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KABUL/ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain has said his country is committed to promoting friendly relations with Afghanistan.He was talking to his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as the two leaders met at the President’... read more
ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): One woman was killed and two others were wounded during a gun attack on a landing plane at the Peshawar airport in neighbouring Pakistan, an official said on Wednesday.A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane, transporting... read more
ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said his country will maintain cordial ties with the new Afghan government and to keep smooth relations with all neighbouring countries, including Afghanistan.The prime minister... read more
ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): The Pakistani government on Sunday decided to constitute a three-member judicial commission to probe the murder attempt on leading journalist Hamid Mir, announcing 10 million rupees in reward for information leading to the... read more
ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): Pakistan on Thursday said it would work closely with the next Afghan government and try to give further impetus to bilateral relations in diverse fields.Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tasneem Aslam told reporters in Islamabad that... read more
ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): As many as six policemen and a student were killed and 11 others injured when a blast ripped through a police van in the Charsadda district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province in Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said.Officials... read more
ISLAMABAD (Pajhwok): At least 22 people were killed and 38 others wounded on Sunday when a remotely controlled bomb ripped through a convoy comprising security forces and private vehicles in Pakistan’s northwestern town of Bannu in Khyber... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz has said Islamabad has no objection to neighbouring countries providing military training or defence assistance to Afghanistan.Addressing the concluding session of a conference on "... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Saturday released a group of Afghan Taliban in a bid to improve often tense relations with Afghanistan, but did not hand them over directly to the authorities in Kabul.The Foreign Ministry in Islamabad in a statement... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan and Afghanistan on Monday signed two agreements on boosting bilateral cooperation in the fields of security‚ trade‚ economy and communications.President Hamid Karzai, who arrived here earlier in the morning for a daylong... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two top insurgent commanders were among 17 militants killed in a suspected US drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Waziristan earlier in the week, officials said on Sunday.Local tribal administration and... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday phoned President Hamid Karzai and invited him to visit Islamabad for talks on issues of mutual interests.The state-owned Radio Pakistan said the Afghan leader had accepted Sharif... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen have gunned down 10 foreign tourists in Pakistan’s northern Gilgit-Baltistan province, an official said on Sunday.The foreigners, including five Ukrainians, three Chinese, a Russian and their guide, were killed... read more
KABUL/ISLAMABAD (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Friday strongly condemned a suicide attack that killed 15 people and injured 30 others inside a mosque and seminary belonging to the Shiite minority in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern city of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A dozen female university students were killed and more than 20 others wounded when a bomb ripped through the bus they were travelling in on Saturday in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province.The bus was carrying female... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Thursday hoped US forces would pull out of Afghanistan in a responsible way to ensure security in the region.US President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that 34,000 of the 66,000 American soldiers currently stationed... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) was set up as representatives of member countries signed as charter in Islamabad, an official said on Tuesday.The charter was inked at an overnight meeting... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two children of an Afghan refugee family were among 10 people killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and eastern Punjab provinces, reports said on Tuesday.The two children died when the roof... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Thirteen Pakistani troops, a dozen armed insurgents and eleven civilians were killed after a group of suicide bombers stormed a military post in northwestern Khyber Pakhunkhwa province on Saturday, officials said.The brazen attack... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Top military officials have stressed the need for enhanced mutual defence cooperation, agreeing on an enduring training relationship between Afghanistan and Pakistan, an official said on Tuesday.At delegation-level talks at the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Defence Minister Gen. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi on Monday called for closer defence cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan in dealing with the challenges facing the two countries.Currently on a five-day visit to Islamabad, the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN):  Sixty-seven people have been killed during an ongoing clash between rival rebel groups in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said on Monday.The fierce battle erupted late on Thursday between... read more
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on the charge of receiving kickbacks from rental power projects in the energy-deficient country.A three-member bench of the apex court also... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Fourteen Pakistani security personnel were killed and 25 others wounded Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border area on Sunday, intelligence officials said.The remote-controlled bomb hit a military... read more
QUETTA/ISLAMABAD (PAN): More  than 100 people, including security personnel and a  journalist, were killed and over 200 others wounded in a string of bomb and gun attacks in three main cities of Pakistan on Thursday, officials said.In... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has been directed to ensure an end to the harassment of Afghan refugees with valid residency documents, Pakistan’s federal authorities said on Thursday.In late 2012, when a tripartite agreement on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four suspected militants were killed and three others injured in a new US drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border on Thursday.The CIA-operated drone fired four missiles at a residential... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven suspected militants were killed in fresh US drone attacks in Pakistan’s troubled North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, an official said on Tuesday.The first air strike took place at around 12 noon when a... read more
 ISLAMABAD: Seventeen suspected militants were killed in fresh US drone strikes in South and North Waziristan tribal regions near the Afghanistan border on Sunday, a private TV channel reported.At least 10 missiles were fired at insurgent... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Former Jamaat-i-Islami leader Qazi Hussain Ahmad, who died of a heart attack at the age of 74 years, was laid to rest in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday.With a cardiac complaint, the right-wing leader was admitted three days back to... read more
