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Top Pakistani activist says prevented from leaving country

Lahore - Pakistani authorities refused to let a top human rights lawyer leave the country, citing her "anti-state activities", she told AFP on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest example of an ongoing rights crackdown.

Pakistan says Taliban show 'willingness' to reduce Afghan violence

Islamabad - Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday said the Taliban has shown "a willingness" to reduce violence in war-torn Afghanistan after more than 18 years fighting the US, sparking speculation that a potential breakthrough in talks with the Americans may b...

Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio

Islamabad - Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site for a leap in the number of cases.

Death toll rises to at least 100 after Pakistan snow, avalanches

Muzaffarabad - Search teams found the bodies of 14 people buried by avalanches and heavy snowfall in Pakistani-administered Kashmir Wednesday, with harsh weather hampering rescuers as they race to find any survivors, officials said.

More than 130 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Islamabad - Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall.

Pakistan court annuls Musharaff's death sentence

Lahore - A Pakistan court on Monday annulled the death sentence handed to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, ruling a special court which found him guilty of treason last year was unconstitutional, a government prosecutor told AFP.

Pakistan FM to visit Iran, Saudi in bid to defuse tensions

Islamabad - Pakistan's foreign minister is visiting Tehran on Sunday in a bid to defuse rising tensions in the region after the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike.

At least 15 dead in Pakistan mosque suicide bombing

Quetta - A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in southwestern Pakistan during evening prayers Friday, killing at least 15 people and wounding 19 others, officials said.The blast took place in a satellite town of Quetta, the province's main city.

At least 10 dead in SW Pakistan mosque bombing: police

Quetta - At least 10 people were killed and 16 others wounded in a bomb blast during evening prayers at a mosque in southwestern Pakistan on Friday, police and a doctor said.

Top Pakistani novelist says military seized Urdu versions of his book

Islamabad - Acclaimed Pakistani novelist Mohammed Hanif has accused the country’s powerful intelligence agency of confiscating Urdu translations of his first novel, which satirises the armed forces.

Pakistan urges US and Iran to ratchet down tensions

Islamabad - Pakistan’s foreign minister said Monday the country would not be dragged into any conflict between the US and Iran as he urged both sides to lower tensions following the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani last week.

Back to pre-internet stone age in offline Indian Kashmir

Srinagar - In remote Indian Kashmir people have been offline since August, queuing for hours to pay bills or using government "internet kiosks".

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Saturday sentenced a university professor to death for blasphemy under a law that critics say is often used to target minorities and liberal activists.

US removes Sudan from religious freedom blacklist

Washington - The United States on Friday lifted fast-changing Sudan from a blacklist for religious freedom violations as it issued warnings to Nigeria, Cuba and Nicaragua.

Pakistan military condemns death sentence of former chief Musharraf

Islamabad - Exiled former Pakistani military leader Pervez Musharraf was sentenced to death Tuesday after being found guilty of treason, a verdict swiftly condemned by the armed forces which have ruled the country for almost half its 72-year history.

Three patients die as lawyers clash with doctors in Pakistan hospital

Islamabad - At least three heart patients died on Wednesday after a group of lawyers attacked doctors at a cardiac hospital in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, officials and ministers said.

China's diplomatic push in Asia sees mixed results: study

Bejing - China has spent billions of dollars to project soft power in Asia but it has struggled to win the hearts and minds of ordinary citizens in parts of the region, a study said Tuesday.

Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

Karachi - Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease.

Restive Kashmir marks 100 days since India stripped autonomy

Srinagar - Kashmir on Tuesday marked 100 days since India stripped the restive Himalayan valley of its autonomy and imposed a strict communications blackout, with local journalists protesting the internet blackout.

Pakistan installs statue of Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir

Karachi - Pakistan has put on display a statue of an Indian pilot whose plane was shot down over Kashmir earlier this year, invoking the ire of India's media.

Sikhs celebrate founder Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

Islamabad - It is one of the biggest birthday celebrations in the world: millions of Sikhs will Tuesday mark the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of their religion, the Guru Nanak.

Hundreds of Indian Sikhs make historic pilgrimage to Pakistan

Hundreds of Indian Sikhs made a historic pilgrimage to Pakistan on Saturday, crossing through a white gate to reach one of their religion's holiest sites, after a landmark deal between the two countries separated by the 1947 partition of the subcontine...

Ailing Pakistan ex-PM Sharif seeks permission to travel abroad

Islamabad - The family of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif are trying to get a travel ban against him lifted so that he can go abroad for medical treatment, one of his close aides told AFP on Friday.

India strips British Modi critic of overseas citizenship

New Delhi - An Indian-origin British journalist critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lost his Indian overseas citizenship, a move campaigners said underlined the government's hostility to a free press.

Sikhs await opening of corridor to sacred shrine in Pakistan

A corridor that will allow Sikhs to cross from India into Pakistan to visit one of the religion's holiest sites is set to open Saturday, with thousands expected to make a pilgrimage interrupted by decades of conflict.

Protest leader calls on Pakistan PM to resign in 48 hours

Islamabad - Tens of thousands of Islamists rallied alongside opposition supporters in Pakistan's capital Friday, as the firebrand cleric leading the protests called on Prime Minister Imran Khan's government to step down within 48 hours.

Mourners in Pakistan town bury victims of train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

Pakistan capital braces for Islamist march

Islamabad - Schools were shuttered and entry points to Islamabad sealed off Thursday as thousands of Islamist protesters aiming to unseat the government converged on the Pakistan capital.

Indian Kashmir formally ceases to be a state

Srinagar - India's Muslim-majority region of Kashmir was formally divided on Thursday, almost three months after losing its autonomy in a move that triggered violence and stoked tensions with arch-rival Pakistan.
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