President of Maldives to visit Pakistan this week

Maldives president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will embark on his first state visit to Pakistan this week during which the two countries will sign a number of agreements to combat drug trafficking and promote cooperation in education and health sectors.

China praises Pakistan's efforts for peace with neighbours

China on Monday said it supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan and appreciates the country's efforts for peaceful resolution of all "outstanding issues" with its neighbours.

Pakistan expects $50 bn investment as China's Xi Jinping embarks on visit

 Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive here on Monday on his maiden visit to Pakistan during which the two sides will sign several agreements, including defence, worth USD 50 billion that will stabilise Pakistan's cash-strapped economy and expand the Communist giant's influence in India's neighbourhood.

Sri Lankan President to visit Pakistan

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive in Pakistan on Sunday for his first official visit to the country, the government said on Friday.

Pakistan wants friendship with India: Mamnoon Hussain

President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday said Pakistan wants friendship with India but maintained that the Kashmir issue should be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions for durable peace in the region.

Turkish PM holds talks with Sharif, 11 agreements signed

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here on key issues as the two nations signed eleven agreements, including on economy, trade and energy.

Pak, China agree on need to maintain S Asia strategic balance

Pakistan and China have agreed on the need for maintaining strategic balance in South Asia as top officials from both sides discussed bilateral and regional issues during Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit here.

Pakistan successfully tests new stealth cruise missile

Pakistan on Monday successfully test-fired a new indigenously developed cruise missile capable of delivering nuclear and conventional warheads up to 350 km, bringing many Indian cities under its range.

Peshawar school victims will be given prestigious award

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has decided to confer Tamgha-i-Shujaat on 145 students and staff members of the Army Public School in Peshawar who were killed in a terrorist attack Dec 16.

Pak President inks bill to set up military courts to try terrorists

Special military courts will be set up in Pakistan to fast-track terror-related cases after the President on Wednesday gave his ascent to a bill passed by the parliament for the purpose.

Two terrorists executed in Pakistan

Two convicted terrorists were hanged till death in Pakistan on Wednesday morning, media reported.

Pakistan President rejects three mercy pleas

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Monday rejected pardon pleas of three death row inmates, media reported.

Peshawar attack jolted the nation: Pak President

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain Thursday said that the Peshawar tragedy has deeply hurt the country and the whole nation is united in its fight against terrorism.

No execution of terrorists in Pakistan's Punjab Monday

No execution of death row convict will be carried out in Pakistan`s Punjab provbince Monday, Geo News reported citing the country`s interior ministry sources.

Terrorist don't deserve any concession: Pak President

 Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Saturday said the terrorists have crossed all limits and don't deserve any leniency, days after a deadly Taliban terror attack in Peshawar killed 148 people, mostly children.

Terrorism a common enemy: Pak President tells Ghani

 Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today told his newly-elected Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani that terrorism is a "common enemy", and stressed on bilateral collaboration for peace and stability in the region.

Pak president to visit Afghanistan on Monday

 Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain will pay an official visit to Afghanistan tomorrow to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new Afghan president, it was announced today.

Pakistan must restore moratorium on death penalty: HRW

Pakistan should immediately halt a planned execution and officially reinstate its moratorium on the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. 

Pak PM Sharif meets President to discuss political crisis

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today met President Mamnoon Hussain here and discussed the current political crisis caused due to anti-government protests spearheaded by opposition leader Imran Khan and cleric Tahirul Qadri.

PCB invites Sri Lanka to play in Pakistan

Lahore: Pakistan`s restored cricket chief Najam Sethi said Thursday that his board is inviting Sri Lanka to play a home series, five years after they survived a terrorist attack.