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  • Pakistan world's worst in religious freedom: US government commission 9 hours 55 minutes ago

    Washington: Expressing concern over the deteriorating religious freedom in Pakistan, including attacks on minorities like Hindus and Christians, an independent, bipartisan US government commission has told lawmakers that Pakistan represents the worst situation in the world for religious freedom. In her testimony before the Committee on House Oversight and Government...
  • Pakistan: Tribunal seeks record of Dr Afridi who tipped CIA on Osama Yesterday

    Peshawar: A tribunal in Pakistan's tribal area on Thursday directed authorities to produce records of the case of Dr Shakil Afridi who tipped the CIA to trace Osama bin Laden in the country in 2011. Afridi, who helped the American spy agency in tracing the then al-Qaeda chief bin Laden through...
  • JDU warns of attempts for imposition of 'Pakistan model' in India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Targeting BJP over the issue of communalism, JD(U) on Wednesday asked minorities, OBCs, SCs and STs to come together even as it warned of attempts for the imposition of a "Pakistan model" in the country. "Some people say Hinduism is in danger. There is no other country in the...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attacks case: Defence lawyers oppose 'video-link' trial in Pakistan 2 days ago

    Lahore: Defence lawyers in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case on Wednesday opposed the plea before a Pakistani anti-terrorism court to hold the trial of the seven accused through a video-link or allow witnesses to submit their recorded statements. In the last hearing, the prosecution lawyers had filed an application in the...
  • Pakistan army kills 40 terrorists in North Waziristan 2 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 40 militants were killed on Wednesday in airstrikes by Pakistani military in the restive North Waziristan tribal region where it has launched a major offensive against the Taliban. Five hideouts and ammunition dumps of the militants were also wiped out in the strikes carried out in Nawae Killi...
  • Over 1,000 Pakistani parliamentarians face suspension 3 days ago

    Islamabad: More than 1,000 parliamentarians in Pakistan are facing their membership's suspension if they continued to not submit their assets' details to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has revealed that out of 1,174 parliamentarians only 96 have submitted details of their assets, Geo News...
  • Pakistan: Angry passengers bar Rehman Malik, PML-N leader from boarding flight after delay 3 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Rehman Malik and Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Wakwani were barred from boarding Islamabad-bound PIA flight from Karachi as they delayed it by two-and-half hours, Dawn reported. A video clip showed that irate airline passengers held the...
  • Pakistan: Flood death toll crosses 300 4 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 312 people have died and over two million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan, even as swelling waters continued to ravage the country's southern Punjab province, officials said on Monday. The floods were triggered after massive monsoon rains that started on September 3 and continued...
  • Pakistan: 1 killed in attack on polio team 4 days ago

    Karachi: An official was killed on Monday when motorcycle-borne armed men attacked a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, seriously hampering the drive to eradicate the crippling disease. A campaign official said that armed men opened fire at the team in Pishin's Karbala area and killed the levies official....
  • Imran Khan booked for forcing police to release his party workers 4 days ago

    Islamabad: Opposition leader and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf chief Imran Khan has been booked for forcing police to release his party workers arrested in violation of Section 144, officials said on Monday. "We have registered a case against him in Bani Gala police station for interfering in police work and forcibly releasing the...
  • Pakistan: 12 killed in rescue boat tragedy 5 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 12 people of a marriage party, including the bridegroom and two children, were killed when a rescue boat capsized near the Pakistani city of Multan, even as ravaging floods continue to wreak havoc in the country affecting over two million people, officials said on Sunday. The boat was...
  • Pakistan dockyard attackers planned to hijack navy frigate 5 days ago

    Karachi: The Taliban militants who attacked Karachi's naval dockyard last week were planning to hijack a Pakistani navy missile frigate with inside help, indicating the extent of radicalisation within the forces. "It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009," the...
  • Pakistan flood sinks boat carrying wedding party 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Severe flooding sank a boat carrying a wedding party in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday, killing the bridegroom and 17 others, officials said. Senior police officer Mian Tanvir from the nearby city of Multan said the army-run boat carrying over 30 people capsized when it hit debris from a dike...
  • HC orders release of protesters; Imran, Qadri mount pressure 5 days ago

    Islamabad: In a major boost to the morale of anti-government protesters, a Pakistani court on Sunday ordered the release of all arrested supporters of Imran Khan and cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri, a day after the two leaders suspended talks and mounted pressure on the embattled government. Pakistani police arrested several protesters and a...
  • Health emergency in Pakistan due to floods 5 days ago

