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Pakistan's ex-premier calls off planned sit-in, demands vote

May. 26, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called off a planned, open-ended sit-in in Islamabad on Thursday, temporarily assuaging fears of a protracted civil conflict after he led thousands on a march toward Parliament and demanded the government's resignation. ...

Pakistani ex-PM Khan demands new elections be set in 6 days

May. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan early Thursday warned Pakistan's government to set new elections in the next six days or he will again march on the capital along with 3 million people. Khan spoke at a rally of thousands of demonstrators in Islamabad...

Pakistan bans Imran Khan's rally, cracks down on supporters

May. 24, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Tuesday banned ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan from holding a massive, planned rally in the capital of Islamabad and cracked down on his supporters in overnight raids across the country, arresting hundreds. The ban came hours after a policeman was...

Pakistan courts bar police from arresting several TV anchors

May. 23, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Pakistan's capital on Monday ordered police not to arrest several journalists without its permission, days after complaints were lodged accusing the TV anchors of inciting hatred against the military. The order by Athar Minallah, chief justice at the...

Pakistan's defiant ex-premier calls for march on Islamabad

May. 22, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for his supporters to march peacefully on Islamabad on May 25th, to press for fresh elections. Khan, who served as prime minister for over three and half years, was ousted in a...

Pakistani court orders probe into ex-minister's arrest

May. 22, 2022 03:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Pakistan's capital has ordered an investigation into the controversial arrest of a former human rights minister over a decades old land dispute. Chief Justice Ather Minallah of the Islamabad High Court late Saturday ordered the probe in response to a...

Daughter: Pakistani police arrested former rights minister

May. 21, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former human rights minister was arrested Saturday in the capital over a decades-old land grabbing allegation, her daughter and another former minister said. Shireen Mazari, who served in the Cabinet-level position under former Prime Minister Imran Khan,...

Militant attacks hurt Pakistan relations with Afghan Taliban

May. 19, 2022 04:49 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Faced with rising violence, Pakistan is taking a tougher line to pressure Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers to crack down on militants hiding on their soil, but so far the Taliban remain reluctant to take action — trying instead to broker a peace. Last month came a...

Pakistan Taliban extend truce for more talks with government

May. 18, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday said they are extending a cease-fire with the government until May 30, after the two sides held an initial round of talks hosted by the Afghan Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan. The spokesman for the militant group, Mohammad...

Pakistan ups security for ex-PM Khan over deadly plot claims

May. 16, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan beefed up security around former Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday, the interior ministry said, two days after he had claimed at a rally in eastern Punjab province that there was a plot to assassinate him. The ministry said in a statement that dozens of...