The death toll in Wagah border attack has reached 61 and the figures may still be climbing. According to a PTI report, the attack shook Pakistan minutes after the popular flag-lowering ceremony at the India-Pakistan border came to an end. It said that, a young suicide-bomber blew himself up near the main exit gate of Parade Avenue at 6.03 pm causing colossal devastation. Even Pakistani Media feels that the establishment is clueless of corrective measures.
The spokesperson of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamat-Ul- Ahrar (TTPJA) has issued an open threat to Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Even as PM Modi condemned the terror attack on the Pakistan side of Wagah Border which he called a dastardly attack of terrorism, Ehsanullah Ehsan issued an open threat.
Terrorists on Saturday attacked a hospital and gunned down a polio vaccinator in northwest Pakistan. The incident comes just ahead of a 90-day campaign against the crippling disease in the restive region. Terrorists entered Matni Hospital in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, and fired indiscriminately. Polio vaccinator Zahid Gul […]
Banned terrorist outfit Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has issued a fresh threat to assassinate former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf, currently detained in his palatial farmhouse outside Islamabad, over a string of high-profile cases. In a video posted on the jihadi website Umar Media, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan said, “Soon we will […]
The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the banned terrorist group that has carried out a programme of terror during the election season that killed hundreds, has said that it does not rule out a ‘ceasefire’, if the new Government ‘shows seriousness’ to their dialogue offer, the Express Tribune reported. Taliban’s statement comes […]
Relations between Islamabad and the US could only improve if the CIA would cease its controversial drone programme that ‘challenged’ Pakistan’s national sovereignty, Prime Minister-in-waiting Nawaz Sharif said. “Drones indeed are challenging our sovereignty. Of course we have taken this matter up very seriously. I think this is a very […]
Nawaz Sharif was poised for a record third term as Pakistan’s Prime Minister with his PML-N party taking an unassailable lead in parliamentary elections, which was welcomed by India with whom he pledged to restart the peace process. During the campaign, 63-year-old Sharif had vowed to revive the Indo-Pak peace […]
Pakistan Election Commission on Saturday extended the time for voting by an hour following large voter turnout across the country in the landmark elections. The voting was set to end at 5 pm (local time) but sizable number of voters kept arriving at the polling stations. Subsequently, the Election Commission […]
Pakistan on Saturday witnessed one of the highest turnouts ever in the general election not only at polling booths in cities across the country but also on Twitter. Despite attacks by the Taliban and other terrorist groups in Karachi, Hyderabad and Quetta that killed 16 people, eager Pakistani netizens took […]
May 11 may well be the most important day in Pakistan’s history since August 14, 1947. It also might be its deadliest. Pakistanis will witness for the first time, 65 years after their country was born, the first transition between democratically-elected Governments. Quite an astonishing feat for a country that […]
Millions of Pakistanis will go to the polls on Saturday to vote for a landmark democratic transition of power after a bloody campaign, marred by Taliban violence that killed over 100 people, forced key parties to abandon rallies and large gatherings. The 63-year-old Nawaz Sharif-led PML-N is widely tipped to […]
For just over half of its 65 years of independence, Pakistan has been ruled by its powerful military. Democratically elected Governments have struggled to complete their terms, being alternately dismissed by Presidents or removed from power by Army chiefs. Only one Parliament has ever completed its five-year term – and […]