Latest Pakistan government News

Pakistani security forces kill 7 militants trying to sneak into the country from Afghanistan

Apr. 17, 2024 13:07 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces killed seven militants in a remote northwestern border area on Wednesday when they tried to sneak into the country from Afghanistan, the military said. The military's statement said the insurgents had been detected near Ghulam...

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia call for a cease-fire in Gaza, saying efforts so far are insufficient

Apr. 16, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday called for an immediate cease-fire and uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian aid in Gaza. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, on a visit to Islamabad, said that international efforts toward a cease-fire...

Saudi foreign minister arrives in Pakistan to discuss how to help with the country's economic crisis

Apr. 15, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister on Monday led a high-level delegation on a two-day visit to Pakistan, which is seeking help in overcoming one of its worst economic crises. Prince Faisal bin Farhan's visit comes a week after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with...

Pakistan deploys more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces ahead of Eid al-Fitr

Apr. 09, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities have deployed more than 100,000 police and paramilitary forces at mosques and marketplaces across the country ahead of the massive Eid al-Fitr holiday, officials said Tuesday. Eid al-Fitr, which means feast, will be celebrated in Pakistan on...

Pakistani court suspends sentence for ex-PM Khan and wife in a graft case but couple won't be freed

Apr. 01, 2024 21:32 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani appeals court on Monday suspended a 14-year prison sentence for former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife in a corruption case, but the couple won't be released because they are already serving prison terms in other cases, officials said. However,...

Pakistani police arrest 12 people over a suicide bombing that killed 5 Chinese workers

Apr. 01, 2024 09:40 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani counterterrorism police in multiple raids arrested at least 12 suspects in connection with last week's suicide bombing that killed five Chinese workers and their Pakistani driver in the volatile northwest, officials said Monday. Those arrested were not...

Chinese investigators arrive in Pakistan to probe suicide attack that killed 5 of its nationals

Mar. 29, 2024 08:58 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A team of Chinese investigators arrived in Pakistan on Friday to join a probe into a suicide attack that killed five of its nationals earlier this week, officials said, as Pakistan continued its own investigations into the attack. The slain Chinese engineers and...

Pakistani authorities share with China initial findings of probe into bombing that killed 5 Chinese

Mar. 27, 2024 12:18 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities have shared with China the preliminary findings of an investigation into a deadly attack that killed five Chinese nationals and their Pakistani driver in the country's volatile northwest, officials said Wednesday. Authorities were...

Pakistani forces kill 4 insurgents as they foiled an attack on a naval facility in Baluchistan

Mar. 25, 2024 16:12 PM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces killed four insurgents as they foiled an attack on one of the main naval facilities in the volatile southwestern Baluchistan province on Monday night, government and police officials said. No damage was caused to the Siddiqui air...

Pakistani trade delegation visits Kabul in sign of easing tensions over cross-border attacks

Mar. 25, 2024 07:51 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A delegation from Pakistan's Ministry of Commerce arrived in Kabul on Monday to meet its Afghan counterparts to discuss how to improve trade relations, after tensions have risen over cross-border militant attacks. Last week, Pakistan’s military carried out rare...