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New SC justice, Martial Law, Fontgate | Evening wRap

Jul 13, 2017 - 8:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

New SC justice, Martial Law, Fontgate | Evening wRap

Calibri in spotlight as 'Fontgate' could leave Pakistan sans Sharif

Jul 13, 2017 - 3:25 PM

A typeface has sparked uproar in Pakistan after documents using the font were produced in a corruption case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif – despite being dated a year before the design was released

Calibri in spotlight as 'Fontgate' could leave Pakistan sans Sharif

Pakistani journalist held over Facebook posts criticizing security forces

Jun 30, 2017 - 8:35 PM

The Balochistan Union of Journalists criticizes the 'illegal confinement'

Pakistani journalist held over Facebook posts criticizing security forces

10 killed in Pakistan chairlift accident – officials

Jun 29, 2017 - 8:11 PM

The accident occurs some 30 kilometers (18 miles) north of Islamabad in the Charra Pani village in the tourist hill resort of Murree

10 killed in Pakistan chairlift accident – officials

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Jun 26, 2017 - 1:48 PM

Dozens of relatives are waiting outside hospitals in Bahawalpur, the nearest major city, to claim the bodies of their loved ones

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

Jun 25, 2017 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) The victims had rushed to the site to collect spilling fuel and ignored warnings to stay clear, according to officials

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

U.S. ends role of special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

Jun 24, 2017 - 12:55 PM

Laurel Miller's responsibilities will now fall under the department's South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau, which has a much bigger footprint that includes India

U.S. ends role of special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan

More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:45 AM

A top government official in Parachinar says that the twin blasts that tore through a market in the area were carried out by two suicide bombers

More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks

India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Leaders of the largely symbolic body – including Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping – formally sign off on the sub-continent duo's accession at the annual SCO summit in Kazakhstan's capital Astana.

India, Pakistan join China and Russia-led security bloc

Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

May 08, 2017 - 9:35 PM

'Technical teams of both countries will use GPS and Google Maps as well as other means to get the answer' to a border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Abdul Razeq, police chief of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, says

Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

Apr 17, 2017 - 5:26 PM

A second senior police officer, who requested anonymity, says many members of the police, prosecution service, and judiciary sympathized with the attackers and he did not expect any guilty verdicts

Pakistan police arrest 22 in 'blasphemy' mob killing

Pakistan thwarts 'major' Easter Sunday attack plot – army

Apr 15, 2017 - 10:30 PM

'A major terrorist attack planned for Easter in Lahore tomorrow was successfully foiled by intelligence agencies,' a military statement says

Pakistan thwarts 'major' Easter Sunday attack plot – army

8 charged over Pakistani liberal student's lynching

Apr 15, 2017 - 6:34 PM

(UPDATED) 'Let it be known to the perpetrators of this act that the state shall not tolerate citizens taking the law in their own hands,' says Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

8 charged over Pakistani liberal student's lynching

China remains world's biggest executioner – Amnesty

Apr 11, 2017 - 12:51 PM

Amnesty's report found that hundreds of death sentences, including cases involving foreign nationals, had been omitted from China's public database of court verdicts, suggesting a concerted effort to hide the extent of the country's killings

China remains world's biggest executioner – Amnesty

Pakistan to execute Indian 'spy' – military

Apr 10, 2017 - 6:53 PM

The man, named by the army as Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav who also goes by the alias Hussein Mubarak Patel, is found guilty by a military court and sentenced to death. India, however, calls the claims 'baseless.'

Pakistan to execute Indian 'spy' – military

Pakistan police kill 10 Taliban gunmen in Lahore

Apr 08, 2017 - 6:54 PM

The skirmish comes days after a Taliban suicide attack targeting a census team in the city

Pakistan police kill 10 Taliban gunmen in Lahore

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine

Apr 02, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Police say the shrine custodian 'confessed that he killed these people because he feared that they had come to kill him'

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine

At least 22 dead, 57 wounded in Pakistan market blast

Mar 31, 2017 - 4:34 PM

(UPDATED) The attack comes after a wave of violence killed 130 people across Pakistan in February, unnerving citizens who had been emboldened by improving security and prompting a military crackdown

