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Lahore, Pakistan: A Pakistan court on Thursday jailed a man for seven years in the country's first ever conviction for child pornography. ... Pakistan only criminalised child pornography, as well as sexual assault against minors, for the first time in March last year, following the passage of a bill in the Senate.
Pakistani authorities have exhumed the body of an Italian woman to determine whether she was killed by members of her family for refusing an arranged marriage, officials said on April 25. Sana Cheema, 25, an Italian citizen of Pakistani descent, died on April 18 in the city of Gujrat in eastern Punjab ...

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday confirmed that it would be taking part in joint military exercises with India and other regional countries under the banner of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). This is for the first time that Pakistani and Indian troops would take part in any joint military drills ...
A Pakistani court has disqualified Foreign Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif from holding public office on charges that he made omissions on a parliamentary wealth declaration, the latest blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. A three-member bench of the Islamabad High Court ...
Executions and death sentences continued to drop globally in 2017 after hitting record-high levels in previous years, with Iran and Pakistan remaining among the world's top five executioners, Amnesty International said on April 12. The London-based human rights watchdog said in its latest report – Death ...
... abandoned pets and many others. They have two pet shelters in Lahore, one in cavalry ground and the other on Barki road. These pet shelters have fifty plus pets. Once healthy they are put up for adoption. The future aim of this shelter is to open a no kill animal shelter for all the stray animals in Pakistan.

She said to increase awareness among masses, the ministry has taken various steps including national mass media campaigns on tobacco control with assistance of World Lung Foundation (2015 & 2016), a pilot advocacy campaign in cinema theatres across Pakistan, with the support of Federal Film ...
"This is Pakistan's first tax-amnesty scheme to target foreign assets," it claimed, stating further that the low penalty rates, particularly for repatriated assets, increase the likelihood of the scheme's success. Pakistan's credit profile is consistently constrained by its weak tax revenue generation, the agency noted ...
Amazon is looking to increase its stake in a Pakistan-based fashion portal Clicky.pk. If the deal takes place successfully, it would boost the sale of 'Made in India' products in Pakistan as the Indian merchant's registered sellers on the online marketplace could reach more buyers in the neighbouring country, ...
Pakistan's National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has asked the interior ministry to crack down on any individual or groups involved in posting blasphemous material about the Hindu religion, after the minority community leaders protested against a wave of online hate speech hurting their religious ...
The sea component of Pakistan's nuclear force consists of the Babur class of cruise missiles. The latest version, Babur-2, looks like most modern cruise missiles, with a bullet-like shape, a cluster of four tiny tail wings and two stubby main wings, all powered by a turbofan or turbojet engine. The cruise missile ...
Last weekend, Malala Yousafzai visited Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) more than five years ago. That she was able to visit—albeit amid exceptionally tight security—is a testament to how much safety has improved in Pakistan. According to the South Asia ...
The US Department of State's Senior Bureau Official for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells on her visit to Pakistan noted the meaningful role that Pakistan, partnering with the United States, could play in achieving a peaceful resolution in Afghanistan, a press releases by ...
Border Security Force Director General (DG) K K Sharma said in an interview to PTI that despite the border guarding force wreaking "more than double" the quantum of losses across the India-Pakistan International Border (IB) in Jammu sector, such incidents, which claim lives of civilians, soldiers and ...
(TRTWorld). Ali Jahangir Siddiqui, a Pakistani investment banker, wouldn't have liked the reason for which he made the news in April 2013 – a fistfight over a bonus. The Cornell University graduate, who had carefully cultivated his image as a philanthropist by working for Pakistan's perennial flood victims a few years earlier, ...
ISIS says it was behind a terrorist attack on a Christian family in Quetta, Pakistan, that killed four people one day after Easter Sunday. The relatives had been riding in a rickshaw when motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on them. Three men and a woman died in the attack. A fifth person riding in the ...
The United States has placed Pakistan's Milli Muslim League (MML) political party on its list of foreign terrorist organizations for its alleged links to a militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The State Department said in a statement on April 2 that it had designated Milli Muslim League (MML) as a ...

