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Will support Pakistan if it makes smart choices: US

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] | October 18, 2018 7:41:53 AM IST
United States (US) State Department senior official Henry S. Ensher on Wednesday stated that the US is prepared to be Pakistan's partner, provided it makes smart choices.... read..
 

116 policemen suspended over 2014 firing in Pakistan

Islamabad |Thursday, 2018 7:45:04 AM IST
As many as 116 police officials have been suspended from their posts for their alleged involvement in a June 2014 tragedy that killed at least 14 persons in Lahore in Pakistan's Punjab province, media reports said.... read..
 

Pakistan slips to 107th on Global Competitiveness Index

Islamabad | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Pakistan has slipped by one position in the Global Competitiveness Index 2018 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as compared to last year, ranking 107 out of 140 countries, with a score of 4.0. With an overall ranking of 107 out of 140 countries, ... read..
 

Injured Starc likely to miss Pakistan T20 series

Melbourne [Australia] | October 18, 2018 1:11:31 PM IST
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who is struggling with a left hamstring injury, is likely to miss the upcoming T20 series against Pakistan.... read..
 

Pakistan seeks Saudi Arabia's help to tackle financial crisis

New Delhi [India] | October 17, 2018 7:41:28 PM IST
Pakistan is seeking foreign aid to tackle its sagging economy and Saudi Arabia is one of the most important investors that it needs to get its hands on, opines Arif Rafiq, who authored 'The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Barriers and Impact'.... read..
 

Pakistan's Anti-terror unit foils attempt to target CPEC project

Nawabshah | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan has foiled an attempt to target CPEC project during a raid in Nawabshah here on Wednesday. CTD,Hyderabad conducted a raid in Nawabshah of Shaheed Benazir Abad District of Sindh province on wednesday. As r... read..
 

Zainab Ansari's rapist executed in Pakistan

Lahore [Pakistan] | October 17, 2018 7:11:27 AM IST
Seven-year-old Zainab Ansari's rapist was executed by Pakistan in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail at 5:30 am (local time) on Wednesday.... read..
 

Australia bundled out for 145 on day two of second Test against Pakistan

Abu Dhabi | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
A five-wicket haul from Mohammed Abbas broke the spine of the visitors' batting attack, as they were bundled out for 145 on day two of the second Test between Pakistan and Australia. Twin fifties from Fakhar Zaman and Azhar Ali in the final session s... read..
 

Pakistan hangs 6-year-old Zainab's killer

Islamabad |Wednesday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Pakistan early on Wednesday hanged a man convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari in January.... read..
 

Our jawans making sacrifices to Pakistan's proxy war: J&K DGP

Jammu | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Having all kudos for the jawans of state police and other security forces, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh on Wednesday said that men in uniform are giving supreme sacrifices to the proxy war triggered by the Pakistan. "Pakistan ... read..
 

Iran rebukes Pakistan, asks to confront state sponsored terrorists

Tehran | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has rebuked Pakistan on Tuesday and asked them to tackle suspected militants who have kidnapped 14 members of Iranian security forces on their shared border. "We expect Pakistan to confront these terrorist ... read..
 

Pakistan executes murderer and repeat child sex offender

Islamabad | Wednesday, Oct 17 2018 IST
Pakistan hanged Imran Ali on Wednesday morning, who was convicted of sexually abusing many minor girls in Kasur city located to south of Lahore, in the Pakistani province of Punjab. Imran Ali was hanged in the presence of Superintendent Kot Lakhpat Jail... read..
 

China, Pakistan vow to build closer ties, jointly construct CPEC

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 2:15:04 AM IST
China and Pakistan agreed on Monday to build closer ties and facilitate the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).... read..
 

Russia, Pakistan to hold joint military drills

Moscow |Tuesday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Russian and Pakistani troops will hold joint military drills in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from October 21 to November 4, a statement said here on Tuesday.... read..
 

Afghanistan-Pakistan border sealed after clashes

Islamabad | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Major part of border between Pakistan and Afghanistan remained closed on Monday following clashes between the two countries' security forces, leaving hundreds of people and vehicles stranded on both sides. The Chamman-Spin Boldak border crossing was shut ... read..
 

BCCI adopts double standard over India-Pakistan matches: PCB

New Delhi | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Ehsan Mani, the newly elected Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman has said that Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) adopts double standard over India-Pakistan matches. Mani, who replaced Najam Sethi as PCB chief in September this year, said it... read..
 

ICC Women's Championship series gives Australia, Pakistan chance to prepare for ICC Women's WT20

Kuala Lumpur | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Australia and Pakistan will play three one-day internationals and as many Twenty20 internationals here from October 18-22 ahead of November's marquee event. Defending champions Australia, alongside Pakistan look to pick up important points in their ... read..
 

