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HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

Pakistan

Bhutto probe: Pak denies UN panel access to top army officers

The UN probe into the killing of former premier Benazir Bhutto has hit a roadblock with the Pakistan government denying access to top military officials, including powerful army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.

Several killed in Pak attack

Several persons were feared killed when a suicide attacker blew up his explosives-laden vehicle at a volleyball ground in northwest Pakistan on Friday.

Suicide car bomb kills 40 at Pakistan volleyball game

A suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives in a crowd of people watching a volleyball game in a northwest Pakistan village today, killing 40 spectators, police said.

Issue of placing ISI under civilian control shelved: Zardari

Political forces in Pakistan want the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence agency to be placed under civilian control but the matter has been put on the backburner for the time being, President Asif Ali Zardari has said.

Toll in playground suicide blast climbs to 95

Rescuers scrambled to remove the rubble of over 20 houses that collapsed due to the impact of the suicide car bombing at a playground in northwest Pakistan as the toll in the devastating attack rose to 95.

Security stepped up for international Boxing tourney in Pak

A suicide bomb attack during a volleyball match on Friday has forced the organisers of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto international boxing tournament, which also features an Indian team, to strengthen security arrangements.

Taliban blow up schools, health centre in Pak's NW

Taliban militants have blown up two schools and a health centre in Pakistan's restive northwestern Bajaur tribal region, officials said on Saturday.

Gilani says no rift between Govt, Army

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said there was no rift between the civilian government and the powerful army and the ruling regime was serious about scrapping the President's sweeping powers.

India repatriates 31 Pak fishermen

India repatriated 31 Pakistani fishermen, including three children, to their home country through the Indo-Pak border in Attari.

Roadside bombs kill 6 in NW Pakistan

Roadside bombs struck two vehicles in Pakistan's volatile northwest Sunday, killing a former irrigation minister and three others in one attack and two anti-Taliban tribal elders in the other.

Volleyball attack a warning to ‘dissenting’ tribes

The people of Lakki Marwat, a small dusty town in the troubled North West Frontier Province, are still reeling from the shock of Friday’s suicide attack in which almost 100 people lost their lives, reports Kamal Siddiqi.

Pakistan's acid attack victims pin hope on new laws

Naziran Bibi knows exactly what she would consider apt justice for the person who hurled acid in her face, burnt out her eyes, disfigured her beyond recognition and destroyed her life.

Zardari says Pak's desire for peace not 'sign of weakness'

Warning that Pakistan's desire for peace should not be seen as "a sign of weakness", President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday said the country's armed forces are ready to tackle all challenges and "external and internal" threats.

Karachi Muharram blast not a suicide attack: minister

The blast in a Muharram procession in Karachi that claimed 25 lives was not a suicide attack, Pakistan's interior minister said Monday, adding that investigations into the incident were 80-85 percent complete and would be made known soon.
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