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Shootout near Kashmir Muslim shrine leaves four dead

Srinagar - A firefight near a 14th century Muslim shrine killed at least four in the Kashmir capital Wednesday and sparked protests in the city, police said.

Family of Pakistani Christian on death row pray for freedom

London - The family of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother who faces becoming the first person to be executed for blasphemy in Pakistan, said they hoped the Supreme Court would free her.

Islamist hardliners protest as Pakistan awaits blasphemy ruling

Lahore - Several thousand Islamist hardliners protested in Lahore Friday as Pakistan awaits a pivotal ruling in the country's most notorious blasphemy case, that of a Christian mother who has been on death row since 2010.

Pakistani judge removed over rare public criticism of ISI

Islamabad - A Pakistani high court judge who publicly accused the country's powerful intelligence service of manipulating judicial decisions to influence the last general election was removed from his post Thursday.

Hardliners threaten judges as Pakistan awaits blasphemy ruling

Islamabad - Religious hardliners in Pakistan Wednesday threatened judges and announced protests as the country awaits a Supreme Court ruling on the fate of a Christian woman who faces becoming the first person to be executed for blasphemy.

Pakistan's Mithi, an oasis of Muslim-Hindu tolerance

Bharo - Cows roam freely in the Pakistani city of Mithi, as in neighbouring India. Considered sacred animals among Hindus, they embody the religious tolerance of this community in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where minorities face heavy discrimination.

Pakistan's Mithi, an oasis of Muslim-Hindu tolerance

Bharo - Cows roam freely in the Pakistani city of Mithi, as in neighbouring India. Considered sacred animals among Hindus, they embody the religious tolerance of this community in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where minorities face heavy discrimination.

Pakistan to begin bailout talks with IMF: minister

Islamabad - Pakistan will begin talks with the International Monetary Fund for a bailout package to stabilise its teetering economy and plug dwindling reserves, its finance minister said Monday.

Pakistan Christian in last appeal on blasphemy death sentence

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court said it had reached a judgement Monday after hearing the final appeal of a Christian mother on death row for blasphemy, but that it will announce its ruling later in the notorious case, which has gone all the way to the Vatican...

Pakistan court hears last appeal of Christian facing blasphemy execution

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court said it had reached a judgement Monday after hearing the final appeal of a Christian mother on death row for blasphemy, but that it will announce its ruling later in the notorious case, which has gone all the way to the Vatican...

Pakistan opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested for graft

Islamabad - Pakistan opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif was arrested Friday for graft, officials said, the latest corruption allegation against the Sharif political dynasty that was ousted from power by ex-cricketer Imran Khan in elections this summer.

Saudi Arabia to invest in oil refinery in Pakistan's Gwadar

Islamabad - Saudi Arabia will invest in a new oil refinery in Pakistan's growing deep sea port of Gwadar, Islamabad announced Thursday.

UN court to mull case of Indian 'spy' facing death in Pakistan

Den Haag - The UN's top court said Wednesday it will hear arguments next year on the fate of an Indian national sentenced to death in Pakistan for alleged spying, a charge denied by New Delhi.

Pompeo, meeting Pakistan, calls on Taliban to negotiate

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Afghanistan's Taliban to come to the table to end the long-running war as he called on Pakistan to play a supportive role, the State Department said Wednesday.

India, Pakistan at UN trade blame over failed bid for talks

New York - India and Pakistan traded insults at the United Nations on Saturday after plans for a rare meeting between the foreign ministers in New York fell through.

Imran Khan's bid to crowdfund $14bn for Pakistan dams

Islamabad - It's a far cry from those sponsored Facebook posts asking you to invest in a start-up's new digital watch or an unbreakable phone case.

Cash cows: Pakistan PM's house auctions buffalos for austerity

Islamabad - The Pakistani premier's house milked its livestock reserves Thursday as dozens gathered for a buffalo auction in the capital Islamabad, in the latest push for Prime Minister Imran Khan's highly publicised austerity drive.

Six dead in Kashmir violence ahead of polls: Indian officials

Srinagar - Six people were killed in mounting violence ahead of local elections in Kashmir as Indian authorities imposed a curfew and suspended mobile internet services in the disputed territory on Thursday.

Seven soldiers killed in militant clashes in NW Pakistan

Islamabad - Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with militants in the country's northwest near the Afghan border on Saturday, the military said.

India cancels rare Pakistan meeting over 'brutal killings'

New Delhi - India on Friday cancelled rare talks between its foreign minister and her Pakistani counterpart set for next week on the sidelines of a major UN conference, just one day after saying it would go ahead, drawing an indignant response from Islamabad.

Pakistan invites Saudi to invest in China economic corridor

Islamabad - Islamabad has invited Saudi Arabia to invest in the Beijing-funded, multi-billion dollar infrastructure corridor being constructed in Pakistan, its information minister said Thursday, as concerns grow over the country's debt levels.

Saudi King Salman hosts Pakistan PM on first foreign visit

Apo - Saudi King Salman hosted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday on his maiden foreign visit since coming to power, state media said, as Islamabad seeks to stave off a financial crisis.

Former PM Nawaz released from prison following court orders

Islamabad - Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif was released from prison late Wednesday to be met by jubilant supporters after a court suspended his prison sentence for corruption pending an appeal hearing.

Pakistan court orders release of former PM Nawaz on bail

Islamabad - A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their prison sentences for corruption pending an appeal hearing, his lawyer said.

Pakistan court orders release of former PM Nawaz on bail: lawyer

Islamabad - A Pakistani court on Wednesday ordered the release of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, suspending their prison sentences pending an appeal hearing, his lawyer said.

Pakistan's Khan in Saudi Arabia on maiden foreign visit

Apo - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Saudi Arabia Tuesday on his first foreign visit since coming to power, with speculation swirling that he may be seeking economic assistance from the oil-rich ally.

Pakistan's Khan to visit Riyadh on first trip: officials

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will head to Riyadh on Tuesday for his first foreign visit since coming to power, officials said.

Pakistan mourns death of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of jailed ex-PM Sharif

Islamabad - Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died of cancer in London on Tuesday as her husband remains locked up in jail in his home country following his fall from power.

Turkmenistan seeks South Asian markets after power plant boost

Ashkhabad - Gas-rich Turkmenistan on Saturday hailed the expansion of a Soviet-era power plant that it hopes will become a hub for electricity exports to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Pakistan caves to Islamist pressure over minority economic advisor

Islamabad - Pakistan premier Imran Khan's government backed down Friday over its controversial decision to appoint a member of a persecuted religious minority as an economic advisor, underscoring the pressure it faces from hardline Islamists.
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