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Pakistani prime minister appears in court in corruption case

Jun. 20, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's newly elected Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif appeared in court on Monday in connection with an old corruption case and was granted exemption from further appearances in person in the hearings, his defense lawyer said. The case dating back four...

Pakistan frees 20 Indian fishermen, dozens still in prison

Jun. 19, 2022 06:27 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has freed 20 Indian fishermen who spent four years in prison in the port city of Karachi for violating the country’s territorial waters, an official said Sunday. The group left the prison and boarded a bus for the eastern city of Lahore carrying...

Pakistan probes Hindu temple's desecration as India protests

Jun. 10, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's foreign ministry on Friday said authorities were trying to trace and arrest suspects who this week desecrated a Hindu temple located at a home in the country's port city of Karachi, drawing condemnation from India. In a statement, the ministry said that...

Pakistani ex-PM Khan demands new elections be set in 6 days

May. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Defiant former Prime Minister Imran Khan early Thursday warned Pakistan's government to set new elections in the next six days or he will again march on the capital along with 3 million people. Khan spoke at a rally of thousands of demonstrators in Islamabad...

Pakistan bans Imran Khan's rally, cracks down on supporters

May. 24, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Tuesday banned ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan from holding a massive, planned rally in the capital of Islamabad and cracked down on his supporters in overnight raids across the country, arresting hundreds. The ban came hours after a policeman was...

Pakistan courts bar police from arresting several TV anchors

May. 23, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A court in Pakistan's capital on Monday ordered police not to arrest several journalists without its permission, days after complaints were lodged accusing the TV anchors of inciting hatred against the military. The order by Athar Minallah, chief justice at the...

Military says shootout kills 2 Pakistani Taliban commanders

May. 17, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Security forces killed two local Pakistani Taliban commanders in a shootout Tuesday in a former militant stronghold in the country’s northwest, the military said. In a statement, it said the militants were killed in North Waziristan, a district in the...

Pakistan police arrest 8 men over apparent religious killing

May. 07, 2022 09:12 AM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say they arrested eight men of the Ahmadi sect of Islam on Saturday who had opened fire on a group of Sunni Muslims the night prior, killing one and wounding another. Senior officer Faisal Mukhtar said the Ahmadis shot at the Sunnis while...

Pakistan leaders say no foreign plot in ex-PM Khan's removal

Apr. 22, 2022 10:22 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A committee of Pakistan's top political and military leaders said Friday that former Prime Minister Imran Khan's claims that he was ousted from power by a foreign plot are untrue. The statement issued by the National Security Committee aimed to put an official end...

Pakistan court sentences 6 to death in killing of Sri Lankan

Apr. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistan court Monday sentenced six people to death and nine others to life in prison after convicting them for their roles in last year's vigilante killing of a Sri Lankan factory manager accused by workers of committing blasphemy, a defense lawyer said. ...