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24-Jun-2019 Islamabad

14 killed as vehicle plunges into Pakistan river

At least 14 people were killed and several others injured when a vehicle plunged into a river in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said on Monday.A senior police officer...

17-Jun-2019 Islamabad

Don't compare 'strikes' and match: Pakistan military spokesman

Pakistan armed forces' media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Asif Ghafoor on Monday asked Indian Home Minister Amit Shah to not draw comparisons between Pakistan's cricket defeat to India and the two neighbours' border skirmishes.Maj....

08-Jun-2019 Islamabad

5 killed in Pakistan bus-trailer collision

At least five people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a passenger bus and a trailer in Pakistan's Punjab province, the media reported on Saturday.The accident occurred on Friday night when an over-speeding trailer collided...

06-Jun-2019 Islamabad

13 killed in clash between two groups in Pakistan

At least 13 people were killed and several others injured in a clash between two armed groups in Multan district of Pakistan on Wednesday, local reports said.Members of one of the groups opened fire on people belonging to the other when they were coming...

03-Jun-2019 Islamabad

13 killed in Pakistan van-truck collision

At least 13 people were killed when a van collided with a truck Pakistan's Balochistan province, police said on Monday.The accident took place on Sunday night when the van  was heading to Zohb from Quetta when it collided with a truck in Ali Khel area,...

26-May-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan ready to talk to new Indian government : Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Islamabad is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government, the media reported on Sunday.Addressing the participants of an iftar dinner here on Saturday, Qureshi stressed that both the countries...

08-May-2019 Lahore

Blast outside Sufi shrine in Pakistan, 5 dead

At least five people, including three police officials and two civilians, were killed and 24 others injured in an explosion near Data Darbar here in Pakistan on Wednesday, DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmed Khan confirmed.According to initial police reports,...

17-Apr-2019 Islamabad

49 killed as rain wreaks havoc in Pakistan

At least 49 people have been killed as torrential downpours wreaked havoc, damaging more than 100 houses since the beginning of April in parts of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.The toll included 15 deaths since Monday. Most of the casualties were...

12-Apr-2019 Islamabad

16 killed in Pakistan blast targeting Hazaras

At least 16 people were killed and over two dozen others injured in a blast that targeted members of the ethnic Hazara community in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday, police said.Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Abdul Razzaq Cheema confirmed the toll and told...

10-Apr-2019 Islamabad

‘Better chance of peace talks if BJP wins’: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged for the settlement of the Kashmir issue.IN an interview with BBC Imran Khan said “Surely the number one task of the two governments [Pakistan, India] should be how are we...

10-Apr-2019 Islamabad

Kashmir issue has to be settled : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to resolve the Kashmir issue and that the two nuclear-armed neighbours could only settle their differences with dialogue, the BBC reported on Wednesday.His comments came as India...

10-Apr-2019 Islamabad

Talks only way forward for India, Pakistan : Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that the only way for Islamabad and New Delhi to move forward was through dialogue.Addressing a National Conference on Strategic Stability in South Asia here, he said Pakistan needs a "willing and...

17-Mar-2019 Islamabad

3 killed, 6 injured in Pakistan train blast

Three persons were killed and six others injured after a blast at a passenger train in Pakistan's Balochistan area on Sunday, police said.District Police Officer Irfan Bashir said that suspected miscreants planted an improvised explosive device at the rail...

08-Mar-2019 Islamabad

Imran Khan: Won't let armed groups function in Pakistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that his government would not let any armed groups function in the country amid intensifying crackdown on Islamist groups and their leaders."Under the National Action Plan (NAP), we will not permit any armed group...

28-Feb-2019 Islamabad

India cannot solve the Kashmir issue through strength : Pakistan

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said they have received the Indian dossier and have not gotten the chance to examine it. “We briefed  parliamentary leaders last night; there was a meeting of the cabinet. There is a joint session....

28-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan to release India’s pilot on Friday

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Pakistan would be releasing the Indian pilot tomorrow as a peace gesture.The prime minister was addressing  the joint session of Parliament and in a message, urged India not to escalate the situation....

