Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
   

Pakistan News

Pakistan parents arrested for not getting children polio vaccine

Peshawar - Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed this past weekend because they refused to get their children vaccinated against polio. As of Tuesday, 471 people have been thrown in jail out of a list of 1,000 "chronic" refusal cases.

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' in Pakistan papers probe

Peshawar - Pakistani officials are investigating after the famous green-eyed "Afghan girl" immortalised in a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover was found living in the country on fraudulent identity papers.

Pakistan terror wave sparks rare criticism of Saudi Arabia

Islamabad - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long enjoyed close relations, but Islamabad's new-found resolve for fighting the root causes of extremism has seen the Gulf state come in for rare criticism.

Hardline Sunni leader shot dead in Pakistan

Islamabad - Gunmen on a motorcycle on Sunday shot dead a leader from a hardliner Sunni religious group in Pakistan in an apparent sectarian attack, police said.

Taliban storm Pakistan Shiite mosque, at least 18 dead

Hong Kong - Grenade-toting Taliban militants stormed a Shiite mosque in northwest Pakistan on Friday, police said, in an attack that left at least 18 people dead.

Montreal teen invents $500 dialysis machine for home use

Montreal - While volunteering at her local hospital, Anya Pogharian, 17, found out how difficult it is for many patients to go to the hospital when they need help, something she especially noticed of kidney dialysis patients coming in three days per week.

Pakistan 'probably' knew bin Laden was hiding: ex-spy chief

Islamabad - Pakistan's main intelligence agency probably knew where Osama Bin Laden was hiding and hoped to use him as a bargaining chip before he was killed by US forces in 2011, a former spymaster has said.

Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile

Islamabad - Pakistan on Monday test-fired a cruise missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, just over a week after its arch-rival India reached a new civilian nuclear accord with the United States.

Pakistan's Shiites mourn 61 killed in mosque bombing

Shikarpur - Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest against the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation's worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Bomb attack at Pakistani mosque kills over 60

Karachi - A powerful bomb tore through a busy Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing more than 60 people in the country's deadliest sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Thousands protest against Charlie Hebdo in Karachi

Karachi - Thousands of people marched through Pakistan's largest city on Thursday in the country's biggest protest yet against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Pakistanis protesting at Charlie Hebdo burn French flags

Islamabad - Protests against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were held across Pakistan on Sunday as thousands of people in almost all major cities chanted slogans against its printing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

AFP photographer recovering after Pakistan protest shooting

Karachi - AFP photographer Asif Hassan was recovering in hospital on Saturday after being shot while covering an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest outside the French consulate in Karachi.

Clashes at Charlie Hebdo protest in Karachi, three injured

Karachi - At least three people were injured Friday in clashes between anti-Charlie Hebdo protesters and police outside the French consulate in Pakistan's Karachi, officials said, including an AFP photographer who was shot in the back.

US, Pakistan vow to intensify crackdown on militants

Islamabad - The US and Pakistan vowed Tuesday to intensify a crackdown on militants hiding in lawless border areas, as top diplomat John Kerry urged renewed peace talks with India to strengthen regional stability.

Kerry to visit Pakistani school attacked by Taliban: official

Islamabad - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived Monday on an unannounced visit to Pakistan and reportedly plans to visit a school where Taliban gunmen last month killed 150 people in the country's worst ever militant attack.

Children return to Taliban massacre school in Pakistan

Peshawar - Survivors of Pakistan's worst-ever militant attack returned Monday to the school where Taliban gunmen massacred their classmates, with students and parents expressing a mixture of defiance and apprehension.

Fiery Pakistan bus-tanker crash kills 62

Karachi - At least 62 people including women and children were killed early Sunday in southern Pakistan when their bus collided with an oil tanker, starting a fierce blaze which left victims burnt beyond recognition.

'Evil' British preacher Abu Hamza jailed for life in US

New York - A US judge on Friday sentenced British hate preacher Abu Hamza to life behind bars for the deadly kidnapping of Western tourists in Yemen and terrorism, calling him "evil" and his crimes "barbaric.

New Delhi imposes direct rule in Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - Indian Kashmir was brought under New Delhi's direct rule Friday after political rivals failed to agree on a power-sharing coalition, more than two weeks after elections in the country's only Muslim-majority state.

Pakistani father sacrifices five children 'to gain magic powers'

Karachi - A Pakistani father-of-six is on the run after strangling five of his children to death, apparently believing the sacrifice would endow him with magical powers including alchemy, police said Friday.

