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Pakistan on edge; protesters storm secretariat, PTV office

Pakistan on edge; protesters storm secretariat, PTV office

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s powerful Army Chief today met embattled Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to discus the deepening political crisis that has put the country on edge, as hundreds of protesters stormed… Read more »

Pak govt agrees to Qadri's demand of FIR against PM

Pak govt agrees to Qadri’s demand of FIR against PM

ISLAMABAD: After dragging its feet for days, Pakistan government today accepted a key demand of Tahir-ul- Qadri by agreeing to register a murder case against 21 people, including Prime Minister… Read more »

Pak survived difficult times, this too shall pass Sharif

Pak survived difficult times, this too shall pass: Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Amid mounting pressure from protesters to quit as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, a defiant Nawaz Sharif today refused to resign saying the country has survived “difficult times” and the current… Read more »

Water talks between India, Pak ended inconclusively

Water talks between India, Pak end inconclusively

LAHORE: The three-day talks between India and Pakistan here over designs of Kishan Ganga Dam and four other hydroelectric power projects at the Jhelum and the Chenab rivers respectively have… Read more »

Hasina asks Hindus to be firm in demanding rights

Hasina asks Hindus to be firm in demanding rights

DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked minority Hindu community in Bangladesh to be firm in demanding their rights and join hands in nation building with the spirit of non-communalism…. Read more »

Pak Parliament rejects demand for Sharif resignation

Pak Parliament rejects demand for Sharif resignation

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution rejecting the anti-government protesters’ demand for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and dissolution of the Parliament. Protest leaders Imran… Read more »

Pak SC refuses to issue orders for eviction of protesters

Pak SC refuses to issue orders for eviction of protesters

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Supreme Court today rejected the government’s plea to issue an order for the eviction of protesters besieging the Parliament, saying it is an administrative matter and should be… Read more »

China hails Indian Army's 'objective understanding' on LAC

China hails Indian Army’s ‘objective understanding’ on LAC

BEIJING: China today appreciated the Indian Army’s response on recent reports of incursions by the PLA in Ladakh, saying it reflected “objective understanding” of the “special situation” along the borders…. Read more »

China punishes officials for practicing faith

China punishes officials for practicing faith

BEIJING: Grappling to put down militancy in Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, China has punished 15 local officials for violating disciplinary regulations, including “practicing religion”, barred by the ruling Communist Party. The… Read more »

Pak Anti-government protesters besiege parliament

Pak anti-government protesters besiege parliament

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of anti-government protesters demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today besieged the parliament building of Pakistan, trapping dozens of lawmakers inside. Canada-based cleric Tahirul Qadri asked his… Read more »

Pak govt committees to hold talks with Imran, Qadri

Pak govt committees to hold talks with Imran, Qadri

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government has said it was ready to discuss all “constitutional” demands put forth by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek and announced formation of two committees, consisting of… Read more »

Pak PM rakes up Kashmir issue in I-Day address

Pak PM rakes up Kashmir issue in I-Day address

ISLAMABAD: Raking up the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said it is the “main source of tension” in Indo-Pak relations and sought its peaceful resolution to explore new… Read more »

Thousands of anti-government protesters march toward Islamabad

Thousands of anti-government protesters march toward Islamabad

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE: Thousands of anti- government protesters, encouraged by a last-minute court verdict allowing peaceful demonstrations, began their march today from Lahore to Islamabad as the fear of violence gripped Pakistan’s… Read more »

Pak dubs Modi's remarks on terrorism as 'baseless rhetoric'

Pak dubs Modi’s remarks on terrorism as ‘baseless rhetoric’

ISLAMABAD: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused it of indulging in a proxy war against India, Pakistan today hit back by dubbing it as “baseless rhetoric” and said… Read more »

Indo-Pak trade has increased despite border tensions study

Indo-Pak trade has increased despite border tensions: study

ISLAMABAD: Trade between India and Pakistan has been continuously rising despite recurring border tensions but is yet to tap its estimated potential of USD 12 billion, according to a study… Read more »

I was treated better than I expected in Pak jawan

I was treated better than I expected in Pak: jawan

ISLAMABAD: A BSF jawan, who was swept away into Pakistan by strong currents of Chenab River and picked up by Pakistan Rangers, today said he was treated “better” than his… Read more »

1 Sikh killed, 2 injured in gunmen attack in northwest Pak

1 Sikh killed, 2 injured in gunmen attack in northwest Pak

PESHAWAR: A Sikh businessman was killed and two others injured today when unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them in this restive northwestern city of Pakistan, prompting protests and road blockade… Read more »

Army takes over security of Pakistani capital from today

Army takes over security of Pakistani capital from today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government today handed over the security of capital Islamabad to the army for three months under a controversial decision taken recently, days ahead of a major anti-government rally… Read more »

Nepal PM discusses ways to make Modi's visit a grand success

Nepal PM discusses ways to make Modi’s visit a grand success

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today met leaders of all 31 political parties to discuss key issues, including a key power trading pact, to be taken up with Prime Minister… Read more »

Afghan election resolution inches forward with audit deal

Afghan election resolution inches forward with audit deal

KABUL: Afghanistan’s floundering attempts to declare a winner of its presidential election inched forward today with a deal allowing an audit of all votes to restart, but the United Nations… Read more »