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Passenger train derails in Pakistan, killing 1 and injuring 40

March 07, 2021 4:15 pm

The 15-Up Karachi Express was en route to Lahore from Karachi when it met the accident between the Rohri and Sangi stations in southern Sindh province. Eight coaches of the train got derailed.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan wins trust vote in National Assembly

March 06, 2021 2:04 pm

Prime Minister Khan secured 178 votes in the 342-member lower house of Parliament during a special session convened on the directives of President Arif Alvi.

Watch: Imran Khan has a 'brain fade' on live TV, netizens react with jokes and memes

March 06, 2021 12:00 pm

"Yeh jo sare... bade bade... bade bade... kya hain ye? ... jo bhi hain (All of these things... big big... big big... what are they... whatever they are)," Pak PM Imran Khan is heard saying in a video.

Hope for Indo-Pak peace, with caution

March 06, 2021 8:49 am

Given India’s investment in Bajwa and his “hand of peace in all directions” doctrine, understanding how an earlier phase of bilateral ties progressed and sputtered out may be instructive

Heralding a new era of Indo-Pak connectivity and cooperation

March 05, 2021 8:56 am

Neither country must lose the hope and momentum generated by the ceasefire agreement, despite likely setbacks.

Army investigates 3 jawans for Northern Command Hq data breach, Pak drug racket under scanner

March 04, 2021 7:02 am

Sources told The Indian Express that while one of the jawans was based in Udhampur and allegedly had access to operational data at the headquarters, the two other jawans were from different battalions, and were posted elsewhere.

Stop state-sponsored cross-border terrorism, India tells Pakistan at UNHRC

March 02, 2021 6:14 pm

Using its Right of Reply at the ongoing 46th Session of the Human Rights Council in response to a statement by Pakistan's representative, India said Pakistan should also end institutionalised violation of human rights of its minority and other communities in the country.

'Pawri' clip brings India-Pak closer: Dananeer Mobeen says 'grateful for all the love across the border'

March 04, 2021 10:54 am

Since the video went viral, Mobeen said she has been inundated with acting and modelling offers, along with requests for product endorsements. Instead, she says she aspires to join Pakistan's foreign services.

Pak court grants bail to Christian man arrested about 5 years ago on blasphemy charges

March 02, 2021 5:25 pm

The Lahore High Court on Monday granted bail to Nabeel Masih, who was 16 years old when he was arrested in 2016 in Kasur city, some 50 kms from Lahore, on a complaint filed by one person of the same locality alleging that he has shared a blasphemous content on a WhatsApp group.

Pakistan needs legislation to meet three outstanding FATF benchmarks: Report

March 02, 2021 2:30 pm

Pakistan will have to make further legislation on at least two counts to meet three outstanding benchmarks of the 27-point action plan of the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog FATF before the new June deadline.

PAKISTAN PHOTOS

How heavy rains caused flooding in these Asian countries

August 02, 2020 4:21 pm

Seasonal heavy rainfall across the Asian continent have resulted in flooding the streets, towns and villages of several countries impacting daily life.

Terrorists armed with grenades attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

June 29, 2020 3:32 pm

The gunmen, according to The Dawn, stepped out of a vehicle and lobbed grenades before entering the stock exchange premises. AK-47 rifles, hand grenades, magazines and other explosive material have been recovered, the police said, adding that the equipment indicated that they had come for a long siege.

Top quotes of S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture: From Kashmir to RCEP to what he said on Pakistan

November 17, 2019 8:43 am

S Jaishankar delivering the fourth RNG Lecture provided an assessment of the last 70 years of India’s foreign policy choices and challenged past positions — from dealing with China on boundary issues and handling Pakistan to managing ties with the US.

Kate and Prince William visit the mountains on day three of their royal tour of Pakistan; see pics

October 17, 2019 11:48 am

Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are on their maiden tour to Pakistan, having arrived on October 14. The royal visit will last five days.

Toll rises to 30, day after powerful quake jolts Pakistan

September 25, 2019 1:01 pm

A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Pakistan on Tuesday, badly damaging scores of homes and shops and killing at least 30 people and over 370 wounded.

Meet Pakistani waiter who looks like Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage

May 09, 2019 6:54 am

Rozi Khan does not only have a similar look, haircut and beard like Dinklage, but the two also share a genetic condition which results in small stature. Khan says his height is 1.33 meters or 4 feet 5 inches.

Terror attack in J&K's Pulwama kills 40 CRPF personnel, JeM behind strike

February 19, 2019 9:47 am

Before Thursday’s attack, the most casualty suffered by CRPF in an attack was on June 25, 2016, when a vehicle was attacked by three LeT militants, leaving eight personnel dead and 22 injured

Protests erupt in Pakistan after Supreme Court acquits Christian woman of blasphemy

October 31, 2018 1:31 pm

Eight years after she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, the Pakistan Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered Asia Bibi to be freed.

Violence mars Pakistan elections, 35 killed in suicide blast

July 26, 2018 6:41 am

Pakistan is holding its 11th general election since 1970 on Wednesday. Voting has begun at 85,000 polling stations. A fierce battle is expected between Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) led by Nawaz Sharif’s brother and former Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Security tightened as Pakistan braces for general election

July 25, 2018 6:36 am

Campaigning in Pakistan has ended as the country prepares to vote in the general election on Wednesday. A fierce battle is expected between Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) led by Nawaz Sharif’s brother and former Pakistan Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif.

PAKISTAN VIDEOS

After 6 years in Pakistan jail, Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari returns home

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

It’s been six years since Hamid Nehal Ansari crossed the border into Pakistan and was arrested. On Thursday, he returned to his home in Mumbai days after being released from a Pakistan jail.

Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

The significance of Kartarpur corridor: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

A look at what the Kartarpur corridor means to Indian Sikh pilgrims, on the day Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to do a groundbreaking ceremony.

Who are the contenders this election in Pakistan and what it means to India

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Every election in Pakistan is crucial for India. So as Pakistan votes for a new prime minister, this is what India should know about the contenders and their parties’ stand vis-a-vis India.

Modi says Congress' made a mess of Andhra bifurcation, just the way it did during Partition

June 22, 2020 6:21 pm

Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".