Pakistan’s environmental protection agency moves to curb urban air pollution after court ruling

Motorcyclists ride on a market-to-farm road in smog-hit Gujjar Khan near Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on April 10, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Pakistan’s environmental protection agency is installing air quality monitors and warning factories to add pollution filters after a panel of the country’s top judges ordered the government to detail its efforts to control worsening air […]

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Pakistani court bans foreign minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif from holding office

In this file photo taken on September 7, 2017, Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif briefs the media at the end of a three-day conference in Islamabad. (Photo by AFP) A Pakistani court on Thursday disqualified Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif from holding office, dealing a blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party (PML-N). A three-member special […]

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Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan denounces Donald Trump as “ignorant and ungrateful”

Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan (C) gestures as he addresses the media in Karachi on December 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Pakistan’s opposition leader Imran Khan has denounced Donald Trump as “ignorant and ungrateful” after the US president accused Islamabad of harboring terrorists. Khan, who has ambitions to become Pakistan’s next prime minister, said in […]

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Pakistani court orders arrest of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif over graft charges

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif speaks during a news conference in the capital, Islamabad, September 26, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) A court in Pakistan has issued an arrest warrant for the former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who is embroiled in two corruption cases tied to the Panama Papers leak, his lawyer says. “The accountability […]

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Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar leader killed in US drone strike in Afghanistan

This screen grab taken from a video recording shows Umar Khalid Khorasani, the leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) militant group. The leader of Pakistan’s Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), an offshoot of the country’s Taliban militant group, has been killed in a US drone strike in neighboring Afghanistan. The JuA spokesman said Thursday that Umar Khalid Khorasani was […]

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