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Pakistani PM: No talks until India restores Kashmir autonomy

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister on Tuesday ruled out talks with neighboring nuclear-rival India, saying they cannot happen until New Delhi restores the semi-autonomous status of the dispute...

Pakistani journalists' group vows to fight for press freedom

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The media is facing growing censorship, attacks and harassment in Pakistan that are threatening freedom of the press, a committee of journalists said Monday. The go...

Pakistan decries EU parliament's move on blasphemy laws

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Friday decried a move by the European Parliament, which a day earlier adopted a resolution demanding Islamabad allow freedom for religious minorities and asked the EU to r...

Pakistan frees 669 men from radical group as it ends rallies

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities freed nearly 669 supporters of an outlawed radical Islamist group, hours after it agreed to end a week of violent protests following talks with the government. ...

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...

Pakistan minister slams bill seeking prison for army critics

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani Cabinet minister on Thursday slammed a proposed bill that would punish criticism of the military with two-year prison terms and hefty fines, saying the legislation drafted...

Pakistan PM to India PM: We too want peaceful relations

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister has responded to a recent peace overture from his Indian counterpart, writing in a letter to Narendra Modi that Islamabad also desires peaceful relations wit...

Indian PM calls for cordial relations with Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a letter to his Pakistani counterpart saying he desires cordial relations with Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, in what appeared to be a ...

Pakistan army chief calls for peaceful resolution in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s powerful army chief on Thursday urged for a peaceful resolution in the disputed region of Kashmir and for peace talks with archrival India, a rare conciliatory call amid a ...

Pakistani opposition to boycott confidence vote for PM Khan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s opposition announced Friday it will boycott a special session of the National Assembly this weekend called by the prime minister after a politically embarrassing defeat of ...

Pakistani, Indian militaries agree to stop firing in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Rival neighbors Pakistan and India have pledged to stop firing weapons across the border in disputed Kashmir, promising to adhere to a 2003 accord that has been largely ignored, offic...

Pakistan officials say 3 climbers missing on K2 are dead

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say three experienced mountaineers who went missing earlier this month while attempting to scale the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, should be now considered ...

Pakistan suspends winter ascents after 3 climbers go missing

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities suspended all winter ascents, effective immediately, after three climbers went missing while attempting to scale K2 amid harsh weather in the country's north, a ...

Pakistan commutes death sentence for 2 mentally ill convicts

ISLAMABAD (AP) — In a landmark ruling, Pakistan's top court on Wednesday commuted the death sentences of two mentally ill prisoners who have spent decades on death row, the first such ruling in this c...