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    • Imran Khan likens Pakistan's former CJ with Indian umpire 6 days ago

      Lahore: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has compared former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry to an Indian umpire while criticising him for "refusing" to audit votes in four constituencies for alleged rigging during 2013 general elections. Khan, who heads the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, recalled an Indian umpire, who according to him had...
    • British journalist's book claims Musharraf knew where Osama was hiding March 31, 2014

      Washington: Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf possibly knew about slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his place of hiding, an eminent British journalist who reported for years from Afghanistan and Pakistan for the New York Times has claimed. In her latest book, "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan...
    • Pakistani journalist Raza Rumi attacked in Lahore, driver killed March 29, 2014

      Lahore: Two unidentified gunmen on Friday opened fire on senior Pakistani analyst and writer Raza Rumi, a highly vocal critic of the Taliban and religious extremists groups, leaving his driver dead and guard injured. Lahore police spokesman Niyab Haider told PTI that two motorcyclists intercepted Rumi's car at Raja Market,...
    • Pakistan: Chief judge in Musharraf treason trial quits bench March 27, 2014

      Islamabad: In a severe blow to the high-profile treason case against Pervez Musharraf, the chief judge conducting the trial on Thursday recused himself from the hearing after repeatedly being accused of bias against the former Pakistani military dictator. Justice Faisal Arab, the chief of the three-member bench conducting the treason...
    • Treason trial: Pervez Musharraf does not turn up in court March 14, 2014

      Islamabad: Embattled former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf on Friday failed to appear before a special court for his indictment in the high treason trial citing security concerns. The court reserved its judgement till afternoon on whether 70-year-old Musharraf could be charged in absentia after he did not turn up....
    • Art of Living yoga centre set afire in Pakistan March 10, 2014

      Islamabad: Unidentified armed men have set ablaze an Art of Living yoga centre established by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar who once offered to hold talks with the Taliban to usher in peace in Pakistan. The centre, which is based in Peace Street in the upmarket Bani Gala area, was set...
    • Inspired by AAP, party with same name launched in Pakistan March 9, 2014

      Lahore: The success of Aam Admi Party in India seems to have crossed boundaries and inspired people in Pakistan, where a party has been launched with the same name. A group led by Arslan-ul-Mulk, a rights activist from Gujranwala, has registered Aam Admi Party (AAP) with the Election Commission of...
    • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students March 7, 2014

      Islamabad/Srinagar: A day after a cornered Uttar Pradesh government withdrew sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match, Pakistan has not lost an opportunity to comment on India's affairs. Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who was the 26/11 Mumbai attacks...
    • Rahul campaigns against corruption, shares stage with Ashok Chavan March 5, 2014

      Mumbai: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was greeted by former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan at his rally in Aurangabad on Wednesday. Chavan's presence at his rally is being seen as an embarrassment for the Congress Vice President who is trying to build himself up as an anti-corruption crusader. Gandhi...
    • Judge among eleven dead in suicide attack outside Islamabad court March 3, 2014

      Islamabad: At least 11 people, including a judge, were killed and 25 others injured on Monday when suicide attackers threw grenades and opened indiscriminate firing in the premises of a local here in Pakistan's federal capital. "The two gunmen when challenged blew themselves up. This was a suicide attack," Inspector...
    • Pakistan militant Masood Azhar resurfaces, ignites fears of attacks February 18, 2014

      New Delhi/Islamabad: Maulana Masood Azhar, the Pakistani Islamic hardliner blamed for an attack on India's parliament that brought the nuclear rivals to the brink of war has resurfaced after years in seclusion, setting off alarm bells in New Delhi. Twice since the end of December, authorities have issued an airport...
    • Peace talks between Pakistan and Taliban collapse after killings February 17, 2014

      Islamabad: Peace talks between the Pakistani government and Taliban insurgents broke down on Monday after insurgents said they executed 23 soldiers in revenge for army operations in the volatile tribal regions on the Afghan border. Pakistan watchers have always been skeptical that negotiations with the outlawed militant group could ever...
    • Iran says may send forces to Pakistan to free border guards February 17, 2014

      Dubai: Iran said on Monday it would send forces into Pakistan to free kidnapped border guards if Islamabad did not take measures to secure their release. The statement comes after Iranian media reports said the guards had been seized by militants operating from Pakistan. "If Pakistan doesn't take the needed...
    • Omar Sheikh attempts suicide in Pakistan jail February 16, 2014

      Karachi: Omar Saeed Sheikh, the terrorist freed by India in exchange for the hostages of a hijacked plane in 2000, has attempted suicide in a Pakistani jail, an official said. The British-Pakistani national, sentenced to death for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, attempted to take his life in...
    • Attacks would make peace talks with Taliban difficult: Pak Minister February 14, 2014

      Karachi: The wave of terrorist attacks throughout Pakistan would make peace talks with the Taliban difficult to continue, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday. "Yes, restoration of peace in Karachi and throughout the country was the top priority of our government. That is why we have encouraged...
    • Pakistan's caged social media

      Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
      Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to...

