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Pakistani court allows Islamist party backed by a radical cleric involved in terror attacks to enter elections

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court has ordered the country’s elections oversight body to register an Islamist party backed by a radical cleric who carries a U.S. bounty on his head for alleged involvement in terror attacks in India. Pakistan’s election commission on Friday said it was examining the order, …

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Bus, oil tanker collision kills 9 on a Pakistani highway

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say a passenger bus has collided head on with an oil tanker on an inter-city highway, killing nine people and injuring 30. A police officer says the accident took place near the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Abdus Shakoor says the bus was on its way …

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Hindu woman elected to Pakistan’s senate in historic first

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis have elected a woman from the country’s marginalized Hindu minority to the senate for the first time ever in an election in which a Taliban-linked cleric was defeated. Krishna Kumari, a member of the Pakistan People’s Party, hails from the so-called untouchables, the lowest rung of …

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Gunmen open fire on officer in SW Pakistan, killing 2 guards

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police say gunmen have opened fire on a vehicle carrying a senior police officer in the southwestern city of Quetta, killing two of his guards but the officer escaped unhurt. Abdur Razzaq Cheema, police chief in Quetta, said the target of Wednesday’s attack was Hameedullah Dasti. …

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Shifting alliances as Pakistan manages relationship with US

ISLAMABAD (AP) — As Pakistan navigates its troubled relationship with the United States and scrambles to avoid being blacklisted for doing too little, too late to stop terror funding, regional alliances are shifting and analysts ponder whether a cozier relationship with countries like Russia will complicate efforts to move toward …

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‘US embarrassing Pakistan’

Pak brushes off concerns: Pakistan’s de facto finance minister, Miftah Ismail, has brushed off concerns that economic growth will suffer because of the country’s reinclusion on a terrorist financing watch list, and lashed out against the United States for seeking to “embarrass” his nation. Washington last week persuaded member states …

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Pakistan averts financial watchlist over militancy funding

Islamabad, Feb 21, 2018 (AFP) -Pakistan has narrowly avoided being targeted by a global watchdog over terrorism financing, the foreign minister said, after reports that the US had supported a motion to place its ally on the group’s watchlist. Pakistan was granted a three-month reprieve by the Financial Action Task …

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UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. children’s agency has singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth. The report is part of UNICEF’s new campaign, launched on Tuesday, to raise awareness to bring down neonatal mortality …

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Pakistan cricketer turned politician Imran Khan marries 3rd time

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s cricket legend turned politician Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time by marrying a faith healer, his party announced on Monday. The nuptials ended rumors that had been swirling for months about Khan considering a third marriage, after having been divorced twice. Fawad …

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Suicide bomber kills 7 people in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, Jan 10, (RTRS): A bomb went off in the centre of the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the province of Balochistan, killing seven people and wounding 23 on Tuesday, police and hospital officials said. The blast targeted a police truck close to a high security area where …

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