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ISLAMABAD(PAN): Twenty-five were killed and several others injured in a US drone strike on a compound in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border on Friday, officials and residents said. At least three women and... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven people were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of South Waziristan near the Afghanistan border on Wednesday, officials said. The unmanned spy plane fired at least seven missiles near Wana, the... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): At least six more people were killed and 30 others wounded when a suicide attacker exploded his explosives at a bus stand in the troubled Pakistan's northwest on Monday, taking the number of people killed in two days of violence... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A known religious party leader in Pakistan on Thursday survived a bomb blast, the second attempt on his life in as many days, but 10 people were killed and 20 others injured in the country's northwest. The politician, Maulana... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Nine Taliban insurgents were killed and 21 others injured in an airstrike by Pakistani forces in Kuram tribal region, lying close to the Afghan border, officials said on Thursday. Four centres of insurgents were pounded by... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghan and Pakistani parliamentarians on Wednesday agreed to pursue efforts at preventing smuggling of trade goods and narcotics on both sides of the frontier. Lawmakers from both countries met for the second day on Wednesday in... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): At least 10 people were killed and 15 others wounded when a suicide bomber, riding a motorcycle, blew himself up near a security checkpoint in Pakistan's troubled northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, police said... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): A two-day conference involving parliamentarians from Afghanistan and Pakistan began on Tuesday in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, officials said. The 39-member Afghan delegation, led by parliamentarian Syed Ishaq Gilani, sat... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Two officers were among 14 Pakistani soldiers killed in a clash with militants in the Khyber Agency of Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday. A local government official said the 14 had been killed directly by militants, while the... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Unknown gunmen shot dead two Afghan nationals in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Friday, police said. The incident took place near a military township and the attackers had managed to flee, deputy superintendent of police, Abdul... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five suspected Taliban insurgents were killed on Wednesday in a US drone strike in Pakistan's troubled tribal region of North Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border, officials said. Five fighters were killed and two others... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Ten suspected militants were killed in two US drone attacks in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan, officials said on Monday. Four fighters died in a missile strike on their vehicle on the Razmak road, 10... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Hundreds of religious scholars on Thursday denounced suicide assaults as a "sinister conspiracy" to defame Islam, an organiser said on Thursday. In a declaration issued at the end of a three-day international conference on... read more
ISLAMABAD: Ten worshippers were killed and more than two dozen wounded in a powerful bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday, officials said. The blast took place inside a packed mosque during Juma... read more
ISLAMABAD: Ten worshippers were killed and more than two dozen wounded in a powerful bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday, officials said. The blast took place inside a packed mosque during Juma... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six paramilitary troops were killed in an insurgent attack in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday, an official said. Militants opened fire at vehicles of the soldiers in Bara sub-district of the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten people, including policemen, were killed and dozens more wounded in a suicide car bombing in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, officials said. At least 40 people were injured, some of them critically, in the powerful explosion... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A Pakistani federal minister, who recently received death threats from militants for opposing a blasphemy law, was assassinated in a high-security neighbourhood of Islamabad on Wednesday, officials said. Minister for Minorities... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Armed militants attacked a girls' college in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, wounding 15 students, a police official said. The assailants on motorbikes lobbed hand grenades into the college before firing at the students in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten people were killed during two separate incidents in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber near the Afghanistan border on Thursday, officials said. Five people were killed during a clash between two rival militant... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): At least 30 Pakistani troops were killed and 40 others were wounded when a teen suicide attacker exploded himself inside a military training centre in the country's northwest on Thursday, officials said. The attacker, disguised... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Nine people were killed and a dozen others wounded in a suicide car bombing in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, officials said. The bomber detonated his explosives-laden car at about 7am at the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 29 Taliban militants were killed in clashes with Pakistan's security forces on Monday, the fourth day of an ongoing offensive in the northwest, officials said. Counterinsurgency operations are simultaneously underway... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Eight people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, bordering Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday. One explosion took place inside a two-kilometre tunnel that links... