Pakistan government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Pakistan government Islamic State group claims attack on Pakistan lawmaker QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The Islamic State group said it carried out a brazen suicide attack on a Pakistani lawmaker in southwest Baluchistan province on Friday that killed 25 people despite a protracted crackdown on the assortment of militant groups operating in Pakistan. Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, deputy leader of Pakistan's Senate or Upper House of Parliame... Fri, 12 May 2017 15:54:00 GMT 2017-05-12T15:54:00Z The Latest: IS claims deadly attack on Pakistani lawmaker ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the attack in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province (all times local): 4:50 p.m. The Islamic State group says that it carried out the deadly attack on Pakistan's deputy Senate leader in the country's southwestern Baluchistan province. The claim of responsibility was posted on IS-a... Fri, 12 May 2017 12:53:00 GMT 2017-05-12T12:53:00Z Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan said Sunday its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismissed the account, saying only two border police and a civilian were killed. The two armies traded fire Friday around the Chaman border crossing, which has been... Sun, 07 May 2017 14:10:00 GMT 2017-05-07T14:10:00Z Pakistan-Afghan border cross-fire kills 15 on both sides QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Backed by artillery, Afghan security forces fired across the border on Pakistani census workers and troops escorting them on Friday, killing nine and drawing a response from the military, Pakistan said. On the Afghan side, officials reported six killed in the incident, a significant escalation of hostilities between the two neighbors. Fri, 05 May 2017 15:02:00 GMT 2017-05-05T15:02:00Z Pakistan executes 3 militants convicted by military courts ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military say authorities have executed three Pakistani Taliban militants after they were convicted by military courts over links to acts of terrorism. In a statement, it said the latest executions were carried out Thursday. Pakistan has executed 428 prisoners — mostly convicted of routine murders instead of a... Thu, 04 May 2017 14:22:00 GMT 2017-05-04T14:22:00Z Pakistan: Thousands of activists rally against PM Sharif ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Pakistan's popular opposition leader Imran Khan have rallied in the capital Islamabad to call for the resignation of the country's prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, over his alleged corruption. Friday's rally came a week after Pakistan's Supreme Court, acting on a petition submitted by Khan, asked investigators to c... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:00:00 GMT 2017-04-28T18:00:00Z Pakistani Taliban say detained militant used for propaganda ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban say the country's top intelligence service is using a captured senior militant to spread propaganda that the militant group is beholden to spy agencies in India and Afghanistan. Pakistan's army released a video late Wednesday showing Ahsanullah Ahsan, a longtime media spokesman for the Taliban and another extremist g... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 17:04:00 GMT 2017-04-27T17:04:00Z Arrests highlight Pakistan's struggle with extremism ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Monday they have arrested 22 people involved in the lynching of a university student who was accused of blasphemy and detained a teenage woman who had been recruited by the Islamic State group for a foiled attack on a church. Word of the arrests came as U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser arr... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:06:00 GMT 2017-04-17T16:06:00Z Trump adviser visits Pakistan after massive airstrike ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser met Monday with Pakistani officials on his first visit to the South Asian country since the United States dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on neighboring Afghanistan, officials said. H.R. McMaster arrived in Islamabad after holding talks in Afghanistan on efforts to combat the Ta... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:13:00 GMT 2017-04-17T12:13:00Z Pakistan's army sentences alleged Indian spy to death ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military sentenced an Indian naval officer to death Monday on charges of espionage and sabotage, officials said. Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was arrested in March 2016, had been convicted by a military tribunal, the Pakistani army said in a statement. Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, the head of Pakistan's armed forces, signed off on the sentence. ... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 12:59:00 GMT 2017-04-10T12:59:00Z Taliban attack kills 6 in Pakistan, including census workers LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Taliban suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a vehicle carrying census workers in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing six people — two data collectors and four soldiers who were escorting them, a government spokesman and police said. The attack took place on the outskirts of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, said... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:09:00 GMT 2017-04-05T09:09:00Z Suicide bomber kills 24 near mosque in northwestern Pakistan PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A car bomb exploded Friday near a Shiite Muslim mosque in the town of Parachinar in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 24 people and wounding over 100, officials said. The bomb was detonated near the mosque, which also is not far from the Noor Market, said Mushtaq Ghani, a spokesman for the provincial government. TV footage showed victims being... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 16:38:00 GMT 2017-03-31T16:38:00Z Pakistan: More bloggers charged, cleric's rally blocked ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three more bloggers were accused of blasphemy Friday in an Islamabad anti-terrorism court, while elsewhere in the city hundreds of security forces prevented a radical cleric from holding a protest to condemn another five bloggers, who were earlier charged with insulting Islam — an offense punishable by death in this Islamic country. Polic... