Rezaul H Laskar is the Foreign Affairs Editor at Hindustan Times. His interests include movies and music.
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Pak not doing enough: Western diplomats
The US and Britain have provided Pakistan evidence of the involvement of elements within the country in the Mumbai terror attacks but western diplomats believe Islamabad has "not done enough" in terms of acting on the intelligence.
Updated on Dec 28, 2008 06:52 PM IST
Thousands mark Bhutto's death anniversary
Tens of thousands of people throng the tomb of former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto in her hometown in Sindh province to pay homage to the slain leader on her first death anniversary.
Updated on Dec 27, 2008 01:57 PM IST
India, Pakistan discuss ways to 'de-escalate' tension
With India-Pakistan relations hitting a new low, Islamabad today said there was a need to "de-escalate" the tension and it was awaiting a response to its proposals regarding the joint investigation of the Mumbai terror attacks.
Updated on Dec 26, 2008 10:45 PM IST
Pak Parliament asks India to join hands in probing Mumbai attacks
Pakistani parliamentarians waded into the war of words with India, criticising the "war hype" purportedly whipped by New Delhi and asked it to join hands in the investigation of Mumbai terror attacks.
Updated on Dec 24, 2008 08:34 PM IST
Ajmal doesn't exist in official records: Pak
Pakistan today claimed that official records do not reveal the existence of a Pakistani national by name Ajmal Amir Iman, the lone terrorist captured during the Mumbai attacks, but promised to respond by tomorrow on his letter seeking legal assistance from it.
Updated on Dec 23, 2008 06:34 PM IST
Pak scrambles fighter jets over cities
Pakistan on Monday scrambled fighter jets over several major cities, including federal capital, in a sign of increased “vigilance” amidst escalating tension between New Delhi and Islamabad over Mumbai terror attacks.
Updated on Dec 22, 2008 11:01 PM IST
Pak says it is prepared to defend itself
Pakistan asserted that it was prepared to defend itself if any aggression or war was imposed on the country, even as Islamabad said it will be "irresponsible" to speculate on the Mumbai attacks before the results of the probe are out.
Updated on Dec 22, 2008 01:13 AM IST
PPP, PML-N trade barbs over CJ daughter's issue
A controversy over the revision of the examination result of Pak's Chief Justice's daughter has sparked a confrontation between the ruling PPP and opposition PML-N, with the two parties exchanging angry words on the issue.
Updated on Dec 19, 2008 08:06 PM IST
Masood Azhar not in our custody: Pak
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, one of India's most wanted criminals, has not been arrested and is "still at large".
Updated on Dec 18, 2008 04:06 PM IST
'Pak to do more to restore its credibility with India'
Influential American Senator Johan Kerry has said that US will monitor Pakistan's firmness in the crackdown on radical Islamic groups and asked Islamabad to do more to restore its credibility with India.
Updated on Dec 17, 2008 01:47 PM IST
Pakistan not for war with India: Gilani
Pakistan is 'prepared' to defend itself if aggression is imposed on the country in the aftermath of the Mumbai attacks, Pak PM Yousuf Raza Gilani said.
Updated on Dec 15, 2008 10:20 PM IST
US asks Pak to widen crackdown on terror
This message was conveyed by visiting US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte during his meetings in Islamabad with Pakistan's top leadership.
Updated on Dec 12, 2008 01:33 PM IST
Pak bans Jamaat, puts Hafiz under house arrest
In a crackdown on Jamaat-ud-Dawah, Pakistan tonight banned the front organisation of LeT blamed for Mumbai attacks, put its chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed under house arrest after it was declared a terrorist outfit by the UN SC. Special
Updated on Dec 11, 2008 11:36 PM IST
'Democracy alone can root out terror from Pak'
The spread of terrorism and militancy within Pakistan can be tackled only by strengthening democracy and freeing the country from military dictatorship, President Asif Ali Zardari said today.
Updated on Dec 11, 2008 03:46 PM IST
Jamaat-ud-Dawa: we are not concerned by UNSC ban
Branded a terrorist outfit by the UN, Jamaat-ud-Dawa claims that it was not concerned by the intn'l clampdown and would carry on with its activities.
