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Pakistan student stabbed 23 times fights to see her attacker jailed

Lahore - A Pakistani law student has emerged as a women's rights crusader after she was stabbed 23 times in a busy street only to see her alleged attacker walk free, igniting outrage across the deeply patriarchal country.

Pakistan says group linked to Mumbai attacks can't contest election

Islamabad - A Pakistani group linked to the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks was denied permission Wednesday to register as a political party just weeks before national polls, officials said.

Pakistan army denies abducting British activist

Islamabad - Pakistan's army has denied abducting a British-Pakistani activist known for criticising the military, in an incident that prompted a wave of condemnation and increased fears of a crackdown on free speech.

Pakistan extends curfew in border region after clashes

Peshawar - Authorities in Pakistan's restive tribal region expanded a 24-hour curfew along the Afghan border to avert further clashes between tribesmen and militants after at least three people were killed and dozens injured in recent days, officials said Wednesd...

Abducted British-Pakistani activist freed in Lahore: family

Lahore - A British-Pakistani activist known for her criticism of Pakistan's military was briefly abducted late Tuesday by unknown men in the eastern city of Lahore, her family said, prompting fears she had been forcibly disappeared.

Pakistan military hits back at criticism as elections loom

Islamabad - Pakistan's military hit back at mounting criticism of its long campaign against militancy and stressed its support for upcoming elections in a major public relations offensive on Monday.

Pakistan, India vow to stop ceasefire violations in Kashmir

Islamabad - Pakistan and India have promised to end ceasefire violations in disputed Kashmir, their militaries said, following the highest levels of violence between the nuclear-armed rivals in the restive region in 15 years.

Pakistan military says ex-spy chief will not be allowed to leave country

Islamabad - Pakistan's military Monday took the unprecedented step of preventing a former spy chief from leaving the country, after he ignited a storm by co-authoring a book that touches on Pakistan's alleged roles in Afghanistan and Kashmir.

Pakistan appoints former chief justice as caretaker PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's ruling and opposition parties on Monday announced the appointment of a former Supreme Court chief justice as caretaker prime minister.

Imran Khan eyes victory as Pakistan announces elections on July 25

Islamabad - Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan's party vowed Sunday to oust the country's "corrupt" rulers, as the nuclear-armed state announced it will hold general elections on July 25.

Pakistan military summons ex-spy chief over book controversy

Islamabad - Pakistan's army has summoned the ex-head of the intelligence agency, accusing him of violating the military code of conduct over a book he co-authored with the former spy chief of arch rival India.

Pakistan votes to bring tribal areas into political fold

Islamabad - Pakistan passed legislation Thursday paving the way for its restive tribal areas, long a focal point in the global war on terror, to enter the political mainstream, ending a colonial-era arrangement that endorsed collective punishment and fuelled milit...

Pakistan votes to bring tribal areas into political fold

Islamabad - Pakistan passed legislation Thursday paving the way for its restive tribal areas to enter the mainstream political fold, bringing an ending to a colonial-era arrangement that endorsed collective punishment and fuelled militancy.

Pakistan buries teen killed in Texas school shooting

Karachi - Hundreds mourned a Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last week during her burial in Karachi Wednesday.

Dozens feared killed in Karachi heatwave: charity

Karachi - Dozens of people are feared to have died in a heatwave gripping Pakistan's largest city Karachi this week, a charity in the sprawling metropolis said Tuesday, as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 degrees Fahrenheit).

Wrongful imprisonment sheds light on slow justice in Pakistan

Karachi - Asma Nawab spent two decades in jail, wrongfully accused of murdering her family. Finally acquitted, she is seeking a new life, free from whispers and memories, as her plight draws fresh questions over Pakistan's woeful justice system.

'Nightmare': Pakistan family mourns daughter killed in Texas shooting

Karachi - Abdul Aziz learned about the US school shooting in which his 17-year-old daughter was killed from CNN, with the story airing live as he broke his Ramadan fast thousands of miles away in Pakistan.

Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities

- Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people.

Pakistan's top judge orders probe into deadliest terror attack

Peshawar - Pakistan's top judge has ordered the first official investigation into the country's deadliest terror attack, a massacre at a school that killed more than 150 people in 2014, authorities said Thursday.

Pakistan police say Italian woman 'strangled to death'

Islamabad - Pakistani police Wednesday said an Italian woman who died under suspicious circumstances last month was strangled to death, in a case that made headlines in Italy over claims she was murdered in a so-called honour killing.
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