Gulf Times - Islamabad
Qatar Visa Centre opens in Islamabad

Qatar Visa Centre opens in Islamabad

The first Qatar Visa Centre (QVC) in Pakistan opened on Thursday in Islamabad, the Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced in a statement.

Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif in hospital over heart condition

Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif in hospital over heart condition

Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have been held at a high-security prison in Rawalpindi since July 13 following their conviction on corruption charges.

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.

Award-winning Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt

Award-winning Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt

Taha Siddiqui, who won France's highest journalism award the Albert Londres prize in 2014, said he was attacked by up to a dozen men en route to the airport in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan capital tense as military silent on protests

Pakistan capital tense as military silent on protests

Pakistan's capital was tense Sunday after attempts to disperse anti-blasphemy protests by Islamists ended in deadly violence, as the military appeared hesitant to respond to a government call for help.

Suspected mastermind of Mumbai attacks freed

Suspected mastermind of Mumbai attacks freed

A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of one of the alleged masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai attacks which killed more than 160 people.

Pakistan issues 'last warning' to protesters blocking road

Pakistan issues 'last warning' to protesters blocking road

Hundreds of supporters of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan party have been blocking the route into Islamabad for nearly 10 days, demanding the minister of law be sacked.

Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan's capital

Traffic chaos as protesters besiege Pakistan's capital

The roughly 2,000 protesters are demanding the resignation of the federal law minister over a hastily-abandoned amendment to the country's blasphemy laws.

Sharif appears in court after returning to Pakistan

Sharif appears in court after returning to Pakistan

The former premier, who was forced out by the Supreme Court in July over a scandal kindled by the Panama Papers leak, had been facing an arrest warrant for failing to appear at hearings since early October.

Pakistan finance minister denies corruption charges

Pakistan finance minister denies corruption charges

Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar did not speak to the media after his appearance in court in Islamabad but has dismissed all the allegations against him.

Pakistan brushes off fears over Trump's Afghan strategy

Pakistan brushes off fears over Trump's Afghan strategy

Pakistan's military brushed off speculation on Monday that a new US strategy for neighbouring Afghanistan could include taking a stronger line against Islamabad, insisting the country has done all it can to tackle militancy.

New airport in Pakistan's capital to open in August

New airport in Pakistan's capital to open in August

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said a new airport in Pakistan's capital will be operational by mid-August, replacing the cramped Benazir Bhutto International Airport ...