Pakistan

Pakistan says Fends Off Attack by Suicide Bombers on Military Camp

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 26 – Four heavily-armed suicide bombers attacked a military facility in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and killed two soldiers, but failed to storm a busy mosque inside, the army said. A splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Jamaat-ur-Ahrar (TTP-JA), claimed responsibility for the attack on Ghalani Camp in Mohmand Agency

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Pakistan Approves Salary Boost of Almost 2-1/2 Times for MPs

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 – Pakistan has approved a salary jump of nearly 2-1/2 times for its members of parliament, the information minister said, taking their pay to more than ten times the minimum wage. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif authorised the move on Wednesday, at a time when he faces public pressure, and

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Pakistan says Nine Killed in Indian Shelling of Bus in Kashmir

By Abu Arqam Naqash MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, Nov 23  – Indian shelling across the frontier into Pakistani-controlled Kashmir hit a bus, killing at least nine people, with three Pakistani soldiers killed in cross-border firing, Pakistani officials said, as tension between the neighbours simmers. Describing the bus incident, senior police official Jamil Mir put the tally of

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Pakistan’s Powerful Army Chief Begins Farewell Visits

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Nov 21 – Pakistan‘s powerful army chief Raheel Sharif began a round of farewell visits on Monday, his spokesman said, damping speculation he might receive an extension when his three-year term ends this month. The general has been immensely popular among ordinary Pakistanis, who see him as having effectively tackled crime

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Pakistan Navy “Pushed” Indian Submarine Clear of its Waters

KARACHI, Nov 19 – The Pakistani navy detected an Indian submarine off the Pakistani coast and prevented it from entering its waters, it said in a statement on Friday, as tension between the nuclear-armed rivals simmers. The submarine was detected “south of the Pakistani coast” on Monday, the navy said in a press release. “Thereafter, despite

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Pakistan Expels Turkish Staff from Schools Said Linked with Erdogan Foe

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov 17  – Pakistan has ordered Turkish teachers at schools with alleged links to a Turkish cleric opposed to President Tayyip Erdogan to leave the country, as it prepares to host the Turkish leader on Wednesday. The teachers and their families, totalling about 450 people, were given three days

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This Week in History: November 16 – November 22

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid November 16, 1988: Benazir Bhutto Becomes First Female Muslim Head of State In the first free general elections held on November 16, 1988, Benazir Bhutto became the first female prime minister of Pakistan and the Muslim world’s first female head of state.

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Pakistan Says Seven Soldiers Killed by Indian Shelling

ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, India, Nov 14  – Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian shelling across the frontier in the disputed Kashmir region overnight, Pakistan‘s military said on Monday, as tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours simmer. Pakistan‘s military media wing, ISPR, said in a statement the seven soldiers were killed in the Bhimber sector on the “Line

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