 ISLAMABAD (PAN): Mullah Nazir, the main Pakistani Taliban commander in the south Waziristan, was among 10 people killed in a serial US drone strikes near the Afghan border, an official said on Thursday.The unmanned spy plane fired two missile... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seventeen Taliban fighters have been killed in two separate incidents of violence in northwest Pakistan, government officials said on Monday.Eight insurgents were killed Sunday night during a security operation in the Terah valley... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eight people, including a senior minister, were killed in a suicide attack on a rally in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Saturday evening, officials said.Senior Minister Bashir Ahmed... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eight people were wounded in a bomb explosion in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, bordering Afghanistan, on Friday, local media reported.The blast on Saryab road in Quetta, the provincial capital, damaged several... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Wednesday allowed Afghan refugees to live legally in the country for another six months, extending a tripartite agreement that was due to expire at the end of the current month. Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf extended... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three people were killed in a drone strike carried out by the United States forces in North Waziristan, a tribal region of Pakistan, near Afghan border, said an official.The attack was carried out on Sunday morning, when a US-... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf on Friday said his country was ready to provide any kind of support to Afghanistan that is preparing to host the international Ulema conference in January next year.Ashraf told the visiting... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six people were killed and eight others, including a Taliban local commander Mullah Nazir, were wounded on Thursday in a car bombing in South Waziristan, the tribal region of Pakistan.The incident took place when a suicide bomber... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five Shiite mourners were killed and 90 others wounded in an insurgent attack in Pakistan’s northwestern district of Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday, the second deadly assault in the town in as many days.A day earlier, seven Shiites were... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven members of the minority Shiite sect were killed in roadside bombing near a mourning procession in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday, officials said.At least 18 people were wounded by the bomb... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday suggested a meeting of religious scholars from Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan to devise a joint strategy against terrorism in the region.“Western powers don’t want Pakistan to... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani politician Qazi Hussain Ahmad, former chief of the Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) party, narrowly escaped a suicide bombing in the northwestern tribal region of Mohmand near the Afghanistan border on Monday.The bomber -- believed to... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two security officials were killed in a bomb attack on their convoy in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border on Sunday. At least seven security personnel were wounded in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The United States on Thursday welcomed Pakistan’s decision to release Afghan Taliban prisoners, in a move to promote the ongoing reconciliation drive in Afghanistan.Pakistan could play a vital role in ending the conflict in... read more
ISLAMABAD: In order to crack down on the illicit narcotics commerce, Pakistan has called for putting in place a regional mechanism for the exchange of information and coordination, as well as the creation of a court in the region to fight the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pledging all-out support for the snail-paced reconciliation process in Afghanistan, Pakistan has offered to release a number of Taliban leaders being held in the country’s jails, a media report said on Wednesday.Islamabad held out... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan will continue to extend all possible support to Afghanistan in its journey towards peace and socio-economic development, President Asif Ali Zardari has promised.At a meeting an Afghan High Peace Council (HPC) delegation... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan’s High Peace Council (HPC) delegation, headed by its Chairman Salahuddin Rabbani, met Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Tuesday.Currently on a three-day... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Afghanistan's High Peace Council (HPC) head, Salahuddin Rabbani arrived in Islamabad on Monday, where he launched his reconciliation mission with a meeting with Prime Minister Raja Parvaiz Ashraf as a part of the peace process,... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan's High Peace Council (HPC) head, Salahuddin Rabbani, would have detailed and candid discussions about the reconciliation process with Pakistani officials in Islamabad. An official said.Led by Rabbani, the HPC delegation... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A lawmaker was among several people wounded in bomb explosion in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan on Friday, a police official said.The bombing took place outside a mosque in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan,... read more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Thursday a dossier had been sent to Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) authorities on the issue of Taliban commander Maulvi Fazlullah. A spokesman for the foreign ministry told a weekly media... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six people, including a senior police officer, were killed and 37 others wounded in a suicide attack in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Wednesday.The suicide bombing occurred at 10am... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least five people, including an anti-Taliban peace force commander, were killed during a suicide attack in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday.The bombing in the Dagar area of Buner district killed... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The second largest anti-government armed group in Afghanistan, Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) said it is impossible to conduct transparent elections due to the presence of foreign troops in the country.In an exclusive interview... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN):  The US, Pakistan and Afghanistan are working on new strategies to bring stability to the region through mutual cooperation, an American diplomat said on Sunday.US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday asked the government of Pakistan needs to take immediate steps to protect schools, teachers, students and rights activistsUrging Taliban, al Qaeda and their affiliates to halt attacks on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday asked the government of Pakistan needs to take immediate steps to protect schools, teachers, students and rights activistsUrging Taliban, al Qaeda and their affiliates to halt attacks on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN):  A senior police officer was among seven security men killed during a fierce clash with the militants in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, bordering Afghanistan, an official said on Monday.The overnight... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A Pakistani girl activist, shot in the head by Taliban militants in the northwestern valley of Swat last week, was flown to the United Kingdom for medical treatment on Monday, the military said.The decision to send Malala Yousafzai... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Pakistan government has allowed Afghan traders to take their goods to the Wagah port on its border with India, an official said on Saturday. The decision came during a two-day meeting between representatives of the two... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Fourteen people were killed and 28 others wounded in two separate bomb attacks in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, bordering southern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday.The explosions, condemned by Chief Minister... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eight people were killed and more than 20 others injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) attack in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region near the Afghanistan border on Thursday morning.A passenger van struck the remotely-... read more