At least 22 dead, 57 wounded in Pakistan market blast

Pakistan PM orders reopening of border with Afghanistan

Mar 20, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif orders the two main crossings on the long, porous border be reopened as a gesture of 'goodwill,' a statement from his office says

Pakistan PM orders reopening of border with Afghanistan

Security high as Pakistan launches first census in 19 years

Mar 15, 2017 - 1:57 PM

The weeks-long process, a challenge in a country known for corruption and dysfunction, will deploy a team of more than 300,000 people and involve 55 million forms

Security high as Pakistan launches first census in 19 years

5 troops, 10 militants dead in Pakistan border raid – army

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:14 PM

The fighting occurs in Mohmand, one of Pakistan's so-called tribal districts that form a buffer zone between Pakistan and Afghanistan

5 troops, 10 militants dead in Pakistan border raid – army

Pakistan's financial capital Karachi turned 'into rubbish bin'

Mar 05, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Karachi produces roughly 12,000 tons of trash daily, with only half collected – the rest is strewn in the streets and alleys

Pakistan's financial capital Karachi turned 'into rubbish bin'

Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

Feb 24, 2017 - 5:06 PM

'Yesterday's explosion was an accident. It was not caused by explosives or a result of terrorism,' Punjab provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah says

Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

Pakistan on edge as 8 killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast

Feb 23, 2017 - 3:43 PM

(4th UPDATE) The explosion took place in the particularly affluent Defence Housing Authority suburb of the city, replete with upscale boutiques and cafes

Pakistan on edge as 8 killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast

7 killed as 3 suicide bombers attack Pakistan court

Feb 21, 2017 - 4:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) One bomber was briefly on the loose inside the busy complex in the Tangi area of Charsadda district but was killed by police some 20 minutes after the attack began, officials say

7 killed as 3 suicide bombers attack Pakistan court

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day

Feb 15, 2017 - 8:24 PM

The latest assault occurs in Peshawar, say police, after a bomber rides a motorcycle into a van carrying a judge travelling through an upmarket neighborhood

Fourth suicide bomber strikes Pakistan in one day

Valentine's Day gets chilly reception in parts of Asia

Feb 14, 2017 - 11:59 AM

A Pakistani court has bans public celebrations of Valentine's Day in the capital Islamabad while Indonesian students plan to spurn the event

Valentine's Day gets chilly reception in parts of Asia

Blast kills at least 10, injures 71 in Pakistan's Lahore

Feb 13, 2017 - 10:59 PM

(UPDATED) The incident occurs as hundreds of chemists protested a new law near the Punjab provincial assembly building

Blast kills at least 10, injures 71 in Pakistan's Lahore

Death toll from deadly Kashmir avalanches climbs to 20

Jan 27, 2017 - 4:04 PM

'Four more bodies were recovered today. No one else is missing,' says army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia

Death toll from deadly Kashmir avalanches climbs to 20

Pakistan bans top TV preacher over hate speech

Jan 26, 2017 - 9:49 PM

Aamir Liaquat Hussain is accused of inciting hate against supporters of 5 progressive activists who disappeared earlier this month

Pakistan bans top TV preacher over hate speech

Fears of online crackdown after Pakistan bloggers vanish

Jan 10, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Rights groups say Pakistani activists and journalists often find themselves caught between the country's security establishment and militant groups including the Taliban

Fears of online crackdown after Pakistan bloggers vanish

Typhoon Nina, Israel-Pakistan, George Michael | Midday wRap

Dec 26, 2016 - 1:59 PM

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Typhoon Nina, Israel-Pakistan, George Michael | Midday wRap

Fake news triggers Twitter confrontation between Pakistan and Israel – report

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:41 AM

The incident demonstrates the power of fake news to create unnecessary tension

Fake news triggers Twitter confrontation between Pakistan and Israel – report

Pakistan airline chairman resigns after fatal plane crash

Dec 13, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Muhammad Azam Saigol tendered his resignation on Monday, December 12, due to personal reasons, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesman Danyal Gilani says, but declined to comment further

Pakistan airline chairman resigns after fatal plane crash

School bomb kills 9-year-old in Pakistan – officials

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:21 PM

'A 9-year-old girl was killed and three other children between 8 to 10 years old were wounded when explosives planted close to their school gate exploded when they opened it,' a local government official says

School bomb kills 9-year-old in Pakistan – officials

Pakistan grounds ATR planes after fatal crash

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:34 PM

(UPDATED) The ATR turboprop planes would now undergo thorough testing after the two incidents, Pakistan International Airlines says

Pakistan grounds ATR planes after fatal crash

Why are we willing to risk killing innocent people?

