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Pak says Jadhav refused to file appeal, India rejects claim

Pak says Jadhav refused to file appeal, India rejects claim

Rediff.com7 days ago

Jadhav, the 50-year-old retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage and terrorism' in April 2017. Weeks later, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and challenging the death sentence.

Pak court rejects petition against temple construction

Pak court rejects petition against temple construction

Rediff.com8 Jul 2020

A Pakistani court has dismissed three identical petitions challenging the construction of the first Hindu temple in the country's capital.

Pakistan foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

Pakistan foreign minister tests positive for COVID-19

Rediff.com3 Jul 2020

Qureshi is the senior most functionary of the government to be infected with the virus.

Not in FATF Grey List, says Pak; rejects reports

Not in FATF Grey List, says Pak; rejects reports

Rediff.com27 Jun 2020

Pakistan said no 'new decision' was taken about it at the virtual plenary of the global terror financing watchdog.

Pak 'not in favour' of escalating tensions with India

Pak 'not in favour' of escalating tensions with India

Rediff.com26 Jun 2020

The Ministry of External Affairs said on Tuesday the Charge d'Affaires of Pakistan High Commission was summoned and informed about the decision which was based on instances of involvement of Pakistani officials in 'acts of espionage' and 'dealings with terrorist organisations'.

Pak PM Imran Khan calls Osama bin Laden 'martyr'

Pak PM Imran Khan calls Osama bin Laden 'martyr'

Rediff.com25 Jun 2020

Speaking in parliament during the budget session, Khan said the American forces entered Pakistan and killed Laden without informing Islamabad after which everyone started abusing his country.

2 Indian High Commission staffers released by Pak police

2 Indian High Commission staffers released by Pak police

Rediff.com15 Jun 2020

A BMW car hit a pedestrian who was walking on the city's Embassy Road at around 8am and attempted to flee, Geo News reported quoting some eyewitnesses.

Former Pak PM Yusuf Raza Gilani tests positive for COVID-19

Former Pak PM Yusuf Raza Gilani tests positive for COVID-19

Rediff.com13 Jun 2020

Gilani, 67, tested positive after attending a hearing of the National Accountability Bureau in a corruption case.

Pak PM tests negative for COVID-19; cases cross 10,000 mark

Pak PM tests negative for COVID-19; cases cross 10,000 mark

Rediff.com22 Apr 2020

Khan, 67, agreed for the test after Faisal Edhi, the son of late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi and chairman of the Edhi Foundation, who met him last week tested positive for the coronavirus.

Pak PM to get tested for COVID-19, says aide

Pak PM to get tested for COVID-19, says aide

Rediff.com21 Apr 2020

A well-known philanthropist was tested positive for the COVID-19, days after meeting the Pakistan prime minister.

COVID-19: Pak SC asks govt to sack top health advisor

COVID-19: Pak SC asks govt to sack top health advisor

Rediff.com13 Apr 2020

During a hearing on a suo motu case on the coronavirus crisis in Pakistan, a five-member bench of the apex court observed that PM Khan's Cabinet has become ineffective in the fight against the pandemic. The bench questioned the integrity of Dr Mirza in tackling the COVID-19 crisis and the transparency of his work done.

Pak's coronavirus cases reach 4,601; death toll at 66

Pak's coronavirus cases reach 4,601; death toll at 66

Rediff.com10 Apr 2020

The total tally of COVID-19 patients in the largest province of Punjab was 2,270, Sindh 1,128, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 620, Balochistan 219, Gilgit-Baltistan 215, Islamabad 107 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 33.

COVID: Pak bars international flights as cases up to 625

COVID: Pak bars international flights as cases up to 625

Rediff.com21 Mar 2020

The worst-affected Sindh province reported 90 new coronavirus cases, taking the provincial tally to 357. The new cases have been detected in pilgrims who returned from Iran and have been quarantined in Sukkur, according to a spokesperson for the Sindh health department.

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 183

Coronavirus cases in Pakistan surge to 183

Rediff.com17 Mar 2020

The "exponential increase is largely due to the recent inflow of people brought in from Taftan after a purported quarantine".

Pak to join SAARC video conference on coronavirus called by Modi

Pak to join SAARC video conference on coronavirus called by Modi

Rediff.com14 Mar 2020

'We have communicated that SAPM (Special Assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister) on Health (Zafar Mirza) will be available to participate in the video conference of SAARC member countries on the issue,' Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in a tweet on Friday.

IMF, Pak reach agreement on 2nd review of $6bn bailout package

IMF, Pak reach agreement on 2nd review of $6bn bailout package

Rediff.com28 Feb 2020

The agreement is subject to approval by the IMF management and consideration by its executive board, which is expected in early April.

Erdogan raises Kashmir in Pak Parliament, declares Turkish support

Erdogan raises Kashmir in Pak Parliament, declares Turkish support

Rediff.com14 Feb 2020

Voicing his country's support to Pakistan's stand on the Kashmir issue, he said it can be resolved not through conflict or oppression but on the basis of justice and fairness. "Our Kashmiri brothers and sisters have suffered from inconveniences for decades and these sufferings have become graver due to unilateral steps taken in recent times," Erdogan said.

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib 'untouched, undamaged': Pak govt

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib 'untouched, undamaged': Pak govt

Rediff.com4 Jan 2020

Pak foreign office said that it was a scuffle between 2 Muslim groups and attempts to paint this incident as a communal issue are 'patently motivated'. It also said that claims of acts of 'desecration and destruction' are not only false but mischievous.

