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.

24 May 2024

Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan approves $2.58M compensation for Chinese nationals killed in bombing

Pakistan's premier economic body, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), has sanctioned a compensation of $2.58 million for the families of five Chinese workers killed in a suicide bombing on March 26.

22 May 2024

Justin Trudeau

Pakistan's UN ambassador accuses India of extra-judicial killings

Pakistan's Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Munir Akram, has accused India of conducting extra-judicial assassinations.

18 May 2024

S Jaishankar

Mob attack in Kyrgyzstan: Indian students advised to stay indoors

The Indian embassy in Kyrgyzstan has issued a safety advisory to its nationals, urging them to stay indoors amid reports of large-scale mob violence targeting foreign students in Bishkek, the capital city.

03 May 2024

United Nations (UN)

India accuses Pakistan of dubious conduct at UN meeting

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Ruchira Kamboj, has vehemently opposed Pakistan's destructive remarks at the UN, saying that it harbors the "most dubious track record" in all aspects.

06 Apr 2024

Rajnath Singh

Pakistan reacts to Rajnath Singh's 'ghus kar marenge' warning 

Pakistan has responded to India's Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's warning that if terrorists attempt to disrupt peace in India and flee, it will enter Pakistan and kill them.

No more red carpets at events in Pakistan: Know why

Pakistan's Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, has banned the use of red carpets for federal ministers and government figures at official events.

24 Mar 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

Pakistan 'seriously' looking to restore trade ties with India: Minister

Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Muhammad Ishaq Dar, on Saturday (local time) said the country was "seriously" considering re-establishing trade relations with India, which had been suspended since August 2019, Geo News reported.

20 Mar 2024

World

Unidentified gunmen open fire at Pakistan's Gwadar port, 8 killed

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at Pakistan's Gwadar port authority building in the volatile Balochistan province on Wednesday, according to local media reports.

Pakistan fixes interest rate at 22% as inflation nears 33%

In an attempt to combat alarming inflation rate of 32.89%, Pakistan's central bank has decided to keep its primary interest rate steady at 22% for sixth fiscal term in a row.

India abstains from voting on Islamophobia in UNGA; explains why

India on Friday (local time) chose to abstain from a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) vote on a resolution addressing Islamophobia, which was introduced by Pakistan and supported by China.

14 Mar 2024

Karachi

Pakistan's central bank clarifies after half-printed Rs. 1,000 banknotes circulated

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued a clarification after videos showing half-printed Rs. 1,000 notes went viral recently.

Indian Union Muslim League challenges CAA implementation in SC

The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), a Kerala-based political party, on Tuesday approached the Supreme Court against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

11 Mar 2024

China

India sharply cuts arms imports from Russia

India has significantly reduced the import of Russian weapons despite rising tensions with Pakistan and China, The Times of India reported, citing a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

07 Mar 2024

Pakistan Government

Meet Ramesh Singh Arora, 1st Sikh minister in Pakistan's Punjab

Ramesh Singh Arora, a 48-year-old legislator from Narowal, Pakistan, has created history by becoming the first Sikh minister of the country's Punjab province.

25 Feb 2024

Karachi

Pakistan: Plane crash in 2020 killed 101; now an answer

Nearly four years after one of the deadliest plane crashes in Pakistan claimed the lives of 101 people, an investigation report has revealed the cause.

14 Feb 2024

Nawaz Sharif

Shehbaz Sharif to be next Pakistan PM, Maryam Punjab CM 

Pakistan's Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has chosen its president, Shehbaz Sharif, as the candidate for the prime minister post.

Imran Khan uses AI-generated video to claim Pakistan poll victory

In a shocking twist, both ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his political opponent Imran Khan claimed victory in Pakistan's 2024 general elections.

Imran Khan gets bail in 12 cases linked to riots

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Saturday granted bail to jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan in 12 cases linked to attacks on military sites in May last year.

