Hardline cleric not tasked for talks with Pakistani Taliban

The Pakistan government said Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-S chief Samiul Haq had not been asked to broker talks with militants, a day after the cleric known as the "Father of the Taliban" distanced himself from the troubled peace process.

Hafiz Saeed raises pitch against MFN status to India

The Defa-e-Pakistan Council formed by JuD chief Hafiz Saeed on Sunday launched a "movement" to oppose the move to grant Most Favoured Nation-status to India.