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29-Oct-2018 Islamabad

17 killed as passenger van plunges into ravine in Pakistan

At least 17 were killed and one woman was injured when a passenger van fell into a ravine in Pakistan's north Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Sunday night, media reported.The van, carrying 18 passengers, was on its way to Rawalpindi city of the country's...

27-Oct-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan gives death sentence to 14 terrorists

Pakistani Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has confirmed death sentences to 14 terrorists belonging to banned militant groups, the military said.Eight others have been sent to jail by the military courts, the Pakistani Army's media wing Inter-Services Public...

22-Oct-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan PM Imran Khan condemns civilian killings in Kashmir

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday condemned the killing of seven civilians following a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district yesterday while calling for resolution of Kashmir dispute.In a tweet, Khan asked India to resolve the issue according...

22-Oct-2018 Islamabad

19 killed in bus collision in Pakistan

At least 19 people were killed and over 40 others injured in a head-on collision between two passenger buses in Pakistan's Punjab province on Sunday night, police and media said.According to reports, the accident happened on Multan road in Dera Ghazi Khan...

17-Oct-2018 Islamabad

9 killed in train-rickshaw collision in Pakistan

At least nine people were killed and seven others injured on Tuesday in a train-rickshaw collision in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, the media reported.According to the reports, a Khushhal Khan Khattak Express train hit a passenger rickshaw in Tangwani...

09-Oct-2018 Islamabad

CPEC focus must be on job creation, agriculture: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to shift the focus of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) from motorways to agriculture, job creation and foreign investment, a media report said on Tuesday.The decision was taken on Monday in a meeting presided...

18-Sep-2018 Islamabad

Teacher, 3 students electrocuted in Pakistan

A teacher and three students were electrocuted at a private school in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, the police said.The incident occurred during morning assembly at a school in Mansehra city. The four were hoisting the national flag...

17-Sep-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan to present mini-budget on Tuesday : Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that Finance Minister Asad Umer will present the Mini-Budget on Tuesday.During his meeting with the owners of Pakistani media outlets in the southern port city of Karachi, Imran Khan called for austerity measures...

12-Sep-2018 Islamabad

9 killed in Pakistan coal mine explosion

An explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday killed nine labourers and trapped two others.A part of the mine collapsed following the explosion triggered by the accumulation of methane gas produced from the coals, Xinhua...

28-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Muslim countries failed to tackle blasphemous content : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the absence of an international policy against the generation of blasphemous content is a "collective failure" on part of the Muslim countries.Addressing the Senate for the first time as Prime Minister, Khan on...

22-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Five killed in Pakistan over animal sacrifice

Five people were killed in a firing incident following a dispute over animal sacrifice in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday.Officials said a long-standing dispute between two families in Toru village of Mardan escalated during the sacrifice...

21-Aug-2018 Islamabad

People targeting Sidhu doing disservice to peace : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday thanked cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending his oath taking and called those targeting him in India as "doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinent".Sidhu faced flak in India for hugging...

18-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan sworn-in as new Pakistani PM

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who in the past had made hardline statements but has been conciliatory of late, was sworn-in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister on Saturday in a ceremony marking the second peaceful democratic transition from one civilian government to another...

18-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan swears in Pakistan’s new prime minister

Imran Khan was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister today, nearly 22 years after the former cricket hero entered politics.Khan, 65, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was administered the oath of office by President Mamnoon Hussain at...

17-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister

Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan was elected Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister by the country's National Assembly on Friday, three weeks after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party won the highest number of seats in the general election.Khan, 65, secured 176 votes out of...

15-Aug-2018 Islamabad

PTI's Asad Qaiser sworn in as Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Asad Qaiser was elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly or the lower house of the country's Parliament on Wednesday, beating PPP stalwart Khursheed Shah, who was fielded by an alliance of the opposition parties.Qaiser...

14-Aug-2018 Islamabad

5 killed in Pakistan court firing

At least five people were killed and three injured in a firing inside a tribal court in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa district on Tuesday.The incident took place in Battagram district after a fight between two groups, one of whom opened fire, reports Xinhua...

13-Aug-2018 Islamabad

6 dead, 8 trapped in Pakistan mine explosion

At least six people have been killed and eight are still trapped following a gas explosion in a coal mine in Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said on Monday.The accident occurred late on Sunday after an explosion in a mine in Sanjdi area, police...

09-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan wants to build trust-based relationship with US

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister in-waiting Imran Khan has said that his party wants to build a relationship with the US based on trust and mutual respect.Speaking to Acting US Ambassador to Pakistan John F. Hoover who called on him...

07-Aug-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan minor's killer gets death for other rapes, murders

A 24-year-old man, on death row for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Amin in Pakistan earlier this year, has been given death penalty on five more counts for the rape and murder of two other girls.The sentence was announced by an Anti-Terrorism...

