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Umar Khalid Khorasani, 9 associates confirmed killed by US drone strike


The chief of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban, has been killed in a US drone strike, a spokesman for the group confirmed to AFP on Thursday.

Karachi woman hurt with 'sharp object' by motorcycle rider


A woman was stabbed with a sharp object by a motorcycle rider in the Malir area of Karachi Thursday evening, DawnNews reported.

Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar indicted in NAB references; plead 'not guilty'


Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Mohammad Safdar were indicted by an accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday in connection with a reference pertaining to the Avenfield…

Balochistan rocked by grenade attacks; 35 injured in Mastung, Gwadar


Thirty-five people were injured in two grenade attacks in Mastung and Gwadar in Balochistan on Thursday evening.

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Former women's hockey team goalkeeper says was assaulted by head coach


Former goalkeeper for the women's national hockey team Syeda Sadia has accused the team's head coach, Saeed Khan, of harassment and assault, DawnNews reported on Thursday.


4 'militants' killed in drone strike near Pak-Afghan border


At least four suspected militants were killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan's Paktia province near the Pak-Afghan border on Thursday.


SC deliberates meaning of integrity during Jahangir Tareen disqualification case


The Supreme Court (SC) while hearing the disqualification case against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen on Thursday deliberated the nuances of the definition of integrity as under Article 62(1)(F) of the Constitution…

Campaigning for NA-4 seat, JI chief extols Mumtaz Qadri's 'heroism'


Speaking at a Khatm-i-Nabuwwat Conference in Peshawar on Wednesday and campaigning for the NA-4 seat at the same time, the emir of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Sirajul Haq, criticised his opponents in the upcoming NA-4 by-poll for not praying…

Spain to push ahead with suspending Catalonia's autonomy


Spain said on Thursday that it will press ahead with suspending Catalonia's autonomy after the region's leader warned he may declare independence, heralding an unprecedented escalation of the country's worst political crisis in decades.


Sindh govt to keep custody of Ayesha Bawani college until 2019, SC rules


The Supreme Court on Thursday ended the legal tussle between the Sindh government and the Aisha Bawany Trust by allowing the former to keep custody of the Ayesha Bawani Government College until 2019.


43 soldiers killed in Taliban attack on Afghan army camp in Kandahar


At least 43 Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack on a military base in Kandahar on Thursday, officials said, the third assault on a security installation this week.


Warning for China as US hails India 'partnership'


The United States vowed on Wednesday to work with India in preference to China over the next century to promote a “free and open” Asia-Pacific region led by prosperous democracies.


Foreign direct investment jumped 56pc in July-Sept


KARACHI: Foreign direct investment (FDI) increased 56 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2017-18, the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) reported on Wednesday.

Young voters may decide outcome of 2018 polls


ISLAMABAD: The youth may well decide the outcome of the 2018 general elections, as 42.4 million out of the nearly 97 million registered voters in the country are between the ages of 18 and 35, statistics released by the Election Commission…

NAB team in London to probe Sharifs’ properties


LAHORE: A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team arrived in London on Wednesday to record statements of some ‘important witnesses’ and collect evidence of the Sharif family’s Avenfield properties.

Thursday, Oct 19

US seeks India’s help to ‘keep an eye’ on Pakistan


US Am­bassador to the UN Nikki Haley says America’s interest in Afghanistan and South Asia is to eliminate terrorist safe havens

Pakistan, US agree to build on improvement in ties


ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Pakistan and the United States agreed on Wednesday to keep up the momentum of improvement in bilateral relations through high-level engagements and stronger counterterrorism cooperation.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Qandeel murder case: Mufti Qavi apprehended, arrested on the way to Jhang


Cleric Mufti Abdul Qavi was arrested by police on the highway from Multan to Jhang on Wednesday after his application for an extension in his pre-arrest bail in the Qandeel Baloch murder case was rejected, police said.

8 killed, 24 others wounded in blast targeting police vehicle in Quetta


At least eight people, including seven policemen, were killed and 24 others injured in an explosion targeting a truck carrying police officials in the Sariab Mill area of Quetta on Wednesday.

Import duty on eatable, luxury items raised by up to 50pc


ISLAMABAD: The government has imposed regulatory duty on import of 36 new products and raised its rates on the existing 240 items in a fresh move to curtail rising trade deficit of the country.

Maryam meets Shahbaz, Hamza amid rumours of differences


LAHORE: The Sharif family scions — Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shahbaz — sat on Tuesday face to face for the first time since the Panama Papers case rocked the country’s political landscape and led to the disqualification as parliamentarian of…

Tuesday, Oct 17

US drones strikes did not target Pakistani territory, claims Khawaja Asif


Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday claimed that the recent US drone attacks targeted militants along the Pak-Afghan border area and did not happen inside Pakistan's territory.

5 killed in fourth drone strike on Pak-Afghan border


Five people were killed on Tuesday in the fourth drone strike along the Pak-Afghan border near Kurram Agency since Monday, the local political administration said.

If Taj Mahal is built by traitors, so is Red Fort, politician tells Modi


NEW DELHI: In a stinging response to recent remarks questioning the Taj Mahal’s place in history by India’s ruling party legislator, a leading politician on Monday asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hosting foreign…

Muscat moot breaks the ice on stalled Afghan talks


ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON: Representatives of Pakistan, Afgha­n­istan, China and the US gathered in Muscat on Monday to rejuvenate the stalled Quadril­ateral Coordi­nation Group (QCG) working to restore peace in Afghanistan.

Monday, Oct 16

Army chief has right to comment on country's economy, says Abbasi


Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said a military chief has the right to discuss or comment on the economic condition of the country. He was commenting on the recent controversy which started following Gen Qamar Bajwa's remarks during a…

Imran backtracks on 100,000 pounds statement, submits new documents to SC


Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan submitted more documents in the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, taking a new position on a sum of nearly 100,000 pounds that the SC had raised questions over.

Somalia's 'deadliest attack ever' kills 276, injures 300


At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu, the government said on Monday, making it the “deadliest attack ever” to hit war-torn Somalia.

Graft cases: Accountability hearing against Dar adjourned until Oct 18


Finance Minister Ishaq Dar's fifth hearing in the accountability court ended on Monday without much progress as Dar's lawyer was only able to complete Tariq Javed's cross-examination.

Sunday, Oct 15

Imran threatens to hold 'massive' rally if PML-N continues to 'malign judiciary, army'


Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday claimed that the ruling PML-N is issuing statements against the army "in order to protect itself from being punished for money laundering".

King Salman welcomes Trump's firm approach to Iran


King Salman of Saudi Arabia, in a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump on Saturday, welcomed the US government’s firm strategy towards Iran, reported Arab News on Sunday.

US, Pakistan to hold frank talks, says interior minister


WASHINGTON: Interior Min­i­ster Ahsan Iqbal has said that the United States and Pakistan will have a detailed and frank discussion on all relevant issues when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits Islamabad later this month.

UK army chief briefed on Raddul Fasad, border management


PESHAWAR: Chief of the General Staff (CGS) of British Army Gen Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter called on Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt at the Corps Headquarters on Saturday.