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  • Pakistan: Mob kills three over 'blasphemous' Facebook post 4 days ago

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...
  • Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post 4 days ago

    Lahore: A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby...
  • Pakistan mob kills woman, girls, over 'blasphemous' Facebook post 4 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her granddaughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. The dead, including a seven-year-old girl and her baby...
  • Nawaz Sharif committed to improving India-Pakistan ties: Envoy 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was committed to normalisation of relations with India on the basis of mutual interest and respect, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit has said. Basit was speaking at the Jama Masjid which he visited at the invitation of Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari for 'Iftar'...
  • India summons Pakistani envoy over repeated adjournment of 26/11 trial 1 week ago

    New Delhi: India on Friday lodged a strong diplomatic protest against the reported adjournment of the ongoing trial of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack. The Pakistani Deputy High Commissioner in New Delhi was summoned to the Foreign office on Friday. The Indian Deputy High Commissioner went to the Pakistani Foreign...
  • BSF security personnel gun down Pakistani intruder in Kashmir July 23, 2014

    Srinagar: The Indian security forces on Tuesday gunned down a Pakistani intruder in Kashmir. The Border Security Force (BSF) shot the intruder in the Kathua district when he tried to cross the international border. The development came after the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire and killed an Indian jawan in Akhnoor on...
  • Remembering Kargil heroes: How Pak soldier Captain Sher Khan was acknowledged by India too July 23, 2014

    Drass: Captain Sher Khan of the Pakistan Army was someone whose bravery was acknowledged by his enemy, the Indian side as well during the Kargil war. 15 years on, Captain Sher Khan remains a hero. His name, his image is everywhere and even his native village in Pakistan's tribal Waziristan...
  • J&K: Ceasefire violation by Pak in Akhnoor sector, 1 soldier killed July 22, 2014

    Srinagar: One soldier was killed and two were injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu on Tuesday. There have been several ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the recent days. Earlier in the day, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had raised the issue of violations in Parliament. Jaitley had...
  • US wants ties with 'Modi's India': Pakistani daily July 20, 2014

    Islamabad: After denying him a visa for years, the US now wants to engage with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a Pakistani daily said on Sunday, adding Washington wants to re-engage with "Modi's India". An editorial in the Dawn said the US-India Strategic Dialogue will resume when Secretary of State...
  • Modi welcome to visit Pakistan anytime, says envoy July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcome to visit Pakistan, said a visiting Pakistani envoy at an event at the Press Club of India on Friday. Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit said a visit to Pakistan by Modi "would be welcome whenever he comes". But Basit noted that such high-level visits...
  • JuD says Saeed discussed Indo-Pak issues with Vaidik July 17, 2014

    Lahore: Amidst the raging row over the meeting between an Indian scribe and the 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Jamaat-ud-Dawah on Thursday came out with a statement claiming that the 2008 Mumbai attacks and the Narendra Modi government were among topics discussed. JuD spokesperson Yahya Mujahid, who claimed to be present...
  • Terrorist attack on Kabul airport, gunfire, explosions heard July 17, 2014

    Kabul: A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport on Thursday as explosions and gunfire rang out. The interior ministry said a group of insurgents had opened fire with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades after seizing a building under construction at the airport. The attack began around 4:30 am (0000 GMT)...
  • Vaidik-Saeed meeting wasn't officially organised: Indian High Commission July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Hours after the Narendra Modi government denied any back channel talks following Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Indian High Commission in its report has said that it had no information about the meeting and that it was a personal meeting. This comes after...
  • Lone Hindu Brahmin family in Pakistan's Chakwal leads a secluded life July 14, 2014

    Chakwal: "When I first went to a local college two years ago, students and teachers gave me a strange look," recalls 18-year-old Manisha Chhiber, a Hindu girl whose family lives a secluded life in Kariyala village located at the top of Surla Hill, some 10 kilometre away to the south...
  • Subramanium Swamy hits out at Vaidiki for meeting Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    BJP leader Subramanium Swamy has slammed Ved Pratap Vaidiki for meeting 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, asking how someone who preaches nationalism could meet someone who spews venom against India. ...
  • Uproar in Rajya Sabha over Ramdev aide's meeting with Hafiz Saeed July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Opposition Congress on Monday created uproar in Rajya Sabha over reported meeting of a journalist considered close to yoga guru Ramdev with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, leading to two adjournments during Question Hour. Though the government clarified that it had nothing to do with...
  • India asks UN team on Kashmir to leave Delhi premises July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: India has asked a United Nations military observer group on Kashmir to vacate a government-provided bungalow in New Delhi, in a toughening stance against a mission that Indians have long opposed. New Delhi considers the whole of Kashmir as an integral part of the country and has bristled against...
  • Jinnah's sister asked to pay water bill 47 years after her death June 30, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistani authorities here have sent a water bill amounting Rs 2,63,774 to Fatima Jinnah, the sister of the country's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, 47 years after her death. The Karachi Water and Sewerage Board has sent the bill to Fatima Jinnah and she has been directed to pay the amount...
  • Pak woman burnt to death after rejecting marriage proposal June 29, 2014

    Lahore: A young woman has been burnt to death by her suitor after she rejected his marriage proposal in Pakistan's Punjab province. The incident took place in Toba Tek Singh district when the suspect visited the residence of the victim with his marriage proposal, according to the girl's family members. The proposal...
  • Newly-wed couple killed in public over love marriage in Pakistan June 29, 2014

    Lahore: A newly-wed couple was brutally killed in full public view by the family members of the girl for marrying a 'man of her choice' in Pakistan's Punjab province. According to an FIR, Muafia Bibi (23) of Satrah village of Daska tehsil, some 100km from Lahore, married Sajjad Ahmed (27)...
  • US names Jamaat-ud-Dawa as terror outfit, sanctions 2 LeT leaders June 26, 2014

    Washington: Tightening its noose around LeT, the US on Wednesday added its affiliates, including the JuD, to its list of designated terror organisations and slapped sanctions against two Pakistan-based LeT leaders. The State Department has amended Lashkar-e-Taiba's designations to add the aliases: Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz Qibla Awwal,...
  • Shoaib Akhtar ties the knot with 20-year-old July 3, 2014

    Karachi: Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has tied the knot with a 20-year old girl from Haripur in the Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province. Duniya TV channel reported that Akhtar married Rubab in a quiet Nikah ceremony in Haripur on Wednesday. "The haq mahar has been kept at half a million rupees and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...