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Pakistan’s parliament to debate whether to expel French ambassador

PAKISTAN's parliament will debate Tuesday (20) whether the country should expel the French ambassador as the government bids to appease a radical party that...

Pakistan Islamists behind anti-France protests free 11 abducted police

ISLAMIST radicals in Pakistan on Monday (19) released 11 police abducted during violent anti-blasphemy protests against France over the weekend, the interior minister said as...

Pakistan appoints fourth finance minister in two years

PAKISTAN appointed Shaukat Tarin as its fourth finance minister in two years on Friday (16), part of a shake-up of the government's economic team...

Pakistan restores social media apps after blocking them for five hours

PAKISTAN restored Facebook, Twitter and several other social media apps on Friday (16) after blocking them for about five hours on security grounds amid...

France advises citizens to leave Pakistan after serious threats

FRANCE has advised French citizens to temporarily leave Pakistan and warned of serious threats to French interests in the country, two diplomatic sources said...

UAE is mediating between India and Pakistan, says senior diplomat

THE United Arab Emirates' (UAE) envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach...

Pakistan anti-France protests disrupt Covid-19 oxygen, say officials

THOUSANDS of supporters of a Pakistan Islamist party who blocked major roads to protest the arrest of their leader also disrupted critical oxygen supplies...

‘Vanguard of Pakistan’s democratic struggle’ I A Rehman dies

INDIA-BORN Pakistani human rights activist and Magsaysay award winner I A Rehman, 90, died on Monday (12), his family said. He was a strong voice...

Ex-wives hit out at Imran Khan on his rape comments

PAKISTAN prime minister Imran Khan's second wife Reham Khan has hit out at him on his recent remarks about rape. She tweeted a link to...

US blacklists Pakistan-based human smuggling organisation

THE US has imposed sanctions on an alleged Pakistan-based human smuggling organisation, accusing it of being involved in smuggling migrants to the US, including...