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Thousands attend Sharif wife funeral

LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 15, (Agencies): Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife in the eastern city of Lahore on Friday. Kulsoom Nawaz, 68, was one of the country’s most well-regarded politicians. She died on Tuesday after months of lying in critical condition at …

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US halts $300m fund for Pakistan’s military – Expect Pompeo exchanges

ISLAMABAD, Sept 3, (Agencies): Pakistan’s new government said he will “have exchanges” with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over Washington’s cancellation of a $300 million disbursement for the Pakistani military when he visits Islamabad on Wednesday. Adopting a tougher line with an ally that US President Donald Trump considers …

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Pentagon to scrap $300m aid to Pakistan

  WASHINGTON, Sept 2, (AFP): The US military plans to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan due to Islamabad’s lack of “decisive actions” in support of American strategy in the region, the Pentagon said Saturday. The US has been pushing Pakistan to crack down on militant safe havens in …

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Pakistani policeman killed in raid linked to torched schools

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan say gunmen have killed one police officer and wounded another during an overnight search operation for suspects linked to the torching of nearly a dozen schools in the country’s north. Sanaullah Abbasi, police chief in Gilgit-Baltistan, said Sunday that one suspect was killed in …

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Top Pakistan court bars former minister from holding office

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s top court has barred the former deputy interior minister from holding office for the next five years for insulting judges in a speech earlier this year. Thursday’s ruling by the Supreme Court says Talal Chaudhry, who was deputy interior minister under former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, …

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US freezes assets of Pakistanis

The United States on Tuesday froze the assets of three Pakistanis it has linked to Lashkare- Taiba, the militant group blamed for the deadly 2008 attacks in India’s financial capital, Mumbai. The State Department added Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil to its list of “specially designated global terrorists,” saying he was a …

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Pakistan election sees rise of anti-blasphemy party

Islamabad, July 31, 2018 (AFP) -A relatively new anti-blasphemy party whose leader has reportedly vowed to nuke the Netherlands should he ever come to power did surprisingly well in Pakistan’s elections last week, which were tainted by the rise of extremist groups. Islamic fundamentalist parties fielded more than 1,500 candidates …

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Khan’s party begins coalition talks

US, EU air reservations over ‘flaws’ ISLAMABAD, July 28, (Agencies): Imran Khan’s party said it has begun talks with independents and small parties to form a coalition government after a resounding triumph in Pakistan’s general election, as rival parties planned protests over alleged vote rigging. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI) …

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Election results delayed as Khan tipped for power

Electoral chaos grips Pakistan ISLAMABAD, July 26, (Agencies): Pakistan was gripped by electoral chaos Thursday with the results from its pivotal general election delayed and major parties denouncing “blatant rigging”, as former cricket champion Imran Khan appeared on course for victory. Results were still being tallied Thursday, hours after Khan’s …

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Blast kills 31 as Pakistanis cast ballots

Ex-cricket star may be on verge of win ISLAMABAD, July 25, (AP): A suicide bomber struck outside a crowded polling station in Pakistan’s southwestern city of Quetta, killing 31 people as Pakistanis cast ballots Wednesday in a general election meant to lead to the nation’s third consecutive civilian government. The …

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