Pakistan's ''population bomb'' has daily worried

 More effective policies are needed to defuse Pakistan`s "population bomb", a leading daily said here on Saturday.

Pakistan slum demolition drive exposes housing crisis

 Ashrak Khan wore a defeated expression as he surveyed the brownish-grey shanty homes of his neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, his house marking the border between those still standing and others now reduced to rubble.

Three murder convicts executed in Pakistan

Three murder convicts were hanged on Friday in Pakistan`s Lahore city.

Taliban, Afghan govt to hold second round of talks by July-end

The Afghanistan government and the Taliban representatives are expected to hold the second round of their peace talks at the end of this month, officials said on Saturday.

5.1-magnitude quake jolts Pakistan

 An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan in the wee hours today, forcing people to rush out of their homes in panic, media reported.

Death toll in Pakistan floods reaches 22, many severely affected

At least 19 more people were killed in Pakistan due to floods triggered by monsoon rains, taking the death toll to 22, officials said on Friday.

Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif calls for end to political wrangling

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday called for an end to political squabbling after a high-level judicial commission validated the 2013 polls that had won by his Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N).

Relief for Nawaz Sharif as probe rejects rigging in 2013 polls

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday absolved Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's PML-N party of rigging the 2013 general election, in a major relief for the premier who said the probe findings "closed forever the door of allegations and accusations".

Don't take Pakistan threats lying down, Uddhav Thackeray tells PM Modi

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to take lying down any threats from Pakistan and to give a "tit for tat" reply to Islamabad.

Torrential rains, flash flood paralyse Pak border district

Two people have been killed in flash floods triggered by seasonal monsoon rains that have paralysed Pakistan's northern mountainous Chitral district as authorities struggled to provide relief to people in remote areas.

Pakistan complains to UN over 'ceasefire violation'

Pakistan on Friday filed a complaint with the UN over what it called were ceasefire violations by India.

Pakistan committed to decisions agreed at Ufa

 Amid differing voices emanating from Pakistan over resuming talks with India, Pakistan on Thursday said it is committed to the decisions taken in Ufa to lower tensions even as it asserted that Kashmir is a "disputed territory" and no unilateral action can change its status.

Pakistan blames India for its own 'Made in China' 'spy' drone?
Pakistan blames India for its own 'Made in China' 'spy' drone?

In a clear attempt to deflect attention from its tactic support to 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Pakistan has triggered a controversy by claiming to have shot down an Indian drone, that was on a “spying mission”.

'Pak, Afghan will root out terrorism through joint efforts'

 Pakistan on Tuesday condemned the suicide attack at a military base in eastern Afghanistan in which at least 33 people were killed, and expressed confidence that through coordinated measures the two countries would root out menace of terrorism from the region.

India not responsible for water shortage in Pakistan: Official

India is not responsible for water shortage in Pakistan, a top official here has said while dismissing as baseless reports that India was not observing the bilateral Indus Waters Treaty.

Kashmir issue to be tackled through back-channel diplomacy: Pakistan

Pakistan has said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi have agreed in their meeting in Russia to address the issues of Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek through Track II diplomacy.

Former 'President' of PoK Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan dies

Veteran politician Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, a four-time 'President' of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, died here on Friday after a protracted illness.

PM Modi accepts invite to attend SAARC summit in Islamabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accepted an invitation from his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad next year.

PoK 'PM' warns Sharif govt against merging Gilgit-Baltistan

PoK's 'Prime Minister' Abdul Majeed has warned the Nawaz Sharif-government against any attempt to convert Gilgit-Baltistan into a province of Pakistan, a media report said on Thursday.