Tag - pakistan



Each week Neha Mankani comes by boat ambulance to Baba, an old fishing settlement near Karachi, and reportedly one of the world's most crowded islands with some 6,500 people crammed into 0.15 square kilometers.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jul 2, 2024
Midwife on the front line of climate change on Pakistan's islands
Climate change is swelling the surrounding seas off the megacity of Karachi and baking the land with rising temperatures.
Security officers escort Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan as he appeared before the Islamabad High Court, in Islamabad, Pakistan, on May 12, 2023.
WORLD / Politics
Jul 2, 2024
Pakistani prime minister's detention is unlawful, U.N. group says
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been in jail since last August and was convicted in some cases ahead of a national election in February.
The summit of 7,027-meter Spantik mountain in the Karakoram range in Pakistan
Jun 16, 2024
One of two Japanese climbers missing in Pakistan found dead
Ryuseki Hiraoka, 55, and Atsushi Taguchi, 36, were attempting to summit the 7,027-meter Spantik mountain before they went missing last week.
The United States' Saurabh Nethralvakar celebrates after the team's win over Pakistan at the Twenty20 World Cup in Grand Prairie, Texas, on Thursday.
Jun 7, 2024
U.S. stuns cricket world with historic upset of Pakistan at T20 World Cup
The Times in the U.K. called it "one of the biggest upsets in cricket history."
Supporters of Pakistan's jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Karachi hold his poster as they celebrate his acquittal of leaking state secrets following a court verdict on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 4, 2024
Pakistan's Imran Khan acquitted of leaking state secrets charges
But the former prime minister will remain in jail for now due to a conviction in another case.
Local residents rush to get cold water at an ice factory in Jacobabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday. It is yet another brutal summer in the age of climate change, in a part of the world that is among the most vulnerable to its dire effects.
Jun 1, 2024
A matter of survival as South Asia’s heat wave reaches 52 degrees
It is yet another brutal summer in the age of climate change, in a part of the world that is among the most vulnerable to its dire effects.
A demonstration condemning the killing of three Chinese teachers from the University of Karachi's Confucius Institute in April 2022. Terrorist groups in Pakistan are targeting Chinese nationals and threatening Beijing's Belt and Road initiative projects in the country.
May 17, 2024
Should we stay or should we go? China's dilemma in Pakistan
Beijing is pouring billions into Pakistan to complete a key Belt and Road initiative artery. But this is threatened by terrorist groups targeting Chinese nationals and interests.
A police officer stands guard near a cordoned damaged vehicle after a suicide blast attack on five Japanese nationals in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 19, 2024
Five Japanese nationals escape Pakistan suicide blast attack
The Japanese were unhurt and have been moved to a safe place in police custody, a spokesperson said.
Given Pakistan's internal security challenges and changing geopolitical dynamics, India may opt for a policy of minimal engagement with its neighbor.
Apr 10, 2024
Does Pakistan still matter to India?
New Delhi's approach toward Islamabad is likely to remain unchanged in the foreseeable future.
Pakistan finance minister Muhammad Aurangzeb in Islamabad on March 22
WORLD / Politics
Apr 9, 2024
Pakistan’s finance minister leaves behind banker's life and pay to fix economy
The country has Asia’s fastest inflation, anemic growth and one of the lowest tax-collection rates in the world.
The PTI party of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan triumphed in Pakistan's Feb. 8 elections despite not having the backing of the country's powerful military.
Feb 14, 2024
Has Pakistan’s military finally lost its mystique?
Many Pakistani voters supported PTI, Imran Khan's party, in recent elections, showing the military that it has a rival powerhouse to contend with.
Pakistan's former Prime Minister and leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz party Shehbaz Sharif speaks during a news conference in Lahore on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Pakistan closer to a Sharif government after PM consensus
Nawaz Sharif, who heads the Pakistan Muslim League-N party, nominated his younger sibling Shehbaz for the post.
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, who is currently imprisoned, speaks with foreign journalists at his residence in Islamabad on April 9, 2019.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 12, 2024
The rise, and fall, and rise again of Imran Khan
When Pakistan’s government censored the media, former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party posted campaign videos on TikTok. When the police barred his supporters from holding rallies, they hosted virtual gatherings online.
Supporters of Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party block the Peshawar to Islambad highway on Sunday in protest against the alleged skewing of election results in Pakistan's national election.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 11, 2024
Pakistan police threaten crackdown after Khan party calls protests
PTI leaders claim they would have won even more seats if not for vote rigging.
Supporters of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party hold a portrait of former Prime Minister Imran Khan in Karachi, Pakistan, on Saturday.
Feb 11, 2024
Imran Khan’s candidates defy odds to thrive in Pakistan election
The party's strong performance points to Khan’s enduring popularity among the nation’s 129 million registered voters.
Volunteers for former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf watch election results on TV in Islamabad on Thursday.
Feb 10, 2024
Pakistan coalition talks loom after strong vote showing for jailed Khan
Pakistan faces days of political horse-trading after the final few election results released early Saturday showed no clear majority.
Officials count ballots at a polling station in Lahore, Pakistan, on Thursday.
Feb 9, 2024
Pakistan vote counts drags on after election marred by attacks and outages
No results for its national parliament seats have been announced even 12 hours after polls closed.
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan during an interview at his residence in Lahore on May 18, 2023. His name may not be on the ballot, but Khan will be on the country's mind as Pakistan votes in an election on Feb. 8 that observers say is deeply flawed without his participation. The former international cricket star has been given three lengthy prison sentences in under a week and banned from politics for 10 years — officially excluding him from an election it never looked like he would allowed to contest.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 6, 2024
Days before Pakistan vote, former leader Imran Khan campaigns from jail
Khan's campaign involves use of generative AI technology to create audio footage of him reading speeches conveyed to lawyers from his prison cell.
General elections are scheduled in Pakistan for Feb. 8, with some accusing the military of trying to steer the results.
Feb 1, 2024
Can Pakistan keep it together as an election looms?
Next week's elections in Pakistan could further ignite political and ethnic tensions, already running high. Will the army ever agree to share power?
Police officers escort Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan (center) upon his arrival at the high court in Islamabad on May 12, 2023. Khan and his wife have been sentenced to 14 years' jail after being convicted of illegally selling gifts he received while he was premier.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2024
Pakistan's ex-PM Imran Khan gets another 14-year jail sentence
His conviction for illegally selling state gifts follows a separate charge of leaking state secrets, for which he was jailed 10 years a day earlier.


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