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Tag Archives: Pakistan

US sanctions Kashmiri militant group Hizbul Mujahideen

:: The United States on Wednesday said it had sanctioned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups fighting in the Himalayan territory divided between Pakistan and India. The US Treasury Department, in a statement

Indian singers celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day in viral video

:: As Pakistan celebrates its 70th Independence Day, one group of Indian singers is attempting to soothe tensions between the two countries with an a capella rendition of the Pakistani national anthem. Posted on YouTube last week

Beijing-Islamabad friendship stronger than steel: Chinese leader

Wang Yang

:: Pakistan on Monday celebrated its 71st Independence Day, with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang saying the Beijing-Islamabad friendship “is stronger than steel and sweeter than honey”. Wang, who attended the flag hoisting ceremony at Islamabad’s Convention

Support Pakistan’s fight against terrorism: PM Abbasi to world community

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

:: Emphasising that terrorism is the biggest challenge confronting the world in the 21st century, Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday called on the international community to support Islamabad’s fight against the menace. In an

Pak President urges unity in national interest to ensure Constitution’s supremacy

Mamnoon Hussain

:: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain called for unity in the national interest to ensure supremacy of the country’s constitution on Monday. “In the wake of challenges confronted by the country today, it is imperative to promote moderation

Flag-hoisting in Islamabad marks Pakistan’s 70th Independence Day

:: Pakistan began celebrating its landmark 70th Independence anniversary on Monday with commemorative ceremonies held in cities across the country. The main ceremony is being held at Islamabad’s Convention Centre, where President Mamnoon Hussain hoisted the Pakistani

Flag-hoisting ceremonies in Riyadh, Jeddah

:: The Embassy of Pakistan will hold a flag-hoisting ceremony to celebrate the country’s Independence Day on Monday in Riyadh. The embassy has invited members of the Pakistani community along with their families to attend the ceremony

Deposed Pakistani PM calls for ‘revolution’ in talk to crowd

:: Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told thousands of supporters he would “change the fate of the country” despite being ousted by the Supreme Court, as he ended a four-day procession from Islamabad to Lahore on

Blast kills 15 in South West Pakistan: official

:: A powerful blast on Saturday night killed at least 15 people and wounded 32 others in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan, an official said. The blast occurred at a bus stop

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM to seek his parliament seat – party official

:: The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate last month after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office, a Sharif

Jihadi Glamour: Pakistani Taliban launches women’s magazine

:: The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad. The first edition of “Sunnat E

Four dead in Kashmir violence

:: Three rebels and one civilian were killed in violence in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, police said, two days after soldiers killed five fighters along the de-facto border with Pakistan. Inspector general of police Muneer Ahmed Khan

Truck bomb injures 34 in Pakistan’s Lahore

:: A truck bomb injured at least 34 people late Monday in Pakistan, officials said, in the latest bombing to rattle the eastern city of Lahore. “The explosive material was planted inside a truck which was loaded

Pakistan’s new Cabinet takes oath after Nawaz Sharif’s removal

:: Forty-three members of new Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s Cabinet were sworn in on Friday by President Mamnoon Hussain. Abbasi was elected interim prime minister on Aug. 1, winning an unprecedented number of votes in

Pakistan’s new PM backs sex harassment probe against Imran Khan

Imran Khan

:: Pakistan’s new prime minister Friday backed a parliamentary investigation into allegations of sexual harassment leveled by a female lawmaker against firebrand opposition leader Imran Khan, in a scandal that has gripped the conservative country. The scandal

‘Interim’ Pakistan PM may stay put amid doubts over Sharif’s brother

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

:: Interim Pakistani leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took control of prime ministerial duties on Thursday after a guard of honor amid growing uncertainty that the brother of ousted leader Nawaz Sharif will eventually take over the job

Panama Papers: Pakistan’s justice system catches up

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady

By : Dr. Mohamed Ramady :: Who says the long arm of justice does not catch up one day, irrespective of the position of the highest office holder? The news that Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime

Ally of Pakistan’s ousted PM nominated to replace him

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

:: A close ally of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday submitted papers in Parliament to become new premier, part of a two-part plan by the ruling party for a smooth transition that will see

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