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22 Nov 2017


Hafiz Saeed to be released after ten months' house arrest

A Pakistani court has ordered 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest after the government failed to submit any evidence against him.

15 Oct 2017


Pakistan drops charges against 26/11 Mumbai attacks' mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Pakistani authorities dropped terrorism charges against 26/11 Mumbai attacks' mastermind, Hafiz Saeed, and his outfit Jamaat-ud-Dawa.

30 Jun 2017


Pakistan bans proxy outfit of 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Amid the Donald Trump administration adopting a hard stance against Pakistan's support of terror groups, Islamabad has banned the Tehreek-eAzadi-Jammu & Kashmir backed by Hafiz Saeed.

09 May 2017


Sohail Mahmood to be new Pak envoy to India

Sources stated that Sohail Mahmood is set to become Pakistan's new High Commissioner to India, as Abdul Basit's tenure has drawn to a close.

27 Apr 2017


China comes to cash-strapped Pak's rescue

Sources stated that China has been helping Pakistan stave off its currency crisis, by providing over $1.2 billion in financial assistance in recent months.

17 Apr 2017


China hikes CPEC investment to $62 billion

China has hiked its investments in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor to $62 billion from earlier estimates of up to $55 billion.

20 Mar 2017

Nawaz Sharif

'Hindu Marriage Bill' becomes law in Pakistan

Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain passed the Hindu Marriage Bill, extending protection to Hindu marriages and safeguarding the rights of Hindu minorities.

17 Mar 2017

Pervez Musharraf

Musharraf: Will face trial if security provided

Pervez Musharraf stated that he is willing to return to Pakistan to face trial, if the Pakistani army is ready to provide security cover for him.

06 Mar 2017

Defence Ministry

Higher calibre imported weapons to replace 2,00,000 INSAS rifles

Higher caliber imported assault rifles (7.62x51), to be indigenously manufactured later, will replace nearly 2,00,000 INSAS rifles after 20 years of service.

23 Feb 2017


Pakistan legalizes 'test tube' babies

Pakistan's 'Federal Shariat Court' has finally legalized the use of test-tube babies to conceive in Pakistan.

23 Feb 2017


Another blast kills 2 in Lahore

An explosion went off in the defence area in Lahore, killing 2 people and injuring at least 10 others. Authorities are suspecting that the blast was caused by a faulty generator, but they have yet to ascertain the cause of the blast.

22 Feb 2017


Sehwan Attack: Pakistan Air Force kills 'many' terrorists

Sources said Pakistan killed five terrorists and destroyed three militant hideouts of the banned Lashkar-e-Islam and ISIS in Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan.

Pakistani transgenders in the pursuit of reformation

Transgenders in Pakistan in today's contemporary society claim to be cultural heirs to the eunuchs who were present in the courts of Mughal-emperors.

21 Feb 2017


Pakistan: Three bombers killed in twin blasts in Charsadda

Twin blasts occurred on Tuesday outside a local sessions court in the Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

18 Feb 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan Senate passes Hindu Marriage Bill

Pakistan Senate passed "The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017", which will allow the Hindu community in Pakistan their personal law. Sindhis already have a Hindu marriage law.

18 Feb 2017


Pakistani security forces kill 100 terrorists following major terror attack

Pakistani security forces said they had neutralized 100 terrorists across the country, a day after an IS bomber killed 80 at Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine.

18 Feb 2017


Pakistan may announce a new envoy to India

Pakistan may soon appoint a new envoy to India after current high commissioner, Abdul Basit, completes his three year term in March.

17 Feb 2017


Pak: 72 killed in ISIS linked suicide attack

At least 72 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up at one of Pakistan's oldest and most revered Sufi shrines, during Thursday evening prayers.

Pakistan's Suparco nowhere in sight as ISRO makes new record

ISRO made a world record yesterday by launching 104 satellites using its PSLV-C37 rocket carrier.

