Pakistan News

Pakistan, officially known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is the 6th most populous and 33rd-largest country in the world covering an area of 881,913 square kilometres. It is a predominantly Urdu speaking nation with Islam being the most followed religion. A civil war in 1971 resulted in the formation of an independent Republic of Bangladesh which before the war was part of Pakistan.

NIA might seize properties of 19 'Khalistani fugitives' in India 

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is reportedly planning to confiscate the properties of 19 Khalistani terrorists in foreign countries under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), NDTV reported.

Pakistan PM dismisses military interference in upcoming parliamentary elections

Pakistan's caretaker Prime Minister, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, reportedly ruled out the possibility of military interference in the forthcoming parliamentary elections in the country.

'Habitual offender': India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir at UNGA 

India slammed Pakistan for bringing up the Kashmir issue at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday (local time).

No cricket with Pakistan until it stops terrorism: Anurag Thakur

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said that it has been India's long-standing decision not to engage in bilateral cricket relations with Pakistan until it stops promoting cross-border terrorism.

12 Sep 2023

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Union minister VK Singh predicts PoK's voluntary merger with India

Union Minister of State (MoS) and former Chief of the Army Staff VK Singh has reportedly claimed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) would merge with India "on its own."

23 Aug 2023


Netflix's first Pakistan Original series to star Fawad, Mahira, Sanam 

In a delightful surprise, Netflix is gearing up to launch its first Pakistan Original series titled Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo, Variety reported.

23 Aug 2023


After years of trolling, Pakistan's ex-minister finally lauds ISRO's Chandrayaan-3

Pakistan's former Science and Technology Minister, Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, who once mocked India's space missions, has now praised Chandrayaan-3, India's third lunar mission, calling it a "historic moment for humankind."

22 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

2 terrorists killed in Balakote but no surgical strike: Government

The Defence Ministry on Tuesday refuted reports of a surgical strike on Pakistan. It, however, stated that the Indian Army thwarted a terrorist infiltration attempt in Jammu and Kashmir's Balakote Sector.

19 Aug 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir faces renewed terror threat, security plan revamped 

Security agencies have raised fresh concerns over increased infiltration of terrorists along the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, according to NDTV.

14 Aug 2023

Independence Day

India printed currency for Pakistan for one year after independence 

After gaining independence from British colonial rule in 1947, India and Pakistan encountered several immediate challenges in their paths to nationhood.

12 Aug 2023

Music Industry

Ali Sethi quashes rumors of marriage to Salman Toor

Pakistani singer-songwriter and novelist Ali Sethi has made headlines recently—not for his soul-stirring music but rather for rumors of taking the plunge!

10 Aug 2023

Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan's parliament dissolved to pave way for elections

Pakistan's President Arif Alvi dissolved the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, on Wednesday, setting the stage for the general elections likely to be conducted in November.

Pakistan: How Imran Khan is coping in jail

Imprisoned in the Toshakhana corruption case, Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan (70) has been lodged in the high-security Attock jail, where authorities have reportedly granted him B-class facilities.

06 Aug 2023


Pakistan: 25 dead, 80 injured as Hazara Express derails

In a tragic train accident, at least 25 people died and 80 others were injured in Pakistan after 10 coaches of the Hazara Express derailed near Sahara Railway Station on Sunday, Geo TV reported.

05 Aug 2023


Earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR, J&K, parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China: Reports 

Strong earthquake tremors were reportedly felt by residents in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday night.

Toshakhana case: What expensive gifts Imran Khan 'sold' for profit

In a major setback to Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, an Islamabad trial court sentenced him to three years of imprisonment in the Toshakhana corruption case.

Pakistan Toshakhana case: Imran Khan sentenced to 3-year imprisonment, arrested

Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment by an Islamabad trial court in the Toshakhana corruption case.

31 Jul 2023


Pakistan: Who is behind suicide bombing that killed 44

A suicide bomber attacked a political rally of the conservative Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) in Bajaur district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, killing at least 44 people and injuring 200 others.

30 Jul 2023

Bomb Attack

Pakistan: 39 killed, 120+ injured in bomb-blast at political meeting

At least 39 people were killed and over 120 others injured in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after a bomb explosion took place during a political party gathering on Sunday, reported AFP.

30 Jul 2023


India's Anju converts to Islam, receives gifts from Pakistani businessman

A married woman from India named Anju, who recently traveled to Pakistan to meet her Facebook lover Nasrullah, has reportedly gotten married to the latter and left her Indian husband in Rajasthan's Alwar.

27 Jul 2023

Rajnath Singh

'Belligerent rhetoric': Pakistan responds to Rajnath Singh's 'LoC crossing' remark

Pakistan on Thursday condemned Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's remarks that India is ready to cross the Line of Control (LoC) to maintain dignity and honor, reported PTI.

