Tens of thousands of supporters on Saturday thronged the funeral of a radical cleric whose Islamist party has defended Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy law that calls for the death penalty for insulting Islam. The mourners gathered in the eastern city of Lahore, where the Islamist scholar and leader, Khadim Hussein Rizvi, died two days ago […]
Hundreds of protesters in Pakistan on Sunday burned effigies of France’s leader and chanted anti-French slogans, as President Emmanuel Macron tried to send a message of understanding to Muslims around the world. The demonstrations, which followed anti-France protests across the Muslim world last week, came after President Macron’s interview late Saturday in which he […]
Editor’s note: A previous version of this story said children were among the dead, based on a statement from the local hospital director who has since said no children were killed. The story has been updated to reflect the new information. A bomb blast at a religious seminary in the Pakistani city of Peshawar […]
A landslide in northern Pakistan on Sunday buried a minibus under tons of mud and rock, killing all 16 people on board, police said. Rescue workers dug for hours in hopes of finding survivors, but called off the search late Sunday after recovering 16 bodies, including the driver and four soldiers travelling to their […]
ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Pervez Khattak has said that Pakistan values its ties with Saudi Arabia and is looking to diversify the cooperation between the two countries. Mr Khattak was talking to Saudi envoy Nawaf bin Saeed Al-Maliky, who had called on him here on Monday. “We consider Saudi Arabia as a confident and a trust-worthy […]
China National Biotec Group (CNBG) and Sinovac Biotech Ltd said on Saturday four more countries have agreed to run late-stage clinical tests of their coronavirus vaccine candidates, as China steps up its efforts in the global race. Serbia and Pakistan are among the new countries agreeing to Phase 3 trials, as the two companies seek […]
Martin Bauer, a spokesman for Four Paws, said the elephant has been finally given medical approval to travel, most likely to Cambodia, where he will find companionship and better conditions.
China is poised to resume direct international flights to Beijing from several countries with low rates of the deadly coronavirus, aviation authorities said on Wednesday, after a freeze of more than five months. The new rules will apply from Thursday to flights from Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Sweden and Canada, all with low […]
Pakistan on Sunday condemned the use of tear gas and pellet guns by Indian authorities on Muslims taking part in a Muharram procession in occupied Kashmir a day earlier. In a statement, FO Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that due to the illegal and indiscriminate use of pellets, dozens of Kashmiris were wounded and some […]
About 76 cm of rain have fallen in Karachi since Sunday, when monsoon rains began lashing the city, forcing authorities to use boats to evacuate people trapped in flooded streets.