Jibran Ahmed

Mob attacks, sets ablaze Hindu temple in northwestern Pakistan

Dec 30 2020

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A mob in northwestern Pakistan attacked and set ablaze a century-old Hindu temple on Wednesday, officials said, prompting condemnations from the Muslim-majority country's Hindu community.

Taliban delegation visits Islamabad, plans for leadership meeting in Pakistan

Dec 16 2020

ISLAMABAD/PESHAWAR A Taliban delegation will arrive in Pakistan's capital on Wednesday for a three-day visit, according to official statements, as both sides in the Afghan peace process continue consultations during a break in negotiations.

Marble quarry collapse in remote Pakistan kills at least 17

Sep 08 2020

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A collapse at a marble quarry in a remote area of Pakistan on Monday has killed at least 17 people, and 11 others are missing, police said, adding that the terrain may have been unstable due to the use of heavy explosives used to break apart the stone.

Gunmen in Pakistan kill two police escorting polio vaccinators

Dec 18 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Gunmen shot and killed two police officers escorting a polio vaccination team on Wednesday forcing a suspension of the immunization campaign in a district of northwest Pakistan, where the crippling disease is endemic.

Taliban shifted Western hostages as prisoner swap postponed: sources

Nov 15 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL A plan to swap two Western hostages with three Taliban prisoners has been postponed, an Afghan government official told Reuters on Friday, and Taliban sources said the group had moved the Westerners to a "new and safe place".

Pakistan frees two Pashtun lawmakers after months of detention

Sep 21 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Two Pakistani parliamentarians and human rights campaigners were released on bail in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province after four months in detention, their lawyer said on Saturday.

U.S., Taliban deal will not stop attacks on Afghan forces, some Taliban say

Aug 26 2019

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan As U.S. and Taliban negotiators push to wrap up talks aimed at securing the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan, disagreement remains about whether a pact will mean an end to the insurgents' fight with the U.S.-backed Afghan government.

Taliban say killing of leader's brother will not derail U.S. talks

Aug 17 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan/KABUL Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war.

Gunmen in Pakistan kill policeman guarding polio eradication team

Apr 24 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed a police officer guarding a polio immunization team on Wednesday, the latest attack on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.

Pakistan convicts two over blasphemy lynching case

Mar 21 2019

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced two men, including a local government official, to life in prison on Thursday for their role in the brutal campus lynching two years ago of a university student accused of blasphemy.

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