Tag Archives: Pakistan

Gulf states take part in major naval drill in Pakistan

Member states of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) took part in a major multi-national naval exercise Aman 17 in Pakistan. The exercise sought to address challenges from the regional conflicts, political interests and terrorism. The US, Russia, and China

Unraveling the mystery over ‘Muslim NATO’ chief Raheel Sharif

For most analysts and watchers of Pakistan, the appointment of General Raheel Sharif as head of the Saudi-led military coalition continues to be shrouded in mystery. They either see little progress since the announcement or cannot comprehend what it really

Pakistan shuts key border crossing in wake of shrine attack

Pakistani authorities shut down a second key border crossing into Afghanistan, halting trade supplies to the neighboring landlocked country and increasing tension between the two nations in the wake of a bloody suicide bombing at a sufi shrine in Pakistan,

Deadly blast hits Pakistan’s Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Sufi shrine

At least 75 people were confirmed dead and 100 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, a city located in the Jamshoro District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The attack is

At least 30 killed in attack targeting shrine in Pakistan’s Sindh province

At least 30 people were killed and 100 others injured when a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, a city located in the Jamshoro District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Taluka Hospital Medical Superintendent

Pakistani star of Shahrukh Khan film opens up about life as single mom

Mahira Khan, the Pakistani actress who has just starred in a hugely successful Shahrukh Khan movie in Bollywood named Raees, has opened up about being a single mother, her television performances and life in Pakistan. In an interview to The

Pakistan court bans Valentine’s Day, Indonesian students protest it

A Pakistani court Monday banned public celebrations of Valentine’s Day in the capital Islamabad, the latest attempt by authorities to outlaw a holiday seen by many in the traditional Muslim society as vulgar and Western. The Islamabad high court issued

Taliban suicide attack targets police, kills 11 in Pakistan

A suicide bomber plowed a motorcycle into a group of police escorting a protest rally in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding nearly 60 in an attack claimed by a breakaway

1,200 Pakistanis apply for Indian citizenship

More than 1,000 Pakistani people applied for Indian citizenship in 2016 according to India’s Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju. “More than 12,800 applications for long term visa and more than 1,200 applications for grant of citizenship to

Saudi Arabia to take part in multi-national naval exercise in Pakistan

Saudi forces are to take part in a multi-national naval exercise named Aman 17, due to begin on Saturday, in Pakistan, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The exercise, which Saudi Arabia usually participates in as an observer, aims at promoting

Pakistan bans hit Bollywood film starring Pakistani actress

Pakistan has banned cinemas nationwide from screening an Indian blockbuster movie starring a famous Pakistani actress, a censor official said on Tuesday, the latest media clampdown after last year’s spike in tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours. The movie “Raees” has

Saudi Deputy Crown Prince meets with head of Ulemas’ Council of Pakistan

Saudi’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, received the head of Ulemas’ Council of Pakistan Hafiz Mohammed Tahir Al-Ashrafi on Tuesday. During the meeting, they discussed close relations binding the two countries. The meeting was attended by the

Saudi Arabia, Pakistan defense ministers discuss bilateral ties

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman al-Saud received Pakistan’s Minister of Defense Khawaja Mohammed Asif in Riyadh on Sunday. Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the kingdom’s second deputy premier and minister of defense, discussed means to

Second missing Pakistani blogger found, leaves country, says family

Pakistani blogger Aasim Saeed who went missing earlier this month has been found but has quickly left the country fearing for his life, his family said on Sunday. Saeed’s father said his son was detained by “state agencies” while visiting

Missing rights activist returns home safely in Pakistan

Pakistani police and a family member say the university professor and rights activist who went missing early this month has returned home safely. Senior police officer Ashraf Shah said on Saturday that Salman Haider returned home, on the outskirts of

Pakistani female lawmaker harassed in parliament

A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicized incident shows how laws to protect women are not being enforced. Nusrat Sahar Abbasi, an MP in Sindh province,

Iran officer killed in car bomb on Pakistan border

An IRGC officer was killed and another wounded in car bomb following clashes with Baloch insurgents near the border with Pakistan, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps announced (IRGC). In a statement, IRGC stated that the car bomb was detonated remotely

As battle in Mosul unfolds, ISIS looks to Pakistan for fresh recruits

ISIS is increasing its presence in Pakistan, recruiting Uzbek militants, attracting disgruntled Taliban fighters and partnering with one of Pakistan’s most violent sectarian groups, according to police officers, Taliban officials and analysts. Its latest atrocity was an attack Saturday on

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