General Warns of Challenges to Tracking Terrorist Threats in Afghanistan After U.S. Exits

The military is examining where it can reposition troops to prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a terrorist base.

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Caving to Islamists, Pakistan’s Parliament Debates Expelling French Ambassador

Just a week ago, the government declared Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan a terrorist group. But after violent protests spurred by the publication of caricatures in France, the government acquiesced to the Islamist party’s demands.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #france, #khan-imran, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mohammed-the-prophet-of-islam, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #terrorism

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Outcry in Pakistan After Imran Khan Links Rape to How Women Dress

Activists have accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of “baffling ignorance” and victim-blaming after he said rape cases had risen because of “vulgarity.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #human-rights-commission-of-pakistan, #islamabad-pakistan, #khan-imran, #lahore-pakistan, #pakistan, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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A Covid-19 Surge and Conspiracy Theories Roil Pakistan

Public apathy and suspicion, and the government’s inability to enforce health restrictions, are feeding a second wave in a country with a limited social safety net.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #karachi-pakistan, #khan-imran, #khyber-pakhtunkhwa-pakistan, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #quarantines

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The Frustration and the Fury of Pakistan’s Women

The country fails its women from the very top of government leadership to those who live in our homes.

#baloch-qandeel, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #domestic-violence, #hikes-and-hiking, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Apologizes for Retweeting Election Post

The American diplomatic mission in Islamabad said its account had been used “without authorization” to forward a message citing the presidential election result as a blow to demagogues and dictators.

#diplomatic-service-embassies-and-consulates, #iqbal-ahsan, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations

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Blast at Pakistani Religious School Kills at Least 7

No group claimed immediate responsibility for the bombing, which took place while classes were happening at a madrasa in the suburbs of Peshawar, Pakistan.

#khan-imran, #peshawar-pakistan, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #terrorism

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

The case against Asif Ali Zardari, widower of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, is the latest in a string of moves against opposition figures that his supporters say are politically motivated.

#corruption-institutional, #khan-imran, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #money-laundering, #pakistan, #sharif-shahbaz, #zardari-asif-ali

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Pakistani Cricket Board Chief Faces Criticism for Being a British “Import”

“I don’t think anything prepared me for the hostility I was going to face,” the British-born Wasim Khan says of overseeing a beloved sport in a country where many see him only as a foreigner.

#cricket-game, #khan-imran, #khan-wasim, #pakistan

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Abductions, Censorship and Layoffs: Pakistani Critics Are Under Siege

Recent abductions of a journalist and an activist have underscored Pakistan’s worsening rights conditions as the country’s security forces pressure the news media and human rights groups.

#amnesty-international, #committee-to-protect-journalists, #dawn-pakistani-newspaper, #defense-and-military-forces, #geo-tv, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #khan-imran, #news-and-news-media, #news-sources-confidential-status-of, #newspapers, #pakistan, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf, #political-prisoners, #rehman-mir-shakil-ur, #sharif-nawaz, #unemployment

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Suggests Osama Bin Laden Was a Martyr

Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticized for using a term of veneration in Islam when referring to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

#bin-laden-osama, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #september-11-2001, #terrorism

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Pakistan’s Lockdown Ended a Month Ago. Now Hospital Signs Read ‘Full.’

Medical workers are falling ill in Pakistan at alarming rates as the country registers at least 100,000 new coronavirus cases since the lockdown was lifted.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #hospitals, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #quarantines, #ventilators-medical, #world-bank, #world-health-organization

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As Virus Infections Surge, Countries End Lockdowns

Still struggling with rising coronavirus cases, India, Mexico, Russia, Iran and Pakistan have decided they must end lockdowns and restart their economies.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #india, #iran, #khan-imran, #lopez-obrador-andres-manuel, #mexico, #pakistan, #putin-vladimir-v, #rouhani-hassan, #russia, #sobyanin-sergei-s

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Pakistan Coronavirus Lockdown Is Thwarted by Imams as Ramadan Nears

The government gave in to clerics’ demands that mosques be allowed to stay open during the Islamic holy month. Now critics are asking who’s in charge.

#attacks-on-police, #clergy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dawn-pakistani-newspaper, #defense-and-military-forces, #imams, #khan-imran, #mosques, #muslims-and-islam, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #ramadan

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Facebook, Google and Twitter Rebel Against Pakistan’s Censorship Rules

The battle is the latest skirmish between internet companies and governments over who decides what content should be online.

#censorship, #computers-and-the-internet, #facebook-inc, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #google-inc, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #politics-and-government, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #social-media, #twitter

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