Pakistan

Pakistan violence halved due to operations in tribal areas, Karachi

Violence by Islamist militants decreased significantly in Pakistan in 2016 due to both military and paramilitary operations, according to a nationwide survey released Wednesday.

Killings, kidnappings, terrorism decreased in Karachi, report says

Assassinations, kidnappings and terrorist attacks have significantly decreased in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi in 2016, said a report released by one of country’s most important paramilitary...

At least 39 die in Pakistan after drinking toxic alcohol

At least 39 people died after consuming toxic liquor in eastern Pakistan, health officials and police said on Tuesday, as over 150 people were rushed to clinics for treatment.  

Fake news prompts Pakistani minister's nuclear threat against Israel

A fake news article has prompted Pakistan's defence minister to warn Israel that Pakistan too has nuclear capabilities.

Pakistan releases 220 Indian fishermen on Christmas Day

Pakistan Sunday released 220 Indian fishermen arrested for entering the country's territorial waters, officials said.

Sharif: Pakistan wants to enhance relations with Bosnia

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who arrived in Sarajevo on Wednesday for a two-day official visit, said that Pakistan would work on strengthening bilateral relations with Bosnia and...

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Pakistan test-fired a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to a target up to 700 kilometers away, officials said Wednesday.

Pakistani carrier grounds small plane fleet in wake of fatal crash

Pakistan's national carrier on Monday grounded its entire fleet of ATR planes, in the wake of a fatal crash last week that killed all 48 people on board, officials said.

No survivors after plane with 48 on board crashes in Pakistan

A commercial aircraft carrying about 40 passengers and crew members went missing in northern Pakistan on Wednesday after it took off from a tourist resort near the Afghan border, headed for...

Ghani urges Pakistan to keep aid and focus instead on own terrorists

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Sunday that the 500 million dollars Pakistan has pledged in aid to Afghanistan would be better spent on stopping terrorism cells on its own soil.

Slovenian police catch 30 illegal migrants

Slovenian police caught 30 illegal migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, including six minors and a child, near the coastal town of Koper on Thursday night, the town's Primorske Novice newspaper...

Italy repatriates two suspected Islamists, to Kosovo and Pakistan

Two people suspected of having links with Islamic terrorism, one from Kosovo and another from Pakistan, have been forcibly repatriated from Italy for national security reasons, the Italian...

Fragile Pakistan democracy faces key "military appointment" challenge

Appointing an army chief would be business as usual anywhere in the world but not in Pakistan, a country ruled by powerful generals for nearly half of its existence. A miscalculation can cost...

Modi: India's water will not be allowed to flow into Pakistan

India will exercise full control over its share of river waters that flow into Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday amid a row over a key water treaty between the hostile neighbours...

Pakistan says 12 killed by Indian shelling, gunfire in Kashmir

Pakistani officials said Indian troops fired at a passenger bus on the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir region on Wednesday, killing nine civilians, amid rising tensions between the nuclear-...