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23 dead in Pakistan after eating poisoned sweets

Lahore - At least 23 people have died and dozens of others fell ill in central Pakistan after eating sweets which police suspect were tainted with pesticides, officials said Monday.

Gunmen kill seven police guarding polio team in Pakistan: officials 

Karachi - Motorcycle gunmen on Wednesday shot dead seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi, officials said, a brazen attack in the country's economic hub.

Pakistan's Kalash fight for their identity with UNESCO bid

Chitral - Pakistan's smallest religious minority, the Kalash speak their own language and celebrate their gods through music, dance -- and alcohol, which they brew themselves in Chitral's plunging verdant valleys.

Grenade explodes during Pakistan court demonstration, injures two

Karachi - The detonator of a hand grenade exploded during a demonstration requested by a judge in a Pakistani anti-terror court on Monday, injuring two people and throwing the judge off his chair.

Pakistan ends search for 23 people trapped by landslide

Peshawar - Pakistan on Saturday ended the search for 23 people buried by a landslide in the north, after last week's heavy rains that authorities said killed 117 people.The 23 were buried in their homes by a landslide in Kohistan district on Monday.

Pakistan hangs brothers for murdering six people

Multan - Pakistan on Saturday hanged two brothers convicted of murdering six people from the same family, just days after Amnesty International criticised the country for becoming the world's third most prolific executioner after China and Iran.

Pakistan rains death toll rises to 71

Peshawar - The death toll after heavy rains in Pakistan's northwest and in Kashmir rose to 71 Tuesday, officials said, as rescuers sought to evacuate dozens of people still trapped by landslides.

Pakistan rescuers race to reach thousands stranded by rains

Peshawar - Rescuers were battling Monday to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan's northwest and parts of Kashmir, officials said, as the death toll rose to 55.

Rains kill 53 in NW Pakistan, Kashmir: Officials

Peshawar - At least 53 people were killed and 60 injured after heavy rain across northwest Pakistan and areas of Kashmir caused landslides and the roofs of dozens of homes to collapse, officials said Sunday.

Islamists end protest in Pakistani capital

Islamabad - Islamist protesters gathered in the Pakistani capital ended their days-long sit-in on Wednesday after claiming the government had agreed to a number of their demands including the hanging of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy.

Indians celebrate festival of colors, Holi

India celebrated the festival of Holi on March 24, covering each other in color, to celebrate the onset of spring. The festival is among the most popular and widely celebrated in India.

Pakistan extends deadline for Islamabad protesters to end sit-in

Islamabad - Pakistan has extended a deadline for Islamist protesters to end a days-long sit-in on the streets of the capital after deploying thousands of police and paramilitary forces in a show of force Tuesday night.

Pakistan detains hundreds as militants taunt PM over Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan has detained more than 200 people since the Easter Sunday park bombing which killed 73 people including many children, officials said Tuesday, as the militants behind the attack taunted the prime minister.

Pakistani Taliban taunts PM after Easter attack

Lahore - Taliban militants who killed more than 70 people, many of them children, in a brutal Easter weekend bombing mocked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday with a taunting tweet that declared war had "reached his doorstep".

Pakistani pastor buries six victims of Easter blast in one day

Lahore - Shakeel Anjum spent Easter Monday burying six victims of the butchery in Pakistan's city of Lahore and says he is in pain, his head is aching. He wonders: How much further will this go? How many more bodies will he lay to rest?

Worst fears come true for Pakistan's Christians in Easter attack

Islamabad - The worst fears of Pakistan's Christians came true with the carnage in Lahore on Easter Sunday, said activists who had braced for a backlash since thousands took to the streets over the execution of a murderer feted as an Islamist hero.

Islamist assassin's supporters hold sit-in in Pakistan capital

Islamabad - Thousands of supporters of an executed Islamist assassin were holding a sit-in in Islamabad Monday after submitting a list of demands including the execution of a female Christian blasphemy convict.

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Lahore - Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

Pakistan Easter suicide attack kills 72

Lahore - A suicide bomber who attacked a park thronging with families celebrating Easter killed at least 72 people in Pakistan, with children among the dead.

60 dead in Lahore park explosion

Lahor - Over 60 people have been killed and many more injured in an explosion at a public park. The park is located in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore.
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