Dec 10, 2016 - 6:27 PM

'Indonesia is sacrificing its reputation for upholding human rights in the name of a ‘solution’ to drug use that has been demonstrated to be ineffective. Let’s change that.'

Why are we willing to risk killing innocent people?

Pakistan plane issued Mayday call before deadly crash

Dec 08, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The pilot of the ATR-42 turboprop aircraft contacts ground authorities after one engine failed, issuing a Mayday call at 4:14 pm (1114 GMT), Azam Saigol, the airline's chairman, tells a news conference in Islamabad

Pakistan plane issued Mayday call before deadly crash

Pesawat jatuh di Pakistan, 48 penumpang tewas

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:11 AM

Diduga karena kerusakan mesin

Pesawat jatuh di Pakistan, 48 penumpang tewas

Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes killing all on board

Dec 07, 2016 - 8:12 PM

(4th UPDATE) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 crashes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The military, which is part of rescue operations, says 21 bodies had so far been retrieved from the wreckage.

Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes killing all on board

Pakistani court charges brother in killing of social media star

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Model Qandeel Baloch, who shot to fame for her provocative selfies that polarized the conservative Muslim country, was strangled in July by her brother Muhammad Waseem

Pakistani court charges brother in killing of social media star

Pakistan's top diplomat says he will visit India

Nov 16, 2016 - 3:56 PM

The December visit of Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif and de facto foreign minister, will be the first high-profile visit since tensions spiraled between the arch-rivals after a deadly attack on an Indian army base

Pakistan's top diplomat says he will visit India

Families ripped apart in Pakistan shrine attack

Nov 13, 2016 - 7:15 PM

'Children were looking for the mothers and fathers. People looking for brothers and sisters but no one was able to listen to their cries.'

Families ripped apart in Pakistan shrine attack

Bomb kills at least 25 at Pakistan shrine – officials

Nov 13, 2016 - 12:59 AM

The blast hit a crowd of worshippers participating in a ceremony at the shrine of Sufi saint Shah Noorani in Khuzdar district

Bomb kills at least 25 at Pakistan shrine – officials

Pakistan to deport National Geographic green-eyed 'Afghan girl'

Nov 04, 2016 - 9:26 PM

She is accused of living in Pakistan on fraudulent identity papers following a two-year investigation, one of thousands of refugees using fake ID cards

Pakistan to deport National Geographic green-eyed 'Afghan girl'

Nur Misuari, PH weather, Barack Obama | 6PM wRap

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:07 PM

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Nur Misuari, PH weather, Barack Obama | 6PM wRap

20 dead, dozens injured as Pakistan trains collide

Nov 03, 2016 - 2:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Witnesses describe watching in horror as one train speeds into the city's Quaidabad Railway Station and rams into the second, which was stationary

20 dead, dozens injured as Pakistan trains collide

Pakistan's mother-daughter boxing duo KO taboos

Oct 31, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Drawn to boxing thanks to Muhammad Ali, a 19-year-old Pakistani girl and her mother strive amid a deeply conservative society in hopes of one day winning gold in Olympic boxing

Pakistan's mother-daughter boxing duo KO taboos

India to expel Pakistani visa official for 'espionage'

Oct 27, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Tensions between India and Pakistan have soared since a raid last month on an Indian army base near the de-facto border dividing Kashmir killed 19 soldiers

India to expel Pakistani visa official for 'espionage'

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan

Oct 26, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Sharbat Gula faces up to 14 years in jail, a Pakistani official warns

National Geographic 'Afghan girl' arrested in Pakistan