A suicide bombing at a funeral in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday killed at least 18 people, including a provincial lawmaker, and wounded 50 others, police said.
The attack took place in Shergarh town in Mardan district, 145 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of Islamabad, during prayers for the owner of a local fuel station.
The blast, which police said appeared to target the politician, highlights the security challenges facing the new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sworn in earlier...Read Full Story
The Express TribuneGovernment to introduce uniform loadshedding plan, National Assembly toldBusiness Recorder (blog)Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that loadshedding cannot be ended immediately, however, a comprehensive plan to be announced for uniform loadshedding across the country. He was replying to a call attention ...Load-shedding: Ministry says energy policy to be announce soonThe Express TribuneComprehensive policy to end load shedding within two...Read Full Story
The Citizens Archive of Pakistan [CAP], a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultural and historic preservation, is launching a unique series of storytelling sessions to commemorate the legacy of Qissa Khwani Bazaar, the fabled Peshwari market renowned for its acclaimed story-tellers of yore. The 3 day event will be undertaken simultaneously at Kuch Khaas, Islamabad and Faiz Ghar, Lahore from 20th – 22nd June 2013 and will feature prominent Pakistan is such as Dr. Mehdi Hasan, Kishwar...Read Full Story
Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security‚ Sartaj Aziz has said a new policy is being evolved to get drone attacks stopped.
Responding to a call attention notice moved by Dr. Shireen Mehrunnisa Mazari and others in the National Assembly Tuesday‚ he said the government is working seriously to bring an end to drone attacks.
The advisor said Pakistan has already conveyed serious concerns to the United States over drone strikes and it will continue to raise the issue at...Read Full Story
Pakistan, Islamabad News : The Swiss government’s response to the letter written by the government of Pakistan following the apex court’s order in the NRO will be opened today.
Credible law ministry sources revealed that the law minister Zahid Hamid would open the letter on Tuesday which would make it clear whether cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and others could be re-opened or stand expired.
The source added, that recently the Pakistani mission in Switzerland was approached by the...Read Full Story
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The National Assembly was told on Tuesday that a new policy is being evolved to stop the U.S. drone attacks in the country’s tribal regions.Advisor to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security‚ Sartaj Aziz said the National Assembly the new government is working seriously to bring an end to drone attacks.The opposition law maker Dr. Shireen Mazari and several other lawmakers had raised the issue of drone strikes and sought details about the new government policy to deal with the...Read Full Story
Pakistan, AKA the Islamic Rebpublic of Pakistan, is a nation bordering Afghanistan, Iran, India and China. It is the only Muslim-majority nation in possession of nuclear weapons.