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Islamabad: Capital of Pakistan
Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan, and is federally administered as part of the Islamabad Capital Territory. Built as a planned city in the 1960s to replace Karachi as Pakistan's capital, Islamabad is noted for its high standards of living, safety, and abundant greenery.


Hand over wanted Indians living in Pakistan if serious about better ties with India: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said the relationship with Pakistan remains "difficult" because it openly practices terrorism against India, and if Islamabad is serious to cooperate with New..
IndiaTimes - Published

No $20 service fee from Indian pilgrims visiting Kartarpur Gurdwara on Nov 9, 12: Pakistan

Islamabad has levied a service fee of US $20 on each pilgrim despite India's repeated requests to reconsider the decision.
DNA - Published

Videos for Islamabad

Pakistan PM Khan rejects calls to step down [Video]Pakistan PM Khan rejects calls to step down

Tens of thousands of followers of Maulana Fazal-ur Rehman have gathered in Islamabad, calling for the resignation of what they say is an illegitimate government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Pakistan opposition rallies as deadline for PM Khan to quit nears [Video]Pakistan opposition rallies as deadline for PM Khan to quit nears

The opposition parties march in Islamabad as their Sunday night deadline for Pakistan prime minister's resignation approaches.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign [Video]Pakistan opposition protesters call on PM Imran Khan to resign

Prime minister promises not to step down, as thousands continue anti-government protest in Islamabad.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:23Published

Azadi March: Pakistan's opposition protests enter third day [Video]Azadi March: Pakistan's opposition protests enter third day

The anti-government Azadi March set out on Sunday afternoon from Karachi towards Islamabad. Thousands of people, including seminary students, are participating in the march.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:06Published

Kate and William fly back to Islamabad after thunderstorm drama [Video]Kate and William fly back to Islamabad after thunderstorm drama

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left Lahore following a dramatic flight on Thursday evening where the pilot was forced to abort two landings in Islamabad and return to Lahore after being caught..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

Plane carrying Kate and William turns back amid thunderstorm [Video]Plane carrying Kate and William turns back amid thunderstorm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been forced to reschedule the last day of their Pakistan tour after their plane got caught in a thunderstorm. William and Kate were due to fly over the Khyber..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

William and Kate don traditional headgear on Pakistan tour [Video]William and Kate don traditional headgear on Pakistan tour

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate were treated to a traditional song and dance in a Pakistani village on Wednesday (October 16). Rough cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Pakistan tour with school trip [Video]Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin Pakistan tour with school trip

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their first full day of engagements in Pakistan by learning about education for girls. William and Kate's first stop on Tuesday was a government-run school in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published


Widespread protests in PoK ring alarm bells for Islamabad

Protesters alleged that the crackdown has become the modus operandi of the Pakistani establishment which uses brute force to muzzle all kinds of opinions and dissents in the region. They alleged it was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan invites Navjot Singh Sidhu to Kartarpur corridor's inaugural ceremony

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said on Wednesday that Islamabad has decided to send an invitation to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu for the inaugural ceremony of the much-awaited Kartarpur corridor..
IndiaTimes - Published

India complains to world aviation body after Pakistan's rebuff to Modi

The United Nations' aviation agency has asked Pakistan for more information about an overflight request from India, it said on Tuesday, after Islamabad denied permission to Prime Minister Narendra Modi..
Reuters - Published

Bitter exchange between India, Pakistan at NAM summit over J&K

India and Pakistan were involved in a bitter exchange on Jammu and Kashmir at the NAM summit with Islamabad calling New Delhi’s actions illegal, immoral and unethical and India, in turn, describing..
IndiaTimes - Published

NAM Summit: India hits out at Pakistan, calls it 'contemporary epicentre' of terrorism

Terming Pakistan as the 'contemporary epicentre' of terrorism, India on Saturday said Islamabad must decisively 'abjure terrorism' for its own and the world's good. Speaking at the Non-Aligned Movement..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan must decisively abjure terrorism for its own good: M Venkaiah Naidu

"On the subject of terrorism, our thoughts naturally go to its contemporary epicentre - Pakistan," Naidu said, in a rare direct reference at an international forum to Islamabad which is accused by its..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan-occupied Kashmir controlled by terrorists: Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is controlled by terrorists and sought to link it to Islamabad's strident criticism of India's decision to withdraw J&K's special..
IndiaTimes - Published

Onus for peace talks between India and Pakistan lies with Islamabad: US

IndiaTimes - Published

'Take sustained, irreversible action against terrorist groups': US to Pakistan

Islamabad needs to take constructive, sustained and irreversible steps against terrorist groups as such activities have hijacked a normal dialogue between the two nations.
DNA - Published

