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Musharraf challenges special court order over treason trial

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 17:49

Embattled former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf has challenged in the Islamabad High Court the recent rejection of his plea seeking to transfer his treason trial case to a military court.

Pakistan girl gang-raped to avenge brother`s elopement

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 14:01

A young woman in Pakistan’s Punjab province was allegedly kidnapped and forcibly married twice before being gang-raped and stripped naked in revenge for her brother having eloped with a girl from a different caste.

CII should be abolished: Pak civil society

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 20:58

Pakistan`s civil society members on Thursday slammed the Council of Islamic Ideology as "barbaric, medieval and cruel" after the constitutional body issued a controversial ruling saying a man does not need his wife`s consent for a second marriage.

Musharraf`s indictment for treason March 14

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 17:00

A three-judge court hearing a high treason case against former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf Thursday said he will be indicted March 14 as directed earlier.

TTP intermediaries to decide on venue for Taliban talks

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 14:29

Members representing the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Thursday reached Waziristan in a special-charter helicopter to meet leaders from the Taliban shura ahead of peace talks with Pakistan government-nominated negotiators.

Pak authorities yet to confirm number of court attackers

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 00:22

Despite a week after the deadly attack on a local court here, Pakistani authorities are yet to confirm the total number of persons involved in the brazen attack that left 11 people dead.

Yoga centre inaugurated by Indian guru burnt down in Islamabad

Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 20:20

Armed men have burnt down a yoga centre in Islamabad inaugurated by a world famous Indian Hindu guru who once offered to teach inner peace to the Taliban, police said Sunday.

Judge shot by guard in Islamabad court attack: Minister

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 14:17

Pakistan`s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has revealed that additional sessions judge Rafaqat Ahmed Khan Awan was shot by his own guard during the terrorist attack on the district court in Islamabad Monday, media reported.

Pak warns Taliban of military operation if ceasefire violated

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 13:42

Pakistan would launch a full-scale military operation against the Taliban if the banned militant group violated the ceasefire they announced last week, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif warned on Friday.

Obama proposes 18% drop in aid to Pakistan for fiscal 2015

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 12:40

US President Barack Obama has proposed USD 882 million in foreign aid to Pakistan for next year, a substantial drop of 18 per cent from the fiscal 2013.

42 threat alerts given before Pakistan court attack

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 15:10

Pakistan`s Interior Secretary Shahid Khan has said 42 threat alerts and 22 reports about a possible terror attack were communicated to the administration and police before a judge was killed in Monday`s strike at a court here.

SC orders installation of CCTV cameras in Islamabad courts

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 00:06

Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered installation of CCTV cameras within 48 hours at all courts in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, a day after a suicide attack on a court here left 11 people killed.