Pak Cops After Mosque Blast

This is the deadliest attack Pakistan has seen for several years. (File) Pakistan: Pakistan police officers say they have been “thrown to the beasts” in their battle against rising militancy after a blast at a city headquarters killed dozens of their colleagues. A suicide bomber wearing a police uniform infiltrated the heavily guarded compound in … Read more

Pakistan’s economy is on the brink

Islamabad/London CNN – Muhammad Radaqat, a 27-year-old greengrocer, is worried. He doesn’t know how much an onion will cost next week, let alone how he’ll be able to afford the fuel he needs to heat his home and keep his family warm. “All we’re being told by the government is that things are going to … Read more

Pakistan mosque bombing survivors traumatized but undeterred News

Peshawar, Pakistan – Naib Rehman lies on his hospital bed with his leg wrapped in plaster. The 44-year-old recalls that as he stood for the afternoon prayer along with 300 other worshippers, a massive blast shook the mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. At least 100 people, most of them policemen, were killed … Read more

Peshawar, Pakistan blast: Death toll rises to at least 100 in mosque suspected suicide bombing

Islamabad, Pakistan CNN – The death toll from a suicide bomb that ripped through a mosque in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, rose to at least 100 on Tuesday, marking one of the deadliest attacks in the country in years as it faces what one analyst described as “a national security crisis .” Muhammad Asim Khan, spokesperson … Read more

Pakistan blames ‘security lapse’ for mosque blast; 100 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – A suicide bombing that struck inside a mosque at a police and government compound in northwest Pakistan reflects “security lapses,” current and former officials said as the death toll from the devastating blast climbed to 100 on Tuesday. The blast, which ripped through a Sunni mosque inside a major police facility … Read more

Pakistan mosque suicide bomber kills 59, wounds over 150

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – A suicide bomber struck a crowded mosque inside a police compound in Pakistan on Monday, causing the roof to collapse and killing at least 59 people and wounding more than 150 others, officials said. Most of the casualties were police officers. It was not clear how the bomber was able to … Read more

“Just Like Pandavas Couldn’t Pick Their Relatives…”: S Jaishankar On Pak

S Jaishankar also said that the Indus Waters Treaty is a technical matter. (File) Pune: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that just as the Pandavas could not choose their relatives, India cannot choose its geographical neighbors. “It is a reality to us … Pandavas could not choose relatives, we can’t choose our … Read more

Want peace… learned lessons from 3 wars: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif’s outreach

IN REMARKS that are being seen in Delhi as conciliatory, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has called for “serious and sincere talks” with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on “burning issues like Kashmir”. He also said his country has learned its lesson after three wars with India that “only brought more misery, poverty, and unemployment”, and … Read more

UAE pledges $3bn loan to help cash-strapped ally Pakistan | News

The United Arab Emirates is pledging a $1bn loan to cash-strapped Pakistan and also agreed to roll over an existing loan of $2bn in a boost to the South Asian nation grappling with an economic crisis, according to Pakistan’s prime minister’s office. The announcement came after Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif held talks with UAE … Read more

Donors pledge more than $9bn for Pakistan flood recovery Floods News

Pakistan says donors at an international conference in Geneva have pledged to give more than $9bn to help it rebuild following last year’s devastating floods. Pakistan is hosting the event in Geneva on Monday with the United Nations as it seeks international assistance to cover around half of a total $16.3bn recovery bill. Prime Minister … Read more