August 9, 2013 |
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The American Consulate in Pakistan's second-largest city was closed and its employees evacuated, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said Friday, in response to a specific threat and in line with a broader warning that Americans should avoid traveling to Pakistan. Spokeswoman Meghan Gregonis did not disclose details of the threat, which she said was specific to Lahore. It wasn't immediately clear whether the danger was linked to an advisory this week about a possible Al Qaeda attack that prompted Washington to temporarily close more than 20 diplomatic missions in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia.
August 17, 2004 |
A suspected Al Qaeda explosives expert being hunted for more than a year by the FBI met secretly in Pakistan last spring with one of the terrorist network's planners and a computer engineer, Pakistani officials said Monday. The bomb maker, described as an Arab, managed to slip out of Pakistan along with senior Al Qaeda member Abu Eisa al Hindi after a March meeting with computer engineer and communications coordinator Mohammed Naeem Noor Khan in the city of Lahore, said Maj. Gen.
August 14, 2011 |
Reporting from Islamabad, Pakistan Gunmen kidnapped an American from his house in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Saturday, an attack that underscores the risk U.S. citizens and other foreigners face in a country that has been grappling with Islamic militants. A U.S. Embassy spokesman identified the man as Warren Weinstein but would not give details about his background or the abduction. The name matches the LinkedIn profile of a man who works as the Pakistan country director for J.E. Austin Associates, a consulting firm for development projects in Pakistan and a host of other countries.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 2000
NetSol International in Calabasas has opened a new facility in Lahore, Pakistan, for its subsidiary NetSol Solutions Ltd. NetSol International develops software for the global information technology industry, particularly proprietary and asset-based leasing and finance programs, IT consulting and e-commerce and Web-based solutions.
May 27, 2003 |
India will resume a popular bus service to Pakistan and release more 130 Pakistani prisoners, initiatives aimed at resuming dialogue between the nuclear rivals after a two-year break. Pakistan's information minister welcomed the moves and called for talks, including on the issue of Kashmir, a divided region claimed by both nations. The bus service linking New Delhi with Lahore, Pakistan, was stopped 17 months ago after an attack on India's Parliament.
April 1, 1987
Thousands of demonstrators shouting "Blood for blood!" rampaged through the streets of Lahore, Pakistan, battling police, burning vehicles and smashing shop windows. Witnesses said 12 people were injured and at least 40 arrested during the riot by opposition supporters who charged the government with failure to investigate the assassination of Muslim fundamentalist leader Allama Ihsan Elahi Zaheer of the opposition Ahle Hadith Party.