KARACHI, Pakistan — The Karachi Naval Dockyard, home port and strategic nerve center for Pakistan's fleet, sits on a sliver of land bracketed between Port Grand, a “family fun” pier that features kiddie rides and a panoramic view of warships at anchor, and Machar Colony, a sprawling slum where cattle ...
Obaid-Chinoy is the best-known documentary filmmaker in Pakistan. Her films, which have won two Oscars and three Emmys, range from reportage on xenophobia in South Africa to an inquiry into the ethics of honor killings in Pakistan. “Anger is necessary for people to go beyond not liking what they see,” ...
The Shia Hazaras have been targeted frequently in the past in the province by outlawed militant groups with suicide bombings being carried out in Hazara town in Quetta. Pakistan's National Commission for Human Rights last month released a report which said 509 Hazaras were killed and 627 injured in ...
The National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) is organizing the International Counter Terrorism Forum, which aims to highlight Pakistan's efforts and achievements in countering terrorism and extremism before the international community. But it will also focus on the possibility of the spillover of Daesh ...
Lashing out at the ruling party, the PTI chief said unlike Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz's development campaigns 'only seen in advertisements,' his party's efforts were visible in KP — where the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) formed government after being elected in 2013. Imran was addressing the ...
The biggest ever win in T20Is by runs was achieved by Sri Lanka when it defeated Kenya by 172 runs in World T20 2007. Subsequently, this is also Pakistan's biggest victory in terms of runs margin. The previous was by 103 runs against New Zealand in 2010 at Christchurch. West Indies' score of 60 all out ...
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain said on Sunday that the People's Republic of China has always stood behind the Pakistani nation in its every difficult time. The PML-Q leader gave the statement in a dinner reception hosted by him in the honor of Chinese ...
In what was seen as a goodwill gesture, Ghani, after assuming office as president, travelled to Pakistan in a move to bring the Taliban to the peace table. However, efforts failed an instead the Taliban has continued to carry out a series of deadly attacks in various parts of the country including in Kabul that ...
She went on to name a number of young women from Pakistan - particularly those showing academic excellence - calling them "not Malala". And when Malala's autobiography was published, the chief of the All Pakistan Private Schools Federation, Kashif Mirza, noted that while the 152,000 private schools ...
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies selectors on Thursday belatedly named a 13-man second string squad for the historic three-match Twenty20 tour of Pakistan, with several of the leading stars opting out because of security concerns. Captain Carlos Brathwaite, the hero of the Caribbean's side ...
In a statement, issued on Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs remarked that the two neighbouring countries will resolve the matter “in line with the 1992 'Code of Conduct' for treatment of Diplomatic/Consular personnel in India and Pakistan.” On March 13, the foreign office had shared that the officers and ...
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to her hometown in Pakistan for the first time since she was shot there by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, who now lives in the UK, was shot in the head for campaigning for female education in 2012. Her family's home region of Swat was once a militant ...
Pakistan has been raising objections over the designs of Pakal Dul (1000 MW) and Lower Kalnai (48 MW) projects -- located in the Chenab basin in Jammu and Kashmir -- contending that they violate the IWT, signed in 1960. On the other hand, India has been maintaining that the designs of the projects are ...
While police are probing Abida's class fellows, an MPA of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has suvmitted a call to attention notice in Punjab Assembly over the rape and murder. Abida, a student of MA English at Government College University Faisalabad, went missing on March 25. Her body was ...
The spokesman for the Pakistani Foreign Ministry says Islamabad and Washington have yet to find "common ground" on a range of issues, including U.S. accusations that Pakistan is not pulling its weight in the fight against terrorism. Mohammad Faisal made the remarks in an interview with RFE/RL on ...
Last week, Chinese officials confirmed the sale of a sophisticated optical tracking system to Pakistan. The nation has been developing multiwarhead nuclear missiles, and the infusion of advanced Chinese tech brings it one step closer. Optical systems are critical in missile testing, providing engineers ...
Constructed by the British, the cathedral was consecrated in 1887 and inherited by the city's Anglican community after the creation of Pakistan 60 years later. The cathedral was designed by architect John Oldrid Scott in a style known as Early English -- a medieval Gothic aesthetic characterized by pointed ...
