A policeman takes a picture of a car burned during clashes near the Faizabad junction in Islamabad, Pakistan November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Caren Firouz.

Pakistan’s religious parties call off protests after minister resigns

Pakistani Islamists who clashed with police at the weekend have called off national protests after the resignation of Law Minister Zahid Hamid. After the weeks-long protest that paralysed the capital, the Pakistan... Read more »
A still image from a video posted by the Taliban on social media on 19 December 2016 shows American Caitlan Coleman, left, speaking next to her husband, Joshua Boyle, and their two sons. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

Pakistan Army rescues US-Canadian family kidnapped in Afghanistan

Pakistan Army recovers Canadian-American family abducted in Afghanistan A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted... Read more »
Pakistan Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Australia

Pakistan Army Chief meets Australian military and civilian leaders

Pakistan Army Chief Gen Bajwa arrives in Australia on two-day visit CANBERRA – Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is in Australia on a two-day official visit upon... Read more »
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Pakistan hoists ‘largest’ flag at Wagah Border on eve of Independence Day

Pakistan hoists South Asia’s largest flag at Wagha border To mark the country’s 70th Independence Day, Pakistan hoisted its largest flag in its history at Attari-Wagah border near Lahore. The flag is reported... Read more »
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi elected as interim Prime Minister of Pakistan

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has sworn in as the Prime Minister of Pakistan after bagging with 221 votes from the 342-member National Assembly. Abbasi replaced the 67-year-old Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified by... Read more »
Pakistan beat front-runners India to clinch Champions Trophy title

Pakistan beat India to clinch Champions Trophy 2017 title

Fakhar Zaman smashes maiden century as Pakistan beat India by 180 runs to win first-ever ICC Champions Trophy Fakhar Zaman’s spectacular maiden one-day international century and breathtaking bowling spell by fast bowler Mohammad Amir... Read more »
Mehreen Ahmad, a Pakistani national, studying in Perth, was found unconscious in a stairwell in a Murray Street apartment

Pakistani student Mehreen Ahmad bashed, left in a pool of blood in Perth

Mehreen Ahmad was found unconscious on Saturday in a pool of her blood Mehreen Ahmad, a Pakistani national, studying in Perth, was found unconscious in a stairwell in a Murray Street apartment... Read more »
Mrs Margaret Anne Adamson, High Commissioner Australia, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJSC) at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi on April 26, 2017

Australian Envoy discusses security and defence with Pakistan’s Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Australian High Commissioner acknowledged sacrifices of Pakistan in the war against terrorism. H.E Mrs Margaret Anne Adamson, High Commissioner Australia, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee... Read more »
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Panama Papers verdict: Pakistan PM Sharif survives corruption ruling

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Gets Breather, 60-Day Probe Ordered Pakistan’s top court ordered further investigation into corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for now taking off immediate pressure and the prospect... Read more »

Pakistani man stabbed to death by two teenagers in Queanbeyan, NSW

Pakistani-Australian community in shock as Pakistan student and worker stabbed to death by two young radicalised boys SYDNEY – A Pakistani student has been stabbed to death possibly by two Australian teenage boys,... Read more »
Pakistan is mourning one of its most famous singers, Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead in Karachi by militants.

Pakistan mourns legend Qawwal Amjad Sabri assassinated in Karachi

Pakistan is mourning one of its most famous sufi singers, Amjad Sabri, who was shot dead in Karachi by militants Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of a well-known Pakistani Sufi singer... Read more »
Drone attack

‘Stop trying to kill me’ pleads Pakistani man on US drone ‘Kill List’

This is what it feels like to be hunted by drones, explains Malik Jalal – the man on US drone ‘Kill List’ A Pakistani man who claims to be on a ‘Kill List’... Read more »

Explosion at park in Lahore kills at least 60

At least 65 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a suicide bomb ripped through the parking space of a crowded park in Lahore At least 65 people have died... Read more »
Mr Don Heatley (Commission Chair), High Commissioner Margaret Adamson, Mr Iqrar Ahmad Khan (Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad) and Mr Marek Krol (March 16, 2016).

Australia, Pakistan explore cooperation in agricultural research

FAISALABAD (Pakistan) –  The Australian Commission for International Agricultural Research recently undertook a range of fact-finding activities around Punjab. Their visit included farm field visits, meetings with Vice Chancellors and academic staff of... Read more »
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Pakistan and Malaysia – Tale of Misery vs Prosperity

Malaysia can be a good case study for Pakistan from which Pakistan can learn lessons on ethnic harmony and economic development By Dr. Minhaj Qidwai Pakistan and Malaysia both were liberated from... Read more »

Pakistan’s parliament first in the world to run entirely on solar power

Pakistan’s parliament is now the first parliament in the world to be completely powered by solar energy. Speaker of the National Assembly Pakistan Ayaz Sadiq announced that the solar panels in the... Read more »
Pakistan International Airlines

Pakistan national airline strike disrupts over 100 flights

KARACHI (Pakistan) – All of Pakistan International Airline’s foreign and domestic flights were suspended, and employees held strikes at airports in major cities across the country. Pakistan’s airports plunged into chaos as... Read more »

Pakistan Army Chief vows to eliminate Terrorism-Corruption nexus in 2016

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday said that that nexus of terrorism, crime and corruption will be completely eliminated from the country this year. GWADAR (Pakistan) – Army... Read more »

Devolution sans development

By Naseer Memon — The 7th National Finance Commission Award (NFCA) marked a major policy shift that attempted to enhance provincial share in vertical distribution and diversify the distribution criterion for horizontal... Read more »

Pakistani Women Entrepreneurs visit Australia

Sydney (Press Release from Consulate Office Sydney): A Trade Delegation of 14 Women Entrepreneurs of Pakistan, duly sponsored by the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), is due to visit Australia from... Read more »

Australian High Commissioner meets Pakistani Awardees for BIM

Australian High Commissioner, Margaret Adamson farewelled 20 representatives selected from Business Incubation Centres (BICs) in Pakistan as they prepared to depart for a short course in Business Incubation Management in Australia.  The... Read more »

U.S. to invest in Pakistan to provide clean energy to 30 million Pakistanis

The United States will work with the Pakistani government to invest in clean energy to expand that country’s electricity system to 30 million more people. The White House on Thursday announced the... Read more »
Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi.

Pakistan, Russia sign US $2 billion deal to build gas pipeline

Pakistan and Russia on Friday signed an inter-governmental agreement for the construction of 1,100 km gas pipeline from Lahore to Karachi. The agreement was jointly signed by Federal Minister for Petroleum and... Read more »

Pakistan sees Indian, Afghan link with air base attack

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan has gathered intelligence information regarding Friday’s terrorists attack on a Pakistani Air Force mosque and the adjoining areas and has recorded conversations between attackers and their handlers in Afghanistan.... Read more »