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Pakistan Taliban extend truce for more talks with government

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday said they are extending a cease-fire with the government until May 30, after the two sides held an initial round of talks hosted by the Afghan Talib...

Aid group reports surging numbers in child abuse in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani aid group dedicated to child protection said Friday its data shows assaults and sexual abuse of children have surged by nearly a third in the country last year. ...

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar meets with Pakistani leaders

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar met Wednesday with Pakistani leaders in the first visit by a member of Congress since a new coalition government came into power in Islamabad last week after the ...

Pakistan's embattled PM ousted in no-confidence vote

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s political opposition ousted the country’s embattled prime minister in a no-confidence vote early Sunday, which they won after several of Imran Khan’s allies and a key coali...

Pakistan's top court blocks PM's move to stay in power

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Prime Minister Imran Khan’s bid to stay in power, ruling that his move to dissolve Parliament and call early elections was illegal. That s...

Pakistani PM urges Islamic nations to mediate in Ukraine war

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's prime minister on Tuesday urged foreign ministers from Muslim-majority nations to help end Russia's war in Ukraine, appealing also to China's top diplomat to join the effor...

Pakistan's Khan rallies supporters ahead of parliament vote

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan turned to grassroot supporters Monday, lobbying the poor and promising better hospital care as he faces a no-confidence motion in parliament. ...

Pakistan opposition holds major rally, demanding PM's ouster

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of Pakistan’s key opposition party held a major anti-government rally in the capital of Islamabad on Tuesday, demanding Prime Minister Imran Khan step down ove...

Pakistan court sentences man to death over woman's beheading

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court sentenced a man from a prominent industrialist family to death on Thursday, after finding him guilty of beheading a childhood friend who had refused to marry him. Th...

Pakistan honors Bill Gates for efforts on poverty, disease

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan awarded Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates its second-highest civilian honor on Thursday, in recognition of his work to alleviate poverty and dise...

Pakistani police arrest media owner after scuffle in capital

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani authorities Wednesday raided the home of a media owner and arrested him after a dramatic scuffle in which the man fired a pistol toward police and hit one officer in the hea...

Pakistan allows India to deliver wheat to struggling Kabul

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is allowing nuclear rival India to deliver tons of wheat to Afghans struggling through intensifying food shortages, two Foreign Ministry officials said Monday. ...

Pakistan police: Mob kills Sri Lankan over alleged blasphemy

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Muslim mob descended on a sports equipment factory in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Friday, killing a Sri Lankan man and burning his body publicly over allegations of...

Pakistani activist, 3 retired officers convicted of spying

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani military courts have convicted a prominent rights activist and three retired army officers on charges of espionage and sedition, sentencing them to prison terms ranging from...

IMF deal with Pakistan would revive $6 billion bailout

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Monday that weeks of talks with Pakistan have produced a preliminary agreement toward reviving a $6 billion economic bailout for the Islamic natio...