'Friendship -2018' : Russia, Pakistan to hold military drills

ROSTOV-ON-DON | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Russian and Pakistani forces will conduct joint military drill this month.The report has been confirmed by the Russian military official . 'Friendship-2018' as it is known as,will start from Oct 21 to Nov 4. The servicemen from the armed forces of both ... read..
 

IMF bailout: China supports Pakistan

Islamabad | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
China has supported Pakistan's appeal to International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial assistance to economic challenges, however, cautioning that the assistance should not effect the bilateral relationship. "As a member of the IMF, China supports the ... read..
 

Fourteen Iranian Border Guards Kidnapped on Pakistani Border

Lulakdan | Tuesday, Oct 16 2018 IST
Fourteen Iranian border guards were abducted on the border with Pakistan on Tuesday. The state-funded Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA),official said, "the border guards were kidnapped by members of an identified terrorist group in southeast Iran.These... read..
 

Skirmish between Afghan, Pakistan armed forces along Durand Line

Kandahar Province [Afghanistan] | October 15, 2018 5:11:30 AM IST
The laying down of barbed wires along Durand Line by Pakistan border guards led to a skirmish between the armed forces of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Sunday.... read..
 

India threatens regional security: Pakistan

Islamabad |Monday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
India's offensive posture and induction of lethal weapons threatens strategic stability in South Asia, Pakistan President Arif Alvi said on Monday.... read..
 

Pakistan, Afghan forces exchange fire near Quetta

Islamabad | Monday, Oct 15 2018 IST
Pakistan and Afghan forces exchanged fire on Sunday about 60 km north of the border town of Chaman, with the clash lasting several hours. Pakistani officials confirmed the incident and said Afghan troops opened fire on Pakistani personnel who were erect... read..
 

'Rahul disturbed as India and not Pakistan signed Rafale deal'

Alwar (Rajasthan) [India] | October 15, 2018 2:11:37 PM IST
Giving a further twist to opposition's repeated scathing attacks on the Bharatiya Janata Party led central government over the Rafale deal, Rajasthan minister Jaswant Singh Yadav said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was "disturbed" as India and not P... read..
 

Indian, Pakistan Armies trade fire on LoC

Jammu |Sunday, 2018 10:15:04 AM IST
The Indian and Pakistan Armies traded fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, defence sources said..... read..
 

Pakistan to share CPEC debt details with IMF: FM

ISLAMABAD | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
Pakistan is ready to share details of the debt related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Finance Minister Asad Umar on Saturday. The Finance Minister said the decision to approach the Fund was... read..
 

Voting underway for Pakistan by-polls

Islamabad |Sunday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Voting for the by-polls for Pakistan's 11 National and 24 Provincial Assemblies were underway on Sunday, with more than 300 candidates in the fray.... read..
 

Elections on July 25 most transparent in Pakistan's history: DG ISPR

Islamabad/ London | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
Pakistan Army's chief spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor has said the July 25 general election was the most transparent in the country's democratic history, The Express Tribune reported. "People voted according to their wishes, but allegations of ... read..
 

Pakistan by-polls: Voting on 11 National and 24 Provincial Assembly begins

Islamabad | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
Crucial by-elections in Pakistan has commenced in 35 constituencies of the National and Provincial legislatures amid heightened security. The polling started at 8 am on Sunday and will continue till 5pm. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has pri... read..
 

Pakistan by-polls: Voting on 11 National and 24 Provincial Assemblies begins

Rptng correcting HL Islamabad | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
Crucial by-elections in Pakistan has commenced in 35 constituencies of the National and Provincial legislatures amid heightened security. The polling started at 8 am on Sunday and will continue till 5pm. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has prin... read..
 

Family of 'Pakistani Christian' Asia Bibi hopeful of leniency in blasphemy case

Islamabad | Sunday, Oct 14 2018 IST
Relatives of a Christian mother who faces becoming the first person to be executed for blasphemy in Pakistan have expressed hope that the Supreme Court will set her free. In 2010, Bibi was the first woman to be sentenced to death under Pakistan's blasphem... read..
 

Overseas Pakistan nationals to cast vote for first time in By-polls on Oct 14

(Rptng | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
By-elections on 35 constituencies of National and provincial assemblies which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, Oct 14 would first time witness casting of vote by overseas Pakistan nationals. 370 candidates from various constituencies are in the run for... read..
 

Third-generation double-centurion for Pakistan cricket's first family

Karachi | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
When Shehzar Mohammad smashed 265 in a domestic game in Pakistan, he followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, uncle and two grand-uncles in scoring a first-class double-century. Shehzar is the grandson of the legendary Pakistan cricketer... read..
 