26-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan warns India of 'strong response'

Pakistan on Tuesday reacted strongly to the IAF strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) biggest training camp in Balakot, with its leaders threatening a "befitting response" to India and Prime Minister Imran Khan directing the country's armed forces and citizens to...

21-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan re-imposes ban on Hafiz Saeed's JuD, charity arm

Pakistan on Thursday re-imposed a ban on the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), formed by Hafiz Saaed to sidestep the ban on his Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), and its charity arm, the Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation.The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee,...

19-Feb-2019 Islamabad

If India attacks, we'll retaliate: Imran warns

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said Pakistan will certainly retaliate if India declares war after the suicide bombing in Kashmir but also pledged to act against Pakistanis found involved in the attack if "actionable intelligence" was provided."If you...

19-Feb-2019 Islamabad

Pakistan will retaliate if India attacks : Imran Khan

 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said his country will have no other option to retaliate if India wages war against it in the wake of the February 14 suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers."If you (Indian government) think...

17-Feb-2019 Islamabad

India yet to tell us about MFN status withdrawal : Pakistan

Pakistan said on Sunday that it has not yet been informed by India on withdrawing the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to Islamabad in the wake of a bloody suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir.Abdul Razak Dawood, adviser to the Pakistan's Prime Minister on Commerce,...

24-Dec-2018 Islamabad

Nawaz Sharif gets 7-year jail term for corruption

An accountability court on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison in a fresh corruption conviction.The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) leader was arrested from the courtroom for having investments beyond his declared...

18-Dec-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan hopes US-Taliban talks end Afghan suffering

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he hoped that the Islamabad-backed US-Taliban negotiations which was held a day earlier in the UAE, could bring an end to "almost three decades of suffering of the brave Afghan people"."Pakistan has helped in...

07-Dec-2018 Islamabad

We're not your 'hired gun' anymore, Imran Khan tells US

Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused the US of "pushing Pakistan away" and said he would never want to have a relation with Washington where his country is treated like a "hired gun"."I would never want to have a relationship where Pakistan is treated like...

06-Dec-2018 Islamabad

India tried to politicize Kartarpur border opening : Imran Khan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that India gave a "political colour" to his gesture of opening the Kartarpur border and called it "unfortunate".Pakistan opened the Kartarpur border in November to facilitate visa-free pilgrimage by Indian Sikhs...

05-Dec-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan meets US special envoy, promises help for Afghan peace

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday met US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad here and reaffirmed Islamabad's "abiding interest" in achieving lasting peace in war-torn Afghanistan.Khalilzad told Khan that "the US...

03-Dec-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan dismisses Pakistan minister's 'googly' remark

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday dismissed Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi's "googly" remark, saying that the Kartarpur Corridor opening was not a "double game" but a sincere effort in establishing peaceful ties with India."The (ground-breaking)...

28-Nov-2018 Kartarpur (Pakistan)

Why hue and cry in India over Sidhu's Pak visit : Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday showered effusive praise on his friend from cricketing days and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and wondered why there was a "hue and cry" in India after his visit to Pakistan three months ago with the message...

28-Nov-2018 Kartarpur (Pakistan)

Imran Khan extends olive branch to India, says war not an option

Reaching out to India in a big way, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wedenesday said it will be madness to think of war between the two nuclear-armed states and that friendship was the only option even as he asserted that the Army and political leadership...

23-Nov-2018 Islamabad

Blast kills 30 people in Pakistan

At least 30 people were killed and over 40 injured when a blast ripped through a marketplace in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday.The explosion apparently took place near an imambargah in Orakzai tribal district's Kalaya Bazaar, Dawn reported."The...

21-Nov-2018 Islamabad

Blast kills 3 children in Pakistan

At least three children were killed and two others critically injured in a blast on Wednesday in Pakistan's northwest Swat, the media reported.According to Geo TV, the blast took place when the children were playing with a mortar shell in a field in Arkot...

18-Nov-2018 Islamabad

Imran Khan begins UAE visit

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday embarked on a day-long visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the invitation of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.Khan was being accompanied...

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...

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