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A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan

A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan

A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan KARACHI, Pakistan — Iqbal Shaheen, a taxi driver, drove his sick father to this city’s three main hospitals. All of their intensive care beds and ventilators were occupied. Mr. Shaheen was told there might be room at a private hospital, for $625 a day, …

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Pakistan Overhauls Rape Prosecutions in Response to Highway Attack

Pakistan Overhauls Rape Prosecutions in Response to Highway Attack

Pakistan Overhauls Rape Prosecutions in Response to Highway Attack Pakistan Overhauls Rape Prosecutions in Response to Highway Attack KARACHI, Pakistan — When a top police official in the eastern city of Lahore said that a woman who was raped on a deserted highway was partly to blame for the attack, thousands of protesters swarmed city streets. Now, in response to …

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U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Apologizes for Retweeting Anti-Trump Post

Instagram Tries Clamping Down on Misinformation

U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Apologizes for Retweeting Anti-Trump Post U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Apologizes for Retweeting Anti-Trump Post ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad apologized on Wednesday after saying that its official Twitter account had been used without permission to retweet an anti-Trump post from a Pakistani opposition politician and rival of Prime Minister Imran Khan. “The U.S. …

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Pakistan Bans TikTok, Citing Morals. Others Cite Politics.

Pakistan Bans TikTok, Citing Morals. Others Cite Politics.

Pakistan Bans TikTok, Citing Morals. Others Cite Politics. Pakistan Bans TikTok, Citing Morals. Others Cite Politics. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan has become the latest country to ban TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media platform, in a move that government critics said stemmed as much from politics as from allegations of immoral content. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said in a statement on …

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Asif Ali Zardari, Ex-President of Pakistan, Indicted in Money Laundering Case

Asif Ali Zardari, Ex-President of Pakistan, Indicted in Money Laundering Case

Asif Ali Zardari, Ex-President of Pakistan, Indicted in Money Laundering Case Asif Ali Zardari, Ex-President of Pakistan, Indicted in Money Laundering Case ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A former president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, was indicted on Monday in a money laundering case, the latest legal action against him and one that his supporters say is part of a wider trend …

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Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson

Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson

Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson Leaders of MQM, which since 2017 has splintered into different factions, portrayed the verdict as a vindication and expressed condolences for the victims. “We express our sympathies with the victims’ families as they had to wait for eight years to get justice,” …

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Border Clashes With Pakistan Leave 15 Afghan Civilians Dead, Officials Say

Border Clashes With Pakistan Leave 15 Afghan Civilians Dead, Officials Say

Border Clashes With Pakistan Leave 15 Afghan Civilians Dead, Officials Say Border Clashes With Pakistan Leave 15 Afghan Civilians Dead, Officials Say KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Some of the most intense border clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent years left at least 15 civilians dead on the Afghan side on Thursday, officials said. Afghanistan accused Pakistani forces of firing heavy …

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American Accused of Blasphemy Is Killed in Pakistan Courtroom

American Accused of Blasphemy Is Killed in Pakistan Courtroom

American Accused of Blasphemy Is Killed in Pakistan Courtroom American Accused of Blasphemy Is Killed in Pakistan Courtroom The United States urged Pakistan on Thursday to overhaul the country’s harsh blasphemy laws a day after an American citizen accused of violating them was fatally shot in a courtroom. The brazen killing has brought into sharp focus Pakistan’s much-maligned blasphemy laws, …

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Pakistan Stock Exchange Attack Leaves Several Dead

Pakistan Stock Exchange Attack Leaves Several Dead

Pakistan Stock Exchange Attack Leaves Several Dead Pakistan Stock Exchange Attack Leaves Several Dead Separatist gunmen tried to storm Pakistan’s stock exchange in the city of Karachi on Monday, killing three security officers and hurting several people before security officers shot the attackers, officials said. Officials reported that four gunmen drove up to the gate in front of the exchange, …

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Global Economy, Chinese Students, Pakistan Crash: Your Thursday Briefing

Global Economy, Chinese Students, Pakistan Crash: Your Thursday Briefing

Global Economy, Chinese Students, Pakistan Crash: Your Thursday Briefing Global Economy, Chinese Students, Pakistan Crash: Your Thursday Briefing (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering how the world is adjusting to coronavirus long term, what it means when North Korea backtracks from its threats and what the polio vaccine might do to fight …

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