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Saad Sayeed

21 Apr 2017

Pakistan Supreme Court rejects call to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but it ordered further investigations.

20 Apr 2017

Pakistan awaits Supreme Court ruling that could disqualify PM

ISLAMABAD Police in riot gear on Thursday surrounded Pakistan's highest court in the capital, Islamabad, as it prepared to deliver a decision that could unseat Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations related to the Panama Papers leaks.

19 Apr 2017

Pakistan braces for Supreme Court decision that could remove PM

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI A looming Supreme Court decision that could disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over corruption allegations had the country on edge Wednesday, as a drawn-out investigation related to the "Panama Papers" leaks neared a conclusion.

17 Apr 2017

Pakistan says captured Islamic State bomber before planned Easter attack

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's military captured a would-be Islamic State female suicide bomber in the cultural capital of Lahore before she could carry out an attack on the Christian community during Easter celebrations, the army's chief spokesman said on Monday.

03 Apr 2017

Pakistan resumes repatriation of Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD Pakistan resumed the repatriation of Afghan refugees on Monday, sending nearly 1,200 people back across the heavily guarded northern Torkham border, an official at the United Nation's refugee body said.

02 Apr 2017

Tired of abuse, Pakistani feminists ride bikes to claim public space

ISLAMABAD Dozens of women in Pakistan took part in female-only bike races in major cities on Sunday, in an event organised to challenge male dominance of public spaces in the country.

30 Mar 2017

Cousin of Pakistan's first Nobel laureate killed in sectarian attack

ISLAMABAD A prominent member of Pakistan's minority Ahmadi community and relative of its first Nobel Prize winner was gunned down on Thursday in an attack claimed by banned militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

23 Mar 2017

Pakistan seeks Facebook meeting, threatens action over blasphemy

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said on Wednesday, adding that he had requested a meeting with Facebook.

22 Mar 2017

Pakistan seeks Facebook meeting, threatens action over blasphemy

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will punish social media companies that fail to take action against online blasphemy, the interior minister said on Wednesday, adding that he had requested a meeting with Facebook.

03 Mar 2017

With rocketing population, Pakistan to conduct first census in 19 years

ISLAMABAD Fast-growing Pakistan will conduct its first census in 19 years in March, the statistics bureau said on Thursday, hoping to end years of wrangling by politicians concerned about how a survey would affect the makeup of their local electorates.

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