Gilgit Baltistan is significant for both China and Pakistan since the region serves as the gateway to the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which has seen a $62 billion investment by the Chinese. The Uyghur presence in Baltistan is nothing new; marriage between the people from Gilgit Baltistan ...
Zeejah and her parents Ussama Aman Khan and Sunnia Niazi of Saqiabad in Pakistan have again applied for Indian visas after doctors in Pakistan and India recommended immediate surgery. Dr Rajesh Sharma of Noida's Jaypee Hospital, who performed the first surgery on Zeejah, told ET that a large ...
KARACHI: The Karachi traffic police revealed an almost identical traffic plan for the T-20 match series between Pakistan and the West Indies as it devised for the recently concluded Pakistan Super League final. The T-20 matches are scheduled to be held on April 1, 2 and 3 at the National Stadium.
The visa tension between India and Pakistan is a pressing issue that should be resolved, said Bisaria, adding that he would try that the maximum number of Indian visas are issued to traders. He said India and Pakistan are neighbouring countries and would continue to remain so. Bisaria added the two ...
Pakistan today said its policy of restraint on the Line of Control (LoC) should not be treated as a sign of weakness and warned India of a "befitting response" in case of any misadventure. ... Faisal also termed the reports about Pakistan giving Gilgit Baltistan to China on lease as "speculative and baseless".
A senior U.S. State Department official has arrived in Islamabad to discuss bilateral ties and Pakistan's fight against terrorism, the State Department said in a statement. The senior bureau official for the bureau of South and Central Asian affairs, Ambassador Alice Wells, who arrived in the Pakistani capital ...
Pakistan's Punjab government had displayed some of the records of the case file of Bhagat Singh's trial, which is called the Lahore Conspiracy Case, at the historic Tomb of Anarkali in Lahore.he said, adding a total 50 or so documents related to the Lahore Conspiracy case and newspaper clippings has ...
The Commerce Department this week sanctioned seven Pakistani companies for alleged links to nuclear trade. Their place on an “Entity List” requires them to obtain special licenses to do business with the U.S.. This move follows other U.S. penalties against Pakistan, including a successful push to put Pakistan on a “gray ...
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry says Pakistan and the United States have reiterated their "firm commitments" to act against all militant groups that target Pakistan and Afghanistan. The ministry's statement on Thursday says both sides, during a meeting between visiting U.S. acting Assistant Secretary of State ...
Malala Yousafzai makes emotional return to Pakistan for the first time since shooting ... Her visit was kept secret for her own security — ultraconservatives in Pakistan have continued to assail her a stooge of the West — and officials did not disclose her itinerary other than to say she would spend four days in ...
Pakistan officially recognized transgender as a third gender in 2012, but transgender people are largely confined to the margins of society, with most forced to survive by begging, dancing and prostitution. Sex reassignment surgery requires a court order, family approval, a psychiatrist's note and a medical ...
Malik, a trainee anchor at Lahore-based channel Kohenoor News, is pleased with the attention that she's received but insists more needs to be done when it comes to improving the lives of Pakistan's transgender community. A graduate of journalism from Punjab University, Malik told CNN she applied for ...
A senior US diplomat has said that the United States believes Pakistan can play a much more important role in shaping the Afghan Taliban's behaviour. The statement was made by Alice Wells, principal deputy assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, during a session on Afghanistan and ...
FATF grey-listing will have no direct impact on Pakistan's ability to borrow from IMF, here's why ... Against the background of rising external and fiscal financing needs and declining reserves, risks to Pakistan's medium-term capacity to repay the fund have increased since completion of the Extended Fund ...
A man hurled a shoe at former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at an event in Lahore on Sunday, visibly shocking the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader. However, Sharif went on with his speech at Jamia Naeemiam, and thanked the event's organisations. He reportedly shortened his speech.
Pakistan's envoy at the UN Human Rights Council abstained from voting on a resolution against killings of civilians and human rights violations in Syria. ... “By abstaining from vote, we indirectly sent a message to the international community that Pakistan stands with the oppressor in Syria instead of the ...


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  U.S. Embassy, Karachi [U.S. Dept. of State]


 

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