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Indian, Pakistani armies trade heavy fire on LoC

The Indian and Pakistani armies on Saturday traded heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Defence sources said the Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation on the LoC in Karnah sector of Kupwara district. "They are using...

Independent candidate in Pakistan commits suicide

 Election proceedings in two constituencies, one provincial and the other national, were halted in Pakistan after an independent candidate running for both seats committed suicide. Mirza Mohammad Ahmed allegedly committed suicide late on Saturday following opposition from his two sons, their wives and grandsons to...

Pakistan: 14 including political leader killed in suicide bombing during election rally

At least 14 people were killed while many others have been wounded in a blast in Pakistan’s Peshawar late on Tuesday, the local media said. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) confirmed that the blast was a suicide attack. A political leader was among those...

Dogs back, wife out. Imran Khan’s marriage again on rocks

Pakistan's Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan's third wife Bushra Manek has reportedly returned back to her maternal home following a domestic dispute over the ex-cricketer's pet dogs. As per a report by Times of Islamabad , Imran Khan's pet dogs, who had earlier been expelled from his palatial house on...

Pakistan opens first school for transgenders

Pakistan's first school for the transgender community was launched here with its first classes slated to begin from Monday, a media report said. The school, 'The Gender Guardian', was inaugurated on Sunday by the NGO Exploring Future Foundation (EFF), which has attempted its first project,...

Muzzling the media in Pakistan

First, Geo News, the news channel of Pakistan’s largest television network, went dark in early March across Pakistan’s cantonment areas. On March 30, all Geo channels, including sports and entertainment channels, were blocked by cable operators. Everyone knew who was behind the ban. Yet,...

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif for life

Pakistan Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Friday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office for life in a landmark verdict that will change the course of the countrys political history. According to Dawn online, the verdict was delivered unanimously by a five-judge bench of...

5 policemen among 9 killed in Lahore suicide attack

LAHORE: At least nine people, including five policemen, were killed and 20 others injured in a suicide attack on a police check-post set up near a religious gathering in Raiwind on Wednesday.   The suicide bomber blew himself up at the Nisar Police check-post near the...

Shoe hurled at former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore

LAHORE: A shoe was hurled at former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif by a student during an event in Lahore. Nawaz Sharif was meeting those present at the stage when a shoe came towards him. The shoe was thrown by a former seminary student during...

No Case Against Hafiz Saeed ‘Sahib’, Says Pak PM Shahid Abbasi

NEW DELHI:  More than a month after the release of Hafiz Saeed from house arrest, Pakistan's Prime Minister said "there is no case" against him in the country, using the honorific "sahib" to describe the terror chief who masterminded the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai...
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