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Pakistan police arrest 19 workers of fast food restaurant for refusing to give police free burgers

Nineteen workers of a fast food restaurant in Pakistan were detained after refusing to give a group of police officers free burgers last week. Staff at the chain Johnny & Jugnu in Lahore were rounded up and held overnight. “This is not the first time something like this has happened… at our restaurant,” a statement […]

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Pakistan to block mobile phones of people who refuse Covid-19 vaccines

Authorities in the Punjab province of Pakistan on Friday said it will block the mobile phones of people refusing to get Covid-19 vaccination shots. It comes after Sindh province said civil servants who refuse to be vaccinated will not be paid from July. “At first this was only a proposal, but people have been very […]

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Two policemen protecting polio vaccination workers shot dead in Pakistan

Gunmen riding a motorcycle shoot dead two security personnel protecting polio vaccination workers in north-western Pakistan, police said. The attack took place on Wednesday in the district of Mardan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province as the officers returned to a police station after providing security for the polio team. The policemen died at the scene, while […]

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Pakistan: Passenger train smashes into derailed carriages in Sindh; Dozens dead, scores injured

A train collision involving two passenger trains in Pakistan has left at least 40 people dead and dozens injured. A train travelling in Sindh province derailed and landed on another track, officials said. A second train packed with passengers then collided with it and overturned. Several of the injured passengers are in a critical condition. […]

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Pakistan court acquits Christian couple of ‘blasphemy’

A Pakistani court has acquitted a Christian couple who have spent seven years on death row for alleged blasphemy. The Lahore High Court acquitted Shafqat Emmanuel and his wife Shagufta Masih after a hearing in the eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, the couple’s lawyer Saif ul Malook said, in a case that rights groups […]

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India, Pakistan must ‘refrain’ from altering status of Kashmir: UNGA president

India and Pakistan should “refrain” from taking steps that would alter the status of the disputed territory of Kashmir, the president of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has said, as the two countries once again traded accusations over the Himalayan region. UNGA president Volkan Bozkir was speaking at a joint news conference with Pakistan’s […]

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Two Pakistani diplomats caught shoplifting chocolates and hats in South Korea

Two diplomats from Pakistan’s Embassy in South Korea have been caught shoplifting at a store in Seoul. Police staff from Yongsan Police Station said the two were caught stealing items worth 11,000 won and 1,900 won at the same store in Itaewon, Yongsan District, on different dates. According to Korea Times, the police report mentioned […]

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Camel delivers books to children in remote Pakistan desert amid coronavirus schools lockdown

A camel named Roshan carries priceless cargo through the deserts of remote southwest Pakistan — books for children who can no longer go to school because of coronavirus lockdowns. Pakistan’s schools first closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and have only opened sporadically since then, with around 50 million school-age children […]

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Suicide car bomb explodes at luxury hotel in Pakistan’s Quetta, 5 killed

A bomb exploded at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province killing at least five people and wounding 12. The Pakistani Taliban said it was behind the blast in the car park of the Serena Hotel, and that it had targeted police officers and other officials. A Taliban […]

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Lahore, Pakistan: Far-right wing party takes 6 police personnel hostage

Pakistan police on Sunday claimed that a right wing group — Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) — took six security personnel hostage at its headquarters in Lahore on Sunday after a week of violent clashes following the arrest of the group’s leader. The TLP gave the government an April 20 deadline to expel the French ambassador over […]

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Anti-Macron Protests: France advises all its nationals to flee Pakistan

The French embassy in Pakistan has advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent protests by a far-right party that has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of committing “blasphemy”. The AFP news agency, based in France, quoted an email sent to French citizens in Pakistan advising them to leave. “Due […]

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Gunmen assassinate 3 women polio vaccination workers in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city

Gunmen have killed three female polio vaccination health workers in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. It was not immediately clear who carried out the two separate shootings, a provincial government official said on Tuesday. The killings came on the second day of a new five-day door-to-door anti-polio vaccination drive launched in Afghanistan and neighbouring […]