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QUETTA, Pakistan | Iranian border guards kill 2, wound 3 Pakistanis

QUETTA, Pakistan  — A Pakistani official says Iranian border guards have killed two people trying to cross through an illegal route from the Panjgur district in Baluchistan. Sabir Baluch, a Baluchistan Levies Force official, says Sunday three others were wounded and taken to a Panjgur hospital. In search of opportunity, hundreds of Pakistanis attempt to … Continue reading QUETTA, Pakistan | Iranian border guards kill 2, wound 3 Pakistanis

United States | Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

United States – Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad will travel to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar with an interagency delegation from November 8–20. He will meet with Afghan government officials and other interested parties to advance the goal of an intra-Afghan dialogue and negotiations that include the Taliban and … Continue reading United States | Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad Travel to Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar

ROME | Italy working to help Pakistani Christian in blasphemy case

ROME — Italy is working to help relocate the family of a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted after being sentenced to death for blasphemy as her husband warns their lives are in danger in Pakistan. The Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it was coordinating with other countries to ensure the safety of Asia Bibi and … Continue reading ROME | Italy working to help Pakistani Christian in blasphemy case

ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s ‘father of Taliban’ cleric killed in knife attack

ISLAMABAD — Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, also known as the “father of the Taliban,” was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, his family and police said. Haq’s son, Hamidul Haq, said his father was alone in his bedroom when he was attacked by … Continue reading ISLAMABAD | Pakistan’s ‘father of Taliban’ cleric killed in knife attack

Pakistan News: USCIRF Welcomes Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Death Sentence Against Asia Bibi

USCIRF Welcomes Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Death Sentence Against Asia Bibi WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the decision by Pakistan’s Supreme Court to overturn the death sentence handed down in 2010 against Asia Bibi, a Roman Catholic mother of five.  Following a 2009 accusation of … Continue reading Pakistan News: USCIRF Welcomes Pakistani Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Death Sentence Against Asia Bibi

Pakistan News: Government determined PayPal to Pakistan, could launch soon 2018

PAKISTAN – In a interview with Pakistan local media channel 92 News HD Plus, Pakistan’s finance minister Asad Umer stated that the government is working hard to bring PayPal or an “online platform similar to PayPal” within the next 3-4 months.  According to the official, he recently held a meeting with a company which offers … Continue reading Pakistan News: Government determined PayPal to Pakistan, could launch soon 2018

Pakistan News: Christian woman on death row, Asia Bibi, is acquitted by Pakistan

LAHORE, PAKISTAN – A case in Pakistan polarizing the nation, a Pakistan court has overturned the death sentence of Christian woman, Asia Bibi. Convicted in 2010, Asia Bibi was accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad. Bibi maintained her innocence while spending eight years in solitary confinement. Pakistan sources report that protesters against the verdict are taking … Continue reading Pakistan News: Christian woman on death row, Asia Bibi, is acquitted by Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan | Officials: Pakistan frees senior Taliban commander

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say a senior Taliban commander arrested in 2010 has been released from prison. Two intelligence officials said Wednesday that Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was released after high-level negotiations. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to media. His release could be related to U.S. … Continue reading PESHAWAR, Pakistan | Officials: Pakistan frees senior Taliban commander