19 Jul 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Poonch: Killed terrorists were Pakistani nationals, reveal identity cards

The identity cards of four terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday revealed that all of them were Pakistani citizens, reported the Hindustan Times.

17 Jul 2023


Leave India within 72 hours: Right-wing group warns Pakistan's Haider

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) questioned Pakistan's Seema Ghulam Haider, her Indian lover Sachin Meena, and Meena's father at an undisclosed location in Noida on Monday, reported India Today.

Family of 9 shares same birthday, holds Guinness World Record

The Mangi family from Larkana, Pakistan, has achieved a remarkable feat by earning a Guinness World Record (GWR) title for sharing the same birth date.

09 Jul 2023


Now I'm Indian: Pakistani woman who found love on PUBG

Pakistan's Seema Ghulam Haider and India's Sachin Meena—who fell in love with each other on the internet—walked out of prison on Saturday.

07 Jul 2023

Shah Rukh Khan

Who's Mahnoor Baloch? Pakistani actor who criticized SRK's acting skills

Pakistani actor Mahnoor Baloch has upset Indian cinephiles after she commented on the looks and acting skills of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

05 Jul 2023

Health & Wellness

Snow Blindness: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Asif Bhatti, a climber from Pakistan, found himself stranded on Nanga Parbat, due to snow blindness.

Relief for Imran Khan, Islamabad HC says Toshakhana case untenable

Granting relief to Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday declared the Toshakhana case against him inadmissible.

'Some countries' use terrorism as policy: Modi at SCO Summit

Some countries are safe havens for terrorists, and they use cross-border terrorism as policy instruments, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday while virtually addressing the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

04 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Putin, Jinping, Sharif to attend Modi's virtual SCO Summit today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to host the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Tuesday.

Cash-strapped Pakistan strikes $3 billion standby bailout deal with IMF

Pakistan has reached a staff-level agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a $3 billion loan program, the global lender said.

25 Jun 2023

Dawood Ibrahim

Pakistani gangster, linked to Dawood, trying to revive LTTE: Report

Indian agencies have reportedly found a connection between Haji Salim, a gangster based out of Karachi in Pakistan, and the notorious underworld mafia gangster Dawood Ibrahim.

Punjab: BSF shoots down Pakistani drone in Tarn Taran district

The Border Security Force (BSF) has reportedly shot down a Pakistani drone that intruded into the Lakhana village of Punjab's Tarn Taran district.

24 Jun 2023

Joe Biden

India, US call to curb cross-border terrorism; Pakistan reacts

Pakistan has rejected a joint statement by India and the United States urging it to take action against cross-border terrorism.

Modi was supposed to visit Pakistan in 2019: Imran Khan

Imran Khan, Pakistan's former prime minister, has claimed that India was going to announce a "roadmap" for the Kashmir issue, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi was supposed to visit Islamabad in 2019.

India ranks 127 out of 146 for gender parity: WEF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranked India at 127 out of 146 countries in its global gender parity index, behind countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, and Nepal but ahead of Pakistan.

21 Jun 2023


Pakistan bans Holi celebrations in universities to protect 'Islamic identity'

Pakistan's Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday reportedly banned the celebrations of Holi and other Hindu festivals across educational universities in the country.

20 Jun 2023

Atlantic Ocean

Missing Titanic submersible: Five onboard, 70 hours of oxygen left

A rescue operation was underway on a war-footing basis in the Atlantic Ocean to locate the missing submersible carrying five people toward the Titanic wreck.

17 Jun 2023

Shehbaz Sharif

Return from London: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif requests brother Nawaz

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged his elder brother and former PM Nawaz Sharif to return from London, lead the election campaign, and become the premier of the country for the fourth time, PTI reported, quoting Geo News.

Cyclone Biparjoy: IMD issues red alert, flood warning in Gujarat 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday issued a red alert warning in Gujarat, saying Cyclone Biparjoy might cause a "gigantic storm" before making landfall on Thursday.

13 Jun 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts J&K, tremors felt across North India

An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude reportedly hit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

13 Jun 2023


IndiGo flight grounded at Delhi Airport after tailstrike, says DGCA

An IndiGo flight has been grounded following a tailstrike during landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

12 Jun 2023


Cyclone Biparjoy likely to impact Gujarat; PM Modi holds meeting

As Cyclone Biparjoy further intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly held a review meeting at 1:OOpm on Monday.

