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Pakistan acquits Christian couple facing death for blasphemy

Jun. 03, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani appeals court on Thursday acquitted a Christian couple sentenced to death on blasphemy charges for allegedly insulting Islam's Prophet Muhammad, their defense lawyer said. The appeal of their 2014 death penalty by Shagufta Kausar and her...

Father of Londoner found dead in Pakistan demands justice

May. 21, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The father of a British woman of Pakistani origin who was found dead at a home in the eastern city of Lahore said he was dissatisfied with a police probe into the murder, but investigators on Friday said they were on the right track. Muhammad...

Pakistan opposition leader prevented from leaving country

May. 08, 2021 04:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s ailing opposition leader, who has been charged with corruption, was turned back on Saturday at the international airport in Lahore and prevented from leaving the country, his party spokesperson said. Shahbaz Sharif, head of the opposition...

Pakistan allows indicted opposition leader to travel abroad

May. 07, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A top Pakistani court on Friday granted permission to the country’s ailing opposition leader, who has been charged with corruption, to travel abroad for medical treatment. The Lahore High Court ruled that Shahbaz Sharif may travel abroad from...

Pakistan court grants bail to opposition leader

Apr. 22, 2021 07:02 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court granted bail on Thursday to the country's opposition leader, about seven months after he was arrested by an anti-graft body over alleged involvement in money laundering. Shahbaz Sharif is the leader of the opposition in the...

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

Apr. 19, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 police a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces, the country’s interior minister said Monday. Supporters of the hard-line...

3 killed as police crack down on hard-line group in Pakistan

Apr. 18, 2021 08:46 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A crackdown by Pakistani security forces on protesting supporters of a banned Islamist party left at least three people dead and 20 others injured Sunday, a police official and a party spokesman said. Lahore police spokesman Rana Arif said...

Pakistan briefly blocks social media amid anti-France rally

Apr. 16, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan briefly blocked access to all social media on Friday after days of violent anti-French protests across the country by radical Islamists opposed to cartoons they consider blasphemous. Sites including Twitter and Facebook were blocked for...

France asks citizens to leave Pakistan amid violent protests

Apr. 15, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all of its nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country after anti-France violence erupted in the Islamic nation over the arrest of a radical leader. Saad Rizvi was arrested Monday...

Pakistan interior minister recommends ban on Islamist party

Apr. 14, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister on Wednesday recommended a ban on an Islamist political party whose supporters held violent rallies this week to condemn the arrest of their leader that left at least five people dead. Saad Rizvi, an Islamist cleric, had...