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31 Aug 2018


Pakistan: 32% jump in child sexual abuse cases in 2018

A total of 2,322 child abuse cases were reported across Pakistan in the first six months of 2018, a 32% jump compared to the first half of 2017, a report by NGO Sahil, working for the protection of children against violence, said.

US to give Imran space to improve ties with India

The Trump administration wants to give new Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan space to explore opportunities to improve relations with India, an official said.

Pakistan: Sharif appears before court in remaining two graft cases

Pakistan's imprisoned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday again appeared before an anti-corruption court in the remaining two graft cases against him and his family, according to a media report.

27 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

1981 Air India Flight Hijack: Delhi court acquits two accused

A Delhi court today acquitted two men, Tajinder Pal Singh and Satnam Singh, accused of hijacking a New Delhi-Srinagar Air India flight.

27 Aug 2018

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Accountability court to conclude cases against Sharif in 6-weeks

Pakistan's Supreme Court today ordered the accountability court in Islamabad to conclude the remaining two corruption cases against jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family within the next six weeks, according to a media report.

Pakistan govt bans discretionary use of funds by President, PM

Pakistan's new government has banned the discretionary use of state funds and first-class air travel by officials and leaders, including the President, Prime Minister, Chief Justice, and Chief Ministers, as part of its austerity drive.

24 Aug 2018


Have 'solid evidence' against Kulbhushan, hopeful to win case: Pakistan

Pakistan has "solid evidence" against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav and is hopeful of winning the case against him at International Court of Justice (ICJ), the country's new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said yesterday.

22 Aug 2018


Temple school in Pakistan where Muslim woman teaches Hindu students

Inside a Hindu temple in a shanty area in Pakistan's Karachi city, Anum Agha wearing the traditional hijab greets her students with 'Salaam' and gets a loud 'Jai Shri Ram' in response.

Shatrughan Sinha defends Navjot Singh Sidhu on hug controversy

Under attack for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu received support from BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha who said Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi had hugged their Pakistani counterparts during their visits to that country.

Sidhu controversy: Imran Khan calls Sidhu an "ambassador of peace"

Navjot Singh Sidhu has been embroiled in controversy ever since he visited Pakistan for Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony, and hugged Pakistani Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister extends hand of friendship to India

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi extended the hand of friendship to India after taking the oath, by offering uninterrupted dialogue to resolve all the outstanding issues, saying it's the only wise course as the two countries cannot afford any adventurism.

Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan announces a 21-member Cabinet

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced his Cabinet comprising 21 members, the majority of whom previously held key posts in the regime of former military dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Imran Khan wrongly pronounced Urdu words while taking oath

Imran Khan today stumbled over some of the Urdu words and wrongly pronounced them while taking oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister.

Sidhu arrives in Pakistan to attend Khan's oath taking ceremony

Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today arrived in Lahore to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his friend Imran Khan as Pakistan's Prime Minister.

Better Indo-Pak relations will honor Vajpayee's legacy: Imran Khan

Pakistan new Prime Minister Imran Khan said that peace between India and Pakistan was the best way to honor deceased former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's legacy.

Pakistan leaders remember Vajpayee for his Indo-Pak peace agenda

The Pakistan Government and its top leaders have paid respects to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said the former Indian Prime Minister contributed to bringing a change in bilateral ties and remained a key supporter of regional cooperation for development.

17 Aug 2018

Pakistan Army

Pakistan army chief endorses death sentences of 15 'hardcore terrorists'

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday endorsed the death sentences of 15 "hardcore terrorists" convicted by special military courts.

16 Aug 2018

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan to hold presidential elections on September 4

Pakistan will hold presidential elections on September 4 to elect President Mamnoon Hussain's successor at the end of his five-year tenure, the election commission announced today.

15 Aug 2018


New book brings together Khushwant Singh's best writings on Punjab

Four years after the death of the legendary Khushwant Singh, a new book brings together some of his finest writings on his native land Punjab.

15 Aug 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: Army foils infiltration bid along LoC; Jawan injured

The Army foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district today, an official said.

J&K Governor Vohra praises security forces on Independence Day

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra today praised the security forces in the state, saying they have successfully pushed back the proxy war waged by Pakistan.

