Pakistan

Pakistan Investigating Social Media Users for Anti-Army Posts: Official

By Mubasher Bukhari and Saad Sayeed LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD, May 22 – Pakistan has begun a crackdown on online criticism of its powerful military, with up to 200 social media accounts under investigation, a security official said on Monday. The crackdown is being carried out by the civilian Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) after Interior Minister Chaudhry

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World Court Orders Pakistan Temporarily Not to Execute Alleged Indian Spy

AMSTERDAM, May 18 – The World Court on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute an Indian citizen convicted of spying until it has had time to hear an argument from India that Pakistan violated an international treaty guaranteeing diplomatic help to foreigners accused of capital crimes. The court, formally known as the International Court of

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India Asks World Court to Bar Pakistan from Executing Alleged Spy

By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE, May 15 – India asked World Court judges on Monday to order Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian citizen Islamabad says is a captured spy, a case that has escalated tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. India argued in a preliminary hearing at the U.N. court,

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Pakistan Signs Nearly $500 mln in China Deals at Silk Road Summit

By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, May 14 – Pakistan signed new deals with China on Saturday worth nearly $500 million ahead of Beijing’s international forum on its “Silk Road” trade and infrastructure initiative for Asia, Africa and Europe, the Pakistani government said. The memorandums of understanding add to $57 billion already pledged for the China-Pakistan Economic

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Trump to Meet Muslim Leaders at Summit in Saudi Arabia

King Abdullah II of Jordan, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou are among leaders invited by Saudi King Salman for a summit with US President Donald Trump. The Arab-Islamic-American Summit will be among a series of talks expected to be held in Riyadh between May 20-21, Saudi officials said. Trump has frequently been accused

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Video of Kidnapped Pakistani Workers Pleading for Help

By Saud Mehsud ISLAMABAD, May 9 – Six Pakistanis working for a Polish oil company who were kidnapped by Taliban militants in November pleaded for their lives in a video released on Tuesday by a militant faction. Pakistani #Taliban #TTP #Sajna group released the video of 6 kidnapped workers of a foreign #Oil and #Gas

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Iran warns will hit militant “safe havens” inside Pakistan

LONDON, May 8 – The head of the Iranian armed forces warned Islamabad on Monday that Tehran would hit bases inside Pakistan if the government does not confront Sunni militants who carry out cross-border attacks. Ten Iranian border guards were killed by militants last month. Iran said Jaish al Adl, a Sunni militant group, had

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Is Pakistan’s solar power poised to take off amid energy crisis?

By Rina Saeed Khan ISLAMABAD, May 8 – Solar energy production in Pakistan is poised to take off – just as the South Asian country is ramping up coal production to help plug a crippling power crisis, energy experts say. New high quality solar maps – essential to securing financing for major solar projects –

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Beyond The Scars

Fearless women stand up against acid attacks By Meera Pattni “I saw my dad, I hugged him and his entire shirt got burned, even after twenty buckets of water were poured on me,” says Laxmi Agarwal. Agarwal was attacked with acid in 2005 while she was on her way to Delhi’s Khan Market. The reason? She

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