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Pakistan ex-president Zardari arrested over graft charges

Islamabad - Former Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari was arrested Monday after his bail application was rejected in connection with a high-profile money laundering case that saw millions allegedly siphoned out of the country.

British Airways resumes Pakistan flights after a 10-year absence

Islamabad - British Airways landed back in Pakistan Monday, in a major vote of confidence from a Western airline after suspending operations due to security fears over a decade ago.

Pakistan man murders HIV positive wife in epidemic-hit south

Karachi - A Pakistani man killed his HIV positive wife Wednesday in southern Pakistan, where hundreds of people have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, stirring panic and casting a light on the country’s dismal public health standards.

Pakistan MP accuses officials of lying about clash between activists, military

Peshawar - A Pakistani parliamentarian and civil rights leader on Wednesday accused authorities of lying about a violent clash between Pashtun activists and security forces over the weekend as tensions soar between the military and rights group.

Over 600 people test HIV positive in Pakistan city

Islamabad - Pakistan said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a city in the southern Sindh province.

Pakistani who taught 'American Taliban' hails his release

Islamabad - A Pakistani religious teacher who spent six months with "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh has hailed his release, describing him as a "good person" who became upset over the situation in Afghanistan, Kashmir and Palestine.

Pakistan orders release of cleric who led Asia Bibi protests

Lahore - A Pakistani court has ordered the release on bail of a hardline cleric who last year paralysed the country by orchestrating violent protests against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, a Christian accused of blasphemy, his organisation said Tuesday.

Pakistan PM slams hotel attack as bid to damage economy

Islamabad - An attack on a luxury hotel in the southwestern city of Gwadar was a bid to "sabotage prosperity", Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said Sunday, as police confirmed all the attackers had been killed.

Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan port city of Gwadar

Islamabad - At least one person has been killed after three gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Gwadar, the centrepiece of a multi-billion dollar Chinese infrastructure project, the military said Saturday.

Pakistan turns to science, infuriating moonsighting mullahs

Islamabad - Imran Khan's government has drawn the ire of conservative mullahs with calls for a science-based lunar calendar to calculate the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Pakistan, which faces an annual controversy over the date.

Pakistan's muted response as Asia Bibi flees to Canada

Islamabad - After 10 years of political turmoil, assassinations and violent demonstrations, Asia Bibi's exit from Pakistan was met largely with silence, as the country appeared to seek a quiet close to a turbulent chapter.

Suicide blast at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least 10

Lahore - A suicide blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least 10 people and wounded 24 in the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, police said, in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

Blast in Pakistan's Lahore kills at least three, wounds 15: state media

Lahore - A blast at one of Pakistan's oldest and most popular Sufi shrines killed at least three people and wounded 15 in the eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, state media reported, as the country marks the fasting month of Ramadan.

Op-Ed: China to create global military bases for Belt and Road, says DoD

Washington - The United States Department of Defense expects China to site international military bases to protect the Belt and Road infrastructure and assets. This is a very debatable issue.

Pakistan police arrest doctor after 90 infected by HIV syringe

Karachi - At least 90 people, including 65 children, are believed to have been infected with the HIV virus in Pakistan by a doctor using a contaminated syringe, officials said Friday.

China frees 'lost' Uighur wives but at a price, families say

Islamabad - Their Uighur wives vanished in 2017, swept up in a Chinese dragnet tackling Islamic extremism, now they've been released -- but the Pakistani husbands left behind say freedom has come at a price: The women must prove their "adaptability to Chinese soci...

Polio vaccine fears spread panic in Pakistan

Peshawar - More than 25,000 children were rushed to hospitals in northwest Pakistan after rumours spread that some had suffered reactions to a polio vaccine, officials said Tuesday.

Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

Islamabad - The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

Islamabad - The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan's finance minister resigns ahead of IMF deal

Islamabad - Pakistan's finance minister Asad Umar has stepped down, he announced Thursday, with no replacement yet named as Islamabad seeks a crucial bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund.
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