15 Aug 2018

Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan: Jailed Sharif appears before accountability-court in remaining graft cases

Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before the Islamabad-based Accountability Court hearing two graft cases (Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment cases) against him and his family.

14 Aug 2018


Pakistan's humanitarian gesture: 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, released

Pakistan yesterday released 30 Indian prisoners, including 27 fishermen, from jail as a goodwill gesture, a day before Pakistan's Independence Day.

13 Aug 2018


See the partition of India through eyes of 12-year-old girl

What could have India's partition meant to a 12-year-old girl who had a Hindu father and Muslim mother?

13 Aug 2018


Pakistan's goodwill gesture: 26 Indian fishermen released from Pak jail

Pakistan yesterday released 26 Indian fishermen from jail as a goodwill gesture.

12 Aug 2018

Russia News

Trump administration suspends military training with Pakistan, says media report

The Trump administration has suspended more than a decade-long military training program of Pakistani personnel at US institutions, the Dawn newspaper reported yesterday, quoting official sources.

Got call from Imran inviting me for swearing-in ceremony: Sidhu

Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan called up cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to extend an invitation to his oath-taking ceremony, the Punjab Minister said in a statement today.

11 Aug 2018


Pakistan: Three Chinese workers injured in attempted suicide attack

Three Chinese nationals and two security personnel were injured in an attempted suicide attack in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province today, the police said.

Divorced, widowed Hindu women can now remarry in Pakistan's Sindh

In a first, divorced or widowed Hindu women in Pakistan's Sindh province have been allowed to remarry under the Sindh Hindu Marriage (Amendment) Bill 2018, made by the provincial assembly.

10 Aug 2018


Was 'abducted by security forces' for vote-rigging: Pakistan poll official

A Presiding Officer of a polling station in Washuk district of Pakistan's Balochistan province has claimed he was "abducted by security forces which forced him to submit the fabricated votes" in favor of Muttahida Majlis Amal (MMA) candidate.

09 Aug 2018


Indian man in Pak jail for 36yrs to walk free

A Jaipur resident who is languishing in a Pakistan jail for 36 years is likely to be released next week, according to an MP in Jaipur.

Our govt will build balanced, trust-based relationship with US: Imran

Pakistan's PM-in-waiting Imran Khan said his government will build a more balanced and trustworthy relationship with the US, asserting that the trust deficit between the two countries has resulted in many ups and downs.

09 Aug 2018


Pakistani singer-actor shot-dead as she refused to return to husband

In yet another incident of violence against female artistes in Pakistan, Reshma, a popular Pashto actress and singer, was shot dead by her husband in her brother's home.

Pakistan: Sharif's sons Hassan, Hussain blacklisted by authorities; passports blocked

Pakistan's deposed PM Nawaz Sharif's sons, Hassan and Hussain, have been placed on the blacklist by authorities, barring them from traveling on their Pakistani passports.

Imran Khan's close aide Zulfikar Bukhari put on no-fly list

Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, a close aide of Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan, was today put on the no-fly list on a request filed by the National Accountability Bureau, Express News reported.

08 Aug 2018


Pakistan: Two girls' schools burnt down by unidentified persons

Two more girls' schools were burnt down yesterday by unidentified persons in Pakistan's Pishin district of the Balochistan province.

07 Aug 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir: Army major, three soldiers killed in foiled infiltration bid

An Army major and three soldiers were killed while trying to foil an infiltration bid in Bandipora, North Kashmir, this morning.

06 Aug 2018


Balloons with 'Pakistan and I Love' words found in Rajasthan

Two balloons with words "Pakistan and I Love" written on them were recovered today in Rajasthan's Sriganganagar district, police said.

#PakistanElections: This mobile app and database helped Imran Khan win

While allegations about clandestine military support continue against Imran Khan, it has now come to light that a mobile app was instrumental to Khan's victory in Pakistan's recently-concluded general elections.

Imran may take oath as Pakistan-PM on Pakistan's Independence Day

Imran Khan, 65, who is set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister, may take the oath of the office on the country's Independence Day on August 14, a media report said.