Pakistani feminists ride bikes to claim public space

Pakistani feminists ride bikes to claim public space

Dozens of women in Pakistan took part in female-only bike races in major cities on Sunday, in an event organised to challenge male dominance of public spaces in the country.

Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade as ties deepen

Chinese troops join Pakistan Day parade as ties deepen

Chinese, Saudi and Turkish troops for the first time joined the Pakistan Day parade in the capital Islamabad on Thursday, in a sign of deepening ties.

Missing activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

Missing activists' families decry blasphemy allegations

Families and supporters of five missing Pakistani activists denounced what they called a campaign to accuse the men of blasphemy, a highly charged allegation that could endanger their lives were they to reappear.

Qatar-Pakistan joint ministerial committee meets

Qatar-Pakistan joint ministerial committee meets

The Qatar-Pakistan Joint Ministerial Committee held its fourth meeting in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Thursday.

At least 40 dead in plane crash in Pakistan mountains

At least 40 dead in plane crash in Pakistan mountains

At least 40 people died when a plane carrying 48 passengers crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday and witnesses at the site of the flaming wreckage said there were unlikely to be any survivors.

Pakistan's Imran Khan backs off from threat to shut down capital

Pakistan's Imran Khan backs off from threat to shut down capital

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan backed down from a threat to paralyse the capital on Wednesday, a move likely to ease tension that has spilled over into violence in the run-up to the planned protests.

Pakistan police arrest more than 100 opposition activists

Pakistan police arrest more than 100 opposition activists

Pakistani police Sunday arrested more than 100 supporters of opposition politician Imran Khan who entered Islamabad days before a planned protest shutdown of the capital, the interior minister said.

Pakistan teen burned alive for refusing marriage proposal.

Pakistan teen burned alive for refusing marriage proposal.

A young Pakistani woman died on Wednesday after she was tortured and set alight in the country's conservative northeast for refusing a marriage proposal from the son of a former colleague, relatives and police said.

Afghan Taliban leadership is in Pakistan, Islamabad says

Afghan Taliban leadership is in Pakistan, Islamabad says

A top Pakistani official has said for the first time publicly that the Afghan Taliban's leadership enjoys a safe haven inside his country, which Islamabad uses as a "lever" to pressure the group into talks with Kabul.

Taliban suicide bomber kills 20 police outside Kabul base

Taliban suicide bomber kills 20 police outside Kabul base

A Taliban suicide bomber struck a police base in central Kabul, killing at least nine people just days before a fresh round of international talks aimed at reviving dialogue with the Islamist group.

Pakistan executed 332 after reinstating death penalty

Pakistan executed 332 after reinstating death penalty

Pakistan announced this week that authorities have executed 332 criminals and militants since lifting a moratorium on the death penalty in 2014, marking the first time an official tally has been released.