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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...

Military says shootout kills 2 Pakistani Taliban commanders

May. 17, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces killed two local Pakistani Taliban commanders in a shootout Tuesday in a former militant stronghold in the country’s northwest, the military said. In a statement, it said the militants were killed in North Waziristan, a district in the...

Pakistan police arrest 8 men over apparent religious killing

May. 07, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they arrested eight men of the Ahmadi sect of Islam on Saturday who had opened fire on a group of Sunni Muslims the night prior, killing one and wounding another. Senior officer Faisal Mukhtar said the Ahmadis shot at the Sunnis while...

Pakistan leaders say no foreign plot in ex-PM Khan's removal

Apr. 22, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A committee of Pakistan's top political and military leaders said Friday that former Prime Minister Imran Khan's claims that he was ousted from power by a foreign plot are untrue. The statement issued by the National Security Committee aimed to put an official end...

Pakistan court sentences 6 to death in killing of Sri Lankan

Apr. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistan court Monday sentenced six people to death and nine others to life in prison after convicting them for their roles in last year's vigilante killing of a Sri Lankan factory manager accused by workers of committing blasphemy, a defense lawyer said. ...

Pakistanis celebrate National Day with military parade

Mar. 23, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis celebrated Wednesday their National Day with a military parade in the capital, Islamabad, showcasing this Islamic nation's elite army units and high-tech weaponry. On display were short, medium, and long-range missiles, tanks, fighter jets and other hardware. ...

Former Pakistani President Rafiq Tarar dies at 92

Mar. 07, 2022 04:29 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Rafiq Tarar, a former Pakistani judge who served as the country's President from 1997 to 2001, died on Monday in the eastern city of Lahore after a prolonged illness at the age of 92. Tarar's grandson, Azam Tarar, announced on Twitter that his grandfather...