Senior PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim passes away (20 Nov 2015 at 8:41pm
Makhdoom Amin Fahim, aged 76, was senior vice chairman of the PPP and member of the National Assembly from Hala (NA-218). Veteran politician and senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim died in the early hours of Saturday at a local private hospital in Karachi, state-owned Radio Pakistan reported. Fahim, 76, was diagnosed
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Four Rangers personnel gunned down in Karachi (20 Nov 2015 at 8:20pm
KARACHI: Four Rangers personnel were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at a Rangers checkpost in Baldia Town on Friday, officials said. The law enforcement personnel were on routine duty, when two gun-wielding men riding a motorcycle opened fire at the checkpost soon after Friday prayers. Three personnel died on the spot while one survived
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Overseas Pakistanis and Hajj ? An account of Issues faced by Overseas Pakistanis willin... (19 Nov 2015 at 8:35pm
By Muhammad Sultan Shah I and my younger brother are residing in Qatar with our wives and kids; our parents and majority of family lives in Karachi. I and my family were too concerned about getting my parents to Hajj for the past few years. Both my father and mother are around 60 years of
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Pakistan army chief to visit US, hold talks on Afghanistan: officials (8 Nov 2015 at 7:53pm
Islamabad – Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif is set to visit the United States next week to hold talks with top officials on security issues including the stalled Afghan peace process, the military said Sunday. The November 15-20 visit comes weeks after a trip by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and is viewed by
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Pakistan factory collapse death toll rises to 44 (8 Nov 2015 at 7:52pm
Lahore (Pakistan) – The death toll from the collapse of a factory in eastern Pakistan rose to 44 on Sunday as rescuers said that hopes of recovering more survivors were growing increasingly slim. The incident,which took place near the Punjab provincial capital of Lahore on Wednesday, has underscored poor safety standards in the underdeveloped South
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Hopes fade for survivors of Pakistan factory collapse (5 Nov 2015 at 5:44pm
Lahore (Pakistan) – Hopes of finding more survivors in the rubble of a collapsed Pakistani factory were fading as darkness fell Thursday, with rescuers warning the death toll would likely rise as they dig further down through the debris. Soldiers and rescuers in Lahore have pulled 108 people out of the rubble of the four-storey
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Shoaib Akhtar wants to guide returning Amir (23 Sep 2015 at 9:53pm
Karachi – Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akthar on Tuesday said he was eager to take youngster Mohammad Amir under his wing and guide him back to the national team following his return to cricket after a five-year ban. Amir, 23, was suspended along with then-captain Salman Butt and pacer Mohammad Asif for bowling no-balls
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US drone strike kills five militants in NW Pakistan (1 Sep 2015 at 9:56pm
Peshawar (Pakistan) – A US drone attack on a militant compound in a restive Pakistani tribal area Tuesday killed at least five militants, security officials said. The drone strike took place in Lawra Mandi area in the North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, where the Pakistani military is battling Taliban militants. “A militant compound was
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Taliban say Omar death covered up to wait out NATO drawdown (31 Aug 2015 at 8:30pm
Kabul – The Taliban Monday admitted covering up the death of longtime leader Mullah Omar for two years, saying they had wanted to keep it secret until foreign forces ended their fight against the militants. The group confirmed in July that Omar had died but did not say when, deepening internal divisions. Many insurgents accused
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Pakistan cricket fixing trio start long road to redemption (31 Aug 2015 at 12:19pm
Karachi – Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif can return to cricket this week following five-year spot-fixing bans, but age and public hostility mean the pair face a hard road to redemption. On Wednesday they will join left-arm quick Mohammad Amir, whose own ban was relaxed by the International Cricket Council
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Gunmen attack on Jiwani airport kills one in SW Pakistan (30 Aug 2015 at 7:20pm
Quetta (Pakistan) – Gunmen armed with automatic weapons early Sunday attacked a small airport in Pakistan’s remote and restive southwest, killing an officer and abducting another, officials said. Up to a dozen attackers torched navigation equipment at Jiwani airport in Gwadar district before entering the building, a spokesman for Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said.
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Arrest warrant issued for former Pakistani PM (27 Aug 2015 at 9:37pm
Karachi – A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday issued arrest warrants for former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani as well as one of his senior ministers in a dozen graft cases against them. The court ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which probed the cases, to apprehend Gilani, who was prime minister from 2008 to
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Pakistan army chief approves increase in military courts (25 Aug 2015 at 3:34pm
Karachi – Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday approved an increase in the number of military courts to handle pending terrorism cases in the southern city of Karachi, the military said. Lawmakers voted in January to set up military courts to hear terrorism cases, prompting criticism from lawyers and rights activists concerned about
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ADB announces new $1.2 bn annual package for Pakistan (25 Aug 2015 at 3:29pm
Karachi – The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it has approved a new assistance programme for Pakistan worth $1.2 billion annually, to improve infrastructure and create jobs. The Manila-based bank said Pakistan, which has suffered sluggish growth in recent years, was on track to meet targets for cutting poverty. But it said overall development was
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Pakistan provincial minister among 14 killed in suicide attack (16 Aug 2015 at 3:46pm
Shadi Khan (Pakistan) – Two suicide attackers on Sunday killed a Pakistani provincial minister who had campaigned against militants along with at least 13 other people after detonating a bomb at a meeting the minister was attending. “Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada has embraced martyrdom,” said chief rescue official Mohammad Ashfaq. Khanzada, 71, had been
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Al-Qaeda?s Zawahiri vows allegiance to new Taliban chief (14 Aug 2015 at 9:48am
Dubai – Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on Thursday pledged his group’s allegiance to new Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour who is facing a bitter struggle over his leadership. Mansour, a trusted deputy of longtime Taliban leader Mullah Omar whose death was confirmed last month, is taking charge as the movement faces growing internal divisions and
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Pakistan announces death penalty for six militants behind Peshawar school attack (14 Aug 2015 at 9:43am
Islamabad – Pakistan’s army on Thursday announced the death penalty for six militants linked to an assault on a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar that killed 151 people, mainly students, in the country’s deadliest terror attack. The men were convicted by military courts established in the wake of the December 16 siege last
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PCB gearing up to launch Pakistan Super League in 2016 (13 Aug 2015 at 4:06pm
KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is all set to start the bidding process for the sale of franchises, broadcasting media rights and other merchandising for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) from September. “We are planning to officially launch the league sometime in September,” an official of the board told media. The PCB is planning
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Emotional funeral for Pakistan ?teen? killer (5 Aug 2015 at 11:14am
Muzaffarabad (Pakistan) – A Pakistani man controversially hanged for a crime which his supporters say was committed when he was a juvenile was buried Wednesday amid emotional scenes. Shafqat Hussain was hanged on Tuesday for killing a seven-year-old boy in Karachi in 2004 despite claims he was under 18 at the time and was tortured
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Gunman fires on Pakistan cricket legend Akram?s car (5 Aug 2015 at 10:48am
Karachi – Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram said Wednesday he was lucky to escape unscathed when a gunman opened fire at his car after a traffic collision. Akram, one of the best left-arm fast bowlers ever to play the game, was on his way to coach at a training camp at the city’s National Stadium
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