India, Pakistan sign agreement to operationalise Kartarpur Corridor

Earlier on Monday, India had said it was "constrained" to accept US $20 service fee proposed by Islamabad for using the Kartarpur corridor.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Kartarpur Agreement signing between India, Pakistan today

Earlier on Monday, India had said it was "constrained" to accept US $20 service fee proposed by Islamabad for using the Kartarpur corridor.
DNA - Published

Ankara continues to face New Delhi's wrath as India issues travel adivisory on Turkey

Ankara, who has been a vocal supporter of Islamabad after the 5th of August decision of revoking special status for the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, has miffed India who has made known its..
DNA - Published

Signing of Kartarpur Corridor agreement between India-Pakistan unlikely tomorrow

Earlier on Monday, India said it is "constrained" to accept US $20 service fee proposed by Islamabad for using the Kartarpur corridor.
DNA - Published

Support direct dialogue between India-Pakistan as outlined in Shimla agreement: US

The US on Tuesday said it supports a direct dialogue between India and Pakistan as outlined in the Shimla Agreement, asserting that the "chief obstacle" to talks remain Islamabad's continued support to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kartarpur Corridor: 'Constrained' India accepts Pak's $20 fee proposal; agreement to be signed on Wednesday

After talking to an "adamant" Pakistan for weeks, India on Monday said it is "constrained" to accept US $20 service fee proposed by Islamabad for using Kartarpur corridor. The Kartarpur agreement will..
DNA - Published

'But Pakistan is Pakistan': Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Islamabad for stopping postal service

The Union Minister said that Pakistan took the decision to halt postal service from India without providing any prior notice.
DNA - Published

India says ready to sign Kartarpur corridor agreement on Oct 23, asks Pakistan to consider waiving fee on pilgrims

India on Monday said it is ready to sign an agreement with Pakistan on October 23 for the operationalisation of the Kartarpur corridor, but asked Islamabad to reconsider its demand of charging $20..
IndiaTimes - Published

Online registration for Kartarpur pilgrimage couldn't start due to Pak demand of $20 fee

The online registration of devotees visiting Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartarpur could not be started on Sunday as India and Pakistan have not yet agreed upon on a number of issues, including Islamabad's..
IndiaTimes - Published

Indian soldiers, Pakistani civilians among dead in Kashmir clash

India said on Sunday two soldiers and a civilian were killed in cross-border shelling with Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, while Islamabad said six died on its side, making it one of the..
Reuters - Published

India slams Pakistan for raising Kashmir issue at UN

Minister in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Deepak Misra did not name Pakistan but his remarks were in response to a statement by Islamabad's UN envoy Maleeha Lodhi, who while speaking at forum..
IndiaTimes - Published

I accomplish what I decide: PM Modi to Pakistan on water threat

A day after Islamabad said that any attempt by New Delhi to divert water of rivers flowing into Pakistan will be considered as an 'act of aggression', PM Modi sent across a strong message on Friday..
IndiaTimes - Published

Global watchdog keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing 'gray list'

A global finance watchdog kept Pakistan off its terrorism financing blacklist on Friday but warned Islamabad it only had until February to improve or face international action.
Reuters - Published

Prince William and wife Kate land in Pakistan capital after aborted flight

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate landed in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Friday, after turbulence forced the couple to stay overnight in Lahore in a change to their tightly-choreographed..
Reuters - Published

Plane carrying UK's William and Kate aborts Pakistan landing twice, couple 'fine'

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate told reporters on board their flight on Thursday that they were fine, after the plane was forced to abort landings in the Pakistani cities of Rawalpindi and..
Reuters - Published

After ATC mix up, Pakistan F-16 jets intercepted Delhi-Kabul Spicejet flight last month

Amid tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad after Balakot air strikes in February, Pakistani fighter jets intercepted a Kabul-bound Indian passenger plane for almost an hour over their airspace last..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Vituperative Mudslinging': Shashi Tharoor lashes out at Pak for peddling false narrative on Kashmir

Tharoor called out at Pakistani delegation views on Article 370 abrogation as "vitriolic outburst" and said that the matter is internal to India and outrightly rejected a false narrative being..
DNA - Published

Pakistan should fight honest battle against terrorism, mend ways or face disintegration: Rajnath

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Pakistan to wage an honest battle against terrorism, saying India is ready to help it but Islamabad's intentions are deceitful, and cautioned the..
IndiaTimes - Published

600 ceasefire violations along LoC recorded in last two months; India warns Pakistan

