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Pakistan Bans TikTok over ‘Immoral and Indecent’ Content

The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) on Friday blocked the controversial Chinese video streaming app TikTok because it allegedly failed to filter “immoral and indecent” content — Prime Minister Imran Khan was reportedly involved in the decision. According to the PTA, “a number of complaints from different segments of society” were made about “immoral and indecent” content […]

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Christian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan Files Appeal With High Court

Photo Credit: Samina Kousar/Pixabay (International Christian Concern) – On September 8, Asif Pervaiz was sentenced to death by a trial court in Lahore, Pakistan for allegedly committing blasphemy. The legal team defending Pervaiz filed an appeal with the Lahore High Court on September 14 seeking to overturn the death sentence. Pervaiz, a 37-year-old Pakistani Christian, […]

Qatar, Pakistan Rule out Possibility of Normalization with Israel

Source 2020-09-15 18:12:44 A high-ranking Qatari official says Doha will not follow in the footsteps of neighboring Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to normalize relations with Israel, emphasizing that Doha will not take such a measure as long as the Palestinian issue is unresolved. “We don’t think that normalization was the core of […]

Tens of thousands in Pakistan protest Charlie Hebdo’s reprint of Prophet Mohammed cartoon

Home » Asia, Protests, Terrorism » Tens of thousands in Pakistan protest Charlie Hebdo’s reprint of Prophet Mohammed cartoon     Mass protests, involving tens of thousands of people, have continued in Pakistan after French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark the start of a trial over the deadly […]

Christian Girl Kidnapped in Pakistan Says Muslim ‘Husband’ Raped, Threatened Her

Photo Credit: Aa Dil/Pexels LAHORE, Pakistan (Morning Star News) – The Muslim who regained custody of a 14-year-old Christian girl he had kidnapped threatened to kill her and her family unless she gave court statements that she had married him and converted to Islam of her own free will, the girl told Morning Star News. Maira Shahbaz, […]

Monsoon rains wreak havoc across Pakistan, killing 36 people

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PM Khan: Pakistan Can’t Recognize Israel Until Palestine Gets Its Rights, State

Source Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says his country will never recognize Israel until the issue of Palestine is resolved days after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached a normalization deal with Israel. In an interview with the private Dunya News television network on Tuesday, Khan said Islamabad will not follow suit in recognizing Israel, […]

Saudi Arabia’s shocking snub from Pakistan is a bonanza for China and Turkey

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American Citizen Shot Dead in Pakistan Courtroom For Being an ‘Enemy of Islam’

An American citizen was shot six times and killed in a courtroom in Pakistan on Wednesday by a gunman who accused him of being an “enemy of Islam“, according to reports. A 19-year old gunman shot Tahir Ahmad Naseem, 57, in a courtroom where the Illinois resident was being tried on blasphemy charges. Video of the […]

Bus falls into huge sinkhole in Multan, Pakistan

     A metro bus fell into a sinkhole in Multan on Saturday, a day after PML-N leadership made tall claims about the quality of development projects in the city. The bus got stuck after a 10-foot deep sinkhole appeared on Suraj Miyani Road. The people were evacuated from the bus. No casualties were reported. The […]

Iran ready to carry Turkmenistan gas to Pakistan

SHANA — Iran’s state-run gas firm has expressed its readiness to deliver Turkmenistan’s gas to Pakistan under a swap deal, saying it would upgrade Iran’s status in global gas trading. “The National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) has expressed its readiness to receive and swap Turkmenistan’s gas even to Pakistan and India,” Hamid-Reza Araqi, CEO NIGC, […]

Lightning bolt kills shepherd and over 200 sheep, goats in Pakistan

     A lightning strike Friday killed a shepherd and more than 200 sheep and goats at the “Mosa Ka Mussala hilltop”. According to police, 45-year old shepherded Aleem s/o Kar Khan resident of Meethal village was grazing his flock of 200 sheep and goats in Malian when a lightning strike killed him and over 200 […]

Iran’s oil minister: Iran to speed up gas export to Pakistan

MNA– Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said that process of implementing Iranian gas export contract to Pakistan has not changed, so that the country will follow up the situation through the diplomatic system. Speaking on the sidelines of signing a contract for the construction operation of Iranshahr-Chabahar gas transmission pipeline, he said, “although Iran […]

‘Never fight someone else’s war’: US aid brought Pakistan more losses than benefits, says Imran Khan

In an interview with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze, Khan, a member of Pakistan’s National Assembly and the leader of the Pakistan Movement for Justice, criticized Washington’s approach on Afghanistan, saying that using force would only further antagonize the region. Pakistan has been strongly affected by what has been happening in neighboring Afghanistan, thanks to bellicose US […]

Iran ready to expand military, technical coop. with Pakistan

Iranian Minister of Defense Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami made the remark in a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Khurram Dastgir Khan on Thursday, on the sidelines of the 7th Moscow Conference on International Security in the Russian capital. During the meeting, Hatami expressed hope that bilateral military and defense talks and cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad […]

How Many People Has the U.S. Killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan Post-9/11?

