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ISLAMABAD (PAN): More than 100 Pakistani soldiers were feared dead after a heavy snow avalanche hit their camp on the Siachen Glacier -- the de factor border with India -- on Saturday, the military said.Rescue workers, backed by sniffer dogs and... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): The United States, supporting an Afghan-led peace process, has urged regional states to back the reconciliation campaign and economic development of the landlocked country. Following the fourth meeting of the Trilateral Core Group... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): A US drone attack on northern Waziristan has killed four people, according to Pakistani government television station PTV. The drone’s missile struck a car near Miranshah on Tuesday evening, minutes after iftar. The vehicle... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN):  Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says a stable Afghanistan is in the interests of the region and world. Speaking to Mark Grossman, the US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan in Islamabad late Monday night, Zardari... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five suspected militants were killed when their vehicle was struck by a pilotless US drone in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of South Waziristan on Monday, an official said. Five local Taliban were killed in the missile... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four people were wounded and 10 tankers burnt in an attack on an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) supply convoy in Pakistan's Sindh province, an official said on Monday. At least 10 tankers were destroyed as... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): The Pakistan military killed more than a dozen militants in the northwestern tribal region of Mohmand, near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Sunday. The overnight operation against the local Taliban was conducted in the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four Afghans died of malaria at a refugee camp in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, residents said on Monday. The disease spread among refugees at the Dargai camp in Malakand agency, where 11 Afghan... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The Pakistani military has killed 11 Taliban fighters in an aerial operation in the Korma Agency of the Pakistan’s tribal region. Naeem Bangash, a local official, told Pajhwok Afghan News that Pakistani fighter jets bombarded... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The mausoleum of a renowned Pashto poet was damaged by a bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Khyber, an official said on Friday. The boundary wall of Amir Hamza Baba's tomb partially collapsed as a... read more
KABUL (PAN): Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari met with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai soon after arriving in Kabul on Tuesday. The two leaders met at the Presidential Palace, President Karzai's spokesman Ahmad Zia Siamak Herawi told... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Six fuel tankers in an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) supply convoy were torched in the eastern border area of Turkhamand, injuring three people, officials said on Thursday. The incident took place Thursday on the... read more
  ISLAMABAD (PAN): US drone strikes killed up to 31 individuals Monday night in North and South Waziristan, part of Pakistan’s restive tribal belt. Ghulam Ali, a Pakistani official in the area, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a US drone... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Thousands of shipping containers have been delayed in Karachi for the last four months, causing distress to Afghan traders, the traders said on Saturday. Their goods – worth millions of US dollars – have been stranded... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Up to 40 militants were killed in clashes with Pakistani security forces during an ongoing operation in the country's lawless tribal region of Kurram, lying close to the Afghan border, the army said on Wednesday. The militants... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven Afghan refugees have perished in floods in the South Waziristan area, which borders Afghanistan, said Nematullah Dawar, a Pakistani government official in the area. He said the flooding originated in the Shalam, Raghzai and... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Forty militants have been killed during clashes with Pakistani security forces backed by jets and helicopter gunships in the Mohmand tribal region near the Afghanistan border, an army officer said on Thursday. Launched three days... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Up to 28 people have been killed in US drone strikes in the Pakistani tribal region of South Waziristan, according to officials and witnesses in the area. The first strike on Monday evening targeted a vehicle in Nashtar Valley of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): At least eight suspected militants were killed when suspected US drones fired missiles into Pakistan's lawless tribal region of South Waziristan near the Afghanistan border on Monday, an official said. The attack was carried... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistan on Monday rejected accusations from Afghanistan that it had fired missiles into eastern Afghan provinces, killing dozens of people. Afghan security officials say Pakistani troops have been firing missiles into Afghanistan... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani politicians on Sunday denounced recent cross border attacks into Afghanistan from Pakistani soil, saying such incidents could further damage relations between the two countries. For the past two weeks, Pakistani forces... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four people were killed and six others injured in clashes between two rival religious groups in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, an official said on Friday. The armed conflict between gunmen loyal to Lashkar-i-Islami... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five militants were killed in a clash with police in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan on Wednesday, an official said. Dozens of armed men attacked a police checkpoint early in the morning in the Sarband area on the outskirts... