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Massive blackout in Pakistan; major cities plunge into darkness

10 Jan 2021

Massive blackout in Pakistan; major cities plunge into darkness

Pakistan witnessed a massive power blackout early on Sunday due to a problem in one section of the grid, officials said.

At least 5 dead after explosion in Karachi; 20 injured

21 Oct 2020

At least 5 dead after explosion in Karachi; 20 injured

At least five people died while 20 others were injured in an explosion in Pakistan's largest city Karachi.

Pakistan admits Dawood Ibrahim lives in Karachi, releases his address

22 Aug 2020

Pakistan admits Dawood Ibrahim lives in Karachi, releases his address

The Pakistan government on Saturday admitted that Dawood Ibrahim, who is among India's most wanted, lives in Karachi.

Terrorists attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, several dead

29 Jun 2020

Terrorists attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, several dead

In a gruesome incident, armed terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange Building in Karachi on Monday, after which a gun battle ensued between them and police personnel.

PCB set to stage remaining PSL matches this year

27 Jun 2020

PCB set to stage remaining PSL matches this year

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to complete the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 season later this year.

Dawood Ibrahim tests positive for coronavirus, hospitalized: Report

05 Jun 2020

Dawood Ibrahim tests positive for coronavirus, hospitalized: Report

Wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim has contracted coronavirus and is admitted to an army hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, News18 reported on Friday citing top government sources.

Pakistani plane carrying 98 crashes minute before landing

22 May 2020

Pakistani plane carrying 98 crashes minute before landing

A passenger plane of Pakistani International Airlines (PIA) crashed on Friday near Karachi airport, a minute before it was scheduled to land at Jinnah International Airport.

Six dead as 'poisonous gas' leaks near Pakistan's Karachi port

17 Feb 2020

Six dead as 'poisonous gas' leaks near Pakistan's Karachi port

At least six people have reportedly died after an unknown gas leaked near the Keamari dockyard in Pakistan's port city of Karachi.

Bangladesh turn down PCB's day-night Test proposal

12 Feb 2020

Bangladesh turn down PCB's day-night Test proposal

The Bangladesh Cricket Board, on Tuesday, refused to participate in the proposed Day-Night Test match in Pakistan.

Milk costs Rs. 140/L in Pakistan, more than petrol!

11 Sep 2019

Milk costs Rs. 140/L in Pakistan, more than petrol!

In cash-strapped Pakistan, some residents were forced to spend Rs. 140 for one liter of milk on Tuesday, on the occasion of Muharram.

Salman will be banned if he performs with Mika: FWICE

20 Aug 2019

Salman will be banned if he performs with Mika: FWICE

Federation of Western India Cine Employees association (FWICE), which recently banned Mika Singh for singing at a wedding in Karachi, has now warned Salman Khan against performing with the singer.

Will Sri Lanka play Test cricket in Pakistan?

17 Aug 2019

Will Sri Lanka play Test cricket in Pakistan?

Test cricket could be set for a return to Pakistan after 10 years, with Sri Lanka planning to play a Test in the nation, later this year.

Mika Singh banned from film industry post performance in Pakistan

14 Aug 2019

Mika Singh banned from film industry post performance in Pakistan

The All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) banned popular singer Mika Singh yesterday from the Indian film industry, over his performance at a wedding function in Karachi, Pakistan, at a time when India-Pakistan relations are abysmal.

Karachi: Mika performs at wedding of Musharraf's relative, invites criticism

12 Aug 2019

Karachi: Mika performs at wedding of Musharraf's relative, invites criticism

Amid strained India-Pakistan ties, a performance by Bollywood singer Mika Singh at a wedding in Karachi has sparked a controversy.

IAF jets force aircraft from Pakistan to land in Jaipur

10 May 2019

IAF jets force aircraft from Pakistan to land in Jaipur

The Indian Air Force's Sukhoi fighter jets on Friday intercepted an Antonov An-12 heavy cargo plane coming from the Pakistani airspace, trespassing into the Indian territory.

Pakistan school punished after students wave India's flag

16 Feb 2019

Pakistan school punished after students wave India's flag

Pakistani authorities have suspended the registration of a school in Karachi after some students danced to an Indian song and waved India's national flag during a cultural event, hurting the country's "national dignity".

