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India

Syed Raza Hassan

Pakistan army orders probe into alleged abduction of top provincial police official following outcry

21 Oct 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's army has ordered a probe into the alleged abduction of a provincial police chief, the military's public relations wing said on Tuesday, following an outcry over the incident.

Pakistan opposition holds mass rally calling for PM Khan to go

19 Oct 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Tens of thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi on Sunday as part of a campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they accuse of being installed by the military in a rigged election two years ago.

Remittances to Pakistan top $2 billion for fourth month

12 Oct 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Remittances from Pakistani workers employed abroad increased to $2.3 billion in September, a 31.2% rise year-on-year and up 9% compared to the previous month, the country's central bank said on Monday.

Pakistani court rules deadly 2012 blaze was arson, sentences two to death

22 Sep 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's deadliest industrial fire, which killed more than 260 garment factory workers in 2012, was a case of arson and not an accident, a court ruled on Tuesday as it sentenced two former political party activists to death for starting it.

Pakistani court rules deadly 2012 blaze was arson, sentences two to death

22 Sep 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept 22 Pakistan's deadliest industrial fire, which killed over 260 factory workers in 2012, was a case of arson and not an accident, a court ruled on Tuesday, as it sentenced two men to death who were previously affiliated with a political party currently part of the ruling government coalition.

Pakistan central bank holds interest rate at 7% as outlook improves

21 Sep 2020

KARACHI Pakistan's central bank held its benchmark policy rate at 7% on Monday, saying the economy looked set to pick up due to the lifting of lockdown restrictions aimed at curbing the coronavirus pandemic though risks remained.

Pakistani students back in school after more than six months

15 Sep 2020

KARACHI Millions of students in Pakistan returned to classes on Tuesday after a break of six months, as schools and colleges began to reopen for the first time since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

Pakistani journalist arrested for defaming military

12 Sep 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan A Pakistani journalist who has been a vocal critic of the military, government, and religious extremist groups, has been arrested on charges of defaming the country's powerful army and spreading religious hatred, police said on Friday.

Pakistan to begin reopening educational institutions next week

07 Sep 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Schools in Pakistan will begin reopening in phases from next week following a fall in new coronavirus case numbers, officials said, ending a long closure that led to exam cancellations and threw students' grades into chaos.

Floods kill 23 in Pakistan financial hub amid house collapses, power cuts

28 Aug 2020

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's flooded financial capital of Karachi was plunged into chaos on Friday with power cuts, streets under water and cellphone outages caused by heavy rain as authorities said at least 23 people had been killed in downpours the previous day.

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