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Pakistani court acquits ex-PM's daughter in corruption case

Sep. 29, 2022 07:45 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Pakistan's capital city on Thursday acquitted the daughter of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after she was sentenced to seven years in prison over charges connected with the purchase of luxury apartments in London. Maryam Nawaz, the vice president of...

Pakistan appoints new finance minister amid economic crisis

Sep. 28, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan appointed a new finance minister on Wednesday, as the impoverished Islamic nation struggles to recover from an economic crisis worsened by deadly floods. Ishaq Dar, a senior figure in the ruling Pakistan Muslim League party, has been finance minister three...

Pakistan army helicopter crashes in southwest, 6 killed

Sep. 26, 2022 04:59 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter crashed during an overnight mission in the country's southwest, killing all six military personnel who were on board, including both pilots, the military said Monday. The crash took place in the district of Hernai, about 150...

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...