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Atif K Butt is a young Pakistani journalist and translator based in Lahore.Atif has worked with print and electronic news organizations. He contributes to various newspapers and magazines as a freelancer. Access him through NewsBlaze or visit his blog at atifkbutt.blog.com

Suicide Attack Kills 30 in Quetta, Pakistan

A suicide blast at the funeral procession of a slain police officer has killed at least 30 people including senior police officials and over 40 have been injured in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta.

Suicide Attack Kills 38 in Quetta, Pakistan

A suicide blast at the funeral procession of a slain police officer killed at least 38 people including three senior police officials and more than 50 have been injured in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta.

Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan Resigns

Pakistan's Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice retired Fakhruddin G Ebrahim has resigned from his post a day after the presidential polls. Ebrahim has sent his resignation letter to President Asif Ali Zardari for approval.

Mamnoon Hussain Elected 12th President of Pakistan

Mamnoon Hussain waselected 12th President of Pakistan on Tuesday. The President-elect will take the oath for his five-year term on 8 September, 2013 when incumbent President Asif Ali Zardari's constitutional tenure is due to expire.

Pakistan to Get New President on July 30th

On the Election Commission of Pakistan's request the Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered on Wednesday that the presidential polls for country's new president will be held on July 30th, instead of August 6th.

Blast Kills 2, Injures Several at Lahore Railway Station

A blast has killed at least two and injured over 60 including women and children at Lahore Railway Station, here on Tuesday.

Plane Crashes Near Islamabad With 129 on Board

A passenger plane carrying 129 people on board has crashed due to bad weather near the Chaklala Airbase in Rawalpindi, the twin city of Pakistani capital Islamabad, on Friday.

23 Dead After Bus Collides with Passenger Van

23 people have been killed and several others injured in a collision between a bus and a passenger van on National Highway near Thatta in southern Pakistan.

Yasin Anwar Appointed Governor of State Bank of Pakistan

LAHORE: Acting Governor Yasin Anwar has been appointed as the 17th Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). He is appointed on the advice of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who was approved by President Asif Ali Zardari.

Sec. Clinton Holds Dialogue With Pakistani Leaders to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

During her two-day visit, Secretary Clinton will meet with Pakistani political and military leadership to persuade them to launch a military offensive against the Haqqani Network in the Pakistani tribal areas.

US Diplomats’ Vehicle Hits Motorcyclist in Islamabad

A US diplomats' vehicle hit a motorcyclist in the Blue Area of Islamabad, the Pakistani capital. Police let the diplomats go as they had valid documents which showed that they enjoy diplomatic immunity.

Iranian President Visits Pakistan

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to pay a two-day official visit to Pakistan next week during which he will hold talks with the Pakistani leadership on bilateral economic, defence and energy ties.

Pakistan, US Pledge to Continue to Work Together

The US Special Envoy Marc Grossman has met Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar and both sides have pledged to continue the dialogue process for better relations between the two countries.

Two Terrorist Plots Foiled in Islamabad, Pakistan

Terrorist plots have been foiled in Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, as police have arrested 4 suspects and have seized two cars full of ammunitions in two separate incidents.

Pakistan Grants MFN Status to India

Pakistan has made a principled decision to declare India as Most Favoured Nation. New Delhi granted the MFN status to Islamabad in the mid-90s but Pakistan has been reluctant for many years to meet the Indian demand to grant the status.

Pakistan Cricket Board Appoints New Chairman

Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf has been appointed new Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board. Previously, he was heading the Zarai Taraqiati Bank Ltd. He will replace Ijaz Butt.

First Class Pakistani Cricketer ‘Nauman Habib’ Found Dead in Peshawar

LAHORE: First class Pakistani cricketer Nauman Habib has been killed in Peshawar. He was kidnapped three days ago and police have been investigating the case. According to police, his body was recovered from the Hayatabad area of Peshawar.

Dengue Wreaks Havoc in Pakistan

In Pakistan's biggest province Punjab, over 15,000 people are affected due to the dengue virus and more than 200 have lost their lives. Though international community is helping to overcome the epidemic but it's still out of control.

Terror Plot Foiled in Pakistan

Police have foiled at least two terrorist's plots on Saturday in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad and the tribal belt neighbouring city of Peshawar.

Asian Development Bank Provides $1 Billion to Help Rebuild Quake-Hit Pakistan

A 7.6 magnitude of earthquake struck the Pakistan-administered Kashmir on 8 October2005. The ADB estimated a loss of $5.2 billion, and the international community provided $ 5.4 billion aid for the rehabilitation of the quake-hit areas.

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