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Karzai praises Pakistani teen who died fighting suicide bomber

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has praised a 17-year-old Pakistani boy who died after he stopped a terrorist from detonating a suicide vest at his school.

Pakistani PM recommends heroic teen for award

HANGU, Pakistan, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The prime minister of Pakistan recommended a teenager who died preventing a suicide attack at his school be awarded the Sitara-e-Shujaat.

Senior Pakistan anti-terrorist chief dies in car bomb attack

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The head of Karachi's police anti-terrorist division was killed along with three other policemen by a car bomb in the Essa Nagri area of the city.

Pervez Musharraf remains in hospital, exempted from court appearance

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf was exempted from appearing at a special court hearing his treason case due to his hospitalization.

Pakistan sets record with more than 2,700 killed in criminal attacks

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The year 2013 was the bloodiest and most crime-ridden in Pakistan's history, with more than 2,700 people killed, regional and federal police units say.
Former military ruler, facing treason trial, taken to hospital

Former military ruler, facing treason trial, taken to hospital

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Pakistan's former military ruler, ordered to appear in a court Thursday for his treason trial, was instead taken to a hospital apparently after becoming ill.

Former Pakistani military ruler Musharraf faces treason trial

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Pakistan's former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, scheduled for a treason trial this week, said the case against him smacked of a vendetta.
Former Pakistani ruler's treason trial put off for security reasons

Former Pakistani ruler's treason trial put off for security reasons

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The treason trial of former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf, set for Tuesday, was put off for a week for security reasons, officials said.

New head appointed to take charge of Pakistan's nuclear assets

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Pakistan appointed Lt. Gen. Zubair Mahmood Hayat to head the department responsible for developing and protecting the country's nuclear assets.
Relief efforts after earthquake in Pakistan lagging

Relief efforts after earthquake in Pakistan lagging

QUETTA, Pakistan, Dec. 10 (UPI Next) --Pakistani relief efforts following an earthquake in Baluchistan are lagging, while international aid organizations say the government has refused their help.
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Hagel gets assurance of supply line passage in Pakistan from Sharif

Hagel gets assurance of supply line passage in Pakistan from Sharif

ISLAMABAD, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told Pakistan Monday blocked NATO supply lines could jeopardize hundreds of millions of dollars in military assistance.
Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on plan for Afghan peace process

Pakistan, Afghanistan agree on plan for Afghan peace process

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed on a mechanism for dealing with the Taliban on a peace process, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday.

Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif named Pakistan's new army chief

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Raheel Sharif Wednesday was named Pakistan's new army chief, succeeding Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, who is retiring after six years in the post.
U.S. killing of Taliban chief sparks debate in Pakistan

U.S. killing of Taliban chief sparks debate in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan, November 26, (UPI Next) --The U.S. killing of Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud has spurred debate in Pakistan amid protests from the government and some political parties.
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Pakistan Taliban vow revenge attacks for former leader's killing

Pakistan Taliban vow revenge attacks for former leader's killing

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Pakistan Taliban said they will exact revenge from the nation's government after their leader was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week.

Saudis 'turn to Pakistan to train army for Syria war'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabia, disillusioned with its longtime U.S. ally over the failure to take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad, is reported to be seeking to form its own rebel army to overthrow the Damascus regime backed by Riyadh's rival Iran.

Iran frustrated with gas line for Pakistan

TEHRAN, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Pakistan needs to live up to its end of the bargain for a cross-border natural gas pipeline planned from Iran, Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Ali Majedi said.
Pakistani party says it'll block NATO supplies

Pakistani party says it'll block NATO supplies

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Pakistani opposition party says it will block NATO supply routes to neighboring Afghanistan if the United States doesn't end its drone strikes.

Pakistan to carry forward peace dialogue with the Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Cabinet announced it will pursue peace talks with the Pakistan Taliban, whose leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed in a U.S. drone strike.
Report: Sharif calls Cabinet to discuss Mehsud killing

Report: Sharif calls Cabinet to discuss Mehsud killing

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Pakistan is unlikely to take any drastic step as it reviews its U.S. ties over the killing of the Pakistan Taliban's leader, a source told the Express Tribune.
Three suspected militants reported killed in Pakistan drone strike

Three suspected militants reported killed in Pakistan drone strike

ISLAMABAD, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A drone strike, the first since Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's recent U.S. visit, killed three suspected militants in Pakistan's tribal area, sources told Dawn.

Afghan officials to meet deputy Taliban leader in Pakistan

LONDON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A decision clearing the way for Afghan officials to meet a top Taliban deputy in Pakistan has raised hopes of advancing Afghanistan's peace process effort.
Leaders say Pakistan, Afghanistan committed to Afghan peace process

Leaders say Pakistan, Afghanistan committed to Afghan peace process

LONDON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan joined British Prime Minister David Cameron in London in reaffirming their commitment to the Afghan peace process.

U.S. offers gas support to Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. and Pakistani governments committed to meeting at the working group level to discuss Pakistan's domestic gas reserves, the White House said.
Report: Pakistan secretly endorsed U.S. drone program

Report: Pakistan secretly endorsed U.S. drone program

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Pakistani officials publicly demand an end to U.S. drone strikes but have secretly endorsed them for years, a Washington Post report says, citing CIA documents.
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