Gunmen killed a senior female politician from a reformist party in Pakistan on Saturday night, the latest violent incident in a bloody election campaign and one that set off a war of words between two major opposition parties.
A Chinese man working on an energy project in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) was being held on Saturday after hundreds of protesters attacked his company offices over the alleged desecration of Koran, officials said.
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, set to become Pakistan's next prime minister, has convened a meeting of the party's lawmakers in Lahore on May 20 to brainstorm a plan of action for the first 100 days of the next government to deal with pressing problems, including terrorism.
Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday met Prime Minister-designate Nawaz Sharif and briefed him on the security situation of the country.
Blasphemy is a very sensitive issue in Pakistan, where 97% of the 180 million population are Muslims, and even unproven allegations can spark a violent public backlash.
A Pakistani judge investigating the murder of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh has appealed to Indian nationals having information about the matter to file written submissions with relevant documents within seven days.
A Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) leader has been found murdered near this eastern Pakistani city, the group said on Saturday.
Pakistan today announced it would free 51 Indian fishermen who had completed their prison terms as a gesture of goodwill.
Police say bombings at two mosques in northwest Pakistan have killed at least 10 people.
Pakistani police today claimed they had arrested the leader of the gang that kidnapped former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider, even as security forces were continuing their search for him.
Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer of slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, and his son were abducted and briefly held by unidentified men in an area near the border with India.
Six suspects, including two women, were arrested today during an operation to trace the kidnapped son of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani in Pakistan's restive northwest, officials said.
Awais Sheikh, the Pakistani lawyer of slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, and his son were kidnapped today by unidentified men from an area near the border with India, officials said.
It was targeted by the Taliban, women and minorities were vastly under-represented, and videos of irregularities went viral online -- yet Pakistan's 2013 election may still have been its fairest ever.
Pakistan's religious minorities have seen their electoral fortunes fluctuate in the past decade - from voting only under the separate electorate system, to voting both on separate electorates and on general seats to the more recent system of voting only on general seats. Imtiaz Ahmad
reports.Religious demography of Pak