Pakistani police have filed a case against nine government officials on charges of sexually assaulting some 40 homeless children at a shelter in Punjab province, officials said here on Thursday. The children were living in a shelter run by the Child Protection Bureau, a government care facility, in Faisalabad district, 100 km from Lahore.
Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh, who has served a life term in Pakistan following his arrest on charges of spying in the 1980s, was today freed from a prison here and sent to the Wagah border crossing to be repatriated.
In a move that could benefit Indian prisoners languishing in Pakistani jails, the Lahore high court has directed authorities to speed up the release of foreigners who continue to be in prison despite having served their sentences.
A leading Pakistani religious leader has asked authorities to withdraw millions of rupees provided to the Jamaat-ud-Dawah as aid for its “welfare projects” as the group has links with extremists.
Jolted by the deadliest attack on the minority Ahmedi sect here, former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has directed the Punjab government-led by his PML-N party to set up a separate cell to fight terrorism.
Pakistani authorities will interrogate disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan "at an appropriate time" for his claim that he tried to help Iran and Iraq develop nuclear weapons, a top government lawyer has said.
Unfazed by criticism of his step to withdraw support to a landmark Constitutional reforms package, Pakistan's opposition PML-N chief and former premier Nawaz Sharif has said he had "no regrets" over his decision, even as he insisted he had not made a U-turn on the issue.
The Pakistan government today asked a court to direct disgraced nuclear scientist AQ Khan not to give media interviews citing a "conspiracy" against the country's strategic interests.
A parliamentary panel on Monday made the stunning disclosure that some Pakistani cricketers were involved in match-fixing during the recent tour of Australia but declined to name the players involved.
Leaders of Pakistan's minority Sikh community on Monday called on the government to negotiate with the Taliban for the safe release of other Sikh traders kidnapped by militants following the beheading of two captives.
The brutal beheading of two Sikhs by the Taliban in Pakistan's restive tribal belt has sparked demands for adequate security for the minority community as they sought the release of other members kidnapped by the militants.
Former LeT commander Muaz alias Omar Kundi, who allegedly masterminded the May 2009 attack on the Lahore ISI headquarters, has been shot dead by Pakistani law enforcement personnel.
India and Pakistan have agreed on a roadmap for resolving differences over the sharing of river waters in the next six months, a senior official has said.
Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, accused of masterminding the Mumbai attacks, said on Friday that the only solution to problems between India and Pakistan is the "liberation of Jammu and Kashmir, failing which radical groups would resort to the "option of jehad".
A court on Friday dismissed Lashker-e-Taiba operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's application seeking the transfer of his trial for planning and facilitating the Mumbai terror attacks from Rawalpindi to this eastern Pakistani city.
A Pakistani court today barred authorities from deporting or handing over six American Muslims detained over alleged terrorist links to any foreign agency, including the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A group of US nationals arrested in Pakistan over alleged terrorist links will not be deported until security agencies verify that they had not violated local laws, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said, report Rezaul H Laskar & M Zulqernain.
The indictment of LeT leader Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects by a Pakistani anti-terror court for planning and helping execute the Mumbai attacks will be challenged in the Lahore High Court as authorities have no solid evidence against them, the militant commander's lawyer said on Sunday.
Pakistan's PPP-led government is considering a proposal to seek Interpol's red corner notice against ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a bid to bring him back from abroad to face treason charges, days after he called party chief and President Asif Ali Zardari "a criminal and a fraud".
An extensive security blanket was clamped on this eastern Pakistani city today for a visit by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and key roads and public areas were declared "no go areas" for citizens.