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Pakistan minister slams bill seeking prison for army critics

Apr. 08, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani Cabinet minister on Thursday slammed a proposed bill that would punish criticism of the military with two-year prison terms and hefty fines, saying the legislation drafted by a parliamentary panel was ridiculous. The minister for science...

Russia to boost ties with Pakistan, supply military gear

Apr. 07, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Moscow and Islamabad will boost ties in the fight against terrorism, with Russia providing unspecified military equipment to Pakistan and the two holding joint exercises at sea and in the mountains. Sergey...

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 army chief calls for peaceful resolution in Kashmir

Mar. 18, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s powerful army chief on Thursday urged for a peaceful resolution in the disputed region of Kashmir and for peace talks with archrival India, a rare conciliatory call amid a weeks-long cease-fire across the volatile territory. Unsettled...

Gunmen ambush Pakistan Navy vehicle, killing 1, wounding 2

Mar. 07, 2021 12:06 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen ambushed a vehicle transporting security forces killing a sailor and wounding two others in the coastal town of Jewni in southwest Pakistan, officials said Sunday. The Pakistan Navy vehicle came under attack Saturday evening while...

Roadside bombing kills 5 Pakistani workers, wounds 2 troops

Mar. 05, 2021 13:23 PM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A vehicle carrying Pakistani construction workers hit a roadside bomb in a remote area in southwestern Baluchistan province on Friday, killing five laborers and wounding two soldiers who were escorting them, a government official said. No one...

Pakistani troops kill militant linked to slaying of 4 women

Feb. 23, 2021 11:20 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani security forces raided a militant hideout in a former Taliban stronghold Tuesday, killing an insurgent allegedly involved in the killing of four women from a vocational school a day earlier, the military said In a statement, the...

Bomb hits Pakistani paramilitary vehicle, killing soldier

Feb. 18, 2021 11:46 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A roadside bomb went off near a vehicle carrying Pakistani paramilitary troops in southwestern Baluchistan province on Thursday, killing a soldier and wounding another, police and a provincial minister said. The attack took place on the outskirts...

Taliban tweet threatens Malala; Twitter removes account

Feb. 17, 2021 11:05 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani Taliban militant who nine years ago is alleged to have shot and badly wounded Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai has threatened a second attempt on her life, tweeting that next time, “there would be no mistake.” Twitter on Wednesday permanently suspend the...