Pakistani boat intercepted, explodes, sinks

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New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) A suspicious Pakistani fishing boat intercepted by the Coast Guard and navy in the Arabian sea exploded and sank after its crew set fire to it, the Indian government said Friday.The boat had set off from Keti Bunder near Karachi and was planning “some illicit transaction” in the Arabian Sea, a […]

Pakistan sets up bench to hear pleas of death row convicts

Pakistan sets up bench to hear pleas of death row convicts

Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Pakistan’s Supreme Court Friday constituted a bench to hear appeals of prisoners sentenced to death.The proceedings will take place Jan 5-9, Geo TV reported.The bench will be headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa.The Pakistani government has liften the moratorium on death penalty in terrorism-related cases in the wake of the Taliban […]

Pakistan to detain over 6,000 terror suspects

Pakistan to detain over 6,000 terror suspects

Islamabad, Dec 26 (IANS) Pakistan’s interior ministry has decided to detain over 6,000 terror suspects from across the country after a list naming them was prepared, a media report said Friday.The ministry has issued orders to all the four provinces and the Islamabad administration for taking into custody 6,777 suspects, a majority of them belonging to […]

Pakistan executes four terror convicts

Pakistan executes four terror convicts

Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Four convicts, involved in an attack on former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf 11 years ago, were hanged to death Sunday at a district jail in Faisalabad following approval by the government to implement executions in terrorism-related cases. Zubair Ahmed, Rasheed Qureshi, Ghulam Sarwar Bhatti and Russian citizen Akhlaque Ahmed were shifted from […]

Security of Pakistan’s Lal Masjid cleric withdrawn

Security of Pakistan's Lal Masjid cleric withdrawn

Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Official security provided to Pakistan’s Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz has been withdrawn, The Dawn reported.“Aziz was provided security since 2011,” said Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in a press conference Sunday.In reply to a question about the threats being hurled from Lal Masjid, the minister said nobody would be […]

Peshawar attack: Vehicle owner arrested

Peshawar attack: Vehicle owner arrested

Islamabad, Dec 18 (IANS) The owner of the vehicle that was used by terrorists to attack a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar city has been arrested, a media report said Thursday.“He is being interrogated to determine if he had any links with terrorists,” said Inspector General of Police Tahir Alam Khan.The suspect was arrested in Islamabad Wednesday, […]

Alas ! Toll in Peshawar school tragedy climbs to 148

Toll in Pakistan school massacre climbs to 148

Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) Children were the majority of the 148 people killed Tuesday in a Taliban attack on a school run by the Pakistani army in the northwestern city of Peshawar, near the border with Afghanistan.The fatalities included 132 students and nine school employees, the military’s director of public information, Gen. Asim Bajwa, told a […]

India condemns terror attack on children in Pakistan

India Condemns Peshawar attack

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) India Tuesday condemned the attack on innocent school children in Peshawar, terming it horrific.“We condemn horrific attack on innocent school children in Peshawar,” Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson of External Affairs Ministry said in a tweet.As many as 84 children were among a staggering 104 people killed when heavily armed terrorists launched a […]

Pakistan signs $248 million loan agreement with ADB

Pakistan signs $248 million loan agreement with ADB

Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistan Friday inked a loan and project agreement worth $248 million with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for power transmission programme, media reported.The power transmission tranche-4 aims to improve energy supply and security by reducing transmission infrastructure bottlenecks and transmission losses, Dawn online reported.The project is expected to be completed by 2016.The transmission […]

WATCH LIVE: Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

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Watch: Malala Yousefzai and Kailash Satyarthi receive the prize and give lectures Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi have received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. The Nobel committee described both laureates as “champions of peace”. Speaking earlier to the BBC, Ms Yousafzai said she would consider pursuing a […]