PAKISTAN

Charities ordered to leave Pakistan

Charities ordered to leave Pakistan

The Pakistani government has ordered international NGOs to end their operations and leave the country within 60 days. One of the charities affected, ActionAid, said the move was part of a “worrying escalation of recent attacks on civil society” in Pakistan. The Pakistani Interior Ministry would not comment on the cases. But in a letter […]

Pakistan building ‘Berlin Wall’ along Afghanistan border

Pakistan building ‘Berlin Wall’ along Afghanistan border

Thousands of Pashtun tribal people who for decades ignored the invisible line that bisects their dusty villages and demarcates the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier are bracing for a Berlin Wall-style divide of their neighbourhoods. Pakistan, worried by Islamist attacks, is building a fence to prevent militants criss-crossing the porous 2,500 km (1,500 mile) frontier along the disputed […]

Two Chinese killed in Pakistan

Two Chinese killed in Pakistan

The IS-linked Amaq news agency made the claim in an Arabic statement on the Telegram messaging app. China’s foreign ministry said it was “gravely concerned” and working to verify the information. The pair are said to have been studying Urdu at a language centre in the city of Quetta when they were abducted. According to […]

Indian national arrested in Pakistan

Indian national arrested in Pakistan

An Indian national was arrested in Islamabad, allegedly over incomplete travel documents, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. The Indian national, whose name has not been disclosed, was arrested from the F-8 area of Pakistan’s capital for not having complete travel documentation, Samaa TV reported. A case has been filed under Article 14 of the […]

Pakistan ordered not to hang Indian ‘spy’

Pakistan ordered not to hang Indian ‘spy’

A top UN court has ordered Pakistan not to execute a former Indian navy officer convicted on charges of spying until it has had time to hear a case brought by India. India has argued in the International Court of Justice that Pakistan violated international laws by not allowing it access to Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. […]

Bomb kills 14 people in Pakistan

Bomb kills 14 people in Pakistan

A roadside bomb targeting a minivan in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal region on Tuesday killed 14 people, a local official said, raising an earlier reported death toll of nine killed. The attack was claimed by a breakaway Taliban faction. The blast ripped through the van travelling through a minority Shiite region of the Kurram tribal area, […]

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif escapes Panama corruption

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif escapes Panama corruption

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ruled there is insufficient evidence of corruption to remove Nawaz Sharif from the role of prime minister. It instead ordered a further investigation into money transfers. Questions arose over the business dealings of Mr Sharif’s family when three of his children were linked to offshore accounts in the Panama Papers leaks […]

3 sisters kill man booked for blasphemy in Pakistan

3 sisters kill man booked for blasphemy in Pakistan

Three armed burqa-clad sisters on Wednesday shot dead a man near Sialkot after accusing him of committing blasphemy 13 years ago. Police managed to arrest the three suspects and identified them as Amna, Afshan and Razia. The incident took place in Nangal Mirza village, Pasrur tehsil. According to the police, the three women went to […]

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