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India and Pakistan crack down on Muslim group emerging as COVID-19 cluster

31 Mar 2020

NEW DELHI/LAHORE, Pakistan India and Pakistan sealed off centres belonging to a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and began investigating how many coronavirus cases were linked to its activities. | Video

Pakistan investigates owner of largest media group on graft charges

13 Mar 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Friday allowed an anti-corruption body to investigate the owner of the country's largest media group on allegations of graft dating back three decades, a move that rights groups said was aimed at stifling press freedom.

Pakistan court gives green light to women's march - with conditions

03 Mar 2020

LAHORE A Pakistani court on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the country's largest women's rights event but told organisers to ensure participants adhere to "decency and moral values".

Pakistani court to hear petition terming women's rights movement 'anti-state'

26 Feb 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan A major women's rights movement in Pakistan is facing a legal challenge over a march scheduled for next month over allegations that the organisers' activities are "anti-state".

Remains of teenager found in lion enclosure at Pakistan safari park

26 Feb 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan The remains of a teenager who had been missing for two days have been found in the lions' enclosure at a safari park in Pakistan, officials said.

Pakistan jails Islamist accused of Mumbai attacks for terrorism financing

13 Feb 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani Islamist Hafiz Saeed, accused by India and the United States of masterminding 2008 attacks in Mumbai, was jailed for 11 years on Wednesday on terrorism financing charges, a Pakistani government prosecutor and his lawyer said.

Pakistan court revokes coup leader Musharraf's death sentence, guilty verdict

13 Jan 2020

LAHORE A Pakistani high court on Monday revoked a guilty verdict and death sentence handed down to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf for treason, declaring that the formation of the court that sentenced him was unconstitutional, a government law officer said.

Pakistani judges rule special court in Musharraf case was unconstitutional

13 Jan 2020

LAHORE, Jan 13 A Pakistani High Court on Monday ruled that the formation of a special court that last month handed former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf a death sentence was unconstitutional, casting into doubt the legitimacy of the verdict.

Pakistan seizes five suspected al Qaeda militants

27 Dec 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan has arrested five suspected al Qaeda militants planning an attack on security personnel, authorities in the eastern state of Punjab said on Friday.

Lawyers ransack Pakistani hospital in row with doctors, patient dies

11 Dec 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan More than 100 lawyers stormed and ransacked a hospital in Pakistan on Wednesday to avenge what they said was an assault by doctors there on a fellow advocate, and an elderly patient died during the disturbance, authorities said.

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Global coronavirus cases surpass one million

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data.