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U.S.-Afghan pact 'does not rule out drone strikes in Pak': U.S. Envoy

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Kabul, May 3 (ANI): US Ambassador Ryan Crocker has indicated that the pact between the U.S. and Afghanistan could leave the door open for continued drone strikes against insurgent targets in Pakistan after 2014, commenting on the deal signed in Kabul overnight by U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan leader Hamid Karzai.There is nothing in this agreement that precludes the right of self-defence for either party and if there are attacks from the territory of any state aimed at us we have the inherent right of self-defence and will employ it," The Express Tribune quoted him, as saying.

Thousands pay tribute to 'hero' Osama on first death anniversary in Quetta

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Quetta, May 3 (ANI): Thousands of people rallied in Quetta on Wednesday to pay tribute to Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden on his first death anniversary, witnesses said.

Pakistan daily fears UN sanctions over `strategic assets'

May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) Any further attempt on Pakistan's part to preserve its "so-called strategic assets" would further isolate the country and might even invite UN sanctions, warned a Pakistani daily Thursday.

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Pakistan claims credit a year after Osama killing

May 3, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) The Pakistan government and its armed forces played a vital role in tracking down Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden through a mobile phone SIM, says Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar.

15 dead in Pakistan accident

May 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Islamabad, May 3 (IANS) At least 15 people, including two policemen, were killed early Thursday when the bus they were travelling in fell into a deep ravine in northern Pakistan, a media report said.

Young Pak all-rounder Hammad Azam looking to repay faith shown in him

May 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Islamabad, May 2(ANI): Twenty-one year old Pakistan all rounder Hammad Azam, whose international career has been a stop and start affair so far, is keen to repay the faith shown in him by his captain and coach.

US war effort being hampered by military equipment for Afghan army stranded in Pak'

May 2, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Thousands of tons of American military equipment intended for the Afghan army and police forces is stranded in Pakistan, as Islamabad refuses to reopen ground supply routes for NATO convoys despite increasing pressure from Washington, according to a new Pentagon report.

Kayani's speech baffling: Pakistani daily

May 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani's speech on institutions working within their constitutional sphere is baffling since "few institutions have so damagingly strayed beyond their mandate and encroached on the turf of other institutions as has the Pakistan Army", a leading Pakistani daily said Wednesday.

Pak leggie Kaneria challenges ECB charges in spot-fixing scandal

May 2, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Islamabad, May 2(ANI): Pakistan leg spinner has challenged the England and Wales Cricket Board's (ECB) charges through his legal representative Farogh Nasim.

Blast kills five in Pakistan

May 1, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Five people died in a bomb attack in southwest Pakistan's Quetta city Tuesday.

Blast kills two in Pakistan

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) Two people died in a bomb attack in southwest Pakistan's Quetta city Tuesday, police said.

Pakistan braces for anti-government protests

April 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) The opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party Monday announced a nationwide stir against the government of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he refused to quit following his conviction in a contempt of court case.

Mahmood must play domestic cricket for international recall: Jaffar

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30 (ANI): Pakistan cricketer Azhar Mahmood's chances of playing for his country again has taken a dive with selector Saleem Jaffar saying the all rounder would have to play domestic cricket in Pakistan before being considered for the national squad.

Need to find innovative ways to deal with new poll-related problems: Quraishi

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner S. Y. Quraishi on Monday said there is a need to find innovative ways to deal with new problems related to carrying out elections.

Pakistan may boycott Chicago summit following fresh drone strikes by U.S.

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30 (ANI): Pakistan may boycott the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago and delay its decision to reopen NATO supply routes in retaliation for the latest U.S. drone attack in North Waziristan Agency, Pakistan officials said.

'Pak intelligence says Taliban may be planning another attack on Adiala Prison

April 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Islamabad, Apr 30(ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have warned that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) may be planning another attack on the Adiala prison.

`Osama dead but Al Qaeda still dangerous'

April 30, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Washington/Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) Al Qaeda's top leaders, including its new chief Ayman al-Zawahri, continue to "burrow" in Pakistan's tribal areas, said a top US official as a Pakistani journalist warned that a dead Osama bin Laden is as dangerous as a living one.

Something fishy about the food, says Pakistani daily

April 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has questioned the quality and safety of the food in the country after fish in Karachi were "said to be heavily tainted with mercury and other poisonous substances".

Al Qaeda determined to make 'new history': report

April 30, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) A dead Osama bin Laden is as dangerous as a living one, senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has written a year after the killing of the Al Qaeda chief.

