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ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s PM pledges citizenship for refugees’ children

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to grant citizenship to Pakistan-born children of Afghan and Bengali refugees who have been living in the country for decades. Khan, in his first visit to commercial hub Karachi city, said hundreds of thousands of Afghans and Bangladeshis live in the country without the benefits of … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s PM pledges citizenship for refugees’ children

LAHORE, Pakistan | Thousands attend funeral of Pakistani ex-PM’s wife in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan — Thousands of mourners attended the funeral of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif‘s wife in the eastern city of Lahore on Friday. Kulsoom Nawaz, 68, was one of the country’s most well-regarded politicians. She died on Tuesday after months of lying in critical condition at a London hospital. She had undergone surgery … Continue reading LAHORE, Pakistan | Thousands attend funeral of Pakistani ex-PM’s wife in Lahore

Pakistan | Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Islamabad, Pakistan

Pakistan – Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Islamabad, Pakistan on September 5. In Islamabad he met with Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan, Foreign Minister Qureshi, and Chief of Army Staff Bajwa to discuss U.S.-Pakistan bilateral relations and potential areas for cooperation. —– SOURCE: news provided by STATE.GOV on September 5, 2018.

Pakistan | Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Pakistan

Pakistan – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Islamabad, Pakistan with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, and other civilian and military leadership. He was accompanied by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. Congratulating the Prime Minister on the formation of his … Continue reading Pakistan | Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan temporarily closes consulate in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD  — Pakistan temporarily closed its consulate in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad citing “intervention” by the provincial governor and a lack of security, but an Afghan official said Saturday that the issue was a simple misunderstanding and would be resolved shortly. In a letter to the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan’s embassy … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan temporarily closes consulate in Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan rally ends after Dutch cartoon contest is canceled

ISLAMABAD— Thousands of Pakistan’s hard-line Islamists have called off their rally after reaching near Islamabad following the cancellation of a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest by a Dutch anti-Muslim lawmaker. The far-right opposition politician Geert Wilders said Thursday he canceled the cartoon contest following death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk. The … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan rally ends after Dutch cartoon contest is canceled

KARACHI, Pakistan | Pakistan’s ruling party suspends lawmaker for assault

KARACHI, Pakistan — The party of Pakistan’s prime minister-designate on Thursday suspended a newly elected lawmaker after a video surfaced online showing him beating up a citizen in the southern city of Karachi. The action by the party of former cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, Tahreek-e-Insaf, was intended to showed that it plans to take such offenses … Continue reading KARACHI, Pakistan | Pakistan’s ruling party suspends lawmaker for assault

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan: Russian climber rescued, another dies on glacier

ISLAMABAD  — Pakistan’s military says it rescued a Russian climber stranded on a treacherous peak in the north after his fellow mountaineer fell to his death last week. An army statement says a helicopter plucked climber Alexander Gukov from Latok, at a height of 6,294 meters — about 20,650 feet — in a “daring rescue” … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan: Russian climber rescued, another dies on glacier