Pakistan activists say court ruling on religion threatens minorities

2018-03-11 22:00

Rights activists in Pakistan have expressed concern over a court ruling that would require people to declare their religion on all official documents, saying it could lead to the persecution of minorities, particularly adherents of the Ahmadi faith.

French climber recalls horror descent from Pakistan's 'killer mountain'

2018-02-01 19:37

A French mountaineer who was rescued in a dramatic night-time operation on Pakistan's "killer mountain" has told how she had to leave her weak and bleeding climbing partner and descend the peak alone in darkness.

Pakistani court convicts 2 Chinese nationals of ATM fraud

2018-01-30 07:10

A Pakistani court has convicted two Chinese nationals for tampering with an ATM machine, sentencing each of them to a year in prison and a fine of around $400.

Pakistan: Slain girl may have been victim of serial killer

2018-01-13 22:51

A Pakistani official says a serial killer may have been behind the rape and murder of young girl whose killing sparked deadly clashes between protesters and police.

Pakistani mob angered by rape, murder of girl attacks police

2018-01-10 21:00

Pakistani police: Mob angered over rape, murder of 8-year-old girl attacks police station in country's east.

US suspends security assistance to Pakistan

2018-01-05 13:03

The United States has announced it is suspending security assistance to Pakistan for failing to take "decisive action" against Taliban militants targeting US personnel in neighbouring Afghanistan.

Trump threatens to cut Pakistan aid

2018-01-01 18:16

President Donald Trump has suggested he would cut off foreign aid to Pakistan, accusing Islamabad of harbouring violent extremists and lying about it.

Pakistan army says Indian fire kills 3 soldiers in Kashmir

2017-12-26 09:03

Pakistan's military says Indian fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region has killed three soldiers in what it said was an "unprovoked" ceasefire violation

10 killed, 17 hurt in road accident in central Pakistan

2017-12-24 10:34

Two speeding buses coming from opposite directions have collided and crashed into a van on a highway in central Pakistan, killing 10 people and injuring 17 others.

Turkey president asks Muslims to remain calm

2017-12-10 06:31

Turkey's president has called on Muslims to remain calm in their response to the US recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Pakistan's transgender community takes another step forward

2018-03-05 21:03

Despite help from Supreme Court decisions, members of sexual minority say, on the ground, progress often feels distant.

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Afghanistan and Pakistan

2018-01-31 21:47

The US Geological Survey is reporting a strong magnitude-6.1 earthquake has rattled Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the capital cities of both countries, killing one girl in southwest Pakistan.

Kashmir border violence kills nine

2018-01-15 22:36

At least nine people including four Pakistani soldiers were killed in fighting in disputed Kashmir, India and Pakistan say.

Pakistani father of slain girl blames police for slow action

2018-01-11 15:02

The father of an 8-year-old girl whose rape and killing shocked the nation accuses police of slow response when his daughter went missing in eastern Punjab province.

Poisonous and running out: Pakistan's water crisis

2018-01-09 06:08

Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim among thousands afflicted by Pakistan's severely polluted and decreasing water supplies.

Pakistan summons US ambassador over Trump tweet

2018-01-02 23:41

Pakistan has summoned the US ambassador, an embassy spokesperson says, in a rare public rebuke after Donald Trump lashed out at Islamabad with threats to cut aid over "lies" about militancy.

Pakistan, Afghanistan appeal to Taliban to join peace talks

2017-12-26 18:17

The foreign ministers of Pakistan and Afghanistan have issued a joint appeal to Taliban militants to join peace talks following a meeting organised by China to mend strained relations between the two governments.

Roadside bomb kills 3 soldiers in northwest Pakistan

2017-12-24 13:29

A Pakistani official says a roadside bomb has exploded near a team of bomb disposal experts, killing three soldiers.

Eight killed in pre-Christmas suicide bomb attack on Pakistan church

2017-12-17 20:39

At least eight people have been killed and 30 wounded when two suicide bombers attacked a church in Pakistan during a service, just over a week before Christmas, police say.

Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan school

2017-12-01 16:33

Nine people were killed and dozens injured when Taliban militants stormed a training institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar.

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