PAKISTAN

  • Al-Qaeda 'bursting with pain' over Pakistan school attack 4 hours 39 minutes ago

    Al-Qaeda's regional branch on Sunday said its hearts were "bursting with pain" over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. The attack on Tuesday killed 151 people -- mostly children -- in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. "Our hearts are bursting with...
  • Shahid Afridi to retire from ODIs after World Cup 6 hours 9 minutes ago

    Pakistan's experienced allrounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Afridi told a news conference on Sunday that after the World Cup, which starts on February 14, he will focus on T20 matches leading up to the T20...
  • Pakistan executes 4 convicts for involvement in attack on ex-President General Pervez Musharraf 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday hanged four prisoners, convicted for involvement in attack on former President General Pervez Musharraf. Three other prisoners were hanged to death on Friday. On December 18, Pakistan had lifted the moratorium on the death sentences and 17 of the 55 convicted terrorists whose mercy petitions have been...
  • Pakistan cry foul after losing kabaddi final against India 7 hours 13 minutes ago

    Amritsar: Pakistan captain Shafiq Chishti alleged umpires being biased towards opponent team after they lost the Kabaddi World Cup final 42-45 to India here on Saturday. The players accused the organizers of bias and foul play to ensure that India won. They accepted the prize money as runners-up but only...
  • Salman Khan mourns for the students massacred in Peshawar on 'Bigg Boss 8' 8 hours 26 minutes ago

    The 'Bigg Boss' 'Weekend Ka Vaar' episode on Saturday was much different from the usual. Host Salman Khan entered the stage dressed in black with out any music or dancing, which some would call his signature entry. With a plain face, he condemned the Peshawar army school massacre where 132...
  • Pakistan varsity closed for indefinite period for security reasons 9 hours 54 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's prestigious Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) has been closed for indefinite period due to security concerns. A spokesman of the QAU said the university has been closed for an indefinite period, Dawn reported on Sunday. He, however, said the administrative office of the university would remain open for processing admissions for...
  • Pakistan security forces nab over 300 terror suspects in Islamabad 10 hours 4 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's security forces have arrested more than 300 terror suspects, including foreigners, in a crackdown against terrorists in the capital Islamabad. Pakistan has launched countrywide crackdown on terrorists after the Peshawar school massacre which killed 151 people, most of them students, last week. Six teams of sniffer dogs, armed personnel carriers,...
  • Nawaz Sharif vows to target all terror groups 10 hours 18 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday vowed to target all terror groups irrespective of their agenda and affiliation, in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre that left 151 people dead, mostly students. He made the remarks during a meeting with a Chinese delegation here, Radio Pakistan reported. During...
  • Pakistan blames India for delay in Mumbai terror attacks trial 15 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Even as Pakistan government is all set to challenge the bail granted to 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has blamed India for delay in the Mumbai terror attacks trial. Speaking at an event, Sartaj Aziz said...
  • Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacre 17 hours 8 minutes ago

    Peshawar: One of the gravediggers at Peshawar's largest graveyard has a rule. He says he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he says. But as the dead bodies mostly children started coming in from a school massacre this week that killed 148 people, he began to weep. "I...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha condemns Taliban on Peshawar school attack Yesterday

    Cyrus Broacha condemns Taliban for the Peshawar school attack which killed more than 130 innocent students of the Army Public school. ...
  • Arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Taliban chief, 7 others Yesterday

    Karachi: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against eight persons, including Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, for the brazen terrorist assault on Karachi airport in June. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued the arrest warrants against Fazlullah, former TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and six others. The court...
  • Pakistan: Peshawar school massacre mastermind warns of more attacks Yesterday

