Pak police arrests 300 suspects in Lahore bombing

Pak police arrests 300 suspects in Lahore bombing

Lahore: Over 300 people, mostly Afghans, have been arrested in Pakistan’s Punjab province as part of heightened security measures following a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine that killed 88 worshippers. “More than 350 suspects have been taken into custody mostly Afghans since the Lahore blast last Monday on the Mall Road,” Punjab police spokesman […]

US Carrier Strike group starts patrolling in disputed SCS

US Carrier Strike group starts patrolling in disputed SCS

Washington: A US aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrolling in the disputed South China Sea despite China’s warning to America against challenging its sovereignty in the area. The US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, an operational formation of the United States Navy, began routine operations in the South China Sea on February 18, […]

Pak Senate passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

Pak Senate passes landmark Hindu marriage bill

ISLAMABAD: The much-awaited landmark bill to regulate marriages of minority Hindus in Pakistan is set to become a law with the Senate unanimously passing it. The Hindu Marriage Bill 2017, which is the first elaborate Hindu community’s personal law, was adopted by the Senate on Friday. The bill had already been approved by the lower […]

Need to support Pak’s efforts to combat terrorism: US

Need to support Pak’s efforts to combat terrorism: US

WASHINGTON: Amid reports of a crackdown on terror hideouts by the Pakistan army, the US has said it is in its long term interest to support Islamabad’s efforts to combat violent extremism and build a more stable society. “We believe that US’ long-term interests are best served by supporting Pakistan’s efforts to combat violent extremism […]

39 killed as Pak launches crackdown on terrorists

39 killed as Pak launches crackdown on terrorists

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan security forces killed at least 39 militants in a nationwide crackdown on Friday after an Islamic State suicide bombing at a crowded Sufi shrine in Sindh province claimed 80 lives and injured nearly 250. The blast at the popular shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the southern province yesterday was one of the […]

Afghanistan asked to handover 76 ‘most wanted terrorists’

Afghanistan asked to handover 76 ‘most wanted terrorists’

ISLAMABAD: In an unusual move, Pakistan Army on Friday handed over a list of 76 “most wanted” terrorists to Afghan embassy officials and demanded “immediate action” against them, amidst a spurt in terror attacks in the country. Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz also telephoned Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and […]

Pakistan’s President gets driving licence following due procedure

Pakistan’s President gets driving licence following due procedure

ISLAMABAD: Mamnoon Hussain visited Traffic Police Office like a common citizen after his previous licence from Karachi expired. If Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain decides to drive now, he won’t be challaned. The President, whose previous licence from Karachi had expired, visited Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) Office like a common citizen and got his driving licence […]

Chinese media warns India against playing Taiwan card

Chinese media warns India against playing Taiwan card

Beijing: China’s official media Thursday warned India against playing the ‘Taiwan card’, saying New Delhi will suffer losses by challenging Beijing over the sensitive issue. The warning came after a Taiwanese women Parliamentary delegation visited India.”By challenging China over the Taiwan question, India is playing with fire,” state-run Global Times said in an op-ed article […]

India dismisses Chinese protest

India dismisses Chinese protest

New Delhi: India Thursday dismissed Chinese protest against the visit of a Taiwanese parliamentary delegation here, saying there is nothing unusual and no “political meanings” should be read into these trips. “We understand that a group of Taiwanese academics and business persons, including a couple of legislators, is visiting India. Such informal groups have visited […]

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over soldiers’ deaths

Pakistan summons Indian envoy over soldiers’ deaths

ISLAMABAD: The director general of the south asia division at the ministry of foreign affairs in Pakistan, Dr Mohammad Faisal, on Tuesday summoned the Indian deputy high commissioner J P Singh to lodge a formal complaint on the firing incident at the Line of Control on Monday night which resulted in the deaths of Pakistan […]

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