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Pakistan suppressing critical voices against CPEC, US lawmakers told

Pakistan suppressing critical voices against CPEC, US lawmakers told

At the very local level, people who critique CPEC are often labelled as terrorists, said researcher Shamila Chaudhary, who served in the previous Obama Administration.

May 14, 2019, 08:23 AM IST
Pakistan: 8 dead, 25 injured near Data Darbar in Lahore

Pakistan: 8 dead, 25 injured near Data Darbar in Lahore

The nature of the explosion is yet to be ascertained.

May 08, 2019, 10:15 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi calls President Maithripala Sirisena, offers full help after deadly blasts leave over 200 dead in Sri Lanka

PM Narendra Modi calls President Maithripala Sirisena, offers full help after deadly blasts leave over 200 dead in Sri Lanka

A series of deadly explosions on Sunday killed over 200 dead in Sri Lanka. 

Apr 21, 2019, 17:01 PM IST
Nationwide curfew, ban on social media after multiple blasts in Sri Lanka, over 160 dead

Nationwide curfew, ban on social media after multiple blasts in Sri Lanka, over 160 dead

Nationwide curfew has been ordered in Sri Lanka after a string of blasts on Sunday.

Apr 21, 2019, 15:45 PM IST
India fails to provide any evidence of downing F-16, says Pakistan Army

India fails to provide any evidence of downing F-16, says Pakistan Army

The statement came hours after the Indian Air Force on Monday released radar images as part of its "irrefutable evidence" to assert that it shot down an F-16 fighter jet of Pakistan during the

Apr 09, 2019, 21:55 PM IST
Will not accept repealing of Article 370 of Indian Constitution: Pakistan

Will not accept repealing of Article 370 of Indian Constitution: Pakistan

In an intriguing statement, Pakistan said it will not "accept" abrogation of Article 370 in Indian Constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Apr 05, 2019, 23:31 PM IST
Pakistan to release 360 Indian prisoners this month as 'goodwill gesture'

Pakistan to release 360 Indian prisoners this month as 'goodwill gesture'

The spokesperson said currently there are 347 Pakistani prisoners in India and 537 Indian prisoners in Pakistan.

Apr 05, 2019, 21:03 PM IST
Pakistan takes a u-turn, indicates F-16s might have been used to hit Indian aircraft

Pakistan takes a u-turn, indicates F-16s might have been used to hit Indian aircraft

Last month, Pakistan's military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that only JF-17 was used against India on February 27.

Apr 01, 2019, 20:33 PM IST
Discussed Masood Azhar issue with China: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Discussed Masood Azhar issue with China: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi

Qureshi who returned from Beijing on Thursday after attending the first strategic bilateral dialogue between the two all-weather allies, heaped praise on China.

Mar 22, 2019, 19:53 PM IST
Amid India-Pakistan tensions, Islamabad cancels annual maritime dialogue with New Delhi

Amid India-Pakistan tensions, Islamabad cancels annual maritime dialogue with New Delhi

The dialogue is part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Pakistan in 2005.

Mar 20, 2019, 13:44 PM IST
Pervez Musharraf admitted to Dubai hospital after reaction from rare disease : Party

Pervez Musharraf admitted to Dubai hospital after reaction from rare disease : Party

The former army chief left for Dubai for medical treatment and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons. 

Mar 18, 2019, 15:28 PM IST
Pakistan 'surreptitiously usurped' land belonging to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara: Officials

Pakistan 'surreptitiously usurped' land belonging to Kartarpur Sahib gurdwara: Officials

The encroached lands were donated to the Kartarpur Sahib by devouts like late Maharaja Ranjeet Singh and others.

Mar 15, 2019, 18:27 PM IST
Pakistan PM Imran Khan's income drops by Rs 3 crore in three years

Pakistan PM Imran Khan's income drops by Rs 3 crore in three years

The cricketer-turned politician's net income in the year 2015 was 3.56 crore Pakistani rupees, it dropped sharply to Rs1.29 crore in 2016 and further down to Rs 0.47 crore in the year 2017.

Mar 11, 2019, 14:07 PM IST
Satellite images reveal activity at North Korean rocket facility

Satellite images reveal activity at North Korean rocket facility

The images were taken on February 22 by imaging company DigitalGlobe.

Mar 09, 2019, 11:13 AM IST
Pakistan to upgrade Jaish, other banned outfits to 'high risk' category: Report

Pakistan to upgrade Jaish, other banned outfits to 'high risk' category: Report

FATF requires Pakistan to take more concrete action against banned outfits. 

Mar 09, 2019, 11:09 AM IST
Pakistan okays UN to assess loss of tree in Balakot air strikes but bars meeting with Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan okays UN to assess loss of tree in Balakot air strikes but bars meeting with Hafiz Saeed

Officials from Pakistan's Ministry of climate change told WION that a team of United Nations and World Wildlife Fund visited Balakot to take an account on the loss of trees in the strikes on Thursday

Mar 08, 2019, 18:14 PM IST
Pakistan will 'soon' respond to Indian dossier on JeM: Pak Foreign Office

Pakistan will 'soon' respond to Indian dossier on JeM: Pak Foreign Office

Pakistan on Thursday said it will "soon" respond to a dossier handed over to it by India on "specific details" of involvement of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the deadly Pulwama terror attack as

Mar 07, 2019, 20:09 PM IST
121 detained, 182 madrasas seized in Pakistan crackdown

121 detained, 182 madrasas seized in Pakistan crackdown

The operation began this week amid tensions between India and Pakistan after the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for the February 14 Kashmir suicide attack that killed 40

Mar 07, 2019, 20:05 PM IST
Pakistan blocks visa requests of UN officials from interviewing JuD chief Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan blocks visa requests of UN officials from interviewing JuD chief Hafiz Saeed

Reportedly, Pakistan was fearful that Saeed would reveal incriminating evidence against it and their support to terror organisations operating from its soil.

Mar 07, 2019, 18:22 PM IST
Pakistan diplomatic sources quote agreement with US, say F-16 can be used for self-defence

Pakistan diplomatic sources quote agreement with US, say F-16 can be used for self-defence

Pakistan on Wednesday had categorically said that no F-16 fighter jets were used in combat against India.

Mar 07, 2019, 14:04 PM IST