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.
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.
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.
KABUL (PAN): Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who attended the day-long international conference in Kabul, said on Thursday that Islamabad had ordered the release of containers carrying textbooks for Afghan students.
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.
KABUL (PAN): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, currently in Beijing to attaned the 12th Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, on Wednesday reaffirmed continued support for Afghanistan’s stability and socio-economic development.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States will continue talks with Pakistan to reopen the ground lines of communication (GLOCs), despite NATO signing a deal with three Central Asian countries to use their territory to shift the alliance’s equipment out of Afghanistan.