Pakistan suspends health officials for wasting vaccines

Islamabad – Pakistani authorities have suspended two health officials after $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated by UNICEF to protect children from deadly diseases were wasted, officials said Tuesday. The pentavalent vaccines, which [...]

Top Indian diplomat arrives in Islamabad

Islamabad – A top Indian diplomat arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday for the first high-level visit since perennially fraught ties between the two neighbours soured further last year. Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will [...]

Pakistan police arrest parents for refusing polio vaccine

Peshawar (Pakistan) – Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said on Monday. Riaz Khan Mehsud, deputy commissioner of Peshawar, the main town [...]

Pak-China Economic Corridor to increase economic activities: Shahbaz

ISLAMABAD, Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that China is time-tested friend, which always stood by Pakistan through thick and thin. Talking to first Chinese Consul General Yu Boren in Lahore on Monday, he expressed hope [...]

Pakistan wants cordial relations with all its neighbors: Kh Asif

ISLAMABAD,Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Pakistan is making sincere efforts to develop cordial relations with the neighbouring countries. In an interview on Monday, he said India should also show serious attitude for maintaining [...]

India’s ruling Hindu party shares power in Muslim-majority Kashmir

Jammu (India)  – India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party was Sunday sworn into government in the country’s only Muslim-majority state for the first time after an historic power-sharing deal with a bitter regional rival. Narendra [...]

Afghan president pledges relief fund for avalanche victims

Kabul  – Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Saturday pledged to set up a relief fund for the victims of avalanches that claimed over 280 lives, and called for international help with the relief effort. Avalanches killed at least 286 people [...]

Pakistan climber massacre suspect escapes prison

Islamabad  – A militant accused over one of Pakistan’s most notorious recent terror attacks, the massacre of 10 foreign climbers in the country’s far north in 2013, escaped from jail on Friday, officials said. Gunmen stormed [...]

Saudi Arabia beheads Indian axe murderer, Pakistani

Riyadh  – Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded an Indian axe murderer and a Pakistani heroin trafficker, bringing to 34 the number of death sentences carried out this year. Vijay Kumar Saleem, of India, was convicted of killing a Yemeni [...]

Pakistan’s spy chief heads to US amid Afghan Taliban talks push

Islamabad – Pakistan’s powerful spy chief has left on an official trip to the United States, the military said Wednesday, with possible peace talks between Afghanistan and the Afghan Taliban likely to be on the agenda. It is Lieutenant [...]

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