Pak parliamentary panel to discuss Hindu marriage law

The minority Hindu community in Pakistan, living without a marriage law since the country was founded in 1947, may get a landmark legislation soon to help them register their marriages.

Gunmen kill 3 people in Pakistan

At least three people, including two young Shiite brothers, were shot dead on Monday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on them in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan province.

Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations to pave way for peaceful ties with India: Expert

Defence expert Major General (retd) SR Sinho on Monday said that the only way for a peaceful relationship between India and Pakistan is when Islamabad stops its repeated ceasefire violations.

Pak Supreme Court reserves judgement on military courts

Pakistan Supreme Court today reserved its verdict in a case challenging the setting up of controversial military courts in the country by amending the Constitution.

Italy arrests Pakistani accused of bloody 2009 Peshawar bombing

A Pakistani suspected of involvement in the Peshawar market bombing -- one of the country`s bloodiest attacks -- has been arrested in Rome, Italian police said on Friday.

India trying to politicise UNSC sanctions committee: Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday accused India of politicising the UN Security Council's Sanctions Committee by making unfounded "insinuations" against it, days after China blocked India's move calling for action against Pakistan over 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's release.

Pakistan heat wave deaths reach 780; lawmakers trade blame
Pakistan heat wave deaths reach 780; lawmakers trade blame

 A heat wave has killed nearly 800 people in Pakistan`s financial hub of Karachi and piled pressure on a beleaguered provincial government, as rivals blame it for severe blackouts and crumbling public services that have added to the woe.

Judicial magistrate testifies before Pak court in 26/11 case

A judicial magistrate of an Islamabad court today testified before an anti-terrorism court, hearing the trial of 2008 Mumbai attack case, and said he had recorded the statements of two witnesses against seven accused, including 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

India, Pakistan using fishermen as bargaining chips: Daily

India and Pakistan are using arrested fishermen "as bargaining chips", a leading Pakistani daily said, adding that the fishermen want to make a decent living and are not a threat.

Heatwave in Pakistan's Sindh province leaves 141 dead

At least 141 people, including 132 alone in capital Karachi, have died due to an intense ongoing heatwave sweeping across many parts of Pakistan's southern Sindh province.

Rajnath congratulates Pak's Shamshad Haidar for teaching Yoga in Islamabad
Rajnath congratulates Pak's Shamshad Haidar for teaching Yoga in Islamabad

A day ahead of International Yoga Day, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday congratulated Shamshad Haidar of Pakistan for teaching various yoga 'asanas' to around 10,000 people in Islamabad.

US man jailed over Pakistan intelligence service attack

A US man who gave money to a suicide bomber who attacked a headquarters of Pakistan`s intelligence service was sentenced to more than seven years in prison Friday, prosecutors said.

Pak close to ink deal with Russia for Mi-35 attack choppers

Pakistan is close to finalise a deal with Russia to buy Mi-35 (Hind E) attack helicopters, a sign of increasing defence ties between the Cold War-era adversaries.

Pakistan FA head removed by members for embezzlement: Report
Pakistan FA head removed by members for embezzlement: Report

Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) president Faisal Saleh Hayat has been dismissed for incompetence and fund embezzlement after an extraordinary meeting of the federation, local media reported.

Pakistan Army Chief in Russia, discusses defence ties

Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Monday arrived in Russia and discussed bilateral ties, including defence and regional security, with the Russian Land Forces Commander.

Pak imposes moratorium on executions during Ramzan

Pakistan has imposed a ban on executions during Ramzan after hanging about 150 convicts in nearly six months since it lifted the moratorium on death penalty, giving a temporary reprieve to a death-row prisoner who rights groups say was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Pakistan rejects EU concerns over executions

The Pakistan government has rejected the European Union`s (EU) concerns over the death penalty and the foreign office said on Friday Islamabad is not violating international laws.

Will take every step to protect national interest: Pakistan govt

Pakistan will take every step to ensure that its national interests are protected, an official said on Friday.

Pak Taliban asks Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims to wage jihad

Pakistani Taliban on Monday asked Myanmar's beleaguered Rohingya Muslim minority to wage a jihad against military-backed junta and offered them resources and training facilities to help them "take up the sword".

Voting in Gilgit-Baltistan ends amid tight security

Balloting was temporarily suspended at a few places on Monday following clashes between workers of political parties during elections to the Pakistan-administered Kashmir`s Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly.