Everything you need to know about Uncha Islamabad: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Uncha Islamabad: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Islamabad, June 19 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has become a 'clean' man in a 60 million dollars money-laundering case after the Swiss Government refused to re-open the case.
Islamabad, June 18 (ANI): Twitter reports of a PPP leader wearing a 'million dollar watch', have been confirmed that it was none other than Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who reportedly wore a 'Meteoris' watch during the national budget presentation.
Islamabad, June 18 (ANI): All the major and sensitive prisons in Balochistan have been put on high alert in the wake of threats by banned religious outfits.
Islamabad, June 18 (ANI): A petition has been moved in Pakistan Supreme Court requesting it to restrain Zahid Hamid from working as federal law minister until the treason case against former President Pervez Musharraf is dropped.
Islamabad, June 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan bowling coach Aqib Javed has said that despite the team's heartbreaking performance in the series, it was not a panic situation at all and instead sensible decisions are required by the board.
Islamabad, June 17 (ANI): Pakistan coach Dave Whatmore has blamed the team's batsmen for their poor performance, which led the team to its defeat in the Champions Trophy.
Islamabad, June 17 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban has reportedly asked two local businessmen to pay 'protection money' to help militants carry out 'jihad'.
Islamabad, June 17 (ANI): Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq has expressed his disappointment over the team's performance in the ICC Champions Trophy.
Islamabad, June 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram has expressed his support for Misbahul Haq after the team is being slammed for its dismal performance in the Champions Trophy.
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) A provincial leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) allegedly slapped a bus hostess for not serving water swiftly and later had her arrested for making death threat.
Islamabad, June 16 (ANI): Pakistan should accelerate the gas pipeline project with Iran or the latter would impose financial punishments on Islamabad, an Iranian source ha revealed.
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) An alleged Al-Qaeda activist involved in the killing of Chaudhry Zulfiqar, a prosecutor in the Benazir Bhutto murder case, has been arrested in Pakistan, a media report Friday said.
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Five people, including three doctors, have gone missing while travelling in Pakistan's Balochistan province, a media report said.
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has prohibited federal ministers, parliamentarians, and other officials from undertaking unnecessary foreign tours.
Islamabad, June 14 (ANI): The Islamabad High Court has upheld the suspension of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Mohammad Zaka Ashraf until an interim PCB chairman is named to represent the board in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) annual conference in London later this month.
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) Pakistani actress Laila was arrested Thursday in connection with a film producer's complaint against her over a dishonoured cheque.
Islamabad, June 13 (ANI): Pakistan has increased its defence budget by 15 percent for the coming fiscal year.
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A Pakistani Army officer was killed when he stepped on an explosive device during a search operation in the country's Tirah valley in the Khyber Agency.
Islamabad, June 13 (ANI): Former Pakistan president General Pervez Musharraf has inched closer to freedom after he got bail in the second of the three serious cases registered against him by the PPP.
Islamabad, June 13 (ANI): A top American military officer has said the United States is gradually rebuilding its bilateral relationship with Pakistan.
Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A suspected terrorist was killed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, Geo News reported Thursday.
Islamabad, June 12 (ANI): The Ahmadiyya community in Pakistan is discriminated against even during death.
Islamabad, June 12 (ANI): Outgoing Indian envoy Sharat Sabharwal's four-year stint in Islamabad as India's top official has been remarkable, Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) President Muhammad Haroon Agar has said.
Islamabad, June 12 (ANI): The chapter 'war on terror' was deleted at the last minute before the launch of Economic Survey of Pakistan 2012-13 owing to bloated figures.
Islamabad, June 12 (ANI): The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has rejected news report stating that Pakistan purchased defence equipment from Israel.
Islamabad/New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan Tuesday accused India of violation of its airspace but the Indian Air Force said it appeared to be a "technical violation" as its aircraft on a routine training sortie seemed to have flown close to the border.
Islamabad, June 11 (ANI): An anti-terrorism court in Quetta has rejected the bail application of former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the Akbar Bugti murder case.
Islamabad, June 11(ANI): Google has refused to remove blasphemous content from YouTube in Pakistan.
Islamabad, June 11 (ANI): Tehran has expressed concern over delay in starting the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline.
Islamabad, June 11 (ANI): The Afghan Taliban has denied allegations that it was involved in preparations for an attack on the bases of the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the Mohmand tribal region.
Islamabad, June 11 (ANI): President Asif Ali Zardari has urged the newly-elected government to take tough decisions to end U.S. drone attacks, which he termed a serious violation on Pakistan's sovereignty.
Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for bringing an end to political confrontations to effectively deal with the daunting challenges being faced by the country.
Islamabad, June 10 (ANI): The district administration has appointed an inexperienced prosecutor in the judges' detention case against the defence counsel, which could benefit former military ruler General (retired) Pervez Musharraf.
Islamabad, June 10 (ANI): U.S. drone attacks are against the independence and sovereignty of Pakistan, Federal Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has said.
Islamabad, June 10 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is offering to eliminate 'terrorist sanctuaries' from the tribal areas itself in an effort to persuade the U.S. to end drone strikes on Pakistan.