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:50:00 GMT 2017-03-24T16:50:00Z Pakistan's assembly approves revival of military courts ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's National Assembly has passed a constitutional amendment that would continue the practice of trying terrorism suspects in military courts. The measure was approved by the lower house on Tuesday, but has yet to be voted upon by the senate. It would essentially extend the system which has already been in place for two years. A previous 2015 amendment... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:43:00 GMT 2017-03-21T14:43:00Z Afghan-Pakistani border tensions costing millions PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The closure of the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan is more than inconvenient; it is costly. Officials on both sides of the border say in just one month, the closure has resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost trade, and tons of perishable goods have rotted in stranded trucks. The two countr... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:27:00 GMT 2017-03-15T14:27:00Z Official says Pakistan promises nuclear arms responsibility ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan vowed on Tuesday to work to prevent non-nuclear states from gaining the technology that would put them on the path to acquiring nuclear weapons — even though both Islamabad and neighbor New Delhi have defied non-proliferation treaties to become competing nuclear powers. The pledge was delivered by Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:22:00 GMT 2017-03-14T10:22:00Z Pakistan temporarily reopens its border with Afghanistan TORKHAM, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of stranded Afghans and Pakistanis returned home on Tuesday as Pakistan temporarily reopened two main crossings that had been closed last month after a wave of militant attacks, officials said. The Torkham and Chaman crossings were to remain open through Wednesday for nationals from both countries with valid visas who wa... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:35:00 GMT 2017-03-07T14:35:00Z 10-country summit in Pakistan ends on call for closer ties ISLAMABAD (AP) — A regional economic summit in Pakistan on Wednesday concluded with participants pledging to collectively fight the "challenge of terrorism" and push for greater collaboration in areas of trade, energy and infrastructure development. Islamabad hosted the day-long 10-nation Economic Cooperation Organization summit that finalized a "Vision 2... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:33:00 GMT 2017-03-01T16:33:00Z Pakistan cracks down on militants after IS shrine attack ISLAMABAD (AP) — A brutal attack on a beloved Sufi shrine that killed 88 people raised fears that the Islamic State group has become emboldened in Pakistan, aided by an army of homegrown militants benefiting from hideouts in neighboring Afghanistan, analysts and officials said Friday. Pakistani security forces have carried out sweeping country-wide raids ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:53:00 GMT 2017-02-17T19:53:00Z The Latest: Pakistan says Afghans failing to take action ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of the massive attack by the Islamic State group at a Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan that killed 88 worshippers (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Pakistan's highest ranking foreign ministry official says neighbor Afghanistan has ignored repeated demands to take action against militants targeting Pakistan from sanctuaries on its soil ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:49:00 GMT 2017-02-17T11:49:00Z Fake news story sets off Israel-Pakistan Twitter feud JERUSALEM (AP) — A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel, widely believed to have a nuclear arsenal of its own, in an episode that underlines the potentially harmful impact of such stories in sensitive global affairs In an apparent response to a fake story claiming Israel's former defense m... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 18:37:00 GMT 2016-12-25T18:37:00Z Pakistan welcomes Trump's overtures to 'amazing' country ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad welcomes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's overtures, saying Trump told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Pakistan is "amazing" and its citizens are "one of the most intelligent people." Trump's transition team offered few details about the Wednesday conversation with Sharif. A three... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:14:00 GMT 2016-12-01T13:14:00Z Pakistan appoints new army chief ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's office of the prime minister has announced that Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa has been appointed as the new army chief and Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee. A statement issued Saturday said that on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, President Mamnoon Hussain has promoted the two lieutenant ... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 15:05:00 GMT 2016-11-26T15:05:00Z 4 militants, 2 Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents and two soldiers were killed, the military and officials said. The army said 14 troops were also wounded in the attack on Ghalani Camp in Mohmand tribal... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 06:35:00 GMT 2016-11-26T06:35:00Z Britain urges Pakistan, India to resolve Kashmir crisis ISLAMABAD (AP) — Britain's top diplomat on Thursday urged Pakistan and India to find a lasting solution for Kashmir a day after a deadly exchange of fire killed more than a dozen people in the disputed Himalayan region. But after meeting with Pakistani officials, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told reporters in Islamabad that it was up to the two South A... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:51:00 GMT 2016-11-24T15:51:00Z Tensions soar as Indian fire hits bus in Kashmir, killing 10 MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Indian troops fired on a Pakistani passenger bus in Kashmir on Wednesday, killing 10 civilians in one of the deadliest incidents in weeks of violence in the disputed Himalayan region, stoking tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called the shelling "naked aggression," and the gover... Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:21:00 GMT 2016-11-23T19:21:00Z