Cyclone Biparjoy intensifies into extremely severe cyclonic storm: IMD

The very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy, currently located over the east-central Arabian Sea, intensified into an "extremely severe" cyclonic storm at around 5:30am on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

25 May 2023

Rajnath Singh

Pakistan and China pose 'double threat' to India's borders: Rajnath

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday alluded to China and Pakistan as a "double threat" brewing on India's borders, emphasizing that India must focus on advancement in defense technology to fight the dangers effectively.

Pakistan government may ban Imran Khan's PTI: Defense minister

Pakistan's Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Wednesday that the Pakistan government is considering banning former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for attacking the state.

23 May 2023


Pakistan: 50 Islamist terrorists attack energy plant, kill 6

Islamist terrorists on Tuesday killed four police personnel and two private guards after storming a natural gas and oil extraction plant in the Hangu District in Pakistan, reported Reuters.

Pakistan: Imran Khan, wife get interim bail in separate cases

A court in Pakistan's Islamabad on Tuesday extended the interim bail of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan in eight cases till June 8.

20 May 2023


China boycotts G20 meeting in Kashmir, Turkey may follow suit 

China said on Friday it would skip a crucial G20 meeting in Jammu and Kashmir's capital Srinagar which will reportedly be attended by over 60 international delegates, including those from the United States.

Police to search Imran Khan's Lahore residence to arrest 'terrorists'

The Punjab Police sent delegates to the Lahore residence of former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday after the Pakistan Government's 24-hour deadline to hand over "terrorists" allegedly holed up in Khan's residence expired.

NAB summons Imran Khan in Al-Qadir Trust case

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in a personal capacity in the Al-Qadir Trust case on Thursday, according to the news outlet GeoNews.

Imran Khan's bail extended in 2 cases till June 8

In a major relief for former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Islamabad High Court on Tuesday reportedly extended his bail until June 8 in two separate cases pertaining to inciting violence and sedition.

Lahore: Imran Khan returns home amid celebrations, fireworks by supporters

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan returned to his residence in Lahore on Saturday after two days of detention.

13 May 2023


Jammu and Kashmir: Indian Army reportedly foils Pakistan's infiltration bid 

The Indian Army soldiers on Saturday thwarted an infiltration bid in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, ANI reported, quoting an Army source.

Islamabad HC grants Imran Khan bail for 2 weeks

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan bail for two weeks in the alleged Al-Qadir Trust corruption case.

Imran Khan to appear before Islamabad HC, situation remains tense

Pakistan's former Prime Minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan, will appear before the Islamabad High Court on Friday after the Supreme Court on Thursday declared his arrest "illegal" and ordered his release.

Release Imran Khan immediately: Pakistan SC 

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday reprimanded the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and directed it to produce former PM Imran Khan within an hour, calling his arrest "illegal."

Imran Khan's arrest: 6 dead as protesters attack government buildings

The demonstrations in Pakistan against the arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan grew violent as protesters clashed with the police across the country. Reportedly, at least six people have died in the violence.

Which ex-Pakistan PMs faced arrests before Imran Khan, and why

In a dramatic move on Tuesday, former Pakistan Prime Minister and Tehreek-e-Insaf Party (PTI) chief Imran Khan was arrested by Rangers outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC).

Pakistan: Imran Khan indicted in Toshakhana case

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has been indicted by a court for unlawfully selling gifts from the state depository called "Toshakhana" during his tenure as the prime minister of Pakistan between 2018 and 2022, reported Geo News.

Imran Khan's arrest: 130 policemen injured in Punjab; army called

More than 130 police personnel were injured in violent clashes with supporters of Imran Khan in Pakistan's Punjab province on Wednesday, prompting authorities to call the Pakistan Army to control the violence.

Imran Khan arrested: PTI calls for protest gathering in Islamabad

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has called on its supporters to gather at the Islamabad Judicial Complex in Pakistan at 8:00am on Wednesday to protest against the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan.

Imran Khan unhappy with Bilawal Bhutto's India trip: Here's why 

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has slammed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for his India trip to partake in a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit amid the country's economic crisis.

Pakistan: IMF's bailout package stalled amid debt, unmet loan conditions 

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reportedly likely to hold up the already agreed bailout package for cash-strapped Pakistan.

06 May 2023


Wanted pro-Khalistani terrorist Paramjit Panjwar shot dead in Lahore   

Two unidentified gunmen reportedly shot dead a Khalistani terrorist and Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) chief Paramjit Singh Panjwar on Saturday in Lahore, Pakistan, The Indian Express reported.

06 May 2023

S Jaishankar

Jaishankar calls Pakistan foreign minister 'terrorism spokesperson,' Bilawal responds 

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Bilawal Bhutto Zardari exchanged some bitter barbs over terrorism, overshadowing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Foreign Ministers' Summit that concluded in Goa.