An apparent suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in Pakistan's garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, killing at least seven people and wounding 15 others, with police warning that the toll may rise.
In the face of Pakistan's prolific use of blasphemy laws and a culture of political violence, cartoonists must tread a thin line. But they do find ways to poke fun at the powerful -- including religious extremists.
Authorities in Pakistan's central Punjab province on Thursday canceled the hanging of a convicted sectarian militant after the victim's family pardoned him, officials and a family member said.
Pakistani airstrikes killed 31 militants and a suspected U.S. drone strike killed another seven, officials said Sunday, as local troops pressed a six-month offensive in tribal regions along the Afghan border that have long been insurgent havens.
Thick mangroves have long protected Karachi, southern Pakistan's sprawling metropolis, from battering by the Arabian Sea, but pollution, badly managed irrigation and years of illegal logging have left this natural barrier in a parlous state.
Pakistani and Indian border guards traded artillery fire along the disputed border region of Kashmir, killing two people and wounding eight, officials said Saturday.
Pakistan's leadership has decided to amend the constitution and the army act to form special courts for the trial of alleged terrorists, a minister said Friday.
The crew of a Pakistani fishing boat blew up and sank their vessel after trying to evade capture at the hands of the Indian navy in a high-speed chase at sea, officials said Friday.
A Pakistani court Tuesday remanded the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks in police custody for two days in a kidnapping case, a day after another court approved his release.
A Pakistani court on Monday suspended a detention order on the alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, government lawyers said, drawing a sharp protest from India.
The Pakistan government's legal advisers are weighing the option of amending Article 8 (1) and Article 212-A and B of the constitution in order to establish military courts in the country, officials privy to discussions on the issue told Dawn on Sunday.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Pakistan's leader to stop the execution of convicts and re-impose a moratorium on the death penalty.
Pakistani security forces have killed a Taliban commander who allegedly facilitated the Peshawar school massacre, which left around 150 people dead in the country's worst ever terror attack, officials said Friday.
The leader of a banned Pakistani sectarian militant group is set to walk free from jail, officials said Tuesday, even as the government considers "radical changes" to tackle militancy after a Taliban school massacre.