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4 Dead, 13 Wounded in Lahore due to Dust Storm

Dust storm, followed by rainfall, which hit Lahore on Tuesday, has claimed lives of at least four people and left thirteen others wounded.

Zardari’s Name Removed From Exit Control List

The names of former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur have been removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) by Pakistan's Interior Ministry.

University of Kashmir Bans Wearing of Pheran in Library Premises

Keeping in mind the banning of Pheran at the civil secretariat and the department of education Kashmir, the Allama Iqbal library of the University of Kashmir, also imposed a ban on the dress and asked the students to not enter the library premises wearing Pheran.

UNHRC Neglects Grave Human Rights Violation in Gilgit-Baltistan, Says BNF Chairman

Chairman of the Balawaristan National Front (BNF) Abdul Hamid Khan has claimed that the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) totally neglected the grave human rights violation in Gilgit-Baltistan being committed by Pakistani forces.

Polling in Pakistan Ends, Counting Begins

The voting time for the 11th general elections in Pakistan officially ended at 6 pm (local time) on Wednesday.

Pakistan’s National Assembly Begins new Session

The new session of Pakistan's 15th National Assembly (NA) is underway here on Monday as a total of 329 newly-elected members of the Lower House of the Parliament took oath after the general elections were held on July 25.

Pakistan to File Counter-memorial on July 17 in Kulbhushan Jadhav Case

Pakistan is expected to file a second counter-memorial in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on July 17, on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death in April last year on charges of espionage and terrorism.

Balochistan Interim Minister Resigns

The caretaker minister of Pakistan's Balochistan Province, Hafiz Khaleel Ahmed, has tendered his resignation over "inevitable reasons."

PML-N Leader Sheikh Aftab Escapes Assassination bid

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former federal minister Sheikh Aftab escaped an assassination attempt on him on Monday.

Pakistan to pay Additional Charge for CPEC

The people of Pakistan, including Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit-Baltistan, would have to pay an additional charge for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Prominent Journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s Murder In Srinagar Overshadows UN Report on...

Shujaat Bhukari has survived multiple attempts to his life earlier in his career. On Thursday June 14, 2018, he was shot dead in close range as he stepped out of his office in Srinagar. He was the Editor-in-Chief for 'Rising Kashmir'.

Photojournalists of Kashmir Valley are being Targeted Intentionally by Security Forces

Shopian:The photojournalists of the Kashmir valley are being targeted intentionally by security forces from time to time. These journalists are showered with pellets while...

Islamabad Administration Accords State Protocol to Imran Khan

The Islamabad administration has already begun providing state protocol to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan, even before the final results of the 2018 general elections are announced.

Civilian, injured in J-K’s Shopian firing, succumbs to injury

Rayees Ahmad, a civilian of Jammu and Kashmir, who was injured in firing by the Indian army in Shopian on January 27, succumbed to his injuries at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) on Wednesday.

NAB Files Corruption Reference Against Former Pakistan PM Shaukat Aziz

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a corruption reference against former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in the accountability court.

Police Played Prominent Role in Bringing Peace to Jammu and Kashmir:...

The DGP also appreciated the role of police in tackling law and order challenges on the ground and praised them for conducting the urban local body elections and panchayat polls in a smooth way.

Pakistan Bans the Social Media Application Tik Tok

The move comes after people from different places complained against the mobile application, Tik Tok.

Malala Condemns Attack on Schools in Gilgit-Baltistan

Pakistani activist Malala Yousufzai on Friday condemned the attack on 12 schools in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) which took place late on Thursday night.

PTI Candidate Killed in Suicide Attack, Laid to Rest

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Sardar Ikramullah Gandapur, who died in a suicide attack in Dera Ismail Khan city, was laid to rest on Monday in his hometown Kulachi here.

Low Turnout of Women Voters in Peshawar in Pakistan’s General Election

Low turnout of women voters in Pakistan's 11th general election have been reported in Peshawar.

