October 16, 2009 |
Militants launched highly coordinated, simultaneous attacks on three police buildings in the eastern city of Lahore today, escalating terrorist strikes as Pakistan prepares a major military offensive against the Taliban along the Afghan border. The attacks left at least 26 people dead, including militants, police said. By early afternoon, security forces had retaken control over all three facilities. Militant raids on a police academy in Manawan and an elite police training center in Bedian -- both on the city's outskirts -- and the Federal Investigation Agency building in Lahore were the latest in a series of devastating strikes across the country meant to dissuade the U.S.-allied, nuclear-armed state from pushing forward with an offensive in South Waziristan, the Taliban's primary stronghold.
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.