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Sri Lanka prime minister acknowledges to AP attacks against Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan; security forces assisting them

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka prime minister acknowledges to AP attacks against Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan; security forces assisting them. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


A Polio Vaccinator Was Shot and Killed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — Two gunmen on motorcycle shot and killed a polio vaccinator in the southwestern Pakistani city of Chaman on Thursday, bringing the death toll among vaccinators working in the country’s anti-polio drive to at least three this week, officials said.


Why did I decide to cross Pakistan? Rosie Gabrielle's Answer to Rumors

Rumor has it, I’m government funded, and my entire trip was facilitated by sponsors to promote tourism in Pakistan. The TRUTH; this was a personal project of mine, self-funded to promote PEACE and UNITY.


The Latest: UK warns against travel to Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local):. The British government is warning its citizens against traveling to Sri Lanka, amid an intense security operation after bomb attacks on churches and hotels.


Pakistan’s ISI Has a Crucial Role to Play in Helping Sri Lanka

Pakistan has pledged to assist Sri Lanka in its investigation into the multiple atrocities which took place throughout the island nation days ago. In particular, Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has a vital role to play in uncovering the true culprits behind this incident.


Police to allow transgender recruits in Pakistan province

Transgender people in Pakistan’s Sindh province will be able to serve as regular duty police officers, the police chief said, adding it was time to offer more opportunities to a group relegated to menial jobs in government.


The Dilemma of Imran Khan

Pakistan’s enigmatic Prime Minister Imran Khan, charismatic and outspoken, has, it seems, tasked himself with rewriting the rule book on relations inside the Islamic world. His trips to Saudi Arabia and now Iran confuse watchers and pundits. With $20 billion in Saudi financial backing on the table f


Khan: Pakistan Will No Longer Be Party to Afghan Conflict

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan says it is highly dismayed at the recent surge in hostilities in Afghanistan from all sides, warning it would harm ongoing efforts to bring peace to the war-ravaged neighboring country.


Pakistan polio vaccine teams on edge after fatal attacks

Chaman (Pakistan) (AFP) – Polio workers across Pakistan were told to remain vigilant Thursday after multiple attacks on vaccination teams killed at least three people this week during an ongoing push to eradicate the disease from the restive country.


Provinces of Pakistan

Pakistan is a country situated in South Asia and is predominantly occupied by an Indo-Iranian speaking population. The country is bordered to the west by Iran, to the north by Afghanistan, to the southeast and east by India, to the northeast by China, and by the Arabian Sea to the south. The nation


Bangladesh U-16 squad named for Pakistan series

Batsman Rihad Khan has been named the captain while all-rounder Mahfuzur Rahman Rabbi will be his deputy. The BCB Thursday announced the 15-member Bangladesh U-16 squad for the Pakistan series, comprising two three-day matches and three one-dayers.


Gunmen in Pakistan kill policeman guarding polio eradication team

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed a police officer guarding a polio immunization team on Wednesday, the latest attack on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.


China lauds CPEC as an example of BRI cooperation ahead of Pakistan PM's visit

China on Tuesday reiterated that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is an important flagship project of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) which also offers a framework of cooperation with other countries and regions, just days ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Beijing


Iran announces joint border security force with Pakistan

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's president says a new joint security force will be formed with Pakistan to combat militants based along the two countries' shared border. Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that "a joint quick-reaction force for fighting against terrorism at the borders" was agreed to during his meetin


Early Warning? The Resignation of Pakistan’s Finance Minister Raises Unpleasant Questions

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s confidant and a longtime member of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) party, Asad Umar, resigned as finance minister last week. The development comes at a time when Pakistan is facing a serious economic crisis. Umar’s resignation raises fresh questions r


Pakistan boosts border protection after Iranian-based attack on passengers

Pakistan has announced it will fence off its 960-kilometer border with Iran. The decision was taken a couple of days after the targeted killing of 14 passengers carried out by Iran-based terrorists on the Makran Coastal Highway in Ormara, Baluchistan, in the early hours of April 18.


Pakistan Arrests Final Terror Suspect Linked to the 2002 Murder of Daniel Pearl

Officials in Pakistan announced that they have apprehended the last terror suspect believed to be responsible for the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal South Asian Bureau Chief Daniel Pearl. The Pakistan Security Forces caught Azim Jan on Friday, according to a report first published by The Media L


Pakistan losing control? Taliban group's pamphlet warns police to leave South Waziristan area in three days

The proscribed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has allegedly warned police through pamphlets to leave South Waziristan tribal district within three days. The pamphlets also asked local people sever relations with government officials.


New Landmark Motor Inn owner attacked for being born in Pakistan

MOREAU — The Landmark Motor Inn has been attacked in racist posts on a Facebook page masquerading as the inn's official page. Owner Shawn Asghar bought the inn a year ago. He was born in Pakistan but has been an American citizen for decades and almost immediately began encountering racist remarks fr


Pakistan Arrests Man for Spreading Polio Vaccine Myth That Sent 25K Children to Hospital

Authorities in Pakistan arrested a man on Tuesday for allegedly disseminating false rumors on social media that the polio vaccine led to fainting and vomiting, a move that prompted concerned parents to rush 25,000 children to the hospital and a mob of about 500 people to set fire to a local health c