Islamabad, June 9 (ANI): US' National Security Agency (NSA) has collected second highest amount of digital data from Pakistan with the help of a data-mining tool.
Islamabad, June 9 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called US drone attacks in Pakistani territory as 'unacceptable' and violates the country's sovereignty and international laws.
Islamabad, June 8 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, has said that the Afghan issue is "not so simple and easy".
The trial of former Pakistan president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, regarding the judges' detention case, will be held at his farmhouse that has been declared a "sub-jail".
Islamabad, June 7 (ANI): The trial of former Pakistan president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf, in the judges' detention case, will be conducted at his farmhouse that has been declared a "sub-jail".
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) The budget speech will be the next big moment for Nawaz Sharif's government, a leading Pakistani daily said and added that Pakistanis will then come to know "how much its thinking is out of the box".
Islamabad, June 7 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is in a dilemma over dealing with the matter of Pervez Musharraf, following mounting pressure from national and international powers to rescue the former military dictator.
Islamabad, June 6 (IANS) The "tables have turned" in Pakistan, said a leading daily Thursday pointing out that Nawaz Sharif is again occupying the prime minister's chair while erstwhile military strongman General Pervez Musharraf is under arrest
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in his maiden speech shortly after his election by parliament, asked the US Wednesday to stop drone strikes in the country's northwest tribal regions.
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Nawaz Sharif was Wednesday elected Pakistan's prime minister in polls held at the National Assembly.
Islamabad, June 5 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan has made it clear that the case of high treason against former president Pervez Musharraf for promulgating emergency and the PCO on November 3, 2007 was of national importance, and wanted to take it to its logical end.
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court (IHC) ceased to hear former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf's bail plea in the judges' detention case Tuesday after one of the judges excused himself from the hearing, Geo News reported.
Islamabad, June 4 (ANI): Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of Islamabad High Court has recused himself from the bench hearing the appeal challenging the cancellation of Pervez Musharraf's bail in the judges' detention following a "smear campaign" against him on social networking websites.
Islamabad, June 4 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rahman has ruled out the role of the party in peace talks with the Taliban, stating withdrawal of the talks offer, and disinterest of military establishment in talks as the reason.
Islamabad, June 4 (ANI): A petitioner seeking prosecution of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf on treason charges, has requested the Supreme Court to close the doors of military intervention for all times to come by holding the former dictator guilty of subverting the constitution.
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari, whose party was trounced in the general elections, is "resigned to his fate", a Pakistani daily said Tuesday.
Islamabad, June 3 (ANI): Senior Afghan Taliban officials, who wrapped up their three-day visit to Iran, have assured Iranian authorities that they would accommodate all sides in any post-NATO set-up in Afghanistan, according to sources.
Islamabad, June 3 (ANI): The US drone attack on May 29 has dampened prospects of Secretary of State John Kerry's tentative visit to Pakistan this month.
Islamabad, June 3 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that he was 'not aware' of any agreement between the government of Pakistan and the US administration regarding drone strikes in Pakistan.
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says he will not seek another presidential term after his present five-year period expires in September, Xinhua reported Sunday.
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) At least 161 people were killed and 652 injured in 56 bomb blasts as militants escalated attacks across Pakistan in May when the country held elections, according to official statistics.
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) The Pakistan National Assembly will elect its speaker and deputy speaker Monday while the leader of the house will be elected Wednesday, a media report said Sunday.
Islamabad, June 2 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari wil not be contesting elections for another term after his current five-year term expires in September.
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Nawaz Sharif, who is set to become prime minister of Pakistan, Friday expressed strong reservations over US drone attacks inside Pakistani territory.
Islamabad, May 31 (ANI): Incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Pakistan and the United States will work collectively to counter terrorism.
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) Pakistan and the US Thursday reaffirmed their desire to work closely for consolidation of bilateral relations and partnership in all spheres of cooperation including peace and stability in the region, the Pakistani foreign ministry said.
Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) At least 17 suspected militants were killed when army jets pounded their hideouts in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, media reports said.
Islamabad, May 29 (ANI): A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court of Pakistan calling for the issuance of a declaration that no person, civil or military, should engage in any contact or negotiation with the Taliban.
Peshawar, May 27 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has issued a fresh threat to assassinate former military ruler and president Pervez Musharraf, who is currently facing a barrage of legal cases in the country.
Islamabad, May 26 (IANS) At least seven people, including five children, were killed and 18 injured when a van carrying them plunged off a bridge, near Abbottabad, in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province early Sunday, police said.
Islamabad, May 25 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has repeated its view that drone strikes by America in its territory were illegal.
Islamabad, May 25 (ANI): The Foreign Office in Pakistan has urged Afghanistan to consider the regional security situation while pursuing an arms purchase deal with India.
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) At least 15 children were killed in a school van gas cylinder blast that took place Saturday in Pakistan's Punjab province, a media report said.
