The Pakistani Taliban appointed a hardline cleric linked to the attack on schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai as their new chief on Thursday and dismissed proposed peace talks with the government as a “waste of time”.Friday, 8 November, 2013, 9:57am
The United States implicitly defended on Monday the killing of a top extremist leader in a drone strike in Pakistan, but admitted “tensions” and occasional “misunderstandings” in its relations with Islamabad.5 Nov 2013 - 12:27pm
Pakistan’s government said on Wednesday 3 per cent of 2,227 people killed in US drone strikes since 2008 were civilians, a surprisingly low figure that sparked criticism from groups that have investigated deaths from the attacks.1 Nov 2013 - 5:15pm 1 comment
Two rockets fired by militants in Pakistan’s quake-struck region narrowly missed a government relief helicopter on Thursday as survivors complained aid was not reaching far-flung areas and the death toll climbed to 348.27 Sep 2013 - 12:51pm
A bomb blast in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi early on Wednesday killed seven people and wounded 26 others, police said.
The blast took place in the impoverished Lyari neighbourhood of the city after a football match.
“The bomb was planted on a motorbike that was parked outside the stadium, killing seven people, many of them teenage boys,” police official Tariq Dharejo saod.7 Aug 2013 - 12:46pm
Pakistani troops killed five Indian soldiers in an attack on a military post in Indian Kashmir, Indian officials said on Tuesday.
“Pakistani troops simply attacked the Indian post, violating the ceasefire and they killed five of our soldiers,” a senior army official in Indian-administered Kashmir said on condition of anonymity.6 Aug 2013 - 5:24pm
China Mobile's potential bid for a Pakistan telco reflects a its new leaders' continuation of a muddled global expansion policy from the past26 Jun 2013 - 5:05pm
At least 25 people were killed in troubled southwest Pakistan yesterday when militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors.16 Jun 2013 - 8:12am
With an olive green head scarf poking out from her helmet, Ayesha Farooq flashes a grin when asked if it is lonely being Pakistan's only war-ready female fighter pilot.14 Jun 2013 - 2:10am
A projectionist lies asleep in the sweltering Pakistan heat, his face covered by a cloth. A colleague rewinds a reel manually while on screen, through the hashish smoke, a woman bounces on a bed singing "hello, hello, hello" into a mobile phone.11 Jun 2013 - 10:32am
Just days after taking power, Pakistan's new government has lodged a protest with the US and summoned a top American envoy to vent its frustration following a US drone strike that intelligence officials say killed seven militants.9 Jun 2013 - 9:00am
Two British men accused of threatening to blow up a Pakistan International Airways (PIA) plane and kill its passengers and crew were remanded in custody following a court hearing on Monday.27 May 2013 - 9:50pm
Sixteen schoolchildren and a teacher burned to death in eastern Pakistan early yesterday when a short-circuit near a leaking fuel tank caused their minibus to burst into flames.26 May 2013 - 7:09am
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Police say Zahra Shahid Hussain was gunned down outside her home in the city of Karachi in southern Sindh province. All three gunmen escaped after the attack and no one has claimed responsibility for the killing.19 May 2013 - 10:02am