Court bans Valentine's Day in Islamabad

Feb 14, 2017

Court bans Valentine's Day in Islamabad

A Pakistani judge on Monday banned all Valentine’s Day celebrations in the country’s capital, Islamabad, saying they are against Islamic teachings. The judge ruled on a petition seeking to ban public celebrations of the Western holiday, court official Niaz Saleh said. He said the ...

Feb 6, 2017

Afghan diplomat killed by his guard in Pakistan

An Afghan diplomat was shot and killed by his security guard inside the consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Monday, officials said. Mohammad Zaki Abdu, the third secretary at the consulate, died of his wounds shortly after the shooting, according to ...

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

Feb 6, 2017

Afghanistan avalanches toll tops 100 as deadly freeze sets in

More than 100 people have been killed in a series of avalanches triggered by days of heavy snowfall around Afghanistan, including 50 in one village, officials said Sunday, warning the death toll could rise still further. The avalanches struck after three days of heavy ...

Jan 6, 2017

Pakistani province launches app for women to report harassment

A smartphone application enabling women to report incidents of harassment to police in Pakistan’s Punjab province went live this week as authorities step up efforts to promote women’s safety in one of the worst provinces for crimes against them. With a click of a ...

Pakistan commissions China-assisted fourth nuke plant

Dec 29, 2016

Pakistan commissions China-assisted fourth nuke plant

Pakistan’s fourth nuclear power plant was inaugurated by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, with the leader inviting further Chinese investment in power generation. The plant, known as Chashma-3, or C-3, has been build with Chinese assistance at Chashma in the Mianwali district of ...

Warner century gives Australia hope

Dec 28, 2016

Warner century gives Australia hope

A run-a-ball hundred from David Warner gave Australia an outside chance of forcing a result after Azhar Ali posted a double-century for Pakistan in the second test in Melbourne on Wednesday. Warner smashed 144 off 143 balls in a pulsating 198-run stand with Usman ...