Pakistan
At least 26 people killed in Lahore bomb blast

At least 26 people, including nine policemen, were killed while 58 others were injured in a bombing attack near the Arfa Karim IT Tower on Lahore's Ferozepur Road on Monday afternoon.

Pak national from Karachi arrested in Tamil Naidu

A 65-year-old Pakistan national has been arrested on charges including of drug-peddling, police said on Sunday. The arrest comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Rameswaram in the district to inaugurate a memorial for former president late APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27.

Khawaja Asif may becomes Pak's interim PM

Pakistan's defence minister Khawaja Asif emerged on Saturday as the “most potential candidate“ to replace beleaguered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif if he is disqualified by the Supreme Court for alleged graft and money laundering in the sensitive Panama Papers case. 

Private jihad has shifted 'monopoly of violence' from state to non-state actor

Since Pakistan took an all-party consensual action against terrorism under the National Action Plan (NAP) in 2015-16, incidents of extreme violence have come down from their peak in 2014-15. The army controls Balochistan where a kind of insurgency was ongoing; it was also called out in Karachi which was punch-drunk with street crime coalescing with terrorism.

The tale of US Spy Raymond Davis

In January 2011, a CIA “contractor” carrying a diplomatic passport was caught in Lahore after he had killed two men. Raymond Davis has now written a book, The Contractor: How I landed in Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis, which will predictably cause a lot of self-flagellation about how Pakistan didn’t kill an American spy after catching him “in the act”.

Sarhad paar view of Modi-Trump summit

The Modi-Trump summit was being viewed with a lot of scepticism and its outcome is now being welcomed with cautious optimism and opposition in India. Trump’s emphasis was on the economy (it got six paragraphs) and Modi’s focus remained on security (two paragraphs in the joint statement – against both China and Pakistan). 

Sushma slams Aziz for silence on visa to Kulbhusan's mother

She had written to Pak. envoy for a visa for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday took on Pakistan for not granting a visa to the mother of the former Indian naval official Kulbhushan Jadhav, currently in custody in Pakistan after having been convicted of espionage and terrorist activities.

India lambasts Pakistan for glorifying Hizbul commander Burhan Wani

India on Sunday lambasted Pakistan for glorifying Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, who was killed by the security agencies last July.

Indian diplomat who offered to fund his alma mater in Lahore

Lahore recently saw the launch of Against all Odds, an account of Lahore’s Government College (GC) as it became a degree-awarding university in 2002.

Pak again refuses to give consular access to Jadhav

Pakistan on Sunday again rejected India's demand for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav handed down the death penalty by a military court, saying it would be a "travesty of logic" to link his case with Indian civilian prisoners languishing in Pakistani jails.

150 charred in oil tanker blaze

An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 150 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said.

Multiple blasts kill 25 people, over 100 injured

Multiple blasts killed more than three dozen people and wounded around 120 others in two cities on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramazan.

An Indian prisoner freed from a Pakistani jail claims 3 Indian women in Kot Lakhpat jail.

 An Indian prisoner freed from a Pakistani jail has claimed to have seen three Indian women in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail. 

Pak cricket champion victory celebrations’ firing kills a teen boy

A 15-year-old boy died after being struck by a stray bullet from aerial firing as celebrations rang across Pakistan over its cricket team's Champions Trophy triumph over archrivals India.

Pak Government to exempt the entertainment industry from taxes to encourage growth

On the recommendation of the Ministry of Information and National Heritage, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has announced a special package for the welfare of artists and promotion of the Pakistani film industry.