Pakistan PM angry over reports TV anchor knew about strike

Pakistan’s prime minister reacted angrily on Monday to media reports of a text exchange between an Indian TV anchor and a former media industry executive that suggests a 2019 Indian airstrike inside Pakistan was designed to boost Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chances for reelec

Pakistan hit by nationwide power cut

Pakistan's worst power outage in several years plunged the country into darkness and led internet connectivity in the country to collapse. An engineering fault in southern Pakistan shortly before midnight on Saturday tripped the country's grid and caused power plants to shut down across the count

Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

QUETTA: Thousands of mourners gathered in Pakistan Saturday for the burial of 10 miners who were killed in an attack claimed by Daesh that sparked an outcry over the lack of protection for workers.A six-day protest by the Shiite Hazara community over the killings in the country’s restive sou

Pakistan's Hazara say no end to Quetta sit-in without justice for slain miners

Members of the Shi’ite Hazara minority in Pakistan who have blockaded a highway in Quetta with the bodies of slain coal miners said on Tuesday they will not withdraw until Prime Minister Imran Khan meets them and the killers are brought to justice. Islamic State militants slit the throats o

Pakistan shot down an Indian drone in Kashmir

Pakistan announced yesterday that it had shot down an Indian drone that violated the airspace of the border control line in the disputed Kashmir region between the two countries. And according to the statement of the Public Relations Unit of the Pakistani army, an Indian "spy march" broke th

Pakistan's Imran Khan praised after New Year meal at homeless shelter

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan drew widespread praise on social media after dining with residents at a shelter for the poor that he had just opened on New Year's Day. Photos posted on the prime minister's Facebook page show him sitting down for a meal at the shelter at Tarnol in Islamabad,

Pakistani PM launches Turkey-funded shelter home

Pakistan's prime minister on Friday inaugurated a 100-bed shelter home constructed by Turkey's state-run aid agency for people in poverty near the capital Islamabad, Anadolu Agency reports. The "model" shelter built by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and furnished

Pakistani provincial government will pay to rebuild Hindu temple

A provincial government in Muslim-majority Pakistan said it would pay to rebuild a Hindu temple destroyed by a mob this week. About 1,500 people attacked the temple in a remote village of north-eastern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in protest against renovations being made to an

Pakistan arrests 14 after hardliners destroy Hindu temple

Pakistani police arrested 14 people in overnight raids after a Hindu temple was set on fire and demolished by a mob led by supporters of a radical Islamist party. The temple's destruction on Wednesday in the north-western town of Karak drew condemnation from human rights activists and the minorit

Pakistan confirms first three cases of COVID-19 variant from UK returnees

Pakistan has reported its first confirmed cases of a new coronavirus strain detected in the United Kingdom earlier this year. The Health Department of Sindh took 12 COVID-19 samples of UK returnees for Genotyping out of which 6 were positive and 3 showed the new variant of the COVID-19 virus in t

Seven Pakistani soldiers killed in Balochistan attack

Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in an attack in the south-west province of Balochistan, the military said. Security sources told Reuters the attack occurred late on Saturday in the district of Harnai. Militants from nearby hilltops opened fire on a military post using rockets and then a

Pakistani court orders release of men accused of murdering Daniel Pearl

 A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the immediate release of four men accused of orchestrating the 2002 kidnapping and murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, including the main suspect earlier sentenced to death for masterminding the killing. In April the same court - the Sindh High

Pakistan tells UAE it rejects normalisation with Israel

Pakistan cannot and will not recognise Israel before a "concrete and permanent settlement" of the Palestinian issue is reached, the country's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Monday. "I categorically presented Pakistan's stance on Israel to the UAE's foreign minister that we will not

Pakistan talks on ties with Israel ‘fake news,’ says Khan

Pakistan will refuse to recognize Israel until Palestinian rights are guaranteed, Prime Minister Imran Khan said. In a wide-ranging interview with a local TV news channel on Friday, the Pakistani leader said: “Pakistan is a democratic society — and our entire nation stands with the Pa

Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi discusses visa issue with UAE authorities

Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates are "tested strategic partners," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Friday. "We always stood with each other shoulder to shoulder," he added in a press conference, thanking the UAE for its support for his country in difficult times. Qureshi arrive

Pakistan's president approves new anti-rape law

A new law to tackle rape in Pakistan has been praised for trying to ensure speedier justice for victims, but condemned for decreeing that attackers face chemical castration. The law announced by President Arif Alvi was brought in after widespread public anger at a series of high-profile sexual as

Pakistan's new internet rules alarm politicians and activists

Sweeping new powers for Pakistan's government to block or remove internet content it deems harmful to the country were condemned as an attack on freedom of speech and the media. The government says the Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content Rules 2020 passed in October will curb hate spe

An explosive device … Detonation of a railway line in western Pakistan

Unidentified persons blew up a railway line in Balochistan, southwestern Pakistan, Sunday, December 13, 2020. The Pakistani police said in statements carried by the media that the militants planted an explosive device on the railway linking the city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province,