Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

There are unconfirmed reports that Mullah Fazlullah – the commander of the Pakistan Taliban – has been killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan. Fazlullah’s men shot the schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan in 2012. He was also behind the 2014 massacre in the Pakistani city of Peshawar that killed more than 130 schoolchildren. […]

Pakistan claims India's atomic tests in 1998 forced it to go nuclear

Pakistan claims India's atomic tests in 1998 forced it to go nuclear

Pakistan has once again claimed that the nuclear tests by India in May 1998 forced it to take the decision to test its own atomic weapons. Marking the 20th anniversary of the seven nuclear tests conducted in 1998, Pakistan hinted that India’s nuclear tests put an end “to the prospect for keeping South Asia free […]

ISI training jail inmates in Pakistan to target Indian Army: Sources

ISI training jail inmates in Pakistan to target Indian Army: Sources

New Delhi: Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence may be training jail inmates across the country on how to target Indian Army installations, sources have revealed to Zee News. It has been learnt that ISI – notorious for its operations against India – is preparing dacoits and robbers languishing in Pakistani jails for localised attacks on Indian Army […]

Pakistan reinstates security of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed

Pakistan reinstates security of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed

The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province has restored the security of Mumbai attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed citing threats to his life, almost a month after it was withdrawn on the order of the Supreme Court.  “The policemen have been deployed again for the security of Hafiz Saeed on the order of […]

Pakistan Army convenes national security meet over 'misleading statement' on 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

Pakistan Army convenes national security meet over 'misleading statement' on 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

Just days after former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif triggered a controversy with his statement on 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the Pakistani Army has convened a meeting of National Security Committee. An announcement in this regard was made on microblogging site Twitter by the Pakistani Army. Pakistan Armed Forces official spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor […]

India and Pakistan to take part in first ever joint military exercises

India and Pakistan to take part in first ever joint military exercises

For the first time since they emerged as different countries in 1947, India and Pakistan are set to take part in joint military drills. This will happen as part of the Peace Mission exercises to be held in Russia in September, along with a number of other partner countries under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). […]

Nawaz Sharif barred from contesting elections, holding public office for life: Pakistan SC

Nawaz Sharif barred from contesting elections, holding public office for life: Pakistan SC

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been disqualified from holding public office for life and is ineligible to contest elections. According to the Pakistani Supreme Court, disqualification under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution of Pakistan is for lifetime. Reading out the historic verdict on Friday, the five-member Pakistani Supreme Court bench observed that […]

Pakistan economy set to surpass last year's decade-high growth

Pakistan economy set to surpass last year's decade-high growth

Islamabad: Pakistan’s economy is set to surpass last year’s decade-high growth of 5.3 per cent in the current fiscal year 2017-18 but would remain short of the target set by the government, the country’s central bank said on Saturday. The economy will remain at risk of a widening current account deficit, which is a combination […]

Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of violating its airspace, Islamabad rejects charge

Afghanistan accuses Pakistan of violating its airspace, Islamabad rejects charge

Kabul: Afghanistan on Thursday accused Pakistan of air strikes causing “huge financial damages” in its province of Kunar bordering Pakistan, highlighting long-standing mistrust between the neighbours, even as both seek ways to improve security. The incident came ahead of a visit to Kabul on Friday by Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi for talks with […]

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