PTM rally in Karachi: Scores held under anti-terrorism laws

22 Jan 2019

PTM rally in Karachi: Scores held under anti-terrorism laws

Scores of leaders and workers of the Pashtoon Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) have been arrested by the Sindh police under anti-terrorism laws after they organized a rally on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan, officials said today.

Karachi: Two terrorists killed in firing near Chinese Consulate

23 Nov 2018

Karachi: Two terrorists killed in firing near Chinese Consulate

Multiple explosions and heavy firing were reported near the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday, multiple reports claimed.

12 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistani authorities

12 Nov 2018

12 Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistani authorities

Twelve Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters off the coast of Sindh province, a security official said today.

Pakistan arrests 16 Indian fishermen for straying into its territorial-waters

24 Oct 2018

Pakistan arrests 16 Indian fishermen for straying into its territorial-waters

Sixteen Indian fishermen have been arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly straying into the country's territorial waters.

Voting for by-election begins in 35 constituencies in Pakistan

14 Oct 2018

Voting for by-election begins in 35 constituencies in Pakistan

Voting opened today for the by-election in 35 National and Provincial Assemblies in Pakistan amid heightened security, with over 600 candidates in the running.

Karachi mayor indicted in 2007 massacre case by Pakistan court

16 May 2018

Karachi mayor indicted in 2007 massacre case by Pakistan court

Karachi Mayor Waseem Akhtar, the leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), was today indicted by a Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in the May 12, 2007, Karachi massacre case.

Karachi murder threatens to deter China's $50bn projects in Pakistan

14 Feb 2018

Karachi murder threatens to deter China's $50bn projects in Pakistan

Last week, Chen Zhu, MD of the Karachi unit of Shanghai-based Cosco Shipping Lines Co, was shot nine times near Zamzama Park, an upmarket area near diplomatic consulates.

Pakistani cleric arrested for beating eight-year-old student to death

22 Jan 2018

Pakistani cleric arrested for beating eight-year-old student to death

A cleric has been arrested in Karachi, Pakistan, for allegedly beating to death eight-year-old student Muhammad Hussain.

What all was wrong with Modi's historic seaplane ride?

13 Dec 2017

What all was wrong with Modi's historic seaplane ride?

PM Narendra Modi made history by taking a seaplane ride from Sabarmati river to Dharoi dam in Mehsana during his Gujarat polls campaign.

#DefenseDiaires: Why December 4 is celebrated as Navy Day?

04 Dec 2017

#DefenseDiaires: Why December 4 is celebrated as Navy Day?

Since India's independence, the Indian Navy has toiled tirelessly to secure the nation's vast maritime frontiers.

India defeat Pakistan in Asia Cup 2017 group stage match

15 Oct 2017

India defeat Pakistan in Asia Cup 2017 group stage match

Title favourites India beat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in the last of the round 1 group stage match at 2017 Hero Asia Cup.

Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to ailing 7-year-old Pakistani girl

27 Sep 2017

Sushma Swaraj grants medical visa to ailing 7-year-old Pakistani girl

Winning hearts again, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has granted a medical visa to yet another ailing Pakistani, despite the rising Indo-Pak tensions.

Honor killing: Bodies of electrocuted teen lovers exhumed in Pakistan

15 Sep 2017

Honor killing: Bodies of electrocuted teen lovers exhumed in Pakistan

Police in Karachi said the bodies of a teenage couple allegedly murdered in an honor killing bear marks indicating they were electrocuted.

For single Pakistani youths, Careem's 'Rishta Aunty' at service

20 Jul 2017

For single Pakistani youths, Careem's 'Rishta Aunty' at service

Single Pakistani youths were in for a surprise yesterday. Careem, a taxi-hailing app available in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore, notified them that their 'rishta' had arrived!

Chinese ships arrive in Pakistan on "goodwill" visit

11 Jun 2017

Chinese ships arrive in Pakistan on "goodwill" visit

Three Chinese warships arrived in Karachi on June 10 for a "goodwill and training" visit, reported Pakistani and Chinese media.

Blasts rock Karachi, injures 20, kills one

18 Oct 2016

Blasts rock Karachi, injures 20, kills one

A grenade blast rocked a Shia mosque in Karachi, killing one child and injuring twenty others in the city.

Karachi to be governed by imprisoned mayor

24 Aug 2016

Karachi to be governed by imprisoned mayor

Pakistan's most populous city will be governed and run by a new mayor who is currently behind bars.