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Pakistani journalist critical of government seized outside home

09 Feb 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani journalist under scrutiny for anti-government social media posts was beaten and seized outside his home on Saturday, his son said, in the latest sign of pressure on media.

Pakistani police to face murder charges over killing of family

23 Jan 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities have removed the head of the counter terrorism police in the province of Punjab and will charge five police with murder over a shooting last week in which an innocent family was killed.

Probe begins into Pakistani police killings that sparked outrage

21 Jan 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Monday opened an investigation into the police killing of four people, including a woman and a child, in an encounter with a suspected militant leader that has drawn accusations from the public of police brutality.

Clashes follow detention of ultra-right Pakistani cleric

24 Nov 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan on Saturday detained scores of protesters in a continuing crackdown against followers of a hardline Islamic cleric who led three days of protests over blasphemy laws and whose arrest overnight triggered violent clashes with police.

Pakistan arrests cleric whose followers shut down cities over blasphemy

23 Nov 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Friday night arrested an ultra-right religious party leader whose followers have shut down major cities demanding stricter application of stringent laws on blasphemy against Islam.

Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy 'secure', out of jail

08 Nov 2018

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy against Islam, and she is at a secure location in the country, officials said on Thursday. | Video

Pakistani Islamists to call off protests over Christian woman

02 Nov 2018

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD A Pakistani Islamist party said on Friday it will call off protests over the acquittal of a Christian woman who faced hanging on blasphemy charges, striking a deal with the government to end three days of protests in major cities.

Pakistan shuts phone networks as Islamists protest over Christian woman

02 Nov 2018

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD Pakistan suspended mobile phone networks in major cities on Friday and many schools were closed as Islamist groups protested for a third day against the acquittal of a Christian woman facing the death penalty for blasphemy.

Protests after Pakistan frees Christian woman sentenced to death over blasphemy

31 Oct 2018

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday freed a Christian woman from a death sentence for blasphemy against Islam and overturned her conviction, sparking angry protests and death threats from an ultra-Islamist party and cheers from human rights advocates. | Video

UPDATE 3-Pakistan Islamists protest as Christian woman freed in blasphemy case

31 Oct 2018

* Hard-line political party calls for death of judges in case

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