Pakistan


Pakistan's top court orders PM be investigated for corruption

2017-04-20 13:11

Pakistan's top court ordered the prime minister be investigated for corruption, in a highly anticipated decision that granted Nawaz Sharif a temporary reprieve as judges say there was insufficient evidence to oust him from power.

Plan of would-be Pakistani suicide bomber foiled

2017-04-17 22:03

A female would-be suicide bomber who had pledged allegiance to ISIS had planned to carry out an attack on a church in Lahore on Easter Sunday, a report says.

Pakistan thwarts 'major' Easter Sunday attack plot

2017-04-15 17:21

Pakistan's military says it has thwarted a plot to launch a major terror attack in Lahore after an army raid in the city that killed a suspected militant.

At least four killed in suspected bomb blast in Pakistan

2017-04-05 08:56

At least four people have been killed and 10 wounded in a blast which appeared to have been an attack targeting a census team in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, officials said.

Custodian charged with murdering 20 people at Pakistan shrine

2017-04-03 12:45

The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine has been charged with murder and terrorism, police say, after allegedly torturing and killing 20 worshippers with knives and clubs.

At least 22 dead, 57 wounded in Pakistan market blast

2017-03-31 14:59

At least 22 people were killed and 57 wounded when a car bomb tore through a market in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's tribal belt, officials say, in an attack claimed by the Taliban.

Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

2017-03-27 07:17

Pakistan has arrested at least 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in its waters.

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.

 

Pakistani army chief signs death sentences for 30 militants

2017-04-20 08:43

Pakistan's army chief has signed off on the death sentences for 30 militants, including some convicted for the 2014 Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar that killed 144 schoolchildren.

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

2017-04-17 21:03

Pakistan police have announced they have arrested 22 people after the lynching of a university student accused of blasphemy.

India slams Pakistan over 'spy' death sentence

2017-04-10 19:17

Any move to execute an Indian convicted by a Pakistani court-martial of spying would be "premeditated murder", New Delhi has warned Islamabad.

Pakistan interrogating suspects in horrific shrine slayings

2017-04-03 19:03

A court in Pakistan has extended the custody of four people suspected in the killing of 20 devotees at a shrine in the eastern Punjab province.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

2017-04-02 19:41

The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.

Pakistan arrests 100 Indian fishermen

2017-03-27 07:18

Pakistan has arrested at least 100 Indian fishermen for illegally fishing in its waters.

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.

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