Ex-Pakistani envoy gets US award

April 29, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) Former Pakistani ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani has been given an award by a US non-profit group for his distinguished service for the advancement of public discourse on foreign policy, Geo News reported Sunday.

Three killed, 20 hurt in Pakistan bombing

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 20 others injured Sunday in a car bombing in Pakistan's northwest tribal area, a media report said.

Pak-US yet to mend even a year after Obama's killing

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, Apr 29(ANI): Relations between Pakistan and the United States are yet to mend after one year after the killing of former Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden.

Bin Laden family allowed into Saudi Arabia on 'humanitarian grounds'

April 29, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Riyadh, Apr 29 (ANI): Saudi Arabia has accepted the return of Osama bin Laden's family on humanitarian grounds.

'No exclusive US bounty for Hafiz Saeed'

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Islamabad, April 29 (IANS) US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron P. Munter has blamed the Pakistani media for "misreporting the issue of Hafiz Saeed" and said the US government did not announce any bounty "specifically" for the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief.

Taliban rejects 'safe passage' agreement reached at Pak-US-Afghan trilateral forum

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

Islamabad, Apr 29(ANI): The Afghan Taliban has rejected the trilateral forum agreement in Islamabad that had agreed to give a safe passage to moderate elements of the Taliban, who are willing to talk to the Afghan government.

Osama had 'natural viagra' to stay young

April 28, 2012 at 6:34 PM

London, April 28 (IANS) Believe it or not, terror mastermind Osama bin Laden desperately tried to cling to his youth during his last days in Pakistan, and resorted to using hair dye and a type of natural Viagra, a media report said.

'Terrorist state' Pak 'complicit' in Osama's extended stay in country: Analyst

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): Following the deportation of the Bin Laden family from Pakistan, a defense analyst accused the terrorism-infected country of being 'complicit' in Osama residing clandestinely in the country.

Osama resorted to 'natural viagra' and 'Just for Men' hair dye in desperate bid to satisfy wives in

April 28, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28 (ANI): Ex Al-Qaeda chief, Osama bin Laden resorted to viagra and hair dye in his desperation to cling on to his youth to keep up with his three wives.

Afghan Taliban to get 'safe passage' for joining reconciliation talks

April 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Islamabad, Apr 28(ANI): Pakistan, US and Afghanistan have agreed to provide a 'safe passage' to Taliban militants willing to join the reconciliation talks and set up a working group to settle modalities for their unhindered movement.

Building mutual trust key to defeating terror: Zardari

April 27, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Terming the US drone strikes inside Pakistani territory as "useless" and "counter-productive", Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Friday told a visiting US diplomat that building mutual trust between the two countries was the key to success in counter-terrorism operations.

Pakistan, Afghanistan, US hold talks on Afghan peace

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US officials Friday agreed to form a group at the UN to coordinate activities in New York and accelerate the process of reconciliation in war-torn Afghanistan.

Saeed defies Pak govt 'advice'; protests against restoring NATO supplies

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Quetta, Apr 27 (ANI): Rejecting the Pakistan Government's 'request' to limit his public appearances and activities, Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, who has a U.S. bounty on him, protested against restoring of NATO supplies, in Quetta.

Pak reiterates opposition to drone strikes amid US envoy visit

April 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27(ANI): Pakistan has reiterated its opposition to US drone attacks in its territory amid a US special representative's visit to Pakistan to mend bilateral ties.

Al Qaeda had planned major attacks in Pakistan: CIA

April 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Al Qaeda had planned to carry out major attacks in Pakistan, show documents that US Marine commandos took away from the residence of Osama bin Laden, a media report said Friday.

Pak captain Misbah opposed to separate teams for different formats

April 27, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27(ANI): Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has opposed the idea of forming three separate teams for all formats of the game, saying only three or four changes are required, but changing the whole team is not possible.

Politics is like watching a horror movie, says Gilani

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, while chairing a special federal cabinet meeting after his conviction, remarked that politics was a "horror movie" which is only for adults and not the weak.

UFOs might have caused Bhoja crash: Reports

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): According to unconfirmed reports, the Bhoja Air Boeing 737 crash in Pakistan on April 20 could have been caused by a UFO sighting by the pilot.

Pak deports Osama's family to Saudi Arabia

April 27, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): Pakistan has deported all 14 family members of Osama Bin Laden to Saudi Arabia, bringing an end to speculations about the fate of his family after the Al Qaeda chief's death in 2011.

