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Pakistanis’ trust in Indians improves

Pakistan said on Thursday India will have to accept Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s four-point formula to improve bilateral ties.

Pakistanis’ trust in Indians has seen a slight increase over the years, a survey report said.

Mosque to be named after Army Chief in Rawalpindi

Pakistan Army Chief Raheel Sharif’s popularity has gone beyond street banners and social media applause as a group of his admirers are set to build a mosque here in his name.

Unfit plane caused 2003 Pakistan Air Chief fatal crash

A Pakistani parliamentary body has been told that the aircraft carrying Air Chief Marshal Mushaf Ali Mir crashed in 2003 as it was not fit to fly.

Criticising blasphemy laws is not blasphemy: Pak SC

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled that criticism of blasphemy laws does not amount to blasphemy.

Petition in Pakistan Supreme Court against PM’s English address

Nawaz Sharif (Photo: PTI)

A contempt of court plea was filed on Monday in the Supreme Court of Pakistan against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for addressing the United Nations General Assembly in English.

Pervez Musharraf rejects Seigel’s claims on threat to Benazir


Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has rejected the claim of American lobbyist Mark Siegel that former premier Benazir Bhutto received threatening phone calls from him in 2007.

‘Imran Khan’s party is funded by Jewish, Indian lobbies’

Imran Khan led Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) has been receiving funds from Jewish and Indian lobbies for furthering their agendas, one of the founding members of the party alleged.

Nawaz Sharif’s UN speech in English isn’t contempt

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may have disappointed many by delivering his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in English rather than Urdu, but he is sure to escape a contempt of cour

‘Pervez Musharraf threatened Bhutto’

Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf had issued a threatening call to slain former premier Benazir Bhutto some three months before she was assassinated in a gun-and-bomb attack, American jo

Pakistan, China seek Central Asian clients for aircraft

Pakistan and China are hoping to find clients among the Central Asian members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as potential buyers of their jointly-developed JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong) mult

The wise men have spoken — the moot point is, will they be heard?

Nearly a quarter century ago, when the Babri Masjid was demolished, Fahmida Riaz, a well- known Urdu writer, poet and feminist of Pakistan who had spent many years in exile in India with her husband a