Latest Pakistan government News

China hopes UN meeting spurs India-Pakistan talks on Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 9:03 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China’s U.N. ambassador warned Wednesday against further escalation between India and Pakistan over the disputed Kashmir region and expressed hope that a Security Council meeting called by Beijing will encourage both countries to seek a solution through dialogue. Zhang Jun,...

Police officers and local residents dig to search bodies of victims of avalanches in Doodnail village in Neelum Valley, Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to more than 155 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said. (AP Photo/Abdul Razaq)

Pakistan: 21 more bodies recovered in avalanche-hit Kashmir

Jan. 15, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Search teams aided by Pakistani troops pulled out 21 more bodies from homes destroyed by this week's avalanches in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, raising the overall death toll due to severe winter weather to 160 for Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said...

A protester waves the national flag while demonstrators set fire to close streets near Tahrir Square during a demonstration against the Iranian missile strike in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

The Latest: Iran says it doesn't want war, but will respond

Jan. 14, 2020 8:50 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions after the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 2:10 a.m. Iran is informing the United Nations that it took “a measured and proportionate military response” to the U.S. airstrike that killed its top military...

FILE - In this Monday, April 15, 2013 file photo, Pakistan's former President and military ruler Pervez Musharraf addresses his party supporters at his house in Islamabad, Pakistan. On Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, a Pakistani court, overturned the death sentence given to the country's ailing former dictator, saying a special court that last month convicted and sentenced Musharraf had been formed in violation of the law. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

Pakistan court overturns death penalty for ex-president

Jan. 13, 2020 8:18 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Monday overturned the death sentence given to the country's ex-military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, a former close U.S. ally in the war against terror. The Lahore High Court ruled that the special tribunal formed to try the ex-president was not legal. Musharraf's...

A boy, who was injured in the mosque bombing, is transported at a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in southwest Pakistan during Friday evening prayers, killing a senior police officer with some civilians and wounded other worshipers, police said. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

Pakistan mosque blast kills senior police officer, 13 others

Jan. 10, 2020 11:25 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in southwest Pakistan during Friday evening prayers, killing a senior police officer and at least 13 civilians, police said. The bombing wounded another 20 worshipers in the city of Quetta, the capital of the restive Baluchistan province,...

Pakistani air force jet crashes in training, 2 pilots killed

Jan. 7, 2020 8:18 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's air force said one if its aircraft crashed during training Tuesday in the eastern Punjab province, killing the two pilots. The FT-7 jet trainer went down in an open area and caused no damage on the ground, the air force statement said. It said an investigation had been...

Dr. Zafar Mirza, center, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health, addresses a news conference with members of the Pakistani transgender community in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Pakistan has begun issuing special health care cards for transgender people. They have often been denied treatment because doctors could not decide whether to treat them in a male or female ward. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Pakistan issues health IDs for trans people to improve care

Dec. 31, 2019 10:20 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan began issuing special health ID cards for transgender people on Tuesday as way to lessen health care discrimination. Trans people have often been denied treatment in Pakistan because doctors could not decide whether to treat them in a male or female ward, and have even died for...

Kashmir border shootings kill 2 Pakistani, 2 Indians

Dec. 26, 2019 8:52 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and India traded fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, with the latest exchang es killing two Pakistani troops, an Indian soldier and a civilian woman, officials on both sides said Thursday. The Pakistani military said in a statement that its troops came under attack...

Pakistan arrests opposition leader known for criticizing PM

Dec. 23, 2019 1:29 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's anti-corruption body arrested a prominent opposition leader on Monday who has been a vocal critic of the prime minister. Ahsan Iqbal was arrested hours after he publicly described Prime Minister Imran Khan as the country's “biggest beggar.” He said Khan has failed...

Pakistan says Indian shooting kills 3 in Kashmir

Dec. 22, 2019 6:26 AM EST

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities said Sunday that mortars fired by Indian troops into Pakistan's portion of the disputed Kashmir region have killed three civilians and damaged nearly a dozen homes in recent days. However, India's military blamed Pakistan's forces for initiating the...