Pakistan wants Kabul to hold peace talks with Taliban

2016-10-20 18:55

Pakistan says it has encouraged Kabul to hold peace talks with the Taliban, saying a recent peace deal between Afghanistan and key militant leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar can serve as a model for talks with the main insurgent group.

More than 350 000 Afghan refugees return from Pakistan

2016-10-19 05:35

More than 350 000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn homeland from Pakistan this year, UN data shows, with the torrent of people crossing the border expected to continue.

No forgiveness for brother who killed Pakistani star - father

2016-10-12 11:19

The father of murdered Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch has vowed no forgiveness for his son, who killed his daughter on the pretext of "honour".

Pakistan stiffens penalty for 'honour' killers

2016-10-06 22:15

Pakistani lawmakers have passed a law that stiffens the penalty for convicted "honour" killers and closes a loophole that often allowed them to go free.

200 000 Afghan refugees return home

2016-10-05 05:22

More than 200 000 Afghan refugees have been repatriated from Pakistan this year, nearly half of them in September alone.

Indian, Pakistani troops exchange fire

2016-10-03 20:17

Indian and Pakistani troops are firing at each other in disputed Kashmir, as Indian troops search the site where an Indian paramilitary soldier was killed.

Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

2016-09-28 19:23

Pakistan's defence minister says its nuclear-armed rival India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence.

India's prime minister says Pakistan a haven for terrorism

2016-09-25 06:40

India's leader has said he'll work to isolate Pakistan internationally, accusing India's arch rival of trying to destabilise Asia by exporting terrorism.

Soldiers search Kashmir frontier after 2 gunbattles end

2016-09-21 18:29

The Indian army says its soldiers are searching areas near the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan where two gunbattles with suspected rebels raged for half a day.

At least 4 dead, over 100 injured in Pakistan train collision

2016-09-15 11:50

Two trains have collided in central Pakistan, leaving at least four people dead and more than 100 injured, according to officials.


Thousand dogs poisoned to death

2016-10-19 21:00

More than a thousand stray dogs have been poisoned to death by municipal workers in Karachi after a deluge of complaints about animals biting women and children.

Dozens dead in bus crash in Pakistan

2016-10-17 10:30

At least 24 people, including women and children, dead after two passenger buses collide in Rahim Yar Khan district.

Twin blasts kill at least six in Pakistan train attack

2016-10-07 20:14

Two explosions targeting military personnel on a passenger train killed at least six people and wounded 19 others in Pakistan's troubled southwestern Balochistan province.

World court has no jurisdiction in nuclear case

2016-10-05 20:08

The UN's highest court has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to take on cases brought by the tiny Pacific Ocean nation of the Marshall Islands that seeks to urge Britain, India and Pakistan to resume talks to eradicate nuclear weapons stock.

Four Shi'ite women killed in Pakistan bus attack

2016-10-04 18:08

Gunmen riding a motorcycle have opened fire on a moving bus in Pakistan and killed four women from the Shi'ite Muslim minority in an apparent sectarian attack, officials say.

Inside the mind of an 'honour' killer in Pakistan

2016-10-03 18:30

The story of Mubeen Rajhu who walked into his family kitchen in the Pakistani city of Lahore and shot his sister in the head gives a look into the mind of an "honour" killer

Rights group urges Pakistan to halt torture, killings by police

2016-09-26 18:04

Human Rights Watch have accused Pakistan's police of routinely carrying out extra-judicial killings, torture and arbitrary arrests, and called on Islamabad to implement urgent reforms of its under-resourced forces.

Indian soldiers fire at Kashmir protesters, 1 killed

2016-09-23 20:20

Police say one person has been killed and dozens of others wounded when Indian government forces fired live ammunition and shotgun pellets to stop protests against Indian rule in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Suicide bomber kills at least 16 at mosque in Pakistan

2016-09-16 14:44

A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people and wounded 35 others as they attended prayers at a mosque in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area, officials said.

Suicide bomber strikes outside Shiite mosque in Pakistan

2016-09-13 10:06

Police foil suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan; three officers wounded in explosion

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