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  • Pakistan army chief warns India ahead of Jaishankar's visit Yesterday

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday warned India of a "befitting response" to alleged provocation along the Line of Control (LoC), just days before the arrival of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. "Repeated Indian ceasefire violations on the Working Boundary and the LoC in recent past was...
  • Pakistan will go on providing safe havens to LeT: US official Yesterday

    Washington: Pakistan will continue to provide safe havens to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), an internationally-banned terrorist group, thus remaining a major irritant in ties with India, a top American spy master said on Thursday. "Pakistan's provision of safe haven to Lashkar-e-Toiba will probably continue to be a key irritant in relations with India,"...
  • Pakistan ISI chief in US to discuss security and intelligence issues 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful ISI chief Lt General Rizwan Akhtar has left for the US on his maiden visit to hold talks with top American officials on regional security, counterterrorism and intelligence issues. The spy chief's official visit to the US is taking place in the backdrop of reports that Afghan Taliban...
  • Between June 2014 and January 2015, Pakistan violated ceasefire for 685 times 3 days ago

    New Delhi: There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 126 ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control and International Border under operational control of...
  • Pak court adjourns hearing on Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's plea against detention 4 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, against his detention under a public security act as the judge did not turn up. "Islamabad High Court judge Noorul Haq Qureshi was on leave today therefore the hearing...
  • Foreign Secretary Jaishankar to travel to Pakistan in March 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will travel to Pakistan in March; seven months after India cancelled foreign secretary-level talks. "In accordance with the Prime Minister's directive, will be undertaking a SAARC Yatra to all South Asian countries including Pakistan in March," Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry Syed Akbaruddin...
  • Reuters bureau chief in Pakistan found dead 5 days ago

    Islamabad: A prominent foreign women journalist, working for Reuters news agency in Pakistan, was found dead on Monday in the bathroom of her house. Maria Golovnina, a Russian national, had been working with Reuters as the its bureau chief for Pakistan and Afghanistan for the past year and a half. Golovnina was...
  • Pakistan hits back over 'terror' boat row, says India violated international rules yet again February 19, 2015

    Islamabad: Armed with a new ammunition after the controversial claim of India's Coast Guard DIG BK Loshali that his force had blown up an intruding boat in December, Pakistan hit back accusing India of being "heinous in its face". "It has one again been proved that India has violated the...
  • Pak terror boat twist: Was there a cover-up by the Defence Ministry? February 18, 2015

    Deputy Inspector General of Indian Coast Guard BK Loshali on Tuesday rejected the report which said that he ordered to blow up a Pakistani boat which infiltrated into Indian waters. A Pakistani boat was intercepted on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1 along the maritime border off...
  • Explosion in Pakistan mosque leaves 2 dead, over 6 injured February 18, 2015

    Islamabad: At least two people were killed and seven others injured when terrorists attacked a minority Shia mosque near Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi, the latest in a series of incidents of sectarian violence in the country. Two armed terrorists attacked the place of worship on Kuri Road. Police said...
  • Exclusive: Pakistani 'terror' boat intercepted, was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operation February 18, 2015

    In yet another development in the explosion and sinking of a mysterious Pakistani boat in the Arabian Sea a few weeks ago, CNN-IBN accesses the exclusive details that the boat was carrying arms and ammunition was a Lashkar-e-Toiba operation. A Pakistani boat was intercepted on the intervening night of December...
  • 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 repatriates 173 Indian prisoners February 17, 2015

    Attari: In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan government on Monday repatriated 172 Indian fishermen and one civil prisoner after the beating Retreat Ceremony followed by Flag lowering ceremony held at Indo-Pak international border. All the fishermen crossed over to India on the basis of 'Emergency Travel Certificate' issued by the Islamabad-based...
  • Cartoon of the day: Will Pakistan be able to fire crackers during IND vs SA match? February 16, 2015

    As India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzied atmosphere at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday, Pakistan is eyeing on the India vs South Africa match on February 22. ...
  • Pakistan releases 173 Indian prisoners February 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday released 173 fishermen who will be repatriated to India through Wagah border, Radio Pakistan reported. According to the Foreign Office spokesperson, the issue of prisoners between the two countries is a humanitarian step and should be taken in that spirit. The spokesperson hoped that the Government...
  • Upset over loss against India, Pakistani cricket fans smashed TV sets on the streets February 15, 2015

    Karachi: After India's big win in ICC World Cup 2015, cricket fans in Pakistan lost their temper and angry Pakistani fans protested in Karachi smashing TV sets on the streets. They shouted angry slogans against Pakistani players blaming the cricket team for performing poorly and failing to break its losing...
  • FBI's most wanted cyber criminal arrested from Pakistan February 14, 2015

