Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Pakistan

Dozens killed in Blast at mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar

Around three dozen people have been killed and scores more wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to officials.

Dozens killed in Pakistan bus crash

At least 41 people were killed when a bus careered into a ditch and caught fire in the southern Pakistani city of Bela on Sunday.

Pakistan Taliban threatens to target top political leaders, including PM and FM

Armed group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has warned the country’s main ruling parties of “concrete action” against their top leadership in the government for “declaring war” against it.

Pakistan says won’t allow others to shelter militants amid tensions with Afghanistan

Pakistan's political and military leadership has vowed no country will be allowed to shelter militants staging attacks against Pakistani soil, as the Asian country is engaged in rising tensions with neighboring Afghanistan.

Officials say Pakistani forces kills all Taliban hostage-takers in north

Pakistan’s special forces have raided a counterterrorism centre in a remote northwestern district, killing all of the 33 Taliban fighters who overpowered guards at the facility, seized arms and took hostages, officials confirmed.

Bomb blast kills 3, injures several in Pakistan border area

A roadside bomb targetting security forces killed three people and wounded more than a dozen in Pakistan’s northwest near the Afghan border on Wednesday, police confirmed.

Three killed, dozens injured in bomb blast in Pakistan’s Quetta

A suicide bomb blast has struck a police vehicle in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, killing at least one police officer and two civilians and wounding dozens, according to police.

Pakistan’s ex-PM vows to fight to ‘last drop of blood’

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has vowed to keep up his struggle to return to the country's political sphere. Imran Khan made the remarks in his first public speech since surviving an assassination attempt earlier this month.

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says “long march” to resume after assassination attempt

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said his supporters’ “long march” towards the capital ,demanding early elections, will re-start on Tuesday after it was disrupted by an attempt on his life by a gunman.

Pakistani PM denies involvement in assassination attempt on Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has rejected allegations that he was involved in the assassination attempt on opposition leader Imran Khan. It comes as supporters of the former prime minister continue to protest, demanding an investigation into the recent shooting that led to Khan's injury.

Pakistan’s Imran Khan injured in ‘assassination attempt’

Imran Khan, the former prime minister of Pakistan, has sustained a bullet injury in his leg after shots were fired at him during a rally in  Gujranwala.

Pakistan’s Imran Khan says to launch nationwide march, calls for early elections

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced that he would begin a march with his supporters from the eastern city of Lahore to Pakistan's capital Islamabad on Friday to call for early elections.

Pakistan summons US envoy over Biden remarks

Pakistan on Saturday summoned the US ambassador after US President Joe Biden described the Asian country as "one of the most dangerous nations in the world" and questioned its nuclear weapons safety protocols.

Arrest warrant issued for former Pakistani premier

A Pakistani court has issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Imran Khan for "threatening" a female judge at a public meeting in August, local media reported.

Taliban say Pakistan allowing US drones into Afghan airspace

Taliban's acting defence minister said on Sunday Pakistan had allowed American drones to use its airspace to access Afghanistan. Islamabad has recently denied such claims following an American air strike on Kabul.

Pakistan says floods affected over 30 million, killing hundreds

Historic monsoon rains and flooding in Pakistan have affected more than 30 million people and killed at least 900 over the last few weeks, the country’s climate change minister has confirmed.

Three Chinese killed in Pakistan’s Karachi blast

A bomb blast on a minibus killed three Chinese employed at Karachi University's Confucius Institute on Tuesday, Pakistani officials and police have confirmed.

7 Pakistani soldiers killed in ambush near Afghan border

At least seven Pakistani soldiers have been killed in an ambush by an armed group near the Afghanistan border.

Shehbaz Sharif elected as Pakistan’s new PM

Pakistan's parliament on Monday elected Shehbaz Sharif, the younger brother of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, as the country's new prime minister.

Pakistan PM loses no-confidence vote

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has been deposed by a no-confidence vote in parliament. The passing of the motion on Saturday came after the country’s Supreme Court ruled the cricket star turned politician acted unconstitutionally in previously blocking the process and dissolving parliament.

Pakistan court rules PM move to dissolve parliament unconstitutional

Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's move to dissolve the parliament was unconstitutional. It called for lawmakers to return, a decision that could spell the end of Khan’s premiership soon.

Former Iran diplomat: Pakistani army likely to stage new coup

A former senior Iranian diplomat says Pakistan’s army is the “main player” in the current political situation in the country, and this may lead to a new coup.

Imran Khan steps down as Pakistani PM

Hours after the dissolution of Pakistan’s parliament, the country’s cabinet minister says Imran Khan has officially resigned as prime minister.

Pakistan PM says US diplomat involved in plot against his government

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has named a senior American diplomat as the person who was allegedly involved in the "foreign conspiracy" to overthrow his government through a no-confidence vote.

Pakistan president dissolves parliament, opposition motion blocked

Pakistan’s president dissolved the National Assembly on the advice of Prime Minister Imran Khan, foiling an attempt by the opposition to remove the premier from office.

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