Updated on Dec 11, 2008 03:33 PM IST
Gilani says Lakhvi, Azhar detained for investigation
Asked if Lakhvi and Zarar Shah, a LeT communications expert, had been arrested, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said they had been "detained for the purpose of investigation". The road to recovery
Updated on Dec 10, 2008 04:33 PM IST
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'Pak not to hand over suspects to India'
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Qureshi said even if allegations are proved against any suspect, he will not be handed over to India but tried under the country's own laws.
Updated on Dec 09, 2008 12:44 PM IST
No deadline to hand over terrorists: Pak
Pakistan today dismissed reports that it had agreed to a 48-hour deadline set by India and the US to take action against LeT, as international pressure mounted on Islamabad to act against elements linked to the deadly Mumbai terror attack.
Updated on Dec 07, 2008 08:04 PM IST
Rice asks Pak to act urgently, else US will act
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has told Pakistan that there is "irrefutable evidence" of involvement of Pakistani elements in the Mumbai terror attacks and it had no option but to act urgently.Special
Updated on Dec 06, 2008 06:52 PM IST
No action against Masood Azhar till India gives evidence: Pak
Pakistan said it will not take any action against Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Maulana Masood Azhar till India provides "concrete evidence" of his involvement in the Mumbai terrorist attacks.
Updated on Dec 04, 2008 09:25 PM IST
Pak proposes setting up of joint mechanism
Pak's foreign minister today proposed formation of a joint investigating mechanism with India to probe the deadly terror strikes that have sparked tension in bilateral ties.
Updated on Dec 02, 2008 07:56 PM IST
Pak backtracks on sending ISI chief to India
Pakistan today backtracked on sending ISI chief Shuja Pasha to India in connection with the probe into the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and instead deputed a representative of the spy agency for the task.Listen to podcast
Updated on Nov 29, 2008 05:22 PM IST
Top al-Qaeda leaders killed in US attack
Rashid Rauf, terror mastermind believed to be behind 2006 trans-Atlantic plane bombing plot, and another top al-Qaeda operative were among five militants killed in a US missile attack in Pak's North Waziristan.
Updated on Nov 22, 2008 02:39 PM IST
4 killed in Pakistan's violence
Three soldiers were killed when a suicide bomber hit a convoy of para-military forces coming out of the compound in Shabqadar town, 35 km from the NWFP capital of Peshawar.
Updated on Nov 12, 2008 03:23 PM IST
Advani will take up issue of Pak prisoners in India: Burney
Leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha L K Advani has assured leading Pakistani rights activist Ansar Burney that he would take up with the Indian government the issue of Pakistani nationals.
Updated on Oct 29, 2008 09:07 PM IST
Panel formed to evolve anti-terror policy
Pakistani Parliament which was debating to formulate the country's new anti-terror policy in the backdrop of upsurge in bombings and suicide attacks by militants has formed a bipartisan committee to evolve consensus on the issue.
Updated on Oct 22, 2008 03:21 PM IST
Pak, China ink pact for building N-reactors
Pakistan will build two more nuclear reactors with Chinese assistance as part of its efforts to improve civil nuclear cooperation between two close allies, says a top official.
Updated on Oct 18, 2008 03:57 PM IST
20 militants killed in NWFP
Pakistani combat jets and helicopter gunships destroyed a major Taliban militant base killing twenty militants in the country's restive Swat valley in North West Frontier Province.
Updated on Oct 09, 2008 06:22 PM IST
Parliament's special session tomorrow
Rattled by a string of suicide bombings, Pakistani lawmakers will receive a rare briefing by top military and intelligence brass on the security situation during a special joint session of Parliament on Wednesday .
Updated on Oct 07, 2008 08:01 PM IST
Minister escapes blast, 4 others dead
Pakistan’s Awami National Party chief Asfandyar Wali Khan on Thursday escaped an attempt on his life when a suicide bomber struck at his guest house in northwestern Pakistan, killing four persons and injuring several others.
Updated on Oct 03, 2008 12:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRezaul H Laskar, Islamabad