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Pakistan sentences 4 to death over attack near militant home

Jan. 12, 2022 14:36 PM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Wednesday sentenced four men to death for their involvement in a car bombing last year that killed four people near the residence of an anti-India militant leader. The court also served up a five-year jail term for a woman convicted of...

Pakistan woman journalist targeted in eastern city of Lahore

Nov. 25, 2021 13:31 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An assailant targeted a female Pakistani journalist in the eastern city of Lahore while she was driving with her daughter and sister late at night, the police said Thursday. The attacker used an iron bar to smash the car’s front windshield in...

Pakistani cultural capital is now world's most polluted city

Nov. 24, 2021 03:02 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A thick cloud of smog that enveloped Pakistan's cultural capital on Wednesday has earned it the ignominious title of the world’s most polluted city, according to a Swiss air quality monitoring company. Platform IQAir said that Lahore now stands...

Pakistan's Lahore becomes world's 3rd most polluted city

Nov. 23, 2021 11:09 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Lahore on Tuesday became the world’s third most polluted city as increasing smog has engulfed Pakistan's cultural capital, an air quality monitoring company said. The bad air has sickened hundreds with respiratory and other illnesses. ...

Lawyer: Czech model freed in Pakistan following acquittal

Nov. 20, 2021 14:57 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Czech model sentenced in 2019 to eight years in prison on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates was released on Saturday from prison following her acquittal earlier this month, her lawyer said. Late...

Pakistan frees leader of party behind anti-France rally

Nov. 18, 2021 11:11 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday released a radical Islamist leader under a deal struck with his party that was behind last month’s deadly anti-France protest over the publications of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The deal to free Saad Rizvi also...

Pakistan frees 20 Indian fishermen, hundreds yet in prison

Nov. 14, 2021 07:13 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has freed 20 Indian fishermen who spent four years in prison in the port city of Karachi for violating the country’s territorial waters, an official said Sunday. Arshad Shah, a prison official, said the group left the Karachi central...

Pakistan lifts ban on radical party behind anti-France rally

Nov. 08, 2021 06:26 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan said Monday it has lifted a ban on a radical Islamist party behind a violent anti-France protest last month that triggered clashes with police, leaving six officers and four demonstrators dead. The development follows an agreement reached last...

Lawyer: Pakistan acquits Czech model sentenced in drug case

Nov. 05, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Czech model who was sentenced to eight years on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin from Pakistan to the United Arab Emirates will be freed next week following her acquittal by an appeals court, her lawyer said Friday. According to the...

Pakistan, Islamists reach agreement to end violent rally

Oct. 31, 2021 10:25 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government and an outlawed radical Islamist party Sunday reached an agreement to end a 10-day long — and at times deadly violent — rally calling for the closure of France's embassy and the release of the party's leader. Neither Foreign...