KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A defense lawyer in Pakistan says a former finance minister has been granted a week's bail in a corruption case involving natural gas imports.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani journalists held nationwide protests Tuesday to denounce rampant censorship by the country's powerful security services, massive layoffs due to budget cuts and...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has reopened its airspace for all commercial traffic following months of restrictions imposed after a standoff with India over the disputed Kashmir region earlier...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Pakistani businesses were on strike Saturday in a nationwide protest against an increased sales tax, which opposition political parties said was...
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The family of a Pakistani exchange student who was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last year traveled to the U.S and visited the school and...
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — The United States has declared Pakistan's separatist Baluchistan Liberation Army organization a terrorist group and says it will seek to deny it resources for planning and...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani railroad official says a passenger train has collided with a freight train in the southern city of Hyderabad, killing three people and injuring several...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say an activist known for his online criticism of the country's military and politicians has been killed by unknown assailants in a wooded area of the capital,...
VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, waves and rain Thursday and was forecast to bring dangerous weather conditions even as it veered...
VERAVAL, India (AP) — A cyclone in the Arabian Sea battered an Indian fishing hub with heavy wind, wave and rain Thursday and was forecast to still bring dangerous weather even as it veered away...
VERAVAL, India (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Vayu (all times local):
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani security official says two bombings hours apart targeted vehicles carrying minority Shiite tourists in the southwestern town of Ziarat, killing five people and...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's police say they have arrested a man who killed his HIV-positive wife and hung her body from a tree in southern Sindh province, where hundreds of people have...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they have arrested a veterinarian from the country's tiny minority Hindu community on charges of desecrating Islam's holy book in southern Sindh...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a court will allow a doctor with HIV and AIDS to remain in police custody for two more days to determine whether he knowingly spread HIV to over 150...
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say they will release the first batch of 360 Indian prisoners detained for fishing illegally in the country's territorial waters in the Arabian...
Family says Pakistani journalist taken from home
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The family of a Pakistani journalist says he was forcibly taken by masked men in private and police vehicles and has been unreachable for more than 24 hours.
Quetta wins 1st PSL title, beats Peshawar in final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Quetta Gladiators won its first Pakistan Super League Twenty20 title on Sunday with a thumping eight-wicket victory over 2017 champions Peshawar Zalmi in the...
Puyol among thousands to watch PSL final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Legendary Spanish footballer Carles Puyol was among thousands of cricket fans at the National Stadium to witness the Pakistan Super League twenty20 final on...
Peshawar through to 3rd successive PSL final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Kamran Akmal's blistering half century propelled 2017 winner Peshawar Zalmi to its third straight Pakistan Super League final with a convincing 48-run victory over...
Islamabad knocks out hosts Karachi from PSL
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Defending champions Islamabad United knocked out hosts Karachi Kings from the Pakistan Super League with a four-wicket victory in eliminator 1 on Thursday.
Australian Watson carries Quetta to PSL final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Shane Watson's all-round performance carried Quetta Gladiators to its third Pakistan Super League final with a 10-run victory over Peshawar Zalmi in the qualifier on...
Karachi cricket fans treated to Delport ton in PSL
South Africa's Cameron Delport delighted thousands of cricket-starved fans at Karachi's National Stadium with a blistering century as the Pakistan Super League returned to the country's biggest...
PSL cricket games moved from Lahore to Karachi
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Cricket Board moved three PSL matches from Lahore to Karachi on Sunday after political and military tension between India and Pakistan.
Pakistan building collapse kills 2 in Karachi, traps others
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani rescue official says at least two bodies have been recovered from a three-story building that collapsed in a suburb of the southern port city of...
Young Pakistani man, woman slain in suspected honor killing
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a young man and a woman have been killed in the country's commercial hub, Karachi, allegedly by relatives over a perceived affront to family...
Woman acquitted of blasphemy still can’t leave Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row in Pakistan has been transferred from a secret location near the capital to another in Karachi, but is still unable to leave the country to join her daughters in Canada, a friend said Saturday.
West Indies women beat Pakistan in Super Over in Twenty20
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The West Indies women's team defeated Pakistan in a Super Over tiebreaker on Friday to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 series.
The Pakistan Cricket Board is staging the series in a bid to showcase its ability to host international matches following a deadly 2009 terrorist attack against the Sri Lanka test team in Lahore.
Pakistan protests over acquitted Christian woman fizzle out
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police have fired tear gas and wielded batons to disperse a rally by Islamic radicals in the southern port city of Karachi against the acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy.
But despite the Karachi violence, nationwide rallies the extremists had called for on Friday against Aasia Bibi's freedom mostly fizzled.
Bibi had spent eight years on death row on charges of insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
West Indies women win 1st match in Pakistan without problems
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The West Indies women's first cricket match in Pakistan was a 71-run victory that passed without incident on Thursday.
Pakistan has staged only short limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, a World XI, and the West Indies since a deadly terrorist attack in March 2009 against the Sri Lanka test team in Lahore. A women's team from Bangladesh also toured Pakistan in October 2015.