Islamabad, May 25 (Xinhua-ANI): At least 15 children were killed in a school van gas cylinder blast that took place early Saturday morning in Gujrat, a district in Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab, reported local media Dunya.
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Pakistani government Friday reiterated its opposition to US drone strikes on its territory, saying the strikes were "counter-productive" and "entail loss of innocent civilian lives".
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) At least two people were killed when a blast destroyed a vehicle at a seminary in Pakistan's Peshawar city Friday, Geo News reported.
Islamabad, May 24 (ANI): One driver and his helper were killed, while another was injured, when gunmen opened fire on a convoy of NATO containers in a Khyber Agency.
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's two-day Pakistan visit "went beyond the symbolic", said a daily which noted China is a wealthy neighbour that "does not hand out free lunches".
Islamabad, May 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court of Pakistan, while hearing the six identical petitions against former Pakistan Army Chief and president Pervez Musharraf, has observed that it is the jurisdiction of the federation to lodge a complaint and constitute a special court for his trial for subverting and abrogating the constitution.
Islamabad, May 23: (ANI): Drone strikes in Pakistan have fallen sharply since their peak in 2010, perhaps in response to increasing scrutiny of the programme by the US Congress and the American public, according to a media report.
Islamabad, May 23 (ANI): US ambassador to Pakistan, Richard Olson has said that holding talks with the Taliban is a prerogative of the Pakistani government.
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) "You're going to lose," a brave woman told one of the two machete-wielding London attackers who killed a soldier.
Islamabad, May 22 (ANI): Pakistan's former Test captain, Aamir Sohail, has said that the country's chances in the ICC Champions Trophy depend on their adaptability to the conditions.
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) Li Keqiang left India for Pakistan Wednesday, the second stop of his first overseas trip as China's premier. Xinhua described the Islamabad-Beijing ties as an "all-weather strategic partnership".
Islamabad, May 20 (IANS) The Taliban's offer for peace talks should be taken seriously as every issue cannot be solved through use of power and bullet, Pakistan's prime minister-designate Nawaz Sharif said Monday.
Islamabad, May 20 (ANI): Incoming Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Ahfaq Parvez Kayani have agreed to 'overhaul' the country's national security and foreign policy in a closed door meeting.
Islamabad, May 19 (IANS) A man was lynched to death and two others, including an alleged prostitute, were injured after they were caught in an "objectionable" condition in a house near the Pakistani capital, a media report said Sunday.
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): The coming provincial government was ready to hold talks with the outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants, Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) senior leader has said.
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and 25 injured when twin blasts hit two mosques in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province ahead of the Friday prayers, Geo News reported.
Islamabad, May 17 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and 25 others injured when twin blasts hit two mosques in Malakand town in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Friday afternoon, reported Xinhua citing local media.
Islamabad, May 17 (ANI): The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will begin the process of verifying votes by matching thumbprints with the NADRA database within two weeks, an official has said.
Islamabad, May 17 (ANI): Former Pakistan military chief and president, Pervez Musharraf, has decided to launch a 'peoples' movement in order to clear his name and stay politically relevant as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz comes to power next week.
Lahore, May 17 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is all set to form government in Islamabad as it has acquired majority in the National Assembly after as many as 17 independent winners of NA seats joined the Nawaz Sharif-led party.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban, also known as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has said that they do not rule out a 'ceasefire' if the new government 'shows seriousness' to their dialogue offer.
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): The brother of slain Pakistani minister Shahbaz Bhatti will speak in front of Pope Francis and some 120,000 members of new Catholic religious movements on Saturday, the Vatican has said.
Lahore, May 16 (ANI): Former Pakistan army chief and president Pervez Musharraf, who is being tried in a number of cases of serious nature and detained at his farmhouse sub-jail, will leave the country before the swearing-in of the new government, according to PML-Z chief and MNA-elect Ijazul Haq.
Islamabad, May 15 (ANI): The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) of Pakistan has expressed concerns over the failure of the interior ministry to seek its endorsement while issuing visas to foreign journalists, granting extensions to them and cancelling them.
Rawalpindi, May 15 (ANI): An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has extended former president and military ruler Pervez Musharraf's house arrest over the murder of former premier Benazir Bhutto until May 28, according to a prosecutor.
Islamabad, May 14 (IANS) Forty-nine polling stations in Pakistan achieved the impossible -- the votes polled were more than the total number of voters.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) Nawaz Sharif, who is poised to become Pakistan's prime minister for the third time, Monday said he would forge friendly ties with India and invite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to his oath-taking ceremony.
Islamabad, May 13 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), which is all set to form the next government in the centre, will revisit the foreign policy, including all 'covert and overt' agreements with the United States, according to a source.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan summoned a meeting Monday to review complaints of rigging in last week's polls, a media report said.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) has emerged as the majority party in Sindh and now looks set to form the government in the province on its own, a media report said.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 45 injured in a suicide attack on the convoy of Balochistan province's police chief in Pakistan late Sunday.
Islamabad, May 13 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 40 injured when a blast occurred in the Quetta city of Pakistan's Balochistan province late Sunday, Geo news reported.