A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 souls, an official said.
The devastating heat wave that struck southern Pakistan last weekend is slowly subsiding but the toll was still climbing Thursday, to a total of 860 confirmed deaths, a senior health official said.
The death toll from a heat wave in southern Pakistan rose to 750 on Wednesday, but the scorching weather showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi.
A scorching heat wave across Pakistan's southern Sindh province has killed at least 622 people, authorities said Tuesday, as morgues overflowed with the dead and overwhelmed hospitals struggled to aid those clinging to life.
Pakistan on Wednesday hanged a man allegedly tortured into confessing to murder as a minor and rejected an appeal from another rights groups say was condemned as a juvenile, in the latest death row cases to draw international condemnation.
The Pakistani Taliban on Monday urged Muslims in Myanmar to rise up and fight the country's rulers, saying the Taliban's resources and training facilities were available to help them "take up the sword."
Pakistani authorities on Wednesday detained the owner of a software company accused of running a global network in selling fake degrees, officials said.
Amid tight security, hundreds of Pakistanis paid their respects
Pistol-wielding gunmen in Pakistan's biggest city Karachi on Wednesday stormed a bus carrying members of the Shiite Ismaili minority, killing at least 45 in the second deadliest militant attack in the country this year.
KARACHI - At least 43 Shiite Muslims were killed and 13 wounded when gunmen opened fire on their bus in Karachi Wednesday, Pakistani police said, in the second deadliest attack on the minority sect this year.
The ambassadors to Pakistan from the Philippines and Norway and the wives of the ambassadors from Malaysia and Indonesia were killed Friday when a Pakistani army helicopter carrying foreign dignitaries made a crash landing in the country's north, the military said.
Heavy rains and strong winds tore through northwest Pakistan on Sunday, uprooting trees, collapsing buildings and killing at least 45 people, officials said.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud who was shot dead minutes after she hosted a seminar on abuses in troubled Baluchistan province.
Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday stayed executions handed down by the country's controversial new military courts, set up in the wake of a Taliban massacre at a school.