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Rape, murder sparks Karachi riot

At least one man was killed and several injured in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi Tuesday when a riot broke out in protest at the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl. Crowds took to the streets after the body of the victim was discovered late Monday, blocking a main road …

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Pakistan is ‘failing’ on human rights: independent watchdog

‘Freedom of expression under attack’ ISLAMABAD, April 16, (AP): An independent Pakistani watchdog criticized the country’s human rights record over the past year in a new report released Monday, saying the nation has failed to make progress on a myriad of issues, ranging from forced disappearances, to women’s rights and …

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Pakistan court bans ex-PM Sharif from elections for life

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court has barred former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from running in elections for life, ruling on a petition asking the tribunal whether the disqualified premier could ever run again. The court says that under the country’s constitution, no person once disqualified from office by the …

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US adds Pakistan party to terror list, calling it a front

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has placed a small Pakistani political party on its list of foreign terrorist groups, calling it a front for the militants behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The U.S. State Department says the Milli Muslim League is a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, a militant group founded …

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Islamic State claims attack on Christian family in Pakistan

Quetta, Pakistan, April 3 (Reuters) – The militant group Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for killing four members of a Christian family in southwestern Pakistan. A statement issued by the group claimed that militants belonging to ISIS fired on the group of Christians as they were travelling in the …

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Pakistan police arrest 10 men for ordering ‘revenge rape’

Islamabad, March 27, 2018 (AFP) -Police in central Pakistan have arrested 10 men for ordering the rape of a woman as revenge for a rape allegedly committed by her brother, officials said Tuesday. The incident happened on March 20 in Toba Tek Singh, a town in Punjab province 275 kilometres …

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Pakistanis distressed as Uighur wives vanish in China dragnet

Islamabad, March 25, 2018 (AFP) -Every autumn on the mountainous Karakoram Highway, part of the ancient Silk Road, groups of Pakistani merchants living in China’s far west would wave goodbye to their Chinese wives and cross the border to spend winter in their home country. As the snow piled high, …

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Police suspect mother strangled 3 kids in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a woman was depressed when she allegedly strangled her three children in the eastern city of Lahore. Police officer Bilal Zafar says Aniqa Khatoon inflicted several cuts on her forearms with a sharp blade Saturday before informing her father and police of the …

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His Highness the Amir congratulates Pakistan on national day

KUWAIT, March 23 (KUNA) — His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable to President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain, congratulating him on his country’s national day. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak …

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Pakistani troops foil suicide attack on convoy in southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says security forces have shot and killed a would-be suicide bomber after he opened fire on a security convoy on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta. Local police official Abdul Hakim says Thursday’s attack on paramilitary forces was foiled because of …

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