Pakistan election: Both Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan claim victory

Pakistan's former prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan, have both declared victory in the general elections held on Thursday. The final election results have not been declared by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

07 Feb 2024

Benazir Bhutto

Why women in this Pakistan village are barred from voting 

A total of 12.85 crore voters will exercise their franchise in Pakistan's parliamentary elections on Thursday.

06 Feb 2024

Nirmala Sitharaman

Interim budget for J&K more than Pakistan's IMF grant

India has announced an interim Budget of Rs. 1.18 lakh crore for fiscal 2024-25 for the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

US monitoring Pakistan's electoral process closely, says official 

The United States (US) is closely observing the electoral process in Pakistan, an official of the US State Department has said.

05 Feb 2024

World

Pakistan: 10 killed in terror attack on police station

At least 10 police officers were killed and six others injured after terrorists attacked a police station in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Monday, AFP reported.

Pakistan: Imran Khan, wife get 14-year jail in Toshakhana case

A local court on Wednesday sentenced former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, to 14 years in prison in the Toshakhana (state gifts) case, the Dawn reported.

Imran Khan jailed for 10 years for leaking state secrets

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was on Tuesday sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement in leaking state secrets.

28 Jan 2024

Music Industry

Why netizens are blasting Rahat Fateh Ali Khan: Controversy explained

Famed Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has made it to the headlines for shocking reasons.

20 Jan 2024

Iran

Iran informed Pakistan before January 16 missile strike, claims report 

Iran allegedly informed Pakistan about its Tuesday (January 16) missile strike against the terrorist group Jaish al-Adl on the latter's soil beforehand, local media has reported.

20 Jan 2024

Sania Mirza

Shoaib Malik marries Pakistani actor amid Sania Mirza separation rumors

Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik on Saturday announced that he has tied the knot with renowned Pakistani actor Sana Javed.

20 Jan 2024

Iran

Pakistan, Iran agree to 'de-escalate' tensions days after exchanging airstrikes

Pakistan and Iran have agreed to de-escalate tensions following tit-for-tat missile strikes between the two countries this week.

18 Jan 2024

Iran

Pakistan retaliates, hits Iran targets; 9 killed in airstrikes

Pakistan on Thursday struck targets in Iran, a day after warning Tehran of "serious consequences" following its missile attacks on the terrorist group Jaish al-Adl's headquarters in Balochistan, reports said.

17 Jan 2024

Iran

Pakistan expels Iranian ambassador, recalls envoy after missile attack

Amid Iran's breach of Pakistani airspace, Islamabad recalled its ambassador from Tehran and expelled the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan, escalating tensions.

17 Jan 2024

Iran

Pakistan condemns Iran's missile strike on its territory

Pakistan on Tuesday strongly condemned an Iranian airstrike inside its borders that killed two children, calling it an "unprovoked violation of its airspace".

13 Jan 2024

Jammu And Kashmir

Unacceptable: India protests UK high commissioner's visit to PoK

India's Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Saturday expressed its displeasure over the recent visit of the UK High Commissioner to Pakistan, Jane Marriott, to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on January 10.

01 Jan 2024

India

India, Pakistan exchange list of nuclear installations, facilities

India and Pakistan shared a list of their nuclear installations and facilities through diplomatic channels in New Delhi and Islamabad on Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

30 Dec 2023

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

No treaty: Pakistan on India's extradition request for Hafiz Saeed

Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, a spokesperson for Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Friday confirmed Islamabad received India's request for the extradition of 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

29 Dec 2023

Israel

Why Pakistan has banned all New Year celebrations

Pakistan has decided to ban all New Year celebrations, urging citizens to "observe simplicity" to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza amid the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.

29 Dec 2023

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed

India seeks 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's extradition from Pakistan

India has formally asked Pakistan to extradite Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi revealed.

26 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan talks 'must' to prevent Gaza-like fate: Farooq Abdullah 

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference supremo and MP Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday criticized the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not engaging in talks with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

26 Dec 2023

France

27 passengers on France-grounded plane seek asylum: What it means

A Romanian charter plane heading for Nicaragua with 303 passengers—mostly Indians—remained grounded in France for four days over suspected human trafficking.

