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Rawalpindi faces acute water shortage amid scorching heat: Report

  • The citizens of Rawalpindi continue to face difficulties as the gap grows between water supply and demand.
The citizens of Rawalpindi continue to face difficulties as the gap grows between water supply and demand.(HT File)
The citizens of Rawalpindi continue to face difficulties as the gap grows between water supply and demand.(HT File)
Published on Jul 25, 2021 08:12 PM IST
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Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi arrested on charges of terror financing

The arrest came weeks ahead of the Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) planned reassessment of Pakistan’s efforts to counter terror financing. In October last year, the multilateral watchdog retained Pakistan in its “grey list” for failing to fully deliver on an action plan to fight terror financing.
Lakhvi was one of seven men arrested in the wake of the Mumbai attacks for allegedly helping plan, support and finance the terrorist assault on India’s financial hub that killed 166 people in November 2008.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Lakhvi was one of seven men arrested in the wake of the Mumbai attacks for allegedly helping plan, support and finance the terrorist assault on India’s financial hub that killed 166 people in November 2008.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Jan 02, 2021 06:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRezaul H Laskar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

At least 25 people injured in explosion at Rawalpindi

As per rescue officials, 22 victims had been shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital, while three were provided first aid on the spot, Dawn reported.
Initial reports suggested that it was a hand grenade attack, however, City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Mohammad Ahsan Younas said it was too soon to ascertain the nature of the blast.(AFP | Representational image)
Initial reports suggested that it was a hand grenade attack, however, City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Mohammad Ahsan Younas said it was too soon to ascertain the nature of the blast.(AFP | Representational image)
Published on Dec 13, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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Rawalpindi | ByAsian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Islamabad under partial seige over anti-France protest by extremists

Tehreek-i-Labaik Pakistan of controversial cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi organised the protest march on the Murree Road of the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Sunday
Hundreds of protestors of an extremist religious group on Monday laid partial siege to the national capital to denounce the publication of blasphemous cartoons in a French magazine(AP)
Hundreds of protestors of an extremist religious group on Monday laid partial siege to the national capital to denounce the publication of blasphemous cartoons in a French magazine(AP)
Published on Nov 16, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

PAK vs ZIM, 1st T20I: Umpires wipe the ball as Wahab Riaz applies saliva on it - WATCH

Umpires - Aleem Dar and Asia Yaqoob – spotted the indiscretion and asked the bowler to leave the ball on the ground. The play was resumed after the reserve umpires brought sanitary wipes to clean the ball.
Umpires cleaning the ball during the 1st PAK vs ZIM T20I match in Rawalpindi(Twitter)
Umpires cleaning the ball during the 1st PAK vs ZIM T20I match in Rawalpindi(Twitter)
Updated on Nov 07, 2020 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com

Landslide in northern Pakistan buries bus, 16 killed

Rescue workers dug for hours in hopes of finding survivors, but called off the search late Sunday after recovering 16 bodies, including the driver and four soldiers traveling to their posts, said local police officer Wakil Khan.
The bus was pushed into a deep ditch and buried along a mountainous road while traveling to the scenic town of Skardu in the Gilgit Baltistan region from the city of Rawalpindi in Punjab province.(AP file photo)
The bus was pushed into a deep ditch and buried along a mountainous road while traveling to the scenic town of Skardu in the Gilgit Baltistan region from the city of Rawalpindi in Punjab province.(AP file photo)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 11:57 PM IST
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Islamabad, Pakistan | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Pakistan cricketer approached by suspected bookmaker

The player was unnamed, and the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement that its anti-corruption unit investigated and shared details with government authorities.
Representational image. (Photo by Nigel French - EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)
Representational image. (Photo by Nigel French - EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByAssociated Press

Bomb explosion in Pakistan market kills one, 15 injured

Properties around the site of the explosion in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi have also been badly damaged. Authorities have cordoned off the area and rescue efforts are underway.
Initial reports suggest that the explosive material was planted in a nearby electric pole, police spokesperson said.(@KZHsays/Twitter Photo)
Initial reports suggest that the explosive material was planted in a nearby electric pole, police spokesperson said.(@KZHsays/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2020 12:19 AM IST
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Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Top Jaish explosives expert among 3 killed