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four tribesmen were killed during a US drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan on Sunday, a local official said. The aircraft fired two missiles at a vehicle outside a house in Datakhel town,... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A former official of Pakistan's premier intelligence agency has been killed in the northwestern tribal region of Waziristan, lying close to the Afghanistan border, a local reporter said on Sunday. The death of retired Inter-... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three people, including two paramilitary soldiers, were killed and four others wounded in a bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday, an official said. The roadside bomb that hit a... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two students were killed and 10 others injured on Wednesday when a bomb exploded in a school bus in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said. The explosion took place at around 7:30am as the bus was entering Faisal... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Militants in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province killed four people on the charge of spying for the security forces, police said on Tuesday. The victims' bodies were found in a mountainous area of Hangu town... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): As many as 18 people were killed on Monday when a bomb hidden in a passenger van exploded in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, an official and an eyewitness, said. The explosion took place at around 8am at the Hangu bus... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nearly 900 houses of Afghan refugees in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, near the Afghanistan border, have been demolished, officials said on Friday. The Khyber political administration had warned Afghans living... read more
 ISLAMABAD(PAN): Four security officials were killed and nearly a dozen wounded in two separate bomb attacks in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday, officials said. In the first attack, suspected militants... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Visiting US Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday Al Qaeda-linked terrorists were hiding in Pakistan's rugged tribal belt near the border with Afghanistan. ISLAMABAD (PAN): Visiting US Vice President Joe Biden said on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Dozens of Afghans protested outside the Afghan embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday, calling for information about their missing elatives Protesters chanted slogans against embassy officials and held aloft photos of their loved ones,... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A former Pakistani interior minister who played a key role in the rise of the Taliban has died of polio in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, according to media reports. ISLAMABAD (PAN): A former Pakistani interior... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The six-member visiting Afghan peace delegation led by former president Burhanuddin Rabbani on Thursday evening met with Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari in Karachi and exchanged with him views on situation in Afghanistan. The... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A peace jirga with representatives from Afghanistan and Pakistan will be convened in the coming months to start stalled negotiations with the Taliban, Pakistani's foreign ministry said on Thursday. The decision was made during... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani political analysts view the announced visit of Afghanistan's high peace council's delegation led by former president Borhanuddin Rabbani an important step towards ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani political analysts view... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): A delegation of Afghanistan's High Peace Council led by its chairman, Burhanuddin Rabbani, is expected to arrive in Islamabad on Tuesday, a Pakistani foreign ministry official s The high peace council chairman, Burhanuddin... read more
ISAMABAD (PAN): At least 15 alleged insurgents have been killed in three US drone attacks in the lawless Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, near the border with Afghanistan, on Saturday, local officials said. The first attack that... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Pakistani gunship helicopters pounded militant hideouts in the lawless tribal region of Kurram agency, close to the Afghanistan's border, killing at least 20 Taliban militants and injuring 25 others, an official said on Thursday... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Six people were killed on Monday in a US drone strike in Pakistan's troubled tribal region of North Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border, an official said. Six people were killed when the US drones fired four missiles at a... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Gulbaddin scored 149 runs to help Afghanistan-A, currently touring Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, whitewash the Swabi district team by seven runs, an official said on Sunday. In the limited overs game,... read more
ISLAMABAD: Thirty-five people, including 11 paramilitary soldiers, were killed in fierce clashes in Pakistan's volatile northwestern tribal region of Mohmand Agency near the Afghanistan border on Friday, a senior official said. Large groups of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan-A players have been driven out from Pakistan's Sindh province on the charge of having no valid travel documents, officials said on Wednesday. Two teams of Afghan cricketers are currently touring Khyber Pakhtunkhwa... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghans living in Landikotal and Torkham border areas of Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber have been asked to leave within three days or face legal action, an official said on ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghans living in Landikotal and... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Peshawar District Association team trounced Afghanistan-A by 94 runs in a one-day match at the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium in the capital of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Tuesday. A... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Former and current Pakistani greats are optimistic that Afghan cricketers -- imbued with a tremendous passion for triumph, talent and skills -- will soon prove their mettle as world-beaters. Afghanistan's recent cricketing... read more
