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Pakistan court orders release of ailing former President Asif Ali Zardari

December 11, 2019 2:40 pm

The development came about five months after Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of the country's assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, was arrested by Pakistan's anti-graft body in a multi-million dollar money laundering case.

Ailing ex-Pak PM Nawaz Sharif likely to be shifted to US for better treatment

December 09, 2019 11:46 am

Sharif, 69, left for London from Pakistan on November 19 in an air ambulance for medical treatment after the Lahore High Court allowed him to travel abroad for four weeks. The four-week duration can be extended further on his doctors' recommendations.

Rs 400/kg in Pakistan, but sky-high prices not a problem as devotees feast on tomato dish at Kartarpur Sahib

December 06, 2019 12:04 pm

Thanks to devotees carrying supplies as an offering at Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, a problem of plenty ensured that a delicious tomato dish was served in langar to around 581 pilgrims who visited the historic gurdwara on Monday.

629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

December 04, 2019 5:42 pm

The list gives the most concrete figure yet for the number of women caught up in the trafficking schemes since 2018.

If the General goes

December 03, 2019 12:19 am

After court intervention, Gen Bajwa’s position as army chief is undermined. Battle lines in Pakistan are actually within army.

Pakistan: Police registers cases against organisers, participants of students march

December 02, 2019 3:51 pm

Thousands of students in 50 major cities in Pakistan held rallies on Friday demanding restoration of their unions and improvement in educational facilities.

‘Kartarpur Corridor Gen Bajwa’s brainchild’ claim has exposed Pakistan’s nefarious intent, says Amarinder

December 02, 2019 2:07 am

“Don’t make the mistake of reading weakness in our gratitude for the opening the corridor,” Amarinder Singh warned, asserting that India would give a befitting response to any bid by Pakistan to attack its borders or its people.

Explained: Understanding Pakistan SC ruling on Army chief, and why it matters for India

December 02, 2019 8:59 am

In the last two decades, only General Raheel Shareef retired on time, while General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and Musharraf stayed on beyond their prescribed tenures.

Explained: Who is Hafiz Saeed and why is he being indicted?

December 02, 2019 8:23 am

Hafiz Saeed is the founder and leader of the Islamist terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) that follows the Ahle-Haith interpretation of Islam.

Pak minister says Kartarpur Corridor Gen Bajwa's 'brainchild', Amarinder hits back

December 01, 2019 7:30 pm

Amarinder Singh took a strong exception to Pakistan Railway Minister's "Corridor would hurt India forever" remark, saying that it is an "open and blatant threat" against India's security and integrity.

PAKISTAN PHOTOS

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.

Deadly blast in crowded Lahore park kills over 50

March 27, 2016 10:41 pm

A large number of people including Christians were present in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Iqbal Town area of Lahore when the powerful blast occurred, leaving many in a pool of blood.

Pakistan crash out, deny skipper Shahid Afridi final hurrah!

March 26, 2016 12:06 pm

Australia beat Pakistan by 21 runs to send the Shahid Afridi-led unit out of this year's ICC World T20.

PAKISTAN VIDEOS

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

December 20, 2018 4:51 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

December 01, 2018 11:52 am

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

November 28, 2018 10:22 am

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

July 25, 2018 7:35 am

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

July 21, 2018 11:26 am

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".