Pakistan repatriates 173 Indian prisoners

In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan government today repatriated 172 Indian fishermen and one civil prisoner after the beating Retreat Ceremony followed by Flag lowering ceremony held at Indo-Pak international border.

Pakistan to intensify effort to end polio

The Pakistan government has decided to intensify its effort to eradicate polio, a media report said.

Not satisfied with Pak response on journalists expulsion:India

India on Saturday said it was not satisfied with the Pakistan government`s response to the recent abrupt expulsion of two Indian journalists from that country.

Pakistan government objects lifting of travel ban on Pervez Musharraf

The Pakistan government on Monday opposed the lifting of travel ban on former president General Pervez Musharraf who is being tried on high treason charges.

US non-committal to supporting talks with Pak Taliban

The US on Tuesday refused to lend its support to talks between the Pakistan government and the Taliban, describing it as an internal matter of the country.

Pak officials warn of Taliban attacks in mountainous north

The Pakistani Taliban may be planning attacks on tourists in the country`s mountainous north, where 10 foreign climbers were massacred last year, officials warned on Monday.

No secret deal with Musharraf, says Pakistan minister

Pakistan`s Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif ruled out any secret deal with former president Pervez Musharraf Saturday, a media report said.

Pakistan govt says committed to talks with Taliban

Pakistan government reaffirmed its commitment to the strategy of negotiations with the outlawed Taliban, saying the use of other options would be considered "only as a last resort".

Pakistan government names lawyer for Musharraf`s trial

The Pakistan government on Friday nominated Akram Sheikh as its lawyer for the trial of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason.

Taliban rule out talks with Pakistan government

The Pakistan Taliban has ruled out the possibility of holding any peace talks with the Pakistan government, a media report said Friday.

No peace talks with Pakistan government: Taliban

Blaming the Pakistan government for the death of their chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone attack Friday, the Pakistan Taliban said they would not hold any peace talks with the "puppet government".

Appeal for reopening Zardari case to be filed in Swiss court

The PML-N government has reportedly told the Supreme Court about its decision to file an appeal in the Swiss court for reopening of cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Nawaz Sharif bans unnecessary foreign tours

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has prohibited federal ministers, parliamentarians, and other officials from undertaking unnecessary foreign tours.

PML-N invites PML-F to join Pak federal government

Nawaz Sahrif`s PML-N has invited the Pakistan Muslim League Functional to join the central government as coalition partner.

`Triumphant` Qadri refuses to relent

Pak cleric Tahirul Qadri said he reserves the right to take extreme measures if the agreement signed with the government was not implemented.

Pak govt forms committee to hold talks with Qadri

The committee was formed shortly after Qadri gave the government a 90-minute deadline at 1.30 pm to act on his demands.

Arrest warrant issued for Qadri

The PML-N`s suspicions that PPP was interested in delaying the general election scheduled for May might have led to a "wrong decision", the PPP leader said.

Pak opposition asks govt to announce schedule for next polls

The opposition leaders presented a charter of demands that asked the government to immediately announce a schedule for forming a caretaker government and for holding the general election.

Will hold polls by May 15: Pakistan government

Amidst protests by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri for the dissolution of Parliament, the Pakistan government on Wednesday said it is determined to complete its five-year term and to hold the polls by May 15.

Pak govt launches talks with cleric to avert long march

The Pak govt has launched a last-ditch effort to stop cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri from going ahead with a "long march" from Lahore to Islamabad on January 14 by initiating talks with him through PML-Q leaders.