Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Leading Pakistani Journalist says Barred from Leaving Country over Article

ISLAMABAD, Oct 11  – A prominent Pakistani journalist says he has been barred from leaving the country after he wrote an article, denied by the authorities, about a rift between the government and the powerful military. Cyril Almeida’s name has been placed on the Exit Control List, his newspaper Dawn reported on Tuesday, citing officials.

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Pakistan Parliament Passes Legislation Against “Honour Killings”

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Oct 9 – Pakistan‘s parliament unanimously passed legislation against “honour killings” on Thursday, three months after the murder of an outspoken social media star. A joint session of the lower and upper houses of parliament, broadcast live on television, approved the new anti-honour killing law, removing a loophole in existing law

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