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Pakistan boycotts India-led meeting of SAARC trade officials on coronavirus crisis

April 09, 2020 10:07 am

The deliberations took place as a follow up to an India-initiated video conference of SAARC leaders on March 15.

Pakistan's coronavirus cases rise above 4,000; death toll reaches 54

April 07, 2020 6:31 pm

According to the officials, Punjab has 2,004 cases, Sindh 982, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 500, Gilgit-Baltistan 211, Balochistan 202, Islamabad 83 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 18.

IMF postpones approval of second review of $ 6 billion bailout package for Pakistan

April 07, 2020 12:58 pm

Despite loans from China, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Prime Minister Khan's government was forced to turn to the IMF due to mounting economic problems.

On this day: Sanath Jayasuriya smashed a 28-ball 76 against Pakistan in Singapore

April 07, 2020 11:45 am

Sanath Jayasuriya's record for the fastest fifty scored in the finals of the Singer Cup in Singapore stood for 19 years. It was South Africa's AB de Villiers who broke it.

Pak court declares overcrowding in jails as unconstitutional, empowers inmates to sue govt

April 06, 2020 4:50 pm

The inmates had claimed they could not access the courts fearing punishment by the prison authorities for attempting to draw their attention towards their plight, the report said.

Pak court's verdict in Daniel Pearl murder case 'affront' to victims of terror: US

April 03, 2020 2:03 pm

Pearl, the 38-year-old South Asia bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, was abducted and beheaded while he was in Pakistan investigating a story on the alleged links between the country''s powerful spy agency ISI and al-Qaeda.

Explained: Omar Sheikh death sentence commuted, what is Daniel Pearl murder case?

April 03, 2020 11:03 am

Daniel Pearl, aged 38, was an American journalist who worked as the South Asia bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal. He was abducted in Pakistan’s Karachi in January 2002.

Pak suspends domestic flights as coronavirus cases cross 1,000

March 25, 2020 6:21 pm

Pakistan government also suspended all passenger train operations through the country till March 31 and deployed army to assist the civil administration to enforce a nationwide lockdown to contain the virus outbreak.

6 Pak officials suspended for selfie with coronavirus-infected colleague

March 23, 2020 4:12 pm

A few of them posted the selfie on their social media account. When the man tested positive a few days ago, all those who were in contact with him were being spotted and isolated," an official said

Pakistan PM Imran Khan rules out complete lockdown even as coronavirus cases climb to 757

March 23, 2020 8:49 am

Addressing the nation as cases of the novel coronavirus surged across the country, Khan reiterated that a lockdown will create chaos as more than 25 per cent people were living below poverty line and their lives will be shattered.

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".