26 Dec 2023

Benazir Bhutto

Meet Saveera Parkash—Pakistan's first Hindu woman to contest general elections

In a first-of-its-kind development in Pakistan, a Hindu woman, Dr. Saveera Parkash, has filed her nomination for a general seat in the upcoming general elections.

12 Dec 2023

Pakistan Army

Pakistan: Suicide bombing at army base leaves 23 dead

At least 23 people died in a suicide bombing attack at a Pakistan Army base in the country's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, AFP reported.

05 Dec 2023

Khalistani

Pakistan: Khalistan Liberation Force chief Lakhbir Singh Rode dead

Khalistani terrorist and chief of the banned Khalistan Liberation Force, Lakhbir Singh Rode, has reportedly died in Pakistan of a heart attack. He was 72.

28 Nov 2023

Business

Asia's worst-performing currency to face another challenging year 

The Pakistani rupee might end up as Asia's worst-performing currency by 2023-end, with losses expected to continue into 2024.

26 Nov 2023

Imam-ul-Haq

Who is Anmol Mehmood, Pakistani cricketer Imam-ul-Haq's best friend-turned-wife

Pakistani cricketer Imam-ul-Haq married his long-time friend and girlfriend Anmol Mehmood in a private ceremony in Lahore, Pakistan, on Saturday.

25 Nov 2023

Karachi

Pakistan: 11 dead as fire engulfs shopping mall in Karachi

A massive fire erupted in a multi-story shopping mall in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday, leaving 11 people dead and several others injured, Geo News reported.

14 Nov 2023

Ukraine

Pakistan sold arms worth $364 million to Ukraine: Report 

Pakistan secured at least $364 million from arms deals with two private United States (US) companies last year, providing ammunition to Ukraine in its war with Russia, BBC Urdu has reported.

Pakistan: Jailed ex-PM Imran Khan arrested in Al-Qadir, Toshakhana cases

Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Al-Qadir Trust and Toshakhana corruption cases on Monday, Dawn reported.

14 Nov 2023

Auto

Only 6,200 cars sold in Pakistan this October: Here's why

Pakistan's automobile market witnessed a substantial slump in sales, with a mere 6,200 units sold in October.

12 Nov 2023

Sindh province

Pakistan: 2.5 lakh Afghans flee amid crackdown on 'illegal migrants'

More than 2.5 lakh Afghan nationals were reportedly forced to leave Pakistan over the past few weeks after the government intensified its crackdown on foreign nationals, including migrants allegedly lacking proper documentation.

10 Nov 2023

Pakistan Government

Pakistanis await passport as country runs out of lamination paper

Thousands of people in Pakistan looking to travel abroad are facing difficulties since the country's Directorate General of Immigration and Passports (DGI&P) is unable to process passports due to a lamination paper shortage.

09 Nov 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Terrorist killed in Shopian, Pakistani firing kills BSF personnel

A terrorist of the proscribed outfit, the Resistance Front (TRF), was eliminated during a clash with security forces in the Kantohalan area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in the early hours of Thursday.

04 Nov 2023

Balochistan

Pakistan: Suicide bombers attack Mianwali Airbase, 3 terrorists killed

Heavily armed suicide bombers attacked the Mianwali Training Air Base of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Pakistan's Punjab late Friday night, per Reuters.

03 Nov 2023

Afghanistan

5 dead in bomb blast targeting police in Pakistan: Report

A bomb blast targeting police killed at least five people and injured 20 others in northwest Pakistan on Friday. According to reports, the blast took place in the country's Dera Ismail Khan district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

30 Oct 2023

Pakistan Government

Pakistan to begin kicking out illegal immigrants from November 1

Pakistan has declared that it will start deporting undocumented immigrants, including 1.7 million Afghans, in phases from Wednesday (November 1), reported PTI.