Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pakistan: Pashtuns to hold meet despite no permission

Lahore [Pakistan] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Despite the refusal by Lahore district administration, Pashtun Tahafuz Movement supporters will continue to hold a public meeting at Lahore's Mochi Gate.... read..

Pakistan is China's client state', says US report

Washington D C [United States] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
China's recent decision to provide Pakistan with the military version of Beidou, its hi-tech ballistic missile tracking and monitoring system, has once again certified a well known strategic view that Beijing uses Islamabad as the first choice exporting n... read..

Faheem Ashraf keen to represent Pakistan in all formats

Karachi [Pakistan] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has said that he is eager to cement his place permanently in all three formats of the game after receiving a maiden call-up in the national Test squad against England and Ireland.... read..

Indian, Pakistan army exchange fire across LoC

Jammu |Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
The Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Saturday, defence officials said.... read..

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif accompanies ailing wife Kulsoom

New Delhi [India] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accompanied his ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz to her radiotherapy session in London, England, on Saturday.... read..

Trump seeks 'documents held' by Pakistani man to counter Democrats' lawsuit

Washington D.C. [United States] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
United States President Donald Trump has branded the lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party a "good news" and has sought the documents held by the "Pakistani mystery man", DNC Server, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Servers and Clinton emails to counter it.... read..

Soldier injured in Pakistan firing on LoC, succumbs

Jammu |Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
A soldier injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday in Rajouri district, has succumbed to his injuries, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.... read..

Pakistan court directs Interior Ministry to decide Indian Sikh woman's fate

Islamabad |Saturday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The Lahore High Court directed Pakistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday to decide within 30 days the fate of Indian Sikh woman pilgrim who converted to Islam, married a Lahore-based man and moved the court for citizenship and visa extension.... read..

Pakistani traders end protest after Army agrees to demands

Islamabad |Saturday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Traders from Pakistan's North Waziristan have called off a week-long protest in Islamabad after the Army agreed to compensate them for losses to their businesses owing to an anti-terror operation in the region, an official said on Saturday.... read..

Pakistan rights worker 'intimidated' in alleged house raid

Islamabad | Saturday, Apr 21 2018 IST
Activists have raised concern over the security of rights workers in Pakistan following a "burglary-style raid" on the house of the editor of an annual report on the country's state of human rights, a Al Jazeera report said on Saturday. The Human Rights C... read..

Sikh pilgrims return from Pakistan

Amritsar (Punjab) [India] | April 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The batch of Sikh pilgrims returned to India on Saturday after visiting Sikh shrines in Pakistan.... read..

Pakistan's anti-graft body to probe Musharraf

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
Pakistan's anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), on Friday approved an investigation into allegations against former President Pervez Musharraf for "holding assets beyond means" and "wrongful use of authority".... read..

US to impose restrictions on Pakistani diplomats in Washington

Islamabad |Friday, 2018 3:15:04 AM IST
Pakistan on Thursday confirmed that the US will impose restrictions on the movement of the country's diplomats and consular staff in Washington from May 1.... read..

China defends Pakistan against Modi's 'terror export factory' remark

Beijing |Friday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
China on Friday defended Pakistan against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that Islamabad was a "terror export factory", saying the country must be supported in the fight against "terrorism".... read..

Punjab Woman converts to Islam in Pakistan

Hoshiarpur (Punjab) [India] | April 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
A 31-year-old woman from Hoshiarpur has allegedly converted to Islam and married a Lahore-based man after going missing on a pilgrimage in Pakistan. The woman had gone to attend the Baisakhi festival there as part of a Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Commit... read..

Probe Punjab pilgrim's conversion in Pakistan: VHP

New Delhi |Friday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday demanded a probe into a Punjab woman pilgrim's conversion to Islam and re-marriage with a Lahore-based Pakistani national.... read..

Indian Sikh woman embraces Islam, remarries in Pakistan (Lead)

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
A Sikh woman from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district who went to Pakistan on a pilgrimage has reportedly embraced Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistani man, according to her family which alleged that she may have fallen into the hands of Pakistan's Inter-S... read..

Modi warns Pakistan on terrorism, expresses concern over rape incidents (Roundup)

London |Thursday, 2018 1:45:04 AM IST
In a veiled message to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that antics of those exporting terror and trying to backstab will not be tolerated and they will be answered in language they understand.... read..

Punjab Sikh woman pilgrim converts to Islam, remarries in Pakistan

Chandigarh |Thursday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
A Sikh woman pilgrim from Hoshiarpur district has reportedly converted to Islam and married a Lahore-based Pakistan national, reports reaching her family in Punjab have indicated.... read..

Judiciary won't influence outcome of Pakistan's general election -interior minister

LONDON | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Pressure from Pakistan's judiciary won't influence the outcome of upcoming general elections this year, Pakistan's Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday, adding he hoped the election would be free and fair. Earlier this month, Pakistan's Supre... read..

Russian firms taking keen interest in Pakistan

Islamabad | Wednesday, Apr 18 2018 IST
Russia's Acting Ambassador to Pakistan, Vladimir Berezyuk, has said that their country and Pakistan were moving towards greater economic cooperation. "This will have long-term impact on the economic relations of the two countries," he added, according to ... read..

Pakistan to hold talks with World Bank, IMF

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 10:15:24 PM IST
Pakistan's Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance Miftah Ismail left for Washington on Tuesday to hold talks with representatives of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).... read..

