Pakistan Raises Fuel Prices in Effort to Stabilize Economy

The interim government’s move was seen as a bid to revive a $6 billion bailout from the International Monetary Fund.

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Days After Ouster, Imran Khan Is Back on the Trail in Pakistan

With fiery critiques of his rivals and the U.S., the former prime minister has drawn thousands to rallies across Pakistan and stoked fears of more political turmoil.

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Shehbaz Sharif Becomes Interim Prime Minister of Pakistan

Mr. Sharif, whose family has been dogged by accusations of graft for decades, was selected by Pakistan’s Parliament at a time of deep political divisions and economic tumult.

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In Imran Khan’s Ouster, a Reminder of Pakistani Military’s Power

After Imran Khan’s ouster as prime minister, the legacy of his time in office is a continued military dominance of public affairs and deep polarization that could turn violent.

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Imran Khan Ousted as Pakistan’s Prime Minister

The country will now face early elections after days of brinkmanship in which Mr. Khan tried to dissolve Parliament to head off the no-confidence vote.

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Imran Khan Resigns as Pakistan’s Prime Minister

The country will now face early elections after days of brinkmanship in which Mr. Khan tried to dissolve Parliament to head off the no-confidence vote.

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Pakistan’s Supreme Court Blocks Imran Khan’s Move to Stay in Power

The prime minister will now face a no-confidence vote, which he had tried to avoid by dissolving Parliament, a move his opponents called a coup.

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Imran Khan Dissolves Parliament, Blocking No-Confidence Vote

Imran Khan’s actions have set up a constitutional battle over the country’s leadership. The Supreme Court is expected to address the turmoil on Monday.

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Imran Khan Says He Won’t Accept Result of Coming No-Confidence Vote

The prime minister of Pakistan, whose coalition has lost support in the National Assembly, claimed the coming vote was a conspiracy between opposition lawmakers and the United States.

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Imran Khan Defiantly Refuses to Resign as Pakistan’s Leader

Prime Minister Khan, who faces the prospect of being removed from office by Parliament, accused the United States of mounting a conspiracy to topple his government.

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Pakistan’s Cricket-Star-Turned-Prime Minister Fights for Survival

Soaring inflation and a rift with the military threaten Imran Khan’s tenure as prime minister. He has dismissed criticism as a foreign conspiracy.

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Religion-Fueled Mobs on the Rise Again in Pakistan

The recent lynching of a man accused of burning pages from a Quran underscored Pakistan’s leading status as a site of religious violence.

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To Preserve Its Own Stability, Pakistan Must Stabilize Afghanistan First

Analysts say that the Taliban takeover has sparked a spike in terror attacks that have put the Pakistani government in a difficult position as it tries to support Afghanistan’s new government.

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Pakistan’s Army Is Trying to Balance the U.S. and China

As U.S.-China competition intensifies, Pakistan’s army fears getting trapped in a cul-de-sac with Beijing.

#china, #khan-imran, #pakistan, #united-states-international-relations

Heavy Snow Kills 21 at Murree Hill Station in Pakistan

Stranded in their cars on snow-covered roads, some in the mountainside town of Murree froze to death and others died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Born and Raised in Pakistan, but Living in Legal Limbo

Pakistan has refused to grant the children of Afghan refugees full rights as citizens. A lack of identification documents limits their livelihoods and puts them at risk of deportation.

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Inflation Batters Pakistan and Puts Pressure on Imran Khan

Rising prices and a weakened currency are straining households, intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan to find solutions.

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India Wants to Send Wheat to Ease Afghan Hunger Crisis. Pakistan Has Yet to OK Transit.

Indian officials say Islamabad is dragging its feet on a request of transit for 50,000 tons of wheat to Afghanistan, where nine million people are on the brink of starvation.

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Pakistan Reaches Cease-Fire With Resurgent Taliban Militants

The Pakistani government said it would offer amnesty for insurgents who are willing to disarm.

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After Violent Standoff, Pakistan Strikes Deal With Banned Islamist Group

The pact, announced Sunday, defused a crisis that had paralyzed several cities, but it also highlighted the government’s struggle to assert itself against religious extremists.

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Pakistan’s Imran Khan Talks About U.S. Ties, Afghanistan

Pakistan’s prime minister on Afghanistan, India and the future of the relationship with America.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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