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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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PAKISTAN: Pervaiz Rashid Removed Over Newspaper Leak That Angered Army

PAKISTAN: Pervaiz Rashid Removed Over Newspaper Leak That Angered Army

Pakistani Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has been removed from office over a newspaper leak that sparked a rift between the army and government.

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PAKISTAN: Islamists Rallied Despite Crackdown On Political Activists

PAKISTAN: Islamists Rallied Despite Crackdown On Political Activists

The government banned all political and religious processions in the city and unleashed a preemptive nationwide crackdown to try to stop PTI workers.

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PAKISTAN: Imran Khan Under Virtual House Arrest

PAKISTAN: Imran Khan Under Virtual House Arrest

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan said he had been placed “under almost house arrest” by police officers stationed around his home in Islamabad.

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PAKISTAN: Wajihuddin Ahmed Biography And Profile

PAKISTAN: Wajihuddin Ahmed Biography And Profile

Wajihuddin Ahmed was born December 1, 1938; Delhi. He is a former member of Pakistan’s judiciary. Read Wajihuddin Ahmed Biography and Profile.

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PAKISTAN: Bollywood Caught In Crossfire Amid India, Pakistan Feud

PAKISTAN: Bollywood Caught In Crossfire Amid India, Pakistan Feud

Bollywood star Salman Khan saw a vicious social media backlash after he was reported as saying that Pakistani artists should not be equated with terrorists.

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PAKISTAN: Supreme Court Dismisses Civilian Appeals Against Military Convictions

PAKISTAN: Supreme Court Dismisses Civilian Appeals Against Military Convictions

A 5-member bench ruled the appellants had not proved the military violated their constitutional rights. The military has convicted 104 civilians in secret tribunals.

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PAKISTAN: Pervaiz Rashid Says Nawaz Sharif Not Mentioned In Panama Papers

PAKISTAN: Pervaiz Rashid Says Nawaz Sharif Not Mentioned In Panama Papers

Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Minister and Senator Pervaiz Rashid made these remarks at a news conference held at the Lok Virsa.

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