ISLABAMAD (PAN): Five members of a peace force were killed in clashes with militants in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Khyber near the Afghanistan border on Saturday.At least seven volunteers, who were conducting a search operation against... read more
ISLAMABAD/ KABUL (PAN): Senior Afghan and Pakistani military officials met in Islamabad to discuss the situation along their porous border, a thorny issue between the neighbours, officials said on Thursday.An Afghan Army delegation, headed by... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A quadrilateral meeting among Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia and Tajikistan is being rescheduled after Russian President Vladimir Putin postponed his much anticipated next week visit to Islamabad.Putin was expected to meet leaders of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four people were killed Monday night in a US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border, an official said on Tuesday.An unmanned plane fired two missiles into a house in the Muski... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four suspected insurgents were killed Friday in a fresh US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan, an official said on Saturday.The unmanned plane fired two missiles on a car in the Land Mohammadkhel area of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nine people were killed and more than 20 others wounded in a bomb attack targeting a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) vehicle in the northwestern city of Peshawar near the Afghanistan border on Wednesday, officials said.Women and children... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Sixteen civilians were killed and a dozen others wounded as a result of a roadside bombing in the Dir district of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, officials said.The explosion took place at around 7am... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 10 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded on Monday when a car bomb ripped through Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region, officials said.The remote-controlled blast jolted Parachinar city, a sectarian... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nine members of a refugee family died as their house roof collapsed in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said on Monday.The roof of Mohammad Akbar’s house in the Gandaf refugee camp in Swabi... read more
KABUL (PAN): The Safe Passage Working Group, seeking to promote Afghan-led reconciliation efforts, held its inaugural meeting in Islamabad late on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.Officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two US Consulate employees were killed and 19 others people, mostly civilians, were injured in a suicide attack that rocked Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Monday, officials... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six suspected militants were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan’s troubled North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border on Saturday, officials said.Local security officials told reporters the CIA-operated drone... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least four suspected militants were killed when a US drone targeted two vehicles in the second such attack in hours in the troubled Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghan border, officials said on Sunday.The... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): As locals celebrated Eidul Fitr, a US drone killed five people in Pakistan’s troubled North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, an official said on Saturday.The CIA-operated drone fired two missiles on a compound... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN):  Five Pakistani soldiers and 30 insurgents were killed during a fierce clash during the country’s northwestern restive tribal region near the Afghanistan border on Tuesday, officials said.The clash erupted in the Dalonai area... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan and the United States on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on transit of cargo for NATO-led troops stationed in neighbouring Afghanistan.US Deputy Ambassador Richard Hoagland and Additional Secretary... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eight people were killed and 22 others wounded in a bomb explosion in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Bajaur, bordering Afghanistan, officials said on Monday.The blast occurred at 10 am in the Pashad Bazaar of Salarzai sub-... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): With the advent of the holy month of Ramadan, the Pakistani government has restored power supply to Afghan refugee camps in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, camp residents said on Sunday.Electricity was disconnected to some... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): More than a dozen insurgents were killed in a Pakistani Army airstrike in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, officials said.At least 14 fighters were killed and five others wounded when military... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Twenty people, including policemen and civilians, were killed in a new spate of militant-linked violence in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces on Saturday, officials said.A massive explosion occurred at 8am when... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Thirteen people were killed and four others wounded in a roadside bombing in the Orakzai tribal region of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, officials said.The explosion took place at around 6:30am when a... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN):  Twenty-one suspected militants were killed in a fresh US drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan, officials said on Saturday. The drone attack took place on Friday night in the Datakhel... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least three people were killed in a roadside bomb blast in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region of Khyber on Friday, a political administration official said.Five civilians were also wounded in the bombing that took... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar would participate in the upcoming Tokyo conference on Afghanistan.Foreign ministry's spokesman Muazzam Ali Khan said Khar would represent Pakistan at the conference, where she would meet... read more
KANDAHAR CITY/ISLAMABAD (PAN): For the first time in nearly eight months, NATO supply trucks on Thursday crossed into Afghanistan through the Chaman border crossing in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said.A couple of vehicles... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Wednesday said it had not struck any secret deal with the United States on reopening a key NATO supply route after seven months of closure and the ensuing tension between the two countries.Earlier in the day, the federal... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan embassy in Islamabad said Tuesday that none of its diplomat was summoned by Pakistan’s foreign ministry but instead they had a meeting with officials.On Monday Pakistani foreign ministry said in a statement they had... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten insurgents were killed and 20 others wounded as a result of an airstrike in the Khyber Agency of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.The overnight raid was carried out by the Pakistan Army on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A key Al-Qaeda member has been captured near the Iranian border in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, local media reported on Wednesday, quoting intelligence officials.A French citizen with strong links to the Al-Qaeda... read more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani stood disqualified on April 26, when he was convicted in a contempt case, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday -- throwing the country into a fresh round of political crisis.In April, the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Popular Pashto singer Ghazala Jawed and her father were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an official said on Tuesday. Gunmen on motorcycles opened... