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Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'gray list'

Jun. 17, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international watchdog said Friday it will keep Pakistan on a so-called “gray list” of countries that do not take full measures to combat money laundering and terror financing but raised hopes that its removal would follow an upcoming visit to Islamabad to determine its...

Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'gray list'

Jun. 17, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An international watchdog said Friday it will keep Pakistan on a so-called “gray list” of countries that do not take full measures to combat money laundering and terror financing but raised hopes that its removal would follow an upcoming visit to Islamabad to determine its...

Pakistani govt chided for 'Drink less tea, save money' plea

Jun. 16, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A minister in Pakistan's newly elected government faced criticism Wednesday following his plea to the nation to drink less tea to help save on imports amid a deepening economic crisis. Pakistan is among the world's top tea importers, a hugely popular drink among...

Family: Pakistan ex-ruler Musharraf critically ill in Dubai

Jun. 10, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf is critically ill and has been hospitalized in Dubai since last month, his family said Friday. They asked for prayers for Musharraf's health while denying local media reports back home that he is on a ventilator. ...

Pakistanis rally to denounce India over remarks about Islam

Jun. 09, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Islamists rallied Thursday and briefly scuffled with police in Pakistan's capital, urging Muslim countries to cut diplomatic ties with New Delhi over remarks by two officials from India’s ruling party that were derogatory to the Prophet Muhammad. The...

Top German diplomat: Taliban to cause Afghanistan's downfall

Jun. 07, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Germany's top diplomat expressed concerns Tuesday during a visit to Pakistan that neighboring Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers are leading that country into a complete “downfall” and bringing about incredible suffering and hunger. Annalena Baerbock spoke at a...

Pakistani Taliban extend truce with government in Islamabad

Jun. 02, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban said Thursday they have indefinitely extended a cease-fire with the government in Islamabad, following two days of talks with a delegation of Pakistani tribal elders that were hosted by the Afghan Taliban. According to Mohammad Khurasani, a...

Pakistan sends 50-member team to Kabul to discuss cease-fire

Jun. 01, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's government on Wednesday sent a 50-member delegation of tribal elders to Kabul to negotiate an extension of a truce with the Pakistani Taliban that expired this week, two security officials said. Talks between the two sides that led to cease-fires in the past have been...

Pakistan's ex-PM defends decision to call off planned sit-in

May. 27, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan defended Friday his decision to call off a planned, opened-ended rally and sit-in this week in the capital, Islamabad, saying he wanted to avoid more violence. Khan spoke at a news conference in the...

Pakistan rights activist gets bail in army defamation case

May. 27, 2022 14:21 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani women’s rights activist was granted preemptive bail Friday in a move that protects her from arrest after the army accused her of slandering the country’s military chief, a lawyer said. The order by the Islamabad High Court came a day after the...