Russia has named an honorary consul in a Pakistani province on the Afghan border, signaling closer ties with Islamabad at a time when US-Pakistani relations are spiraling downward. The appointment of Arsala Khan as honorary consul general in the northwestern ...

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  • Seized, but not ceased: Banned charities pose challenge for Pakistan

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  • Zainab's case: LHC rejects petition demanding for public hanging of Imran

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    LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected a petition calling for public execution of the convict, Imran Ali in Zainab’s rape and murder case. A division bench, headed by Justice Sadaqat Ali, rejected the petition for being premature. It observed that Imran Ali, who was awarded four death penalties by an anti-terrorism court on 17 Feb, has yet not exhausted three forums of appeal against his ...

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    ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar rejected former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's plea to merge the three corruption cases against him. Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court on July 28 2017 in the Panama Papers case. He had filed a petition in the apex court to merge the three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references. NAB had ...

  • US motion to place Pakistan on FATF 'grey-list' remains inconclusive

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    US led motion to place Pakistan on 'grey-list' of countries financing terrorism remained inconclusive as the member states of Financial Action Task Force (FATF) could not reached to a consensus.  The announcement was made by Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif late Tuesday stating "our efforts paid off."  "Grateful to friends who helped," said Khawaja  Our efforts paid,FATF ...