Why people get killed over blasphemy in Pakistan.
The courts, set up through a constitutional amendment to speed-up cases against militants, were allowed to function through another amendment that included a clause that they would end after two years.
General Sharif, who retired in November is the first Pakistani army chief in over 20 years not to seek an extension to his term.
Two Islamist militants, including one of the masterminds of last year’s Dhaka cafe terror attack, were killed in a gunfight with police during a pre-dawn raid.
The slow pace of distributing government grant money for rebuilding has left many people to spend their second winter without a home.
Police said the arrested activists belonged to Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah, a coalition of Islamist groups who were planning to attack people staging a vigil to commemorate the anniversary of a governor’s killing.
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Pakistan is one of just three countries in the world, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, that have endemic polio.
The Madhes issue remains unsettled with the Maoists and Nepali Congress unable to amend the constitution without the support of the UML.
In the fourth of a five part interview centred around his book, Choices, India’s former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon discusses India’s Sri Lanka policy.
Hazardous substances, dire working conditions all make for the side of the ship-breaking industry which isn’t shown outside.
The government rejected the idea of demonetisation because it believes that such a move “would adversely affect the efficiency of exchange in business”.
Even as the Nawaz Sharif government tries to honour Nobel laureate Abdus Salam, an Ahmedi, by renaming the physics department of Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad after him, persecution of the community continues.
The immense hydropower potential of both countries could help accelerate the economic development in the region.
China’s Taiwan affairs office said any interference with or damage to the “one China” principle would seriously impact the stability of the Taiwan Strait.
Locals fear that recent threats of extortion and targeted killings earlier this year mark an attempt by the Taliban to regain a foothold in the mountainous area.
About 250 years ago, Bengal suffered a debilitating famine under colonial rule, partially brought on by changes in the colonial currency system.
The appointments are being seen as an effort by Qamar Javed Bajwa to put in place a ‘new team’ after taking charge as the 16th chief of army staff.
Five officials at the bank were guilty of negligence and carelessness in a cyber-heist of $81 million that happened earlier this year, in February.
Sirisena had cancelled the gazette notice issued by then governor of Sri Lanka Robert Brownrigg in 1818 naming the Sinhalese leaders as traitors.
The National Defence Authorisation Act imposes four conditions on Pakistan to be eligible for the $400 mn – all centred on Islamabad significantly targeting the Haqqani network.
There have been a number of communal attacks across the country, but the state has either been in denial or complicit. Where do people look for justice?
Indian officials say the arrest of an ISIS fighter who claims to have been preparing to attack the Indian consulate in Jalalabad is “vindication” of New Delhi’s belief of strong Pakistani links propping up the militant group’s operations in Afghanistan.
Engine trouble was initially believed responsible, but many questions remain.
A fire at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Karachi killed at least 11people on Monday and injured dozens, media reported.
If durable solutions are not found soon, extremist political factions are likely to gain ground as social frustrations increase.
The summit declaration called for regional and international cooperation to eliminate terrorism
Research into banks’ charitable activities shows a strong interest in disclosing donations made the the ruling family’s causes.
Trump’s Offer to Resolve Pakistan’s ‘Outstanding Problems’ Should be to Stop Terror Sponsorship: India
‘You are a terrific guy. You are doing amazing work which is visible in every way. I am looking forward to see you soon,’ Trump told Nawaz Sharif.
China’s statement comes in the wake of a series of attacks by ethnic armed groups on Myanmar security forces and people crossing into China to escape.
Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa had once pointed out that the bigger threat was from militants, not India, but that view may not necessary hold.
With the reputation of being one of the most successful captains in Test cricket history, Khan surely possesses leadership skills. But whether leading a nation of 200 million people is the same as leading a cricket team is open to question.
General Bajwa will likely take charge of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal handover on Tuesday.
Raheel Sharif’s retirement is certainly unusual and creditable in the context of strengthening institutional conventions in Pakistan, he being only the seventh army chief out of 15 to have quit on time.