Abdul Rehman alias Fauji Bhai , a native of Rawalpindi in Pakistan, was an Afghan war veteran who had been active in South Kashmir since 2017, the officials said.
Clashes erupted near the encounter site and the police made announcements asking people to stay inside their homes and not venture out.(PTI)
Clashes erupted near the encounter site and the police made announcements asking people to stay inside their homes and not venture out.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 01:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar/New Delhi | ByHT Correspondents, Srinagar/new Delhi

Pakistan reschedule one-off ODI at Bangladesh’s request

The ODI was originally planned for April 3 in Karachi, but will now be held on April 1 at the same venue with the Bangladesh team now scheduled to arrive on March 29 in Karachi.
Pakistan have rescheduled the one-off ODI against Bangladesh(Reuters)
Pakistan have rescheduled the one-off ODI against Bangladesh(Reuters)
Published on Mar 05, 2020 12:09 PM IST
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Lahore | ByIndo Asian News Service

Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st Test Day 3 at Rawalpindi: Highlights

PAK vs BAN first Test Highlights: Follow Highlights of Pakistan and Bangladesh 1st Test match at Rawalpindi.
PAK vs BAN first Test Highlights(Twitter)
PAK vs BAN first Test Highlights(Twitter)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan target consolidation in first Bangladesh Test

The match will further Pakistan’s efforts to host Test cricket, which returned to the country just two months ago after a 10-year gap with a series against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali, right, and his Bangladesh counterpart Mominul Haque.(AP)
Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali, right, and his Bangladesh counterpart Mominul Haque.(AP)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 06:01 PM IST
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Rawalpindi | ByAgence France-Presse

Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Hosts recall Faheem Ashraf, Bilal Asif for Rawalpindi Test

PAK vs BAN: Ashraf showed a lot of promise in his debut Test against Ireland in 2018 when he scored 83 but then faced injury problems and was discarded after the South Africa tour in January last year.
File image of Pakistan cricketer Faheem Ashraf.(Getty Image)
File image of Pakistan cricketer Faheem Ashraf.(Getty Image)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 01:15 PM IST
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Lahore | ByAFP

Domingo wants Bangladesh to follow India template in tests

Since their 2000 debut as a test playing nation, Bangladesh have managed 13 wins in 117 matches, with only four of them coming overseas.
Bangladesh cricket team captain Mominul Haque, head coach Russell Domingo and bowling coach Charl Langeveldt(PTI)
Bangladesh cricket team captain Mominul Haque, head coach Russell Domingo and bowling coach Charl Langeveldt(PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2020 11:12 AM IST
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Dhaka | ByReuters

Bangladesh insist on neutral venue for Pakistan tests

Rawalpindi and Karachi hosted Pakistan’s first tests on home soil since a militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009.
Test cricket returned to Pakistan after a decade with a two-test series against Sri Lanka earlier this month.(AP)
Test cricket returned to Pakistan after a decade with a two-test series against Sri Lanka earlier this month.(AP)
Updated on Dec 25, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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Dhaka | ByReuters

Ignored, recalled, adored: Abid Ali on journey, comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar

Ten years after a militant attack on Sri Lanka’s team made Pakistan a no-go zone for foreign sides, Abid was the hero in an otherwise disappointing return for Test cricket to the cricket-mad nation.
Abid Ali(Pakistan Cricket)
Abid Ali(Pakistan Cricket)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 08:16 AM IST
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Rawalpindi | ByAFP

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 5, Rawalpindi: Highlights

Catch all the Highlights from Day 5 of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka from Rawalpindi.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 5(AP)
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 5(AP)
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 05:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4, Rawalpindi: As it happened

Catch all the highlights from day 4 of the first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka from Rawalpindi.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4(AP)
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 4(AP)
Updated on Dec 14, 2019 04:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3, Rawalpindi: As it happened

Catch all highlights from Day 3 of the 1st Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka from Rawalpindi.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3(AP)
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 3(AP)
Updated on Dec 13, 2019 04:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Historic Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test hit by bad weather

