Lahore - updates

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Safari worker's remains found in lion enclosure of Pakistan park

Feb 27, 2020 - 6:13 PM

The boy, aged 17 or 18, had gone missing two days earlier, says the deputy director of the Lahore Safari Park

Suicide blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least 10

May 08, 2019 - 1:20 PM

(4th UPDATE) The blast – which a faction of the Pakistani Taliban claimed by email – occurs near the entrance gate for female visitors to the 11th-century Data Darbar shrine

PAKISTAN SHRINE BLAST. Pakistani security officials examine the site of a bomb blast outside a Sufi shrine in Lahore on May 8, 2019. Photo by Arif Ali/AFP

Pakistan's first transgender news anchor makes headlines

Mar 29, 2018 - 12:01 AM

Marvia Malik, a former model who appeared on the private broadcaster Kohenoor for the first time says 'my family never accepted or owned me' and the rift drove her to seek a better future in Lahore, Pakistan's cultural capital

FIRST IN PAKISTAN. In this photograph taken on March 27, 2018, Pakistan's first transgender news anchor Marvia Malik, 21, prepares before reading the news on air for private channel Kohenoor in Lahore. Photo by Arif Ali/AFP

The week in photos: November 18-24, 2017

Nov 25, 2017 - 9:50 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Models celebrate during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Unloved vultures fight for their survival in Pakistan

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:06 PM

The numbers of white-backed vultures has plummeted by more than 99 percent since the 1990s, according to the local branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which is desperately attempting to ensure the species does not die out

Blast kills at least 20, injures dozens in Pakistan's Lahore

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:08 PM

The explosion seems like a suicide blast targeting police but we are still ascertaining the nature of the explosion the city s commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbul says

PAKISTAN BLAST. Pakistani rescue workers transport the body of a victim at the site of an explosion in Lahore on July 24, 2017. Photo by Arif Ali/ AFP

Pakistan thwarts 'major' Easter Sunday attack plot – army

Apr 15, 2017 - 10:30 PM

A major terrorist attack planned for Easter in Lahore tomorrow was successfully foiled by intelligence agencies a military statement says

Pakistan police kill 10 Taliban gunmen in Lahore

Apr 08, 2017 - 6:54 PM

The skirmish comes days after a Taliban suicide attack targeting a census team in the city

Pakistan says gas leak, not bomb, behind Lahore blast

Feb 24, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Yesterday s explosion was an accident It was not caused by explosives or a result of terrorism Punjab provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah says

Pakistani security officials cordon off the site of a bomb attack in Lahore on February 23, 2017. Arif Ali/AFP

Pakistan on edge as 8 killed in fresh Lahore bomb blast

Feb 23, 2017 - 3:43 PM

4th UPDATE The explosion took place in the particularly affluent Defence Housing Authority suburb of the city replete with upscale boutiques and cafes

Pakistani security officials cordon off the site of a bomb attack in Lahore on February 23, 2017. Arif Ali/AFP

Pakistani pastor buries 6 victims of Easter blast in one day

Mar 29, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Pastor Shakeel Anjum wonders: How much further will this go? How many more bodies will he lay to rest?

GRIM TASK. Pastor Shakeel Anjum attends the funeral of a suicide blast victim at a graveyard in Lahore on March 28, 2016. Farooq Naeem/AFP

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

Mar 28, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Pakistan s army launches raids and arrests suspects after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families

LOST. Pakistani Christians mourn the death of a relative killed in a suicide blast, at a graveyard in Lahore on March 28, 2016. Photo by Farooq Naeem / AFP

Safety check Facebook untuk Pakistan salah sasaran

Mar 28, 2016 - 2:27 PM

Facebook meluncurkan fitur Safety Check untuk pemboman di Lahore Pakistan Namun yang mendapatkan malah mereka yang tak tinggal di sana

SAFETY CHECK. Safety Check lets users tell others they're safe and see on the safety of other users. Screen shot from Facebook

Taliban claims Pakistan bombing, 'Christians target'

Mar 28, 2016 - 1:59 PM

The hardline Jamaat ul Ahrar faction of the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan says they will carry out more such attacks vowing to target schools and colleges alongside government and military interests

ANGUISH. Relatives of the victims of a suicide bomb blast cry outside a hospital in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. Rahat Dar/EPA

