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Pak court ask Punjab govt to decide on Jud's Sharia court

Pak court ask Punjab govt to decide on JuD’s Sharia court

LAHORE: Rejecting the Punjab government’s plea, a Pakistani court has directed the authorities to summon all concerned and decide on a complaint against Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) for running a Taliban-style judicial… Read more »

FS-level talks failed to yield results Pak media

FS-level talks failed to yield results: Pak media

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan “failed” to break the stalemate and did not produce any significant measure of forward movement as the two sides only raised… Read more »

2 Hindu teachers jailed in Bangladesh for defaming Islam

2 Hindu teachers jailed in Bangladesh for defaming Islam

DHAKA: Two Hindu teachers in Bangladesh have been jailed for six months for making blasphemous comments about Islam under a colonial-era law that makes insulting any religion a crime in… Read more »

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India, China hold 19th round of border talks

BEIJING: India and China today held the 19th round of talks to resolve the vexed border dispute amid a growing discord between the two nations over Beijing blocking India’s bid… Read more »

Pak claims RAW running 'special cell' to sabotage CPEC

Pak claims RAW running ‘special cell’ to sabotage CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Upping the ante against India, Pakistan has claimed that spy agency RAW is running a “special cell” to sabotage the multi-billion-dollar China-backed CPEC project. Defense Secretary Lt Gen (retd)… Read more »

JuD running 'Sharia Court' in Lahore to dispense swift justice

JuD running ‘Sharia Court’ in Lahore to dispense swift justice

LAHORE: On the lines of the Taliban, Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawah has set up a ‘Sharia Court’ here to hand out “easy and swift justice”, the first such… Read more »

India issues visa to 5-member Pak Pathankot probe team

India issues visa to 5-member Pak Pathankot probe team

ISLAMABAD: India today issued visas to five members of a Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) who will travel to the country on Sunday to carry forward the probe into the… Read more »

Pak summons Indian envoy to protest ''RAW officer'' presence

Pak summons Indian envoy to protest ”RAW officer” presence

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge its protest over “subversive activities” of an alleged RAW officer, a day after Pakistani security forces claimed to have… Read more »

Musharraf leaves Pakistan after travel ban lifted

Musharraf leaves Pakistan after travel ban lifted

KARACHI/DUBAI: An ailing Pervez Musharraf today left for Dubai hours after the Pakistani government allowed the former dictator facing trial in a number of cases, including for high treason, to… Read more »

Pak exporting 2,700 tonnes gypsum daily to India

Pak exporting 2,700 tonnes gypsum daily to India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan exports at least 2,700 tonnes of gypsum, widely used as a fertilizer, to India daily through the Wagah border, the commerce minister said today. Minister for Commerce Khurram… Read more »

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with her Sri Lankan counterpart GL Peiris during a meeting in New Delhi on July 11, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

SAARC needs to unleash ‘collective strength’: Swaraj

POKHARA, Nepal: India today pitched for unleashing the “collective strength” of SAARC as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underlined the need for a South Asian Economic Union with greater connectivity… Read more »

Secure neighbourhood will yield rich dividends for SAARC India

Secure neighborhood will yield rich dividends for SAARC: India

POKHARA, Nepal: India today said it firmly believes that a peaceful and secure neighborhood will yield “rich dividends” for SAARC countries even as it asserted that time has come to… Read more »

Suu Kyi's former driver nominated for Myanmar president

Suu Kyi’s former driver nominated for Myanmar president

NAYPYIDAW: Aung San Suu Kyi’s party today nominated her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar’s next president, as the Nobel laureate looks to rule her former junta-run homeland… Read more »

Initial investment agreement for TAPI pipeline signed

Initial investment agreement for TAPI pipeline signed

ISLAMABAD: The four nations that are part of the USD 10 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project have signed an initial investment agreement to turn the deal into a reality,… Read more »

Pak police book Qadri's 7,000 supporters for rioting

Pak police book Qadri’s 7,000 supporters for rioting

KARACHI: Over 7,000 supporters of Mumtaz Qadri have been booked by the police for rioting in Pakistan’s biggest city following the execution of the former police commando, hanged for killing… Read more »

Pope set to embark on 1st visit to Pakistan

Pope set to embark on 1st visit to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pope Francis is set to visit Pakistan this year on his first-ever trip to the Islamic nation, officials said today. The invitation by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the… Read more »

Pak lodges FIR in Pathankot terror attack case

Pak lodges FIR in Pathankot terror attack case

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities have lodged an FIR in connection with the Pathankot terror attack without naming JeM chief Masood Azhar who India has accused of having masterminded the strike. The… Read more »

Indian arrested in Pak for holding Pakistani identity card

Indian arrested in Pak for holding Pakistani identity card

ISLAMABAD: An Indian citizen who has been living in Pakistan since 1982 and embroiled in a family feud has been arrested here after he was found allegedly possessing a Pakistani… Read more »

Virat Kohli''s Pakistani fan''s bail plea dismissed

Virat Kohli’s Pakistani fan’s bail plea dismissed

LAHORE: Notwithstanding a police clean chit, a Pakistani court has dismissed the bail plea of a young die-hard fan of ace cricketer Virat Kohli who was arrested on treason charges… Read more »

'Pak to shore up military infra in Gilgit-Baltistan'

‘Pak to shore up military infra in Gilgit-Baltistan’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is planning to set up a brigade-level military infrastructure in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) to provide security to its ambitious USD 46 billion economic corridor with… Read more »