Pakistan


Pakistan starts building fence along Afghan border

2017-03-26 16:22

Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks on security posts.

Pakistan to kick off first census in 19 years

2017-03-14 09:35

Pakistan will this week embark on the enormous task of conducting its first census in almost two decades, after years of bickering between politicians concerned about power bases and federal funding

Pakistan executes 5 'hardcore terrorists'

2017-03-08 17:57

Pakistan's military says authorities have hanged five "hardcore terrorists" after they were found guilty of carrying out attacks in the country.

Hundreds of suspected militants detained in Pakistan

2017-03-04 08:03

Police say about 1 300 suspected militants have been arrested in a sweep of hide-outs in Pakistan's largest province of Punjab.

Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

2017-02-24 10:31

An explosion that killed seven people and caused panic in the Pakistani city of Lahore was caused by a gas leak and not a bomb as police had earlier stated, according to officials.

Bomb attack kills at least 5 in Lahore

2017-02-23 10:31

At least five people were killed and 15 injured after a blast ripped through a building in an upscale shopping area of Pakistan's Lahore, officials said, the latest in a surge in Islamist violence.

Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

2017-02-18 15:25

Two Pakistani officials say a second key Chaman border crossing into Afghanistan has been closed, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country

Deadliest Pakistan suicide bombing in years kills 75

2017-02-17 08:46

An Islamic State suicide bomber has struck inside a famed shrine in southern Pakistan, killing at least 75 people in the deadliest attack in the country in two years

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in 1 day

2017-02-15 16:23

At least six people have been killed in a series of suicide attacks in Pakistan, unnerving citizens whose growing sense of security has been shaken by multiple blasts.

Large bomb explodes at protest rally in Lahore

2017-02-13 16:03

Pakistani police say a large bomb has struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore.

 

Pakistan promises nuclear arms responsibility

2017-03-15 05:55

Pakistan has vowed to work to prevent non-nuclear states from gaining the technology that would put them on the path to acquiring nuclear weapons.

Pakistan threatens to block social media over 'blasphemy'

2017-03-09 21:17

A Pakistani court ordered the government to open an investigation into online "blasphemy", threatening to ban social media networks if they failed to censor content deemed insulting to Islam, lawyers said.

Pakistan temporarily reopens its border with Afghanistan

2017-03-07 18:28

Pakistani have temporarily reopened border crossings with Afghanistan after the closing last month following deadly militant attacks.

Shrine to Islamist murderer reveals Pakistan's challenges

2017-02-27 21:22

Pakistan has renewed its vow to root out extremism after a fresh wave of attacks, but a rose-covered shrine in Islamabad built by radicals to glorify an Islamist murderer sends a different message.

Tenth bomb this month rips Pakistan

2017-02-23 22:12

At least eight people were killed and 28 injured after a bomb ripped through Pakistan's Lahore, the tenth attack in just under a fortnight.

Avalanche kills seven in northern Pakistan

2017-02-19 16:22

At least seven labourers in northern Pakistan have died after they were trapped by an avalanche and efforts are underway to free four more trapped beneath the snow.

Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens after IS shrine bombing

2017-02-17 14:37

Pakistani forces kill, arrest dozens in sweeping raids after massive IS suicide bombing killed 80 at Sufi shrine

At least 35 dead in Sufi shrine bombing

2017-02-16 19:32

A bomb has ripped through a crowded Sufi shrine in Pakistan killing at least 35 people and wounding up to 60 others.

Barrow appoints Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice

2017-02-15 16:01

President Adama Barrow has appointed a Gambian UN prosecutor as chief justice of the Supreme Court, ending a series of controversial foreign appointments to the position by former leader Yahya Jammeh.

Abducted Pakistani blogger flees to Netherlands, breaks silence

2017-02-09 14:15

A Pakistani activist abducted last month has broken his silence on his weeks-long disappearance, but refuses to point fingers in a country where criticising extremism or the security establishment can make you a target.

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