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24 Dec 2017


Pak opens fire along LoC; 4 Indian Army soldiers killed

One Major and three soldiers of the Indian Army were killed as the Pakistani Army, in yet another ceasefire violation, opened fire on the Line of Control in Keri sector of Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri district.

23 Dec 2017

Nawaz Sharif

In a blow to civil society, Pakistan bans 27 NGOs

In a setback to its already vulnerable civil society, the Pakistan government has ordered for 29 international non-governmental organizations to shut operations and leave the country in 90 days. The government, however, failed to give any logical reason for their action.

22 Dec 2017


Pakistan: Kulbhushan Jadhav won't be executed immediately, will meet wife

Pakistan's foreign office spokesman Muhammad Faisal has said the alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav "is under no threat of immediate execution" as his mercy petitions are still pending.

21 Dec 2017

Sushma Swaraj

Pakistani govt. to probe reports of forced conversion of Sikhs

An inquiry committee has been set up by the Pakistani government to investigate reports of Sikhs being forcibly converted to Islam in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province.

20 Dec 2017

Pakistan Government

US expresses concerns over Hafiz Saeed's plans to contest elections

The US has expressed concerns about Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed's decision to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan.

20 Dec 2017


Pakistan accuses US of favoring India, warns of nuclear war

Pakistan's National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua has accused America of siding with India on the Kashmir issue and on Afghanistan's security.

18 Dec 2017


Pakistan: Sikhs reportedly under pressure to convert

Sikhs in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtuwa are reportedly under pressure to convert.

16 Dec 2017


Pakistani-American woman arrested for using bitcoin to fund ISIS

27-year-old Zoobia Shahnaz of New York has been arrested for allegedly laundering bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to transfer the money to aid ISIS.

Pak SC slams govt. over missing statues in Hindu temple

Pakistan's Supreme Court recently expressed concerns after the statues of Lord Ram and Hanuman went missing from the Katas Raj temple located in Chakwal, Punjab.

13 Dec 2017


Another honor-killing in Pakistan: 19-year old boy kills sister, brother-in-law

In yet another horrific incident of honor killing in Pakistan, 19-year old Saeed Anwar shot dead his sister and her husband in Rawalpindi.

11 Dec 2017


Report: Pakistani-origin sex gangs men target white British girls

A report from the Quilliam group, a UK-based anti-extremism think tank, claims that gangs of Pakistani-origin men are targeting white girls in the UK.

09 Dec 2017

Donald Trump

Terrorism: US tells citizens to defer non-essential travel to Pakistan

The US State Department has advised its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan.

09 Dec 2017


Pew report: 64% of Indians view Pakistan "very unfavorably"

Nearly two-thirds of Indians (64%) of Indians hold a "very unfavorable" view of Pakistan, according to a survey conducted by Pew Research Center.

China halts funding for 3 CPEC projects over corruption reports

China has temporarily halted funding for at least three major highway projects in Pakistan which were being constructed as part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

06 Dec 2017

Indian Army

Musharraf open to political alliance with Hafiz Saeed, JuD

Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf said he's open to forging a political alliance with 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD).

05 Dec 2017


Pakistani youth arrested for 'Hindustan Zindabad' slogans

A Pakistani youth in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has been booked for treason after he wrote 'Hindustan Zindabad' on his house's wall.

04 Dec 2017


Jim Mattis' Pakistan visit: What do US, Islamabad want?

US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is set to arrive soon in Pakistan as part of a four-nation tour which will also cover Egypt, Jordan, and Kuwait.

01 Dec 2017

Terror Attack

Gunmen storm Peshawar's Agricultural Directorate hostel, several injured

Several people were injured when terrorists stormed the Agricultural Directorate building in Peshawar this morning.

29 Nov 2017

Indian Army

Pervez Musharraf says he's the "biggest supporter" of Lashkar-e-Taiba

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf has admitted to being the "biggest supporter" of the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and its founder Hafiz Saeed.

