US links Pakistan’s economic growth to political stability

ISLAMABAD: The United States urged Pakistan Wednesday to protect the rights of all citizens, including freedom of expression and assembly, as a military-backed crackdown on the opposition party of jailed former prime minister Imran Khan continues. Donald Blome, the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, stressed during a seminar in Islamabad that upholding constitutionally guaranteed rights is […]

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Pakistan: Imran Khan holds the line, PTI fights back with hunger strike

RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: As Imran Khan digs in his heels and refuses forensic tests under increasing pressure, the PTI party launched a three-hour “symbolic hunger strike” outside Parliament on Tuesday to take a stand against what they allege is a relentless campaign of harassment and victimisation. The PTI demanded the National Assembly speaker’s intervention over actions against […]

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Hamas and Fatah sign unity deal in Beijing aimed at Gaza governance

Palestinian factions have signed a “national unity” agreement aimed at maintaining Palestinian control over Gaza once Israel’s war on the enclave concludes. The deal, finalised on Tuesday in China after three days of intensive talks, lays the groundwork for an “interim national reconciliation government” to rule post-war Gaza, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. The […]

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