LAHORE, May 7: Pakistan on Monday called for a “new era” in economic collaboration with neighbouring India, as business leaders from the two countries met for a trade conference. … Read more ↪
MANSEHRA, May 5: Former Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal MNA from Kohistan Maulvi Abdul Haleem warned women working in nongovernmental organisations against entering his district and said violators of the warning would be forcibly married off to locals. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif on Saturday declared his party’s “go Gilani, go” movement a “war to save judiciary and to end corruption.” Assailing the current rulers belonging to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Nawaz blamed them for … Read more ↪
LAHORE, May 5: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed concern over the reports of alleged torture on at least five political activists in the Gilgit Jail, saying the reports were exceedingly worrying and hinted at the authorities’ refusal … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, May: A ministerial committee of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Friday decided to export one million tons of wheat at market prices plus a premium to Iran under a barter trade deal that would allow Pakistan to import … Read more ↪
APRIL 26th was not one of Yousuf Raza Gilani’s better days. The Pakistani prime minister was convicted of contempt of court by the Supreme Court. And his son, Ali Musa Gilani, a member of parliament, was questioned by the anti-narcotics … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, May 1: The minimum wage of workers in Pakistan has been increased to eight thousand rupees, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani announced on Tuesday. Additionally, the Employees’ Old-Age Benefit Institution pension has been increased to Rs2,000 from Rs1,500. Gilani, … Read more ↪
LAHORE, April 30: The widow of a Pakistani man shot dead by a CIA contractor last year in an incident that sparked a major crisis in American-Pakistani relations, was killed by her father on Monday for refusing to remarry, police … Read more ↪
LONDOB, April 29: British Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the beheading of a British aid worker in Quetta and termed it a ‘merciless and shocking’ act. Khalil Dale, 60, was kidnapped at gunpoint in January while working with the … Read more ↪
WASHINGTON, April 28: High-level talks on ending a diplomatic deadlock between the United States and Pakistan have ended in failure over Pakistani demands for an apology from the United States, The New York Times reported Saturday. The newspaper said US … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 28: Interior Minister Rehman Malik here on Saturday announced the lifting of curfew and restoration of mobile phone service in Gilgit from Saturday night.
KARACHI, April 27: An airliner was forced to land shortly after takeoff here on Friday after a passenger made a hijack threat, said Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) officials. The domestic flight carrying more than 50 passengers and five crew members … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 26: The memo commission on Thursday sought the details of the secret fund used by Haqqani as ambassador. Earlier, Memo Commission headed by Justice Qazi Faez Esa rejected Hussain Haqqani’s plea to record his statement via video link. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 26: The family of Osama bin Laden left Pakistan on Thursday night, 11 months after the Al Qaeda chief was killed in his compound at Abbottabad, media reported. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 26: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif Thursday demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he was convicted of contempt of court. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 26: Supreme Court on Thursday found Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani guilty of contempt of court for refusing to reopen corruption cases against the president, but gave him only a symbolic sentence of a few minutes’ detention in … Read more ↪
LAHORE: Two people were killed and at least 58 others were injured in a bomb blast at the Lahore Railway Station on Tuesday. The bomb, weighing at least five kilograms, was planted in the waiting lounge of the Business Express … Read more ↪
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, April 23: A lawmaker belonging to Maulana Fazul Rehman’s Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) was arrested on Monday after being found guilty in fake degree case. Kishor Kumar was elected member Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa assembly in 2008 on minority seat of … Read more ↪
KARACHI,April 22: Federal Interior Minister, Rehman Malik Monday said that the activists of PPP, MQM, ANP and many other parties were involved in extortions in the Orangi Town area. Talking to media at the airport here, Rehman Malik said that … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 21: Pakistan barred the head of an airline whose jet crashed near Islamabad from leaving the country on Saturday as it began an investigation into the disaster that sparked anger among distraught relatives. The Bhoja Air flight from … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 20: A private passenger aircraft has crashed near Islamabad airport, media reports said. The aircraft of Bhoja Air was coming to Islamabad from Karachi when it met the accident due to bad weather about 10 kilometers from the … Read more ↪
GHIZER, April 20: It is over two weeks now since mobile communication service was suspended in Gilgit-Baltistan following the sectarian killings in Gilgit and Chilas.
PESHAWAR, April 18: Provincial Senior Minister Bashir Ahmed Bilour said here on Wednesday that local bodies’ elections would be held on party basis in the last week of October or first week of November across the province.
ISLAMABAD, April 16: Ambassador for Women Empowerment Fiza Batool Gilani on Monday announced that all the teachers working in the federal capital under the wedlock policy can stay in the city for an indefinite period.
ISLAMABAD: Nearly 400 prisoners including militants escaped early Sunday from a jail in northwestern Pakistan after an attack by insurgents armed with guns, grenades and rockets, officials said. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD: A member of Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly was arrested by capital police here on Saturday. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 14: Gilgit-Baltistan’ s master artisans, folk artists and musicians grabbed the attention of the visitors during the folk festival at Shakarparian here. … Read more ↪
RAWALPINDI, April 14: Search and rescue Operation at Gayari continues even in extremely cold conditions. … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 13: Thousands of Shia Muslims rallied across Pakistan on Friday to protest against sectarian violence and demand the government to provide security for their community. At least 14 people were killed and more than 50 wounded in sectarian … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 13: Pakistan will deport the widows and children of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden to Saudi Arabia next week after their jail sentence for illegal residency ends, their lawyer said on Friday. The three women and … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 11: At least 52 glacial lakes in Gilgit and Astore districts have been identified as ‘potentially dangerous’ by a project sponsored by the European Union and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
GILGIT, April 10: As a result of successful negotiations between government officials and the kidnappers, around 33 people who were kidnapped and made hostages during riots in Hunza-Nagar valley have been recovered safely. Sources told a private news channel that … Read more ↪
ISLAMABAD, April 9: Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court (IHC) Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman on Monday asked the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) to explain why it has recommended putting name of a woman on Exit Control List (ECL). The court ordered … Read more ↪
LAHORE, April 9: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday announced to reduce official working days in the government offices to five – a step that would result in saving 700 MW electricity.
ISLAMABAD, April 9: The warring groups in Gilgit-Balitstan came close to clash at D-Chowk here on Monday mainly because of police failure to foresee the outcome of allowing them to stand eyeball to eyeball. … Read more ↪