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Pakistan scholar's blasphemy trial enters final stages as U.S. raises alarm

11 Dec 2019

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani court will hear final arguments on Thursday in the blasphemy trial of a liberal scholar and former university lecturer a week after a U.S. religious freedom commission placed his name on its list of global victims, his lawyer said.

Pakistani militant accused of Mumbai attacks faces terror financing charges

11 Dec 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani anti-terrorism court indicted Hafiz Saeed, the alleged mastermind of deadly 2008 attacks in Mumbai, on terror financing charges on Wednesday, a government prosecutor and defence lawyer said.

Pakistan's top court strikes down three-year extension for army chief

28 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's top court on Thursday gave the government six months to justify why it granted a controversial extension to the country's army chief, in a rare case that pits the judiciary against the government and the military.

Pakistan's top court grants temporary extension to army chief's term

28 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's top court granted a six-month extension to the term of the country's army head General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday, after initially blocking a three-year extension of his tenure.

Pakistan's top court to rule on controversial extension for army chief

28 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's top court will rule on Thursday whether to grant an extension to the country's army chief, in a rare case that pits the judiciary against the government and the military.

Pakistan's top court to rule on controversial extension for army chief

28 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD, Nov 28 Pakistan's top court will rule on Thursday whether to grant an extension to the country's army chief, in a rare case that pits the judiciary against the government and the military.

Pakistan's top court ramps up pressure on government to explain army chief extension

27 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the government one more day to explain why it granted a three-year extension to army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, setting up the possibility of a rift between the judiciary and military.

Pakistan top court challenges military over army chief extension

26 Nov 2019

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the government's extension of the term of office of army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, putting it on a possible collision course with the powerful military.

Convicted ex-PM Sharif leaves Pakistan for medical treatment in London

19 Nov 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan on Tuesday in an air ambulance to seek medical treatment in London, his party said, a month after the three-time premier was released on bail from a seven-year prison sentence for corruption.

Pakistani Islamist party vows to oust government with protests

22 Oct 2019

ISLAMABAD The chief of one of Pakistan's largest religious parties announced on Tuesday a protest campaign aimed at ousting Prime Minister Imran Khan, raising the prospect of political turmoil as the government struggles to stabilize the economy.

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