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Pakistan would not hold talks with India until New Delhi reverses its decision on Kashmir: Imran

May 11, 2021 10:31:35 pm

"Unless India retreats from the steps taken on August 5, the Pakistani government will not talk to India at all," Khan said while responding to questions from the public during a live broadcast session.

Several provinces in Pakistan announce complete lockdown during Eid holidays: report

May 6, 2021 4:41:10 pm

The announcements come as the country continues to witness a tremendous surge in the number of the coronavirus despite the measures being taken by the government, the Express Tribune reported.

Pakistan offers relief materials to India to help fight Covid-19

April 25, 2021 3:17:21 pm

Several Pakistanis, including political leaders, sports celebrities, took to twitter to offer prayers and good wishes for the people of India.

Pak PM Imran Khan expresses solidarity with India over COVID-19 crisis

April 24, 2021 4:54:47 pm

"I want to express our solidarity with the people of India as they battle a dangerous wave of COVID-19. We must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together," Imran Khan said on Twitter.

Pakistan decides to ban radical Islamist party

April 15, 2021 1:01:27 am

The TLP had launched the country-wide protest on Monday after the arrest of its chief Saad Hussain Rizvi ahead of April 20 deadline the Islamists had given to the Imran Khan government demanding expulsion of the French ambassador for publication of cartoons of the Prophet.

Pakistan: Protests in several cities after arrest of extremist group cleric Saad Rizvi

April 13, 2021 11:33:58 am

Saad Rizvi, who is the chief of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), was arrested in the eastern city of Lahore to "maintain law and order," said Ghulam Mohammad Dogar, chief of Lahore police.

Pak denies backchannel talks with India; says need for enabling environment for meaningful dialogue

Pakistan denies backchannel talks with India; says need for enabling environment for meaningful dialogue

April 10, 2021 9:55:03 am

India has told Pakistan that it desires normal neighbourly relations with Islamabad in an environment free of terror, hostility and violence.

Afghanistan: Suicide blast near airport kills 16

Pakistan visit to Kabul called off after explosives’ find

April 9, 2021 9:09:35 am

The Afghan general added that the Kabul airport was shut down for several hours Thursday following the announcement, delaying all flights in and out of the Afghan capital. There was no official comment from NATO.

The decision has been taken as Pakistan has failed to check flow of money to terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the official said.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan blames ‘vulgarity’ for rise in rape cases

April 7, 2021 8:09:03 am

Imran Khan also spoke of religion and the concept of 'purdah' in Islam. It is to remove "temptation" from society because "not everyone has willpower", he said.

No trade with India under current circumstances: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

No trade with India under current circumstances: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

April 3, 2021 12:24:13 pm

The Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Khan on Thursday rejected the proposal of a high-powered committee to import cotton from India.

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Pakistan’s textile industry upset as govt rejects cotton import proposal from India

April 2, 2021 8:08:46 pm

The textile export sector, which was already under pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been continuously demanding duty-free import of cotton yarn from all over the world, including India, to avert any big loss to textile exports.

Pakistan rejects proposal to import cotton and sugar from India

Pak Cabinet rejects proposal to import cotton and sugar from India; links it with Kashmir

April 1, 2021 9:19:27 pm

Talking to reporters after the Cabinet meeting, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said that the Cabinet discussed the issue of ties and trade with India and decided that things cannot progress until India revokes its August 5, 2019 move on Kashmir.


Pak court lifts ban on TikTok

April 1, 2021 5:25:37 pm

The Peshawar High Court on March 11 had ordered a ban on the TikTok over alleged "obscene content", the second time in less than six months.

Pakistan rejects proposal to import cotton and sugar from India

Top Pakistani economic body allows import of cotton, yarn from India: report

March 31, 2021 2:29:55 pm

The ECC meeting was still ongoing, and was due to debate the import of sugar from India.

Imran Khan writes to PM Modi; says creation of ‘enabling environment’ imperative for dialogue

March 30, 2021 10:16:32 pm

Imran Khan's letter was in reply to Prime Minister Modi's letter to him last week to extend greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Day.

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Pakistan: Over 100-yr-old Hindu temple in Rawalpindi attacked by unidentified people

March 29, 2021 1:48:12 pm

The administrator of the temple, Om Prakash, confirmed the incident and said that as soon as the information was received, Rawalpindi police personnel reached the spot and brought the situation under control.

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Meeting with Jaishankar not ‘finalised or requested’: Pak FM Qureshi

March 29, 2021 1:43:49 pm

The participation of both the ministers at the conference has sparked speculation of a possible meeting between the two leaders amidst recent peace overtures from the Pakistan Army.

No trade with India under current circumstances: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan is one of lowest emitters, says Foreign Office

March 28, 2021 2:32:19 pm

The Foreign Office (FO) in an overnight statement said that Pakistan is committed to addressing climate change.

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Pak PM Imran Khan extends Holi greetings

March 28, 2021 2:22:26 pm

The festival is being celebrated in Pakistan on Sunday and Monday.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan faces flak for holding in-person meeting despite being infected with coronavirus

March 26, 2021 5:48:21 pm

The criticism of the prime minister began soon after a picture of the meeting was posted on social media by Information and Broadcasting minister Shibli Faraz and another lawmaker Faisal Javed, who attended the meeting.

Main accused in Daniel Pearl murder case shifted from Karachi to Lahore due to 'security concerns'

Main accused in Daniel Pearl murder case shifted from Karachi to Lahore due to ‘security concerns’

March 23, 2021 10:10:27 am

In February, the Supreme Court ordered the authorities to shift 46-year-old Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh from the death row cell of the Central Prison in Karachi to a rest house run by the government.

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Pak govt to cap prices of Russian, Chinese vaccines imported by private firms

March 22, 2021 5:22:20 pm

Official sources said that the maximum sale price of Sputnik V Russian vaccine will be fixed at Rs8,449 for two doses and China's Convidecia at Rs4,225 per injection.

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

A transgender Islamic school in Pakistan breaks barriers

March 22, 2021 2:24:11 pm

The madrasa is an important milestone for the LGBTQ community in the overwhelmingly fundamental Muslim country, where transgender people face ostracism, even though there is no official restriction on them attending religious schools or praying at mosques.

No trade with India under current circumstances: Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for Covid-19, says health minister

March 20, 2021 4:04:47 pm

Imran Khan is "self isolating at home," said minister Faisa Sultan in a tweet, without giving further details as to whether other people who have been in contact with Khan would also be isolating. Khan was vaccinated on Thursday.

Pakistan connects its first 1,100MW nuclear power plant to national grid

March 19, 2021 2:50:53 pm

The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) in a statement termed it a "Pakistan Day" gift to the nation.