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Detained aide of Pakistan's former PM Imran Khan in hospital

Aug. 19, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A close aide of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan who was recently arrested on treason charges for alleged anti-military remarks was hospitalized this week after complaining of breathing difficulties, officials said Friday. Shahbaz Gill, who is also the...

Missing India soldier's body found on glacier after 38 years

Aug. 17, 2022 10:56 AM EDT

LEH, India (AP) — The remains of an Indian army soldier have been found more than 38 years after he went missing on a glacier at the highest point along the heavily militarized contested border between India and Pakistan in Kashmir, officials said Wednesday. The soldier and 17...

2 soldiers killed in fighting with militants in SW Pakistan

Aug. 14, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An attack by militants in Pakistan’s volatile southwestern Baluchistan province left two soldiers dead and six wounded, the military said Sunday. The military said in a statement that one of the wounded soldiers was an officer who was hurt during a heavy exchange...

AP PHOTOS: The story of India, 75 years in the making

Aug. 13, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — “At the stroke of the midnight hour,” India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said, “when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.” The historic speech just before midnight on Aug. 15, 1947 turned the hopes of millions into reality....

Pakistan revokes permit for TV over alleged anti-army remark

Aug. 12, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities on Friday revoked a broadcast permit for a private television station after it was taken off air following an interview during which an opposition party official allegedly incited troops and officers against the military leadership. ...

Pakistan frees TV executive held over an anti-army broadcast

Aug. 11, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday ordered the release of a TV news director who was arrested the previous day over an anti-army broadcast, his colleagues and lawyer said. The release of Ammad Yousaf, a senior executive at...

Pakistani navy, Belgian tanker rescue 9 from Indian vessel

Aug. 11, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Nine Indian crew members whose vessel sank off the Pakistani port of Gwadar in the Arabian Sea have been rescued by a tanker and Pakistan's navy, a military statement said Thursday. According to the statement, the sailing vessel Jamna Sagar sunk on Tuesday off...

Pakistan arrests TV executive over airing anti-army comment

Aug. 10, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police on Wednesday arrested a news director at a popular TV station in the southern port city of Karachi on charges of broadcasting anti-army comments by an opposition politician loyal to ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. The private ARY television...

Pakistan arrests close aide to ex-PM Khan on treason charge

Aug. 09, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police Tuesday arrested a prominent politician from the party of former Prime Minister Imran Khan for allegedly attempting to incite soldiers to revolt against the top military leadership. The arrest of Shahbaz Gill, chief of staff at Khan's...

Pakistan says suicide bomber kills 4 troops in northwest

Aug. 09, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted a security convoy in a former Pakistani Taliban stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, killing four soldiers, officials said Tuesday. No one claimed responsibility for the attack on Monday in North Waziristan, a district in Khyber...