Nearly 60 Parties in Pakistan Ditch Women Candidates

As many as 59 political parties in Pakistan have not issued general seat tickets to any women for contesting the upcoming general elections slated to take place on July 25.

Balochistan Assembly Passes Resolution Seeking Delay in 2018 Election

The Balochistan Assembly on Wednesday passed a resolution seeking a one-month delay in the upcoming general elections in the province.

Maryam Nawaz to Contest From two Seats in Pakistan Elections

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz will be contesting from the National Assembly (NA)-127 in Lahore and from Punjab assembly constituency PP-173 respectively in the upcoming general elections in the country on July 25.

Pakistan’s Multi-party Conference Demands Re-election

A multi-party conference (MPC) was called for by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to concoct a strategy over the alleged rigging of the General Elections 2018.

Need to replace the idea of Azad Kashmir within the framework...

Mehbooba further said that peace was the only way for better governance and that Kashmiris were suffering from 1947.

Kashmir records 3.5 percent turnout for third phase of ULB polls

In the third phase of urban local body polls, Kashmir valley recorded 3.5 percent turnout while Jammu witnessed 81.4 percent voter turnout.

Election Commission of Pakistan to Notify Newly-elected Candidates

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will notify the newly-elected members of the national and provincial assemblies today.

State Secretary of BJP and brother killed by unknown gunmen in...

According to police sources, Anil Parihar, state secretary of BJP and his elder brother Ajit Parihar were returning home after closing their shop at Tappal Mohalla in Old Town, when unidentified attackers opened fire on them near the Veterinary hospital.

Mysterious Disappearance of Christians in Youhanabad, Community Puts Forth Grievance

Members of Christian community based out of Karachi in Pakistan met District Inspector on Friday to inform about mysterious disappearances of Christians and "raids" conducted in Youhanabad.

Pakistan's Express Tribune Criticised for Deleting Story on Pashtun Long March

In the wake of the Pakistan media's reluctance over covering the Pashtun Long March, the country's English daily, The Express Tribune (ET), was singled out by Twitter users on Monday for deleting a story on the protest after publishing it.

Rainfall Predicted for North-west Pakistan on Election Day

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has issued a forecast for rainfall for north-western parts of Pakistan starting Tuesday, a day before the scheduled General Elections.

Pakistan to Elect new President Today

The lawmakers in Pakistan are set to elect the 13th president of the country by a secret ballot on Tuesday.

Election Commission of Pakistan Issues Notice to Imran Khan

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a notice to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman and Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan on Monday, asking him for a written explanation over his alleged voting in full public view and in front of a camera in the just ended general elections on July 25.

Khawaja Haris Rejoins Nawaz’s Legal Team

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's lead counsel Khawaja Haris has rejoined his legal team for the corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against Sharif and his family.

Here’s the China Connection in Pakistan General Election

As China has "increased its presence" in Pakistan, a lot of political leaders in the latter country have started taking credit for the treaties signed as part of the strong bilateral relations between the two nations to vow voters ahead of the July 25 general elections across the border.

ECP to Hear Case Against Imran Khan for Controversial Vote Casting

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday will hear the case against Pakistan Prime Minister to be, Imran Khan for voting in full public view at his NA-53 Islamabad constituency during the general elections last month.

The Bloody Easter Sunday of 2018 in Kashmir

On April 1, 2018, on Easter Sunday, Kashmir Valley erupted into one of the worst violence in its recent history. Indian security forces killed 17 people including civilians and wounded about 70 on a fateful day, the largest one-day death toll of in recent years. Over the week, the toll of the wounded has climbed to 200 civilians.

Governor, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah Pay Tribute to Karbala Martyrs

the Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness.

Sharif’s Ward in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Declared as ‘Sub-Jail’

Islamabad's chief commissioner on Monday declared former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's private ward at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences' (PIMS) Cardiac Centre as a 'sub-jail'.

