Wreckage of vehicles littered the pavement near the shrine as first responders rushed to the scene and armed security forces fanned out in the area.
"As we crossed the road a blast took place in front of us," witness Ritat Shahid told AFP.
Pakistani authorities say a raid by security forces on a militant hideout in the northwestern city of Peshawar triggered a 15-hour shootout in which a police officer and at least five suspected militants were killed.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will pay his first ever two-day official visit to Iran on April 21-22.
Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan have fought three wars since their independence from Britain in 1947, and came close to a fourth in February after a suicide bomb attack by a Pakistan-based militant group killed at least 40 Indian police in the contested Kashmir region.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday urged for the creation of a tourism corridor between member countries of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in order to promote regional connectivity. While addressing a leaders’ round table conference in China, the prime minister congratulated President Xi Jinping on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and said that China is an example of “a great success of the modern age.”
This is the first in the nearly 600 years old history of the Lincoln’s Inn that a Muslim Pakistani wedding utilised the full services of the Inn and was allowed permission to organise the wedding day in their traditional Pakistani ways.
Pakistan actress Veena Malik has spoken up in support of Prime Minister Imran Khan after his questionable remarks terming Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal as ‘sahiba’ (Miss) caused an uproar online. Veena Malik took to Twitter saying “In fact...You have to go down
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) is said to have approached Facebook to express its reservations over the social media giant’s claims to block accounts linked to military. The blocked accounts were not controlled by ISPR and to call them “ISPR-managed” was disappointing, TV channels said quoting unnamed ISPR sources.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal said on Sunday that his investigators would not summon businessmen, bureaucrats and women to their offices for inquiry in future.
The Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks in Tehran that terrorists had in the past misused Pakistani territory to undertake attacks against Iran had been taken “largely out of context.”