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Pakistani court convicts ex-lawmaker for substance misuse
Pakistani court convicts ex-lawmaker for substance misuseHanif Abbasi, a leader of the former ruling party Pakistan Muslim League-N, was immediately arrested following the hearing in the garrison city of Rawalpindi after Judge Mohammad Akram Khan announced ...read more
Source: The Washington Post
Published on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 13:03:00 GMT
The town that doesn't vote: Pakistan's Ahmadis say forced to abstain
The town that doesn't vote: Pakistan's Ahmadis say forced to abstainRABWAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - There are no campaign posters in the Pakistani town of Rabwah, and no election rallies on its streets. Though they could be an influential bloc in a key electoral battlegr...read more
Source: Reuters
Published on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:41:00 GMT
Pakistan Candidate Kills Himself After Sons Oppose Him
Pakistan Candidate Kills Himself After Sons Oppose HimLAHORE, Pakistan — Police in Pakistan say an independent candidate for parliament has shot himself to death after his sons disagreed with his politics. Officer Ishfaq Khan said Saturday that Mohammad ...read more
Source: The New York Times
Published on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 04:39:00 GMT
Pakistan reverses order to try ex-PM Sharif in jail
Pakistan reverses order to try ex-PM Sharif in jailPakistani authorities have reversed this week's controversial order that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif be tried on corruption charges in jail for security reasons. Information Minister Ali Zafar ...read more
Source: Chicago Tribune
Published on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 22:40:00 GMT
Arrests and intimidation fuel fears of ‘dirty’ election in Pakistan
Arrests and intimidation fuel fears of ‘dirty’ election in PakistanImran Khan addressing supporters at a rally in Multan in Punjab on Friday. Photograph: S Mirza/AFP/Getty Widespread allegations that the military is working behind the scenes to swing Pakistan’s elect...read more
Source: The Guardian
Published on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 10:41:00 GMT
Journalists rights group criticizes environment in Pakistan
Journalists rights group criticizes environment in PakistanISLAMABAD — An international organization that advocates for the rights of journalists has raised questions about conditions that media face in Pakistan ahead of parliamentary elections. The Committee ...read more
Source: The Washington Post
Published on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 00:12:00 GMT
As Pakistan prepares for elections, its powerful military appears to be meddling
As Pakistan prepares for elections, its powerful military appears to be meddlingFive years ago, one elected government in Pakistan stepped down to make way for another, marking the first peaceful democratic transition in a country that has been under military rule for much of its ...read more
Source: Los Angeles Times
Published on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:00:00 GMT
Pakistan’s Military Wields More Influence Ahead of National Election
Pakistan’s Military Wields More Influence Ahead of National ElectionLAHORE, Pakistan—This nation’s military is working behind the scenes to manipulate this month’s election to try to produce a government it can better control, politicians and human-rights groups said. ...read more
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Published on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Pakistan: Engagements With US Over Afghanistan to 'Yield More Positive Results'
Pakistan: Engagements With US Over Afghanistan to 'Yield More Positive Results'Following years of an acrimonious blame game, the Pakistan and U.S. militaries appear to be engaged again in tactical counterterrorism cooperation for promoting a negotiated settlement to the war in A...read more
Source: Voice of America
Published on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:45:00 GMT
Military’s Influence Casts a Shadow Over Pakistan’s Election
Military’s Influence Casts a Shadow Over Pakistan’s ElectionLAHORE, Pakistan — The phone calls started last month, said Rana Iqbal Siraj: intimidating, anonymous demands that he defect from the party that governed Pakistan for the past five years and tried to ...read more
Source: The New York Times
Published on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:28:00 GMT
Money laundering scam: Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari declared absconder by FIA
Money laundering scam: Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari declared absconder by FIAKARACHI: Former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on Saturday were declared as absconders by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in connection with a money laundering ...read more
Source: The New Indian Express
Published on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:50:00 GMT
Fearful for decades, Pakistan's main parties now openly campaign in Karachi
Fearful for decades, Pakistan's main parties now openly campaign in KarachiKARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - For over 25 years, maverick political leader Altaf Hussain had an iron grip on Karachi, able to bring Pakistan’s largest city to a standstill with a single phone call. Bu...read more
Source: Reuters
Published on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:47:00 GMT