Pakistan
Lahore High Court asks Govt to explain detention of Hafiz Saeed

A Pakistani court has asked the Punjab government to explain under what authority it has detained Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed "without a trial". 
A Lahore High Court's two-judge bench headed by Justice Syed Kazim Raza Shamsi yesterday was hearing a petition of Saeed, his aides - Prof Malik Zafar Iqbal, Abdur Rehman Abid, Qazi Kashif Hussain and Abdullah Ubaid - who had challenged their detention under the anti-terrorism law.

Pak father ‘pardons’ 10 Indian Punjabis for ‘killing’ son

A Pakistani man, whose son was killed in Abu Dhabi in 2015, has pardoned the murderers – all Indians – who are facing the death sentence, reports the Express Tribune.

First woman to head third largest bank in Pakistan

The first woman to head a major commercial bank in Pakistan was named Monday, a landmark move in a country where the economy is growing but the glass ceiling holds firm. Sima Kamil, currently a deputy CEO at the country´s third-largest lender United Bank Limited (UBL), will take charge on June 1, its directors said in a statement.

Pak Gen Raheel Sharif to lead Islamic military alliance from April

Retired army chief Gen Raheel Sharif is likely to assume in April the command of a yet-to-be-formed Saudi-led, 39-country Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT), which is being dubbed as a ‘Muslim Nato’.

Partition and the Two-Nation Theory

The Subcontinent – an infinite multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-racial and multi-class mass of plurality and a cauldron of immense contradictions – was partitioned in an extremely hasty, thoughtless, deceitful, expeditious and bloody manner by the British amid what historian Stanley Wolpert describes as a “shameful flight” of the British colonialists.

Hindu Marriage Bill in Pakistan becomes in law

President Mamnooon Hussain on Sunday gave his approval to the Hindu Marriage Bill, 2017 on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, turning it into law. The law aims to protect marriages, families, mothers and their children and safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Hindu families. It is a consolidated law for solemnisation of marriages by Hindu families residing in Pakistan, according to a government press release.

Pak building 'CPEC is threat to India's sovereignty'

India has expressed strong opposition to the $46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which is the key to Beijing's ambitious 'One-Belt, One-Road' initiative, even as it slammed Islamabad for not taking concrete steps to stop cross border terrorism. 
"The CPEC passing through Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir challenges Indian sovereignty," said the Union defence ministry in its annual report submitted to Parliament on Wednesday.

Pakistan will win its war against militancy — but winning means altering the very democratic foundations of the state

Fata gets democracy; Pakistan will get military courts — same decision-makers, two very different decisions. How the hell do you reconcile the two?

The easiest answer is what the boys want the boys eventually get — military courts. The slightly mo

Pakistan NSA admits 2008 Mumbai terror attacks were carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan

Former Pakistan National Security Adviser Mahmud Ali Durrani has admitted that  2008 Mumbai terror attacks were carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan. At the same time, Durrani, however, said the Pakistani government had no role in the Mumbai attacks.

PIA ‘s Boeing 777 carried 7 passengers standing during its flight to Saudi, investigation on

The PIA allowed seven passengers to travel standing in the aisles all the way to Saudi Arabia last month, prompting a probe into the serious breach of security regulations by Pakistan's loss-making national carrier, according to media reports. As many as seven passengers aboard the Boeing 777 Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-743 (Karachi-Madina) on January 20 were forced to stand throughout the over three-hour flight after the airline boarded excess passengers, Dawn newspaper reported

PAK information and broadcasting Minister claims all journalists part of her team

State Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Wednesday that all journalists were part of her team irrespective of their affiliation with the government-run or private media cells.

Pakistan launches Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad across country

The Pakistan Army announced the launch of a nationwide anti-terrorist operation on Wednesday, days after a series of bloody terrorist assaults killed dozens of people across the country.


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