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Pakistan Buddha restored after Taliban attack
AFP-JijiMINGORA, Pakistan (AFP-Jiji) — The Buddha of Swat, carved on a cliff in the seventh century, was dynamited by the Pakistani Taliban in 2007. Now it has been restored, a powerful symbol of tolerance in the traumatized Pakistani valley.The holy figure, depicted in a lotus position at the base
Partition still haunts India and Pakistan. Can Israel and Palestine avoid the same fate? | Opinion
One central, critical question still haunts the 1.5 billion people of India and Pakistan: Was Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the "Great Leader" who founded Pakistan, right or wrong? Was he right or wrong to declare...
Spokesman says Pakistan's ex-PM jail conditions 'deplorable'
Police officers hold back supporters of Pakistan's jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as they gather outside the Adiala jail where he is being held, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Thursday, July 19, 2018. A... more
Revving up to fight the patriarchy: Pakistan’s women learn to ride motorbikes
LAHORE, Pakistan — One morning recently, 28-year-old Rahila Qaisar donned a pink helmet, balanced her handbag on her lap and revved her new pink Honda motorcycle, so fresh from the factory that the passenger seat was still covered in plastic.
Fearful for decades, Pakistan's main parties now openly campaign in...
KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) - For over 25 years, maverick political leader Altaf Hussain had an iron grip on Karachi, able to bring Pakistan’s largest city to a standstill with a single phone call.
Ahead of Pakistan's Elections, Transgender Activists Push for a Seat at the Table
© Aamir Qureshi—AFP/Getty ImagesIn this picture taken on July 5, 2018, Pakistani transgender independent candidate Nadeem Kashish (L), who will contest in the general elections for a parliamentary seat, takes part in a campaign event at radio station "FM Power 99" in Islamabad.
Pakistan: Two additional 'brain-eating amoeba' deaths reported in Karachi - Outbreak News Today
Health authorities say the fifth casewas a 14-year-old girl who was brought to the Liaquat National Hospital on July 7 with complaints of severe headache, vomiting, restlessness and fits. During investigation it was confirmed that the teenager was infected with Naegleria fowleri,” said Dr Zafar Mehd
Pakistan's five biggest post-election challenges
© Provided by AFPNo matter who is voted into office on July 25, the new rulers will have to make hard choices, and quickly
Pakistan election: Security tightened, schedules changed as country braces for vote
© AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/AFP/Getty ImagesSupporters of former Pakistani cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, partecipate in an election campaign in Mianwali, some 240 kms southwest of Islamabad, on June 24, 2018. - Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan on June 24 kicked off his election
Political History of Pakistan enthralls theatergoers
This play titled 'Political History of Pakistan' is a satire or rather a commentary on the political past of Pakistan designed for the simple purpose of mapping out our political past so we can have a more decisive say in our political future. The play takes the audience on an informative and histor
Time for Pakistan’s generals to stop meddling in politics
AS A fast bowler, Imran Khan made rival batsmen quake and led Pakistan to victory in the Cricket World Cup in 1992. As a politician, he is thundering towards the election on July 25th and appears to be on the point of scoring another famous victory. Polls suggest his party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
Deadly Suicide Bombing in Pakistan Ahead of Election Marred by Crackdown on Activists, Journalists
Voters in Pakistan go to the polls next week, but the run-up to the election has already been marred by deadly terrorist attacks, a crackdown on activists and journalists, hundreds of arrests, and accusations of widespread interference by the military. On Friday, a massive suicide bombing at an elec
Analysis | Pakistan’s Turmoil
Since its birth in 1947, Pakistan has lived in constant turmoil. Conceived as a democracy, it has been ruled by the military for almost half its life. Engaged in off-and-on talks with its traditional foe India, its leaders have deep suspicions of the fellow nuclear power next door that continue to d
Military looms large over divisive Pakistan election - Breitbart
Observers have slammed “blatant” attempts to manipulate the ballot, which will see the brother of a recently jailed three-time prime minister face off against a former World Cup-winning cricketer for leadership of the nuclear-armed nation, whose short history is peppered by coups and assassinations.
No Winners Seen for Investors in Pakistan Neck-and-Neck Election
Whoever wins Pakistan’s election next week, gains in the rupee, stocks and bonds are likely to be short-lived as the new government grapples with a mounting set of economic challenges.
CT business owners sentenced to prison for profiting from unlawful exports to Pakistan
According to officials, on Wednesday, 67-year-old Muhammad Ismail ofMeridenand 38-year-old Kamran Khan ofHamdenwere each sentenced to 18 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for profiting from unlawful exports toPakistan.
Three reasons why Imran Khan is bad for Pakistan’s democracy - AEI
As Pakistan lurches toward parliamentary elections on July 25, cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan appears to be the front-runner to become the nuclear-armed Islamic republic’s next prime minister. In my latest Wall Street Journal column (read ithere), I argue that this would set back Pakistan by
Pakistan reverses order to try ex-PM Sharif in jail
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Pakistan thrashes Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in 3rd ODI
Opener Fakhar Zaman, dropped on 2 at first slip, made an unbeaten 43 off 24 balls and took Pakistan to 69-1 in just 9.5 overs.
FDI Pakistan touches 53% growth in FY18
Pakistan's cement and construction industry received foreign direct investment (FDI) of US$766.3m during the 12 months of FY17-18 (July -June), compared to US$501.9m received in corresponding months of last fiscal year. This translates a YoY growth of 53 per cent, says the State Bank of Pakistan (SB