With Pakistan playing spoilsport by blocking three major SAARC connectivity agreements initiated by India, efforts are on to persuade Nawaz Sharif to ensure that the connectivity pacts, including a motor vehicle agreement, are inked before the SAARC declaration on Thursday.
A Pakistan-born neuroscientist has become a rallying cry for militant groups demanding her release from a US prison. But in a little-noticed move she is trying to abandon her legal fight for freedom, saying the US court system is unjust.
Bogged down by over three weeks of political turmoil, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday said it "is not easy" to rule Pakistan and sought the support of all parties in Parliament as several rounds of talks between the government and protesters failed to break the logjam.
The ruling Pakistan Peoples Party suffered a major setback on Saturday after the Mutthaida Qaumi Movement (MQM) announced it would no longer be part of the coalition government in Sindh province and at the centre.
Citing "lack of sufficient evidence", a local court has let off one of the four accused arrested on charges of spying and leaking confidential information pertaining to the country`s military bases to Pakistan`s ISI.
Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari on Saturday said that the Centre was doing everything at the "strategic level" to express its anger about the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani Army.