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 25 people were killed on Saturday when a powerful bomb ripped through a pick-up truck in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Khyber near the Afghanistan border, officials said.Another 50 people were wounded in the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three people were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border on Wednesday, an official said.A government official in the region, Taslim Khan, told Pajhwok... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A former government official survived a suicide attack that killed two of his bodyguards and wounded four others in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Tuesday.The car of Mohammad Fahim,... read more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday rejected US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent remarks on terrorist safe havens in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border.During an unannounced visit to Kabul on Thursday, the defense... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 21 people were killed and more 44 others wounded in a bomb attack in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on Friday.The 10-kilogram blast ripped through a bus carrying Civil... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), the second largest militant group after Taliban, on Wednesday said it had conveyed to the United Nations its desire for a meaningful peace dialogue.In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan... read more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday summoned a senior American diplomat and lodged a strong protest over drone strikes in its northwestern tribal belt, calling the raids unlawful.The Foreign Office in Islamabad called US charge d’affaires Richard... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Twenty insurgents and a soldier were killed during a fierce clash in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region of Mohmand on Tuesday, an official said.The gunbattle was touched off by a Taliban assault on the Salala checkpoint, where 24... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Foreigner fighters were among 15 suspected insurgents killed in fresh US drone strikes in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan on Monday morning, an official said.The CIA-operated drone fired missiles at a house... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten suspected insurgents were killed in fresh US drone strikes in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of South Waziristan on Sunday morning, an official said.The CIA-operated drone fired four missiles at a compound five kilometres... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike and an anti-Taliban operation in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal areas on Saturday, officials said.The drone attack in South Waziristan targetted a motorcycle in the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Officials of Pakistan and Afghanistan, along with the United Nations, started talks on issues of unregistered Afghan refugees in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.Hamid, the refugees’ attaché in Afghan... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nineteen suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike, the fifth attack in the past week, in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, near the Afghanistan border, an official said on Tuesday. The attack took place on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): An Afghan official delegation is due to arrive in Islamabad on Monday for a three-day visit to hold talks with Pakistani officials over a planned repatriation of Afghan refugees to their homeland in May. A month ago, officials in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven foreign fighters were killed in a CIA-operated drone attack in Pakistan’s restive tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Monday. The drone fired two missiles on a house in the Esakhel... read more
ISLAMANAD (PAN): Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari did not attend the just-concluded Chicago summit to promote his personal interest, but to join international efforts at bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan, the Foreign Office said on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten suspected insurgents were killed in a fresh US drone strike in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan on Thursday morning, officials said.The CIA-operated drone fired two missiles at a compound in Khassokhel... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three suspected militants were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, an official said on Wednesday.The unmanned aircraft hit a house in the Cycle Ground area on the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari would attend NATO’s upcoming summit on Afghanistan’s future, scheduled for May 20-21 in Chicago, the foreign ministry in Islamabad said on Thursday.The president had accepted NATO Secretary-... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four pilots on a routine training mission were killed on Thursday when two light aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) collided mid-air in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, police said.One of the Mushshak planes... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Mohammad Omar Daudzai on Tuesday urged Islamabad to review its decision on expelling illegal refugees living in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an official said.On April 25, authorities in northwestern... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Top American and Pakistani military officials discussed security along the Durand Line during a meeting in the garrison town of Rawalpindi on Saturday, the army said. An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) team, led... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and 18 others injured in a bomb explosion in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pukhtonkhwa province, officials said on Saturday.The blast took place at about 9:30am on the GT Road in Peshawar’s Gulbahar... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five people of a family were killed on Friday when a mortar shell hit their vehicle in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region of Khyber near the Afghanistan border, officials said.The mortar attack that left dead two women... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three journalists were among 14 civilians wounded in two bomb attacks on the shrine of a renowned poet and Pakhtun nationalist leader in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Thursday.The explosions... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Military officials from Pakistan, Afghanistan and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) are due to meet in Rawalpindi, a garrison city near Islamabad, later this week.The Pakistan army said on Wednesday the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Renowned Pakhtun nationalist leader Afzal Khan Lala plans to call a two-day joint grand tribal jirga involving delegates from both sides of the Durand Line in Peshawar, to resolve the Afghan conflict.In an interview with Pajhwok... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Monday said that Pakistan had no information about the presence of Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri on its soil.Addressing a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS)... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nearly a dozen Pakistani troops were killed in an insurgent attack on their post in the militancy-plagued tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghan border, the military said on Monday.The assault occurred in Miranshah, the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eight suspected militants were killed in a CIA-operated drone attack in Pakistan’s restive tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Saturday.A security official in Miran Shah, the main town of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Twenty people were killed and 45 others wounded in a suicide attack in Pakistan’s tribal badland of Bajaur, bordering Afghanistan’s eastern province of Kunar, on Friday, officials said.The suicide bomber attacked a security... read more