US issues alert for its people in Pakistan

April 26, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The US embassy in Islamabad Thursday issued a security alert for its staff and American citizens to take precautions for next two weeks, but did not state any reasons for it.

U.S. issues security alert for embassy staff, nationals in Pakistan

April 26, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Islamabad, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): The U.S. embassy in Islamabad Thursday issued travel restrictions for U.S. Embassy staff and nationals in Pakistan during the next two weeks.

US happy Pakistan informed India before missile test

April 26, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) The United States declined to criticise Pakistan too for test-firing a nuclear-capable missile less than a week after India tested a long range missile, but considered it "most important" that Islamabad had informed New Delhi beforehand.

Foreign plane forced to land in Pakistan

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force Wednesday forced a Russian-made cargo plane belonging to a foreign military to land at the Karachi airport after it violated Pakistani airspace, media reports said.

Pak should support U.S.- Afghan reconciliation process: Editorial

April 25, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): An editorial in a Pakistan daily has said the country should support the reconciliation process between the militants and the governments in Kabul and Washington, instead of following the so-called policy of strategic depth, which has only brought about severe political, social and economic damage to the country.

Gilani to visit Britain in May

April 25, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will visit Britain May 8-13 to attend an annual review meeting on bilateral relations, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Foreign plane forced to land in Pakistan

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Air Force Wednesday forced a Russia-made cargo plane belonging to a foreign military to land at the Karachi airport after it violated Pakistani airspace, a media report said.

Pakistani, Afghan, US envoys to meet for peace talks

April 25, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Top Pakistani, Afghan and US diplomats will meet in Islamabad April 26-27 to review the peace process in Afghanistan, the Pakistani foreign ministry said Wednesday.

Washington awaiting formal talks with Pakistan: US Embassy

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): The U.S. Embassy has said that the country is ready to discuss parliamentary recommendations with Pakistan, and is just waiting for a schedule for formal talks.

Top diplomats' meet on Apr 27 to review 'obstacles' to Afghan peace

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): Top diplomats from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the U.S. will meet in Islamabad on April 27 to discuss "obstacles" to the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan, announced Omar Daudzai, the country's ambassador in Pakistan.

Surgery forces Sania to give up singles for doubles

April 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Islamabad, Apr 25 (ANI): Tennis star Sani Mirza admitted that she has given up playing singles following her third surgery in the last five years.

Pakistan test-fires missile

April 25, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday test-fired the Hatf IV (Shaheen 1A) missile, reported Geo News.

Bomb found in Pakistan train

April 25, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) A powerful bomb was found Tuesday night in a bag on a Peshawar-bound passenger train in eastern Pakistan.

Three killed, 20 hurt in Lahore bombing

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 20 others injured Tuesday in a powerful blast that ripped through the Lahore railway station, Geo News reported.

Pak to launch LR missile in Indian Ocean

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Days after India successfully test fired the Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V, Pakistan has informed India that it plans to conduct a long-range missile test.

Saeed rejects Pak govt's request to maintain low profile

April 24, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24(ANI): Jamaat-ud- Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has rejected the Pakistan government's 'request' to limit his public appearances and activities.

Issues with India to be resolved through dialogue: Pak PM

April 24, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Apr 24 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday said that all issues with India, including the withdrawal of troops from Siachen and the Kashmir dispute, must be resolved through dialogue.

Britain refuses to extradite Musharraf

April 24, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Islamabad, Apr 24 (ANI): The British government has made it clear to the Pakistani authorities that it would not hand over former President Pervez Musharraf to them.

Pakistani daily rues political rift over crash probe

April 24, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has described as "agonising" the political rift over the probe into an aircrash here that left 127 people dead.

Should be mayor in Islamabad, like in Delhi: Gilani

April 24, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) The government plans to hold local bodies elections in Islamabad and the capital will then have a mayor like the one in New Delhi, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

Pak civil aviation authority begins check on private aircrafts after near miss in Karachi

April 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Islamabad, Apr 23(ANI): The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has begun inspection of all private passenger planes after a disaster was averted in Karachi following Friday's deadly Bhoja aircrash.

Pakistani jails are 'lightly constructed' coops: daily

April 23, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Islamabad, April 23 (IANS) Criticising security in Pakistan's prisons, a daily has described jails as "lightly constructed" chicken coops guarded by men "armed with paper darts and a catapult".

'Pakistan has learnt little from previous air crash'

April 22, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) Pakistan has learnt little from a horrific aircrash that took place two years back, said a daily after 127 people were killed in a plane crash Friday.

