Latest Pakistan News

Roadside bomb kills 3 paramilitary troops in Pakistan

Nov. 16, 2019 1:07 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani provincial government minister says a roadside bomb has killed three paramilitary troops and wounded five in the country’s southwest overnight. Zia Lango, home minister for Baluchistan province, says a remote-controlled bomb was placed in a motorcycle parked in...

Taliban say prisoner swap promised by Kabul fails to happen

Nov. 15, 2019 10:22 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three Taliban prisoners who were to be freed in exchange for an American and an Australian national, both kidnapped in 2016, are still in custody in Bagram prison, north of the capital Kabul, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Friday. The three Taliban prisoners did not show up at...

Pakistani officials: 2 Islamic State members arrested

Nov. 14, 2019 12:11 PM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security officials say they have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State group in a raid on their hideout in the eastern Punjab province. In Thursday’s statement, the province’s counterterrorism forces said it had arrested the men in Bahawalnagar...

Gunmen kill senior police official in northwest Pakistan

Nov. 14, 2019 3:02 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle, killing a senior counter-terrorism officer and wounding his driver and a passer-by before fleeing the scene. Police chief Zahur Babar Afridi in northwestern city of Peshawar says deputy superintendent of police, Ghani...

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...

Pakistani cleric ends sit-in, calls for blocking highways

Nov. 13, 2019 11:00 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A radical Pakistani cleric says his tens of thousands of supporters have ended their sit-in in the capital and will start blocking highways across the country. Maulana Fazlur Rehman is looking to pressure Prime Minister Imran Khan to resign, accusing him of bad governance. Rehman delivered...

Bomb attack kills 3 soldiers on patrol in northwest Pakistan

Nov. 12, 2019 1:38 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says a roadside bomb killed three soldiers and wounded another in a northwestern district bordering Afghanistan. The military statement Tuesday said the soldiers were on patrol in the North Waziristan region when the explosion hit their vehicle. No one immediately claimed...

Pakistan to remove ailing ex-PM from no-fly list

Nov. 12, 2019 9:09 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan says its ailing ex-prime minister will be allowed to travel abroad for medical treatment. Nawaz Sharif was released on bail last month after his jail sentence was temporarily suspended on medical grounds. He had remained on a no-fly list. Sharif, 69, received a seven-year jail...

Pakistan chief of spy agency visits Afghan official in Kabul

Nov. 11, 2019 10:03 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a Pakistani delegation is in Kabul to meet Afghan authorities amid increased tensions. Monday's meeting is the first since the Pakistani Embassy closed its consular section in Kabul earlier this month, citing unspecified security concerns. Afghanistan and...

Pakistan's ailing ex-PM still on no-fly list

Nov. 11, 2019 9:31 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The party of Pakistan's ailing ex-prime minister is upset that he's still on a no-fly list, blocking him from getting medical treatment abroad. Nawaz Sharif was released on bail last month after his jail sentence was temporarily suspended on medical grounds. Sharif, 69, received a...