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Pakistanis clash with police at shrine shut over coronavirus

Apr. 02, 2021 06:36 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan deployed paramilitary troops early Friday to a shrine closed due to coronavirus restrictions, after hundreds of pilgrims trying to get in clashed with police. Police said the pilgrims broke open the main gate of the the shrine of Lal...

Pakistan transfers man acquitted in US reporter's killing

Mar. 22, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani-British man who was on death row for 18 years before his acquittal in the 2002 beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl was transferred Monday to a government safe house for security reasons, police said. Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh...

Roadside bomb kills ranger, wounds 11 in southern Pakistan

Mar. 15, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb went off near a vehicle carrying paramilitary rangers in southern Pakistan on Monday, killing a ranger and wounding 11 others, mostly pedestrians, authorities said. The attack happened in the Orangi neighborhood of the port city...

Train derails killing 1, injuring 40 in southern Pakistan

Mar. 07, 2021 02:08 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Eight cars of a Lahore bound train derailed in southern Pakistan early Sunday, killing at least one passenger and injuring 40 others, officials said. The accident took place between the Rohri and Sangi stations in southern Sindh province and...

Pakistan Navy hosts multinational exercise in Arabian Sea

Feb. 12, 2021 11:15 AM EST

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Navy kicked off a five-day multinational military exercise in the Arabian Sea on Friday as part of Islamabad's yearslong effort to bring security to the area, it said, although as usual regional archrival India was not invited. The...

Pakistan orders man acquitted in Pearl murder off death row

Feb. 02, 2021 07:11 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Pakistani-British man acquitted of the 2002 gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl off death row and moved to a so-called government “safe house." Ahmad Saeed Omar Sheikh, who has been...

Group: Pakistani Baloch dissident buried amid high security

Jan. 25, 2021 03:43 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani dissident and woman rights activist who died in exile in Canada last month was brought home and laid to rest in her home village in the southwestern Baluchistan province under tight security, activists said Monday. Only the immediate...

Lawyer for Daniel Pearl's family faces uphill legal fight

Jan. 15, 2021 05:42 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani lawyer for the family of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl faces an uphill battle to overturn the acquittal of a British-born man convicted in the 2002 murder. That's because the prosecutor in the original case tried all four men —...