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Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence
15 Aug 2017 07:10

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence

Islam Times - Pakistan has celebrated the 70th anniversary of independence from British rule with festivities and fireworks all across the country, at a time of political upheaval following the ouster of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister over corruption allegations.

 
Burning vehicles after bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, on Sunday.
15 Aug 2017 06:57

15 Killed in Pakistan’s Baluchistan as Suicide Bomber Targets Military Patrol

Islam Times - At least 15 were killed in Pakistan's Quetta city when a bomb exploded near a crowded market on Saturday

 
Pakistani security officials inspect the site of a powerful explosion that targeted a police vehicle in Quetta on June 23, 2017. (AFP photo)
13 Aug 2017 03:54

Major blast kills 15 in capital of Pakistan’s Balochistan province

Islam Times - At least 15 people have been killed in a major explosion in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province.

 
A policeman stands guard at the scene after a blast in Lahore, Pakistan February 13, 2017.
8 Aug 2017 03:47

Over 30 Wounded in Pakistan Attack, School Destroyed

Islam Times - A bomb blast on Monday wounded at least 30 people in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore and destroyed a small school building.

 
Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to supporters during a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, on July 30, 2017. (Photo by AFP)
2 Aug 2017 06:48

Pakistan must detach self from US: Opposition leader Imran Khan

Islam Times - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says Islamabad needs to detach itself from the United States and pull out of the “war on terror” in order to achieve prosperity and peace.

 
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Pakistan’s interim prime minister
2 Aug 2017 05:01

Pakistani Lawmakers Elect Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Interim Prime Minister

Islam Times - Members of Parliament in Pakistan have elected Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as the country's new interim prime minister.

 
Pakistan Politics: Three Unofficial Powerhouses
2 Aug 2017 04:37

Pakistan Politics: Three Unofficial Powerhouses

Islam Times - Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s prime minister and leader of the country’s second-largest political party, resigned on July 28 following a Supreme Court ruling that disqualified him from office over corruption charges.

 
 
Why Pakistan Seeks Weak Govnt, Strong Militants in Afghanistan?
30 Jul 2017 06:44

Why Pakistan Seeks Weak Govnt, Strong Militants in Afghanistan?

Islam Times - Afghanistan is witnessing bloody days as blasts continue to rock the capital and other cities across the country.

 
File photo taken on December 4, 1999, shows ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) and his brother Shahbaz Sharif (L) waving at supporters outside the courthouse in Karachi. (By AFP)
29 Jul 2017 12:45

Pakistan’s ruling party to pick ousted PM’s brother as his successor

Islam Times - Pakistan’s ruling party reportedly intends to appoint the brother of just ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his successor and its nominee to contest the 2018 general elections.

 
Pakistani Prime Minister Resigns after Disqualification
29 Jul 2017 04:27

Pakistani Prime Minister Resigns after Disqualification

Islam Times - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned after a Pakistani Supreme Court disqualified him from office over the Panama Papers corruption charges.

 
Indian Police Patrol in Kashmir during a previous shutdown
26 Jul 2017 04:37

Shutdown in Kashmir after Arrest of Pro-Independence Leaders

Islam Times - Indian-administered Kashmir is in shutdown to protest the illegal arrest of seven Hurriyat leaders by India’s security forces.

 
Pakistan’s Appeasement Diplomacy, Yemen Crisis
25 Jul 2017 04:39

Pakistan’s Appeasement Diplomacy, Yemen Crisis

Islam Times - Failure to develop economically, the domestic policy of instrumental exploitation of the radical Islamism, and long-lasting tensions with the neighboring India push the Pakistani to submit to the international powers and the Persian Gulf Arab states' agenda that revolves around fueling ...

 
US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (Photo by AFP)
22 Jul 2017 05:56

'US stops Pakistan military reimbursements over terror charges'

Islam Times - The administration of US President Donald Trump has stopped making military reimbursements to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad’s lack of action in addressing threats posed by terror groups such as the Haqqani network.

 
Pakistan’s former military chief General Raheel Sharif
22 Jul 2017 04:37

Pakistani Senators Object Country’s Ex-Army Chief Heading Saudi Alliance

Islam Times - Pakistani Senators have raised objections over the role of former army chief Raheel Sharif in a Saudi-led military alliance which is yet to take formal shape.

 
Taliban Threat or Opportunity for Pakistan?
18 Jul 2017 09:45

Taliban Threat or Opportunity for Pakistan?

Islam Times - Invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet army in the 1980s ushered in rise of radical Islamist groups that later played an active role in regional developments.

 
Members of Iran
16 Jul 2017 09:44

Iran responds to Pakistan-based terrorist attack

Islam Times - Terrorists based in Pakistan have fired projectiles at Iran's border region of Saravan, killing two local workers, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said in a statement.

 
Pakistanis Rally in Solidarity with Kashmiris, Protest US Blacklisting Separatist Leader
11 Jul 2017 06:11

Pakistanis Rally in Solidarity with Kashmiris, Protest US Blacklisting Separatist Leader

Islam Times - Pakistanis have heled a mass rally in solidarity with people of Indian-controlled Kashmir, censuring a decision by the US to blacklist a popular Kashmiri leader.

 
Pakistani Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria
8 Jul 2017 07:48

Pakistan Welcomes Statement by Iran’s Leader on Kashmir

Islam Times - Pakistan on Thursday welcomed a statement by the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution on Kashmir wherein he asked his country's judiciary to pursue the Kashmir cause.

 
Nearly 50 Killed in Terrorist Attacks across Pakistan
24 Jun 2017 03:23

Nearly 50 Killed in Terrorist Attacks across Pakistan

Islam Times - Nearly 50 people have been killed in separate terrorist attacks across Pakistan as militants step up attacks on security forces in response to government offensives.