04-Aug-2018 Islamabad

2 killed in Karachi explosion

At least two people were killed and five others were injured in a cylinder blast on Saturday in Pakistan's port city of Karachi.The blast took place in a building in Karachi's Shershah vicinity. Two died on the spot due to the impact of the explosion and...

04-Aug-2018 Islamabad

14 killed in Pakistan bus-tanker collision

At least 14 people were killed and over 30 others injured in a deadly road crash in Pakistan's northwestern district of Kohat on Saturday, the media reported.According to the reports, the accident occurred when a passenger bus collided with an oil tanker...

29-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan striving to garner numbers to form government

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which emerged as the single largest party but short of simple majority in the National Assembly elections, was yet to seek formal support from smaller parties or Independents to form the next government.Earlier, the party...

26-Jul-2018 Lahore (Pakistan)

Mandate has been snatched from us: Nawaz Sharif from jail

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the mandate has been snatched from the people of the country.The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo made the remarks during a meeting with party leaders at Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.Nawaz Sharif...

26-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Stop 'venomous propaganda', Pakistan tells Indian media

Pakistan on Thursday denounced what it called an uproar triggered by the Indian media over general elections in Pakistan and asked the neighbouring country to focus on its internal affairs.Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said that elections are a...

26-Jul-2018 Islamabad/Srinagar

Pakistan is ready to talk with India on Kashmir issue : Imran Khan

"Pakistan is ready to talk with India on Kashmir issue," said Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, while slamming the Indian media for portraying him as a "villain in a Bollywood film" in the run-up to the general elections in Pakistan.— PTI (@PTIofficial)...

25-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Polling ends in Pakistan, 37 killed in violence

At least 37 people were killed and several injured mostly in a suicide bombing in Balochistan on Wednesday as millions of voters thronged polling stations across the country to exercise their franchise in the 11th general election. Counting has begun at...

14-Jul-2018 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif lodged in Adiala Jail, daughter shifted to guest house

Pakistan's former Prime Minister who was arrested late on Friday has been shifted to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz was sent to Seihala Rest House, declared as temporary sub-jail.The Accountability Court, according to Geo News, has issued...

06-May-2018 Islamabad

23 killed in Pakistan coal mine blasts

At least 23 miners were killed and nine others injured in explosions at two coal mines in Pakistan's Balochistan province, an official said on Sunday.The first explosion, triggered by methane gas accumulation, on Saturday afternoon in Marwar, about 45 km...

14-Mar-2018 Lahore

Seven killed many injured in Lahore blast

At least seven people were killed and over a dozen others injured in a blast on the outskirts of Lahore in Pakistan on Wednesday.According to DIG (Operations) Haider Ashraf, the explosion occurred near a police camp in Raiwind. "The police appear to be...

12-Mar-2018 Islamabad

10 killed in road accidents in Pakistan

At least 10 people were killed and 19 others injured in three separate road accidents in Pakistan on Monday, the media reported.In Hub area of Balochistan province, six people died when a passenger van hit a car coming from the opposite direction, ARY News...

07-Mar-2018 Islamabad

6 held, huge cache of weapons seized in Pakistan

Pakistani law enforcement agencies on Wednesday arrested six terrorists and seized a huge cache of weapons from their possession in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province.The counter-terrorism department of police launched an operation in Mastung, a district...

20-Feb-2018 Lahore

2 lawyers killed in Lahore court firing

At least two lawyers were killed in a gunfire incident outside a sessions court here on Tuesday.The deceased lawyers were identified as Rana Ishtiaq and Owais Talib. The assailant, Kashif Rajput, opened fire at Ishtiaq -- who was his cousin -- over a family...

14-Feb-2018 Islamabad

Taliban kill 4 security personnel in Pakistan attack

At least four members of the Pakistani security forces were killed in an attack by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Pakistan's Quetta city on Wednesday.The Frontier Corps troops were riding two motorcycles along a railway track in the Langoabad area...

13-Feb-2018 Islamabad

6 killed in van-bus collision in Pakistan

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured when a passenger van hit a bus in Pakistan's east Wazirabad district on Tuesday, the media reported.The accident happened when the van carrying about 20 people collided with the bus at a roundabout in...

13-Feb-2018 Islamabad

We will pay back India in own coin, says Pakistan Defence Minister

A day after Indias Defence Minister warned that Pakistan would have to "pay" for a terror strike on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan's Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir said on Tuesday that Islamabad will pay New Delhi in "its own coin in case...

31-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Child killed as 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

At least one child was killed and nine others injured as a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted parts of Pakistan on Wednesday, Pakistan's National Seismic Monitoring Centre said.The child died and others sustained injuries after a couple...

30-Jan-2018 Islamabad

8 of family killed in Pakistan mine explosion

Eight members of a family were killed and another person was injured when a mine exploded on Tuesday as a vehicle was passing through the tribal region of northwestern Pakistan, an official said.The mine exploded as the vehicle was travelling through the Kurram...