In the first part of this series, I estimated that about 2.4 million Iraqis have been killed as a result of the illegal invasion of their country by the United States and the United Kingdom in 2003. I turn now to Afghan and Pakistani deaths in the ongoing 2001 U.S. intervention in Afghanistan. In part two, I will examine U.S.-caused war deaths in […]

Iran, Pakistan call for removing banking obstacles to boost economic ties

Seyyed Kamal Kharrazi made the remark in a meeting with Chief Minister of Sindh province Syed Murad Ali Shah during his visit to Pakistan. During the meeting which was held on Friday, the Chief Minister of Sindh voiced hope that the two countries’ contract on gas transfer to Pakistan would come into effect as soon […]

After renewed shelling in Kunar, Afghanistan summons Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires

nsnbc : Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires in the Afghan capital Kabul was summoned in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs amid what Kabul describes as persistent artillery […]

Iran, Pakistan seek Chabahar, Gwadar link

Kashmir Age– Pakistan and Iran want to “deepen” connectivity between the ports of Gawadar and Chahbahar which are being developed by China and India respectively, saying this would benefit people of the two countries. After Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif on Monday, the Pakistan foreign office in […]

Iran, Pakistan call for closer cooperation in all fields

IFP- Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is visiting Pakistan at the head of a politico-economic delegation, has sat down for talks with his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif. Speaking in the meeting in Islamabad on Monday, Zarif called for closer cooperation in political, economic, cultural and security fields. “It’s essential for Iran and Pakistan, […]

Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua presses U.S. for reconciliation in Afghanistan

nsnbc : Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua on Saturday, during her two-day visit to Washington, stressed the need for restarting the process of reconciliation in […]

Iran FM to visit Pakistan next week

Mehdi Honardoost, the Ambassador of Iran to Pakistan, told Iranian media that Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Pakistan in exchange for recent Pakistani Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif’s visit to Iran. He added that Iran’s foreign minister will arrive in the capital of Pakistan Islamabad on Sunday, March 11. Honardoost pointed out that […]

‘Untouchable’ Hindu woman wins Pakistan Senate seat in historic first

Representing the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Krishna Kumari defeated a Taliban-linked cleric during Saturday’s Senate elections, securing a seat in the upper house representing Sindh province. An advocate for minority rights, 39-year-old Kumari was born to a poor family in a remote village in southeast Pakistan. As a child, her family was held captive as […]

Kashmir: More than a thousand villagers flee as India and Pakistan trade heavy border fire

     As fighting along the border between India and Pakistan rages, more than 1,000 Kashmiris flee the violence. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir .- Hundreds of residents have fled their homes along the border following an escalation of cross-border attacks between India and Pakistan. Nasir Ahmad Naqash, deputy commissioner of northern Baramulla district, told Al Jazeera ceasefire […]

Russia and Pakistan strengthen ties in new Cold War conditions

     Afghanistan, no doubt, was what brought Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif to Moscow on a ‘working visit’ on February 20. This was Asif’s second meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the past 5-month period. They last met in New York on the sidelines of the UNGA session in September. The Russian Ministry took […]

Russia upgrades presence in Pakistan

nsnbc : Russian-language signposts have been erected in several regions of Pakistan, and Russia has appointed an honorary consul for the Pakistani city of Peshawar, […]

Pakistan’s PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to visit Afghanistan and Turkmenistan for TAPI gas pipeline inauguration

nsnbc : Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is due to visit Afghanistan for the inauguration of the Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India (TAPI) gas pipeline […]

‘Efforts paid off’: Pakistan thwarts US bid to put it back on terrorist-financing watch list

Asif tweeted on Tuesday that the country would not be put back on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) watch list – which it had been on from 2012-2015 – despite US efforts.     “Our efforts paid [off], FATF Paris 20 Feb meeting conclusion on the US-led motion to put Pakistan on watch list… No […]

Pakistan’s reliance on US military imports is over with 70% now coming from China and Russia

     Because of their often problematic relations, it is natural for India and Pakistan to seek divergent allies. In the Cold War era, their choices were apparent and easy. Pakistan joined two regional defense pacts patronized by the United States to contain communism. India followed a non-aligned policy to begin with, but signed a Treaty […]

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