    Islamabad: The terrorist who supervised the Peshawar school massacre has threatened more attacks, if the military and the intelligence agencies do not stop anti-terror operations, media reported on Saturday. In a video with English subtitles posted on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) website, Umar Mansoor said that on Tuesday's attack on the Army...
  • Pakistan executes terrorists and bombards tribal areas Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan hanged two convicted terrorists on Friday in the country's first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren. Unchastened by criticism from all corners of the globe,...
  • Pakistan calls Peshawar massacre its 9/11, to attack terror groups with Afghanistan Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said security forces in the country and Afghanistan have agreed to carry out coordinated operations against terrorists along the Pak-Afghan border. According to a report in Dawn, Aziz on Friday stated that the massacre...
  • Pakistan acts tough, kills 28 terrorists after Peshawar attack Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan forces have killed 28 terrorists in the restive north-western tribal region, intensifying the campaign against them after the Peshawar school massacre that left 148 people dead, mostly students. A security official on Saturday said that jet fighters targeted militants in Tirah valley of Khyber, which killed 21 militants and...
  • Pakistan vows to wipe out ideology of terrorists, India cites brazen violation of international sanctions Yesterday

    United Nations: The killing fields of Peshawar inspired anew an international resolve at the Security Council to combat terrorism by adopting on Friday a resolution urging nations to choke the flow of resources to the extremist organisations and to increase cooperation to fight them, even as India criticised the ineffectiveness...
  • Peshawar terror attack: Stunned by the loss, so much blood, sorrow Yesterday

    Peshawar: It was the computer classroom where I cracked. I'd managed to remain detached until then. I wanted to tell the story. Look, but don't internalize, was the mantra I was repeating inside my head. Tell the facts, explain what you are seeing and what happened. I focused. I don't think...
  • 5th ODI: New Zealand beat Pakistan by 68 runs to win the series 3-2 2 days ago

    Abu Dhabi: Young fast bowler Matt Henry grabbed five for 30 as New Zealand defeated Pakistan by 68 runs in the fifth one-day international on Friday to clinch the series 3-2. Henry, 23, knocked off the top order and then accounted for the key wickets of Sarfraz Ahmed and captain Shahid...
  • Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan after lifting of ban on death penalty 2 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after the end of self-imposed...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Taliban video identifies Peshawar massacre mastermind as Umar Mansoor, a father of 3 2 days ago

    Peshawar: The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed 'Slim'. His real name is Umar Mansoor and the Pakistani Taliban say he masterminded this week's massacre of 132 children and nine staff at a school in Peshawar - the deadliest militant attack...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Wajid Shamsul Hasan 2 days ago

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, former Pakistani envoy to the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan talks about bail and detention of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • 54 Indian soldiers believed to be in Pakistani jails: Manohar Parrikar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody in Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Friday. However, Pakistan does not acknowledge the presence of any such personnel. "Fifty four (54) missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars, including...
  • Saeed Ajmal returns to action, eyes World Cup 2015 2 days ago

    Pakistan's top spinner Saeed Ajmal hopes to play in next year's World Cup after making his competitive return on Friday, three months after being suspended by the International Cricket Council for an illegal bowling action. The 37-year old Ajmal played for Pakistan A against Kenya in Lahore, bowling six overs and...
  • News 360: Pakistan extends custody of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi for three months 2 days ago

    Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, on Friday was detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by a court that caused an outrage in India. Lakhvi, 54, was detained for three months under Maintenance of Public Order...
  • Pakistani hockey players could face stiffer ban: FIH boss Leandro Negre 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The FIH president Leandro Negre on Friday said that disciplinary committee of the parent body could hand out a stiffer punishment to the Pakistani hockey players Mohammed Tousiq and Ali Amjad for making obscene gestures post their Champions Trophy semi-final win against India. The International Hockey Federation initially let...
  • India conspired against us before Champions Trophy final: Pakistan hockey coach 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh made allegations that it was "India's conspiracy" to put pressure on his players ahead of the Champions Trophy final against Germany, which his team lost 0-2. Pakistan players had engaged in wild celebrations after beating arch-rivals India 4-3 in a nail-biting semi-final in Bhubaneswar...
  • Home Ministry drafts new SOPs for schools to fight terror attacks 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In wake of the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar, the Home Ministry has drafted new SOPs for schools to fight terror attacks. The aim of this SOP is to lay down guidelines and procedure for preventing and dealing with any terror attack on schools. The guidelines...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand levelled the five-match series 2-2 with a narrow seven-run win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, setting up an intriguing finale to the tour after the preceding three-match Test and two-Twenty20 series were shared 1-1. Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad,...