    Islamabad: Eight districts in Pakistan's Sindh province have declared a health emergency due to the floods caused by heavy rains, the media reported on Sunday. According to officials, Sindh Health Minister Saghir Ahmed declared an emergency in the province with particular focus on the eight districts, Dawn online reported. Sindh's health department...
  • Pakistan militant group renounces violence 5 days ago

    Islamabad: A Pakistan Taliban militant group renounced violence to pursue implementation of Sharia in the country through peaceful means. The Punjabi Taliban militant group would now pursue the implementation of Islamic law through peaceful means, it said in a statement. The decision to end violence was taken after consultation with...
  • Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches 280 5 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 280 people have been killed and over two million affected in massive flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan even as military specialists blew up dikes to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week...
  • Keep the 'door ajar' to achieve whatever is possible: Pakistan 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Saturday made a strong pitch for normalisation of ties with India after last month's "political setback" and said in diplomacy one should keep or leave the "door ajar" so that whatever was possible could be achieved. The remarks were made by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit,...
  • Pakistan: Tahir-ul Qadri suspends talks with government 6 days ago

    Islamabad: One of the two anti-government protest leaders in Pakistan on Saturday said that he has suspended talks with the PML-N government following a crackdown on demonstrators demanding ouster of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "We have suspended the talks as the government has begun arresting my workers in Islamabad and...
  • Pakistan diverts rivers to save cities from floods 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Military specialists blew up dikes in central Pakistan to divert swollen rivers and save cities from raging floods that have killed hundreds of people, authorities said on Saturday, as officials stepped up efforts in India's part of Kashmir to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases there. In Pakistan, the breaches...
  • Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches to 274 6 days ago

    Islamabad: At least 274 people have been killed and over two million affected in massive flooding triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week and since have stopped but the floods triggered by the heavy showers are still...
  • Pakistan teenage activist Malala's attackers arrested: Army 1 week ago

    Islamabad: The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls' education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 have been arrested, the army announced in Friday. Malala, then 15, was shot in her head by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) gunmen in October...
  • Pakistan army deploys choppers, boats for flood relief, toll 261 September 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan's army on Thursday used helicopters and boats to rescue thousands of stranded people as the country grapples with the deadliest floods in its history that have killed over 260 people and affected over a million others in Punjab and PoK. One of the main rivers of the country,...
  • Pakistan envoy echoes Sushma Swaraj, says time for 'new beginning' in ties September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday said that it "could not agree more" with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's "no full stop" in diplomacy remark and noted that the time has come for making a "new beginning" in bilateral ties. "I cannot agree more (with Swaraj) because in diplomacy, you need...
  • India will resume talks only if Pakistan responded properly: Home Minister September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that India will resume talks with Pakistan only if it responds adequately. "If Pakistan responds properly, we will resume dialogue with them. A neighbour is a neighbour. We always want good relations with neighbours. Friends can be chosen but neighbours...
  • Sri Lankan arrested on the charge of spying for Pakistan September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A Sri Lankan national was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charge of spying on behalf of Pakistan. Arun Selvarajan was arrested by NIA for his alleged involvement in espionage activities at the instigation of Pakistan, official sources said. Selvarajan was found in possession of two...
  • Pakistan: Nearly 260 dead in rains, floods; over 1 million affected September 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Nearly 260 people have been killed and more than one million affected due to rains and devastating floods in Pakistan with authorities racing against both time and tide to limit destruction, officials said on Wednesday. The rains lashed vast areas of the country last week and have now stopped but...
  • Pakistan textile brand to support cause of orphan girls September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistani textile brand LALA has joined hands with Indian NGO Samarpan Foundation to support orphan girls. LALA on Wednesday organised a fashion show here where orphan girls joined models on the ramp. The proceeds of the show will be used to support the cause. ...
  • Pakistan court requested to hold 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trial by video-link September 10, 2014

    Lahore: Prosecution lawyers today filed an application in a Pakistani anti-terrorism court requesting it to conduct the trial of the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case through video-link. The prosecution lawyers filed the application in the Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi, urging it to hold the trial through video-link, sources...
  • J&K: Pakistani women thanks Indian Army for rescuing them September 9, 2014

    The Army, Indian Air Force, National Disaster Relief Force and Jammu and Kashmir Police have been working round the clock to rescue those affected and said that 'Megh Rahat' operation will continue till all the victims are pulled out to safety ...