Pakistan

In Pakistan, scorching Ramadan month highlights chronic water, power shortages

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — On May 27, in the date-growing desert town of Turbat in Baluchistan province, the temperature reached 128.3 degrees — the hottest ever reported in Pakistan.<p>What followed was a month of intense heat and humidity nationwide coinciding with Ramadan, the Muslim period of fasting …

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Search begins in Pakistan for two missing on world's ninth-highest mountain

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani rescuers were searching on Wednesday for a Spanish man and an Argentinian who went missing on a notoriously treacherous Himalayan peak known as "Killer Mountain", an official said.<p>A ground team began searching for Alberto Zerain Berasatei from Spain and Mariano …

Pakistan faces challenges in building economic corridor with China - minister

Pakistan faces some challenges in steering an ambitious plan to build an economic corridor with China despite the economic benefits for the country, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Wednesday.<p>China has promised $57 billion (£44 billion) in investment in projects along the China-Pakistan …

China

Skeptical about Pakistan taking action against Syed Salahuddin, says Army Chief Bipin Rawat

The Army Chief also said that talks with Kashmiri separatist leaders could only happen when there was peace.<p>India has more effective options besides …

Narendra Modi-Donald Trump joint statement: China defends Pakistan, says it's fighting terror

<b>Beijing:</b> China on Wednesday strongly defended Pakistan, after India and the US asked Islamabad to ensure that its territory was not used for …

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Azam Khan accuses Indian Army of misbehaving with people of Jammu and Kashmir

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Wednesday accused the Indian Army of misbehaving with the people of Jammu and Kashmir.<p>"A fight is going on …

Indian Army

US 'speaking India's language': Pakistan interior minister

Pakistan has accused the US of "speaking India's language", saying it seems the "blood of Kashmiris" is "not at all important" to America, a day …

Kashmir

NIA detains Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law, two others on alleged terror funding

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday detained Altaf Ahemed Shah, son-in-law of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and …

India

There is No Other Way with Pakistan

In the midst of Trump administration developing its policies on Afghanistan and Pakistan, the experts in Washington, are divided. The key question …

Pakistan Army

Watch video: Man takes pet lion for a joyride in Karachi

Screengrab of the video<i>Screengrab of the video</i>A businessman, who took his pet lion for a ride around bustling port city of Karachi was promptly …

Karachi

Pakistani Forces 'Providing Weapons' To Taliban In Border Regions

Pakistani Forces ‘Providing Weapons’ To Taliban In Border Regions<p><b>A police commander in Paktia province, in Afghanistan’s east, on Tuesday said</b> …

Afghanistan

ISI Plotted Attack On Indian Parliament As Diversion To Help Osama Cross Into Pakistan, Says Book

Snapshot<p>Authors of <i>The Exile: The Flight of Osama bin Laden</i> argue that the ISI-funded terror attack on Indian Parliament in 2001 was nothing but a …

Osama Bin Laden

Targeted Shiites take their protest to Pakistani capital

Battered by bombings that have killed scores of people, Pakistan's Shiite Muslims on Wednesday took their protests to the Pakistani capital. …

After accusing Indian troops of ‘crossing boundary’, China justifies construction of road in Sikkim sector

By: PTI | Beijing |<p>Chinese military accused the Indian army of stopping the construction of the road in what it claims to be China’s “sovereign …

India

2 Climbers go missing on Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two mountaineers from Spain and Argentina have gone missing on Pakistan's "Killer Mountain."<p>A police official says Spaniard Alberto Zerain Berasategi and Argentine Mariano Galavin failed to return to base camp with the other 11 members of their expedition on Monday after the group …

Gilgit-Baltistan

Kakapora encounter: Charred bodies of slain militants leads to anger among local residents

Local residents say the militants could have been made to surrender.<p>About 20 km south of Srinagar, on the eastern part of Pulwama district, is the …

Water

From Pol Science Student To ‘Global Terrorist, All You Need To Know About Syed Salahuddin

The US government designated Hizbul Mujahideen Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist on Monday. This came hours before Prime Minister Narendra …

Army is closely following sectarian, ethnic colour being given to recent spate of incidents: COAS

RAWALPINDI, June 28 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General<br>Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said Army is closely following the<br>sectarian and ethnic …

Donald Trump govt must cut off military aid to Pakistan, says US Congressman Ted Poe

<b>Washington:</b> The Trump administration should cut off military aid to Pakistan, declare it a "state sponsor of terrorism" and revoke its non-NATO ally …

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The Branding Of Syed Salahudin As Global Terrorist: Symbolic Yet Significant

Why the timing of the US declaring Salahuddin a global terrorist was significant.

Unfair To Label Kashmiris Demanding Freedom As Terrorists, Says Pakistan’s Foreign Office

Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) today (27 June) criticised the move to call supporters of Kashmiri terrorists, terrorists. The Office said it would …

I want govt to pick ballot over bullet : Azam Khan as he launches anti-army tirade

Hours after the Samajwadi Party leader, Azam Khan grabbed headlines for making serious allegations of rape against the Indian Army. He has brazened …

India

US says Salahuddin is a 'global terrorist' - will it impact Kashmir?

In a diplomatic blow to Islamabad, the US has designated Syed Salahuddin, a pro-Pakistan Kashmiri militant, a global terrorist. The designation could …

World News

How the map of Jammu & Kashmir could have been significantly different today

<i>The 1947-48 war with Pakistan was baptism by fire for independent India’s armed forces and, contrary to common perception, much of its contemporary DNA can be attributed to what emerged from the year-long conflict.</i><p>As a white blanket of snow heralded the onset of winter and the bare Chinar trees and …

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Trump administration weighs a hardened approach toward Pakistan

President Donald Trump's administration is exploring hardening its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on Pakistan-based militants launching attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, two US officials tell Reuters.<p>Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding US drone …

War

For too long, Pakistani schools have been a means to provide jobs, rather than education

Pakistan is trying to spend its way out of its education crisis. It can’t. But the government can learn about accountability and efficiency from private schools<p>With more than 20 million children out of school, Pakistan has, at last, begun talking about its education crises. Our media and civil …

Education

India’s Surgical Strikes: What They Can And Cannot Achieve

Snapshot<p>Nine months after the surgical strikes inside Pakistan-held Kashmir by the Indian Army, what is the verdict on their efficacy to deter …

Pakistan Army

How Did Premchand See in a Gathering of Muslims Only an Unending Thread of Brotherhood?

I am unable to say Eid mubarak the way he could, from his heart in ‘Eidgah’. The child in his classic story, Hamid, can be killed today by his own …

Gilgit-Baltistan

Trump ponders crackdown on Pakistan over terror ties despite experts' warnings

As US mulls strategy over country’s support for terrorist groups in Afghanistan, experts say tougher stance could drive Pakistan toward China and Russia<p>The Trump administration is considering taking a harder stance against Pakistan for supporting terrorist groups in Afghanistan, but experts warn …

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It defies belief that people are still being jailed – or killed – for blasphemy

According to reports in the BBC recently, Stephen Fry has been investigated in Ireland on charges of blasphemy. While the investigation stalled …

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