Pakistan legislators approve military courts for terrorism

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament Tuesday approved the setting up of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases, after a Taliban massacre at a military-run school in the northwest shocked the nation.

Pakistan issues death warrants for six more militants: Official

Karachi - Pakistan on Saturday issued orders to hang six more militants, official said, the latest in a wave of executions in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre, which claimed 149 lives in the country's deadliest terror attack.

Pakistan cleric investigated after child molested and killed

Lahore - Pakistan police on Saturday launched an investigation against a prominent cleric after a six-year-old boy was found strangled and dumped in a mosque after being sexually abused.

Four killed in fresh India-Pakistan border clashes

Jammu - Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire along their tense border on Saturday, killing four people including a teenage girl and forcing hundreds to flee their homes in the latest round of deadly clashes.

Pakistani boat blows self up after India navy chase

New Delhi - The crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea, officials said Friday.

Pakistan court extends detention of 'Mumbai attacks mastermind'

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Thursday sent the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks to jail for two weeks in the latest round of a tussle over his detention that has worsened ties with India.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.

Pakistan court remands alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind

Islamabad - A Pakistani court Tuesday remanded the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks in police custody for two days in a kidnapping case, a day after another court approved his release.

Top Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to hang for war crimes

Dhaka - Bangladesh's war crimes court Tuesday sentenced a leading Islamist to death for rape, mass murder and genocide during the country's 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.A.T.M.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 34 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Pakistan


Pakistan Image

The Samara mountain range  visible from the Hangu District  Pakistan
The Samara mountain range, visible from the Hangu District, Pakistan
Flickr user Patrick and Martha
Untitled
File photo
An American Cobra Gunship sold to Pakistan in 2007 is armed and prepared to fly on an airstrike miss...
An American Cobra Gunship sold to Pakistan in 2007 is armed and prepared to fly on an airstrike mission.
Pakistan Army Photo (ISPR)
Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
Scott Christian
The recent flooding in Pakistan devastated large areas of the country. The relief effort  being led ...
The recent flooding in Pakistan devastated large areas of the country. The relief effort, being led by the Government of Pakistan, includes urgent search and rescue operations, emergency shelter, food, drinking water, health care, and sanitation.
DFID - UK Department for International Development
Iftikhar Chaudhry - Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court
Iftikhar Chaudhry - Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court
Gentlemanldn
In one video   seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Se...
In one video , seized at the secret compound in Pakistan where Bin Laden was shot dead by US Navy Seals last week, the world's most wanted terrorist is seen watching television.
U.S. Department of Defense
Mountain climbers Abel Alonso from Pontevedra  Álvaro Paredes of Valladolid and Xevi Gómez from Gi...
Mountain climbers Abel Alonso from Pontevedra, Álvaro Paredes of Valladolid and Xevi Gómez from Girona missing on Gasherbrum I in Pakistan on July 24, 2013.
Compilation of video screengrabs
Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai
Video screen capture
Security Forces carrying out house to house search operation in Miranshah   North Wazirastan Agency
Security Forces carrying out house to house search operation in Miranshah , North Wazirastan Agency
ISPR – Pakistan Army
Hamid Mir  left  interviewing Osama bin Laden for Daily Pakistan in 1997. Behind them on the wall is...
Hamid Mir, left, interviewing Osama bin Laden for Daily Pakistan in 1997. Behind them on the wall is an AKS-74U.
Hamid Mir
Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout sl...
Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout slogans during a protest against U.S. drone attacks. The banner in Urdu reads, "Barbaric drone attacks on innocent tribal people is blatant state terrorism by America"
With permission by Reuters / Fayaz Aziz
Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad  Hunza  Pakistan...
Attabad Lake: The lake was formed by a landslide in January 2010. Location: Attabad, Hunza, Pakistan.
Jesse Allen / NASA Earth Observatory
Somali boy receives a polio vaccination at the Tunisian hospital in Mogadishu.
Somali boy receives a polio vaccination at the Tunisian hospital in Mogadishu.
PV2 Andrew W. McGalliard
Pakistani side of the Wagah border
Pakistani side of the Wagah border
wikipedia
A Pakistan Navy Sea King helicopter arrives for a search and recovery mission over Clifton beach in ...
A Pakistan Navy Sea King helicopter arrives for a search and recovery mission over Clifton beach in Karachi on July 31, 2014
Rizwan Tabassum, AFP
Troops during house to house search in Miranshah. Ground operation was launched early in the morning...
Troops during house to house search in Miranshah. Ground operation was launched early in the morning in North wazirastan Agency.
ISPR – Pakistan Army