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Case against two in Pakistan for Facebook hate posts

Islamabad: A case was registered against two people in Pakistan’s Punjab province for uploading alleged hate posts on a social media giant Facebook. The complainant Mateeullah, said Rozi Khan and Muhammad Nadeem Gul Qadri of Toba Tek Singh city posted objectionable contents on their Facebook pages targeting a religious school of thought, Dawn online reported

Breaking: Woman killed for ‘honour’ in Pakistan had bruise mark on neck

Islamabad:  A British national of Pakistani-origin who was allegedly killed by her family for “honour” in Punjab province on July 20, had a bruise mark on her neck and blood-stained froth was oozing from her mouth, the autopsy report said. To determine the actual cause of the death of Samia Shahid, who died on July

Peace fest concludes with Pakistan theatre group charms Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Theatre for Peace Festival, Humsaya, by Ajoka Theatre based in Pakistan has audiences of Chandigarh completely floored. For the last three days, it’s been houseful at Tagore Theatre, with the group receiving a resounding welcome every day, and the audience connecting with the members and their art at many levels. Director of Adakar Manch,

Shiv Sena burns effigy of Pakistan’s PM Nawaz Sharif

Khanna: Agitated members of Shiv Sena (Bal Thackeray) burnt an effigy of Pakistan’s prime minister Nawaz Sharif and raised slogan against Pakistan, on Sunday. Anuj Gupta, State Secretary, strongly spoke against the Jammu and Kashmir government for not dealing strictly with the “anti-national elements who even harassed the Amaranth pilgrims. Anuj, further alleged that the

Anderson, Stokes and Rashid called up for second Pakistan Test

London: England added premier pace bowler James Anderson, all-rounder Ben Stokes and leg-spinner Adil Rashid to an expanded 14-man squad announced for Friday’s second Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford. The trio took no part in England’s 75-run defeat by Pakistan in the first of a four-match series at Lord’s on Sunday. But Anderson, England’s

India rejects Pakistan cabinet’s decisions on Kashmir

New Delhi: India on Friday “completely and unequivocally” rejected the decisions adopted by the Pakistani cabinet earlier in the day on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “India completely and unequivocally rejects in entirety the decisions adopted by the cabinet of Pakistan on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup

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Pak declares Wani as ‘martyr’; to observe July 19 as black day

Islamabad: Further needling India on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday declared slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani as a “martyr” and said July 19 will be observed as black day to express solidarity with people of Kashmir. Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Sharif

All eyes on Amir as Pakistan return to Lord’s

London: Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir will hope to put the 2010 spot-fixing scandal behind him once and for all when he returns to the scene of the crime in Thursday’s first Test against England at Lord’s. Six years ago, during a Lord’s Test against England, Amir and Pakistan new-ball partner Mohammad Asif deliberately bowled no-balls on

Mastermind of Pakistan army school massacre killed in Afghanistan

Islamabad: The mastermind behind the December 2014 massacre at Peshawar’s Army Public School, has been killed in a US drone strike in Afghanistan, senior Pakistani security officials claimed. The officials told Dawn on Monday that Umar Mansour was killed, along with another militant leader Qari Saifullah, in the US drone attack in the Bandar area

Pakistan influencing Wani’s sympathisers, says Naidu

New Delhi: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday accused Pakistan of influencing sympathisers of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani, who was killed in Kashmir, and warned it of a policy rethink on Delhi’s part. “Some people, inspired by our neighbour, are trying to create disturbances. This is not going to help,” the

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10 killed, 100 hurt in Pak while performing bike stunts on Eid

Lahore: At least 10 people have been killed and more than 100 injured while performing dangerous stunts by riding bikes rashly in between the traffic in Pakistan’s different cities on the occasion of Eid, officials said today. Seven persons lost their lives while performing stunts on motorcycles in Punjab province’s Faisalabad, two in Bahawalpur and

31 people killed in floods in north-west Pakistan

Peshawar: At least 31 people, including eight security officials, were on Sunday killed after torrential rain hit the south-west of Chitral district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, triggering flash floods in the area, officials said. Around 30 houses were demolished in the rainstorm caused by continuous heavy rainfall in the area near the Pak-Afghan

31 people killed in floods in north-west Pakistan

Peshawar: At least 31 people, including eight security officials, were on Sunday killed after torrential rain hit the south-west of Chitral district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, triggering flash floods in the area, officials said. Around 30 houses were demolished in the rainstorm caused by continuous heavy rainfall in the area near the Pak-Afghan

Rajnath may visit Pakistan for SAARC meet

New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh islikely to travel to Pakistan in August to attend the SAARC Home Interior/Home Ministers’ conference. Asked whether the Home Minister will travel to Pakistan to attend the SAARC Interior/Home Minister’s conference, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the issue was “under consideration”. However, a confirmation will come from

India, Pak must decide pace, scope of dialogue on Kashmir: US

Washington: Asserting that India and Pakistan must engage in “direct dialogue” to reduce tensions, the US has said it is for the two countries to determine the pace, scope and character of talks on the Kashmir issue. “The normalisation of relations between Pakistan and India is vital to both countries and the region,” State Department

Pakistan market blast kills 3, 20 injured

Islamabad: At least three people were killed and 28 others, including women and children, injured in a major explosion in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Friday, the media reported. The dead and injured, all passers-by and shopkeepers, were taken to the Civil Hospital Quetta. At least three people were in critical condition. According to Deputy Inspector General

India is biggest threat to Pakistan: Bajwa

Islamabad: India poses the “biggest threat”to Pakistan which has forced the country to make its defence mechanism ‘India-specific’, a top Pakistan army official has said. Pakistan Army spokesperson Asim Bajwa said that efforts are going on to engage India. However, the long-standing issue of Kashmir is the cause of tensions between the two nations, he

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Away from limelight, a Muslim spreads yoga in Pakistan

New Delhi: In the world of yoga, Pakistan has produced an unsung yogi: Shamshad Haider, popularly known as Yogi Haider. In a country where Islamic right wingers very often call the shots, Haider, 47, has quietly succeeded in attracting tens of thousands to yoga, achieving a feat that once seemed near impossible. On June 21,

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‘Udta Punjab’ gets ‘A’ certificate in Pakistan after deep cuts, beeps

New Delhi: Bollywood’s drug-themed movie “Udta Punjab”, which braved a tough battle for release in India, will now see the light of the day in Pakistan, albeit with cuts — and mutes on expletives and references to the country. “All the foul language, including swearing at and derogatory words, remarks have been muted along with

Six Taliban commanders surrender in Pakistan

Islamabad: Six top Taliban commanders,including former chief of the terror group Hakimullah Mehsud’s brother and uncle, along with 30 militants have surrendered to security forces in Pakistan, officials said today. The rebel leaders laid down arms in Khurram tribal agency on Saturday night after coming back from Afghanistan. Those surrendered include Ejaz Mehsud and Khair