Pakistani PM to Prod Taliban on Inclusive Govt

Pakistan’s prime minister said he has “initiated a dialogue" with the Taliban to prod them to form an inclusive government that would ensure peace and stability not only in Afghanistan but also in the region. Imran Khan tweeted on Saturday that he took the initiative after his meeting

Pakistan wants to build constructive relationship with US: FO

Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmed on Thursday said that sustainable peace in Afghanistan has been the shared objective of Pakistan and the United States, and Islamabad looks forward to build constructive relationship with Washington, Radio Pakistan reported. Responding to

Pakistan announces restrictions on unvaccinated

akistan’s planning minister has warned that people who are not vaccinated will not be allowed to work from offices after this month.In a televised message Tuesday, Asad Umar said unvaccinated people will also not be eligible to enter shopping malls, use public transport or to travel by air a

Torrential rains kill 17, destroy homes in northern Pakistan

Torrential monsoon rains and mudslides hit areas in northwestern Pakistan early on Sunday, destroying homes and killing at least 17 people, police said.Officer Mohammad Nawaz Said eleven bodies were recovered from the debris of mud and brick houses in the Tor Ghar district, and rescuers were searc

Pakistan's flag carrier to resume commercial flights to Kabul

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will restart commercial flights from Islamabad to Kabul next week, becoming the first foreign commercial carrier to resume scheduled service to Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport since the Taliban's takeover of the country. Kabul airport was severely da

Pakistan denies role in Taliban's seizure of Panjshir

Pakistan on Thursday rejected claims of Islamabad's involvement in the recent fall of Panjshir province to the Afghan Taliban, describing the allegations as "baseless." Responding to questions about stories carried by certain segments of the international media alluding to Pakistan&rsqu

Pakistan says 11 Daesh militants killed in raid

Pakistan’s counter-terrorism units raided a hideout of the Daesh group in the restive southwestern Baluchistan province before dawn on Tuesday, setting off a shootout that killed 11 militants, the police said.The units, acting on intelligence, carried out the raid in the district of Mastung,

Three killed after explosion hits Pakistan Shiite procession

A powerful explosion hit a Shitte procession in central Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least three and wounding over 50 people. Speaking to the local news channel the Punjab Home Minister Raja Basharat said that a man hurled a grenade at a procession passing by Jamia Masjid in Muhajir Colony in

Pakistan Crash Sets Fire to Minibus, Kills 10 Passengers

A truck rammed into a minibus on a highway in eastern Pakistan overnight, causing a fire that killed 10 passengers, a Pakistani rescue official said Monday. According to the official, Anjum Shahzad, the blaze erupted from a gas leak and a short-circuit on board the minibus, leading to the high ca

Pakistan police arrest dozens suspected of Hindu temple attack

Pakistan police have arrested 50 people suspected of ransacking a Hindu temple in a remote town in eastern Pakistan and were searching for another 100 suspects, police said on Saturday. Wednesday's attack took place in the town of Bhong in Rahim Yar Khan district after a court granted bail to an

Pakistan locks down Karachi amid new coronavirus surge

Pakistani authorities have imposed a lockdown in the southern Sindh province, including the commercial hub of Karachi and other urban centers, amid an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases.The lockdown began Saturday and is set to last until Aug. 8, despite opposition from the federal government and

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's party wins most seats in Kashmir election

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's party was pulling ahead in polls following an election in the contested Kashmir region on Monday. Mr Khan's gains come after two members of his party were killed when fighting broke out at a polling station. Shahbaz Gill, one of Mr Khan's senior advisers in

Pakistan says Iran border 46% fenced, to be completed in a year

Work on fencing along Pakistan’s border with Iran is underway and will be completed within a year, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said on Monday. The 959-km Pakistan-Iran border begins at the Koh-i-Malik Salih mountain and ends at Gwadar Bay in the Gulf of Oman. It

Pakistan may ban air travel for unvaccinated people from Aug.1

Unvaccinated people will not be allowed to travel by air starting from Aug.1, Pakistan's top emergency and crisis announced on Friday. The emergency body also declared it mandatory for adult students to get vaccinated by Aug.31. Asad Umar, Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Special In

Pakistan gets 2.5M doses of Moderna from US

Pakistan received 2.5 million doses of the Moderna vaccine from the United States on Friday, easing pressure on Islamabad in overcoming the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines.According to a US embassy statement, the vaccines were delivered to the Pakistani people in partnership with the COVAX global va

Imran Khan rules out US military bases in Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has said he will not allow the US to build military bases to strike the Taliban and other groups in neighbouring Afghanistan. The cricketer-turned-politician said any such move would put Pakistan at risk of terrorist attacks. In an opinion piece in T

Pakistan allows AstraZeneca shot for under 40s to help its expatriates

Pakistan has lifted a rule barring the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people below 40 years old, in a bid to help inoculate people who need to travel for education or jobs abroad, particularly Saudi Arabia, a health official said.Pakistan, which relies heavily on remittances from

Pakistan steps up COVID-19 vaccine rollout with 100m target

Pakistan has received 14.5 million coronavirus vaccine doses since it began its vaccination campaign in February, and plans to buy a further 90 million doses to inoculate the adult population in the second half of the year, the country’s health ministry has said.   Announcing its 2020