Latest Pakistan News

Gunmen kill 4 pro-government militiamen in Pakistan

Sep. 23, 2018 8:15 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says gunmen have attacked the base camp of a pro-government militia, killing four of its members. Assistant Administrator Ali Mohammad says the attack occurred early Sunday in the Dasht-e-Goran area of Baluchistan. The southwestern province is home to a...

7 Pakistani soldiers, 9 militants killed in shootout

Sep. 22, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says security forces have raided militant hideouts setting off a shootout that left seven soldiers and nine militants dead. In a statement Saturday, the military said the operation was carried out in the Gharlamai and Spera Kunar Algad areas of North Waziristan near the...

India calls off foreign ministers' meeting with Pakistan

Sep. 22, 2018 6:07 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India called off a planned meeting between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly session in New York this month, aggravating tensions between the longtime rivals. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar said Friday that...

Anti-India rebels abduct and kill 3 policemen in Kashmir

Sep. 21, 2018 10:37 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Anti-India rebels in disputed Kashmir raided over a dozen homes of police officers and abducted three whose bullet-riddled bodies were recovered Friday, officials said. Also Friday, Indian government forces killed five suspected militants, ending a two-day gunbattle. The police...

Pakistan urges China to ease pressure on Muslims minority

Sep. 21, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is urging China to ease pressures on the country's Muslim minority amid warnings by rights groups that the Uighurs in China face restrictions on religious activities and mass detentions in so-called "re-education camps." The appeal comes as Pakistan has had traditionally good ties...

Pakistan PM tells Indian counterpart he's ready to talk

Sep. 20, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has written to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, seeking to resolve outstanding disputes between the two nuclear-armed nations, including the issue of the divided region of Kashmir, an official said Thursday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad...

Shiites across Mideast mark Ashoura, mourning saint's death

Sep. 20, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shiites across the Middle East on Thursday marked Ashoura, an annual commemoration mourning the 7th century death of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most beloved saints. For Shiites, who represent over 10 percent of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims, the...

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif freed after court suspends sentence

Sep. 19, 2018 9:07 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to appeal...

Pakistan's new PM, Imran Khan, visits Saudi Arabia, UAE

Sep. 19, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan's new prime minister, former cricket player Imran Khan, has visited Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on his first official overseas trip. Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday and later traveled to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. While in Saudi...

The Latest: Official says Pakistan court releases Sharif

Sep. 19, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on bail after their sentences were suspended. (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A party aide says Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son in-law have...