ISLAM ABAD (PAN): The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) country head in Pakistan, Jonathan Banks, has left the country after receiving death threats, officials said on Saturday. Banks is believed to have left Pakistan for Washington three days... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Twenty suspected militants were killed in twin drone attacks in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber, bordering Afghanistan, officials said on Friday. US drones struck two different villages in the remote area of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan sealed on Thursday the Torkham border, a key supply route for NATO-led troops in Afghanistan, due to security concerns, an official said. During the two-day closure, supplies to foreign forces stationed in Afghanistan had... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten insurgents were killed as military helicopter gunships struck three suspected rebel hideouts in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Orakzai on Wednesday, an official said. The air raid took place in Upper Orakzai in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three people, including two Afghan refugees, were killed on Tuesday when gunmen opened fire at devotees at a shrine in Peshawar, capital of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The unidentified gunmen attacked... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A dozen Taliban insurgents were killed during a clash with Pakistani security forces in the volatile tribal region of South Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border, Friday morning, an official said. The militants suffered the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 15 people were killed and several others wounded as a suicide bomber detonated his explosives a busy market in Pakistan's northwestern garrison town of Kohat on Wednesday, officials said. Initial reports suggested 15... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghan Minister of Information and Culture minister Syed Makhdoom Rahin met his Pakistani counterpart in Islamabad on Tuesday, an official said. Rahin left for Islamabad at the head of a delegation Monday night at the invitation of... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Forty people were killed and scores injured in twin suicide bombings in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Mohmand, near the Afghanistan border, on Monday. Officials and witnesses said the head of a tribal peace committee... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Pakistani cabinet has allowed the Ministry of Commerce to formally sign a transit trade agreement concluded last month with landlocked Afghanistan, a federal minister said on Thursday. Under the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven people were killed in a suicide attack outside the residence of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa information minister in Pabbi area of Peshawar on Monday, two days after the his son was shot dead by the Taliban insurgents, officials... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan and Pakistan moved closer to signing a Washington-backed transit trade deal at the end of a three-day meeting in Islamabad on Sunday.Pakistani officials said the neighbours had reached consensus on the agreement and... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eighteen civilians were killed in a militant attack on a convoy of passenger vans in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Kurram, bordering southeastern Afghanistan, on Saturday, officials said.The Peshawar-bound vehicles, escorted... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded on Friday in a bomb explosion in Pakistan's lawless northwestern tribal region of Khyber, bordering Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, officials said.The massive blasts ripped... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five people were killed and dozens wounded in a new suicide bombing in Pakistan's troubled northwestern Swat Valley on Thursday, officials said.The bomber wanted to hit a military convoy in Mingora district, but failed to reach his... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 23 Taliban militants were killed during a new operation by Pakistan's army in the Dir district of northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, a day after a suicide car bombing struck a paramilitary base in the area... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): In an apparent reference to Indias alleged role in fanning insurgency in Balochistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has asked Afghanistan to ensure that its territory is not used by any other country to destabilise Pakistan.... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan and Pakistan, describing terrorism and extremism common enemy, on Thursday agreed to increase their cooperation in fighting the two menaces.It is in the interest of both the countries to commit each other together for... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two high-ranking Al Qaeda officials were among 16 militants killed in a US-led drone strike in North Waziristan, a tribal Pakistani area on the Afghan border, Pakistani officials said Sunday.The unmanned drone attack hit a Taliban... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): More than a dozen Taliban militants have been killed in fresh clashes with security forces in the Orakzai tribal region and Swat Valley of Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Friday.In Orakzai Agency... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Sixty Taliban fighters and two army soldiers were killed in fresh fighting in the Orakzai tribal region of Pakistans northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, officials and residents said.The clashes erupted as hundreds... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A dozen people, including four policemen, were killed in a suicide bombing in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, officials said.The bomber, riding a bicycle, blew himself up as a police van drove past in... read more

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