Tens of thousands of supporters mourn death of radical cleric in Pakistan – National

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 […]

Protesters in Pakistan chant anti-French slogans after Macron pleads for understanding – National

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 […]

Bombing at Pakistan religious school kills at least 7, wounds more than 80 – National

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 […]

16 dead after landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus – National

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 […]

Pakistan looking to diversify cooperation with S. Arabia: Khattak – Newspaper

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 […]

Pakistan among countries to run Phase 3 trials of two Chinese firms' Covid-19 vaccines

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 […]

After 35 years, ‘world’s loneliest elephant’ to be moved from Pakistan zoo to sanctuary

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 to allow some international flights into Beijing including from Pakistan

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 condemns use of tear gas, pellet guns on Muharram procession in occupied Kashmir

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 […]

Pakistan monsoon death toll rises to 36 as flooding continues

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.