Category: Pakistan

Coronavirus cases in Pak rises to 14,885; death toll 327

Islamabad, Apr 29: Pakistan’s coronavirus cases have climbed to 14,885 while the death toll from the pandemic has reached 327 with 26 more fatalities, the health ministry said on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 3,425 people have recovered from the contagion while 129 were still […]

Rashtrapati Bhavan isolates 500 over virus scare, Pakistan PM Imran Khan to be tested

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD – About 500 people entered self-isolation in staff quarters of India’s presidential palace on Tuesday, and Pakistan’s prime minister was due to be tested, as the coronavirus spreading through South Asia hit the heart of the region’s governments. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his wife tested […]

In rare move, Pakistan military agrees to budget cut amid economic woes, PM says

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s powerful military has agreed in a rare move to cut its hefty budget for a year to help ease the South Asian country’s “critical financial situation”, Prime Minister Imran Khan said. Pakistan has struck an agreement in principle with the International Monetary Fund for a […]

Gunmen battle security forces in five-star hotel in Pakistan – officials

QUETTA, Pakistan – Three gunmen attacked a luxury hotel in Pakistan’s southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday, killing at least one guard and battling security forces from inside the building, security officials and the army said. Balochistan Home Minister Ziaullah Langove said most guests had been evacuated […]

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi flees country after blasphemy saga

Asia Bibi, a Christian Pakistani woman at the centre of a decade-long blasphemy row that sparked violent unrest and spotlighted religious extremism, left her home country on Wednesday and is believed to be in Canada. Islamabad made no formal statement and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau refused to […]

Five militants, one police officer killed in Pakistan raid

PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Police and army commandos killed five Pakistani Taliban militants during an overnight siege at a house in the northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said on Tuesday. One police officer was killed and two wounded during the 16-hour operation. It ended when the house was destroyed […]

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease an hour ago

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered “best […]

Four killed in train blast in Pakistan’s resource-rich Baluchistan

QUETTA, Pakistan – Four people were killed and 10 injured in Pakistan on Sunday when a bomb went off on a train track in the resource-rich province of Baluchistan, where separatist rebels have been fighting the security forces for years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but […]

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