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  • Zainab rape, murder: Accused gets death

    An anti-terrorism court finds Imran Ali -- the man accused of raping and murdering six-year-old Zainab Amin in Kasur -- guilty of the charges brought against him, hands him four counts of the death penalty, one life term, a 7-year jail term and at least Rs 2 million in fines.

  • Suicide bomber kills 11 soldiers in Pakistan

    At least 11 soldiers are killed and 13 wounded in a suicide attack near an army base in northern Pakistan, officials say, in a region that was once controlled by a local faction of the Taliban.

  • Pakistan police killing of youth fuels anger over 'encounters'

    Nationwide protests at the police killing of a young ethnic Pashtun man in Pakistan’s largest city shines a spotlight on allegations of persecution by the authorities against refugees from the country’s conflict-ridden northwest.

  • Pakistan’s internal politics may worsen problems

    Self-serving Pakistani politics threaten to aggravate the country's myriad problems that have strained its relations with the United States and could heighten tension in the restless, key geo-strategic region of Balochistan, a vital node bordering Iran in China's Belt and Road initiative and the earmarked home for the People's Republic's second foreign military base.

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    US weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad

    The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior US official says, cautioning that US action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.

  • US President Donald Trump

    Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

    Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesman says, a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy.

  • ‘Paradise Papers’ expose Pak ex-PM’s offshore holdings

    Nearly a year and a half after the Panama Papers leaks shook the world elites by revealing the offshore holdings of some of the most powerful political players, the Inter­national Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) releases another treasure trove of data.

  • Sri Lanka reconsiders Pakistan tour decision

    Sri Lanka's cricket board is reconsidering plans to play a match against Pakistan in Lahore later this month after its players expressed security concerns.

  • Pakistan held to a draw by Japan

    Japan hold former champions Pakistan to a 2-2 draw in their second match of Hero Asia Cup hockey tournament at Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium today.

  • Pakistan's ousted PM Sharif "back with full force" as party chief

    Pakistan's ruling party is re-elected ousted premier Nawaz Sharif as its leader, saying he was "back with full force", a day after using its parliamentary majority to amend a law to allow him to re-take the job.

  • Pakistan Finance Minister Ishaq Dar indicted

    Pak court indicts minister in corruption case

    An accountability court in Islamabad indicts Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in a corruption reference filed against him by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

  • Khalid Latif banned for five years

    Pakistan cricket's anti-corruption tribunal bans opener Khalid Latif for five years and fine him one million rupees ($9,489) over a spot-fixing case.

  • SL to play day-night Test against Pak

    Sri Lanka will play its first day-and-night Test match later this month when they meet Pakistan for a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Pakistan postpones US visit after Trump speech

    Pakistan postponed a visit by a US acting Assistant Secretary of State, officials said, as small protests broke out against President Donald Trump’s accusations that Islamabad was prolonging the war in Afghanistan.

  • Would-be suicide bomber sheds light on 'Pak militant web'

    The confession of a Pakistani teenager who was captured moments before carrying out a suicide attack has given police a rare glimpse into a militant network they say is behind the recent surge in sectarian violence.

  • Panamagate takes Nawaz Sharif down

    Nawaz's detractors have been celebrating the court verdict. But is it really a triumph for the people of Pakistan? There are completely opposing viewpoints with some calling it independent judiciary in a democracy while others trashing judicial activism describing it as the death knell of democracy.

  • 13 killed as van catches fire in Pakistan

    A total of 13 people are killed after a van carrying the passengers catches fire after hitting a gas pipeline near Attock in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, rescue officials say.

  • Ronaldinho to play exhibition matches in Pakistan

    Brazilian hero Ronaldinho, will play two exhibition matches in Pakistan this weekend in hopes of attracting more players from the cricket-mad country, media reports say.

  • Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

    Pakistan begins Eid in mourning as the death toll from an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores more injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilt fuel.

  • Suicide car bomber kills 11 in Pakistan's Quetta

    A suicide car bomber kills at least 11 people, including four police officers, in an attack near a checkpoint in the volatile southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say.

  • Stage set for ultimate grudge match

    An India-Pakistan match was once considered the mother of all battles on a cricketing plain, but for the last few years the rivalry has

  • Pakistan in final

    Pakistan book a place in Sunday's final of the ICC Champions Trophy after dispatching hosts England by eight wickets in the first semifinal at the Sophia Garden in Cardiff today.

  • 3 men, 96 children: Pakistan’s population booms

    Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan's skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years.

  • Kohli, Yuvraj make Pak pay

    India captain Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh made Pakistan pay for fluffing catches with quickfire fifties as the holders launched their Champions Trophy title-defence with a rain-affected 124 run thrashing of their arch-rivals at Edgbaston yesterday.

  • Indian government rejects Pakistan series

    India rule out any cricket series against Pakistan until "cross-border terrorism" stops.

  • New Pak skipper faces CT acid test

    New captain Sarfraz Ahmed will face his stiffest test yet when he leads unfancied Pakistan in the Champion's Trophy -- starting with a highly-charged clash against India.

  • Tigers falter as Pakistan seize victory

    Pakistan gain an unlikely victory against Bangladesh by two wickets after a late storm from Fahim Ashraf saw Pakistan edge the match in the ICC Champions Trophy Warm-up Match played at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

  • Younis honoured at Lord's

    Record-setting former Pakistan Test batsman Younis Khan was accorded a warm reception held at Lord's the other day.

  • Pakistan make steady start

    Pakistan negotiated a potentially tricky first session, reaching 70 for one on the first day of the third and final Test against the West Indies at Windsor Park in Dominica on Wednesday.

  • Iran to hit inside Pakistan if terror attacks continue

    The head of the Iranian armed forces warns Islamabad that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks.