Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) After buying peace with the Taliban by agreeing to impose Shariat laws in seven districts, the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) government is to arm 30,000 civilians to create village defence committees (VDCs) and also establish an elite police force (EPF) to take on criminal gangs operating in the province.
Monday, February 23, 2009 4:04:37 PM
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) An American UN official abducted by Baloch militants and said to have been killed is still alive, the outfit holding him said Monday.
Monday, February 23, 2009 3:46:39 PM
Islamabad, Feb 23 (DPA) Taliban militants in Pakistan's troubled Swat district have swapped a senior government administrator and his six guards for three of their comrades, media reports said Monday.
Monday, February 23, 2009 1:34:09 PM
Karachi, Feb 23 (IANS) Captain Younis Khan steered Pakistan to 123 for two at lunch on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at the National Stadium here Monday.
Monday, February 23, 2009 1:29:53 PM
Islamabad, Feb 23 (DPA) Baloch insurgents Monday claimed to have executed a UN official held captive for about three weeks in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, media reports said.
Monday, February 23, 2009 1:12:01 PM
Islamabad, Feb 22 (Xinhua) The Taliban in northwest Pakistan Sunday released a government official after holding him hostage for several hours.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 11:29:22 PM
Karachi, Feb 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera Sunday broke the long-standing world record for the fourth wicket established by England's Colin Cowdrey and Peter May against West Indies in 1957.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 9:06:05 PM
Mingora (Pakistan), Feb 22 (IANS) Suspected Taliban militants Sunday abducted a top government administrator and six guards in Pakistan's Swat Valley, officials said.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:51:22 PM
Rawalpindi, Feb 22 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik Sunday married his Britain-born Pakistani girlfriend Mushaal Mullick in this Pakistani garrison city.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 7:29:29 PM
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Disputing the Pakistani government's claims that it has brokered a 'permanent ceasefire' in the Taliban-infested Swat Valley, the militia has said they would review their 10-day truce after its expiry.
Sunday, February 22, 2009 4:15:48 PM
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