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Row over ISI chief appointment: Differences emerge between Pakistan PM and army chief ?

Pakistan's powerful army last week announced the appointment of Lt- General Nadeem Ahmad Anjum as the director-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the country’s intelligence agency

Abdul Qadeer Khan, father of Pakistan’s nuclear program and a national hero, is dead

Abdul Qadeer Khan, known as the father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb, a controversial figure for the international community, has died at age 85 after a long illness

Sherman downplays her remarks in India, talks of US-Pakistan’s “longstanding relationship”

Attempting to downplay her remarks in India that the US was not seeking a “broad relationship” with Pakistan, that followed months of Washington virtually cold-shouldering Islamabad, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman has said the two countries have had a “longstanding relationship”

Pakistan seeks broad, long term partnership with US; PM chairs NSC meet on Afghanistan

Pakistan has been seeking “broad-ranging, long-term and stable relations” with the United States to promote economic cooperation and establish peace in the region, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said during a meeting with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan

20 killed, 300 injured in Pakistan as earthquake hits Balochistan

At least 20 people were killed and 300 were injured on Thursday when a powerful earthquake hit Pakistan’s southern province of Balochistan, local media reports said

Lt Gen Nadeem Anjum becomes new spy chief of Pakistan; Lt Gen Faiz Ahmed the next army chief?

Pakistan military announced a major shake-up of top positions, appointing Lieutenant General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum as chief of the country’s intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)

Four Pakistan soldiers killed in attack days after PM Imran Khan confirms talking to TTP

At least four members of Pakistan’s security forces were killed in an attack in northwestern Pakistan days after Prime Minister Imran Khan confirmed his government was in talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the group which took responsibility for the attack

‘Honest concerns’ about terrorist safe havens in Pakistan: Pentagon

The United States has been very honest about its concerns for terrorists’ safe havens in Pakistan that exist on their side of the border with Afghanistan, the Pentagon said, adding the concerns are still valid

Pakistan Army officer, TTP militants killed in clashes in northwestern region

A captain in the Pakistan Army was killed along with suspected Pakistan Taliban militants in a military operation carried out in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Pakistan military confirmed

Pakistan to start vaccinating children 12 years and above

In a bid to build herd immunity against Covid-19, the Pakistan government has decided to inoculate children aged 12 years and above against the coronavirus, a senior minister announced on Tuesday

Pakistani authorities launch drive against fake Covid vaccination certificates

As Pakistan steps up drive to vaccinate more and more citizens, it is faced with another challenge -- fake coronavirus certificates

Pakistani woman sentenced to death for claiming to be a prophet

A  woman, who had earlier claimed to be a prophet, has been awarded a death sentence by a Pakistani district court which rejected the argument of the accused lawyer that she was mentally unsound when she made the claim

No minimum age for conversion to Islam, says Pakistan court dismissing Christian rickshaw puller’s petition for recovery of her minor daughter married to a Muslim man

Noting that neither Holy Quran nor any specific hadith of Prophet Muhammad expressly stipulates a minimum age for conversion to Islam, a court in Pakistan has dismissed a petition filed by a member of the Christian community seeking recovery of his daughter who married a Muslim man after embracing Islam on her “own free will” when she was a minor

Pakistan’s import bill crosses $12 billion in last two months; government takes measures to curb imports and overheating economy

The Pakistan government this week acknowledged the issue of overheating of the economy as trade deficit and import bills--which crossed $2 billion and $12 billion respectively in last two months--continue to grow dramatically over the last few months with an unsustainable pace and now decided to introduce measures to cool down the economy

After New Zealand, England calls off cricket series in Pakistan citing security threat

Three days after New Zealand pulled out its team without playing the series, English cricket officials also “reluctantly” decided to withdraw their men and women teams that were scheduled to play to limited over series, citing “increasing concerns.”