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30 killed, 100 injured in Pakistan shrine bombing

Quetta, November 12 (IANS) At least 30 people were killed and around 100 injured on Saturday in a bombing at a shrine in Pakistan’s Balochistan province.   The explosion took place at the Shah Norani shrine in Balochistan’s Lasbella district.…

Pakistan train collision kills at least 16

Pakistan train collision kills at least 16

ISLAMABAD, November 3 (Reuters) – Two trains collided in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Thursday, killing at least 16 people, police said, in the country’s second major rail collision in less than two months.   Television footage showed…

Dawn stands by Pakistan military-civilian divide story

Islamabad, October 12 (IANS) A leading Pakistani newspaper on Wednesday said it stood by its story that exposed a divide between the country’s civilian and military leadership over terrorists.   A Dawn editorial also urged the government to immediately remove…

India, Pakistan border tension heats up after fresh firing

India, Pakistan border tension heats up after fresh firing

Jammu, October 4 (IANS) India on Tuesday alleged that Pakistan troops resorted to unprovoked heavy firing in at least three places on the de facto border in Jammu and Kashmir, stepping up the tension between the tense neighbours.   No…

India, Pakistan border firing escalates rift as UN offers mediation

India, Pakistan border firing escalates rift as UN offers mediation

New Delhi, October 1 (IANS) India-Pakistan tension escalated afresh on Saturday as forces of the two countries exchanged fire along the border in Jammu and Kashmir, sparking international concerns with UN chief Ban-Ki Moon offering mediation to negotiate peace between…

In Pakistan, girls punch through gender barriers

In Pakistan, girls punch through gender barriers

Reuters In a dense and dusty neighbourhood in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, eight young girls lined up against a cement wall, touching their hands to their faces in prayer before boxing practice began.   For the last six…

Militants storm Pakistan university, kill at least 20

Militants storm Pakistan university, kill at least 20

CHARSADDA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, January 20 (Reuters) – Armed militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens a little more than a year after the massacre of 134 students at a school…

28 militants killed in Pakistan

28 militants killed in Pakistan

Islamabad, Sep 19 (IANS) At least 28 terrorists were killed and several injured in Pakistan after fighter jets carried out strikes in different areas of Khyber Agency and North Waziristan. Four hideouts of the terrorists were destroyed during the air…

India, Pakistan forces’ talks end on ‘optimistic’ note

New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) The four-day talks between India’s BSF and its Pakistani counterpart Pakistan Rangers ended on Saturday on an “optimistic note” with both sides agreeing to take steps to maintain peaceful and tranquil borders. The talks between…

India, Pakistan must jointly battle terror: Mufti

Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to work out a joint strategy to combat terrorism in the region. Accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Sayeed visited the…

India, Pakistan talks face new hurdles as expectations diverge

India, Pakistan talks face new hurdles as expectations diverge

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, Aug 7 (Reuters) – India plans to present Pakistan with a dossier of evidence of its involvement in militant attacks when officials from the two countries meet this month, which could jeopardize the rivals’ first attempt in months…