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Pakistani Taliban elect Mullah Fazlullah as new chief

By   /  November 8, 2013  /  All News, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

This video grab taken on November 7, 2013, shows Asmatullah Shaheen (R) caretaker chief Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announcing the new leader of TTP during a press conference in an undisclosed location in northwest Pakistan. – AFP Updated 2013-11-08 07:21:45   MIRAMSHAH: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have elected hardline Swat Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah as their […]

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Imran vows to block Nato supplies in KP

By   /  November 2, 2013  /  All News, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

  Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan.—File Photo Published 2013-11-02 18:28:56     LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan vowed Saturday to block Nato supplies from crossing through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in response to the US drone strike that killed Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and ‘sabotaged’ peace talks. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is one of two […]

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Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud killed in drone attack

By   /  November 1, 2013  /  All News, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

This file photograph taken on November 26, 2008, shows Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud speaking to a group of media representatives. – AFP Photo This file picture taken on November 26, 2008, shows Pakistani Taliban commander Hakimullah Mehsud (L) firing from a rifle. – AFP Photo TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud. – File Photo   Updated […]

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Nawaz to meet Karzai, Cameron for tripartite talks

By   /  October 28, 2013  /  All News, EAST & SOUTH EAST ASIA, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. — File photo Updated 2013-10-28 14:53:50   LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday left for a three-day official visit to London where he will attend a trilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, DawnNews reported. Prime […]

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Drone strikes against Pakistan’s sovereignty: Nawaz

By   /  October 20, 2013  /  All News, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif speaking to the media after reaching London. -APP Photo Published 2013-10-20 01:35:42 LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that drone attacks violate the sovereignty of Pakistan and that the issue will be raised during his visit to the United States, DawnNews reported. Television channels quoted the prime minister as recalling […]

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Security aid to Pakistan restored as Nawaz reaches Washington

By   /  October 20, 2013  /  All News, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. – File Photo Updated 2013-10-21 01:30:42 WASHINGTON: The United States has quietly restarted security assistance to Pakistan, US officials said on Sunday, after freezing much of that aid during a period of strained relations beginning with the 2011 Navy SEAL raid that killed al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. While […]

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Obama meets Malala Yousufzai

By   /  October 12, 2013  /  All News, NORTH AMERICA, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA, USA  /  No Comments

Updated 2013-10-12 07:41:57 This official White House photo showsPresident Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughter Malia meet with Malala Yousufzai, the young Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago, in the Oval Office, October 11, 2013. — Photo by AFP                      WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama […]

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Putting Pakistan up for sale

By   /  October 9, 2013  /  All News, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

A staffer of the Karachi Electric Supply Company working on an electricity pole. -Photo by APP It is the biggest sale in Pakistan, but most Pakistanis can’t afford the purchase. Thirty-one state-owned enterprises (SOEs) including an airline, banks, utilities, and shipping corporations have been identified for privatisation. While the government has started the search for […]

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Nawaz, Manmohan agree to reduce Kashmir tensions

By   /  September 29, 2013  /  All News, India, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (R) meets with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 29, 2013 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York. -AFP Photo Updated 2013-09-29 22:22:08 NEW YORK: The prime ministers of India and Pakistan agreed Sunday […]

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Nawaz meets Bill Gates on sidelines of UNGA

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  All News, Pakistan, SOUTH ASIA  /  No Comments

Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif shakes hand with Bill Gates.    — Photo by Online Updated 2013-09-26 12:54:14 NEW YORK: Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif held a meeting with Bill Gates, co-chair and founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the sideline of the 68th session of the United nations General Assembly […]

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