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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

THE-JAPAN-NEWS.COM - 2018-07-19 19:30:00

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...

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-07-19 17:04:00

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

SFGATE - 2018-07-19 13:44:56

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.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-07-19 11:52:00

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.

REUTERS UK - 2018-07-19 09:30:09

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.

MSN.COM - 2018-07-19 06:27:50

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

OUTBREAKNEWSTODAY.COM - 2018-07-19 05:30:21

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

MSN.COM - 2018-07-19 05:11:48

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

MSN.COM - 2018-07-19 00:15:01

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

MSN.COM - 2018-07-19 00:03:03

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

ECONOMIST.COM - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

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

DEMOCRACY NOW - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

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

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-07-18 23:53:00

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.

BREITBART - 2018-07-18 22:57:56

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.

BLOOMBERG - 2018-07-18 21:31:02

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.

WTNH.COM - 2018-07-18 19:40:15

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

AEI - 2018-07-18 13:38:14

Pakistan reverses order to try ex-PM Sharif in jail

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BOWLING GREEN DAILY NEWS - 2018-07-18 12:23:38

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.

FOX SPORTS - 2018-07-18 11:35:04

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

CEMNET.COM - 2018-07-18 08:55:18