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Pakistan police arrest journalist they say aided son's crime

Sep. 25, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police arrested a veteran journalist for his alleged involvement in his son's beating death of his new wife at their suburban home, police said Sunday. Police officer Mohammad Faizan said Ayaz Amir, a well-known columnist and TV political analyst in...

Pakistan's ex-PM Khan apologizes to avoid contempt charges

Sep. 22, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Imran Khan apologized in court on Thursday over his outburst against a female judge during a rally last month that was seen as a threat to the judiciary and judges in general. The apology, an option envisaged under the Pakistani...

Court orders charges against ex Pakistani PM Khan dropped

Sep. 19, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani judge Monday ordered police to drop terrorism charges against former prime minister Imran Khan for verbally threatening police officers and a female judge at a political rally last month. The charges followed a speech Khan gave in the capital Islamabad...

Pakistani premier promises compensation for flood victims

Sep. 14, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Wednesday promised the country's homeless people that the government will ensure they are paid to rebuild and return to their lives after the country's worst-ever floods. With winter is just weeks away, half a million people are living...

Death toll from overnight bombing in Pakistan rises to 8

Sep. 14, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Eight people have been killed in a roadside bombing that targeted an anti-Taliban village elder's vehicle in northwestern Pakistan, police said. Saeed Khan, a senior police official in Swat, said the slain head of a village peace committee, Idrees Khan,...

UN chief asks world for 'massive' help in flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 09, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the world owes impoverished Pakistan “massive” help in recovering from the summer's devastating floods because the country bears less blame than many other nations for climate change, which experts say contributed to...

UN chief arrives in massively climate-induced hit Pakistan

Sep. 08, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived before dawn Friday on a two-day visit aimed at expressing his solidarity with tPakistan's government and people over climate-induced floods that have killed 1,391 people since mid-June. Upon his arrival at an airport...

Pakistan's ex-PM Khan refuses to apologize in contempt case

Sep. 08, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran appeared in court on Thursday and refused to formally apologize in a case in which he faces contempt charges over his verbal threat to a female judge during a political rally last month. Under Pakistani law, Khan's appearance...

Rallies show Pakistan's ex-PM Khan remains political force

Sep. 07, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Since he was toppled by parliament five months ago, former Prime Minister Imran Khan has demonstrated his continued popularity with mass rallies across Pakistan, signaling to his rivals that he remains a considerable political force. On Tuesday, he addressed some...

UN refugee agency rushes aid to Pakistan amid raging floods

Sep. 05, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency rushed in more desperately needed aid Monday to flood-stricken Pakistan as the nation's prime minister traveled to the south where rising waters of Lake Manchar pose a new threat. Two UNHCR planes touched down in the southern port city of...