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Pakistan opposition fury over ex-army chief role in Saudi-led military alliance

Raheel Shariif

News confirming Pakistan’s former army chief General Raheel Sharif leading the Saudi-led military alliance ‘against terrorism and extremism’ is lilely to be met with criticism from the opposition in the country, it has been revealed. According to a news report,

Pakistan to build fence along disputed Afghan border

Pakistan says it has started building a fence along the Afghan border in areas where it says militants have launched cross-border attacks, a move that could worsen tensions with Afghanistan, which has never accepted the colonial-era frontier. General Qamar Javed

Senior Al-Qaeda leader killed in Afghanistan

Qari Yasin

A senior Al-Qaeda commander linked to major attacks in Pakistan including the bombing of a luxury hotel and an assault on a cricket team has been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan, Washington said Saturday. Qari Yasin, a member

US strike kills senior al-Qaeda leader behind deadly attacks

A US counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaeda leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Pakistani Christian clergyman joins Islamist party

Pakistani Christian clergyman Nazeer Alam has joined Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl, an Islamist political party in Pakistan, reported Pakistan daily Dawn. JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman announced Alam’s joining at a function held at Qasr-i-Naz. Alam’s joining of the Sunni Deobandi political

Amid deepening ties, Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade

Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties. Before Pakistan showed off long-range rockets, tanks and other military hardware, armed Chinese troops

Pakistani president at military parade offers talks to India

Mamnoon Hussain

President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India on all issues, including Kashmir, as he opened an annual military parade to mark the country’s Republic Day. Chinese army also participated in Thursday’s parade as a show

When Ranbir and Mahira met in Dubai

Videos of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan at the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai on Sunday are going viral on social media. The videos show the two actors engaged in animated conversations, leaving fans wondering

Mystery of missing Indian Sufi clerics solved after being traced to Sindh

The two missing Indian Sufi clerics from Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah have been finally traced and have reached Karachi, according to latest media reports. The news confirming the safety of the clerics who were on a pilgrimage came after India’s

Pakistan wants Facebook, Twitter to help it combat blasphemy

Pakistan said Thursday it has asked Facebook and Twitter to help it identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so that it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under Pakistan’s strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the

Afghan-Pakistani border tensions costing millions

The closure of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is more than inconvenient; it is costly. Officials on both sides of the border say in just one month, the closure has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost

Pakistan says Iran has fired nine mortar rounds into its territory

Nine mortar shells were fired onto Pakistani territory during the early hours of Saturday, Pakistan’s Express Tribune reported. The shells landed near populated areas, however, there were no reports of injuries or fatalities reported. According to Assistant Commissioner Mehrullah Badini,

Has Pakistan’s Karachi turned into a deadly ‘rubbish bin?’

Neighbours forced their way into Mohammad Umair’s home battling smoke and flames in a desperate bid to rescue his young family — he and his wife survived, their children did not. The fire began in a heap of garbage which

US drones target militant suspects in Yemen, Pakistan

US drone strikes targeting al-Qaeda positions in Yemen and members of the Taliban in Pakistan killed in total nine militants, officials reported on Thursday. Four separate US drone strikes killed at least seven suspected al-Qaeda members in Yemen. A dawn

Pervez Musharraf: I see Donald Trump as an agent of change

I generally see things optimistically and, whatever his personal qualities, I see him [Donald Trump] as an agent of change, Former President of Pakistan, General Pervez Musharraf, has said. In an exclusive interview to Al Arabiya English – conducted on

Pakistan deploys extra police ahead of regional summit

Pakistan’s interior ministry says it has deployed extra police forces and paramilitary units to boost security in the country’s capital ahead of a regional summit on economic cooperation. Islamabad will host representatives from 10 countries of the Economic Cooperation Organization

Blast in Pakistan’s Lahore kills at least five

A blast at a market in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore killed at least five people on Thursday and wounded 21, a rescue official Reuters. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Security forces cordoned off the area

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

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