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Pakistan arrests prominent political ally of ex-PM Khan

Feb. 02, 2023 00:52 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police arrested a prominent political figure in an overnight raid on his home near Islamabad days after he accused the former president of the country of plotting to kill ex-prime minister Imran Khan, officials said Thursday. The latest government move is...

Pakistan arrests senior leader from ex-PM Imran Khan's party

Jan. 25, 2023 14:06 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan early Wednesday arrested a senior leader of former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s political party on charges of threatening the chief of the elections oversight body and other government officials. The arrest of Fawad Chaudhry, an outspoken...

Pakistanis protest Quran's desecration in the Netherlands

Jan. 24, 2023 14:17 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of Muslims on Tuesday rallied in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore to denounce the desecration of Islam's holy book by a far-right activist in the Netherlands before dispersing peacefully. The supporters of a small political party called Pakistan...

Lights out in Pakistan as energy-saving move backfires

Jan. 23, 2023 13:21 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Most of Pakistan was left without power Monday as an energy-saving measure by the government backfired. The outage spread panic and raised questions about the cash-strapped government’s handling of the country's economic crisis. It all started when electricity...

Study: Non-infectious diseases cause early death in Pakistan

Jan. 19, 2023 07:00 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has considerable control over infectious diseases but now struggles against cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and cancer as causes of early deaths, according to a new study published Thursday. The Lancet Global Health, a prestigious British-based medical...

In Pakistan, trans men search for inclusion, visibility

Jan. 19, 2023 02:08 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Aman, a 22-year-old transgender man from the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, says he was always close to his father. When he was little and it was cold out, his father held his hands to warm them. When he was at university, his father would wait until he got home to eat...

Pakistan reporter accused of leaking tax data gets bail

Jan. 18, 2023 13:59 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court Wednesday granted bail to a veteran journalist after he was arrested by federal investigators in the eastern city of Lahore, his news channel said. He was suspected of leaking tax details of the country's former army chief and his family. The...

Exclusive dining: Pakistani hole-in-the wall dishes up faves

Dec. 13, 2022 01:38 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — No menu. No delivery. No walk-ins. Advance orders only. Explanations and instructions while you eat. Welcome to Baking Virsa, a hole-in-the-wall in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore described as the country’s most expensive restaurant for what it...

Court acquits Pakistan's interior minister in drug case

Dec. 10, 2022 06:37 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A special court for narcotics cases in Pakistan on Saturday acquitted the country’s interior minister of drug smuggling charges, a defense lawyer said, in a case filed against him during the previous administration. Rana Sanaullah, who also previously...

Party says Pakistan's ex-PM Khan delaying march on Islamabad

Nov. 08, 2022 08:35 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s former prime minister Imran Khan postponed the resumption of his protest march on the country's capital meant to challenge his successor’s government, his party said Tuesday. Fawad Chaudhry, a senior leader in Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party, said...