Tag Archives: Pakistan

Sharbat Gula to return to Afghanistan on Monday

The Afghan woman Sharbat Gula will return to Afghanistan on coming Monday as she has been released from the jail nearly two weeks after she was arrested by the Pakistani authorities. The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal informed regarding the release of Gula from the jail earlier today. “With utmost delight, I announce that Sharbatgula is now free ...

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Zakhilwal asks Nawaz Sharif to intervene in securing Sharbat Gula’s release

The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has called on the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to intervene and secure the release of the Afghan woman Sharbat Gula who has been serving in a Pakistani jail for allegedly obtaining fake Pakistani identity card. Calling the decision by the court to reject the bail plea for Gula, the Afghan Ambassador ...

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Pakistani court rejects to release Sharbat Gula on bail

A court in Pakistan has rejected to release the Afghan woman Sharbat Gula who was arrested on charges of possessing fake Pakistani National Identity Card. According to the local media reports, the court rejected her bail plea after hearing arguments from both the sides. The court rejected the bail plea of Sharbat Gula despite lawyers Abdul Latif Afridi and Mubashar ...

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Paktia residents slam Pakistan for unprovoked shelling

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Residents of the Zazai Aryub district of southeastern Paktia province on Wednesday expressed deep concerns over the rocket strikes from Pakistani forces into some areas of the district, asking the government to probe the firings. “If rocket firing was not stopped, it would create huge problem,” the residents said, asking the authorities to take bold steps to ...

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Nat Geo’s famed ‘Afghan girl’ admitted in hospital

AُT-PESHAWAR: Afghan national and National Geographic famous face Sharbat Gula was admitted in a hospital here on Wednesday. Her application for release on bail was rejected by a Special Court at Peshawar today (Wednesday). The rejection comes despite Pakistani’s interior minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Sunday that his country would review Gula’s case on the grounds that “she ...

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SC to form commission to probe graft charges against Sharif

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would form a commission to investigate revelations in the Panama Papers leaks that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family owned offshore assets worth millions of dollars. The court’s decision came a day ahead of opposition leader Imran Khan’s planned “lockdown” of the national capital to pressure Sharif to step down or order a probe ...

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J-K: 7 civilians dead as Pakistan continues heavy shelling in border areas

Shelling from across the border killed seven civilians in Jammu and Kashmir’s border districts on Tuesday as Pakistan continued to pound Indian villages and army posts, the latest flare-up between the two countries amid plummeting bilateral ties. Police said two children – a five-year-old and a seven-year-old– and a woman were killed in Ramgarh’s Rangoor Camp. Two women died in ...

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Sharbat Gula likely to be freed on bail from Pakistan jail today

The famous Afghan woman ‘Afghan Mona Lisa’ will likely be released on bail from the Pakistan jail today, days after she was sentenced by a court for possessing fake Pakistani ID card. The Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal said two Afghan diplomats managed to meet Gula in Peshawar prison on Monday, assuring that Gula is in a good ...

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Pakistan warns Taliban for sidelining Islamabad from talks with Afghan govt

Pakistan has asked the Taliban leaders to leave the country with their family members if they sidelined Islamabad from peace talks with the Afghan government, it has been reported. Two senior Taliban leaders quoted in a report by VOA’s Afghanistan service have said that Pakistan have warned the group that Islamabad should not be sidelined from the talks. According to ...

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Hockey: India beat Pakistan 3-2 in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy

The Indian men’s hockey team on Sunday beat arch-rivals Pakistan 3-2 in the final of the Asian Champions Trophy at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium, Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute), Yousuf Affan (23rd) and Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) helped India surmount the challenge from Pakistan, who rallied from two goals behind through strikes by Muhammad ...

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