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Pakistan Parliament to consider French envoy's expulsion

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s Parliament is expected to consider a resolution on Tuesday about whether the French envoy should be expelled over the publication of controversial cartoons depicting...

Radical Islamist party frees 11 Pakistani police hostages

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — An outlawed Pakistani Islamist political group freed 11 policemen almost a day after taking them hostage in the eastern city of Lahore amid violent clashes with security forces...

3 killed as police crack down on hard-line group in Pakistan

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A crackdown by Pakistani security forces on protesting supporters of a banned Islamist party left at least three people dead and 20 others injured Sunday, a police official and...

Pakistan blocks social media access amid anti-France rallies

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan blocked access to all social media on Friday, after days of anti-French protests across the country by radical Islamists opposed to cartoons they consider blasphemous....

France asks citizens to leave Pakistan amid violent protests

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all of its nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country after anti-France violence erupted in the Islamic nation ...

Pakistan bans Islamist political party after violent rallies

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's interior minister on Wednesday recommended a ban on an Islamist political party whose supporters held violent rallies this week to condemn the arrest of their leader that l...

3 killed in Pakistan in clashes between police, Islamists

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Two demonstrators and a policeman were killed Tuesday in violent clashes between Islamists and police in Pakistan, hours after authorities arrested the head of an Islamist part...

Pakistan police arrest radical Islamist party head in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan police Monday arrested the leader of a radical Islamist political party a day after he threatened the government with protests if it did not expel France's ambassador ...

Pakistani court commutes death sentence, after 23 years

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s top court on Monday commuted the death sentence of a convict who had spent 23 years on death row, after determining he had committed the crime while still a minor, h...

Pakistan transfers man acquitted in US reporter's killing

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani-British man who was on death row for 18 years before his acquittal in the 2002 beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl was transferred Monday to a government ...

Pakistan court condemns 2 men to death in highway rape case

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court sentenced two men to death on Saturday for the gang rape of a woman in front of her children last year alongside a motorway in the eastern city of Lahore, a p...

Pakistani court grants bail to Christian in blasphemy case

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Monday granted bail to a Christian man convicted in 2018 while still a teenager of insulting Islam by posting a picture of Islam's holiest site on social m...

Pakistani couple's appeal of blasphemy sentence postponed

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court Wednesday adjourned without hearing a much-awaited appeal from a Christian couple facing the death penalty for the last seven years after being convicted of b...

Radical Pakistani religious cleric dies after leading sit-in

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Khadim Hussein Rizvi, a radical Pakistani religious scholar who this week led thousands of supporters into a sit-in in Islamabad over the republishing in France of caricatures ...

Pakistan's Lahore sees peak pollution as coronavirus surges

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A thick blanket of smog enveloped Pakistan's cultural capital of Lahore on Wednesday, prompting officials to warn that tens of thousands of the city's residents risk respirator...