At least 16 dead as Pakistan jets target Taliban hideouts

Peshawar (Pakistan)  – The Pakistani military attacked Taliban hideouts in the lawless tribal northwest with fighter jets and ground forces on Thursday and killed at least 16 suspected militants, officials said. It was the first time [...]

Bomb kills four in Pakistan’s Karachi

Karachi  – A senior local policeman who had survived several assassination attempts and three other people were killed by a suicide bomber in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi on Thursday, police said. The attack happened near a [...]

Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency Seeks TV Station Shutdown

Pakistan’s Defense Ministry is calling for the shutdown of a leading Pakistani television station, accusing it of broadcasting “false” and “scandalous” reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists says the ministry [...]

Pakistan raises $1.1 billion with 3G, 4G licence auction

Islamabad :  Pakistan on Wednesday raised more than $1.1 billion in its long-delayed auction of next-generation telecommunications licences, snapped up by the country’s four existing mobile network providers. The government sold off [...]

Pakistan envoy ‘encouraged’ by Modi’s remarks on India relations

New Delhi – Pakistan said Wednesday it was “encouraged” by comments from arch rival India’s election frontrunner Narendra Modi who stressed cooperation with foreign governments if he was elected prime minister. Hindu [...]

Pakistan ministry demands TV station shutdown in shooting row

Islamabad  - Pakistan’s defence ministry has asked for the country’s top-rating television channel to be shut down after it broadcast allegations blaming an intelligence agency for shooting a leading journalist, officials said [...]

Pakistan court adjourns Musharraf travel ban application

Karachi – Pakistani former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, facing a battery of criminal cases, must wait a fortnight to learn if he will be given permission to go abroad to visit his sick mother. A court in Karachi on Wednesday adjourned [...]

Govt committed to develop agriculture sector: President

Islamabad ,President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the government is committed to develop agriculture on scientific lines to ensure food security. Addressing a function in Islamabad Wednesday, he said the national food security policy is being [...]

Govts dialogue policy to bring durable peace to the region: Nisar

Islamabad ,Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has expressed the hope that the government’s dialogue policy will bring durable peace to the region especially in FATA. Talking to UK High Commissioner Philip Barton in Islamabad on [...]

Pakistan court stays Sunni hardliner’s election

Islamabad  – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday halted the election to the national parliament of the leader of a banned hardline sectarian group, officials said. An election tribunal earlier this month declared Maulana Ahmad [...]

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