    Karachi: A Cyber-criminal, who is on the Interpol and the FBI's most wanted list and was involved in defrauding several companies and individuals of over US dollar 50 million, was arrested on Saturday from Pakistan's biggest city. The accused, Noor Aziz Uddin, was arrested from his residence here during a pre-dawn...
  • Pakistan Shia mosque attack: Death toll rises to 21 February 14, 2015

    Peshawar: The death toll in the Taliban suicide attack on a crowded minority Shia mosque in Pakistan's restive northwest rose to 21 on Saturday after an injured person succumbed to his wounds. Over 50 people were also injured in the attack in which Kalashnikov-wielding Taliban suicide bombers stormed the Imamia Masjid...
  • Indian Foreign secretary's visit to Islamabad will improve bilateral relations, says Pakistan High Commissioner February 14, 2015

    Pakistan on Saturday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cricket diplomacy and his initiative towards resumption of talks. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Foreign Affairs Editor Anchal Vohra, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said it would lead to improvement in ties. "The Indian Foreign secretary's visit to Islamabad is a...
  • Pakistan courts rejects 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's bail, to stay in jail February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Yet again, 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's bail has been cancelled and will continue to stay lodged inside the Adiala Jail in Islamabad. He had applied for bail in a six-and-a-half year old kidnapping case. He is also facing trial in an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on...
  • Two killed as terrorists storm Shiite mosque in North west Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Unidentified terrorists attacked a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's restive northwest during Friday prayers, killing at least two worshippers and injured 20 others, police said. The mosque was targeted in Hayatabad area of Peshawar, capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. At least three explosions and gunfire was heard. The nature of explosions was not...
  • India's permanent UNSC seat unacceptable: Sharif tells Obama February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: India's permanent membership in the reformed UN Security Council is unacceptable to Pakistan as it has not complied with UN resolutions on Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told US President Barack Obama. The US President called Sharif on Thursday and both leaders discussed issues of mutual interest and...
  • Narendra Modi speaks to Nawaz Sharif, bonds over cricket ahead of ICC World Cup 2015 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the ICC World Cup 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to heads of the participating SAARC nations and conveyed best wishes for the event. Noting that five SAARC nations are playing and are excited about the World Cup, Modi said, "I am sure WC will celebrate...
  • Most Peshawar school attackers killed or arrested: Pakistan February 13, 2015

    Islamabad: Most of the terrorists, who were involved in the brutal attack on an army school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar in December in 2014 have either been killed or arrested, the Pakistani army said on Thursday. In one of the worst acts of human savagery ever perpetrated, the Pakistani...
  • Will ensure ban on groups proscribed by UN: Pakistan February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Amid confusion over the status of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led militant outfit JuD, Pakistan government on Tuesday said it will ensure that all organisations proscribed by the UN are banned in the country. "There is some confusion regarding the list of banned outfits but I want to make...
  • Pakistan wants early implementation of TAPI project: PM Sharif February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Terming it critical for the regional countries, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said he wanted immediate implementation of construction work on the $7.6 billion 1,680 km-long Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. The Prime Minster said this project - with a design capacity to supply 3.2 billion cubic feet...
  • Pakistan likely sheltered Osama Bin Laden: Ex-ISI chief February 11, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan's powerful spy agency most likely sheltered Osama bin Laden and hoped to use the al-Qaeda chief as a bargaining chip with the US to strike a deal on Afghanistan before he was killed in a covert Navy SEALs raid in 2011, an ex-ISI chief has said. "I cannot...
  • 'Banned' terror group Jamaat-ud-Dawa group thrives in Pakistan February 10, 2015

    Muridke (Pakistan) It is listed as a terror outfit by the UN and its chief has a USD 10 million US government bounty against him, but Jamaat-ud-Dawa operates freely across Pakistan, testing Islamabad's new resolve to tackle militancy. Pakistan vowed to end its tolerance of so-called "good" militants after a Taliban...
  • Terrorists blow up Pakistan girls' school February 8, 2015

    Peshawar: Terrorists on Sunday blew up a government school for girls in Pakistan's restive tribal agency near the Afghan border, demolishing three classrooms. The terrorists blew up the school using explosives in Bezoot area of Lower Orakzai Agency -- one of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. However, no loss...
  • Pakistan may extend 'Most Favoured Nation' status to India February 7, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan may grant non- discriminatory market access status to India and the two countries are moving towards sealing a deal to liberalise trade, Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said. Khan told the Senate on Friday that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had personally identified liberalised trade with India as a...