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ISLAMABAD - Al Qaeda's South Asia wing has claimed responsibility for hijacking a Pakistani naval ship and trying to use it to fire rockets at U.S. vessels in the Arabian Sea, in the first major assault by the newly created group. Sources quote its spokesman, Usama Mahmoud, as saying a group of militants had succeeded in seizing control of the Pakistani frigate PNS Zulfiqar and tried to use it to attack nearby U.S. vessels. "These mujahideen had ...

ISLAMABAD- Islamabad High Court (IHC) today disposed of all cases against protesting Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) andPakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) workers pertaining to violation of Section 144. A two-member bench headed by IHC Chief Justice Anwar Kasi heard PATs petition against arrests of workers. During case proceedings, PAT lawyer Niazullah Niazi argued that only Deputy Commissioner can become a complainant in the case under ...

ISLAMABAD- The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) today has sought a counter argument from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Worker’s Party Pakistan in reference to Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s response submitted to a petition filed in the SC, seeking electoral reforms and verification of voter’s thumb impressions. Justice Sheikh Azmat said that the country was facing complications for not instituting ...

KARACHI- After a span of 16 years, a woman delivered quintuplets, ...

LAHORE- Law Minister of Punjab Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan has said ...

ISLAMABAD - While Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is fragmented into ...

NEW DELHI - Hardline Hindu nationalists went on the rampage at a ...

ISLAMABAD - A court on Tuesday postponed for almost a month the ...

LAHORE - A crucial session of Jamaat-e-Islami’s Central Shoora ...

ISLAMABAD- Islamabad police today requested the acting Chief Commissioner to form a joint investigation team to probe murder case against the eleven accused including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ...

FAISALABAD- In an interesting twist, Faisalabad police claimed today that a sub-inspector who joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Tuesday was not a police official. A spokesman for the city ...

ISLAMABAD- The Supreme Court today sought complete record of Mukhtaran Mai rape case from the trial court while hearing rape victim’s review petition. After the passage of more than three ...

Peshawar- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam S (JUI-S) has announced to support the struggle of Taliban in Afghanistan for establishing peace. JUIS held Khidmat Conference in Peshawar today in which Provincial ...

ISLAMABAD- “Pakistan has received offers from many friendly countries and international agencies for assistance of flood affected people,” stated Finance Minister Ishaq Dar at a meeting ...

Islamabad- Following court orders, a case has finally been registered against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Railways Minister ...

Rawalpindi- “At least 40 suspected militants were killed and five hideouts were destroyed in fresh air strikes carried out by fighter jets in Datta Khel area of North Waziristan tribal ...

MULTAN- Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif once again lashed out at Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairperson Imran Khan today, saying that the PTI chief should have cancelled or postponed the ...

Rawalpindi- 200 bottles of alcohols have been recovered while the accused has been arrested. According to details, Saddar Beroni police during a raid recovered 200 bottles of liquors, took the car in ...

Rawalpindi- Funds could not be released to 6 new Police Stations of Rawalpindi during the current fiscal year. Sources told that Police decided to establish 6 new Police Stations after doing new ...

Sheikhupura- Election Commission has postponed by-election in PP-162 Sheikhupura-1, which were scheduled to be held on Monday. The polling has been postponed due to heavy rains and floods in Punjab ...

Islamabad- Pakistan People’s Party Senator Rehman Malik met PTI’s Jahangir Tareen and PAT’s Raheeq Abbasi and urged the two leaders to resume the dialogue process with the ...

Islamabad- Islamabad High Court (IHC) has issued contempt of court notice to acting chairman PEMRA Pervez Rathore for not pursuing court’s orders and has sought reply from him within a week. A ...

Islamabad- Minister for Planning Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has said the government aims at achieving over six per cent growth by 2017-18. He stated this while talking to a three-member ...

Lahore- Punjab’s Chief Minister, Shahbaz Sharif, has ordered the establishment of a technical committee to oversee restoration of infrastructure in the flood-hit areas. Addressing a meeting of ...

London- Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain said Pakistan will cease to exist on the surface of the world, in case more administrative units were not formed. Addressing a gathering on ...

NORTH WAZIRISTAN/KHYBER AGENY - As many as 34 militants were killed in airstrikes and ground clashes in Khyber Agency and North Waziristan on Tuesday.Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter planes pounded ...

KARACHI - Angry passengers forced a lawmaker off a plane and prevented another from boarding after the flight was delayed for over two hours, sparking a passionate debate about the country’s ...

Multan/MUZAFFARGARH/ RAHIM YAR KHAN - Another six people were swept away in flood on Tuesday in Muzaffargarh and Multan districts while floodwater entered  Rahim Yar Khan district too, ...

ISLAMABAD - A new hardline breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban Tuesday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on police in northwest that killed one official. “We claim ...

RAWALPINDI - A few parliamentarians of ruling N-League are not happy with the way party leadership is running the affairs of the party and are seemed complaining against their indifferent attitude ...

PESHAWAR:  A person was killed when unknown armed persons opened firing near a mausoleum of Abdul Shakoor Malang Baba in Chamkani area of Peshawar on Tuesday. Police said that incident occurred ...

PESHAWAR - The indifferent attitude of the political leaders put the most pressing issue of over one million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency in cold storage, leaving ...

Islamabad - The Islamabad High Court Tuesday summoned deputy commissioner Islamabad to appear before the court in person on Wednesday (today) in Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf writ petition in which it had ...

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