Problems within, not hostile neighbours, are being debated in India and Pakistan

Appearing on television on October 1, the ex-head of Pakistan’s ISI, General (retired) Ehsan-Ul-Haq, put forth a worldview that was far more inclusive than is usually enunciated on TV by retired army officers.

Pakistan’s three-time PM is set for a long exile

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, after much murky controversy, got rid of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in July saying he was not “sadiq” and “ameen” — two qualities of the Holy Prophet PBUH spelled out in the constitution as a legacy of the islamising General Zia ul Haq and his decade of military rule. Sharif went home chanting, “why was I thrown out?”

Pak dodges question on the recent photograph gaffe by its top diplomat in the UN general Assembly

Pakistan on Thursday dodged a question on the recent photograph gaffe by its top diplomat in the UN general Assembly, saying the incident cannot be used to deny an "indisputable fact" that Indian security forces were using pellet guns in Kashmir.

Religion-based education in Pakistan has made universities a fertile ground for extremists

Education has produced terrorism. It sounds shocking but it is true: The kind of religion-based education given in Pakistan. Such influence doesn’t end even after students join engineering and medical university. 

Pakistan possesses short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘cold start doctrine’: Pakistan PM Abbasi

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Thursday his country has developed short-range nuclear weapons to counter the ‘cold start doctrine’ adopted by the Indian Army.

Amritsar-born Pak Punjabi writer Randhawa dead

Eminent Pakistani Punjabi writer Afzal Ahsan Randhawa (70) passed away at his residence in Lyallpur, Pakistan, this morning.

SC forms five-judge bench to hear review petition of Sharif, his family members

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted a plea to form a five-judge bench to hear the review petitions of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his children, son-in-law and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar challenging his disqualification in the Panama Papers scandal.

Pakistan army chief calls for dialogue to resolve Kashmir issue as per UN resolution

Pakistan army chief General Qamar javed has called for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute through political and diplomatic means, a stance divergent from the approach the country's army has employed so far.

US closes Pakistan's Habib Bank for violating norms to push terror financing, fined $ 225 millions

US banking regulators ordered Pakistan's Habib Bank to shutter its New York office after nearly 40 years, for repeatedly failing to heed concerns over possible terrorist financing and money laundering, officials said Thursday.

23 persons, including children, die in Karachi floods

At least 23 people, including seven children, have died in the wake of flooding in the Pakistani port city of Karachi, large parts of which were under water on Friday following a prolonged period of rainfall that started on Wednesday night.

Internal squabbles within diplomatic Pakistani circuit reaches public domain

The internal squabbles within the Pakistani diplomatic establishment over India got exposed on Tuesday when an official letter sent by Islamabad's former high commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit, surfaced online, describing Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, as "the worst foreign secretary ever".

Sohail Mamood is all set to take as Pak’s new high commissioner

Pakistani diplomat Sohail Mahmood is all set to take charge as the new high commissioner to India. Mahmood is currently awaiting an appointment with President Ram Nath Kovind to present his credentials.

“If the U.S. is angry, Pakistan has got a new master and financier — China.”

The new Afghan strategy announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, which attacked Pakistan for providing safe havens to terrorists and offered India a greater role in Afghanistan, has put Islamabad in a tight spot. 

Born in Amritsar Jail, Hena to go to Pakistan with her mother

ON MAY 8, 2006, Fatima Bibi and Mumtaz, who are sisters and Pakistani nationals, were arrested on charges of drug trafficking from Attari railway station. A court subsequently convicted and sentenced them to 10 years in jail.

Pak grants nationality to 298 Indians in 5 years

Pakistan has granted nationality to at least 298 Indian emigrants in the last five years, according to the interior ministry.