Internet disruptions, unexplained by authorities, are casting serious doubts over the rule of law and Pakistan’s ambition to expand its digital economy.
Asian news from Pakistan
Critics warn the government is increasingly “endorsing cinema for political gain”, while some from Kashmir accuse authorities of “normalising” false narratives.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a graft case alleging they accepted a gift of land from a real estate tycoon in exchange for large sums of laundered money, officials said.
Asad Ali Toor has been accused of to trying to ‘coerce, intimidate, and incite violence’ against government officials in recent weeks.
The stowaway rodent was spotted enjoying the SriLankan Airlines Airbus A330 flight from the Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday, triggering an aircraft search to ensure it had not chewed through critical components.
ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court indicted jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi on Feb 27 on charges that they allegedly received land as a bribe during his premiership, his party said.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police raided a militant hideout in the country’s northwest early Tuesday, triggering an intense shootout in which a senior police officer was killed and two others wounded, a local police official said.
A Pakistani police officer is being hailed as a hero for negotiating the safe escort of a woman accused of blasphemy by a mob in Lahore. The woman was wearing a dress with Arabic calligraphy that the crowd mistook for verses from the Quran.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The eldest daughter and close aide of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday became the country’s first-ever female chief minister in eastern Punjab province. Her rivals accused authorities of nepotism and boycotted the session of the provincial assembly.