'Pak, US to hold talks on re-opening NATO supply routes, stopping drone strikes'

April 22, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Washington, Apr 22(ANI): The United States and Pakistan will begin high-level talks in Islamabad next week and Afghanistan will join them later for a key meeting of the trilateral core group on April 26, official sources have said.

Pakistan provincial minister dead

April 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A minister of Pakistan's Sindh province has died after a protracted illness, a media report said Sunday.

Man guns down five in Pakistan mosque

April 22, 2012 at 8:05 AM

Islamabad, April 22 (IANS) A madman armed with an AK-47 assault rifle stormed into a mosque in Pakistan's northwest tribal region and shot dead five worshippers, Geo News reported.

Chinese president mourns Pakistan plane crash victims

April 21, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Saturday expressed his deep condolences to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari over Friday's plane crash near Islamabad in which all 127 people on board were killed.

Gilani calls for sweeping jail reforms to hasten disposal of prisoners' cases

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 21(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed the law and justice ministry to prepare recommendations for the release of prisoners, who are languishing in various jails for years due to the police's failure to present solid evidence against them.

Plane getting out of control, Bhoja aircraft Captain told control tower before deadly crash

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 21(ANI): The captain of the ill-fated Bhoja aircraft, that crashed in Islamabad on April 20, had informed the control tower that the plane was getting out of his control before the tragedy occurred, a preliminary report has said.

Pak bans Bhoja airline chief from leaving country after deadly crash

April 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Islamabad, April 21(ANI): Pakistan has placed an airline head on the Exit Control List (ECL) in the wake of a probe into the Bhoja aircrash.

Plane crash victims' kin arrive in Islamabad

April 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A special plane carrying the relatives of air-crash victims from Karachi has landed here Saturday, authorities said.

Pak plane crashes with all 127 board , no hope for survival

April 21, 2012 at 11:47 AM

In a shocking accident a Pakistani passenger plane crashed in a stormy weather and bursts into flames when it was about to land on

All on board dead in Pakistan plane crash

April 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) All 127 people on board the Bhoja Airlines flight that crashed near here have died and their bodies have been shifted to a hospital for identification, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik confirmed Saturday.

Pakistan air crash: Manmohan Singh sends condolence message to Gilani

April 21, 2012 at 11:09 AM

New Delhi, Apr 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, has sent a message to his Pakistani counterpart Yusuf Raza Gilani, condoling the loss of lives in the air tragedy near Islamabad on Friday evening.

Plane with 127 on board crashes in Pakistan, no survivors

April 21, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A Pakistani passenger plane carrying at least 127 people crashed in stormy weather and burst into flames while approaching Islamabad airport Friday evening. There were no reports of survivors.

Pakistani plane with 127 on board crashes, no survivors (Third Lead)

April 20, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A passenger plane carrying 127 people crashed in stormy weather and burst into flames while approaching Pakistan's Islamabad airport Friday evening. There were no reports of survivors.

Plane with 127 on board crashes in Pakistan

April 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A passenger plane carrying 127 people crashed into a residential area and burst into flames as it was approaching Pakistan's Islamabad airport Friday evening. There were no reports of survivors.

Plane crashes in Rawalpindi, 118 killed

April 20, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Islamabad, Apr 20 (ANI): A Pakistani passenger plane with 127 people on board crashed due bad weather near the Chaklala airbase in Rawalpindi on Friday evening, Pakistani defence sources have said at least 118 passengers have been killed in the crash.

118 killed in Pakistan plane crash

April 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) At least 118 people were killed in Pakistan when an airliner with a 127-strong complement on board crashed near Islamabad city Friday evening in inclement weather, Xinhua reported citing local media reports.

Plane carrying 127 passengers crashes in Pakistan

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A Pakistani airliner with 127 passengers on board reportedly crashed near Chaklala airbase in the garrison town of Rawalpindi Friday, Geo News reported.

'Kayani's call for Siachen Glacier's demilitarization has opened window of opportunity'

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Islamabad, Apr 20(ANI): An editorial in a Pakistan daily has lauded army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani's comments that the Siachen Glacier should be vacated by troops from both sides and progress towards peace be made with India.

Pakistan invites new Afghan Peace Council head Salahuddin Rabbani for visit

April 20, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Islamabad, Apr 20(ANI): Pakistan has invited the new head of the Afghanistan High Peace Council, Salahuddin Rabbani, for a visit this year, diplomatic officials have said.

