Five wounded in attack on bus ferrying Chinese workers in Pakistan

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Aug 11 : A suicide bomber attacked a bus ferrying Chinese mining workers in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province on Saturday, a local official said, in an assault claimed by Baloch separatists. The bomber died in the attack and the Chinese workers suffered minor wounds, the official said. Militant group Baloch Liberation […]

As Trump cracks down on Pakistan, US cuts military training programmes

By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON, Aug 10 : President Donald Trump’s administration has quietly started cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade, US officials say. The move, which has not been previously reported, is one […]

China interested in joining TAPI pipeline project – Pakistan official

By Drazen Jorgic ISLAMABAD, Aug 8 : China is exploring building a spur from Pakistan’s territory once the multi-country TAPI natural gas pipeline project begins operating, a Pakistani official said, with the financial close of the project’s first phase expected next month. Originating at the giant Galkynysh gas field in Turkmenistan, the $9.6 billion TAPI […]

Twelve schools bombed, burned, in northern Pakistan

By Jibran Ahmad Peshawar, Pakistan, Aug 3 : Twelve schools – eight girls and four boys schools – were attacked by bombs and set on fire overnight in a northern Pakistani district where Taliban-linked militants opposed to girls’ education are active, police said today. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Pakistani Taliban […]

Twelve schools bombed, burned, by Taliban in northern Pakistan

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 3 : Twelve schools – eight girls and four boys schools – were attacked by bombs and set on fire overnight in a northern Pakistani district where Taliban-linked militants opposed to girls’ education are active, police said on Friday. Pakistani Taliban and allied Islamist militants, who regard girls education […]

Pakistani helicopter plucks stranded Russian climber from peak

By Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, July 31 : Helicopter pilots on Tuesday plucked a stranded Russian mountaineer from a northern peak in Pakistan’s first such rescue at a height of more than 6,000 metres (20,000 ft), ending his six-day ordeal, the military said. The rescue of Alexander Gukov from Latok I, a mountain in the Karakoram […]