Pakistan mulls taxing farm income to meet IMF demand
  • Pakistan mulls taxing farm income to meet IMF demand(22:54)

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan government is considering imposing a federal tax on agricultural income to meet a demand by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and legal experts say it is possible without amending the Constitution, Express Tribune reported.

Pakistan regulator directs TV channels to stop airing hugs
Taliban forcibly evicting Hazaras from their land to reward their fighters
Thousands of Afghans rush to Pakistan border
  • Thousands of Afghans rush to Pakistan border(21:20)

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Thousands of Afghans made a beeline for Torkham border crossing early on Friday morning when the news about resumption of cross-border pedestrian movement spread in most parts of the neighbouring country, Dawn reported.

Pakistan denies understanding reached with US on using airspace for Afghan military strikes
9 IS terrorists killed in Balochistan
  • 9 IS terrorists killed in Balochistan(15:38)

    Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Nine Islamic State (IS) terrorists were killed during a raid in Pakistan's Balochistan province, a police official said on Saturday.

Pak-Afghan Torkham border reopens for pedestrian movement
  • Pak-Afghan Torkham border reopens for pedestrian movement(15:18)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing at Torkham, which was only allowed to open for trade activities, has now opened its gates, permitting the entry of desperate Afghan men and women into Pakistan.

2 soldiers, terrorist killed in Pak
  • 2 soldiers, terrorist killed in Pak(14:12)

    Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Two Pakistani soldiers and a terrorist were killed during an exchange of fire in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, an army statement said.

Pakistan fails in convincing to resume $6bn extended loan facility
  • Pakistan fails in convincing to resume $6bn extended loan facility(13:58)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistani delegation that was in Washington since October 4 to attend annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has failed to convince the latter and secure an arrangement for resumption of a $6 billion extended loan facility.

B'desh man charged under Digital Security Act sent to jail
  • B'desh man charged under Digital Security Act sent to jail(12:46)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Mohammad Fayez, who has been charged under Bangladesh's Digital Security Act (DSA) for inciting people via social media which led to the widespread communal violence in the country earlier this month, has been sent to jail.

3 policemen killed in clashes with TLP workers in Lahore
Some 500,000 Afghans receive health assistance this year: IOM
  • Some 500,000 Afghans receive health assistance this year: IOM(11:14)

    Kabul, Oct 23 (IANS) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) said it has been providing essential health services to people on the move and hard-to-reach Afghans in an effort to prevent the war-torn country' healthcare system from collapsing.

7 killed in attack on madrasa in B'desh
  • 7 killed in attack on madrasa in B'desh(08:10)
    By Sumi Khan

    Dhaka, Oct 23 (IANS) Seven persons have been killed and several others injured in an attack on a madrasa at a Rohingya camp in Bangladesh's Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar district, officials said.

Sri Lanka to allow inter-provincial movement from Nov 1
  • Sri Lanka to allow inter-provincial movement from Nov 1(21:56)
    By Susitha Fernando

    Colombo, Oct 22 (IANS) After nearly three months of travel restrictions, Sri Lanka on Friday decided to allow inter-provincial public movements from November 1 amidst health officials warning of the spread of new Delta-plus variant.

India hands over Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail section to Nepal
7 killed in clashes between rival Rohingya factions in B'desh
Taliban govt assures Pak of not supporting TTP, BLA
  • Taliban govt assures Pak of not supporting TTP, BLA(13:48)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) The Taliban-led interim government in Afghanistan has assured Pakistan that it will not support or allow its soil to be used by terror outfits, including the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), against Islamabad, expressing desire to maintain good relations between the two neighbours.

Pakistan, India among countries of concern on climate change
  • Pakistan, India among countries of concern on climate change(13:30)
    By Hamza Ameer

    Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) A latest report by the US Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has revealed that Pakistan and India are part of 11 countries, singled out and marked as highly vulnerable in capabilities to respond to environmental and societal crisis, triggered due to climate change.

Five climbers rescued from Nepal peak, 1 missing
  • Five climbers rescued from Nepal peak, 1 missing(12:30)

    Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) Five climbers -- four foreigners and a guide -- who were stranded on the Mera Peak in Nepal due to bad weather and massive snowfall have been rescued, with one mountaineer still missing, authorities said.

Death toll from Nepal floods, landslides reaches 101
Tension simmers as Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan announces long march to Islamabad
  • Tension simmers as Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan announces long march to Islamabad(11:46)

    Lahore/New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Lahore police have allegedly detained over 1,000 activists and workers of the banned Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) during a crackdown that was intensified across the Punjab province after the group announced a long march to Islamabad after the Friday prayers, Dawn reported.

Pakistan PM's adviser leaves without concluding IMF talks
  • Pakistan PM's adviser leaves without concluding IMF talks(11:38)

    Islamabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Shaukat Tarin, adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue, left Washington without concluding the talks that could have led to a much-needed endorsement of the governments economic policies by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dawn reported.

Jamaat leader pleads guilty to communal attack in B'desh
HRW asks for protecting B'desh Hindus, but calls for law enforcement 'restraint'
Pakistani Foreign Minister Qureshi arrives in Afghanistan