Pakistani beheaded in Saudi for smuggling heroin

Riyadh  - Saudi Arabia on Friday beheaded a Pakistani man convicted of smuggling heroin into the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, the interior ministry said. Butha Mushtaq was the third Pakistan executed on drug charges in Saudi Arabia since [...]

The desperate struggle of Pakistan’s polio ‘martyrs’

Badaber (Pakistan) –  Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a “martyr” in Pakistan’s desperate [...]

Pakistan militant group claims suicide bombing against top politician

Quetta (Pakistan)  - A militant group Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing targeting the head of a leading Pakistani religious political party. Maulana Fazlur Rehman, head of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) party escaped [...]

Pakistan acquits co-accused in Daniel Pearl murder case

Karachi – A Pakistan anti-terrorism court has acquitted a co-accused in the 2002 murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl due to a lack of evidence, lawyers said on Friday. Qari Hashim was arrested in 2005, three years after the main accused [...]

Award winner cites ‘unsung heroes’ in Pakistan press

Washington – The Pakistani journalist honored for courageous reporting on Thursday spoke out against “brutality” against reporters in her country as she expressed hope for greater freedom for the news media. Asma Shirazi, [...]

MQM could become opposition after resigantions approved: Sharjeel

KARACHI : Information Minister Sindh Sharjeel Inam Memon on Friday said that it is a democratic right of any political party to be the part of the government or to remain in opposition.   While talking to media ahead of Sindh Assembly [...]

Bloody day in Pakistan’s Quetta leaves 11 dead

Quetta (Pakistan)  - At least 11 people were killed and 30 injured in a series of attacks in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta Thursday, including a suicide bombing at a rally by a leading religious political party. Maulana Fazlur [...]

Pakistan court restores channel supportive of anti-govt protests

Karachi  - A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the media regulatory authority to restore transmission of a news channel supportive of anti-government protests organised by cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan and a populist cleric. ARY [...]

14 killed in separate incidents of terrorism in one day

QUETTA : As many as 14 people were killed in different incidents including bomb explosion, firing and suicide attack in single day here Wednesday. According to details a suicide killer blew himself with the vehicle of Amir JUI Maulana Fazlur [...]

Top Pakistan clerics call for harmony ahead of holy month

Islamabad  - Pakistan’s top religious body Wednesday called for a ban on religious hate speech and greater harmony between sects ahead of a holy month usually marred by anti-Shiite violence. The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) added [...]

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