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    Watchdog slams new social media measures in Pakistan

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:11am on February 15, 2020

    A leading media rights watchdog has slammed new regulatory measures targeting social media platforms in Pakistan where the media have been subjected to growing censorship...

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    Pakistan unveils $64m subsidy to tackle rising food prices

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 11:10pm on February 12, 2020

    Pakistan’s government has approved a hefty subsidy package in a bid to offset the spiralling costs of basic food staples that threaten to undermine prime...

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    Pakistan resolution calls for public hanging for child molesters

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:39am on February 08, 2020

    Pakistan’s parliament passed a resolution Friday calling for the public hanging of convicted child killers and rapists, drawing a quick backlash from human rights organisations....

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    Pakistan police release Pashtun lawmaker

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 11:03pm on January 29, 2020

    Pakistani authorities released an ethnic Pashtun parliamentarian and civil rights leader hours after detaining him during a peaceful demonstration, a police official said Wednesday, but...

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    Pak court jails dozens of Islamists

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 01:12am on January 18, 2020

    A Pakistani court has sentenced more than 80 Islamists to 55 years in prison each after protests linked to the 2018 acquittal of Asia Bibi,...

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    Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 07:31pm on January 16, 2020

    Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site...

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    More than 130 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 02:02am on January 15, 2020

    Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled...

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    Pak parliament passes law limiting age, tenure of army chief

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:56am on January 08, 2020

    Pakistan’s parliament on Tuesday passed laws limiting the maximum age and tenure of the country’s army chief, a significant move in a country which has...

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    Pakistan urges US, Iran to ratchet down tensions

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 12:10am on January 07, 2020

    Pakistan’s foreign minister said Monday the country would not be dragged into any conflict between the US and Iran as he urged both sides to...

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    Pervez Musharraf slams death sentence ‘vendetta’

    Agence France-Presse . Islamabad | Updated at 10:31pm on December 19, 2019

    Exiled former Pakistan military leader Pervez Musharraf dismissed the unprecedented treason conviction and death sentence handed to him earlier this week, saying the ruling was...