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Sunday 2 April 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Pakistan

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# India
Media watchdog asks India to release Kashmiri journalist
The watchdog said it was “deeply disturbed” by the arrest of Sajad Gul, an independent journalist and media student.
# murree
At least 21 die trapped in vehicles after snowstorm in Pakistan
The military has been mobilised to clear roads and rescue people still trapped.
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# Islamabad
Pakistan hosts US, Russia and China for talks on Afghanistan
Afghanistan’s Taliban-appointed foreign minister, Amir Khan Muttaqi, did not attend the meeting.
# abdul qadeer khan
Controversial 'father' of Pakistan nuclear bomb dies aged 85
Abdul Qadeer Khan launched Pakistan on the path to becoming a nuclear weapons power in the early 1970s.
# Trapped
Dozens dead after trains collide in southern Pakistan
One train derailed and another hit it soon afterwards.
# Bomb Attack
Four killed in bomb attack at luxury Pakistan hotel where Chinese ambassador was staying
The motive behind the attack in Quetta is as yet unclear.
# Burial
Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners
Ten miners were kidnapped and killed last week.
# Imran Khan
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.
# Lahore
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
Monsoon rain wreaks further havoc in Karachi, killing 20 more people
About 30 inches of rain has fallen on the city since Sunday.
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.
# Calculated Grades
'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
Three people killed after gunmen open fire on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi
No militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
# Crash
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.
# Plane Crash
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.
# heavy snow
Snow, rain and flash floods leave dozens dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan
At least 43 people are dead in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
# Junaid Hafeez
Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy
Junaid Hafeez was arrested in 2013 for allegedly posting derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed online.
# Pervez Musharraf
Former Pakistan leader Musharraf sentenced to death in absentia
Musharraf seized power in 1999 by ousting the government of Nawaz Sharif.
# punjab
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.
# wedding woes
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.
# Imran Khan
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.
# presidential decree
'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.
# Rawalpindi
Pakistani army plane crashes into residential area killing 18 people
One resident said the crash happened at around 2am.
# Ugly scenes
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.
# You must be kitten me?
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.
# Pearl Continental Hotel
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.
# Blasphemy
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.
# Lahore
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.
# Comedy Central
Daily Show host Trevor Noah apologises for 'ignorant and racist' Bollywood war joke
Noah was speaking about the tensions between India and Pakistan.
# tensions
Pilot shot down by Pakistan returned to India in 'peace gesture'
Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was shot downed on Wednesday over Kashmir.
# Conflict
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.
# Kashmir dispute
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.
# Kashmir
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.
# Dublin Airport
Man entering Ireland for sham marriage caught after his texts were checked by immigration officials
He lost every argument he made.
# Blasphemy
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.
# Blasphemy
'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.
# 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.
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.
# Asia Bibi
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
# Asia Bibi
'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