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  • Pakistan lodges protest with India over civilian's death 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday lodged a protest with India over the alleged killing of an unarmed civilian who according to Pakistani officials had inadvertently crossed the border to the Indian side. Amanat Ali was cutting wheat in his field in Shakargarh at the Working Boundary when he stepped across the border...
  • Pakistan refuses to open India-Afghanistan road link, says conduct trade via Karachi 22 hours 0 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan has refused to sign the motor vehicle agreement and to open up the road link for India and Afghanistan. Instead it has asked India to conduct trade via the Karachi port, sources said. Sources within the Indian establishment said Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has told Pakistani leadership...
  • India rejects Pakistan stand on townships for Kashmiri Pandits 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday rejected outright the stand by Pakistan that creation of any "dedicated" townships in Kashmir Valley for displaced Kashmiri Pandits would change the demographic makeup of the state and be in violation of UN resolutions. In a forceful assertion, Finance Minister Arun...
  • Pakistan says Hindu settlements in Kashmir violate UN resolutions 3 days ago

    Islamabad: An Indian plan to resettle tens of thousands of Hindus in new townships in the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions, a Pakistani government spokeswoman said on Thursday. The divided Himalayan region is claimed by both Hindu-majority India and Islamic Pakistan and the...
  • Pakistan bid to fuel separatism in Kashmir keeps border hot: BSF 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan's "implicit bid" to fuel separatism in Kashmir is keeping the India's border with the neighbouring country "alive and dangerous", the top commander of Border Security Force (BSF) said in New Delhi on Thursday. "Pakistan's strategy of waging proxy wars, neighbouring areas flourishing as markets for arms and drugs,...
  • Four sentenced to life for attacking Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai 3 days ago

    Islamabad: Four Pakistani Taliban terrorists were on Thursday sentenced to 25 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court for their role in the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, the teenage child rights activist who last year won the Nobel Peace Prize. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists had claimed the responsibility of the...
  • Chinese investment in Pakistan neither loan nor grant: Nawaz Sharif 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday said that the billions of dollars being pumped-in by close ally China in Pakistan is not a loan or grant but an investment. "The money being spent by China in Pakistan is not a loan or grant but an investment", the state-run Radio Pakistan...
  • Nawaz Sharif says India has failed to respond to Pakistan desire for good relations 4 days ago

    Islamabad: India has failed to respond to Pakistan's desire for good relations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, in rare rebuke of a neighbour with which he has promised to mend ties. Sharif made improving relations with India a priority when he swept to power for a third time in a...
  • 5.5 magnitude quake jolts Pakistan's northwest 5 days ago

    Peshawar: A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted various parts of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province today, triggering panic among the people. The epicentre of the quake was in the Hindukush mountain ranges near Tajikistan border at a depth of 144 kilometres, an official of the Pakistan Meteorological...
  • Pakistan activist shot dead after she hosted a talk on politics of Baluchistan province April 25, 2015

    Karachi: Gunmen shot dead a Pakistani human rights activist on Friday after she hosted a talk on the politics of Baluchistan province, where security forces are fighting a separatist insurgency, police and associates said. Sabeen Mahmud was leaving her Karachi restaurant, where she also holds exhibitions and talks, when the gunman...
  • China-Pakistan rail link should be through Islamabad-Karachi April 24, 2015

    Beijing: With the USD 46 billion Sino-Pak Economic Corridor unveiled by President Xi Jinping stirring up a controversy in Pakistan, Chinese experts on Friday waded into the debate by suggesting that the proposed railway route be built through Karachi and Islamabad for commercial viability. A railway route along the eastern part...
  • India not worried over Pakistan-China economic corridor: Envoy April 22, 2015

    Peshawar: India is not worried over the USD 46-billion economic corridor between Pakistan and China as an economically strong Pakistan would bring regional stability, India's envoy said on Wednesday, underlining the need to remove misperception and restore mutual trust between the two nations. Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan, addressing a meeting...
  • Pakistani Taliban claims to have successfully test-fired indigenous missile Omar -1 April 22, 2015

    Islamabad: As Pakistan was Tuesday celebrating Chinese investments worth $46 billion in the country, the militant Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reported it has successfully test-fired its first indigenously developed missile. The TTP issued a statement and posted a video showing the launch of the missile, named "Omar 1". The video, released on...
  • Pakistan, China are true brothers, says Nawaz Sharif April 21, 2015

    Despite India's concerns, China has struck a $46 billion deal with Pakistan to construct an economic corridor through Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Pakistam Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said, "Pakistan and China are true brothers. Pakistan is united in having strong ties with China. Pakistan-China economic corridor is a product of joint...
  • Pakistan stood by us when China was isolated on world stage: Xi Jinping April 21, 2015

    Islamabad: Islamabad stood by Beijing at a time when it stood isolated on the world stage, said visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping during his address to a joint session of Pakistan's Parliament on Tuesday. Xi extended best wishes to the "brotherly people of Pakistan" on behalf of the 1.3 billion people...
  • Pakistan made error in ignoring terror sanctuaries: Riaz Khokhar April 20, 2015