Bin Laden's family may stay on in Pakistan for some more days

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 20(ANI): Pakistan could take several more days to deport former Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's wife and children to Saudi Arabia, and perhaps Yemen, his brother-in-law has said.

NATO trucks caused Rs.100 bn damage to roads: Pakistan

April 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Heavy NATO containers, trundling through Pakistan to Afghanistan, caused Rs.100 billion worth of damage to the country's roads, said a minister.

Video shows Taliban welcome for man who escaped jail

April 20, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A high-profile prisoner, who escaped the Bannu jail following an audacious Taliban attack, has been welcomed back into the Taliban fold, shows a dramatic video telecast on DawnNews.

Journalist killed in Pakistan

April 20, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) A senior journalist of Pakistan's Dawn newspaper was found murdered in a house in Karachi Thursday, police said.

Decision to re-open NATO supply line should be practical not emotional one: Editorial

April 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Islamabad, Apr 19 (ANI): A final decision to re-open NATO supply routes that have been shut since the deadly November 26 airstrike, should be a practical and not an emotional one, an editorial in a Pakistan daily has said.

Pakistani FM leaves for Turkmenistan to discuss gas line, trade ties

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Islamabad, April 19 (Xinhua-ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has left for Turkmenistan to discuss the multibillion gas pipeline, import of 1000-MW electricity and other issues to boost trade, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Little to gain from Siachen, daily to Pakistan and India

April 19, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) There is little to gain by hanging on to miles of high-altitude ice in Siachen, said a Pakistani daily that wanted Islamabad and New Delhi to resolve the row.

Indian missile test makes a splash in Pakistani websites

April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Pakistani websites prominently displayed the news of India successfully testing the Agni-V minutes after the long-range nuclear capable ballistic missile was launched.

Osama's family contracts pollen allergy ahead of deportation from Pak

April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): Detained family members of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden have contracted pollen allergy in Pakistan, a report said.

Sherry Rehman says 'Pak has no connection with terror groups'

April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman has said her country has no connection with terrorist organizations.

Pak memogate probe in limbo with RIM 'having no record of Haqqani-Ijaz messages'

April 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): BlackBerry service provider Research in Motion (RIM) has said that it has no record of messages exchanged between former Pakistan envoy to US Husain Haqqani and American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.

Pak memogate probe in limbo with RIM 'having no record of Haqqani-Ijaz messages'

April 18, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): BlackBerry service provider Research in Motion (RIM) has said that it has no record of messages exchanged between former Pakistan envoy to US Husain Haqqani and American businessman Mansoor Ijaz.

Pakistan gives go-ahead for reopening NATO supply routes

April 18, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Islamabad, Apr 18 (ANI): Pakistan's decision-making body on national security has reportedly given the green signal for reopening of vital supply lines to NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Pakistan, US to hold talks on new terms of engagement

April 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistan will hold talks with the US on "new terms of engagements", the foreign ministry said Tuesday.

Lahore's Gadaffi Stadium undergoes renovation before Bangladesh tour

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Islamabad, April 16 (ANI): The Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore is undergoing renovation work just before the two-match tour by Bangladesh.

Pakistan prepares to deport Osama's family

April 17, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistan is making arrangements to deport 16 members of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's family after their 45-day jail term ends Tuesday midnight, a media report said.

Pakistan condemns Taliban attacks in Afghanistan

April 17, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Monday called her Afghan counterpart Zalmai Rassoul over phone to strongly condemn the Taliban attacks in the country that killed nearly 50 people.

Pak citizens accused of using Afghan media for spying, influencing broadcasting

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Islamabad, Apr 16(ANI): The Afghan intelligence agency has accused Pakistan's citizens, who are working for the country's leading TV channel, of spying and influencing the broadcast policy.

Pak, US to push for 'middle ground' on CIA-led drone campaign in talks

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Islamabad, Apr 16(ANI): Both Pakistan and the US will push for a 'middle ground' on the CIA-piloted drone campaign.

Pakistan Government spends Rs. 220 million monthly on security of 600 VIPs

April 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Islamabad, April 16 (ANI): The Pakistan Government reportedly spends a whopping amount of Rs 220 million a month on the security of 600 prominent VIPs. espite security threats to the people of Sindh, especially in Karachi, where crimes such as target killings, extortion and kidnapping have always been high, the Sindh Government instead of increasing the number of law enforcers, which is presently 1:60 ratio, has spent the extravagant amount on VIPs security.

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