KABUL (PAN): Two main armed opposition groups -- the Taliban and the Hezb-i-Islami of Afghanistan (HIA) -- on Thursday denounced the strategic agreement between Afghanistan and the United States as a brazen sellout of core national interests.... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three suspected militants were killed in a drone attack in Pakistan’s restive tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Monday.On Sunday evening, a CIA-operated drone fired two missiles into a... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two people were killed and seven others wounded in an explosion in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, bordering Afghanistan, on Sunday.The explosion took place near an auto workshop in the Jamrud sub-district of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday said Pakistan’s role in bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan was imperative, asking Islamabad to continue its efforts in this regard.Marc Grossman who... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan Minister for States and Frontier Regions Eng. Shaukatullah Khan said they would repatriate Afghan refugees from Pakistan by the end of 2012.In an exclusive interview, Shaukatullah told Pajhwok Afghan News, after a gathering... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan interior minister said that Pakistani government has prevented Haqqani Network from operating on its soil and the group was based in Afghanistan.  Rehman Malik, Pakistan’s Interior Minister, remarks come days after a... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Pakistan president has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Kabul and other parts of neighbouring Afghanistan.Asif Ali Zardari reiterated his promise that the people and government of Pakistan would continue to stand with... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Sunday condemned as painful a series of attacks in Afghan cities, including Kabul, saying that Islamabad remained firm in the war on terrorism.The Taliban on Sunday launched simultaneous attacks in Kabul, Gardez, the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): More than 100 militants stormed a high-security prison in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, freeing at least 400 inmates, officials said.The daring pre-dawn assault that reflected the Taliban’s... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani legislators, showing a hard-won consensus,  approved recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) regarding new terms of engagement with the US and a resumption of non-lethal NATO... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The bodies of seven people, kidnapped by unidentified gunmen, were found in Pakistan’s lalwless Khyber tribal region on Wednesday, an official said.The corpses were found dumped in the Sipah area of Bara sub-district, he said,... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two senior Pakistani opposition leaders on Friday vehemently opposed the reopening of a key supply route for NATO-led troops in neighbouring Afghanistan.The supply line was closed immediately after 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four people, including two policemen, were killed in a suicide attack by militants in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Thursday, officials said.At least 14 people were injured in the suicide attack on a police vehicle in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A remotely triggered bomb struck a vehicle, killing seven passengers in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan’s northwestern province of Pukhtonkhwa, bordering Afghanistan, an official said on Wednesday.The bombing took place at... read more
ISLAMABAD: Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s three widows and two daughters were sentenced on Monday to 45 days detention for staying illegally in Pakistan.Handing down the verdict, Senior Civil Judge Shahrukh Arjumand ordered their early... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four Pakistani soldiers were killed and five others went missing after the Taliban stormed an army checkpoint in the Mohmand tribal region near the Afghanistan border, an official said on Monday.The predawn attack on a military... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four suspected militants were killed as a result of drone attack in Pakistan’s restive tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Friday.A senior political administration official in Miran Shah... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two top US generals and the Pakistan army chief have held wide-ranging talks on curbing militant operations and improving cross-border cooperation, officials said on Thursday.It was the first high-level military meeting between the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Forty militants were killed during an operation by the Pakistan Army in the South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, the military said on Monday.The operation was conducted against Taliban insurgents in the Shin... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Amid strained relations between Washington and Islamabad, the Pakistani Taliban on Sunday warned lawmakers against reopening a key supply route for NATO-led troops in neighbouring Afghanistan.The country’s parliament is reviewing... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani Prime Minster Yusuf Raza Gilani, confirming his meeting with US President Barak Obama in South Korea, said on Sunday discussions on the situation in Afghanistan would take place in Monday’s meeting on the sidelines of a... read more
ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel, reviewing Islamabad-Washington relations, on Tuesday sought an unconditional apology from NATO-led troops in Afghanistan for last year’s deadly attack and a halt to US drone strikes in Pakistan.At least 24 Pakistani... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Notorious militant commander, Mangal Bagh who led his own faction of the Lashkar-i-Islam group, has been killed in a clash in the Tirah valley of the lawless Khyber tribal region near the Afghan border, police said on Monday.“The... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Fifteen bullet-riddled bodies were found in farms in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, an official said on Sunday.Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan News on condition of anonymity, a local security officer said the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two Swiss tourists had escaped their Taliban captors, after spending eight months in captivity in Pakistan’s lawless militant-infested tribal region of North Waziristan that borders Afghanistan, an official said on Thursday.The... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A suicide bomber armed with explosives-laden belt killed a senior police officer and wounded his four colleagues in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Thursday.The brazen attack was executed at about 9 am when the bomber... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The CIA-operated drone fired missiles on insurgents killing six rebels in South Waziristan, Pakistan’s lawless region, bordering Afghanistan, an official said on Tuesday.A government official confirmed with Pajhwok Afghan News, in... read more
ISLAMABD (PAN):  A suicide blast at a funeral ceremony killed nearly 13 people and injured 30 others in Badhber area of Peshawar city, capital of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said.According to Imtiaz Altaf, Chief of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 40 insurgents and four Pakistani soldiers were killed during a clash in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region of Khyber, near Afghanistan border, an official said on Sunday.The clash erupted late on Saturday when a group of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The exit of Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha as Pakistan’s powerful Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief is unlikely to change the agency’s policy towards neighboring Afghanistan, say analysts.Political analyst and senior leader of Awami... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 12 suspected militants were killed in two separate missile strikes from pilotless US drones in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of South Waziristan on Saturday, near the Afghanistan border, an official said.The governmental... read more
