Thirteen dead following bus explosion in northern Pakistan

Rescuers pulled survivors on Wednesday from a ravine in northern Pakistan after an explosion sent their bus over the edge, killing 13 passengers, among them nine Chinese nationals and two Pakistani soldiers, sources said. For several years, Chinese engineers and Pakistani construction workers have been working on hydroelectric projects as part of Beijing’s Belt and… Read More Thirteen dead following bus explosion in northern Pakistan

Pakistan court sentences Islamist militant group leader Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi to five years imprisonment for terrorism financing

A Pakistan court on Friday sentenced Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, a senior official of militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), to five years in jail for terrorism financing. Lakhvi and the group are accused by India and the United States of being behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks – though the charges or sentence are not related to… Read More Pakistan court sentences Islamist militant group leader Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi to five years imprisonment for terrorism financing

U.S. cancels aid to Pakistan over inaction against militants

The U.S. military said it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties. The so-called Coalition Support Funds were part of a broader suspension in aid to Pakistan announced… Read More U.S. cancels aid to Pakistan over inaction against militants

Dozens killed as suicide bomb attack rocks polling center in Pakistan

A suicide bomber killed at least 29 people near a polling center as Pakistanis voted on Wednesday in a knife-edge general election pitting cricket hero Imran Khan against the party of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack that hospital officials said killed 29 people and wounded… Read More Dozens killed as suicide bomb attack rocks polling center in Pakistan