    • Incomplete missions of assassinated leaders must be completed: Bilawal Bhutto February 7, 2014

      Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto's son, Bilawal Bhutto, at 25 became the youngest chief of a political party and speculation is growing that he will stand for parliamentary elections soon. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bilawal said, "The incomplete missions of the assassinated leaders must be completed." ...
    • My goal is to fulfil my mother's dream: Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal February 5, 2014

      In Pakistan, former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's son Bilawal Bhutto is in the spotlight. Just a month after he turned 25, the legal age to stand for election, Bhutto is making a splash with the Sindh Festival at Mohenjodaro. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Bhutto said that his goal...
    • India, Pakistan should do away with old thinking, says Salman Khurshid January 29, 2014

      Islamabad: India and Pakistan should do away with their old thinking and take new measures for solution of problems and lasting peace in the region, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Wednesday. In a meeting with a visiting Pakistani media delegation in New Delhi, Khurshid said Pakistan's Prime Minister...
    • Violence, disease caused end of Indus Valley Civilisation: Report January 24, 2014

      Washington: Inter-personal violence, infectious diseases and climate change had played a major role in the demise of the Indus or Harappan civilisation around 4,000 years ago, according to a new study. Climate, economic and social changes all played a role in the process of urbanisation and collapse, but little was...
    • Shias protest in Pakistani cities over bomb attack on pilgrims January 24, 2014

      Islamabad/Karachi: Grief-stricken families of Shia pilgrims killed in a bomb blast and members of the minority sect staged protests in Quetta and different parts of Pakistan on Thursday, refusing to bury victims for the third day and demanding operations against those behind the attack. Members of the Hazara Shia community,...
    • Five policemen, child killed in Pakistan blast January 22, 2014

      Peshawar: At least five policemen and a child were killed in a bomb blast that targeted a security van in northwest Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. According to police, the blast occurred near a police mobile in Sardheri Bazar area of Charsadda that killed six persons. Six others including two policemen...
    • Blow to trade across LoC, Kashmir Police seizes trucks carrying drugs January 22, 2014

      Uri: Cross border trade between India and Pakistan took a hit after the Kashmir Police recovered drugs worth Rs 100 crore from a truck coming from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). The massive haul has prompted New Delhi to summon the Pakistani envoy. The Kashmir Police seized the truck and arrested...
    • Pakistan police registers FIR against toddler for dacoity, snatching January 21, 2014

      Karachi: Pakistani police has registered an FIR against a two-and-a-half-year-old boy on dacoity and snatching charges in the most populous Punjab province. The FIR was registered at the Daulat Gate police station in Multan against the toddler, Saud, on the complaint of a person named Arshad who apparently had a...
    • Pakistan's Internal Security Policy to be presented before Cabinet January 19, 2014

      Islamabad: Pakistan's Internal Security Policy, drafted by the PML-N government to effectively combat militancy and eradicating extremism, is ready and will be presented before the special cabinet committee meeting on Monday, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said. He said the timeframe for the policy will be one year and...
    • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback January 18, 2014

      Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
    • Indian woman travels to Pakistan with fake passport to meet 'lover' January 17, 2014

      Lahore: An Indian woman was deported from the airport here when she flew in from Doha using a fake Pakistani passport to meet a man she had fallen in love with after meeting on a social networking website. Nagita Ramesh, who is in her twenties and hails from Gujarat state,...
    • Pakistan has resumed dialogue with militants: Minister January 16, 2014

      Islamabad: Pakistan has resumed dialogue with militants to find a "durable solution" to the problem of terrorism after the process was disrupted by a US drone strike, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday. The government is also in the final stages of framing a National Security Policy...
    • Pakistan: Musharraf unlikely to appear before court today January 16, 2014

      Islamabad: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf is unlikely to appear on Thursday before the special court to face high treason charges against him, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Musharraf's lawyer Ahmad Raza Kasuri said the doctors have not yet declared his client fit, Geo News reported. He said Musharraf could...
    • Pakistan: Truck hits school bus, 17 children dead January 16, 2014

      Islamabad: A truck slammed into a bus bringing school children home from an outing in southern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 17 pupils and three adults, police said. "It was a head-on collision when the truck slammed into the school van on a single track dirt road. Apparently, speeding...