KABUL CITY (PAN): Afghanistan-bound containers carrying four million textbooks remain stranded at the Karachi port, Pakistan’s commercial hub, three weeks after Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani ordered their release, an official said on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan had closed a training camp of Baloch separatists on its territory at the intervention of President Hamid Karzai, Pakistan’s interior minister said.Rehman Malik told journalists in Islamabad late on Sunday: “After we... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Former Pakistani interior minister Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao on Saturday survived a suicide attack in his native northeastern town of Charsadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said.One policeman was killed and six others,... read more
ISLAMABAD: Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday underlined the need for equitable and deeper collaboration between Pakistan and Afghanistan.A recent Afghan-Iran-Pakistan summit in Islamabad offered yet another opportunity to pursue bilateral... read more
ISLAMABAD: (PAN):  At least 22 people were killed in a suicide attack on a mosque in Pakistan’s restive northwestern Khyber tribal region, near the Afghanistan border, on Friday afternoon.The bomber blew himself up at the entrance to the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan would participate in Dushanbe and Tokyo conference on Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Thursday.At a meeting with Afghan Ambassador Mohammad Omar Daudzai, she said her country would take part in next... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Unidentified gunmen attacked a bus, killing 18 passengers in Pakistan’s northwestern Kohistan district on Tuesday, officials said.The incident took place in the Chilas area of the mountainous town on Karakorum highway, the district... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven people were killed and 22 others wounded when a blast ripped through a public gathering organised by the ruling Awami National Party (ANP) in the northwestern city of Nowshera on Monday.The bomb attached to a motorbike... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): In response to President Hamid Karzai’s call, Pakistan on Friday urged the Taliban and other insurgent groups to join a peace process initiated by the Afghan government.The Pakistani prime minister said: “I would like to appeal to... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four policemen were killed in a suicide attack on a police station in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, officials said.Three suicide bombers conducted the attack on the C-Division Police Station, killing four... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A dozen people were killed and at least 25 others wounded when an explosives-laden car went off at a bus stand on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar on Thursday, an official said.The bombing took place in the Wakho... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday telephoned Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani and sought Islamabad’s support for reconciliation talks with the Taliban.“Karzai underscored Pakistan’s importance in the peace process … and... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Pakistan Twenty-20 Cricket Federation (PTCF) team on Monday inflicted another defeat on a visiting Afghan club in the Peace Tournament at the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium in the northwestern city of Peshawar.The event is being... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Pakistan Twenty-20 Cricket Federation (PTCF) team defeated a visiting Afghan club by 55 runs in the opener of the Peace Tournament that began at the Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday.The... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 20 people were killed in a bomb blast and clashes between rival religious groups in Pakistan’s lawless tribal region of Khyber near the Afghan border, officials said on Sunday.The blast that took place at a pro-government... read more
ISALMABAD (PAN): Famous poet Murad Shinwari, known for writing lyrics for a number of Pakhto movies, died after protracted ailment in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province on Saturday. He was 85.A son of renowned poet Hamza Shinwari,... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured in a suicide attack near a mosque in the Parachinar town of Pakistan’s northwestern Kurram tribal region on Friday afternoon, officials said.The bombing happened in the main bazaar... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Twenty-one people, including 15 foreign militants, were killed in US drone strikes in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Friday.The attacks were carried out in different areas of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): One person was killed and three others were injured in a suicide blast in the Upper Dir district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province on Thursday morning, officials said.The bomb attack happened in the Godhar area near the main... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five people were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghan border on Thursday, officials said.The unmanned CIA-operated aircraft fired missiles into a house in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan and Pakistan on Thursday agreed on strengthening bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including peace and security in the region.Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Monday reaffirmed its all-out support for an Afghan-led reconciliation process in the neighbouring country.Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar stressed an Afghan-led peace effort was central to achieving a durable... read more
ISLAMABAD/JALALABAD (PAN): Afghan vegetable importers are forced into paying bribes by Pakistani guards and customs officials at the Torkham border crossing, a traders' representative said on Sunday.Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan will host a summit involving the leaders of Afghanistan and Iran on counter-terrorism next week, the foreign ministry said on Thursday.The two-day summit to be held on Feb. 16 and 17 in Islamabad, the capital city, would be... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A senior most Al Qaeda militant was killed in a pre-dawn US drone attack, the second in 24 hours, in Pakistan’s troubled north Wazirstan tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said on Thursday.Badar Mansoor, one of the most... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Ten members of the Haqqani network were killed when a US drone fired missiles into the troubled Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border, local officials said on Wednesday.The CIA-... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Peace in Afghanistan could not be achieved without support from Pakistan and Iran, some Pakistani political analysts said, adding the proposed trilateral meeting among heads of the three countries in Islamabad would discuss their... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed and as many went missing during clashes with Taliban insurgents in northwestern Kurram and Orakzai tribal regions near the Afghan border, officials said on Friday.The insurgents stormed the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan’ foreign minister on Thursday said the country would play its role to push the Taliban and the Haqqani network leaders to make peace if asked by the Afghan government to do so.Speaking to journalists in Islamabad a day... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said peace in Afghanistan is critical for security in the country, saying an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process remains his government’s priority. Speaking to... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Thirty-eight Taliban insurgents, including a commander, were killed during separate air and ground operations in northwestern Kurram and Orakzai tribal regions near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Wednesday.Pakistani... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eight soldiers and 30 militants were killed in a fierce clash with Taliban militants in Pakistan’s restive tribal region of Kurram, near the Afghanistan border, on Tuesday, an official said. Twenty-five paramilitary troops were... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A 10-member parliamentary delegation from Afghanistan is scheduled meet senior officials in Islamabad later on Tuesday, an official said.Headed by Meshrano Jirga Chairman Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, the visiting delegation arrived in... read more
