Philanthropist Edhi, “Pakistan’s Mother Teresa”, buried after state funeral

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Jul 9 : Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, revered as a “living saint” in the South Asian nation, was buried on the outskirts of Karachi today after a state funeral attended by thousands of people. Edhi, 88, died late yesterday after a long kidney illness, triggering an outpouring of […]

Famed Pakistan philanthropist Edhi dies in Karachi

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Jul 9 : Famed philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who set up one of Pakistan’s biggest welfare organisations and was revered as a “living saint” by many in the South Asian country, died in hospital late night. The late last night announcement of his death triggered a wave of accolades […]

Pakistan warns of ‘blowback’ from moving too fast against militants

By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Jul 2 : Pakistan’s top foreign policy official warned that pushing too fast against all Islamist militants in the country could lead to “blowback” in the form of more terrorist attacks. Sartaj Aziz sought to deflect criticism that Pakistan has not done enough to crack down on the Haqqani network and […]

Pakistan plans talks with Afghanistan, UN agency over refugees’ return

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Jun 30 : Pakistan plans talks with Afghanistan and the United Nations refugee agency to move longtime Afghan refugees to camps at home, the foreign office said today, after the numbers of those returning plunged this year. Pakistan has the world’s second largest refugee population, with more than 1.5 million registered, […]

Pakistan launches crackdown against sectarian militants in southwest

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Jun 30 : Pakistani forces killed three militants at the start of a crackdown on sectarian militant group in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said today, following a spate of attacks targeting security forces. The extremist Sunni Muslim group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi LeJ, whose roots are in Punjab province, claimed responsibility for […]

Gunmen kill four security officials in Pakistan’s Quetta

By Gul Yousafzai Quetta, PAKISTAN Jun 29 : Gunmen shot dead four paramilitary officials in Pakistan’s western city of Quetta today, police said, a day after four policemen were killed in a region that is to host a 46 billion dollar China-Pakistan economic corridor. Police said the officials of the paramilitary Frontier Corps were patrolling […]