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Pakistan probe finds police wrongly killed couple, daughter

Jan. 22, 2019 11:20 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A provincial minister says five police officers have been charged with murder after a probe into a weekend shootout concluded that three people were wrongly killed in a botched operation on a highway. At Tuesday's news conference, Raja Bisharat said four police officers were also...

Death toll from deadly road accident in Pakistan jumps to 27

Jan. 22, 2019 2:44 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials have raised the death toll from a collision the previous day between a bus and an oil tanker to 27, saying DNA tests are required to identify most of the victims. Local administrator Shabbir Mengal says that 14 people injured in the accident died overnight at...

Bus collides with oil tanker in Pakistan, killing 13

Jan. 21, 2019 11:35 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a bus has collided with an oil tanker, killing 13 passengers and leaving another 16 with severe burns. Local administrator Shabbir Mengal says the crash happened Monday in the southwestern Baluchistan province bordering Iran. He says rescuers have recovered...

Official: Gas explosion kills 3 miners in southwest Pakistan

Jan. 21, 2019 7:22 AM EST

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a methane gas explosion in a coalmine in the country's southwest has killed at least three miners. Mine official Abdul Wali says that four coal miners were also missing after Monday's incident in the village of Duki in Baluchistan province. He says a rescue...

Pakistani PM's party wants ex-president out of parliament

Jan. 21, 2019 6:08 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's party is asking the country's top court to disqualify ex-President Asif Zardari from parliament and bar him from politics for allegedly concealing assets abroad. Khurram Sher Zaman, a provincial lawmaker from the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party,...

Pakistan kicks off year's first polio campaign in 2019

Jan. 21, 2019 5:46 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 2019. Pakistan is one of three countries in the world where polio is still endemic. The other two are...

Graham says he'll ask Trump to meet Pakistan, Afghan leaders

Jan. 20, 2019 12:04 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday that he will urge President Donald Trump to meet with the leaders of Pakistan and Afghanistan so that they can devise a plan to end Afghanistan's 17-year war, the U.S.'s longest military engagement. Graham spoke at a news conference in...

Pakistan arrests officers after shooting that left 4 dead

Jan. 20, 2019 4:31 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan have arrested more than a dozen counter-terrorism officers after police shot and killed a middle-aged couple, their 13-year-old daughter and another man in what they initially claimed was a shootout with insurgents, officials said Sunday. The police killed...

US peace envoy: Washington wants to see peace in Afghanistan

Jan. 19, 2019 4:47 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on Saturday that Washington was ready to "address legitimate concerns" of all Afghan sides in order to restore peace in Afghanistan. Since being appointed in September, Khalilzad has met with all sides, including the Taliban, Afghan officials and...

Official: Police kill 4 insurgents in shootout in Pakistan

Jan. 19, 2019 2:20 PM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Counter-terrorism officers killed four insurgents, including two women, in a shootout on a highway in eastern Punjab province on Saturday, officials said. Senior officer Rai Tahir said insurgents traveling in a car opened fire when police stopped them near the city of Sahiwal. He...