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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Imran Khan Welcomes PML-N Defectors to PTI

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Imran Khan Welcomes PML-N Defectors to PTI

Uncertainty surrounding the fate of PM Nawaz Sharif in the context of Panamagate has given Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) unique opportunity

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panama Papers Leak: Maryam Nawaz Entangled in Microsoft Word Font Controversy

The most shocking discoveries was that the text in documents Maryam sent to the investigators, allegedly from 2006, was rendered in the “Calibri” font.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Hold Anti-US Rally in Solidarity With Kashmiris

Activists in the Pakistani city of Karachi also held a protest rally in solidarity with the Kashmiris.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Kashmir is an “internationally recognised” dispute and is outstanding on the UN Security Council agenda.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Trump Hardens Approach Toward Pakistan After Afghan War Review

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Trump Hardens Approach Toward Pakistan After Afghan War Review

Potential Trump administration responses being discussed include expanding U.S. drone strikes, redirecting or withholding some aid to Pakistan.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Counter-Terrorism Court Sentences Taimoor Raza to Death for Blasphemy on Facebook

The conviction of Taimoor Raza, 30, follows a high-profile crackdown against blasphemy on social media by the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: ‘Our Country is Run Like a Company’: Imran Khan

PAKISTAN POLITICS: ‘Our Country is Run Like a Company’: Imran Khan

“They are getting richer and richer with each passing day by exploiting the country’s resources and taking them out of Pakistan,” said Imran Khan.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Repatriation of Afghan Refugees Resumes

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Repatriation of Afghan Refugees Resumes

Human Rights Watch has accused the U.N. of allowing Pakistan to forcibly evict Afghan refugees in violation of international law. Rights activists say they expect little change this year in either Pakistani policies or the inability of the Afghan government and aid groups to support the tide.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan to Build Fence Along Disputed Afghan Border

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistan to Build Fence Along Disputed Afghan Border

Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Bajwa, visited the northwestern tribal region on Saturday and announced the construction of fencing in “high threat zones.”

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Facebook to Be Banned in Pakistan Over ‘Blasphemy Content’

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Facebook to Be Banned in Pakistan Over ‘Blasphemy Content’

The government of Pakistan may ban Facebook and other social-media platforms over what it considers ‘blasphemous content,’ Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan says..

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistani Security Forces Killed Dozens of Militants

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistani Security Forces Killed Dozens of Militants

The bombing at the famed Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in southern Sindh province was Pakistan’s deadliest attack for two years, killing at least 83 people and highlighting the threat of militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Hafiz Saeed Supporters Condemn United States

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Hafiz Saeed Supporters Condemn United States

“Release Hafiz Saeed! Anyone who is a friend of U.S. is a traitor!” chanted 150 members of Saeed’s Islamic charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) in Karachi.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Missing Activist Salman Haider ‘Recovered’

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Missing Activist Salman Haider ‘Recovered’

Police sources told Geo News channel that Pakistani poet and activist Salman Haider, who disappeared on Jan. 6, was found late on Friday night.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: PPP Cautious On Reviving Military Courts For Civilians

PAKISTAN POLITICS: PPP Cautious On Reviving Military Courts For Civilians

“We are against any extension for military courts,” Senator Saeed Ghani of the leading opposition Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: General Qamar Javed Bajwa New Army Chief

PAKISTAN POLITICS: General Qamar Javed Bajwa New Army Chief

Bajwa is expected to help reset fraught relations between the military and the civilian government in a nuclear-armed nation of 190 million people.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Exiled Politician Altaf Hussain Tells His Pakistan Party He Is Still Boss

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Exiled Politician Altaf Hussain Tells His Pakistan Party He Is Still Boss

“I still love my country,” Hussain’s Muttahida Qaumi said. “I want to save Pakistan.”

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Worry President Trump May Favour India

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Pakistanis Worry President Trump May Favour India

“America will not abandon Pakistan, but definitely, Trump will be a tougher president than Hillary Clinton for Pakistan,” said Hasan Askari Rizvi.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif Denies Corruption

PAKISTAN POLITICS: Panamagate: Nawaz Sharif Denies Corruption

The petition filed by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by Imran Khan accused Sharif and his family of corruption, demanding an investigation.

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PAKISTAN: Panama Papers: Nawaz Sharif Faces Corruption Probe

PAKISTAN: Panama Papers: Nawaz Sharif Faces Corruption Probe

Pakistan Supreme Court orders corruption probe against Nawaz Sharif in Panama Papers scandal.

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PAKISTAN: Imran Khan Backs Down From Paralyzing The Capital

PAKISTAN: Imran Khan Backs Down From Paralyzing The Capital

“We will hold a massive gathering in Islamabad tomorrow at the parade ground to celebrate this victory,” Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan said.

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