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Three Pakistani Army soldiers and four insurgents were killed in a clash in Pakistan’s troubled northwest near the Afghanistan border on Sunday, an official said. Nearly 20 militants attacked a security checkpoint in the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Pakistani gunship helicopters pounded militant hideouts in the Mohmand tribal region near the Afghanistan border, killing five insurgents and injuring as many others, an official said on Friday. The airstrike was carried out in the... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four tankers carrying fuel for NATO-led troops in Afghanistan were torched in Pakistan's restive tribal region of Khyber on Thursday, an official said. Unidentified gunmen attacked an International Security Assistance Force (... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Sixteen suspected militants were killed in the latest US drone strikes in Pakistan's restive tribal region of Waziristan, officials and residents said on Thursday. A CIA-operated drone fired several missiles into a compound on... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Forty people were killed and 100 others wounded in two back-to-back explosions in Peshawar, the capital of Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said on Sunday. The first bomb went off at around 11.45... read more
ISLAMABAD/KABUL (PAN): Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad on Friday on a two-day visit for talks with Pakistani leaders on efforts at wooing the Taliban to the negotiating table, a private TV channel reported. Karzai would meet... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five people were killed and eight others injured in a bomb explosion in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday, officials said. The blast took place at around 9:30am in front of a school in the Matani... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): Twenty-two suspected militants were killed in fresh US drone strikes in Pakistan's restive tribal region of Waziristan on Wednesday, officials and residents said. A CIA-operated drone slammed several missiles into a compound in... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eighteen people were killed in a series of US drone strikes in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Monday. The first raid took place late on Sunday night, followed by a... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Eighteen people were killed and more than 30 others wounded in a suicide bombing in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, officials said on Monday. The incident took place on Sunday night at a bakery in the Mal Road area of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seven people were killed and nearly a dozen others injured in a car bombing in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday, officials said. The explosion happened at 9am when a pickup truck was detonated at a... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nine militants, including a top Pakistani insurgent leader, were killed in a US drone strike in the South Waziristan tribal region, near the Afghanistan border, officials said on Saturday. The missile raid took place late on Friday... read more
ISLAMABAD(PAN): One Pakistani paramilitary soldier was killed and four others were wounded in a suicide bomb attack on their post in the Khyber tribal region on Friday, officials said. The attack happened at around 11:30am in the Mian Ghudi area of... read more
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has made a strong demarche to Afghanistan over a deadly cross-border incursion by insurgents on a security checkpoint in Upper Dir district of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir summoned... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Nearly 40 security officials have been killed during an ongoing clash with fighters in Pakistan's troubled northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, residents said on Thursday. The fighting erupted when hundreds of... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Now is the time for Afghanistan and Pakistan to put an end to mistrust and seek ways of further cementing their bilateral relations, a top Afghan diplomat said on Wednesday. Implementation of a landmark transit trade agreement... read more
ISLAMANAD (PAN): The Afghan ambassador and Pakistan's interior minister held a meeting in Islamabad to discuss the security situation in the border region and a possible exchange of prisoners, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. Afghan... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Seventeen Taliban insurgents were killed as a result of an airstrike by the Pakistan Army in the Orakzaitribal region, lying close to the border with Afghanistan, a local official said on Tuesday. Warplanes struck Taliban hideouts... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Four members of the ruling Awami National Party (ANP) were gunned down by unidentified assailants in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, authorities said on Saturday. The shooting that took place late on Friday... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN):  Eight people were killed and 10 others injured in a new suicide bombing in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region of Bajaur on Saturday, officials said. The explosion took place in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur, bordering... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): With US-Pakistan relations having reached a turning point, the allies had to take more steps to deal with the shared threat posed by terrorism, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.  "The United States and... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The death toll from a suicide attack in Pakistan's northwestern Hangu city has increased to 36 people, a doctor said on Friday. A day earlier, local police said that two dozen people were killed and 30 others wounded in the car... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): The United States and Pakistan agreed on Friday that joint efforts were needed at regional and international levels to combat terrorism, the state-run television reported. The agreement came at a 30 minutes one-to-one meeting... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Two dozen people killed and 30 wounded in a suicide car bombing in Pakistan's northwestern town of Hangu on Thursday evening, local police and witnesses said. The explosion rocked a hotel, close to police and district... read more
ISLAMABAD (PAN): Five policemen were killed and 22 others wounded in a suicide car bomb attack that flattened a police station in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar, officials said on Wednesday. The target of the bombing, claimed by the... read more

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