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Anti-Shia rally in Pakistan sparks sectarian security debate

Serious questions are being raised over Pakistan's intentions in taking rigid action against proscribed terror outfits operating in the country, after thousands of people rallied in Karachi, chanting anti-Shia slogans and calling them disbelievers

Pakistan 'informal' committee to discuss FATF bills

The 'informal' committee comprising Pakistani government and opposition lawmakers is likely to meet on Monday in an effort to end a deadlock on four bills related to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Journalist arrested in Karachi for 'defaming' Pakistan Army

A senior Pakistani journalist associated with a leading English daily was arrested in Karachi after he was accused of sharing "highly provocative posts" against the country's Army, the media reported on Saturday

Sexual assault survivors’ virginity test will be abolished in Pakistan

The provincial health authorities have told the Lahore High Court that the two-finger test (TFT), an old practice of examining sexual assault survivors, has limited evidentiary value and will be abolished from the protocol of medico-legal certificate (MLC) unless necessitated

Eight children sexually abused every day in Pakistan

More than eight children were subjected to sexual abuse on average every day in the first six months of 2020 in Pakistan, according to child protection NGO Sahil

Four killed in Karachi building fire

Four people were killed and seven others injured when a three-story residential building caught fire in Pakistan's Karachi city on Saturday, rescue teams said

Pakistan motorway gang-rape case still shrouded in darkness

Frustration among the public in Pakistan kistwas touching a new high as investigators failed to report any breakthrough almost 72 hours after the gang-rape of a woman on the motorway near here

Pakistan, IMF at loggerheads over financing of budget deficit

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Pakistani authorities are at loggerheads over financing of the yawning budget deficit for the current fiscal year as the Fund is asking for slashing down the budget deficit as well as the gross financing requirements, it is learnt

Pakistan's COVID-19 cases top 300,000

With the emergence of 548 new coronavirus cases in Pakistan, the country's overall tally increased to 300,371 on Friday, the Health Ministry said

IATA team completes safety audit of PIA

A four-member team of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Operational Safety Audit has completed its week-long audit inspection of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and are slated to leave on Friday night

Pakistan motorway gang-rape: PML-N spokesperson demands Lahore CCPO's removal

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday demanded the removal of Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Umer Sheikh for his remarks on the gang-rape of a woman on the outskirts of Lahore, which have raised a furore among members of society

Pakistan PM rejects criticism of dual nationals holding public office

Expressing displeasure over criticism of dual nationals holding public office, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday stressed the need for tapping what he called “resource pool” of Pakistani experts and professionals living abroad for the uplifting of the country

Pakistan aims 'long-term, multi-dimensional' partnership with Russia

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday extended an invitation to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to visit Pakistan, which he "gladly accepted", according to a statement issued by the Foreign Office said

Former PM Nawaz Sharif will have to surrender before further proceedings: IHC

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday directed the legal representatives of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to assist the court in the next hearing on the question of whether a review petition filed by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo against his surrender can still be entertained after he was declared a proclaimed offender by an accountability court in the Toshakhana reference

Nepal's farmers against the government’s land bank law

Farmers have raised voice against the Nepal government’s new law regarding land bank