Pak PM advises Prez to delay execution of MQM activist

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has asked the President to postpone execution of former MQM activist Saulat Mirza by 30 days, apparently to use the death row convict's statement against his party.

Two policemen killed in blasts in Karachi

At least two policemen were killed and 14 others injured on Friday when Pakistani Taliban militants targeted a vehicle of an elite police force with a bomb in the country's financial capital here.

Pakistan will defend Saudi Arabia but not escalate conflict: Govt

Pakistan is ready to defend Saudi Arabia`s "territorial integrity" but has not yet decided to join Riyadh`s coalition fighting Yemen rebels, the defence minister said Friday.

Five policemen killed in Pakistan militant attacks

At least five police personnel, including an officer, were killed in two separate militant attacks in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Friday.

Cautiously optimistic about improved relations with Pak: Afghan Prez

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said he is "cautiously optimistic" about improvement in his nation's relations with Pakistan but said that sanctuaries to Taliban and other insurgents must end for peace to prevail.

Pak indigenous drone tested in live combat with Taliban: Media

Pakistan's indigenously-developed armed drone 'Burraq' has been tested in live combat against militants in the strategic Tirah Valley region of Khyber tribal district near Afghan border and killed senior commanders of the insurgents, according to a media report.

Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal behaviour in World Cup report to PCB
Waqar Younis complains of Umar Akmal behaviour in World Cup report to PCB

Pakistan's disappointing cricket World Cup campaign was not just about missed opportunities on the field with head coach Waqar Younis submitting a strongly-worded report to the PCB complaining about the behaviour of Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Muhammad Hafeez.

UN Security Council reform effort gets broad backing; China, Pakistan oppose move

The top diplomat heading the efforts for Security Council reforms has unveiled a framework document to pave the way for text-based negotiations amid broad support for his effort to spur the long-stalled process and vehement opposition from China and Pakistan.

Bomb blast kills two policemen in Karachi: Officials

A bomb blast hit a police van in Karachi on Friday, killing at least two policemen and wounding 14 other people, officials said, the latest violence in Pakistan`s strife-torn biggest city.

Afghan leader `cautiously optimistic` over Pakistan

 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Thursday he was "cautiously optimistic" about improved relations with Pakistan, which he considers integral to peace efforts with the Taliban.

Pakistan delegation heads to Saudi Arabia after Yemen request

Pakistan`s government said Thursday it will dispatch a top civil-military delegation to Saudi Arabia following Riyadh`s request that it join a coalition to defend Yemen`s president, promising a "strong response" to any threat to the Gulf kingdom.

Radicalisation in Pakistan concern for India: NSA

 The threat of increasing radicalisation in Pakistan was a matter of concern for India, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said on Thursday.

Hoisting Pak flag in Kashmir shows Kashmiris sentiments: Pak

 Pakistan today said a separatist woman leader hoisting its flag in Kashmir on its National Day reflects the "sentiments of Kashmiris and their love for the country".

No Asian team in Cricket World Cup final for first time in 28 years
No Asian team in Cricket World Cup final for first time in 28 years

For the first time in 28 years, there will be no Asian team in the final of a Cricket World Cup. Australia defeated defending champions India in the second semi-final of the cricket's show-piece event by 95 runs in Sydney. The Aussies will meet tournament co-hosts New Zealand in the final on Sunday.

Pak court adjourns Lakhvi hearing as 'judge on leave'

A Pakistani court today adjourned the hearing of the government's plea for cancellation of bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, as the "judge was on leave".

Pak court gives 5 days to Punjab govt to decide on 26/11 plotter Lakhvi


Lahore: A Pakistani court today directed the Punjab government to decide "within five days" the detention matter of LeT operations commander and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi.

China vows to deepen maritime security ties with Pakistan

 China today pledged to deepen anti-terrorism, maritime security and military technology cooperation with Pakistan to further strengthen their all weather strategic ties.

Pakistan militant spokesman phones to deny death

A spokesman for Pakistani militant group called journalists on Thursday to assure them he was alive after Pakistani intelligence officials claimed he was among 30 fighters killed in air strikes in the northwestern Khyber region.

Pakistan `examining` Saudi request over Yemen intervention

Pakistan is examining a request from Saudi Arabia to join a coalition to defend Yemen`s president against advancing rebels threatening his stronghold in Aden, Islamabad said Thursday.

Omar Abdullah bats for talks, says gun no solution to resolve Kashmir issue

Asserting that dialogue is the only way to resolve Kashmir issue, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said gun is no solution to solve Kashmir issue and attempts have been made in the past but they have failed.