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Mubasher Bukhari

Thousands attend Pakistani cleric's funeral despite COVID-19 curbs

21 Nov 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan Tens of thousands of mourners attended the funeral of a hardline Pakistani cleric in the eastern city of Lahore on Saturday, defying a government ban on large public gatherings in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

Pakistani Islamist found guilty on two more charges of terrorism financing

19 Nov 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Thursday sentenced Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the militant group blamed by the United States and India for the 2008 Mumbai siege, to 10 years in prison on two charges of terrorism financing, his lawyer said.

Former Pakistani prime minister accuses country’s army chief of toppling his government

16 Oct 2020

GUJRANWALA/LAHORE, Pakistan Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday accused the country’s army chief Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa of toppling his government, pressuring the judiciary, and installing the current government of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the 2018 elections.

Pakistan opposition starts countrywide protests to oust government

16 Oct 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan Supporters of Pakistan opposition parties were converging on a stadium in the city of Gujwanwala on Friday to begin a countrywide protest campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, who they accuse of being installed by the military in a rigged 2018 election.

Pakistan arrests second suspect after woman was gang-raped

13 Oct 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan A second suspect was remanded in custody on Tuesday after being detained by police in Pakistan following the gang rape of a woman that has led to protests across the country.

Ex-PM Sharif, daughter face sedition charges for criticising Pakistani military

05 Oct 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani police filed sedition charges on Monday against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and dozens of his party leaders over comments he made criticising the interference of the military in national politics.

Key Pakistan opposition figure's arrest political, party says

28 Sep 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan's anti-graft agency arrested the parliamentary leader of the opposition on corruption charges on Monday after a court rejected a plea for bail, a move his party says is linked to planned opposition protests against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan court sentences Christian to death on blasphemy charges

08 Sep 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced a Christian man to death on blasphemy charges.

Pakistan jails three men linked to group accused of Mumbai attack

29 Aug 2020

LAHORE, Pakistan A court in Pakistan has sentenced to prison three leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, an organisation accused by India and the United States of masterminding the 2008 attacks in Mumbai.

Pakistan's health minister tests positive for COVID-19

06 Jul 2020

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE Pakistan's health minister on Monday said he had tested positive for COVID-19, the latest senior figure to contract the novel coronavirus in a country where rising cases are putting pressure on the health system.

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