Afghanistan returns bodies of 5 Pakistani soldiers

Kabul | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
Afghan officials have handed over the bodies of five personnel of Pakistan's Frontier Corps (FC) as well as an injured soldier to the elders of Kurram Agency as talks continued between the two sides to deescalate tension along the border. The bodies were ... read..

Pakistan says India's charge of inciting Sikh pilgrims wrong

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
Pakistan on Tuesday rejected as "falsehood" the Indian charge of "attempts to incite Sikh pilgrims" to raise the issue of Khalistan.... read..

'Musharraf sold 4,000 Pakistanis to US, other countries'

Islamabad |Tuesday, 2018 10:45:06 PM IST
Former President Pervez Musharraf secretly handed over as many as 4,000 Pakistanis to foreign countries, mainly to the US, in exchange for money, the commission on missing persons has said.... read..

Asian Tour returns to Pakistan for Chief of Naval Staff Open golf meet

Karachi |Tuesday, 2018 7:15:06 PM IST
The Asian Tour will make a welcome return to Pakistan after an 11-year hiatus for the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Open Golf Championship which will be staged from July 24 to 27, it was announced on Tuesday.... read..

Three Iranian security personnel killed at Pakistan border - Revolutionary Guards

LONDON | Tuesday, Apr 17 2018 IST
Three Iranian security personnel were killed by militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said. An Iranian police officer was killed in an ambush on a border post in the city of Mirjaveh in Si... read..

Pakistan opens first school for transgenders

Lahore |Monday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan's first school for the transgender community was launched here with its first classes slated to begin from Monday, a media report said.... read..

Gunman shoots at house of Pakistan Supreme Court judge

By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE | Sunday, Apr 15 2018 IST
An unknown gunman shot at a Pakistani Supreme Court judge's residence on Sunday, a provincial government spokesman said. Authorities said no one was injured in the shooting outside the residence of Supreme Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan, who was part of a f... read..

Gunmen in Pakistan kill two Christians in drive-by shooting

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA | Sunday, Apr 15 2018 IST
Two members of Pakistan's beleaguered Christian community were killed on Sunday in the country's southwest when unknown gunmen opened fire on a small group that had just left a local church, police officials said. The churchgoers were on their way home ... read..

Several Afghan soldiers killed in border clashes with Pakistan

Kabul [Afghanistan] | April 16, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Several Afghan soldiers including a policeman and a local tribesman were killed in the ongoing clashes with Pakistan's paramilitary Frontier Corps near the disputed border Durand Line on Saturday.... read..

2 shot dead in Pakistan's Quetta

Islamabad |Monday, 2018 9:45:04 AM IST
Bike-borne assailants killed at least two persons and injured five others outside a church in Pakistan's Quetta city, police said.... read..

Pakistan court bans airing 'contemptuous' speeches by Nawaz, Maryam

Islamabad |Monday, 2018 4:45:05 PM IST
The Lahore High Court ordered on Monday a temporary ban on the airing of "contemptuous" speeches about the country's judiciary by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and other PML-N leaders.... read..

Pakistan to devise new policy for tourism promotion

Islamabad |Monday, 2018 10:45:04 AM IST
Pakistan authorities are working to introduce a new policy to build new tourism infrastructure and devise focused promotional strategies to uplift the country's image.... read..

Pakistan clarifies on denial of consular access to Sikh pilgrims

Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Pakistan on Sunday clarified its stance over denial of consular access to visiting Sikh pilgrims.... read..

Chinese investment risks Pakistan running into debt trap: Ex Pakistani ambassador Husain Haqqani, (IANS Interview)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
Pakistan runs the risk of falling into a debt trap with China's multi-billion dollar infrastructure investment, especially as a volatile security situation and tensions with neighbours threatens the economic viability of such projects, says Husain Haqqani... read..

India lodges protest with Pakistan for denying consular access to Indian Sikh pilgrims

New Delhi | Sunday, Apr 15 2018 IST
India on Sunday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over blocking of access of visiting Sikh pilgrims to Indian diplomats in that country. Even the Indian envoy was compelled by Pak authorities to return while on way to a prominent gurdwara (Sikh temple... read..

Inzamam's nephew in Pakistan squad for tour of Ireland, England

Undated | Sunday, Apr 15 2018 IST
Pakistan have named four uncapped players, including the nephew of former captain and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, in their test squad for the team's upcoming tour of Ireland and England on Sunday. Left-hander opener Imam-ul-Haq, who has played ... read..

'Insecure' Pakistan must stop demonising Pashtuns

Islamabad [Pakistan] | April 15, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
One of Pakistan's lawyers Babar Sattar, who writes articles for leading daily The News and other publications, has objected strongly to the ongoing censorship of the media, print and electronic, in Pakistan.... read..

Pakistan conducts test-fire of enhanced cruise missile

Islamabad |Sunday, 2018 12:15:10 PM IST
Pakistan successfully test-fired a cruise missile with enhanced range, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has said.... read..

Sikh pilgrims take part in Baisakhi festivities in Pakistan

Islamabad | Sunday, Apr 15 2018 IST
Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan to commemorate the 319th Baisakhi festival that celebrates and welcomes spring, and marks the harvest of Rabi crops. Over 6,000 pilgrims made their way to Hasan Abdal's beautifully preserved Gurdwara Panja Sahib to mark t... read..
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