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Police find madrassa students in chains

KARACHI, Pakistan, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Students at a Karachi madrassa were imprisoned in a basement, "brainwashed" to join the Taliban and threatened, Pakistani officials say.

Minister: No talks with Pakistani Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Pakistani government is not holding any talks with the Pakistani Taliban as has been reported, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.
Taliban in peace talks with Pakistan

Taliban in peace talks with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The government of Pakistan and the militant Taliban group are holding peace talks as 145 prisoners were released, a Taliban spokesman said Saturday.
Actress claims magazine faked nudity

Actress claims magazine faked nudity

NEW DELHI, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A Pakistani actress is accusing magazine FHM India of doctoring her cover image to make it appear as if she was fully nude.
Afghan: NATO bombing followed attack

Afghan: NATO bombing followed attack

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Afghan security officials said Monday a joint U.S.-Afghan raid preceded a deadly NATO attack that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead.

Taliban offer cease-fire in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Pakistan's interior minister said Tuesday night the country welcomes the Taliban's announcement of a cease-fire but the militants must put down their weapons.
Pakistan seeks negotiations with militants

Pakistan seeks negotiations with militants

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Pakistan appears to have rejected major military action against Islamic militants in favor of peace negotiations, observers say.

Pakistan, U.S. hold strategic level talks

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 6 (UPI) -- The United States is working on a full range of security, law enforcement and stability issues with Pakistan, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said.
Teen's killing sparks Pakistan inquiry

Teen's killing sparks Pakistan inquiry

KARACHI, Pakistan, June 9 (UPI) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani has ordered an investigation into the killing of a teenager by Rangers paramilitaries in a Karachi park, officials said.
Pakistan: U.S. may talk to bin Laden wives

Pakistan: U.S. may talk to bin Laden wives

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 10 (UPI) -- Pakistan will let U.S. agents question Osama bin Laden's three widows, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Tuesday.

Pakistani team warned against match-fixing

KARACHI, Pakistan, March 28 (UPI) -- Pakistan's interior minister warned his country's cricketers Monday against match-fixing as they readied for their World Cup semifinal battle against India.

U.S. diplomat held in Pakistan shootings

LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Pakistan is disregarding diplomatic immunity for a U.S. consular official accused of fatally shooting two men he claims were trying to rob him in Lahore.

Curfew ordered in violence-torn Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A "semi-curfew" was ordered in parts of Karachi as Pakistan's largest city came under a new wave of ethnic, political and target killings, the government said.

Threat reported against corruption group

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The anti-corruption group Transparency International is protesting a reported threat to close down its chapter in Pakistan.

Pakistan foils mosque suicide bomb attempt

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Attempted suicide assaults on a mosque and government buildings in Islamabad were thwarted Friday, Pakistan said.

Pakistan disputes need for drone strikes

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Pakistan's interior minister denied Monday Taliban leaders are in an area the U.S. wants to target with drones.

Karachi fears unrest at leader's funeral

KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Officials in Karachi, Pakistan, said they are bracing for violence at the funeral of a slain political leader Saturday.

Pakistan identifies shrine suicide bomber

KARACHI, Pakistan, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- One of the suicide bombers who attacked a Karachi shrine, killing eight people and injuring 65, has been identified, Pakistan's interior minister said Friday.

Interpol issues alert over Koran burning

PARIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Interpol issued a global alert for possible terrorism connected to this weekend's planned Koran burning by an American clergyman.

Pakistan wants to break back of insurgents

QUETTA, Pakistan, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Pakistani authorities must break the back of a terrorist "triangle" in the country in order to restore peace, the interior ministry said.
Pakistan: Victims to get aid sent for them

Pakistan: Victims to get aid sent for them

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Pakistani officials are trying to reassure international donors that funds meant to help flood victims will go to the victims and not to extremists.

Shoot-to-kill orders given in Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Security officials in Karachi are ordered to shoot terrorists on sight as the death toll in Pakistani violence inches closer to 90, the interior minister said.

Pakistan complains about border security

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 12 (UPI) -- The Afghan government is called to action to prevent terrorists from streaming across the border into Pakistan, the Pakistani interior minister complained.

Shahzad linked to South Waziristan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 27 (UPI) -- Pakistan's interior minister released details of an investigation into the failed Times Square bombing and said the suspect had ties to South Waziristan.

Taliban militant rejects death reports

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 9 (UPI) -- A senior Pakistani Taliban leader dismissed as propaganda reports he and two other Taliban leaders were killed in a Pakistani airstrike.
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