British police arrest two men on diverted Pakistan flight

Police officers leave a Pakistan International Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, England. Photo: Reuters

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’s Imran Khan injured from election rally fall

Rescue workers carry injured Pakistani politician after he fell from a makeshift elevator during his election campaign rally in Lahore. Photo: Reuters

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

India demands justice after ‘spy’ dies in Pakistan

Indians burn an effigy representing Pakistan after a convicted Indian spy on Pakistan's death row died from a head injury. Photo: AP

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 may be first to tour Pakistan since Lahore bus attack

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

Factory fires kill more than 300 in Karachi and Lahore

A man tries to identify the body of his relative at a Karachi morgue in the fire's aftermath. Photo: EPA

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

Talking points

Our editors will catch up on these developing stories when we return ...

Tsang to make final Beijing briefing

24 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Brink of collapse

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

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

by Mohsin Hamid

Hamish Hamilton, HK$176

20 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

New flights will make trips 'a breeze'

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

Shi'ite gunned down

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

Third in donkey derby

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 biggest

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