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Thousands of Islamists rally near the Pakistani capital to denounce Israeli strikes in Gaza

Jul. 13, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of a Pakistani radical political party rallied near the capital, Islamabad, on Saturday, denouncing Israeli strikes in Gaza and urging the government to send more aid to the Palestinians. The protesters also demanded that Pakistan declare...

Pakistan will consider expelling hundreds of thousands more Afghans in a continued clampdown

Jul. 11, 2024 14:47 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will consider a plan to expel hundreds of thousands more Afghans who have been living in the country for years, the foreign ministry said Thursday, the latest in a monthslong government clampdown on undocumented migrants. The plan is still in the works,...

3 civilians killed in a bomb explosion in Pakistan and 2 security personnel die in a rocket attack

Jul. 01, 2024 11:27 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb exploded in Pakistan’s volatile Baluchistan province on Monday, killing a woman and two children, officials said. Four people were walking through an area in Baluchistan's Turbat district when the bomb planted by “terrorists” went off,...

Pakistan's Imran Khan is acquitted of leaking state secrets but remains in prison on other charges

Jun. 03, 2024 11:57 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani appeals court on Monday acquitted former Prime Minister Imran Khan of leaking state secrets, his lawyer said, though the popular opposition leader will remain behind bars as he serves several prison terms and awaits a slew of cases pending against him. ...

Pakistan with help from Interpol arrest a Pakistani woman convicted of murder in Italy, police say

May. 31, 2024 12:54 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police working closely with Interpol have raided a home in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir and arrested a Pakistani woman convicted in Italy of killing her daughter, officials said Friday. Nazia Shaheen was arrested in a village in...

Pakistan's former prime minister Khan tells court that recently held vote was stolen from his party

May. 30, 2024 11:19 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s imprisoned former prime minister Imran Khan addressed court officials Thursday and said that parliamentary elections held earlier this year were stolen from his party, which he claimed is being victimized. There was no immediate comment from the...

Hundreds of people suffer heatstroke in Pakistan, and dangerous heat is forecast to stay a while

May. 23, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Doctors treated hundreds of victims of heatstroke at hospitals across Pakistan on Thursday after an intense heat wave sent temperatures above normal levels due to climate change, officials said. Temperatures soared as high as 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees...

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...

Pakistani police prevent pro-Palestinian protesters from moving toward US embassy in Islamabad

May. 10, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad on Friday prevented a pro-Palestinian rally by a radical Islamist party from moving toward the U.S. Embassy, where demonstrators wanted to stage a sit-in protesting Israel's strikes in Gaza. Police used batons on the...

Gunmen kill 7 barbers in Pakistan's volatile Baluchistan province

May. 09, 2024 02:41 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Attackers fatally shot seven barbers before dawn Thursday in a home in a volatile province in southwestern Pakistan, police and a government official said. The killings occurred near the port city of Gwadar in Baluchistan province, police official Mohsin Ali...