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# pakistan - Monday 14 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 14th 2020, 10:45 PM 30,118 Views 35 Comments

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
# Lahore
# Lahore

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

Sep 11th 2020, 10:18 AM 27,649 Views 13 Comments

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
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

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

Aug 28th 2020, 1:27 PM 7,780 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Dr Naveed Abbas
# Dr Naveed Abbas

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

Updated Aug 20th 2020, 10:27 PM 34,660 Views 20 Comments

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
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

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

Aug 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 13,957 Views 3 Comments

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
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

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

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 8:52 AM 8,932 Views 0 Comments

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
# Crash
# Crash

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

May 23rd 2020, 7:07 PM 30,491 Views 12 Comments

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
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

107 killed as Pakistani passenger plane crashes near Karachi

May 22nd 2020, 1:26 PM 36,599 Views 7 Comments

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
# Heavy Snow
# Heavy Snow

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

Jan 13th 2020, 8:25 AM 10,778 Views 1 Comment

At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

# pakistan - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy
# Junaid Hafeez
# Junaid Hafeez

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy

Dec 21st 2019, 5:46 PM 59,988 Views 77 Comments

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
# Pervez Musharraf
# Pervez Musharraf

Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia

Dec 17th 2019, 9:12 AM 16,126 Views 5 Comments

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
# Punjab
# Punjab

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

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 3:00 PM 11,965 Views 6 Comments

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
# Wedding Woes
# Wedding Woes

Pakistani man granted injunction against deportation order weeks before his wedding

Aug 21st 2019, 6:49 PM 18,817 Views 0 Comments

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
# Imran Khan
# Imran Khan

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

Aug 11th 2019, 6:28 PM 17,503 Views 19 Comments

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
# Presidential Decree
# Presidential Decree

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

Aug 5th 2019, 8:48 AM 43,513 Views 31 Comments

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
# Rawalpindi
# Rawalpindi

Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area killing 18 people

Jul 30th 2019, 7:58 AM 6,429 Views 4 Comments

One resident said the crash happened at around 2am.

# pakistan - Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Police make arrests and investigate footage of fans fighting at Cricket World Cup
# Ugly Scenes
From The42
# Ugly Scenes

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

Jul 3rd 2019, 1:03 PM 8,141 Views 5 Comments

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
# You Must Be Kitten Me?
# You Must Be Kitten Me?

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

Jun 17th 2019, 10:35 PM 54,055 Views 24 Comments

“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
# Pearl Continental Hotel
# Pearl Continental Hotel

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

May 11th 2019, 7:14 PM 19,487 Views 1 Comment

“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
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

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

May 8th 2019, 8:57 AM 29,143 Views 38 Comments

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
# Lahore
# Lahore

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

May 8th 2019, 7:38 AM 9,702 Views 3 Comments

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
# Comedy Central

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

Mar 3rd 2019, 3:36 PM 35,724 Views 22 Comments

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'
# Tensions
# Tensions

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

Mar 1st 2019, 10:15 PM 16,133 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Conflict
# Conflict

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

Feb 28th 2019, 12:35 PM 10,639 Views 10 Comments

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?
# Kashmir Dispute
# Kashmir Dispute

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

Feb 27th 2019, 4:14 PM 14,459 Views 28 Comments

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
# Kashmir
# Kashmir

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

Feb 27th 2019, 7:15 AM 24,169 Views 29 Comments

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

# pakistan - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Man entering Ireland for sham marriage caught after his texts were checked by immigration officials
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Man entering Ireland for sham marriage caught after his texts were checked by immigration officials

Dec 1st 2018, 12:05 AM 152,647 Views 111 Comments

He lost every argument he made.

# pakistan - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 PM 30,694 Views 51 Comments

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
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

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

Nov 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 58,881 Views 55 Comments

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

# pakistan - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 14th 2018, 8:11 AM 1,709 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Blasphemy
# Blasphemy

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

Nov 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 35,415 Views 101 Comments

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
# Asia Bibi
# Asia Bibi

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

Nov 7th 2018, 9:59 PM 26,187 Views 54 Comments

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
# Asia Bibi
# Asia Bibi

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

Oct 31st 2018, 9:20 AM 30,370 Views 69 Comments

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
# Pentagon
# Pentagon

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 11:37 AM 14,751 Views 60 Comments

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

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Sep 2nd 2018, 9:00 AM 10,875 Views 2 Comments

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

# 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
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

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

Updated Aug 29th 2018, 6:41 PM 45,407 Views 61 Comments

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
# Acrimony
# Acrimony

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

Jul 26th 2018, 6:45 PM 11,384 Views 26 Comments

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

# pakistan - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Over €1 million worth of heroin labelled as household goods seized at Dublin Airport
# Seized
# Seized

Over €1 million worth of heroin labelled as household goods seized at Dublin Airport

Jun 19th 2018, 5:05 PM 16,390 Views 19 Comments

The drugs were sent from Pakistan.

# pakistan - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Pakistan minister shot and wounded in suspected assassination bid
# Shooting
# Shooting

Pakistan minister shot and wounded in suspected assassination bid

May 6th 2018, 5:00 PM 8,007 Views 1 Comment

He was shot in the arm.

# pakistan - Thursday 12 April, 2018

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

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

Apr 12th 2018, 2:50 PM 21,298 Views 65 Comments

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

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