• Military court to hear Malala attack case
    10:37 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The 2012 attack on Nobel Peace Award winner and child activist Malala Yousafzai case would be heard at military court in Peshawar when it formally starts functioning for speedy trial, media reported Wednesday. Pakistan federal government has decided to refer two high profile terror cases to

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  • Umar Akmal confident of Pakistan’s World Cup win over India
    2:11 PM

    Karachi, Jan 14 (IANS) Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal Wednesday said all the players have high hopes about the performance in their World Cup opener against India Feb 15 in Adelaide. “We will try to perform our best against India. If we continue with the same form we are sure to

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  • Imran faces protest at Peshawar school
    10:57 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-Pakistani politician Imran Khan and his wife faced protests Wednesday when they visited the school in Peshwar where terrorists massacred over 140 children Dec 16. Families of the children who were massacred shouted slogans against the Tehreek-e-Insaf leader as he reached the Army Public School, the

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  • Help Pakistani Hindus register marriages, says court
    10:35 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court wants the government to take early action so that Hindus in Pakistan overcome the hurdles they face in registering their marriages. The apex court has ordered the federal government to ensure that the draft of the proposed Hindu Marriage Registration Bill was laid

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  • Lahore wedding hall collapse kills seven
    9:35 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) At least seven people, including the bride, were killed when the roof of a wedding hall collapsed in Pakistan’s Lahore city, the media reported. The roof came down when a wedding ceremony was on Tuesday night, Dawn online reported. The dead included another woman and two

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  • Musharraf indicted in Akbar Bugti’s murder case
    9:25 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan’s Quetta city Wednesday indicted former president Pervez Musharraf in a case related to the murder of Balochistan leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006, Dawn reported. Despite the ATC’s repeated orders, the former military dictator did not appear in the

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  • Pakistan SC wants Hindu marriage bill’s draft approved
    7:37 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the Nawaz Sharif government to ensure that the proposed Hindu Marriage Registration Bill’s draft is presented before the cabinet for final approval in two weeks, a media report said. The directions came Tuesday when Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, chief of

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  • Five suspects in army school attack arrested in Afghanistan
    9:09 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Afghan security forces with the help of Pakistani intelligence have apprehended five suspects for their alleged involvement in the Peshawar Army Public School attack that had claimed lives of at least 146 people, including 134 students, media reported Tuesday. All the five suspects hail from Pakistan

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  • US, Pakistan to intensify fight against terror (Roundup)
    2:20 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan must fight militant groups that threaten Indian, US and Afghan interests, US Secretary of State John Kerry said, and offered $250 million aid for militancy affected people Tuesday. Visiting Pakistan after going to India over the weekend, Kerry said all terrorist groups should be targeted

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  • Pakistani cricket team starts training for World Cup
    12:27 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan’s national cricket team Tuesday started its training camp for next month’s World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand, officials here said. An official from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said all the players of the 15-man squad have joined the camp in

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  • Hosts Australia enter quarters of Asian Cup football
    12:18 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 13 (IANS) Hosts Australia booked their ticket into the quarter-final stage of the Asian Cup football tournament with a convincing 4-0 victory over Oman in Sydney Tuesday. Two goals in quick succession from Matt McKay and Robbie Kruse built the foundations for the comfortable win, before Mark Milligan’s

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  • ‘Pakistan World Cup squad chosen based on nepotism’
    12:18 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Former batsman Mohsin Hasan Khan has alleged that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) selectors have chosen the country’s World Cup squad based on nepotism, which can hamper their chances of winning the quadrennial event. “Seeing the final squad for the World Cup, it seems personal interests

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