Gulf Times - Pakistan
Two killed in sectarian attack in southwestern Pakistan

Two killed in sectarian attack in southwestern Pakistan

Two people from the ethnic Hazara community were shot dead in a sectarian attack in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, where targeted killings of minorities have continued despite improvements in overall security.

Allegations mount against leading Pakistani singer

Allegations mount against leading Pakistani singer

Ali Zafar denied the accusations, threatening legal action against popular actress Meesha Shafi.

Three Iranian security personnel killed at Pakistan border

Three Iranian security personnel killed at Pakistan border

Three Iranian security personnel were killed by militants in a cross-border attack on the frontier with Pakistan on Tuesday, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said.

Afghanistan returns captured Pakistani soldier, 5 bodies

Afghanistan returns captured Pakistani soldier, 5 bodies

Afghan tribesmen on Monday returned a Pakistani soldier they captured in a deadly skirmish along the countries' border, as well as the bodies of five soldiers, the governor of Afghanistan's Khost province said.

Two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on Afghanistan border

Two Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on Afghanistan border

Though security has improved in Pakistan's remote areas bordering Afghanistan, sectarian militant attacks still occur.

25,000 families benefit from QC medical centre in Pakistan

25,000 families benefit from QC medical centre in Pakistan

The centre, inaugurated last year by Qatar Charity, functions round the clock to provide “high-quality healthcare services” to beneficiaries, the charity has stressed in a statement.

Pak supreme court hands former PM Sharif lifetime ban

Pak supreme court hands former PM Sharif lifetime ban

Pakistan's supreme court Friday banned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in elections for life, as his embattled ruling party prepares for nationwide polls due later this year.

Pakistan's leading news channel says it's been forced off air

Pakistan's leading news channel says it's been forced off air

Pakistan's leading television news channel has gone off the air in army cantonments and is facing interruptions in other areas across the country, its management said on Monday.

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive

Pakistan launches countrywide polio eradication drive

Nearly 260,000 volunteers and workers fanned out across Pakistan in an effort to vaccinate every child below the age of five in a week-long campaign, Pakistan's national coordinator on polio, Mohammad Safdar, said.

Pakistani PM visits Afghan capital in bid to improve ties

Pakistani PM visits Afghan capital in bid to improve ties

Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday on a one-day visit aimed at improving relations between the countries.

Islamic State claims attack on Christian family in Pakistan

Islamic State claims attack on Christian family in Pakistan

The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for killing four members of a Christian family in southwestern Pakistan.

Malala leaves Pakistan after emotional visit

Malala leaves Pakistan after emotional visit

Malala briefly visited her native Swat valley over the weekend during her first trip back to the once militant-infested region where she was targeted.