Pakistan’s top court on Wednesday acquitted a Christian woman who was sentenced to death in 2010 on blasphemy charges, a landmark ruling that could ignite mass protests or violence by hard-line Islamists.
Pakistan has negotiated a $6 billion assistance package of loans and deferred payments from Saudi Arabia in hopes of resuscitating its flagging economy, struggling under the weight of a whopping $18 billion deficit.
A Pakistani court suspended the prison sentences of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on Wednesday and set them free on bail pending their appeal hearings.
Pakistan’s newly-elected prime minister on Tuesday offered to start a dialogue with India to resolve long-running disputes between the two nuclear-armed rivals, including over the Kashmir region.
Pakistan’s 21-member Cabinet was sworn in Monday, a day after Prime Minister Imran Khan pledged to cut government spending, end corruption and repatriate public funds.
Pakistan’s newly elected prime minister Imran Khan Sunday said Sunday that the country is in the worst economic condition it has seen and pledged to cut government expenditure, end corruption and repatriate public funds.
At least four Pakistani political parties said Monday they will join hands against the “stolen mandate” of Imran Khan, whose party won the most votes in an election marred by allegations of fraud.
Pakistanis are voting in the third consecutive general elections to take place without political upheaval, a crisis or a military intervention.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, declaring that anyone disqualified from holding office cannot serve as head of a political party.
A Pakistani doctor says a French climber rescued from a Himalayan peak is recovering and would be discharged from hospital soon.