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.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has directed Pak TV channels to stop airing what it calls indecency and intimacy in dramas, Samaa TV reported.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Taliban officials in several provinces across Afghanistan have forcibly displaced residents partly to distribute land to their own supporters, Human Rights Watch said.
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.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Pakistan Foreign Office on Saturday issued a statement on a report by CNN claiming that a formal agreement for the use of Pakistan's airspace by the US to conduct military strikes in Afghanistan was close, clarifying that there was "no such understanding" between the two countries, Dawn reported.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Three policemen were killed and several others injured in clashes with workers of the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) Islamist party in Lahore, Dawn reported.
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.
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.
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.
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) India on Friday handed over the Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail link, built with its assistance, to the Nepal government, paving the way for early resumption of railway links between the two South Asian nations.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and seven others injured in clashes between two rival factions of Rohingya refugees at a camp in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar district on Friday.
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.
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.
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.
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) The death toll from floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by unseasonal rainfall has increased to 101, with 35 others still missing, according to authorities.
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.
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.
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Jamaat-e-Islami leader Kamaluddin Abbasi has pleaded guilty to his involvement in an attack on a Durga puja mandap in Bangladesh's Hajiganj earlier this month.
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) While asking Bangladesh authorities to protect Hindus, the international group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said law enforcement should act "with caution and restraint".
Kabul, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi arrived in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Thursday, the media reported.