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Pakistan women’s rights activist Gulalai Ismail released from detention

One of Pakistan’s leading women’s rights activists has been released from police custody, she told AFP on Thursday (7), after Amnesty International said she...

American headed for Pakistan to join Lashkar-e-Taiba held at US airport

A 29-year-old New York City man has been arrested while he was about to catch a flight to Pakistan to join the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT),...

Imprisoned Nawaz Sharif taken to hospital

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year jail term over graft charges, was taken to hospital on Saturday (2), officials...

Daughters of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi in Canada: source

The daughters of Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi, whose blasphemy case spotlighted religious extremism in her country, are now in Canada, a source close...

Hardliners call for protests as Bibi expected to leave Pakistan

Pakistani religious hardliners called on Wednesday for protests as Asia Bibi, the Christian woman at the centre of a years-long blasphemy row, was expected...

Pakistan Supreme Court to review Christian woman’s blasphemy acquittal

Pakistan's Supreme Court will on Tuesday begin a review of its acquittal of a Christian woman charged with blasphemy, a verdict that sparked days...

Pakistan to shelve major CPEC power project

The cash-strapped Pakistan government will shelve a major coal-based power plant project under the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, citing sufficient generation capacity...
UK jihadis

Tory peer urges further surveillance in fight against UK jihadis

by REENA KUMAR INDIVIDUALS with suspected extremist views should be subjected to greater vigilance and surveillance, Britain’s former counter extremism minister has said. Lord Tariq Ahmad,...
blasphemy

Pakistani residents receive government blasphemy warning texts

Millions of Pakistanis have been receiving text messages from the government warning them against sharing "blasphemous" content online, a move activists said would encourage...
Press freedom activists in Bangladesh

Press freedom under threat across south Asia

By Drew McLachlan Journalists and other media workers in Bangladesh are enjoying “maximum freedom” to cover the news despite a recent international report finding otherwise,...