Pakistan bus crash leaves 42 dead

Karachi A speeding passenger bus smashed into a tractor-trailer in southern Pakistan Sunday, killing 42 people including 14 children and injuring more than a dozen others with many in critical condition, police said. Several passengers were [...]

Two UN staff members go missing in Pakistan

Karachi  – Two local employees working for the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF have gone missing in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi and police said Sunday they are thought to have been kidnapped. Both disappeared [...]

Pakistan commission to probe attack on journalist

Islamabad – Pakistan’s government Sunday announced a special commission to investigate an attack on a prominent television anchor which his brother blamed on the country’s powerful spy agency. Hamid Mir, who hosts a popular [...]

Pakistan plans huge desert solar park to fight energy crisis

Badaiwani Wala (Pakistan) – For years Pakistanis have sweated and cursed through summer power cuts, but now the government plans to harness the sun’s ferocious heat to help tackle the country’s chronic energy crisis. In a [...]

Pakistan’s Musharraf flies to Karachi for medical tests

Islamabad – Pakistan’s embattled former military ruler Pervez Musharraf flew to Karachi on Saturday to undergo medical tests, according to close aides, two days before he is due to appear in court in Islamabad. It is the first time [...]

Prominent Pakistani journalist survives gun attack

Karachi – Unknown gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at a prominent Pakistani television anchor on a busy road in the southern port city of Karachi on Saturday, officials said. Hamid Mir, who hosts a popular talk-show on Geo News, was travelling [...]

Pakistan police bust gang of suspected sectarian killers

Lahore (Pakistan) – Pakistani police said Saturday they have arrested six men suspected of carrying out a series of high-profile sectarian killings in the eastern city of Lahore as part of the militant outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi. The arrests [...]

Pakistan to hold fresh talks with Taliban negotiators

Islamabad – The Pakistani government is planning a fresh round of talks with Taliban negotiators at the weekend, officials said Friday, despite the militants’ refusal to extend a ceasefire called to help peace efforts. Talks to [...]

Altaf denounces extrajudicial killing of workers

KARACHI,  The founder leader of MQM Altaf Hussain has expressed condemnation of extrajudicial killings of two workers Qaseem Ali Shah and Muhammad Ali Khan affiliated with Qasba Aligarh Sector. In a statement issued from London, Hussain termed [...]

SHC for comments on petition seeking free treatment to advocates

KARACHI :  Sindh High Court (SHC) on Friday directed health secretary to furnish his comments on a petition of District Bar Association Malir calling for provision of free medical treatment to over 31000 advocates of the province in the government [...]

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