Pakistan

Nargis, the Pakistani Hazara making strides in karate

Teen karateka from Quetta overcomes security threats and ethnic persecution to make history at the Asian Games.

Nargis, the Pakistani Hazara making strides in karate

Pakistan

Pakistan PM pledges citizenship to refugees

PM Khan said government will issue passports and ID cards to those born on Pakistani soil.

Imran Khan pledges citizenship to Afghan and Bangladeshi refugees

Asia

Pakistan military 'quietly' stifling press with intimidation

Press freedom group says media outlets are being forced to self-censor including through violence against reporters.

Pakistan military 'quietly' stifling press with intimidation

Pakistan

Jailed former Pakistani PM released for wife's funeral

Nawaz Sharif, daughter, and son-in-law, temporarily released on parole to attend the funeral of Kulsoom Nawaz.

Jailed former Pakistani PM Sharif released for wife's funeral

Pakistan

Former Pakistani first lady Kulsoom Nawaz dies

Wife of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif dies in London hospital after battle with cancer.

Former Pakistani first lady Kulsoom Nawaz dies

Opinion

On the misconceptions about Pakistan's Defence and Martyrs' Day

On Defence and Martyrs' Day, Pakistan commemorates the sacrifices made by its armed forces during the 1965 war.

Zahoor Ahmad Barlas

by Zahoor Ahmad Barlas

Zahoor Ahmad Barlas

Asia

Pakistan PM: Afghan refugees ‘will not be forced to return’

Imran Khan has assured the UN high commissioner for refugees that Pakistan will continue to host the refugees.

Pakistan

Bowing to far-right pressure, Pakistan removes Ahmadi adviser

Government says decision to relieve leading academic from economic advisory council was made to 'maintain unity'.

Bowing to far-right pressure, Pakistan removes Ahmadi adviser

Opinion

Dear Pakistanis, this Defence Day, please stop celebrating hate

The Pakistani military has propagated a false narrative about the 1965 war that justifies its oversized role in society.

Taha Siddiqui

by Taha Siddiqui

Taha Siddiqui

United States

US-Pakistan talks prompt pledge to rebuild ties

US said the talks covered cooperation over war in Afghanistan and Pakistan's role in regional stability.

US-Pakistan talks prompt vow to reset ties after prolonged spat

United States

Mike Pompeo to Pakistan as US relations hit rock bottom

Relations between the strategic allies are tense after the US announced the cancellation of $300m in aid to Pakistan.

Choppy waters ahead as US seeks to ramp up Pakistan pressure

Afghanistan

Founder of Afghan Haqqani network dies

Jalaluddin Haqqani, who spearheaded guerrilla attacks against Afghan and US military, dies after a long illness.

Inside Story

Is the US using aid as a foreign policy tool?

The US government says it will withdraw $300m in military aid to Pakistan.

Pakistan

Pakistan: US aid cut was money owed, not assistance

Pakistan FM says $300m cancelled by the US was money which Pakistan spent through its own resources.

Pakistan: US aid cut was money owed, not assistance

Pakistan

US military to cancel $300m Pakistan aid

Pentagon says aid is reprogrammed due to 'lack of Pakistani decisive actions' in support of US' South Asia strategy.

Pentagon to cancel $300m in Pakistan aid over armed groups