Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Though Hindus have richly contributed in the economic prosperity and development of Pakistan's restive Balochistan province since pre-partition days, they are today faced with the dilemma of survival and living "dangerously".
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A man was lynched to death and two others, including an alleged prostitute, were injured after they were caught in an "objectionable" condition in a house near the Pakistani capital, a media report said Sunday. The incident took place in Golra on the outskirts of Islamabad Saturday, Dawn News reported.
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A one-man inquiry tribunal comprising Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi of Lahore High Court may visit India to complete the judicial inquiry into the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, a media report said. Sarabjit Singh, an Indian on death row in Pakistan, died May 2 after a group of Pakistani prisoners attacked him April 26 Kot Lakhpat Jail. Sarabjit was on death row since 1990 after being convicted by Pakistani courts for bomb blasts in Lahore and Multan, which left 14 people dead
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) The death toll in an avalanche in the Siachen glacier region last year has risen to 128, following the recovery of three more bodies, the Pakistani military said. The bodies of three soldiers were recovered from Gayari sector of Siachen Saturday, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A senior woman politician in Pakistan's port city of Karachi was gunned down by motorcycle-riding assailants outside her residence late Saturday, a media report said Sunday. Zahra Shahid Hussain, vice president in Sindh province of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), was killed in an attempted robbery on the eve of re-polls in Karachi's NA-250 constituency, Dawn News reported. Police said three motorcycle riders tried to snatch Hussain's handbag and opened fire at the leader outside her residence in Defence Housing Authority Phase-IV area.
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) Re-polling in a parliamentary seat started in Pakistan's port city Karachi Sunday following allegations of vote rigging, officials said. The Election Commission ordered re-polling after political parties alleged that election officials had been stopped from reaching the polling centres May 11, reports Xinhua. Voting will continue until 5 p.m
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A Pakistani newspaper Sunday lauded army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani for breaking convention and calling on incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. "The meeting augurs well for a smooth and trouble-free transition within the country keeping the larger national security interests in view," The News International said in an editorial.
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 25 injured when twin blasts hit two mosques in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province ahead of the Friday prayers, Geo News reported. The blasts occurred in Malakand district of the province from where the bodies and injured were shifted to a hospital
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 25 others injured when twin blasts hit two mosques in Malakand town in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Friday afternoon, reported Xinhua citing local media. Both blasts took place almost simultaneously at about 2 p.m.
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Pakistan caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso has decided to release 51 Indian fishermen on humanitarian grounds as a goodwill gesture, the prime minister's office said Friday. These prisoners have already served their sentences, the office said in a statement. The prime minister expressed the hope that the Indian government will reciprocate the gesture and release Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails who have completed their sentence, reported Xinhua