The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls' education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 has been arrested, the army announced on Friday.
Embattled Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he will neither resign nor go on leave, even as anti-government protesters led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri continue to mount pressure on him to step down.
Despite relentless anti-government protests continuing to rattle Pakistan's politics, PM Nawaz Sharif remained defiant, refusing to quit or go on a leave, even as Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Tahir-ul-Qadri refuse to budge from their demand of PM's resignation.
Unveiling its tough side, the Narendra Modi government recently called off the scheduled foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan and faced criticism from several quarters, with Congress dismissing Centre's stand as mere "theatrics" that sent "confusing" signals vis-a-vis New Delhi's policy in
Amid Pakistan Army's mediation efforts, protesters have stepped up pressure on the embattled government with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri setting yet another deadline of 24 hours for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to quit.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday contradicted Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan's statement that the country's army was made part of the negotiations at the request of the protesting parties.
A senior Congress leader on Thursday accused Pakistan army of "fully backing and guiding" Rangers in firing on civilian areas in the Indian side of the border and warned that such incidents would not be tolerated.
In a major ceasefire violation along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan on Friday night targeted 22 posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) and 13 villages in the Arnia and RS Pura sectors of Jammu district.
Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country`s military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between the two sides.