leave country or face violence June 16, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani Taliban on Monday warned all international organisations and individuals to leave the country or face violence as it was in a "state of war". Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said that Pakistan had buried the desire of its people for peace in the North Waziristan tribal region and...
  • Pakistan resumes air strikes in North Waziristan June 16, 2014

    Pakistani fighter jets resumed air strikes in North Waziristan on Monday, a day after the army announced the start of a major military operation to flush insurgents out of the volatile region bordering Afghanistan. Military sources said combat aircraft pounded targets in the region's Shawal sector, killing at least 21 militants. Independent...
  • 80 militants killed in Pakistan by air force bombers June 15, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 80 militants, including the Uzbek mastermind of the Karachi airport attack, were killed on Sunday in early morning raids by air force bombers in Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region. The jets bombed hideouts of terrorists in Degan and Dattakhel areas of North Waziristan at about 1:30 AM....
  • Over 50 terrorists killed in air strikes: Pakistan army June 15, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan army bombarded terror hideouts in the country's mountainous region of North Waziristan early Sunday and said over 50 militants were killed. But other media reports put the toll at 150. Pakistani Jets conducted an aerial strike in North Waziristan Agency's Datta Khel area, killing at least 50 terrorists, Geo...
  • Omar Abdullah tweets about his meeting with Union Defence Minister June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu & Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday met Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who is visiting the state to take stock of security situation there. Abdullah tweeted about the meeting that took place in the afternoon. Calling the meeting productive, the J&K CM said the two leaders discussed issues...
  • India will maintain status quo along LoC: Foreign Secretary June 13, 2014

    Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday said that the Indian government would maintain status quo along the LoC. She also reitireated that peace at the border is one of the most important confidence building measures between the two nations. ...
  • Can Modi trust Nawaz Sharif to rein in terror groups? June 14, 2014

    Days after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wrote to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressing a desire to work with India, Modi too, has reciprocated the sentiment saying that he is looking forward to working with Pakistan. Sharif held a bilateral meeting with Modi on May 27 on the sidelines...
  • General Bikram Singh briefs PM on security situation June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: On a day Pakistani troops shelled Indian positions, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh on Friday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the security situation, including ceasefire violations, operational preparedness of the force and its requirements. The urgent need to upgrade infrastructure in areas bordering Pakistan and China was also...
  • Moderate quake jolts southwestern Pakistan June 13, 2014

    Islamabad: A moderate quake of 5.3 magnitude on Friday jolted southwestern Balochistan province of Pakistan but officials said that there were no reports of damage or casualty. The epicentre of the quake was in Khuzdar city - about 300 km from the provincial capital Quetta - at a depth of 26...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah appeals to maintain calm along LoC June 13, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said, "The reports I've received was a quite intense exchange of fires on both sides, some shells landed in civilian areas to what extent it is an attempt to test the resolve of the new government, it's matter of speculation. I...
  • Indian forces fired in retailiation to Pakistan: Defence Ministry June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After heavy firing was reported in the Mendhar sector of the Line of Control on Friday morning, Defence Ministry sources told CNN-IBN that it was the Pakistani Army which opened fire and the Indian side retaliated very strongly to it. Sources added that the top officials of the...
  • Peaceful neighbourhood essential for future development: Hardeep Puri June 13, 2014

    The new government has come out all guns blazing when it comes to foreign policy. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first foreign trip to Bhutan, Former Ambassador Hardeep Puri said that a peaceful and secure neighbourhood is essential for future development of the country. ...
  • PM Modi condemns airport attack in letter to Sharif June 14, 2014

    Islamabad: India's newly-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to a letter written by Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif, condemning the terror attack at Karachi airport, media reported on Friday. Sharif on June 2, wrote a letter to Modi that he was satisfied with the bilateral talks they held during his visit to...