Britain scrambled fighter jets on Friday to intercept a commercial airliner carrying more than 300 people from Pakistan, diverting it to an isolated runway at an airport on the outskirts of London and arresting two passengers on suspicion of endangering the aircraft.Saturday, 25 May, 2013, 2:04am
Pakistan cricket star turned politician Imran Khan sustained head injuries and was rushed to hospital Tuesday after falling off a lift taking him onto the stage for an election rally, his party said.8 May 2013 - 1:50am
An Indian man on death row in Pakistan for spying died on Thursday nearly a week after he was attacked by fellow prisoners, who were swiftly charged with murder as New Delhi demanded justice.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Bangladesh have agreed to tour Pakistan early next year and become the first team to play international cricket there since the 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team bus, officials said yesterday.18 Dec 2012 - 3:28am
More than 310 people have perished in fires that gutted factories in Pakistan's two largest cities, in tragedies that prompted calls for an overhaul of poor industrial safety standards, officials said yesterday.13 Sep 2012 - 3:21am
Our editors will catch up on these developing stories when we return ...
Tsang to make final Beijing briefing24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The classic definition of a failed state is one whose central government is so weak or ineffective that it has little practical control over its territory. I predicted, at the start of the year, that this would be the fate to befall Pakistan in 2009. Such a development comes in marked incremental stages, and the nation has some way to go yet.6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
by Mohsin Hamid
Hamish Hamilton, HK$17620 May 2007 - 12:00am
Independence Day Celebrations (August 14)
Celebrations will begin with a 31-gun salute in the capital Islamabad and 21-gun salutes in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. At 7.58am, vehicles will stop and sound their horns for two minutes. The national anthem will be played at 8am. The main event will be a flag-hoisting ceremony in the capital.12 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Direct flights from Hong Kong to Pakistan, priced at $4,600, will be available from the first week of June.
The twice-weekly service, being inaugurated by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), would be more convenient and comfortable than current connections, Mansoor Mela, the flag-carrier's SAR manager, said.23 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Lahore: Unidentified assailants shot dead a Shi'ite Muslim in Faisalabad, in Pakistan's Punjab province, four days after a massacre of 28 Shi'ites in the provincial capital Lahore.15 Jan 1998 - 12:00am
Pakistan, recognised as the second most corrupt country in the world, has another title to its credit - it stands third among the nations which have the largest number of donkeys, reports The Nation in Lahore.
According to the new edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, Pakistan has 3.6 million donkeys, as compared to 11.2 million in China and 5.2 million in Ethiopia.31 Jan 1997 - 12:00am
THE recently restored Makli Hills at Thatta, near Lahore, is considered to be the biggest necropolis in the world with more than one million graves.23 Mar 1995 - 12:00am