29 Nov 2017

South Korea

South Korea warns its companies against investing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

South Korea has reportedly told its companies against investing in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

27 Nov 2017


Pakistan's law minister resigns, Islamists end protests that crippled country

Pakistan's Law Minister Zahid Hamid has resigned after weeks of protests by Islamists rocked the country.

27 Nov 2017


Report: Pakistani nukes surest route to nuclear war

The US-based think tank Atlantic Council has identified Pakistan's tactical nuclear weapons (TNW) programme as a danger to the safety and security of the South Asian region.

26 Nov 2017


Pakistan deploys army in Islamabad after protests turn violent

The Pakistan government had to call in the army to restore law and order after clashes between hardline religious groups and the police in Islamabad resulted in the death and injury of 6 and over 200 people respectively.

26 Nov 2017


Pathankot attack: In confidential NSA-level talks, India confronts Pakistan

Reports have surfaced about a secret dialogue between Indian NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart, Lieutenant-General Nasser Khan Janjua.

26 Nov 2017

White House

Hafiz Saeed release: US threatens Pakistan with 'repercussions'

The US is visibly annoyed at Pakistan's recent release of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief, Hafiz Saeed.

25 Nov 2017


Islamabad: Crackdown on religious protesters at Faizabad Interchange; 150 arrested

Pakistani security forces have arrested at least 150 religious protesters in Islamabad in a crackdown against thousands of angry demonstrators who have staged a sit-in at Faizabad Interchange since 8 November.

24 Nov 2017


China hints at possible CPEC renaming if India joins in

Last week, the Chinese Ambassador to India, Luo Zhaohui, said his country could rename the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to address India's concerns.

23 Nov 2017


Saeed to work for "Kashmir's independence" after house arrest release

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) founder Hafiz Saeed has pledged to work for "Kashmir's independence" in a tweet posted hours after the Lahore High Court ordered his release from house arrest.

22 Nov 2017

Sexual Assault

Rampant sexual abuse of children in Pakistan's madrassas

Religious organizations and police individually enjoy great power, but when combined, the mix can be lethal, especially when there are children involved.

Pakistan says no to Chinese funding on PoK dam

Pakistan occupies a central place in China's schemes for its One-belt One-road (OBOR) initiative.

11 Nov 2017


Pakistan agrees to let Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife visit him

In a surprise move, Pakistan has offered to arrange a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his wife.

09 Nov 2017

North Korea

Are North Korean diplomats involved in Pakistan's illicit liquor business?

Last month, the home of a North Korean diplomat in Islamabad, was robbed.

04 Nov 2017


Now, Pakistan blames India for cross-border pollution

Issues of contention between India and Pakistan continue to increase as Pakistan now blames India for causing pollution, affecting its citizens detrimentally.

03 Nov 2017


Fearless Wadia: Jinnah's daughter, and a symbol of India-Pak history

Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah's only daughter Dina Wadia passed away yesterday at her New York home. She was 98.

03 Nov 2017


India releases imprisoned Pakistani sisters and jail-born child

After an 11-year long wait, imprisoned Pakistani sisters Fatima and Mumtaz Rehman, and Fatima's jail-born daughter Hina can finally return to their homeland.

02 Nov 2017


Reports: US shares list of Pakistan-based terror groups with Islamabad

The US has shared a list of 20 terrorist groups with Islamabad which it believes are operating from Pakistan and targeting India and Afghanistan, Pakistani news network Dawn has reported.

02 Nov 2017

Osama Bin Laden

CIA declassifies files seized during Osama bin Laden assassination

Almost seven years after Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces, the mystery surrounding him and the organization continues to fascinate many.

30 Oct 2017


431 Pakistani Hindus get long-term visas in India

As many as 431 Pakistani nationals, mostly Hindus, have been granted long-term visas by the Indian government, thus making them eligible for Aadhaar cards, PAN cards, and buying property.

29 Oct 2017


India may release 11 Pakistani prisoners this week

Despite its "no-engagement with Islamabad" policy, the Indian Government on 2 November is likely to release 11 Pakistani prisoners who completed their prison sentence.