A Pakistani court, hearing the pleas of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed and his deputy challenging the fixing of bounty on their heads by the US, today sought a reply from the government whether it can defend its citizens abroad.
Noted cleric and vice president of All India Muslims Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Maulana Kalbe Sadiq on Tuesday termed Pakistan as "paapistan" stressing that the neighbouring country has earned this sobriquet because of violence taking place there every day.
Amid confusion over the status of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led militant outfit JuD, Pakistan government on Wednesday said it will ensure that all organisations proscribed by the UN are banned in the country.
Despite being listed as a proscribed organization by the United Nations and its chief carrying a 10 million dollar bounty against him, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa is operating "freely" in Pakistan, trying out Islamabad's determination to tackle terrorism, a report said.
Pakistan's move to freeze JuD's bank accounts and impose a travel ban on its chief Hafiz Saeed appears to be 'cosmetic' with an Interior Ministry official saying the outfit has no bank accounts in the country and the 26/11 attack mastermind's passport has already expired.
Amid Indo-US bonhomie, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Sunday met China's military top brass here with the two sides agreeing to enhance long-term bilateral defence collaboration, intelligence sharing and counter-terrorism cooperation.
Pakistan on Friday said it was proceeding strictly to ban Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the dreaded Haqqani network even as it sought constructive talks with India to resolve the vexed Kashmir issue.
The US today said it has no confirmation on Pakistan's banning of Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa and the dreaded Haqqani Network, even as it recognised that the country was in the process of implementing measures to thwart violent extremism.
BJP on Wednesday said it is time the international community exerts pressure on Pakistan for handing over to India terror accused Zia-ur Rehman Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim for trying them on Indian soil for perpetrating crimes against humanity.
Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed is attempting to push militants across the Indian side of the border ahead of US President Barack Obama's India visit to attend Republic Day celebrations, reports said on Tuesday.
Pakistan's far-right Jamaat-e-Islami has said it will bring together a million people on Friday to protest against a French satirical weekly, even as an uneasy calm prevailed here a day after four persons were injured in violent protests over a cartoon considered un-Islamic.