2d ago| South Asia

1971 war 'a military failure', says Pakistan foreign minister

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the "Dhaka debacle in 1971 was in fact a military failure that had brought a host of challenges for the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto-led PPP"..Bilawal, also PPP chairman, made the comments on Wednesday at the Nishtar Park rally, organised to m

2d ago| South Asia

Pak embassy in Kabul attacked, one injured

Pakistan's embassy in Kabul came under attack today with gunfire injuring a Pakistani security guard, officials said, in what Islamabad called an attempt to assassinate its head of mission, who was unhurt.

2d ago| South Asia

Sri Lanka ends resort blackouts to lure back foreign tourists

Sri Lanka said on Thursday that it was reorganising its blackout-prone electricity grid to guarantee power to tourist resorts, in an effort to lure back foreign travellers after a bruising economic crisis.

1w ago| South Asia

Taliban's treatment of women may be crime against humanity: UN experts

The Taliban's treatment of Afghan women and girls, including their exclusion from parks and gyms as well as schools and universities, may amount to a crime against humanity, a group of UN experts said Friday.

1w ago| South Asia

‘We will not surrender’

More than a dozen Afghan women protested briefly in Kabul yesterday, calling for their rights to be recognised on the eve of the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

1w ago| South Asia

Lt Gen Asim Munir Pakistan’s new army chief

After weeks of intense speculation and rumours, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday chose Lt Gen Asim Munir as the new chief of army staff (COAS).

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

1971 war 'a military failure', says Pakistan foreign minister

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said the "Dhaka debacle in 1971 was in fact a military failure that had brought a host of challenges for the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto-led PPP"..Bilawal, also PPP chairman, made the comments on Wednesday at the Nishtar Park rally, organised to m

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Pak embassy in Kabul attacked, one injured

Pakistan's embassy in Kabul came under attack today with gunfire injuring a Pakistani security guard, officials said, in what Islamabad called an attempt to assassinate its head of mission, who was unhurt.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Sri Lanka ends resort blackouts to lure back foreign tourists

Sri Lanka said on Thursday that it was reorganising its blackout-prone electricity grid to guarantee power to tourist resorts, in an effort to lure back foreign travellers after a bruising economic crisis.

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022

Sri Lanka ends resort blackouts to woo back tourists

Sri Lanka said yesterday it was reorganising its blackout-prone electricity grid to guarantee power to tourist resorts, in an effort to lure back foreign travellers after a bruising economic crisis.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

BSF to install 5,500 CCTV cameras at Bangladesh, Pakistan borders

India's Border Security Force will install 5,500 security cameras, and buy drones and other monitoring gadgets for surveillance at the country's borders along Bangladesh and Pakistan.

December 1, 2022
December 1, 2022

15 killed as blast hits Afghan school

A blast tore through a religious school during prayer time in the northern Afghan province of Samangan yesterday, killing 15 people, a provincial spokesperson

November 30, 2022
November 30, 2022

3 killed in Quetta suicide blast: Pakistan Taliban claims attack

Three people were killed and 23 injured Wednesday when a suicide bomber targeted a police truck in western Pakistan, an attack claimed by the domestic chapter of the Taliban.

November 29, 2022
November 29, 2022

Pakistan’s new army chief takes command

General Asim Munir took over as the new chief of army staff (COAS) at a ceremony held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi today.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

Imran Khan says his party to quit all assemblies

Springing the much-touted ‘surprise’ on his political allies and opponents alike, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan announced on Saturday his party’s intention to disassociate itself from the “current corrupt political system” by quitting the assemblies of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

November 27, 2022
November 27, 2022

‘Why don’t our institutions learn from old mistakes?’

Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan yesterday lamented his country’s institutions’ incapability to learn from past mistakes as he addressed thousands of supporters at a rally after being shot earlier this month in an assassination attempt he blamed on his successor.