India could carry out 'some sort of action' in PoK: Imran

India could carry out 'some sort of action' in PoK: Imran

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

He also said that Pakistan would not do anything as what Prime Minister Modi was doing "would create a backlash that would bring his downfall."

2 soldiers killed in exchange of fire with Indian troops: Pak Army

2 soldiers killed in exchange of fire with Indian troops: Pak Army

Rediff.com26 Dec 2019

The Pak army also claimed that three Indian soldiers were killed in the exchange of fire. An Indian JCO was killed in Pak firing on Wednesday.

Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in high treason case

Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death in high treason case

Rediff.com18 Dec 2019

The ex-army chief left for Dubai for medical treatment in March 2016 and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons.

Pakistan slams India over 'discriminatory' citizenship bill

Pakistan slams India over 'discriminatory' citizenship bill

Rediff.com10 Dec 2019

Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement said the latest legislation by the Indian government was another major step towards the realisation of the concept of "Hindu Rashtra.

Pak SC grants 6-month conditional extension to Bajwa

Pak SC grants 6-month conditional extension to Bajwa

Rediff.com28 Nov 2019

The verdict was announced after the government submitted a 'new summary' to extend the service of 59-year-old Gen Bajwa.

Pak withdraws extension given to Bajwa after SC order

Pak withdraws extension given to Bajwa after SC order

Rediff.com27 Nov 2019

Reacting to the embarrassing development, Khan chaired an emergency Cabinet meeting and took back the notification to extend services of General Bajwa.

Pak considering legal options for Jadhav case review

Pak considering legal options for Jadhav case review

Rediff.com14 Nov 2019

Ghafoor said the reports of the amendment in the Pak Army Act to implement ICJ verdict regarding Jadhav are 'incorrect'.

Passport needed for Kartarpur visit? Pak Army says yes, FO says no

Passport needed for Kartarpur visit? Pak Army says yes, FO says no

Rediff.com8 Nov 2019

Reacting cautiously, MEA said an agreement has been signed between the two countries finalising the modalities for visits and India will stick to it.

Pak Army says it is 'too busy' to get involved in politics

Pak Army says it is 'too busy' to get involved in politics

Rediff.com7 Nov 2019

'The army has neither any role in the country's electoral process nor has it any desire to do so,' he said.

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims: Imran

Kartarpur ready to welcome Sikh pilgrims: Imran

Rediff.com3 Nov 2019

In another tweet, he congratulated his own government for completing the construction work on time.

Pak Army rejects Indian claim of destroying terror camps

Pak Army rejects Indian claim of destroying terror camps

Rediff.com22 Oct 2019

Pakistan's military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor in a midnight tweet expressed disappointment at Gen Rawat's assertions.

Setback for Imran; Pakistan fares badly in terror funding report

Setback for Imran; Pakistan fares badly in terror funding report

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

The APG released its much-awaited 228-page 'Mutual Evaluation Report' on Saturday, 10 days ahead of the key Financial Action Task Force's plenary meeting which will give its decision on Pakistan's 'grey list' status.

Imran set to visit China ahead of Xi's India tour

Imran set to visit China ahead of Xi's India tour

Rediff.com1 Oct 2019

According to some media reports, the Modi-Xi informal summit could take place from October 11-13.

It's jihad: Imran on Kashmir after returning from US

It's jihad: Imran on Kashmir after returning from US

Rediff.com29 Sep 2019

"We are doing it because we want Allah to be happy with us," he said.

Quake in Pakistan: Toll rises to 37, over 452 injured

Quake in Pakistan: Toll rises to 37, over 452 injured

Rediff.com25 Sep 2019

Figures showed that the worst-hit was Mirpur with 24 dead, nine in Jatlan and one person lost his life in Jhelum.

26 killed, over 300 injured in PoK after quake jolts Pakistan

26 killed, over 300 injured in PoK after quake jolts Pakistan

Rediff.com24 Sep 2019

Pakistan Meteorological Department's earthquake centre said the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was located near the mountainous city of Jehlum in Punjab province.

Riots erupt in Sindh over 'blasphemy' by Hindu school principal

Riots erupt in Sindh over 'blasphemy' by Hindu school principal

Rediff.com16 Sep 2019

Additional Inspector General Jamil Ahmad said that police has taken the accused in protective custody.

Will stand for rights of Kashmiris: Imran Khan in PoK

Will stand for rights of Kashmiris: Imran Khan in PoK

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

Will stand for rights of Kashmiris: Imran Khan in PoK

World believes India on Kashmir: Pak minister

World believes India on Kashmir: Pak minister

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

Shah's remarks came after Prime Minister Khan claimed that 58 countries had supported Pakistan over its stand on the Kashmir issue.

Pak's Imran Khan to meet Trump twice during US visit

Pak's Imran Khan to meet Trump twice during US visit

Rediff.com13 Sep 2019

According to Khan's schedule, the first meeting between both the leaders will be at lunch, whereas, the other will be at high tea, Geo News reported.

Pak denies use of airspace to Prez Kovind for foreign visit

Pak denies use of airspace to Prez Kovind for foreign visit

Rediff.com7 Sep 2019

The decision was approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the tense situation in Kashmir, the minister told state broadcaster PTV.

Senior Indian diplomat meets Jadhav in Pakistan

Senior Indian diplomat meets Jadhav in Pakistan

Rediff.com2 Sep 2019

Jadhav, a retired Indian Navy officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. Weeks later, India approached the ICJ against Pakistan for denial of consular access to Jadhav and to challenge the death sentence.

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