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Pak, India should avoid conspiracies against each other: Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India should have friendly and good neighborly relations and avoid hatching conspiracies against each other, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said. Sharif told reporters accompanying him on… Read more »


Pak crackdown after Sufi shrine blast; 39 militants killed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan security forces killed at least 39 militants in a nationwide crackdown today after an Islamic State suicide bombing at a crowded Sufi shrine in Sindh province claimed 80… Read more »


Pakistanis protest against govt after Shrine bombing

KARACHI: Angry protesters today took to the streets against the Pakistan government’s failure to provide security at a famed Sufi shrine in the Sindh province where a suicide bombing claimed… Read more »


Pak demands Afghanistan to hand over militants

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army today handed over to Afghanistan a list of 76 wanted terrorists hiding there, demanding immediate action or their extradition. Military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said that… Read more »


Pak summons India’s deputy HC over LoC firing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner and condemned alleged “unprovoked” firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control. Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement… Read more »

Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry attends an int

Pakistan briefs foreign envoys on Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said it has briefed the envoys of foreign missions on alleged “human rights violations” in Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement… Read more »


FIR will be registered against Saeed: Pak minister

LAHORE: An FIR will be registered against Jamaat-u-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, a senior Pakistani minister has said, without clarifying under which case the Mumbai attack mastermind would be booked. “Action… Read more »

KARACHI: Jan11 - New boards have been installed after conversion of Karachi Stock Exchange into Pakistan Stock Exchange.
ONLINE PHOTO by Sabir Mazhar

China acquires strategic 40-pc stake in Pak stocks

KARACHI: A consortium led by Chinese firms has signed a strategic agreement to acquire 40 per cent equity of Pakistan Stock Exchange for USD 85 million, in a move aimed… Read more »


Pak asks India to suspend work on hydro projects in J-K

ISLAMABAD: Two parliamentary committees in rare joint resolution have asked India to immediately suspend work on two hydropower projects in Jammu and Kashmir and agree on the constitution of an… Read more »


Blast at crowded vegetable market in northwest Pak kills 20

PESHAWAR: At least 20 people were killed and over 50 others injured today in a powerful blast at a crowded vegetable market in northwest Pakistan’s restive Kurram Agency, officials said…. Read more »


‘Ethnic cleansing’ of Kashmiri Muslims being carried out: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today accused Hindu “terrorist” outfits of carrying out “ethnic cleansing” of Kashmiri Muslims in Jammu region and claimed that the government is “empowering” such groups. The Pakistan Foreign… Read more »


Pakistan’s regional languages face looming extinction

PESHAWAR: Around a hundred women have gathered in a community centre in Peshawar, the heart of Pakistan’s fabled northwest — but they are conversing in a dialect incomprehensible to the… Read more »


Kashmir ‘integral part’ of Pakistan, says Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Claiming that Kashmir was an “integral part” of Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today needled India yet again by praising slain Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani as a “vibrant… Read more »


US sanctions 7 Pakistani entities

ISLAMABAD: The US has slapped sanctions on seven Pakistani entities associated with the country’s missile program, a media report said. An official notification by the US Department of Commerce said… Read more »


Sikh community head shot dead in Afghanistan

KABUL: The head of the Sikh community in Afghanistan’s restive Kunduz city was shot dead by unknown gunmen today, the second such incident within three months, triggering fear among the… Read more »


Pak PM inaugurates Chinese-assisted nuclear power plant

ISLAMABAD: Power-starved Pakistan today received a major boost as a China-backed 340 MW nuclear power plant in its Punjab province was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who termed it… Read more »


India should ‘shun enmity’ and join CPEC: Pak Gen

ISLAMABAD: In a surprise move, a top Pakistani General has invited India to join the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, saying New Delhi should “shun enmity” with Islamabad and jointly reap the… Read more »


Pakistan collecting more evidence from alleged Indian spy: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today said it is gathering “more evidence” from the alleged RAW spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and will share dossiers on India’s “involvement in subversive activities” with the UN. While… Read more »


China protests Prez’s meeting with Dalai

BEIJING: China today took strong exception to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama’s meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan during a children’s summit, saying India must respect… Read more »


India sabotaging efforts to normalize relations: Pak

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has accused India of “sabotaging” efforts to normalize relations and using “flimsiest of reasons” to avoid talks, as it called on New Delhi to show “seriousness” in resolving… Read more »