23-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Bus, truck collision kills 5 in Pakistan

At least five people were killed and 15 others injured on Tuesday in a collision between a bus and a truck in Pakistan's port city Karachi.Four people died instantly and another succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital, the media reported. Police...

23-Jan-2018 Karachi

Ali Zafar urges CCTV cameras installation in madrasas

Pakistani star Ali Zafar has urged for the installation of cameras in madrasas so that the conduct of teachers can be monitored."I feel CC cameras need be installed in all madrasas. Their curriculum, teachers and conducts to be monitored by the government. Awareness...

19-Jan-2018 New Delhi/Islamabad

India-Pakistan trade charges over ceasefire violations, civilian deaths

India and Pakistan on Friday blamed each other for violations of the ceasefire at the border, with civilian deaths being reported from both sides amid heavy shelling and firing along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.A Border Security Force...

19-Jan-2018 Islamabad/London

Message behind 'Pad Man' truly inspiring : Malala Yousafzai

Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has backed Twinkle Khanna's film "Pad Man" on menstrual hygiene, saying it imparts an "inspiring" message.Yousafzai met "Pad Man" producer Twinkle as the latter addressed students at The Oxford Union,...

17-Jan-2018 Islamabad

US present in South Asia to create chaos : Hina Rabbani

The US is not present in South Asia for peace and stability but to create chaos in the region, Pakistan's former Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said."As George Friedman states in his book 'The Next 100 Years', the US is present there to create chaos...

10-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Defence, intelligence cooperation with US suspended : Pakistan

Pakistan has suspended defence and intelligence cooperation with the US amid growing tensions over Washington's suspension of military aid to Islamabad, Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has said.US officials have said that almost all security assistance to Pakistan...

04-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Donald Trump singing India's tune : Pakistan

Reacting to US President Donald Trumps "lies and deceit" comments, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday said he "is singing Indias tune" and that the Islambad's civil and military leaderships were on the same page.Asif said the US government's claim...

03-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Pakistan must end reliance on US aid : Nawaz Sharif

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to devise a strategy to make the country self-sufficient and independent of the need for US aid."There is no need for the US to refer to the Coalition Support...

03-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Action against Hafeez Saeed not under US pressure : Pakistan

Pakistan Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir on Wednesday rejected the notion that the country has acted against Hafiz Saeed due to pressure from the US, saying that all action against the Mumbai terror attacks mastermind was under the ambit of the country's own...

02-Jan-2018 Islamabad

Donald Trump working on agenda of Pakistan's enemies : Imran Khan

US President Donald Trump is working on the agenda of Pakistan's "enemies", PTI Chairman Imran Khan said on Tuesday, as he slammed Washington's decision to cut aid to Islamabad for lying and giving safe haven to terrorists.Speaking to reporters after appearing...

01-Jan-2018 Islamabad

6 killed in cylinder blast in Pakistan hospital

At least six persons have been killed after a cylinder exploded within the premises of a hospital in Attock in Pakistan, the media reported.Over 12 others were also injured in the blast that took place on Monday evening, Geo TV reported. Rana Akbar Hayat,...

30-Dec-2017 Ramallah/New Delhi/Islamabad

Palestine recalls envoy sharing stage with JuD chief after India's protest

Palestine on Saturday recalled its envoy to Pakistan for sharing the stage with 26/11 terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed, with President Mahmoud Abbas directly intervening to order the recall after India strongly protested the envoy's action as "unacceptable"."Palestine...

28-Dec-2017 Islamabad

Have been 'open and transparent' about Jadhav meeting : Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday said it has been "open and transparent" throughout the meeting between alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife and mother, and added that it was not an ordinary meeting as Jadhav is "a convicted Indian terrorist and spy" and, therefore,...

25-Dec-2017 Islamabad

Kulbhushan Jadhav meets family - separated by glass panel

In a public relations exercise, Pakistan on Monday arranged a meeting between Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav, and his mother and wife for about 40 minutes - through a glass panel - at the Foreign Office here but did not allow a private discussion...

24-Dec-2017 Islamabad

10 killed in Pakistan road accident

At least 10 people were killed and 15 others injured in a road crash in Pakistan's Sindh province on Sunday.Two passenger coaches collided head-on on the Indus Highway area in Sehwan Sharif district, Xinhua news agency quoted a senior police official as...

21-Dec-2017 Islamabad

7 killed in firing, explosion in Pakistan

At least seven people were killed and four injured on Thursday in an incident of firing and a landmine explosion in Pakistan's Balochistan province.Six people were killed and four injured when unidentified gunmen stormed a house in Dera Bugti's Toba Nokani...

17-Dec-2017 Islamabad

9 dead in attack on church in Pakistan, IS claims responsibility

At least nine people have been killed, including two of the attackers, and another 30 injured after four armed insurgents attacked a Methodist church on Sunday in Quetta in Pakistan. The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.The attack...

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