    Beijing: Pakistan made an "error" in ignoring terrorist sanctuaries in its tribal areas and China's concerns about Xinjiang militants holed up in the country are valid, a senior Pakistani diplomat said on Monday. "Pakistan made an error in ignoring the presence of numerous sanctuaries in the tribal areas, virtually losing the...
  • China, Pakistan ink CPEC, 50 other deals on Xi Jinping's historic visit April 20, 2015

    Islamabad: China on Monday struck as many as 51 agreements with all-weather ally Pakistan, including the multibillion dollar economic corridor through the PoK that will expand the communist giant's influence in India's neighbourhood. Chinese President Xi Jinping formally unveiled the ambitious 3,000 km-long China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during his historic maiden...
  • Hafiz Saeed calls India 'number one enemy' at a rally in Pakistan April 20, 2015

    Peshawar: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Mohammad Saeed yet again made an anti-India call at a rally in Pakistan. Issuing a new threat, Saeed called India "the number one enemy". The rally was attended by MPs of Nawaz Sharif's ruling PML(N), Imran khan's PTI and Jamat-e-Islami. It...
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping to launch economic corridor link in Pakistan, invest $46 billion April 20, 2015

    Islamabad: Chinese president Xi Jinping is due in Pakistan on Monday where he will launch $46 billion (31 billion pounds) in projects linking the old allies, a figure that far exceeds US spending in Pakistan and underscores China's projection of power in Asia. The infrastructure and energy projects are aimed at...
  • XI Jinping vows to strengthen ties between China, Pakistan April 20, 2015

    Ahead of his two-day state visit to Pakistan, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that his first visit to the country is like visiting the home of a brother. Calling Pakistan an all-weather friend, Jinping vowed to strengthen ties between the two countries. ...
  • Pakistan wants to resume Foreign Secretary-level talks to resolve outstanding issues April 19, 2015

    Pakistan has called on India to resume foreign secretary-level talks to resolve all outstanding issues, saying with peace the menace of poverty, illiteracy and injustice in the region can be eradicated. ...
  • Resume Foreign Secretary-level talks: Pakistan to India April 19, 2015

    Lahore: Pakistan has called on India to resume foreign secretary-level talks to resolve all outstanding issues, saying with peace the menace of poverty, illiteracy and injustice in the region can be eradicated. "Although the Indian Foreign Secretary visited Pakistan on March 3 this year but it was 'a goodwill gesture'. The...
  • Pakistan condemns arrest of separatist leaders in Kashmir April 19, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned the use of force by security forces against protesters in Kashmir and said the arrest of separatist leaders in the Valley is a matter of concern. "Pakistan is deeply concerned at the increase in systematic human rights violations in Kashmir. We condemn the brutal use of...
  • Pakistan and Jamaat-ud-Dawa help Kashmiris and we call it jihad, says 26/11 planner Hafiz Saeed April 18, 2015

    Islamabad: Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief and 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed strongly came out in support of Kashmiri separatists and admitted that his organisation is backing the Pakistan Army wage jihad in the valley. During a TV interview, Hafiz said, "If India is not ready to give their rights and if...
  • Lashkar-e-Toiba founder Hafeez Saeed holds rally in support of Masarat Alam April 17, 2015

    Lahore: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafeez Saeed held a rally in support of separatist leader Masarat Alam in Lahore on Friday. This rally came right after Alam was arrested for raising pro-Pakistani slogans and waving Pakistani flag in Srinagar on Syed Ali Shah Geelani's return from Delhi. Despite the arrest, Alam...
  • Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Saeed killed while planting bomb April 17, 2015

    Peshawar: Islamic State's Pakistan chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was killed when a roadside bomb he was planting went off in the country's restive northwest tribal region, according to a media report. Saeed along with two of his accomplices were killed on Thursday when the bomb they were planting exploded in Toor...
  • Pakistan says people waving its flag in Srinagar shows love between Kashmir and Pakistan April 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday said people waving its national flag on the streets of Srinagar is the "manifestation of deep and lasting emotional bonds" between the Kashmiris and the Pakistanis. Reacting to pro-Pakistan slogans and flags being waved at a rally addressed by hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani against whom an...
  • Pakistan Punjab government challenges 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's release in SC April 14, 2015

    Punjab: Pakistan Punjab government has challenged 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Lakhvi's release in the Supreme Court. It has sought that a fresh detention order be issued. The Islamabad High Court had on Monday set a two-month deadline for the trial court to conclude hearing in the 26/11 attack case. It had...
  • Pakistan: Islamabad HC sets 2 month deadline for 26/11 trial case April 13, 2015

    Islamabad: The Islamabad High Court has set a 2 month deadline for 26/11 trial, warning that it would accede to Pakistan government's plea to cancel the bail granted to LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman if it failed to do so. A two-member bench of IHC headed by Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi gave...
  • Over 1,700 Indian Sikhs arrive in Pakistan to celebrate Baisakhi April 12, 2015

    Lahore: Over 1,700 Sikhs from India arrived in Pakistan on Saturday to celebrate Baisakhi festival at the historic Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Punjab province's Hasan Abdal town. Officials of the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) and the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee greeted the pilgrims when they arrived by two special...