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Pakistan Rejects U.S. Sanctions Against Kashmir Militant

ISLAMABAD, June 27 – Pakistan came out in defence of militants fighting Indian security forces in Kashmir on Tuesday, saying it was a legitimate struggle for freedom, after the United States put the head of one of the groups on its list of global terrorists. The U.S. State Department’s designation of Syed Salahuddin, the head

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Pakistan PM Hits Out at ‘Slandering’ of His Family Over Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday lashed out at what he called the “slandering” of his family in connection with an investigation of their wealth, and said unidentified people with agendas against him posed a danger to the country. Sharif was speaking after

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Pakistan’s PM Appears Before Panel Investigating Family Wealth

By Drazen Jorgic and Saad Sayeed ISLAMABAD, June 15 – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before a panel investigating his family’s wealth on Thursday, the first time a Pakistani prime minister has been grilled by an investigative agency. The scrutiny of Sharif has gripped Pakistan, but the investigation – ordered by the Supreme Court –

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“Truck art” Tradition Trundles Along in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, June 13 – They pollute the roads and chug along at a snail’s pace, but to their Pakistani owners the rickety trucks are moving pieces of art, commanding attention with garish portraits of flowers, Islamic art, and snow-capped Himalayan peaks. South Asian “truck art” has become a global phenomenon, inspiring gallery exhibitions abroad and

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Pakistan’s Sharif to be Questioned over Family’s Wealth

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan June 12 – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be questioned on Thursday by investigators probing how his family obtained its vast wealth, the first time a sitting Pakistani premier has appeared before any investigative agency. Sharif’s office on Monday confirmed the prime minister had received a summons by

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Pakistan Reopens Afghanistan Border Crossing After Deadly Clash

KABUL, May 28 – Pakistan reopened a major border crossing with Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, more than three weeks after several people were killed when troops from both sides exchanged fire for hours. The Chaman crossing into Afghanistan’s Kandahar province was reopened on “humanitarian grounds” after Afghan officials submitted a request, according to a

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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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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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After Air Crash, Pakistan Fights Over Legacy of Rock Star-Turned-Cleric

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 – The death of Junaid Jamshed, a Pakistani rock star-turned-evangelist, in a plane crash on Wednesday has stirred debate over his legacy, raising questions that cut to the heart of Pakistan’s widening cultural schisms. Jamshed, 52, was one of Pakistan’s first rock stars before abandoning music to advocate a

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