Latest Karachi News

Test cricket to return to Pakistan with Sri Lanka’s comeback

Nov. 14, 2019 2:49 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Test cricket is set to return to Pakistan after more than 10 years when Sri Lanka plays a two-match series at Rawalpindi and Karachi next month. Sri Lanka was the last team to play a test match in Pakistan in March 2009, when the team’s bus came under attack at Lahore. Eight people...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 8, 2019 4:22 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows British Labour Party's Brexit minister stumped on...

Survivors say burning train took 20 minutes to stop, 74 dead

Oct. 31, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A raging fire swept through a train in Pakistan's eastern Punjab Province on Thursday, killing 74 people, and survivors said afterward it took nearly 20 minutes for the train to stop amid contradictory reports about the condition of the train's brakes. Three carriages were consumed...

Pakistan shuts art exhibit denouncing deadly police raids

Oct. 29, 2019 5:43 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities have closed a prominent art exhibition in Karachi that sought to denounce police raids led by an infamous officer that had killed hundreds of people in the southern port city, the artists, exhibit organizers and rights activists said Tuesday. The artist,...

Large anti-government procession heads to Pakistan's capital

Oct. 27, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of supporters of an ultra-religious political party led by a firebrand cleric took part Sunday in an anti-government procession headed to Pakistan's capital. Mufti Abrar Ahmed, spokesman for the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party, said a caravan of hundreds of buses and vans that...

Pakistan cricket chief wants teams to return to his country

Sep. 30, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The return of limited-overs international cricket to Pakistan after a 10-year absence following a terrorist attack targeting a foreign team has coincided with a renewed plea from the country's cricket chief to recommence full, in-bound tours. Pakistan had a 67-run victory over Sri...