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Police: Explosion in eastern Pakistan kills 1, wounds 4

Dec. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say an explosion near a religious congregation in the eastern city of Lahore has killed one and wounded four others. Officer Mohammad Ejaz says the blast is being investigated. He said it took place Saturday evening in a neighborhood where a congregation was...

AP Exclusive: 629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China

Dec. 7, 2019 12:45 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Page after page, the names stack up: 629 girls and women from across Pakistan who were sold as brides to Chinese men and taken to China. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, was compiled by Pakistani investigators determined to break up trafficking networks exploiting the...

Pakistani police charge hundreds of protesters with treason

Dec. 2, 2019 4:09 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s police say it has charged hundreds of students and activists with sedition for making insulting remarks against its military at a protest demanding the lifting of a ban on political activity at universities. Sunday’s move by police in the city of Lahore to...

Pakistani students demand end to ban on unions at campuses

Nov. 29, 2019 11:07 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani students backed by rights activists are holding rallies across the country in a rare show of strength to urge Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift a decades-long ban on peaceful political activities at education institutions. Friday’s rallies in the cities of Lahore,...

Pakistani man killed journalist wife for not quitting job

Nov. 29, 2019 3:35 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An international trade association says a Pakistani female journalist was shot and killed by her husband earlier this week in the eastern city of Lahore after he demanded she quit her job. In Friday’s statement, the International Federation of Journalists urged Pakistan to...

Rights group draws attention to heavy smog in Pakistan

Nov. 22, 2019 6:05 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Tens of thousands of people in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore are at risk of respiratory disease because of poor air quality related to thick smog hanging over the region, an international rights group said Friday. Amnesty International called for “urgent...

Ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

Nov. 19, 2019 2:38 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted of corruption, left the country on Tuesday to travel to London for medical treatment. The 69-year-old Sharif, who served three times as prime minister but fell from grace after the Supreme Court ousted...

Test cricket to return to Pakistan with Sri Lanka’s comeback

Nov. 14, 2019 2:49 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Test cricket is set to return to Pakistan after more than 10 years when Sri Lanka plays a two-match series at Rawalpindi and Karachi next month. Sri Lanka was the last team to play a test match in Pakistan in March 2009, when the team’s bus came under attack at Lahore. Eight people...

Poor air quality closes schools in eastern Pakistan

Nov. 7, 2019 2:30 AM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Dangerously poor air quality has forced Pakistan's government to close all schools in Lahore, the capital of eastern Punjab province and home to 11 million people. A thick smog is hanging over the city, caused in part by widespread crop burning in the surrounding province. It's a...

Islamabad court grants bail to free Pakistani ex-PM

Oct. 26, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Islamabad court in an emergency hearing Saturday granted temporary freedom to Pakistan's ailing former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who had been in prison on money-laundering and corruption convictions.  The two-judge panel, headed by the chief justice of the Islamabad High Court,...