The Line of Control with Pakistan remains extremely volatile, with over 600 ceasefire violations being recorded over the last two months and New Delhi warning Islamabad to desist from targeting..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan Prime Minister Khan likely to visit Iran: foreign office

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan is likely to visit Saudi Arabia and Iran, the foreign office in Islamabad said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

China snubs Imran, says resolve J&K bilaterally

In what is being seen as a snub to the visiting Pakistan PM Imran Khan, China on Tuesday significantly modified its position on the Kashmir dispute by omitting its recent references to the UN charter..
IndiaTimes - Published

Fudged numbers, says India on Pakistan claiming support of 58 countries

Pakistani Foreign Minister lost cool in an interview to a Pakistani channel when asked about the names of the 58 countries which Islamabad had claimed backed them at UNHRC
DNA - Published

Taliban delegation met U.S. envoy during visit to Islamabad: sources

A Taliban delegation met U.S. special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad in Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Thursday, two sources told Reuters, the first known contact between the two..
Reuters - Published

Taliban, U.S. envoy in Pakistan to review broken peace talks

Afghan Taliban officials were due in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss the possibility of reviving talks for a political settlement in Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign ministry and the insurgent group..
Reuters - Published

Taliban, U.S. negotiator both in Islamabad for talks with Pakistan

Afghan Taliban officials were due in Pakistan on Wednesday, the insurgent group said, as the top U.S. diplomat involved in talks with the militants also met government officials there, although it was..
Reuters - Published

Pakistan avoids India's questions in response to Imran Khan's speech

Muhammad Zulqarnain, a Second Secretary in Pakistan's UN Mission, failed to respond directly on Saturday to questions India had asked of Islamabad in the right of reply to Khan's incendiary speech on..
IndiaTimes - Published

US says India-Pakistan talks hinge on Islamabad acting on terror

Nudging New Delhi to take “rapid action” to restore normalcy in Kashmir, the United States on Thursday suggested the onus on resumption of talks between India and Pakistan rested on Islamabad..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan conducts terrorism, follows policy of "implausible deniability": MEA Jaishankar

Hitting out at Pakistan, external affairs minister S Jaishankar has said India cannot talk to a "very challenging" neighbour that conducts terrorism as a legitimate tool of statecraft to put pressure..
IndiaTimes - Published

No problem talking to Pakistan but 'Terroristan': S Jaishankar

India has no problem talking to Pakistan but it has a problem talking to “Terroristan”, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said in New York, asserting that Islamabad has created an entire..
IndiaTimes - Published

India will soar high if Pakistan stoops low by raising Kashmir issue at UNGA: Akbaruddin

India will soar high if Pak stoops low by raking up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly session, India's envoy to the UN has asserted, warning that Islamabad which mainstreamed terrorism in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan fails to muster support to table resolution on Kashmir at UNHRC

This despite Islamabad claiming support of over 50 countries in a joint statement delivered on their behalf last week. The names of countries were never released by Pakistan.
DNA - Published

Imran Khan go back: Protests humiliate Pakistan Prime Minister in POK

Locals from Pak Occupied Kashmir protest against discrimination and atrocities by Islamabad
DNA - Published

'False notion of victory': India calls Pakistan's Feb 27 memorial a 'lie, deceit, deception cast in stone'

India dismissed the memorial as another propaganda attempt by Islamabad saying it is a "lie, deceit, deception cast in stone".
DNA - Published

Pakistan hub of terrorism, spreads deceitful narratives on Kashmir: India at UN

Describing Pakistan as the "hub of terrorism", India has strongly hit back at the country for raking up the Kashmir issue at the Security Council, saying Islamabad misused the UN forum to spread..
IndiaTimes - Published

World has rejected Pakistan’s bid to politicise J&K issue: MEA

After Pakistan claimed to be speaking on behalf of many countries at UNHRC on the situation in J&K, India on Thursday reiterated that Islamabad’s campaign was based on lies and that its attempts to..
IndiaTimes - Published

No 2nd consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson stated Islamabad's stance.
DNA - Published

In setback for Pakistan, UN supports India

Dujarric's statement is a big win for India because Islamabad has been trying to internationalise the issue
DNA - Published

China boosts soft power in Pakistan via film and social media

In a small office at the Pakistani Television Corporation (PTV) headquarters in Islamabad, producers are preparing to air a video interview of a Pakistani man and his Chinese bride.
Reuters - Published

India takes strong exception to reference of J&K in Pak-China joint statement

India on Tuesday objected to the reference made to Jammu and Kashmir in a China-Pakistan joint statement issued after Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi's visit to Islamabad. The external affairs..
IndiaTimes - Published

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