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#Pakistan

# pakistan - Monday 14 September, 2020

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for chemical castration of perpetrators of sex crimes

It follows public outrage after a woman was raped in front of her two children.

# pakistan - Friday 11 September, 2020

Pakistani police chief faces backlash for suggesting rape victim should have been accompanied by a man

The controversy started after a woman was allegedly gang raped in Lahore.

# pakistan - Friday 28 August, 2020

Monsoon rain wreaks further havoc in Karachi, killing 20 more people

About 30 inches of rain has fallen on the city since Sunday.

# pakistan - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Opinion: 'We should fight for equal training for all doctors in memory of Dr Syed Waqqar Ali Shah'

We need to start training as many doctors as we can and that should not be based on the fairness of their skin or their country of origin, but on their skill and hard work, writes Dr Naveed Abbas.

# pakistan - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'I am ecstatic': A-level students share relief after u-turn on grading of exam results

Grades will now be based on teachers’ assessments rather than a controversial algorithm.

# pakistan - Monday 29 June, 2020

Three people killed after gunmen open fire on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi

No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

# pakistan - Saturday 23 May, 2020

Survivor tells of 'turbulence' and pilot's warning before Pakistan plane crash

Mohammad Zubair said the flight had been smooth until just before landing when it jolted violently and that was the last thing he remembered.

# pakistan - Friday 22 May, 2020

107 killed as Pakistani passenger plane crashes near Karachi

The aircraft arriving from the eastern city of Lahore was carrying 99 passengers and eight crew.

# pakistan - Monday 13 January, 2020

Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan

At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

# pakistan - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy

Junaid Hafeez was arrested in 2013 for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed online.

# pakistan - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia

Musharraf seized power in 1999 by ousting the government of Nawaz Sharif.

# pakistan - Thursday 31 October, 2019

At least 74 people killed after gas cylinders exploded on train in Pakistan

There are reports that some passengers were cooking when the cylinders exploded.

# pakistan - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Pakistani man granted injunction against deportation order weeks before his wedding

The man did not appear in court as he was signing on at the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

# pakistan - Sunday 11 August, 2019

Pakistan prime minister says international inaction over Kashmir is the same as appeasing Hitler

New Delhi last week rescinded years of autonomy enjoyed by the Indian-ruled part of Kashmir.

# pakistan - Monday 5 August, 2019

'Darkest day in Indian democracy': India abolishes Kashmir's special status with rush decree

The government imposed a security lockdown on the Indian-administered part of Kashmir this morning.

# pakistan - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area killing 18 people

One resident said the crash happened at around 2am.

# pakistan - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

From The42 Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup Ugly Scenes This post contains videos

Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup

The match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds was marred by crowd trouble.

# pakistan - Monday 17 June, 2019

Cat filter accidentally left on during Pakistani minister's live press conference

“I wasn’t the only one, two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter,” the minister said.

# pakistan - Saturday 11 May, 2019

At least one dead after three gunmen storm luxury hotel in Pakistan

“There are reports of a few people sustaining minor injuries,” the home minister said.

# pakistan - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a long-running blasphemy row, has left Pakistan for Canada

Bibi has been widely believed to have been held in protective custody by authorities as she awaited an asylum deal in a third country.

Ramadan attack at popular Pakistani shrine kills at least five people, wounds 24

Police have said they are still investigating the nature of the blast.

# pakistan - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for 'ignorant and racist' Bollywood war joke Comedy Central This post contains videos

Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for 'ignorant and racist' Bollywood war joke

Noah was speaking about the tensions between India and Pakistan.

# pakistan - Friday 1 March, 2019

Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'

Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.

# pakistan - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Pakistan says it will release captured Indian pilot tomorrow as a 'peace gesture'

The move comes after clashes between the nuclear-armed powers ignited fears of a disastrous conflict.

# pakistan - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Explainer: Why are India and Pakistan - both nuclear powers - on the brink of a major confrontation?

The countries have been in a dispute for over 70 years in relation to the Kashmir region.

Two Indian military jets shot down by Pakistan, one Indian pilot captured

One aircraft had fallen in Pakistani-held Kashmir, while the other crashed on the Indian side.

# pakistan - Saturday 1 December, 2018

# pakistan - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Who is Asia Bibi and why has her case sparked furious protests?

There have been calls for the Pakistani woman to be offered asylum, including in Ireland.

# pakistan - Saturday 17 November, 2018

'Ireland would like to help': Irish government open to asylum application from Asia Bibi

The justice minister and Tánaiste said Ireland would like to help.

# pakistan - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From The42 Ireland still seeking first win at Women's World T20 following 38-run loss to Pakistan Cricket

Ireland still seeking first win at Women's World T20 following 38-run loss to Pakistan

Ireland lost out to Australia in their ICC Women’s World Twenty20 opener.

# pakistan - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Opinion: 'Ireland should, as a matter of urgency, offer asylum to Asia Bibi'

If the referendum was not just about a pointless change, the government should demonstrate its commitment to freedom, equality and modernity by offering Asia Bibi and her family asylum and safety here, writes Paddy Manning.

# pakistan - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Pakistani Christian woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy, freed from jail

The country’s highest court last week overturned Bibi’s conviction and ordered her release

# pakistan - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'I can't believe it': Woman released as Pakistan Supreme Court overrules death row blasphemy conviction

Blasphemy is an incendiary charge in Pakistan, where even unproven allegations of insulting Islam can lead to violence

# pakistan - Sunday 2 September, 2018

The US military is cancelling $300 million in aid to Pakistan

It’s not happy with how Pakistan is tackling armed groups in the country.

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# pakistan - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Nurse who returned to Pakistan under threat of deportation was told the next day that asylum status is under review

Vicky Khokhar spent three years in a direct provision centre and during that time volunteered five days a week at a local nursing home.

# pakistan - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Cricket hero Khan claims victory as Pakistan election marred by rigging allegations

International observers are due to give their observations on the voting process tomorrow.

# pakistan - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

# pakistan - Sunday 6 May, 2018

# pakistan - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Almost 1,000 executions were recorded last year, including beheadings and lethal injections

Most executions took place in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan – in that order.

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