Pakistan Army Upset With Sharif

The Pakistan Army is said to be 'extremely upset' with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's alleged admission that Pakistan had a significant role to play in the terrorist attacks that took place across Mumbai between November 26 and 29, 2008, which claimed the lives of 166 persons and injured more than 300.

Jammu and Kashmir Government Invokes Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA)

The state government on Wednesday decided to invoke Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) to deal with the striking resident doctors of Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar associated hospitals.

FIA Summons Zardari in Money Laundering Scam on August 4

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Wednesday summoned former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in connection to a money laundering case on August 4.

American Cargo to Undergo Scanning at Pakistani Airports

As Pakistan imposed new travel restrictions on the United States diplomats, the American cargo would now have to undergo scanning at Pakistani airports.

Sikhs in Peshawar Hold Anti-Pakistan Protests

The anger is simmering across the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as people have taken to streets, protesting against the Pakistan establishment in the wake of the murder of a Sikh activist Charanjeet Singh in Peshawar on May 29.

Israeli Troops Kill 4, Injures Over 600 Palestinians

The Israeli troops on Friday killed four Palestinians and wounded over 600 people.

Maryam Meets Nawaz Today for First Time Since Arrest

Pakistan former prime minister Nawaz Sharif met his daughter Maryam Nawaz today for the first time after being arrested last week in the Avenfield reference case, said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Senator Pervaiz Rasheed.

Imran Khan to Sworn-in as Pakistan PM Today

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan will sworn-in as the 22nd Prime Minister of the country at the President House here on Saturday.

Cracks in PDP: Three MLA’S Revolt against Mehbooba Mufti

After the breaking of PDP-BJP Alliance in Jammu and Kashmir, the ruling party PDP is mired in  controversies.

Supreme Court Dismisses the Plea Alleging Custodial Torture of Talib Hussain

A bench comprising justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta rejected the petition on the grounds that the petitioner failed to appear before the court despite the court's order.

Pakistan High Commissioner Attends Iftar at Nizamuddin Dargah

Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood attended Iftar at the Dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia in New Delhi.

Shahbaz Sharif to Lead ‘Peaceful’ Rally to Receive Nawaz, Maryam

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif will lead a rally to the Lahore airport to receive former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, who are set to return from London on July 13.

TTP Claims Responsibility for Peshawar Blast

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide attack in Peshawar, which claimed 14 lives.

Pakistan’s Presidential Polls to Take Place on September 4

Pakistan's presidential election is slated to take place on September 4, the country's electoral body announced on Thursday.

‘Security of Politicians in Polls not Army’s Responsibility’

In the run-up to the general elections in Pakistan, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Thursday clarified that the Army will not be directly responsible for the security of any politician.

Pakistan Resorts to Sinister Tactics to Target Indian Troops

Pakistan Army and Rangers are now resorting to sinister tactics to deceive the Indian surveillance measures of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Armed Forces, here.

Foreign Journalists Cannot Visit Jammu and Kashmir without Special Permission from...

Venkat Narayan, president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club (FCC) opposed the order and stated that India is the largest democracy in the world so the government shouldn’t be imposing any restriction on the media

For Pakistan’s Imran Khan, ‘Donkey’ is an Ordinary Term

The word 'donkey', used by Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, is an ordinary term, claimed his counsel Babar Awan on Thursday.

Pakistanis Possess Assets worth $150 Billion in UAE

The Pakistan Supreme Court was on Monday informed that Pakistan nationals hold assets and properties worth over $150 billion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Article 35A Row: Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing Till January 2019

In defence of the article 35A, the J&K government had cited two verdicts by the constitution benches of the Supreme Court in 1961 and 1969, which had upheld the powers of the president under Article 370 (1)(d) of the constitution of India to pass such orders.

PML-N Picks 2 Candidates to Replace Maryam

The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) (PML-N) Party named two candidates on Saturday to replace former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam, who has been barred from contesting the general elections on July 25 due to the Avenfield reference verdict.

SC orders transfer of Kathua rape and murder accused to...