PESHAWAR (PAN): An Afghan driver was shot dead by Pakistani police in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Friday when he failed to pay 20 rupees (less than 10afs) in bribe, a transport union official said.   A policeman... read more
ISLAMABAD: Suspected militants fired a volley of rockets at a military academy in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early on Friday, a senior official said.At least three of the nine rockets hit the boundary wall of the academy... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Reiterating support for an Afghan-led reconciliation campaign, Pakistan said on Thursday it had no information about the opening of Taliban's political office in Qatar, as proposed by the United States"Peace and stability in... read more
KABUL/ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday Pakistani foreign minister would be visiting Kabul next month."Afghanistan welcomes the visit of foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar," the ministry spokesman, Janan... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four suspected militants were killed and a fifth injured when a US drone fired missiles into Pakistan's lawless tribal region of North Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border, on Monday.The attack took place in the Datakhel area... read more
ISALMAABD (PAN): On behalf of President Hamid Karzai, the Afghan embassy in Islamabad on Thursday provided financial aid to Murad Shinwari, the son of renowned Pashto poet Amir Hamza Shinwari.Shinwari, 80, has been seriously ill over the past few... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Stressing its neighbour's stability and prosperity, Pakistan said on Tuesday it attached great importance to relations with Afghanistan.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said a prosperous Afghanistan... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least three insurgents wearing police uniform and two policemen were killed during an attack on a police station in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday, officials said.Three militants -- armed hand... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five suspected Taliban fighters were killed in a US drone strike, the second in 48 hours, in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, near the Afghanistan border, an official said on Friday.The unmanned CIA-operated aircraft fired... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Afghan embassy in Islamabad on Wednesday asked Pakistani authorities to lift a ban on the movement of Afghan refugees through the Kohat Tunnel that connects southern districts of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four suspected militants were killed in a drone strike, the first since November, in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Wednesday.Two missiles were fired from the CIA-operated... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 35 people were killed and dozens wounded in a car bombing in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.The massive explosion took place at around 10am at a bus terminal the Jamrud... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Bullet-riddled bodies of 10 kidnapped Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were found dumped on Monday in the upper Orakzai tribal region, lying close to the Afghanistan border, local officials said.The slain Frontier Constabulary troops... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Thursday said it would support every measure making the Afghan-led reconciliation process a success to bring peace and stability to the neighbouring country.Abdul Basset, the Pakistan foreign ministry spokesman, told... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani militants on Thursday killed 15 security men in captivity and dumped their naked dead bodies in North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said.Bodies of the 15 slain members of the Constabulary Corps... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two people were killed in a bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Bajaur, near the Afghanistan border, on Friday.The remote-controlled bombing wounded four people in the Salarzai sub-district of Bajaur,... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): President Hamid Karzai telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardar to inquire abouthis  health and convey him the best wishes of the Afghan government and people, the Presidency in Islamabad said.During the telephone... read more
ISLAMABAD (APP): The Pakistani nation, stressing respect for its sovereignty, wanted new terms of engagement with the United States of America, Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Thursday.His government would seek guarantees from the US... read more
KABUL (PAN): Some political analysts on Wednesday said the tense relations between the US and Pakistan could strengthen Taliban fighters besides having a negative impact on the situation in Afghanistan.The Islamabad-Washington ties dipped to a new... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday said her country did not want to spoil its relationship with Afghanistan or any other nation.Khar said Islamabad had suffered a lot due to the situation in Afghanistan.... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan retook control of the Shamsi airbase on Sunday when the last contingent of American personnel and technicians left along with their equipment, a media report said.The US was ordered to leave the airbase in the Washak... read more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has rejected US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's call to reconsider the decision on boycotting the Bonn Conference on Afghanistan, slated for Monday.In a telephonic conversation with the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan's decision to boycott the Bonn Conference, scheduled for Dec. 5, is irreversible, the foreign minister said on Friday, soon after the Senate condemned the Nov. 26 NATO-led airstrikes that killed around 24 army soldiers in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan said on Wednesday it would not reverse its decision on boycotting the 2nd Bonn Conference, slated for December 5, on Afghanistan's future.Islamabad announced on Tuesday would not attend the important meeting in Germany as a... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six people were killed and 10 others injured during a clash between militant groups in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said on Wednesday.The clash erupted between Lashkar-i-Islam and Tehrik-i-... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday extended condolences to the Pakistani prime minister over the killing of soldiers in an NATO-led airstrike in the Mohmand tribal region.Saturday's predawn attack killed 24 Pakistani soldiers... read more
ISLAMABAD/KABUL (PAN): Pakistan on Tuesday decided not to attend next week's conference on Afghanistan's future in Bonn in protest against an ISAF airstrike on a border post that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.The decision was taken at a Cabinet... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Sunday conveyed to her US counterpart Hillary Clinton Pakistan’s "deep sense of rage" over a deadly ISAF airstrikes, hours after Washington was asked to vacate a military base in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Islamabad closed a key supply route for foreign troops stationed in neighbouring Afghanistan on Saturday, soon after more than two dozen Pakistani soldiers were killed in a NATO-led airstrike, officials said.Prime Minister Yusuf... read more
