A Pakistani court on Monday barred the government from booking Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, in any other case without its permission after his counsel argued that "false" cases might be slapped against him to keep him in jail.
The nearly 11 per cent hike in India's military budget will create a "new edge of tension" in Indo-Pak ties against the backdrop of New Delhi's "increasingly belligerent stance" and hostility, Pakistani media reported on Monday.
Senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Monday that the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir had not made a promising beginning with controversy erupting due to statements on both sides.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came out strongly against its J&K partner – PDP's demands of returning to Valley mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru saying such statements could cause unrest.
With the newly sworn-in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement crediting "people from across the border" for conduct of Assembly polls triggering a controversy, his daughter and PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday stood by her father's statement.
A day after his remarks on peaceful polls in Jammu and Kashmir triggered a row, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Monday said that he stood by his comments and accused those raising a hue and cry over it of trying to "make mountain of a mole hill".
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sent notice to the federal and district magistrates seeking their replies on the detention order of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack.
Pakistan will hold dialogue with India on all issues including the longstanding Kashmir dispute, National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday ahead of the Foreign Secretary-level talks next week.
Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was at pains to make sense of the loss against Pakistan after dominating the match for a major period of time and blamed "mental flaws" of senior batsmen of the side for their plight on Sunday.