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More than 3,000 Pakistanis return home from Kyrgyzstan after recent attacks on foreigners

May. 22, 2024 04:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has repatriated more than 3,000 Pakistanis, mostly students, from Kyrgyzstan in the past week after recent attacks on foreigners over an unknown dispute with migrants, the deputy prime minister said Wednesday. Pakistan began using special and commercial...

Pakistan asks its nationals studying in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners

May. 18, 2024 16:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan asked its nationals in Kyrgyzstan to stay indoors after mobs attacked foreigners in the capital Friday night over some unknown dispute with migrants, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. It also repatriated 140 Pakistani students from Bishkek after the violence. ...

Pakistani court grants bail to Imran Khan in a graft case. But he won't be released just yet

May. 15, 2024 09:51 AM EDT

I ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday granted imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan bail in a graft case. However, he won’t be released as he is serving multiple prison terms in other cases, his party spokesman and officials said. The still-popular Khan has more...

Pakistan, US discuss how to tackle the regional security threat posed by IS group and local Taliban

May. 13, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani and U.S. officials have held their latest talks in Washington on how to expand cooperation in tackling the threat posed to regional security by an affiliate of the Islamic State group and the Pakistani Taliban, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Monday. A...

Militants bomb a girls school in northwestern Pakistan, once a Taliban stronghold. No one was harmed

May. 09, 2024 15:24 PM EDT

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Militants detonated a bomb at a girls school in a former stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban in the country's volatile northwest, badly damaging the structure, police said Thursday. No one was harmed in the overnight attack. There was no immediate...

Taliban reject claims of Afghan involvement in recent attacks in Pakistan

May. 08, 2024 04:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Wednesday rejected claims of Afghan involvement in recent attacks in Pakistan, calling it “irresponsible and far from the reality.” Pakistan’s military said Tuesday a suicide bombing that killed five Chinese engineers and a Pakistani driver in...

Pakistan's military says March attack that killed Chinese engineers was planned in Afghanistan

May. 07, 2024 20:56 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military on Tuesday said a suicide bombing that killed five Chinese engineers and a Pakistani driver in March was planned in neighboring Afghanistan and that the bomber was an Afghan citizen. At a news conference, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Ahmad Sharif...

IMF approves immediate release of final $1.1 billion tranche of $3 billion bailout to Pakistan

Apr. 29, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved the immediate release of the final $1.1 billion tranche of a $3 billion bailout to Pakistan, the global lender said in a statement. Pakistan needs the money to overcome one of the worst economic crises in...

Millions of Afghans made Pakistan home to escape war. Now many are hiding to escape deportation

Apr. 29, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Born and raised in Pakistan to parents who fled neighboring Afghanistan half a century ago, an 18-year-old found himself at the mercy of police in Karachi who took his cash, phone and motorbike, and sent him to a deportation center. Scared and bewildered,...

Pakistan and Iran vow to enhance efforts at a 'united front' against Afghanistan-based militants

Apr. 24, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Neighbors Pakistan and Iran on Wednesday pledged to enhance efforts at a “united front” against Afghanistan-based militants, saying their presence poses a serious threat to regional and global security. The countries, which share a long and porous border, made...