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Pakistan Supreme Court dismisses civilian appeals against military convictions

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ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Monday upheld verdicts and death sentences in the cases of 16 civilians convicted of terrorism-related offences by military courts, the first time the highest court has ruled on the legality of cases tried by the military.

Pakistan expands glacier monitoring in effort to cut disaster risk 23 Aug 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan will invest $8.5 million (6.4 million pounds) to expand a network of glacier monitoring stations tracking the pace of glacial melt in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, in an effort to strengthen early warning systems and reduce the impact of flooding in the South Asian country.

Pakistan expands glacier monitoring in effort to cut disaster risk 23 Aug 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan will invest $8.5 million to expand a network of glacier monitoring stations tracking the pace of glacial melt in the Hindu Kush, Karakoram and Himalayan mountain ranges, in an effort to strengthen early warning systems and reduce the impact of flooding in the South Asian country.

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Pakistan arrests two over suggestions army seize power 26 Jul 2016

KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistani authorities have arrested two men in different parts of the country for suggesting that the army seize power from the civilian government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, police said on Tuesday.

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Pakistani prime minister's party wins polls in divided Kashmir 22 Jul 2016

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ruling party swept local elections in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, according to unofficial results on Friday, giving the premier a boost after months of pressure from his opponents.

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Pakistan to pass law against honour killings in weeks - PM's daughter 21 Jul 2016

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's ruling party plans to pass long-delayed legislation against "honour killings" within weeks in the wake of the high-profile murder of an outspoken social media star, the daughter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday. | Video

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Former Afghan spy chief says letters show Pakistan supports militants 15 Jul 2016

KABUL The former head of Afghanistan's main intelligence agency released documents on Thursday which he said showed that Pakistani intelligence services helped leaders of the Taliban and the feared Haqqani network in 2014 and 2015.

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U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war zones 01 Jul 2016

WASHINGTON The U.S. government accepted responsibility on Friday for inadvertently killing up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not at war, a major disclosure likely to inflame debate about targeted killings and use of drones.

Pakistan says it has arrested three Islamic State members 27 Jun 2016

LAHORE, Pakistani Counter-terrorist police raided a building in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Sunday and arrested three men affiliated with Islamic State who were planning to attack government buildings, authorities said on Monday.

Pakistani transgender woman shot for refusing sex with attackers - police 15 Jun 2016

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A transgender woman in Pakistan was shot for refusing to have sex with attackers who broke into her home, in the latest in a series of assaults on trans people, police said.