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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Pakistan

This month
November 2023
Thousands of Afghans forcibly returned from Pakistan, say Taliban officials
Taliban officials have hit out at Pakistan for “cruel” treatment of Afghans in recent days, warning of “consequences”.
Last month
October 2023
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan charged with leaking classified documents
Since being ousted from power last year, Khan has been tangled in a slew of legal cases.
This year
Death toll of Pakistan bombing rises to 54 as local Islamic State group suspected
A suspected suicide bomber or bombers blew themselves up yesterday among a crowd celebrating the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday.
At least 40 killed and dozens wounded in Pakistan blast
Provincial authorities are using social media to appeal for blood donors.
Court suspends former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan's prison sentence for graft conviction
His party and lawyers said he was granted bail, but they feared the 70-year-old would be rearrested.
Owner of Pakistan cable car arrested by police on charges of ignoring safety measures
Six children and two adults were pulled to safety in a daring rescue operation following a 16-hour ordeal.
All eight people rescued from cable car dangling for hours over Pakistan ravine
Six children and two adults were using the cable car to cross a valley when a cable broke at a height of several hundred metres.
Japanese climber dies and another injured while trying to scale one of Pakistan's highest peaks
The purpose of the expedition was to summit a never-before scaled peak in the Andaq Valley in the country’s north.
Death toll rises to 28 from Pakistan train derailment
More than 50 people were injured in the accident.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan jailed for three years after graft conviction
In May, Khan was arrested and briefly detained for the same case, which sparked deadly protests.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Pakistan blast that killed 54
The blast has raised fears Pakistan could be in for a bloody election period.
Bomb at political rally kills 40 and wounds 150 in Pakistan
Associated Press video showed wounded people being carried from the scene in the chaotic aftermath of the explosion.
Death toll rises to 55 after two weeks of monsoon rain in Pakistan
Eight children were among the 12 people confirmed dead yesterday.
More than 100 people to go before military court in Pakistan for civil unrest over Khan arrest
“102 miscreants are being tried in the already established military courts in connection with the cases,” said military spokesman Major General Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry.
Winds and heavy rains kill at least 27 people in Pakistan, including eight children
Authorities have declared an emergency in the affected districts.
Thousands protest at Pakistan’s Supreme Court over release of Imran Khan
Buses and vehicles filled with Pakistani government supporters arrived in Islamabad to protest the former prime minister’s release from custody.
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan granted bail after unlawful arrest
Khan’s arrest earlier this week sparked deadly clashes before being declared illegal.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court orders release of former PM Imran Khan
Supporters of the ex-cricketer were seen dancing near the court building to celebrate his release.
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan remanded in custody as violent protests over arrest continue
Khan was arrested during a routine hearing in the capital Islamabad yesterday.
Large public gatherings banned in Pakistan after former PM Imran Khan arrested
Khan’s political party urged supporters to protest but police warned that an order prohibiting gatherings would be strictly enforced.
Man lynched for 'blasphemy' in Pakistan after rally for former PM's political party
Blasphemy is a hugely sensitive issue in Muslim-majority Pakistan, where even unproven allegations can stir mobs and violence.
Pakistani police arrest eight people after 12 killed in Ramadan food stampede
Hundreds of women and children had rushed to collect free food and cash outside a factory in Karachi.
Government sends €10m to combat hunger and gender based violence in wake of Pakistani floods
The aid is destined to help hundreds of villages still cut off following the disaster said to have been caused by climate affected monsoons.
Pakistani court grants ex-prime minister Imran Khan protection from arrest
Khan has become embroiled in over 100 legal cases against him since he was ousted through a confidence vote last April.
At least 11 people killed as strong earthquake rattles Afghanistan and Pakistan
The powerful tremors sent many people fleeing their homes and offices in Pakistan’s capital of Islamabad.
Strong quake causes people to flee their homes in Afghanistan and Pakistan
The region is frequently hit by earthquakes – especially in the Hindu Kush mountain range.
Former prime minister of Pakistan charged with terrorism
The move came after the ousted politician’s followers clashed with security forces in Islamabad yesterday.
Clashes continue for second day in Pakistan as police try to arrest former PM Imran Khan
Officers had been trying to arrest the former prime minister for failing to appear in court on corruption charges.
Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif orders lifting of country’s ban on Wikipedia
The country’s media regulator had blocked the website last week over fears it hurt the sentiments of Muslims.
Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf dies aged 79
The general became president through the last of a string of military coups in Pakistan.
Blast at Pakistan mosque kills at least 80 people and injures 150 others
The attack happened during afternoon worship in the provincial capital of Peshawar.
At least 51 killed in Pakistan transport tragedies, as boat full of children capsizes
The latest transport tragedy in the country has left ten students confirmed dead, while up to nine are still missing in the waters.
Former Trump official says the US stopped a nuclear war between India and Pakistan in 2019
Mike Pompeo’s new book also reveals that he joked that he was trying to kill Kim Jong Un at a meeting with the North Korean leader.
Pakistan flood recovery needs 'massive' investment, says UN leader
Pakistan’s Prime Minister told the conference his country was ‘racing against time’ to deal with the consequences of last year’s flooding.
Last year
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan says march to capital will continue after he was shot in the leg
Khan’s march on the capital was suspended after a gunman opened fire.
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan claims country's current PM was part of assassination plot
The attack on Khan’s convoy yesterday killed one man and wounded at least 10.
Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan in stable condition after 'assassination attempt'
He was shot in the foot today at a political rally.
Malala visits Pakistan on 10th anniversary of Taliban shooting
It’s only the second time the 25 year old has returned to her home country since she was shot in 2012.
Court orders charges against ex-Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan to be dropped
The terrorism charges followed a speech Imran Khan gave in the capital Islamabad.
UN chief has 'never seen climate carnage' like Pakistan floods
Nearly 1,400 people have died in flooding that has wiped out crops and destroyed homes, businesses, roads and bridges.