- Wear abaya, Peshawar school girls told; order later withdrawn(01:04)
Peshawar, Sep 17 (IANS) The Peshawar district administration on Monday issued an order making it mandatory for schoolgirls to wear 'abaya' (full body covering veil) to protect them from any "unethical incident" from taking place at government schools throughout the province.
- Imran Khan govt showers PoK with generous allowances(21:58)
Muzaffarabad, Sep 16 (IANS) With Pakistan-occupied Kashmir becoming the cynosure of the Imran Khan government following Islamabad's focus on Jammu and Kashmir after its special status was revoked and amid warnings of India taking over PoK, the provincial government in Muzaffarabad on Monday announced generous monthly allowances for its employees.
- Pak student who sparked anti-Hindu violence denies blasphemy(20:22)
Karachi, Sep 16 (IANS) Even as the police in Pakistan's Sindh province cracked down on Islamist radicals who vandalised a Hindu temple and homes of the minority community over an alleged case of blasphemy, a student whose complaint triggered the massive violence has said the blasphemy complaint was cooked up to target the Hindu school principal.
- Netizens for arrest of anti-Hindu Pakistan riots mobster(19:12)
Karachi, Sep 16 (IANS) Social media has erupted in anger and disgust over anti-Hindu riots in Ghotki town of Sindh province and netizens have demanded immediate arrest of Mian Mitthu, infamous for his role in abduction of girls belonging to Hindu and other minority communities and converting them to Islam in Pakistan.
- 'Pakistanis back Army to counter Indian aggression'(15:02)
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the whole nation of 220 million people stand behind the armed forces, who are fully prepared to counter "any aggression" by India.
- Pak may seek US intervention for FATF, IMF relief(12:04)
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistan may seek US intervention for relief from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and International Monetary Funds (IMF) tough conditions, as both would be reviewing its position in light of the conditions set out by them, said a Cabinet member.
- Pak Ministries directed to submit report on IMF goals(08:32)
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) The Pakistan government has asked all the Ministries and divisions to submit a report about the implementation of targets set for the first review with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
- Campaign against dengue intensifies in Rawalpindi(08:22)
Rawalpindi, Sep 16 (IANS) The campaign against curbing the spread of dengue fever has intensified in Rawalpini after over 1,462 civilians in the Pakistani city were tested positive for the disease so far this year.
- Pakistani minister hails China's development(07:46)
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistani Minister of Planning, Development and Reforms Khusro Bakhtiar said that Chinas growth and development in short span of time are unparalleled in the global history.
- Where Malala pleads for Kashmir, but Eid blooper is a giveaway(01:50)
London/New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner and education rights activist Malala Yousafzai has attracted much criticism for her series of tweets on Kashmir, especially for one tweet in which she alleged a Kashmiri girl had complained she was unable to take her exam due to the lockdown on August 12 - forgetting that it was a national holiday in India due to Eid-ul-Adha.
- Pak singer's move to threaten Modi with reptiles backfires(19:26)
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) Pakistani singer Rabi Pirzada's move to threaten Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Kashmir issue with snakes and crocodiles has backfired as she has been fined by the authorities for posing with reptiles.
- LoC march delayed till Imran's speech at UNGA(12:26)
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) A committee comprising heads of political and religious parties of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) has decided to delay a proposed march towards the Line of Control (LoC) until Prime Minister Imran Khans address at the UN General Assembly on September 27.
- Pak-Afghanistan border crossing opens for 24 hours(08:32)
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) A key border-crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan will now remain open for 24 hours, a move which is likely to give a boost to a struggling trade between the two neighbours, an official said.
- Imran feigns ignorance about persecution of Uighur Muslims in China(22:54)
Islamabad, Sep 14 (IANS) While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has been appealing to the global Muslim community to rise up and censure India over Kashmir, he has surprisingly feigned ignorance of the largescale persecution of Uighur Muslims by close friend China.