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Pakistani government given three days to clear sit-in protest near Islamabad

A Pakistani court has granted the government three more days to find a way to clear a sit-in protest by a religious party near the capital, Islamabad. Pakistani Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said in Islamabad on Monday that he had pleaded with the Islamabad High Court (IHC), warning that any use ...

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Gunmen kill 19 in southwestern Pakistan

Gunmen have killed 15 men and a police official and three of his family members in separate attacks in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan. Darmoon Bawani, an administrator in Turbat district, said the 15 men were killed in a mountain village and their bodies were found on Wednesday. The victims ranged ...

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At least eight militants, two Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout on Afghan border

At least eight militants have been shot dead and two Pakistani soldiers killed in a skirmish along the restive border with Afghanistan, the Pakistani army says. The military said in a statement on Monday that fierce clashes took place along the border in Bajaur in the tribal districts of northwest ...

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Bomb in southwest Pakistan attack kills four, including senior police official

At least four people, including a senior police official, have been killed in a bomb attack in Pakistan’s restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials say. The deadly assault occurred in the provincial capital of Quetta on Thursday, when an assailant detonated an explosive vest as a police vehicle was passing ...

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IRGC Chief: Reliance on Popular Forces Can Help Pakistan Curb Insecurity

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari urged neighboring Pakistan to consider the successful experience of reliance on the popular forces to counter insecurity. In a meeting with Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Tehran on Tuesday, ...

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Pakistan’s Top General in Iran for Talks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa paid an official visit to Iran for high-profile talks on various issues, including the common border security. The four-star Pakistani general was received by Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri ...

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Pakistanis asked to declare whether they are of Shia faith to perform Hajj

Pakistani pilgrims wishing to perform Hajj this year will have to declare whether they are Shia on their Hajj application forms if they have any hopes of making the sacred pilgrimage. Confirming that the conditions had been forward by Saudi Arabia, government officials responsible for making Hajj arrangements said, “Saudi ...

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Awakening of the Nation and Stability of Pakistan Conference bring Sunni and Shia’s together

“Awakening of Nation and Stability of Pakistan Conference,” in Skardu brought Sunni and Shia Muslims together and they vowed united struggle for full rights of people of Gilgit-Baltistan. Majlis-e-Wahdat-e- Muslimeen hosted the largest- attended public meeting in the history of Gilgit-Baltistan. Sunni Bralevis, Deobandis and Ahl-e-Hadees also joined the Shia Muslims’ ...

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