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  • Gunmen kill 14 bus passengers on Pakistan highway

    Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, officials say.

  • 9 Pakistani nationals killed in NZ attack

    Pakistan’s foreign ministry spokesman has said three more Pakistanis have been identified among those killed in the attacks on two mosques in New Zealand. That brings the number of Pakistanis killed to nine.

  • India, Pakistan should avoid further military action: Pentagon

    Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is focused on de-escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and urged them both to avoid further military action, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, without saying if he had spoken with his counterparts from either nation.

  • Why Bangladesh overtook Pakistan

    Why Bangladesh overtook Pakistan

    Bangladesh is not some Scandinavian heaven. It is poor and overpopulated, undereducated and corrupt, frequented by natural catastrophes, experiences occasional terrorism, and the farcical nature of its democracy was exposed in the December 2018 elections.

  • India foreign secy summons Pakistan envoy

    India’s Foreign Secretary Vijay K Gokhale summons Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood late yesterda night and lodged a strong protest against Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s phone call to a moderate Kashmir separatist leader saying such action tantamount to a “direct interference” in India’s internal affairs.

  • Blasphemy Case: Pak SC upholds Bibi's acquittal

    Pakistan's Supreme Court yesterday upheld the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent years on death row after being convicted of blasphemy, dismissing a petition filed by Islamists who have called for her execution.

  • Gunmen storm China consulate in Karachi

    Four people were killed yesterday when gunmen armed with hand grenades and a suicide vest stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said, with the attack claimed by a separatist group which branded Beijing "an oppressor".

  • Pakistan PM fires back after Trump criticism

    Pakistan's prime minister fired back Monday after President Donald Trump accused the country of harboring Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollars in American aid.

  • Pakistan beat New Zealand by two runs

    Left-arm pace bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi defended 17 runs in the last over as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by two runs in a thrilling finish to the first Twenty20 international in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

  • Pakistan thrash Australia in first T20I

    Babar Azam hit 68 and Imad Wasim marked his return with three wickets to guide Pakistan to a resounding 66-run win over Australia in the opening Twenty20 International at the Zayed Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

  • SAFF Suzuki Cup: India, Maldives cruise into final

    Seven-time champions India set up a final clash against one-time champions Maldives in the SAFF Suzuki Cup following comfortable victories in their respective semifinals at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

  • Pak PM’s ally elected as president

    Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's Dr Arifur Rehman Alvi is elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, according to provisional results.

  • The future of 'Naya Pakistan'

    The “second democratic transition” in Pakistan was marred with pre-poll suicide attacks which killed three contestants as well as scores of their supporters especially in Quetta.

  • Can Imran Khan be the man of the people?

    The army in Pakistan seems to have devised a way where a particular person is elected even without a valid cause. Imran Khan is a product of such phenomena. Long before the latest elections, his name was tossed around.

  • New Pak govt will work for terror-free SA

    India on Saturday said it hoped the new government of Pakistan would "work constructively" to end militancy in South Asia, in its first comments following this week's general election in Pakistan.

  • Road Accident in Brahmanbaria

    18 of a family die in road accident in Pakistan

    At least 18 people are killed in a road accident this morning when a trailer ran into a bus that had stopped to change a punctured tyre on the National Highway near Hala in Pakistan, rescuers say.

  • Judicial activism and militant attacks can mar Pakistan elections

    Pakistan goes to polls under a caretaker government amid judicial activism and militant attacks. Former Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk, heading a six-member cabinet, took over as caretaker prime minister on June 1, 2018 to oversee the general election scheduled for July 25, 2018.

  • Politician among 19 killed at Pakistan poll rally

    The death toll in a suicide bombing at an election rally in northwestern Pakistan rises to 20 as Taliban militants claimed responsibility, officials say, in the first major attack ahead of July 25 polls.

  • 100 year old woman Hazrat Bibi and Imran Khan

    100yr-old woman to stand against Imran Khan

    "I will pay extra attention to education for girls if I end up winning," Hazrat Bibi vows.

  • Pakistan appoints former chief justice as caretaker PM

    Pakistan's ruling and opposition parties announce the appointment of a former Supreme Court chief justice as caretaker prime minister.

  • Sarfraz Ahmed

    Sarfraz, Pakistan fined for slow over-rate

    Pakistan were fined for a slow over-rate during their rousing nine-wicket win over hosts England in the first Test at Lord’s, an International Cricket Council media release informed.

  • Pakistan to hold parliamentary elections on July 25

    Pakistan says it will hold parliamentary and provincial assembly elections on July 25.

  • Pakistan bars US diplomat from leaving amid tense relations

    Pakistani authorities have barred a US diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident from leaving the country, forcing an American military aircraft flown in for his departure to leave without him, local media report.

  • Heavy rainstorms kill 15 in Pakistan

    Officials in Pakistan say violent rainstorms in the northwest have caused at least 15 deaths and injured dozens.

  • Organization of Islamic Cooperation

    OIC Declaration: Dhaka rejects Islamabad's allegation

    Bangladesh has ruled out a serious allegation brought by Pakistan that Dhaka Declaration of the 45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers was issued without any discussion with participating states.

  • 16 killed in coal mine collapse in Pakistan

    Sixteen miners are killed and nine others are wounded when a coal mine collapsed due to a gas explosion in southwestern Pakistan, officials say.

  • Pakistan watchdog says country failing on human rights

    An independent Pakistani watchdog criticized the country's human rights record over the past year in a new report released Monday, saying the nation has failed to make progress.

  • Pakistan SC bars Sharif from holding office for life

    Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life, Dawn News TV reports.

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    Modi rules out India’s participation in Saarc summit in Pakistan

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveys to his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli India’s firm opposition to the staging of the Saarc Summit by Islamabad, given the fact that Pakistan continued to support cross-border terrorism from its territory.

  • Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai

    Malala leaves Pakistan after emotional visit

    Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai has left for Britain after an emotional four-day visit to Pakistan, officials say.

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