KABUL (PAN): Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Friday her country was making efforts at removing the trust deficit with Afghanistan, saying that peace in the two countries was inter-linked.Speaking at a joint press conference with... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eight suspected militants were killed in a fresh US drone strike in Pakistan's restive northwestern tribal region of North Waziristan near the border with Afghanistan on Thursday, an official said.Pilotless US drones fired four... read more
KABUL (PAN): Sixteen militants were killed in a CIA-operated dron attack in South Waziristan , part of Pakistan’s restive tribal belt on the border with Afghanistan, on Wednesday, an official said.Hideouts of militants loyal to Abu Nasir and Maulvi... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Sixteen militants were killed and a dozen others injured during an operation by Pakistani troops in the Orakzai tribal region, lying close the Afghanistan border, officials said on Tuesday.The ground troops backed helicopter... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least 23 people, including four intelligence officers, were killed in separate incidents of violence in Pakistan, officials said on Sunday.Six rebels were killed and 10 others injured in a clash with security forces in the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Presidents Hamid Karzai, Asif Ali Zardari and Abdullah Gul will meet in Istanbul next week on peace, stability and reconciliation in Afghanistan, as well as economic cooperation among the three countries.Pakistan attached great... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four people were killed and 20 others injured in separate incidents of violence in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday, officials said.  Fourteen people were wounded when a bomb exploded in front of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four people, including a member of an anti-insurgent militia, were killed in a bomb blast the Lower Dir district of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday, a police official said.Pro-government militia member... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least seven people were killed and 16 others injured when mortar shells hit a mosque and a house in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, an official said on Wednesday.Five rockets struck the worship place late on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nine Frontiers Corps (FC) soldiers and 16 militants were killed in a fierce clash in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pukhtunkhwa province, local officials said on Tuesday.The gunbattle took place late on Monday after the rebels... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five suspected militants were killed when a US drone fired several missiles into Pakistan's lawless tribal region of south Waziristan, near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Saturday.The CIA-operated drone fired nine... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three people were killed in a CIA-operated drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border, an official said on Thursday.The drone fired missiles on Wednesday night at a compound, killing... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan has hit back at the Afghan ministers' allegations of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) involvement in the assassination of ex-president Burhanuddin Rabbani and offered a joint investigation into the murder.Rabbani's... read more
ISLAMABAD/ QUETTA (PAN):  Unidentified gunmen torched two trucks carrying supplies for international troops in Afghanistan and killed one of the drivers in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province, officials said on Sunday.The incident took... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three policemen were killed and 10 others wounded in a bomb attack in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday, officials said.The explosion took place in the Torghar area of Mansehra, killing three freshly... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The peace process would continue even after the killing of Prof. Rabbani but the policy might be changed, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Tuesday.At the end of a two days condolence ceremony for the assassinated chief... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least six people were killed and 35 others injured when a bomb exploded in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday.The incident occurred in a music shop in Nishtarabad Chowk... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN):  A dozen of militants and five tribesmen, including a militiaman, were killed when in an attack on a checkpoint in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan's northwestern Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, an official said.The predawn... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan and Pakistani have agreed on a framework for cooperation in reconciliation and counterterrorism efforts, officials said on Friday.Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin and Pakistani Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir,... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Several Pakhtun nationalist leaders of Pakistan strongly condemned on Thursday Interior Minister Rehman Malik's statement regarding the involvement of Afghan refugees in terrorist activities in the country.Last week, Rehman Malik... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Taliban killed two people on the charge of spying for a rival militant group in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Tuesday.Two dead bodies, dumped on a roadside, were found with a letter in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Afghan refugees living in Pakistan are not involved in the ongoing wave of violence in the country, the Afghan embassy in Islamabad said on Monday.Two days back, Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik had blamed Afghan... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least two people were killed and eight others, including children and women, were wounded in a mortar attack in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber, an official said on Monday.One of the mortar shells hit houses on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Afghanistan is ready to help release the children kidnapped two weeks ago from the tribal region of Bajaur, the Afghan ambassador to Pakistan said on Saturday.Pakistani Taliban abducted 25 children from the agency and transferred... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Although Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for Saturday's attacks on security posts in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, but its government, complaining to the Afghan government, has said the attackers were... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan has promised all possible steps to resolve problems of refugees during Hajj, the Afghan embassy in Islamabad said on Saturday. Afghan Ambassador Umar Daudzai won the assurance from Pakistani Minister for Religious Affairs... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Up 40 people were killed on Friday in a massive suicide attack on a mosque in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber, bordering Afghanistan, officials said. Another 85 worshippers were wounded in the blast at the... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Six Taliban fighters and five Pakistani soldiers were killed in a blast and a clash in the Kurram tribal region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an official said on Thursday. Five soldiers were killed and three others wounded when... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Up to 15 militants were killed and more than 16 others wounded in two separate blasts in the Tirrah Valley of Khyber Agency in northwest Pakistan, a local journalist said.   In one incident, 10 insurgents were killed and more... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three Pakistani soldiers were killed and 15 others injured on Sunday when a Taliban-fired rocket hit a military base in the northern Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, an official said. Umer Khan Dawar, a... read more

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