Pakistan News

    Yaser Abdel Said Son Islamabad

  • Trade Centre bomber Omar Abdel-Rahman dies in US detention

    NEW YORK: Omar Abdel-Rahman, the Muslim cleric known as “the blind sheikh” convicted in a New York court of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing has died, a press statement said...

    Ammar, Omar’s son, said his family had received a phone call from a US representative, saying his father had died...

  • MQM man implicates ex-lawmaker in Hakim Said murder case

    KARACHI: For a third consecutive day, another video statement regarding the interrogation of a high-profile inmate — this time belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement — mysteriously made its way to the media on Friday in which the suspect implicated a former provincial lawmaker of the MQM in the 1998 Hakim Said murder case...

    “Tell us, what you know about Hakim Said’s murder,” asked someone at the place of interrogation...

  • Israel hits Syrian site said to be linked to chemical weapons

    BEIRUT: Israel attacked a military site in Syria’s Hama province early on Thursday, the Syrian army said, and a war monitoring group said the target could be linked to chemical weapons production...

    The air strike killed two soldiers and caused damage near the town of Masyaf, an army statement said...

  • Japanese 'serial killer' said to be quiet child turned sex trade scout

    Takahiro Shiraishi, the Japanese man who has reportedly confessed to murdering and hacking up nine young people in his Tokyo bathroom, was said to be a quiet schoolboy who would grow up to work on the fringes of the sex industry and become a suspected serial killer...

    And a woman who said she was in a relationship with him until summer 2016 described him as a "gentle character" who was "never angry with women...

  • Punjab: Did you hear what the Chinese president said?

    Would the prime minister, the cabinet ministers, the members of the National Assembly, the senators and other power wielders pause for a moment and ponder over what the president of the People’s Republic of China said in the beginning of his address to the joint session of Parliament held this week in Islamabad...

    But anyone who knows how Chinese are subtle in the matters of statecraft, politics and diplomacy will not miss how...

  • He said what? Prince Philip in quotes

    LONDON: Britain’s Prince Philip, who is to retire from public engagements at the age of 95, earned a reputation for his off-the-cuff remarks during his long career as the queen’s consort...

    Here are some of his most memorable lines:• “You’re about to see the world’s most experienced plaque-unveiler
  • US student, said to be in coma, released by N. Korea

    WASHINGTON: Otto Warmbier, a US university student held captive in North Korea for 17 months, has been released, but a former US official said on Tuesday he is in a coma and in urgent need of medical care...

    Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, was on his way back to the United States, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement...

  • Why my heart said Pakistan Zindabad!

    My participation in the recent Islamabad Literature Festival (April 15 to 17) gave me an opportunity to get a glimpse of the best of Pakistan — its rich cultural and spiritual heritage, so lovingly showcased by Lok Virsa, the sprawling arts and cultural complex which was the venue of ILF...

    Its many achievements on the development front (the motorway between Wagah Border and Islamabad via Lahore is far superior to any that India has...

  • Very little has been said on merit of Bhutto’s conviction: Wajih

    Retired justice of the Supreme Court Wajihuddin Ahmed, who was the chief guest on the occasion, said the book was an inside and lawman’s account of how the superior courts had functioned during the country’s existence for the past 70 years...

    Regarding some of the controversial cases discussed in the book, starting from the Tamizuddin Khan case and ending with the Asma Jilani case, he said the author had rightly mentioned that one...

  • What Pakistani politicians said about the coup attempt in Turkey

    "We deeply admire the resolve of the brave and resilient Turkish people, who stood up against the forces of darkness and anarchy to express their support and commitment to democracy," the PM said in a statement issued from his office...

    As the coup attempt failed, Asif, well before the PM, said the people of Turkey have "defeated the dark forces" for their right to rule...

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