Play was stopped for two hours and 43 minutes but when it resumed only 10 overs were possible with Sri Lanka losing Niroshan Dickwella for 33 before bad light accompanied by rain forced an early call-off.
Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah follows the ball while Sri Lankan batsmen Dhananjaya de Silva.(AP)
Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah follows the ball while Sri Lankan batsmen Dhananjaya de Silva.(AP)
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Rawalpindi | ByAFP

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2, Rawalpindi: Highlights

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Day 2: Catch all the Highlights from the second day of the first Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2
Updated on Dec 12, 2019 05:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Hosts dominate proceedings on opening day of Rawalpindi Test

Naseem, who is just 16, grabbed 2-51 on the opening day of the first Test which marked a momentous occasion in Pakistan cricket at Rawalpindi stadium.
Rawalpindi: Pakistani pacer Mohammad Abbas, left, celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal.(AP)
Rawalpindi: Pakistani pacer Mohammad Abbas, left, celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lankan batsman Dinesh Chandimal.(AP)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 06:26 PM IST
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Rawalpindi | ByAFP

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: ‘When your players play at home...’ - Shoaib Akhtar hails return of Test cricket to Pakistan

Pak vs SL: Tight security ringed Rawalpindi cricket stadium on Wednesday as Pakistan hosted their first Test match since a deadly attack on Sri Lanka’s team ushered in a decade of sporting isolation.
Rawalpindi: Pakistani players stand for national anthem before the start of play.(AP)
Rawalpindi: Pakistani players stand for national anthem before the start of play.(AP)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1 in Rawalpindi, Highlights: As it happened

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Follow scorecard from Day 1 of the first Test encounter between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Rawalpindi.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1 in Rawalpindi, Highlights: As it happened(Twitter)
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 1 in Rawalpindi, Highlights: As it happened(Twitter)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 05:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Imran Khan’s posturing aside, terror training camps still active in Pakistan

South Block confirms that terror training camps of LeT, JeM and Hizbul Mujahideen are still active in Pakistan despite the public posturing of Imran Khan government.
Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters file photo)
Prime Minister Imran Khan(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2019 09:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShishir Gupta

The rally puts Imran Khan’s legitimacy at risk | HT editorial

It reminds the military that Rehman, the rally’s leader, is still a force to reckon with
Prime Minister Imran Khan is not in any danger of being overthrown, but the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s rally makes his survival now almost completely dependent on the whim of the Pakistani military(AP)
Prime Minister Imran Khan is not in any danger of being overthrown, but the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl’s rally makes his survival now almost completely dependent on the whim of the Pakistani military(AP)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 08:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent

65 feared dead, many injured as express train catches fire in Pakistan

The train was bound from Karachi to Rawalpindi, Radio Pakistan reported. The fire was caused by a cylinder blast that occurred in the morning when passengers were preparing their breakfast in the train.
People gather near a track with the charred belongings of passenger victims, after a fire broke out in a passenger train and destroyed three carriages near the town of Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, October 31, 2019.(REUTERS)
People gather near a track with the charred belongings of passenger victims, after a fire broke out in a passenger train and destroyed three carriages near the town of Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, October 31, 2019.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 31, 2019 03:07 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

Gas canister being used to cook breakfast in Pakistan train explodes, kills at least 65

Television footage showed flames pouring out of the carriages as people could be heard crying in the incident near Rahim Yar Khan district in Punjab province.
A fire burns a train carriage after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Punjab province, Pakistan.(Reuters photo)
A fire burns a train carriage after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded, near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Punjab province, Pakistan.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 06:36 PM IST
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Islamabad | ByReuters

Rawalpindi, Karachi to host Tests against Sri Lanka: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has sent an itinerary for the two Tests of the ICC World Test Championship to the Sri Lankan board.
A file photo of the Pakistan cricket team.(Getty Images)
A file photo of the Pakistan cricket team.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 06:32 PM IST
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Karachi | ByPress Trust of India

Earthquakes: Here’s all you need to know

The tremors that lasted for 8-10 seconds were felt in north India including Punjab and Haryana, Seismology Department officials said as well as major cities of Pakistan, including Islamabad, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Lahore.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the earthquake, which IMD said, had hit at a depth of 40 km. (Image used for representational purpose).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage from the earthquake, which IMD said, had hit at a depth of 40 km. (Image used for representational purpose).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 24, 2019 08:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent
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