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Video: Pakistan cops pelt stones at PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz car

August 11, 2020 2:55:27 pm

The convoy of PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz was pelted with stones outside National Accountability Bureau's office in Lahore after her party supporters clashed with the police.

Why Pak men in this viral video uprooted saplings after Imran Khan’s call to plant trees

August 11, 2020 9:19:01 am

The video, which has over 70,000 views, shows residents of Pakistan's Khyber's Mandi Kass district uprooting the saplings. But there is more to this than meets the eye.

Pakistan's aviation regulator issues show cause notices to 193 pilots following licence scandal

Pakistan’s aviation regulator issues show cause notices to 193 pilots following licence scandal

August 10, 2020 2:24:56 pm

The scandal over pilot licences in Pakistan emerged from an investigation into the crash of a Pakistan International Airlines plane on May 22 in Karachi that killed 97 people.

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Five killed, 10 injured In Pakistan blast

August 10, 2020 2:13:33 pm

The blast occurred at the Haji Nida market of Chaman town in Balochistan province, according to police.

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Saudi stops supply of oil on deferred payments to Pak after deal expires

August 8, 2020 8:13:52 pm

The $3.2 billion Saudi oil facility was part of the $6.2-billion Saudi Arabian package announced in November 2018 to ease Pakistan's external sector woes

Pakistan Leader of Opposition indicted in corruption case

August 6, 2020 9:35:52 pm

Separately, the Lahore Accountability Court issued bailable arrest warrant against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, currently in London for treatment, in a land allotment case involving Geo Media Group owner Mir Shakilur Rehman.

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OIC’s reluctance to convene FMs meeting on Kashmir upsets Pakistan

August 6, 2020 8:47:44 pm

Pakistan has been pushing the 57-member organisation, which is the second-largest intergovernmental body after the UN, for the foreign ministers' meeting since India revoked the special status of the Jammu and Kashmir in last August.

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India rejects Pakistan’s criticism of launch of construction of Ram temple

August 6, 2020 8:08:09 pm

"We have seen the press statement by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on a matter internal to India. It should desist from interfering in India's affairs and refrain from communal incitement," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.

Poor and desperate, Pakistani Hindus accept Islam to get by

August 6, 2020 3:38:13 pm

Dozens of Hindu families converted in June in the Badin district of Sindh province in southern Pakistan. Video clips of the ceremony went viral across the country, delighting hard-line Muslims and weighing on Pakistan’s dwindling Hindu minority.

Back-channel used to ‘urge’ Pakistan to release Kulbhushan Jadhav: Harish Salve

Pakistan court appoints three senior lawyers as amici curiae in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

August 4, 2020 2:23:58 pm

A two-member bench of the Islamabad High Court appointed the three lawyers on Monday as it held a hearing of the petition filed by the Pakistan government to appoint a lawyer for Jadhav.

Abductions, censorship and layoffs: Pakistani critics are under siege

August 4, 2020 10:39:01 am

Two years into Khan’s term, censorship is on the rise, journalists and activists say, leaving the country’s heavy-handed military and security forces unchecked as they intimidate the news media to a degree unseen since the country’s era of army juntas.

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Give India another chance to appoint lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav, says Pakistan court

August 4, 2020 8:02:02 am

Pakistan’s Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan told reporters on Monday that the court asked the Pakistan government to allow Indian authorities to appoint a lawyer who is licensed to practice in Pakistan.

Pakistan news channel Dawn hacked, screen shows Indian tricolour; probe launched

August 3, 2020 1:24:31 pm

While an advertisement was running on the channel, an Indian flag appeared on the screen with the message "Happy Independence Day" written on it.

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Three killed as troops open fire at rally in Pakistan: Activists

July 31, 2020 3:23:00 pm

The demonstrators mainly workers from the Pashtun minority trying to get to Afghanistan for work had rallied near the crossing, demanding authorities lift the months-long closure of the border-related to measures meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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US urges Pakistan to act after American charged with blasphemy shot in court

July 31, 2020 12:51:49 pm

“We urge Pakistan to take immediate action and pursue reforms that will prevent such a shameful tragedy from happening again,” the U.S. State Department said in a tweet.

Will present all evidence against Kulbhushan Jadhav at ICJ: Pakistan minister

Pakistan court forms 2-member bench to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case

July 30, 2020 9:42:33 pm

The bench comprising Islamabad High Court (IHC) Chief Justice Athar Minallah and his fellow judge Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb would take up the government plea on Monday, the Pakistani media, including the Geo News, reported.

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Ahmadi community member shot dead for blasphemy inside courtroom in northwest Pakistan

July 29, 2020 11:07:54 pm

The court is situated in a high-security zone in the cantonment area where the provincial assembly building, the Peshawar High Court, chief minister's secretariat and Governor House are also situated. Security at the main gate and inside the judicial complex is also high.

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News of Chinese lab creating ‘anthrax-like pathogens’ in Pakistan ‘fake’: Foreign Office

July 26, 2020 11:30:30 pm

In a statement on Sunday, the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) described the article as a "politically motivated and fake story" and said it was composed of "distortion of facts and fabrications that quote anonymous sources".

Pakistani police probe minister after killing of journalist

July 26, 2020 11:43:25 am

The development comes a day after the family of Anwar Jan accused Abdul Rehman Khetran, a minister for food in Baluchistan province, of hiring gunmen to kill Jan on Thursday.

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PAF chief visits air base in PoK

July 25, 2020 10:13:56 pm

"Pakistan Air Force is fully cognizant of the geo-strategic developments in the region and is ever ready to thwart enemy's aggression," it quoted Khan as saying.

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200-year-old gurdwara in Balochistan handed back to Sikhs after restoration

July 23, 2020 9:42:50 pm

The Siri Guru Singh Gurdwara on Masjid Road in the centre of Quetta was handed back officially to the Sikh community on Wednesday to use it for prayers and religious ceremonies, authorities said.

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Journalist’s abduction: Pakistan apex court orders Islamabad Police chief to submit report in 2 weeks

July 22, 2020 6:31:49 pm

Matiullah Jan, who is highly critical of the government and the security institutions of the country, was freed on Tuesday, hours after he was abducted by plainclothes and uniformed personnel in the national capital.

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Unidentified armed men abduct Pakistani journalist Matiullah Jan from Islamabad

July 22, 2020 7:47:50 am

Matiullah Jan was forcibly snatched from his car in Sector G-6 area and taken towards some unknown location, according to a video circulating on social media.

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Pakistan court sentences two LeT members to 15 years in jail

July 18, 2020 10:47:32 pm

The court found the accused guilty of terror financing under section 11-N of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. Along with the 15-year imprisonment, fines were imposed on both.

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Pakistan: 4 persons arrested for vandalising rare Buddha statue

July 18, 2020 10:02:01 pm

The statue that was discovered in tehsil Takhtbai of Mardan district was destroyed on the orders of a local Maulvi (prayer leader), local residents said.