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Gunmen kill one in an attack on a hotel in Pakistan's Gwadar | news

Islamabad, Pakistan – Gunmen storming a five-star hotel in the southern Pakistani port of Gwadar killed at least one person, according to the authorities. At least three gunmen attempted to reach the Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar on Saturday afternoon entered, and killed a security guard when they stormed the building upstairs of the building, it said in the statement. …

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Pakistan's Dilemma: What to Do Against Native American Fighters?

Image copyright AFP / Getty Caption Maulana Masood Azhar founded JeM in 1999 – and is in "protective custody" Standing guard at the gates of a madrassa on the outskirts of Islamabad, was a stern-looking young man, armed with a seemingly mighty automatic rifle and a missing eye. Inside, one of the religious school leaders admitted it was "run by …

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India-Pakistan Crisis: Thousands of flights were disrupted worldwide, Pakistan's airspace is still closed

All international and domestic trade flights inside and outside Pakistan have been "canceled" for the time being, "Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority told CNN. Thousands of people were also stranded by affected airlines landing not only in Pakistan, but also flying over its airspace – one of the main routes from Southeast Asia to Europe. Thai Airways announced that all European …

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Pakistan's Prime Minister warns in Dubai of "painful" reforms news

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country needed "painful" economic reforms to reduce its debt soon after meeting with the IMF chief. In a speech at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday, Khan said his government faced a massive budget deficit when it took office in 2018 and sought to cut it. "I repeat, the reforms are …

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Pakistan's supreme court rejects the Islamists' appeal to lift the Christian woman's acquittal for blasphemy

Pakistan's Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy and ruled that she may now leave the country where she faces death threats. Asia Bibi was previously on death row for eight years. After being acquitted last October, she can leave Pakistan and join her daughters who have fled to Canada, where they have …

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Pakistan's former prime minister sentenced to 7 years in prison for corruption

ISLAMABAD – An anti-graft tribunal sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison on Monday for corruption on Monday, criticizing his party for making the decision a "black mark" in the justice system. The verdict came after Sharif was taken out of power last year on corruption charges. Sharif, who had his third term as prime minister, …

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Pakistan's Supreme Court acquires Asia Bibi, Christian woman on death row for blasphemy: NPR

Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardened religious political party, sing slogans during a protest action Wednesday against the court decision to overturn Asia Bibi's conviction. Arif Ali / AFP / Getty Images Hide caption Caption switch Arif Ali / AFP / Getty Images Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a religious religious party, sing slogans during a protest on Wednesday …

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Pakistan's opposition leader arrested for corruption allegations

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – The opposition leader in the Pakistani parliament, who is also the younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was arrested by anti-corruption officials on Friday. Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, leader of Pakistan's Muslim League-Nawaz, was arrested by officers of the National Accountability Bureau in eastern Lahore and will appear in court on Saturday, officials said. He is …

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The Myth of Austerity: Why PM Imran Khan's Populism Will not Solve Pakistan's Problems Asia | An in-depth look at news from across Europe | DW

Amid fears that the strained country may soon face a financial abyss, Prime Minister Imran Khan's newly elected government has introduced austerity measures to prevent Pakistan from providing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with a financial rescue plan. The government's quest for fewer VIP protocols has created a stir amongst the citizens who have long criticized the lavish lifestyle of …

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Pakistan's Prime Minister offers talks with arch rival India

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's newly appointed Prime Minister has offered to engage in a dialogue with arch-rival India to resolve conflicts between the two nuclear-armed nations, including the long-standing dispute over the Kashmir region. Imran Khan said in a tweet Tuesday that South Asian neighbors must talk to each other to resolve their differences. Khan also proposed trade agreements between the …

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