Karachi Naval Docks attack – a Facebook page and Al-Qaeda connection

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Last Saturday, on September 6, Karachi – the financial and transport hub of Pakistan, yet again witnessed an attack by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on another critical transport-infrastructure facility – the Karachi Naval Docks. One officer and at least two insurgents were killed.

Islamabad declared ‘extremely dangerous’, alerts sent out to all embassies

Islamabad declared 'extremely dangerous', alerts sent out to all embassies

A report published on Wednesday claimed that Pakistan’s Interior Ministry has declared its capital Islamabad as ‘extremely dangerous’ due to the presence of sleeper cells of banned terror groups like the al-Qaeda.

Pakistan: Polio vaccinator shot dead in restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan: Polio vaccinator shot dead in restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

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 […]

Pakistan Taliban issues fresh threat to kill ‘Satan’ Musharraf

Pakistan Taliban issues fresh threat to kill 'Satan' Musharraf

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 […]

Taliban offers ceasefire to Pakistan’s new Government

Taliban offers ceasefire to Pakistan’s new Government

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 […]

US drone strikes inside Pakistan challenge sovereignty, must end: Sharif

US drone strikes inside Pakistan challenge sovereignty, must end: Sharif

Will invite Manmohan to swearing-in ceremony: Nawaz Sharif

Will invite Manmohan to oath-taking ceremony: Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif set to become Pakistani PM for third time

Nawaz Sharif set to become Pakistani PM for third time

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 extends voting time by 1 hour over historic turnout

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 […]

Pakistani Twitterverse divided: Some celebrate historic vote, others decry rigged poll

Pakistani Twitterverse divided: Some celebrate historic vote, others decry rigged poll

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 […]

In Pictures: Taliban strikes terror as millions vote in Pakistan’s bloodiest election

In Pictures: Taliban strikes terror as millions vote in Pakistan's bloodiest election

Pakistan went to vote on Saturday in what is already said to be the deadliest election in the country’s torrid 65-year history.

Pakistan general election: What the numbers say

9 facts about Pakistan’s General election

As Pakistan begins its next dance with democracy, a look at the numbers involved. How many people are voting where and at what times.

May 11 is Pakistan’s deadliest day ever

Today is Pakistan's deadliest day ever

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 […]

Pakistan votes Saturday amid Taliban terror threat, coalition Government likely

Pakistan votes Saturday amid Taliban terror threat, coalition Government likely

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 […]

Pakistan’s troubled relationship with democracy: A chronology of events

Pakistan's troubled relationship with democracy: A chronology of events

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 […]

In pictures: Pakistan dances with democracy again

In pictures: Pakistan dances with democracy again

Supporters of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, listen to him during an election campaign rally, in Lahore, Pakistan on May 9, 2013.

Taliban terror rattles Pakistan before election day, 15 killed in Miranshah

Taliban terror rattles Pakistan before election day, 15 killed in Miranshah

Violence continued unabated a day ahead of Pakistan’s landmark general election, with 15 people killed in a bombing and an attack by pro-Taliban militants in the country’s restive northwest on Friday. Bomb blasts also targeted political workers and offices in Peshawar, Quetta and several other places in Balochistan Province. Three […]

Taliban attacks political leaders, kills 22 in Pakistan

Pakistan: 22 killed in attacks on political leaders by Taliban

Militants targeted senior politicians campaigning for Pakistan’s upcoming general election in Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces on Tuesday, killing 22 people and injuring dozens more and triggering concern about security for the landmark polls. Six persons were killed and about 30 injured when PML-N leader Sanaullah Zehri’s motorcade was targeted with […]