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Pakistan 22 Apr 2015 | 6:27 PM

Pakistan executes 19 prisoners in two days

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan has hanged 19 prisoners in the past two days, officials said Wednesday, bringing the total number put to death since executions resumed in December to nearly 100.

AseanPlus News 07 Jan 2015 | 4:13 PM

Pakistan executes two more for terrorism

MULTAN, Pakistan: Pakistan on Wednesday hanged two men sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court, taking the number of executions to nine since the country lifted a moratorium on capital punishment after last month’s Taliban school massacre.

AseanPlus News 12 Jan 2015 | 4:26 PM

Children return to Taliban massacre school in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Survivors of Pakistan’s worst-ever militant attack returned Monday to the school where Taliban gunmen massacred their classmates, with students and parents expressing a mixture of defiance and apprehension.

Pakistan 21 Jan 2017 | 5:31 AM

Pakistan market bomb kills 13, wounds 47

Peshawar, Pakistan (AFP): At least 13 people were killed and 47 wounded when a bomb exploded in a market on Saturday in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan’s northwestern tribal belt, officials said.

Pakistan 16 Jul 2016 | 10:44 AM

Facebook star killed ‘by brother for honour’ in Pakistan

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan: A Pakistani social media celebrity whose selfies polarised the deeply conservative Muslim country has been murdered by her brother in a suspected honour killing, officials said Saturday, prompting shock and revulsion.

Pakistan 02 May 2016 | 7:15 AM

Five years on, bin Laden doctor languishes in Pakistan jail

Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) - Five years after his fake vaccination programme helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi languishes in jail, abandoned by the US, say supporters, in its bid to smooth troubled relations with Islamabad.

Pakistan 26 Feb 2016 | 8:14 AM

Kidnapped former Afghan governor freed in Pakistan shoot-out

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: A former Afghan governor kidnapped nearly two weeks ago in Pakistan’s capital was freed Friday after a shoot-out with police, he told AFP, saying he could not identify the men who abducted him.

AseanPlus News 03 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM

IS fears grow in Pakistan and Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The Islamic State organisation is starting to attract the attention of radicals in Pakistan and Afghanistan, long a cradle for Islamist militancy, unnerving authorities who fear a potential violent contagion.

AseanPlus News 04 Jun 2015 | 5:56 PM

Pakistan sees major drop in polio cases

ISLAMABAD, June 4, 2015 (AFP) - Pakistan has seen a major fall in polio cases this year, officials said Thursday, as a military operation has allowed vaccinators to reach areas previously off-limits because of militant attacks.

Pakistan 28 Aug 2015 | 3:36 PM

Ten civilians killed as India, Pakistan trade border fire

ISLAMABAD: At least 10 civilians were killed Friday as India and Pakistan traded fire across their disputed border, officials said, less than a week after high-level talks were aborted amid a row over Kashmir.