Pakistan to India: ‘Time to bury the past’ for regional peace

Pakistan’s military chief Thursday advocated a “stable” relationship with archrival India, saying unsettled disputes between the nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors are “dragging the region back to the swamp of poverty and underdevelopment.” Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa told a conference of…

Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 7 students, wounds 112

Pakistani volunteers help an injured person at the site of a bomb explosion in an Islamic seminary in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Tuesday. The bombing occurred as a prominent religious scholar was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam. (Muhammad…

2 survive plane crash with 107 aboard

At least two people have survived after a plane carrying more than 100 passengers and crew crashed into houses near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan, killing everyone on board. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight was travelling from Lahore to…

Mother of quadruplets dies after contracting coronavirus

A mother of five who was a respected councillor in the UK has died after contracting Covid-19 during a trip to Pakistan. Shabnum Sadiq, who served on Slough Borough Council, died on April 6 after suffering ‘complications’ from the virus.…

Pakistan bus accident kills 23, injures 18 (Guardian)

At least 23 people were killed and 18 others injured Sunday when a bus hit a rock and plunged into a ravine in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. Local administration official Aurangzeb Haider told AFP four women and six children were…

Pakistan plane: Army aircraft crashes into residential area, killing 18 (BBC)

At least 18 people were killed and several injured when a small military plane crashed into a residential area near the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi. Five crew members and 13 civilians were among the dead, rescue services said. The aircraft…

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan v Sri Lanka delayed by rain (BBC)

Rain delayed the start of the World Cup match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Bristol. The square remained covered at the scheduled start time of 10:30 BST, and further rain is expected. BBC Weather’s Lucy Martin told BBC Test…

*NAPLWD demands full implementation of Lagos disability law (Leadership)* Tackle poverty among disabled persons, NAPWPD urges Sanwo-Olu (Punch)

NAPLWD demands full implementation of Lagos disability law (Leadership) Nine years after the signing into law, Special Peoples Law 2010, members of the National Association of Persons Living With Disabilities, (NAPLWD), Lagos Chapter yesterday demanded for full implementation of the…

Trevor Noah sorry for India-Pakistan comments (BBC)

Comedian Trevor Noah has said he is sorry for making jokes about the sharp rise in tensions between India and Pakistan over disputed Kashmir. He said a war between the two would be “the most entertaining”, adding “it would also…

Crowds gather for Indian pilot’s release (BBC)

Crowds of Indians are gathering near a border crossing with Pakistan ahead of the release of an Indian fighter pilot captured by Pakistan. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said the pilot would be released as a “peace gesture” on Friday.…

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