Pakistan’s Police Detain 1,500 in Crackdown on Opposition

October 31 – Pakistani police launched a nation-wide crackdown overnight, arresting at least 1,500 supporters of cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan ahead of an opposition rally planned later this week in Islamabad, officials said Monday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, two police officers said the number of those arrested overnight ranges between 1,500 and 1,800. The arrests

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At Least 55 Killed in Flash Floods in Northern Pakistan

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, April 4 – Flash floods triggered by heavy rain in Pakistan have killed at least 55 people and rescuers were trying on Monday to help thousands of survivors including some cut off by a landslide in a mountain valley, officials said. The weather system that brought the unusually heavy rain was

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Till Politics Do Us Part

Imran and Reham Khan’s divorce causes media meltdown By Fareed Qureshi In 2002, things were looking up for Pakistan’s media. Privately-owned television channels were booming; news outlets insisted they took the craft seriously and were setting out to eclipse the dry format of state-owned Pakistan Television. It was a veritable gold-rush; you couldn’t move for

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