Bangladesh: 20-party alliance calls for strike on Monday
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IBNS): Bangladesh's main opposition the BNP-led 20-party alliance on Saturday called a countrywide hartal on Monday, media reports said.
UN chief urges Pakistan to end executions, reinstate death penalty moratorium
New York, Dec 27 (IBNS): Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Government of Pakistan to bring an end to the executions of all convicts and re-impose the countryâ€™s moratorium on the death penalty, a United Nations spokesperson announced on Friday.
Pakistan: 27injured in Quetta explosion
Quetta, Dec 24 (IBNS): An explosion in Quettaâ€™s populated Liaquat Bazaar in has injured at least 27 people on Wednesday, media reports said.
UN rights chief urges return to moratorium as executions resume in Pakistan, Jordan
New York, Dec 23 (IBNS) The top United Nations official on human rights issues voiced "deep regret" on Monday over the resumption of executions in Pakistan and Jordan at a time when the international community is increasingly turning away from the use of the death penalty.
Pakistan: 13 suspected militants killed in Karachi
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IBNS) At least 13 suspected terrorists were killed during a police operation in Pakistan's Karachi city on Monday, media reports said.
Pakistan: Four terrorists on death row executed
Faisalabad, Dec 21 (IBNS): Pakistan on Sunday executed four Pakistani terror convicts on death row at a district jail in Faisalabad.
Pakistan university shut following security threats
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IBNS): A Pakistani university has been shut down following for an indefinite period after it faced threats, media reports said on Sunday.
Afghanistan: 7 killed in roadside blast
Kabul, Dec 21 (IBNS) At least seven people were killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan's Kunar province on Sunday, media reports said.
Arrest warrants issued against TTP chief, others
Karachi, Dec 20 (IBNS): A Pakistani court on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah and other accused in Karachi airport attack case, media reports said on Saturday.
Pakistan: 2 militants executed
Faisalabad , Dec 19 (IBNS): Pakistan on Friday executed two militants in the country's Faisalabad city on Friday, media reports said.
Afghanistan: UN officials urge reforms, fight against drug trade to ensure countryâ€™s security
New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) As Afghanistan builds upon recent political developments, including the formation of a unity government, the country's authorities and the international community must not ignore the immense challenges that lie ahead, from simmering insecurity to an escalating drug crisis, two senior United Nations officials declared on Thursday during their briefing to the Security Council.
Pakistan lifts moratorium on death penalty
Peshawar, Dec 17 (IBNS): A day after Pakistan witnessed a deadly attack at a school which killed 141 people, including 132 school children dead, country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday approved the removal of moratorium on death penalty.
No difference between good and bad Taliban: Sharif
Peshawar, Dec 17 (IBNS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday sent out a strong message to terrorists and said his country will like to see a complete elimination of terrorism from the nation.
Pakistan army chief visits Kabul
Kabul, Dec 17 (IBNS): Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Wednesday.
Two explosions outside Pakistan college: TV report
Peshawar, Dec 17 (IBNS) Two explosion occurred outside a girls' college close to Pakistan's Peshawar city on Wednesday, TV report said.