West Indies women’s team in Pakistan for cricket series
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The West Indies women's team arrived in Karachi on Wednesday to play three Twenty20 matches as Pakistan once again bids to showcase its ability to host international cricket.
There was a heavy security presence between the airport and the team hotel, and traffic on one of Karachi's busiest roads was halted while the visiting squad travelled through on bullet-proof buses.
West Indies women’s team to play 3 T20s in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A women's cricket team from the West Indies will tour Pakistan for three Twenty20 matches at Karachi which the Pakistan Cricket Board sees it as "a major step toward revival of international cricket in the country."
Pakistan has hosted only short limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, World XI and the West Indies since terrorists attacked a Sri Lanka cricket team bus at Lahore in 2009.
Pakistan says 5 arrested over attack on Chinese consulate
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police officer says investigators have arrested five suspects charged with aiding a separatist group accused of attacking the Chinese Consulate in Karachi last year, killing two civilians and two policemen.
At a news conference on Friday, officer Amir Sheikh said the men arrested confessed to their role in facilitating three assailants, who were killed during the Nov. 23 attack at the consulate.
Kaka and Figo in Pakistan to launch World Soccer Stars event
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Soccer greats Luis Figo and Kaka arrived in Pakistan on Thursday to launch the World Soccer Stars event in a country more known for its cricket.
A private England-based group, Touchsky Group, will organize the event in late April in Karachi and Lahore with an aim toward portraying a softer image of Pakistan around the world.
Pakistani police detain suspects in politician’s killing
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A senior Pakistani police officer says officers have detained suspects in the murder of a former lawmaker assassinated last week in the southern port city of Karachi.
Kalim Imam, the provincial police chief, said Friday his department would soon share "important news" about the assailants who killed Ali Raza Abidi outside his home in the Dec. 25 gun attack.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack which drew nationwide condemnation.
Gunmen kill ex-Pakistani lawmaker outside home in Karachi
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A senior Pakistani police officer says gunmen opened fire on a former lawmaker outside his home in the southern port city of Karachi before fleeing.
Javed Odho says Ali Raza Abidi was critically wounded in Tuesday evening's attack and he later died at a hospital.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack, which drew condemnation from Prime Minister Imran Khan and several other opposition politicians.
Blast wounds 6 at religious gathering in Karachi in Pakistan
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an overnight blast targeting a religious gathering of an ethnic party has wounded six people in the southern port city of Karachi.
Saturday night's blast took place as hundreds of supporters of a faction of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement were present in the neighborhood of Gulistan-e-Johar. No one has claimed responsibility and authorities say all of the wounded are listed in stable condition.
Pakistan opens defense exhibit with over a dozen countries
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan is hosting a four-day defense exhibition, an international show with over a dozen countries displaying their latest defense weapons. Archrival India is not participating.
President Arif Alvi opened the show on Tuesday in the port city of Karachi, the scene of a deadly attack on the Chinese Consulate last week.
AP Explains: China’s megaprojects fuel unease in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The assault on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi was the latest in a series of attacks on China's growing influence in Pakistan, where Beijing is financing tens of billions of dollars' worth of megaprojects that critics fear will plunder the country's resources and leave it with crippling debt.
After attack on Chinese consulate, Pakistan points to India
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The suicide bomber that targeted the Chinese consulate in Karachi used a foreign-made C-4 plastic explosive, said Pakistani police, who suggested Saturday that the attack was orchestrated in India.
4 killed in brazen attack at Chinese consulate in Pakistan
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed, including one who was wearing a suicide vest, Pakistani officials said.
The Latest: Pakistan’s death toll from market bombing now 35
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The Latest on the attack on the Chinese Consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi (all times local):
Pakistani police say the death toll from a bombing at an open-air market in the country's northwest has risen further and is now at 35.
The attack came just a couple of hours after armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday.
CCTV shows attack at Karachi’s China consulate
Video of gunmen outside Karachi Chinese consulate
Pakistan reporter held for having ‘provocative literature’
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A defense lawyer says a journalist who was taken away by unidentified security forces over the weekend has been charged with possessing "provocative literature."
Nasrullah Khan, a subeditor for a local daily in Karachi, was taken from his home early Saturday by uniformed and plainclothes men and held incommunicado for two days.
Pakistan journalist detained by unidentified security forces
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The wife of a Pakistani journalist says he was detained by unidentified security forces and has been unreachable for more than 24 hours.
Nasrullah Khan's wife, Ghulam Fatima, says he was taken from their home early Saturday by armed men, some wearing uniforms, who said he would be released after questioning. They also took his computer. Khan works as a subeditor for a local daily in Karachi.
Pakistani dies after immolation to protest police bribery
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a rickshaw driver who set himself on fire to protest police demands for bribes, has died of severe burns in Karachi.
Mohammad Khalid died on Monday morning, two days after setting himself on fire.
IS deadly new front in Pakistan’s decades-old terror war
DHABEJI, Pakistan (AP) — Hafeez Nawaz was 20 years old when he left his religious school in Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later he was back in Pakistan to carry out a deadly mission: With explosives strapped to his body, he blew himself up in the middle of an election rally last month, killing 149 people and wounding 300 others.