Pakistan rejects Western media portrayal of economic corridor with China

Islamabad |Saturday, 2018 8:15:04 AM IST
Pakistan has rejected Western media's recent reporting on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), terming it incorrect information based on distorted facts and one-sided opinion.... read..
 

Pakistan: Kasur rape convict to be hanged next week

Islamabad [Pakistan] | October 13, 2018 7:11:29 AM IST
Imran Ali, who was convicted in the rape and murder case of a seven-year-old girl in Kasur in Pakistan's Punjab province, will be hanged on October 17.... read..
 

Imran Khan launches 'Clean and Green Pakistan'

Islamabad | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday launched the five-year initiative of 'Clean and Green Pakistan', by sweeping the floor of a local college with a broom and planting a tree. Interacting with the students, Mr Khan discussed global warming wi... read..
 

Overseas Pakistan nationals to caste vote for first time in By-polls on Oct 14

Islamabad | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
By-elections on 35 constituencies of National and provincial assemblies which is scheduled to be held on Sunday, Oct 14 would first time witness casting of vote by overseas Pakistan nationals. 370 candidates from various constituencies are in the run for... read..
 

Pakistan: SJC dismisses misconduct charges against IHC chief justice

Islamabad | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) has dismissed all complaints of 'misconduct' against Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi. The charges were dropped a day after the SJC had recommended removal of senior puisne j... read..
 

Alleged involvement in land scam, Pakistan immigration blacklists two PML-N leaders

Islamabad | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and brothers Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique have been blacklisted by the immigration authorities upon request by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). According to a notification issued b... read..
 

Elaborate arrangements for by-polls in Pakistan

Islamabad | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
The Election Commission of Pakistan has made all the required preparations for the by-elections slated to take place on October 14. Over 9.9 million ballot papers have been printed for by-polls. More than a 100 candidates are in the fray for 35 nation... read..
 

Political campaigns conclude as Pakistan set for by-polls

Islamabad |Saturday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Political parties in Pakistan have concluded their weeks-long campaigns for the country's by-elections scheduled for Sunday in 35 constituencies of the National Assembly or lower house of the country's Parliament and four provincial Assemblies.... read..
 

US to closely examine decision on Pakistan's loan request

Washington | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
The United States said that it will examine closely Pakistan's request for a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), adding that part of the reason that Pakistan found itself in this situation is Chinese debt. Asked at a news briefing how woul... read..
 

Sidhu has become ambassador of Pakistan: SAD

Chandigarh | Saturday, Oct 13 2018 IST
Taking strong exception to Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu's assertions at literary fest at Kasauli, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is up in arms against him and asked Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh to throw him out of cabinet for making su... read..
 

Human Rights activist Gulalai Ismail detained in Pakistan

Islamabad | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Islamabad International Airport officials detained the famous Pashtun rights activist Gulalai Ismail, here on Friday following her return from London. While speaking to Pakistan's dawn news channel, Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement activist said that when she r... read..
 

Massive 'upsurge' in Pakistan's foreign debt

Islamabad | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran khan on Friday voiced deep concern over the alarming rise in the country's foreign debt from six trillion to 30 trillion rupees in the past 10 years. Imran Khan said his government and people of Pakistan have the right to kno... read..
 

Pakistan's new ISI chief a 'Hafiz-e-Quran'

Rawalpindi [Pakistan] | October 12, 2018 4:41:38 PM IST
Apart from his years of experience in intelligence, Pakistan's newly appointed Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Chief Lt Gen Asim Munir is a 'Hafiz-e-Quran' who memorised the Quran during his posting in Saudi Arabia as Lt Colonel.... read..
 

US blames China for economic woes in Pakistan

Washington DC [USA] | October 12, 2018 12:41:34 PM IST
The United States on Friday held China responsible for economic challenges being faced by Pakistan and said that it would review the Pakistan government's bailout plea from all angles including the position of debt in the country.... read..
 

'Naya Pakistan Housing Programme' launched by Pak PM Imran Khan

Islamabad | Thursday, Oct 11 2018 IST
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan launched its most ambitious and landmark housing policy of building five million homes in five years. Speaking on the special ceremony here he said five million affordable houses for under-privileged classes will be buil... read..
 

Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC

Jammu |Thursday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
An Indian Army soldier has been injured in Pakistan firing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, Defence Ministry said.... read..
 

Pakistan to seek largest loan package from IMF

Islamabad |Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
PakisĀ­tan is seeking its largest loan package of up to $8 billion from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to bail itself out from a severe crisis that threatens to cripple its economy, according to diplomatic sources.... read..
 

Pakistan's ISI gets new chief

Rawalpindi [Pakistan] | October 11, 2018 12:12:31 AM IST
Lt Gen Asim Munir is the new chief of Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Army's media wing announced on Wednesday.... read..
 
 
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