The top Court rejected the objections raised by the Government of India and the lawyers representing the accused over the shifting and said that their transfer was being done due to "exceptional circumstances".

Protests Staged Against Pakistan Army Over Haroon Bilour’s Death

In the wake of a suicide blast that killed Awami National Party (ANP) leader Haroon Bilour, members of the party staged a protest in Peshawar on Thursday against the Pakistan Army.

NAB Receives Threats of Headquarters Being Blown, Says Chairman Javed Iqbal

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman, (R) Justice Javed Iqbal claimed that some miscreants had threatened to blow up the NAB headquarters.

Faces of Women Candidates Missing From Posters in Pakistan

Even as Pakistan has had a woman Prime Minister, the country is now witnessing an election campaign where the posters have blanked out faces of female candidates.

PC Junaid Mattu Elected as Srinagar Mayor

Mattu was the former spokesperson of the National Conference (NC), who had resigned from the NC in September to contest for the Urban Local Bodies (ULB) polls.

Nine Phased Panchayat Polls Begin in Jammu and Kashmir

In the first phase, around 47 blocks would go for the polls, out of which 16 blocks are from Kashmir, 21 from Jammu and 10 from Ladakh region.

Sharif, Maryam Appeal to be Filed on Monday

The lawyers of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam will file an appeal against the Accountability Court order convicting them in the Avenfield Corruption case. Sharif's lawyers on Saturday were in Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, where the two have been lodged, to get the legal papers signed by Sharif and Maryam.

Woman Delivers Baby on Roadside as Doctors Refuse to admit her...

The baby died immediately due to extensive cold, triggering massive outrage.

Dr. Abdus Salam's Name to be Dropped From Pakistan University's...

Pakistan's National Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to rename the Physics department of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, which was named after Pakistani physicist Dr Abdus Salam, belonging to minority Ahmadiyya community.

Imran to be Sworn-in on August 18, Says PTI Senator

Amid speculations about Pakistan's Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan's swearing-in dates, the Pakistani media ran a report quoting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Senator Faisal Javed saying that the former would take oath on August 18.

BAP, PTI to Form Coalition Government in Balochistan

The Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) on Tuesday confirmed that it had arrived at an agreement with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to form a coalition government in Balochistan.

Shahbaz Sharif Heaps Praises on Pakistan Army Chief

In what can be dubbed as the first move, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has openly come to the fore and has backed the Pakistan Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, calling him "professional" and "straightforward".

8 Pakistan Muslim League-N Lawmakers Switch Loyalties

Six Members of the National Assembly (MNAs), two from Punjab and four from Balochistan and two others of Punjab Assembly quit Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) to join Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Balochistan Awami Party (BAP).

Not Angry With Nawaz, Only Differed From him, Says Nisar

Pakistan's Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that he was not angry and had only differed from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Threats and Abductions in South Kashmir: Three Cops Killed in Shopian

As per the locals from Wangam village that they spotted the bodies of policemen early in the morning. They informed the district police, who reached to the spot and took the bodies to the district hospital for medical formalities.

NAB Summons Imran Over Misuse of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Chopper

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman and Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan was on Friday summoned by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on August 7 in connection with alleged misuse of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government's helicopters.

Pakistan, China to Strengthen Strategic Ties

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain, who is on a visit to China, held a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday, where they discussed Pakistan-China bilateral relations and regional, global issues of mutual interest.

AMU Revokes Suspension of Kashmiri Students

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Administration revoked the suspension of Kashmiri students who were also charged with sedition in relation to the protest march organised at AMU following the encounter of Manan Wani.

Pakistan Refutes India’s Allegations in Jadhav Case

Pakistan on Tuesday filed a second counter-memorial on the conviction of retired Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.

Hamza Sharif’s net Assets Worth Over Rs 411 Million

The son of Pakistan's former Punjab chief minister Hamza Shahbaz Sharif has declared net assets worth over Rs 411 million, while his father, Shahbaz Sharif's owns 675 kanals of land within Pakistan and possesses assets totalling over Rs159 million.