Jokowi condemns suicide blast in Pakistan

Mar 28, 2016 - 12:28 PM

In a tweet the Indonesia president said acts of terror are never justified

Pakistani rescuers and officials gather at the blast site in Lahore on March 27, 2016. Photo by Arif Ali/AFP

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Mar 28, 2016 - 12:00 PM

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TIMELINE: Deadliest insurgent attacks in Pakistan

Mar 28, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups including the Pakistani Taliban since 2007

AFTERMATH. Pakistani security officials inspect the scene of a suicide bomb attack in Lahore, Pakistan, March 27, 2016. Rahat Dar/EPA

Jokowi: Indonesia kutuk serangan bom di Lahore, Pakistan

Mar 28, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Serangan bom bunuh menewaskan setidaknya 65 orang dalam perayaan Paskah di Lahore Pakistan pada Minggu 27 Maret

Warga tengah mencoba mengenali jenazah yang menjadi korban bom bunuh diri di Lahore, Pakistan pada Minggu, 27 Maret. Foto oleh Rahat Dar/EPA

Facebook sorry for pushing Pakistan Safety Check worldwide

Mar 28, 2016 - 3:19 AM

While Safety Check is a feature that is meant to ask people in Pakistan to check in and let others know they are okay it seems the location based feature misfired

SAFETY CHECK. Facebook's Safety Check erroneously activates for people nowhere near Lahore, Pakistan, the site of a deadly bombing. Screen shot from Facebook.

Easter suicide attack kills 72 in Pakistan

Mar 28, 2016 - 12:25 AM

UPDATED Officials say the bomber detonated the explosives packed with ball bearings near a children s playing area in the popular Gulshan i Iqbal park in Lahore where Christians were celebrating Easter Sunday

Pakistani rescuers and officials gather at a bomb blast site in Lahore on March 27, 2016.   At least 25 people were killed and dozens injured when an explosion ripped through the parking lot of a crowded park where many minority Christians had gone to celebrate Easter Sunday in the Pakistani city Lahore, officials said. / AFP / ARIF ALI

Kidnapped son of assassinated Pakistan governor found after 5 years

Mar 08, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Taseer who is in his early thirties is described as being in feeble health

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Pakistan's untapped resources empowered by e-commerce boom

Feb 28, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Traditional Pakistani products are now reaching a wider base as Internet access grows

TO GO WITH 'Pakistan-Economy-Internet-Commerce' FOCUS by Masroor GILANI This photograph taken on November 19, 2015 shows Pakistani employees of online marketplace company Kaymu at work in Karachi. Women are seeing the benefits, but e-commerce presents potentially an even greater opportunity for young people in a country where roughly two thirds of the population -- of around 200 million -- are estimated to be under the age of 30. A recent economic survey by the finance ministry singled out the challenges facing youth in Pakistan, including "limited job search expertise, a mismatch between education, aspirations and employers' requirements and a lack of mobility, among other factors". AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN / AFP / ASIF HASSAN

Pakistan court extends father's custody in bludgeoning case

May 31, 2014 - 10:07 PM

A Pakistani court extends custody of the father of a woman bludgeoned to death in public for marrying a man she loved police says giving them more time to investigate the crime

4 arrested in Pakistani woman bludgeoning case

May 30, 2014 - 4:11 PM

The arrested men include the woman s uncle and two cousins an officer says

Husband of Pakistan woman beaten to death demands justice

May 28, 2014 - 8:57 PM

Nobody came forward to save my wife the victim s husband claims

US pulls staff from Lahore consulate over 'threats'

Aug 09, 2013 - 1:50 PM

The United States evacuated non emergency staff from its Pakistani consulate in Lahore

CONSULATE EVACUATION. This file photo taken on August 5, 2013 shows Pakistani security personnel standing guard outside the US consulate in Lahore. The United States on August 9, 2013 evacuated all non-emergency staff from its consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, citing "specific threats" amid a worldwide alert over Al-Qaeda intercepts. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI

Protesters burn Christian homes in Pakistan blasphemy row

Mar 09, 2013 - 10:42 PM

The exact number of houses in Joseph Colony a Christian neighbourhood in Badami Bagh area were not immediately known but police and rescue officials said they belonged to low to middle class families from the minority community