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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...

Demonstrators besiege Pakistan newspaper 2nd time in a week

Dec. 6, 2019 9:55 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of protesters briefly besieged the office of a well-known independent newspaper in Islamabad, chanting slogans against the editor and staff and setting fire to copies of the paper before fleeing. Friday's protest was the second incident this week at the offices of the...

2 Pakistani soldiers, 2 militants killed in shootout in NW

Dec. 5, 2019 9:46 AM EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s military says its troops have raided a militant hideout in a former tribal region bordering Afghanistan, triggering a shootout that killed two soldiers and two militants. In a statement, it said Thursday’s shootout took place near the village of Boya in...

Journalists rally to denounce threats to Pakistani newspaper

Dec. 5, 2019 8:29 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani journalists and rights activists have rallied in support of a leading newspaper in Islamabad and elsewhere, days after Islamists gathered at the newspaper, threatening staff and demanding its editor be hanged. At Thursday’s rally, activists and journalists condemned this...

Angry Islamists besiege Pakistan’s independent newspaper

Dec. 4, 2019 6:32 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Dozens of angry Islamists swarmed the building of an independent Pakistani newspaper in the capital, Islamabad, blocking its entrance for several hours, threatening the staff and demanding its editor be hanged, the paper reported Wednesday. A simultaneous protest also took place Tuesday...

India says Pakistan firing kills 2 civilians in Kashmir

Dec. 3, 2019 9:27 AM EST

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Indian military said Pakistani soldiers fired at about a dozen border posts in civilian areas along the highly militarized frontier in divided Kashmir on Tuesday, leaving two civilians dead and seven others injured. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Devender Anand said Pakistani...

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...

Pakistan court OKs new 6-month term for army chief

Nov. 28, 2019 7:32 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday extended the army chief’s term for six months, ending days of legal tension with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government. That’s still less than the three-year extension Khan originally wanted to keep the army chief at his post. But...