Pakistan

Protests Erupt in Pakistan Over Shia Cleric’s Execution

ISLAMABAD: Thousands of Shias protested in Pakistan and Indian-held Kashmir on Sunday to condemn Saudi Arabia’s execution of a leading Shia cleric  Nimr al-Nimr, as fury over the killing  spread. The 56-year-old cleric was put to death along with 46 others, who the Saudi interior ministry said were involved in Al Qaeda killings. Some were beheaded, others were shot by firing squad. ...

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Cylinder Blast Inside Van Kills 10 Passengers, Six Injured

KARAK: At least 10 passengers including four women were killed and six others injured when a gas cylinder explosion occurred inside a van on Indus Highway in Karak district on Sunday. According to details shared by Karak DPO Muhammad Javed Khan, the passenger van heading towards Dera Ismail Khan from Peshawar suddenly caught fire after a huge cylinder blast on ...

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Met Brahumdagh in Geneva, PM, Army was on board: Dr. Malik Baloch

ISLAMABAD: Former Chief Minister of Balochistan Abdul Malik Baloch revealed in an interview with Geo News that he met Brahumdagh Bugti several times in Geneva. Speaking to Geo News’ program Jirga’s host Saleem Safi, Dr. Malik Baloch said that the Army and the prime minister were both on board regarding his meeting with Brahumdagh Bugti in Geneva. He added that ...

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PML-N Government just Wants to Build a Road and not the Corridor with all Facilities: CM Khattak

‘Big Brother’ eats up everything and doesn’t give anything to others PESHAWAR: Without naming anyone, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Saturday said that “big brother eats up everything and does not give anything to others.” “Elder brother will have to mend his ways and change his philosophy, centre eats up everything and provinces are ignored,” the Chief Minister ...

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Book ‘Surkh Salam’ on Pakistan’s communist politics launched

‘Surkh Salam’ is about communist politics and class activism in Pakistan between 1947 and 1972 KARACHI: The major failure of the communist movement in Pakistan was that Marxism was taken as an engineering manual by communist parties. Marxism is a science. It should be applied creatively to society, which was not done. This was the point raised by Director of ...

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PPP Demands Govt to Make APS Inquiry Report Public

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Friday demanded that the government publish the inquiry report of the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. Speaking during the Senate session, PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar stressed that the issue of the publication of APS attack inquiry report should be referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Defence for it to make ...

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CM Khattak Threatens ‘Extreme Step’ Over CPEC Project

PESHAWAR: The political fraternity of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has warned the federal government through Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed against any ‘deception’ on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. “I warn if the federal government does not address the reservations of KP about the (CPEC) project, then we will take an extreme step. And you (centre) will see what we are going ...

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Divorce with Reham Khan could Damage Imran Khan’s Political Career: Mohsin Dawar

The marriage had brought a very prominent change in the attitude of the PTI chief. Reham motivated him to focus on Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, the only province that voted his party into office. Political system in Pakistan is passing through transitional stages, but with the passage of time the main political strata have determined their nuclei. Punjab has been made a ...

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Musharraf Begged Pardon for Bugti’s Murder: Jamil Bugti

QUETTA: Nawabzada Jamil Bugti, son of Baloch chieftain Nawab Akbar Bugti, claimed on Wednesday that former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf through his lawyer begged pardon over the ‘murder’ of the slain leader. Talking to DawnNews, Jamil Bugti maintained that during the hearing of Akbar Bugti’s murder case in an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) he out rightly rejected a request made ...

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Diplomatic Efforts for Peace Process Revival Set in Motion: Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Senior Afghan, Pakistani, U.S. and Chinese officials are scheduled to meet in coming days to explore ways for the revival of stalled peace dialogue between the Afghan government and the Taliban, a top Pakistani adviser has said. The genuine efforts to facilitate the Afghan reconciliation were culminated with the “Heart of Asia” Conference in Islamabad on Dec. 9 ...

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