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Pakistan arrests six for collecting funds for Jaish and LeJ

Islamabad: Pakistan has arrested six people for allegedly collecting funds for two outlawed militant organizations. Muhammad Ashraf, an official with the Punjabi police’s counterterrorism department, told AP that that the arrests were part of crackdown against terror financing in the province. He said those arrested were raising money for Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, but did not […]

Pakistan official: At least 7 injured in blast at Quetta mosque

Pakistan official: At least 7 injured in blast at Quetta mosque

Quetta: A Pakistani police official says an explosion at a mosque in restive Baluchistan province’s capital of Quetta wounded at least seven people. Abdful Razzak Cheema, deputy inspector of police, says the blast occurred during Friday prayers at the mosque in Pashtoonabad neighborhood. The source of the explosion was not immediately clear and no group […]

Imran Khan congratulates Modi

Imran Khan congratulates Modi

Expresses desire to work with him for peace in South Asia ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday congratulated his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on his victory in the general elections and expressed desire to work with him for peace, progress and prosperity in the region. Prime Minister Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards […]

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attacks made India more determined to resolutely fight terrorism: Sushma Swaraj tells SCO

Sri Lanka, Pulwama attacks made India more determined to resolutely fight terrorism: Sushma Swaraj tells SCO

India on Wednesday said the ghastly bombings in Sri Lanka at a time when the wounds of the Pulwama terror attack were still raw in people’s mind has made it more determined to resolutely fight against the menace. Addressing the meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of foreign ministers here in the Kyrgyz capital, external […]

Pak appoints Moin-ul-Haq as new High Commissioner to India

Pak appoints Moin-ul-Haq as new High Commissioner to India

Career diplomat Moin-ul-Haq has been appointed as Pakistan’s new High Commissioner to India to start a new process of engagement with the country where a new government will be formed soon, amid strained relations between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday approved appointments of over two dozen ambassadors in various countries […]

Airstrike kills 17 policemen in Afghanistan ‘by mistake’

Airstrike kills 17 policemen in Afghanistan ‘by mistake’

An airstrike has killed 17 policemen ‘by mistake’ in South Afghanistan. Afghan Official said that after afghan police were fighting Taliban outside the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah in the country’s southern Helmand province, 17 policemen were killed. Attaullah Afghan, head of the provincial council, says ‘the airstrike took place on Thursday as Afghan police […]

Father kills daughter for failing to wake him up for Sehri

Father kills daughter for failing to wake him up for Sehri

PAKISTAN/PUNJAB: A father allegedly killed his daughter for failing to wake him up for Sehri. According to Geo News, Mukhtar Ahmed a resident of Pakpattan said his brother Gulzar Ahmed opened fire on his daughter for not waking him up for Sehri. Police lodged a case on the complaint of the deceased’s uncle and arrested the […]

Brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan

Brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed arrested in Pakistan

The brother-in-law of outlawed Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed has been arrested in Pakistan’s Gujranwala, Geo news reported.Quoting an Interior Ministry source Geo News reported that the arrest of Abdul Rehman Makki took place during the crackdown against outlawed organisations. He is accused of hate speech against the crackdown and criticizing steps taken by the government […]

US on verge of defeat; will quit Afghanistan soon, claims chief Taliban negotiator

US on verge of defeat; will quit Afghanistan soon, claims chief Taliban negotiator

The United States is on the verge of defeat and will quit Afghanistan soon, the Taliban’s chief negotiator has claimed. According to a report by Voice of America, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai made the assertions in an April 28 speech to an “internal gathering” in Doha, Qatar, saying that either American “will leave of their […]

Eminent poet arrested over a Facebook post in Bangladesh

Eminent poet arrested over a Facebook post in Bangladesh

Dhaka: Bangladesh Police has arrested a Christian poet writing over on priests in a Facebook post. Henry Sawpon, a Christian himself, detained in Barishal, a southern division of Bangladesh, after a priest filed a case against him for a series of defamatory writings about the clergy. On Tuesday mid noon the plain cloth police members took […]

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OPINION

Conflict kills a friend, friendship survives

Saqib Mugloo It’s been six months since Talib Laway’s death, but his 18-year-old best friend Shahid Iqbal is still meeting him. Amid the cloud of sadness, and longing for Mr. Iqbal, as he says, after 40 days of Mr. Laway’s burial, “One day he walked into my house and I hugged him tightly,” said Mr. […]