10 Feb 2017


Pak trying to deflect attention by nuclear city allegations: India

India laughed off Pakistan's claims that India was building a secret nuclear city.

4 abandoned Pak boats recovered off Sir Creek

The BSF has recovered 4 abandoned Pakistani fishing boats off Sir Creek in the last 2 days.

31 Jan 2017


Pakistan places 26/11 plotter Hafiz Saeed on house arrest

Early this year, Pakistani officials placed alleged 26/11 attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed on house arrest in Lahore.

Indian soldier returned in 'traumatized, incoherent' condition

Authorities revealed that recently released (from Pakistan) Indian soldier Chandu Chavan was "traumatized and incoherent" when he was released.

24 Jan 2017


Pakistan provides China with land for power project

The Pakistani government provided two tracts of land measuring 175 acres each to a Chinese company for $1.57 billion Matiari-Lahore 660kV high voltage direct current transmission line power project.

Pak releases Indian soldier who crossed LoC

Pakistan releases Sepoy Chandu Chavan who had inadvertently crossed the LoC last year.

Pakistan to return Indian soldier Chandu Babulal Chohan

Pakistan will reportedly be releasing Indian Army Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan as a "goodwill gesture", who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control on September 29, 2016, soon after the surgical strikes.

21 Jan 2017


IED blast kills 12, injures 30 in northwest Pakistan

At least 12 people were killed and 30 injured when a blast ripped through a vegetable market in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas region.

15 Jan 2017


China gives 2 ships to Pak for CPEC security

China provided Pakistan with 2 maritime patrol vessels for the protection of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

11 Jan 2017

United Kingdom

Pakistan in danger of not directly qualifying for 2019 WC

At eighth position in ICC rankings, Pakistan cricket team is in danger of not qualifying for the 2019 ICC World Cup in United Kingdom.

11 Jan 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan planning to revive controversial military courts

The Pakistani government is planning to revive controversial military courts aimed at providing fast-tracked trials to hardcore terrorists.

10 Jan 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Experts question authenticity of Pakistan's missile launch

Indian experts have questioned the authenticity of the Babur-3 sea launch conducted by Pakistan recently.

09 Jan 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan test-fires submarine cruise missile

Earlier today, Pakistan successfully test-fired a 'Submarine-launched cruise missile', Babur-3 for the first time.

06 Jan 2017

Nirmala Sitharaman

Pak releases 218 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan released 218 more Indian fishermen who had strayed into Pakistani waters as a goodwill gesture; so far, 439 Indian fishermen were released in the last 10 days.

Clerics arrested for celebrating Salman Taseer's murder

Over 100 clerics were arrested by police in Pakistan's Punjab province for celebrating the 6th death anniversary of liberal Pakistani Governor Salman Taseer.

05 Jan 2017

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan's Hindu Marriage Bill 2016 close to becoming law

In a landmark move, a parliamentary panel of Pakistan approved the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016.

02 Jan 2017


US sanctions 7 Pak firms

The US has sanctioned 7 Pakistani firms for "acting contrary" to American national security; they include National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Air Weapons Complex (AWC), Maritime Technology Complex (MTC) and New Auto Engineering (NAE).

29 Dec 2016

Benazir Bhutto

Former Pakistan President to contest elections

Former Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari returned from self-imposed exile to Pakistan a few days ago.

17 Dec 2016

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan successfully test-fires Babur-II Cruise Missile

The Pakistani Army reportedly test-fired an improved version of Babur, an indigenously designed cruise missile.

10 Dec 2016

South Korea

Germany defeat New Zealand; enter quarterfinals of Hockey Junior WC

Germany became the first team to enter the quarter-finals of the 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup at Lucknow. They defeated New Zealand 2-1 to top the Pool C.

07 Dec 2016

Nirmala Sitharaman

No change in Pakistan's MFN status

The Commerce and Industry Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, confirmed that Pakistan continues to enjoy 'Most Favoured Nation' (MFN) status and so far there has been no decision to review it.