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After bizarre 'hang Musharraf's body' ruling, Pakistan wants judge sacked

20 Dec 2019

After bizarre 'hang Musharraf's body' ruling, Pakistan wants judge sacked

The Pakistan government on Thursday said that it will seek to remove the "mentally unfit" judge who sentenced Pervez Musharraf, the country's former President, to death.

Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020

18 Oct 2019

Pakistan to remain in FATF 'grey list' till February 2020

After speculations over its black-listing, Pakistan will now remain in the "grey list" of the global terror funding watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF), until a new deadline of February 2020.

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

27 Feb 2019

Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.

#PulwamaAftermath: Pakistan Government takes control of Jaish headquarters amid pressure

22 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAftermath: Pakistan Government takes control of Jaish headquarters amid pressure

Amid immense international pressure, the Pakistani Government has taken over the administrative control of Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit's headquarters on Friday.

Pakistani reporter rides on donkey while reporting on 'donkey business'

20 Dec 2018

Pakistani reporter rides on donkey while reporting on 'donkey business'

The passion of journalism often makes journalists push their limits and pull off some absolutely bizarre stunts.

Return to Pakistan, there're good doctors here: CJ to Musharraf

11 Oct 2018

Return to Pakistan, there're good doctors here: CJ to Musharraf

"There are good doctors in Pakistan," Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar told Pervez Musharraf today as he directed the Dubai-based former dictator to appear before the apex court to record his statement in the treason case against him.

Pakistan: Nawaz, Abbasi appear before Lahore Court in treason case

08 Oct 2018

Pakistan: Nawaz, Abbasi appear before Lahore Court in treason case

Former Pakistan premiers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, along with a prominent journalist, Cyril Almeida, Assistant Editor for the Dawn newspaper, appeared before the Lahore High Court today.

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

05 Oct 2018

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.

Indian airspace-violation: PoK 'PM' claims chopper was within Pakistani limits

01 Oct 2018

Indian airspace-violation: PoK 'PM' claims chopper was within Pakistani limits

Pakistan occupied Kashmir's (PoK) "Prime Minister" Raja Farooq Haider has claimed that the white chopper he was traveling in was "very close" to the Line of Control (LoC) but within Pakistan's airspace.

Pakistan austerity drive: Govt. starts selling cars, helicopters, buffaloes

17 Sep 2018

Pakistan austerity drive: Govt. starts selling cars, helicopters, buffaloes

As part of newly-elected PM Imran Khan's austerity drive, the cash-strapped Pakistan government has started auctioning 102 luxury vehicles of the PM House at "above market price".

Army rules Pakistan despite Imran's election as PM: VK Singh

17 Sep 2018

Army rules Pakistan despite Imran's election as PM: VK Singh

Union Minister VK Singh said the army still rules Pakistan despite the election of Imran Khan as the new Prime Minister, adding that it remains to be seen whether he will be able to bring about a change.

US urges new Pakistan govt to treat minorities with equality

07 Sep 2018

US urges new Pakistan govt to treat minorities with equality

Several US lawmakers have urged Pakistan's new government to treat its religious minorities with equality and dignity.

Leaders from around the world condole Atal ji's demise

17 Aug 2018

Leaders from around the world condole Atal ji's demise

Leaders from a number of countries, including the US and Russia, have expressed grief over the death of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and recalled his contributions in strengthening bilateral relations and maintaining regional peace.

Pakistan leaders remember Vajpayee for his Indo-Pak peace agenda

17 Aug 2018

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.

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan PM on Aug-18

11 Aug 2018

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan PM on Aug-18

Imran Khan will take the oath as Pakistan's Prime Minister on August 18 this year, a senior Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader said yesterday.

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

04 Aug 2018

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.

Pak's anti-corruption National Accountability Bureau summons Imran Khan on Aug-7

04 Aug 2018

Pak's anti-corruption National Accountability Bureau summons Imran Khan on Aug-7

Imran Khan, Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting, has been summoned by the country's anti-graft body in connection with the misuse of official helicopters which caused Pakistani Rs 2.17mn loss to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, an official said yesterday.

UN committed to continuing to support Pak's election commission: Guterres

28 Jul 2018

UN committed to continuing to support Pak's election commission: Guterres

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres looks forward to the formation of a new government in Pakistan and stressed the UN's commitment to support Pakistan's election commission amid allegations by other political parties of vote rigging, his spokesperson said.

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer forcibly evicted from his house

11 Jul 2018

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer forcibly evicted from his house

Pakistan's first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh Shaheen, in a video, has claimed that he was forcibly evicted from his home in Lahore's Dera Chahal village along with his children and wife, following a property dispute with the government.

Facebook enhances security measures ahead of July 25 Pakistan polls

08 Jul 2018

Facebook enhances security measures ahead of July 25 Pakistan polls

Ahead of the July 25 general elections in Pakistan, Facebook is taking enhanced security measures to ensure transparency and prevent abuse on the platform, media reports said.

