Cricket legend Imran Khan emerges Pakistan new prime minister, set to launch coalition talks

Pakistan’s likely new prime minister Imran Khan is expected to launch coalition talks on Saturday with smaller parties after the electoral commission announced long-delayed full results of an election disputed by the opponents. Khan’s party scooped up 16.86 million votes in a better-than-expected performance, trouncing the party of jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif, which finished… Read More Cricket legend Imran Khan emerges Pakistan new prime minister, set to launch coalition talks

Pakistan summons Indian commissioner over shelling that killed four soldiers in disputed Kashmir region

Pakistan summoned India’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad on Monday after four Pakistani soldiers were killed in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani foreign office said. The latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors comes amid heated challenges and threats of armed conflict. A decades-old dispute over the mostly Muslim Himalayan… Read More Pakistan summons Indian commissioner over shelling that killed four soldiers in disputed Kashmir region

Suicide attack in Pakistani city of Lahore leaves six dead, several injured

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on army personnel that killed at least six people and wounded 18 in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday. Punjab government spokesman Malik Ahmed Khan said the blast, which hit an army vehicle taking part in Pakistan’s census, killed four soldiers and two civilian… Read More Suicide attack in Pakistani city of Lahore leaves six dead, several injured

Anti-extremist activist killed in Pakistan

Pakistani human rights activist, Khurram Zaki was gunned down at a restaurant in Karachi on Saturday night, fellow activist and lawyer Jibran Nasir said. The Hakimullah faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for Zaki’s death. “Our four friends in Karachi riding on two motorcycles targeted Khurram Zaki successfully,” faction spokesman Qari Saifullah said. Zaki,… Read More Anti-extremist activist killed in Pakistan

Over a dozen persons arrested in Pakistan for burning teen alive

Over a dozen people have been arrested after a teenage girl was choked, injected with poison, tied to a van and then burned to death. Police in Abbottabad in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said the death was a so-called honor killing ordered by a tribal council after the girl, 16-year-old Ambreen, allegedly helped a… Read More Over a dozen persons arrested in Pakistan for burning teen alive

Seven police officers shot dead by gunmen in Pakistan

Seven police officers were killed while protecting health workers who were vaccinating children against polio in the Pakistani city of Karachi, authorities said. Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on the officers as they stood guard outside a house in the port city, local police adviser Ahmed Chinoy said. Speaking at a news conference, Ad Khawaja,… Read More Seven police officers shot dead by gunmen in Pakistan

Suicide attack in Pakistan kills at least 67

A suicide bomb attack in the eastern Pakistan city of Lahore killed at least 67 people, a local government spokesman said. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on Easter Sunday, saying it intentionally targeted Christians. The Pakistan Taliban splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar told local and Western media it… Read More Suicide attack in Pakistan kills at least 67