mardan

Won’t let anyone derail democracy: Gilani


June 17th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said although conspiracies are being hatched to undermine democracy, his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will not let this ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Tremors rock Kashmir Valley, northwest Pakistan (Third Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Moderate intensity tremors rocked the Kashmir Valley as well as Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday morning. No loss of life has been reported so ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

High rate of underage marriages in Pakistan


March 10th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) A high number of underage marriages in Pakistan is leading to rise in violations of women's rights, a study has found.According to a survey report issued ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scrap polls if no women votes: Pakistani daily


February 29th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 29 (IANS) A leading Pakistani daily has described as "perfectly legitimate" a demand that elections be scrapped in those polling stations where no woman votes.An editorial in the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Police open gate of disputed shrine


January 30th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Two weeks after clashes at a shrine in Jor Bagh area of south Delhi left at least 25 people injured, police Monday opened a disputed ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Police vehicle attacked in Pakistan


December 17th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 17 (IANS) At least four policemen were injured Saturday when their vehicle was attacked by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's northwest tribal region near the border with Afghanistan, a ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Girls school blown up in Pakistan


November 10th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Unidentified bombers blew up a government school for girls in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. No person was hurt in the incident, a media report said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

5.5 magnitude quake strikes Pakistan


August 27th, 2011 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Pakistan's Rawalpindi city among various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the wee hours Saturday, Geo News ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Power cuts darken Pakistan in Ramzan


August 4th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Power cuts continued in several cities and towns in all four provinces of Pakistan despite the government's assurances not to resort to load-scheduling during the holy ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Seven killed in Swabi suicide attack targeting Pak politician


March 30th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 30(ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman had a narrow escape on Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives near a police check post in Pakistan's Swabi ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Army, ISI unwilling to take on Taliban despite being their direct target


March 9th, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9(ANI): The Pakistani military and the nation's premier spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence have shown reluctance to take on the conglomerate of terror groups inside Pakistan despite being their direct ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

`It’s terrifying bomber was 14-year-old in school uniform’


February 11th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) The suicide bombing by a 14-year-old dressed in school uniform at a military training centre in northwest Pakistan is a "terrifying event", said a Pakistani daily Friday.An editorial ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

27 killed as `schoolboy’ bomber attacks Pakistan Army centre (Third Lead)


February 10th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, Feb 10 (IANS) At least 27 cadets were killed and 40 were injured Thursday in a suicide blast carried out by a teenager disguised as a schoolboy at a military ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

27 die as `schoolboy’ bomber targets Pakistan Army centre (Second Lead)


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, Feb 10 (IANS) Twenty-seven soldiers were killed and 40 injured Thursday when a teenaged suicide bomber, disguised as a schoolboy, blew himself up at a Pakistan Army training centre in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

640 Pakistanis died in 37 suicide attacks this year


November 29th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) At least 640 people were killed and 1,800 hurt in 37 suicide bombings across Pakistan this year, said a government report.The report compiled by the Counter-Terrorism Wing of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak MNA accuses his own party of massive corruption over flood aid


October 6th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 6 (ANI): A Pakistani Member of National Assembly (MNA) from Mardan representing the Awami National Party (ANP), has reportedly slammed his party-led Government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for massive corruption, and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Swat varsity’s VC shot dead


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 2 (IANS) Noted Islamic scholar and vice-chancellor of Swat University, Muhammad Farooq Khan, was assassinated Saturday in a northwestern city of Pakistan."Farooq had just stepped out ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistani minister blames militants for attacks on Christians


September 15th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 15 (IANS/AKI) The Taliban and Al Qaeda militant groups are partly to be blamed for recent violent attacks on Christians in Pakistan, visiting Pakistani Minority Rights Minister Shahbaz Bhatti, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sharif says Zardari must cancel UK visit to help flood-hit Pak people


August 2nd, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 2(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has asked President Asif Ali Zardari to cancel his United Kingdom visit when the country was suffering due to floods.Visiting various ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Imran Khan warns of protests if Zardari visits UK


August 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 1(ANI): With Pakistan reeling under the worst floods in its history, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has warned that a strong protest would be staged if President Asif Ali ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Death toll in Pak flood-related incidents rises to 1300


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 2(ANI): The death toll from the devastating floods in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province has risen to 1,300, with waterborne diseases adding to the misery of the people.The Provincial ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Army not involved in human rights violations in Malakand, says Army General


July 29th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 29(ANI): Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Yasin has said that the Pakistan Army is not involved in any kind of human rights violations in the Malakand division of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

52 killed as rains wreak havoc in Pak


July 29th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 29(ANI): A fresh spell of monsoon rains has wreaked havoc across Pakistan, as at least 52 people have been killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Younis hopes for comeback at Nottingham Test


July 23rd, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 23 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Younis Khan has resumed training after returning from England this week in a bid to reclaim his place in the national cricket team. Sources close to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

South Asia Media Commission condemns TV journalists’ killing in Pak


August 28th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug. 28 (ANI): The South Asia Media Commission (SAMC) has strongly condemned the recent killings of two TV journalists by alleged Taliban militants in the North Western Frontier Province.Peshawar ... Read more...

Posted in World |

80,000 people affected, 450 houses destroyed in Swabi flood: OCHA


August 18th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 18(ANI): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that at least 70,000 to 80,000 people have been affected in Swabi by the floods and ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

200 boys groomed as suicide bombers rescued in Pakistan


July 28th, 2009 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Peshawar, July 28 (IANS) Two-hundred boys, who were being trained at a secret location to carry out suicide attacks, were rescued by the security forces in northwest Pakistan, a media report said ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Action to continue till last Taliban militant is finished from Swat: Hoti


July 14th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 14 (ANI): NWFP Chief Minister Ameer Haider Hoti has said that the Taliban will not be allowed to disrupt peace in the scenic Swat valley again.The Chief Minister ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak govt. must ensure security of Swat displaced before asking them to return: UN


July 9th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 9 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has said that the Pakistan government must ensure the safety and security of all those people who have been displaced due to the military ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

US accuses Pakistan’s Geo TV of bias


June 5th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) The US has accused private Pakistani channel Geo TV of bias in reporting America's efforts to ameliorate the sufferings of the millions of civilians who have been ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thousands of residents flee conflict-hit Mingora


June 1st, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora (Pakistan), June 1 (ANI): Thousands of stranded Mingora residents have fled Mingora and its surrounding localities after security forces relaxed curfew for some hours on Sunday.The residents streamed out of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Taliban lying low to fight another day in Pakistan


May 24th, 2009 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
By Nadeem Sarwar Buner (Pakistan), May 24 (DPA) Dressed in worn grey-coloured traditional shalwar kameez and carrying no belongings, Ghazan Khan (a fictitious name) was sitting on a small rock just a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Taliban, Pakistani army putting civilians to risk: Rights body


May 19th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 19 (IANS) The Taliban's use of landmines and human shields and the Pakistani army's aerial and artillery attacks are placing civilians at "unnecessary risk" in the continued fighting ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan’s nukes are safe: Interior minister


May 18th, 2009 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Allaying fears that the Pakistani nuclear arsenal might fall into the hands of the Taliban, Interior Minister Rehman Malik Monday said: "If we can make nuclear assets, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan threatens Taliban with ‘dire consequences’ (Second Lead)


May 17th, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) Pakistan Sunday warned the Taliban of "dire consequences" if they didn't lay down arms as the military said its operations against the militants in the country's restive ... Read more...

Posted in World |

« Previous Entries

Subscribe