Pakistan victim’s family pardons Indians convicted for murder

Pakistan victim’s family pardons Indians convicted for murder

DUBAI/ISLAMABAD: Ten Indian youths in the UAE may escape the noose for murdering a Pakistani man in 2015 after the victim’s family accepted bloodmoney amounting to 200,000 dirhams and agreed to pardon the convicts, according to media reports. Mohammad Riaz, the father of Mohammad Farhan, appeared in the Al Ain appeals court on March 22 […]

Pak agrees to allow Raheel to command Saudiled alliance

Pak agrees to allow Raheel to command Saudiled alliance

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has agreed to allow former army chief Gen Raheel Sharif to head a Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation Islamic military coalition formed to combat terrorism, according to a media report. This was disclosed by Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in a programme of private Geo TV. Citing Asif, the channel said official documentation to issue the […]

Musharraf wanted ‘secret deal’ to form joint govt: Sharif

Musharraf wanted ‘secret deal’ to form joint govt: Sharif

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that former dictator Pervez Musharraf had offered him a “secret deal” to return to the country from exile in Saudi Arabia to form a joint government in 2008. At a meeting of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PLM-N) parliamentary committee yesterday, Sharif said, “Musharraf wanted a secret […]

CPEC appears to Kashmiris as link to both past and future

CPEC appears to Kashmiris as link to both past and future

Srinagar: Leaders of the business community of Kashmir are keen to become part of the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The under-construction $46 billion economic corridor that is being built on Kashmir’s borders in Pakistan aims to connect Gwadar Port in southwestern Pakistan with Xinjiang in western China. The project is a collection of […]

Resistance groups oppose Gilgit Baltistan merger move

Resistance groups oppose Gilgit Baltistan merger move

Srinagar: Reacting to reports suggesting Pakistan authorities have moved a proposal to declare Gilgit and Baltistan (GB) as the fifth province of Pakistan, Kashmiri resistance leaders said the move will have “adverse consequences” for Kashmir. Senior pro-freedom leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq told Kashmir Reader that there is a “considerate opinion” among the entire pro-freedom leadership […]

Pak asks FBI, social media sites to help fight blasphemy

Pak asks FBI, social media sites to help fight blasphemy

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought help from the FBI, Facebook and other social media platforms to combat blas­phemy which is a very sensitive issue in the Muslim- majority country. Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said his country would lead the global Muslim commu­nity in combating the blasphemous content on social media platforms. He made the remarks […]

Pak PM orders action against blasphemous social media content

Pak PM orders action against blasphemous social media content

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered authorities to take immediate action against ‘blasphemous’ content on the social media and remove sacrilegious contents and punish the perpetrators, days after a high court order. “Those behind this heinous crime should be dealt with, without any delay,” Sharif ordered Federal Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali […]

Peaceful, stable Afghanistan is in Pak’s interest: Aziz

Peaceful, stable Afghanistan is in Pak’s interest: Aziz

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday said a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in its interest and underlined the role of the media in “restoring trust” between the two neighbours. Pakistan’s Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said media could play a key role in improving the frayed ties with Afghanistan. “The Adviser […]

5,000 women killed each year in Pak: rights activist

5,000 women killed each year in Pak: rights activist

ISLAMABAD: Nearly 5,000 women in Pakistan are killed annually mostly for reasons linked to social issues of “honour and harassment”, a human rights activist has said. “On an average, 5,000 women are murdered every year compared to 1,442 men. While the male casualties are primarily related to terrorism, the women’s killings are mostly linked to […]

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