Pakistan: Musharraf's NIC, passport blocked; barred from travelling abroad

31 May 2018

Pakistan: Musharraf's NIC, passport blocked; barred from travelling abroad

The Pakistan Government directed the National Data Base and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Immigration and Passport Directorate to block the national identity card (NIC) and passport of former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.

Now, terrorist Hafiz Saeed dares Pakistan government to arrest him

06 Feb 2018

Now, terrorist Hafiz Saeed dares Pakistan government to arrest him

Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed has now dared the Pakistan government to arrest him if they can. He also said that he won't stop fighting for the cause of Kashmiri people and "dedicated 2018" for them.

YouTube temporarily suspended Pakistan government's channel

03 Feb 2018

YouTube temporarily suspended Pakistan government's channel

The official YouTube channel of the Pakistan government was temporarily suspended on the grounds of copyright infringement.

'No case against Hafiz Saeed Sahib': Pakistan PM

17 Jan 2018

'No case against Hafiz Saeed Sahib': Pakistan PM

In a shocking turn of events, Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told, in a television interview, that action cannot be taken against the alleged mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Hafiz Saeed as no case was registered against him in Pakistan.

Anti-government Pakistani reporter Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping bid

10 Jan 2018

Anti-government Pakistani reporter Taha Siddiqui escapes kidnapping bid

Pakistan made yet another attempt to silence an anti-establishment journalist on Wednesday, though unsuccessfully so.

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif names brother Shehbaz as 2018 PM candidate

23 Dec 2017

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif names brother Shehbaz as 2018 PM candidate

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has appointed his brother Shehbaz Sharif as the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) prime ministerial candidate for the 2018 general elections.

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

20 Dec 2017

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.

Pak SC slams govt. over missing statues in Hindu temple

13 Dec 2017

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.

Kulbhushan Jadhav to finally meet his family on December 25!

08 Dec 2017

Kulbhushan Jadhav to finally meet his family on December 25!

Repeated pleas by Indian authorities seem to have worked. Pakistan has allowed Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently on a death row, to meet his wife and mother on December 25.

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

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.

Owing to Pakistan government's negligence, terrorist Saeed might go scot-free

11 Oct 2017

Owing to Pakistan government's negligence, terrorist Saeed might go scot-free

Hafiz Saeed, 26/11 Mumbai attacks' mastermind and JuD chief, might go scot-free if the Pakistan government fails to provide evidence against him to continue his house arrest, the Lahore HC warned.

Scandal-hit ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N party president

03 Oct 2017

Scandal-hit ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N party president

Deposed Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif was re-elected president of his ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) political party.

Panamagate: Sharif returns to Pakistan to face money laundering charges

25 Sep 2017

Panamagate: Sharif returns to Pakistan to face money laundering charges

Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has returned to the country to face corruption and money laundering charges in the Panama Papers scandal after spending nearly a month abroad.

Pakistani PM urges the international community to resolve Kashmir issue

14 Aug 2017

Pakistani PM urges the international community to resolve Kashmir issue

Speaking on the occasion of Pakistan's 70th Independence Day, newly chosen PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi called on the international community to play a role in resolving the Kashmir dispute.

PTI worker quits, accuses Imran Khan of sexual misbehavior

02 Aug 2017

PTI worker quits, accuses Imran Khan of sexual misbehavior

A worker of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has leveled allegations of sexual indecency against the former cricketer a day after quitting the party.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes 18th Pakistani prime minister

01 Aug 2017

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi becomes 18th Pakistani prime minister

After Nawaz Sharif's resignation, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has been elected Pakistan's 18th prime minister.

How Sharif's resignation as Pakistan's PM may impact India

30 Jul 2017

How Sharif's resignation as Pakistan's PM may impact India

The aftermath of Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif's ouster is being closely watched by India.

Pakistan: Could Shehbaz, Nawaz Sharif's brother be the next PM?

28 Jul 2017

Pakistan: Could Shehbaz, Nawaz Sharif's brother be the next PM?

Nawaz Sharif has stepped down as Pakistan PM for the third time after being disqualified from office in the Panama Papers case.

Panama Papers: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif quits after SC disqualification

28 Jul 2017

Panama Papers: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif quits after SC disqualification

On July 28, Nawaz Sharif stepped down as Pakistan's PM after the Supreme Court disqualified him from office in the Panama Papers case.

Maulvi offers Rs. 20L for garlanding Nawaz Sharif with shoes

20 May 2017

Maulvi offers Rs. 20L for garlanding Nawaz Sharif with shoes

Religious leader Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, chairman of All India Minority United Council, has issued a new announcement: a reward of Rs. 20 lakh to anyone who garlands Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif with a string of shoes and parades him around India.