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Pakistan opponents of death row Christian's blasphemy acquittal get bail

May 14 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Tuesday granted bail to the leader of a ultra-right Islamist group arrested last year after his supporters shut down cities and threatened judges following the acquittal of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy.

Militant bomb near Sufi shrine kills 10 in Pakistan's Lahore

May 08 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan A bomb targeting Pakistani police outside a major Sufi shrine in the city of Lahore on Wednesday killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20, officials said. | Video

Pakistan busts prostitution ring that sent young women to China

May 06 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of prostitution ring taking young Pakistani women to China, part of a growing human trafficking problem often based on fake marriages, officials said on Monday.

Pakistani student murders professor over proposed co-ed party: police

Mar 20 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan A student stabbed a college professor to death on Wednesday in eastern Pakistan on Wednesday, apparently because he felt that a planned party that women were going to be involved with would be un-Islamic, a police official said.

Pakistani journalist critical of government seized outside home

Feb 09 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani journalist under scrutiny for anti-government social media posts was beaten and seized outside his home on Saturday, his son said, in the latest sign of pressure on media.

Pakistani police to face murder charges over killing of family

Jan 23 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities have removed the head of the counter terrorism police in the province of Punjab and will charge five police with murder over a shooting last week in which an innocent family was killed.

Probe begins into Pakistani police killings that sparked outrage

Jan 21 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Monday opened an investigation into the police killing of four people, including a woman and a child, in an encounter with a suspected militant leader that has drawn accusations from the public of police brutality.

Clashes follow detention of ultra-right Pakistani cleric

Nov 24 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan on Saturday detained scores of protesters in a continuing crackdown against followers of a hardline Islamic cleric who led three days of protests over blasphemy laws and whose arrest overnight triggered violent clashes with police.

Pakistan arrests cleric whose followers shut down cities over blasphemy

Nov 23 2018

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Friday night arrested an ultra-right religious party leader whose followers have shut down major cities demanding stricter application of stringent laws on blasphemy against Islam.

Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy 'secure', out of jail

Nov 08 2018

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani Christian woman has been freed from prison a week after the Supreme Court overturned her conviction and death sentence for blasphemy against Islam, and she is at a secure location in the country, officials said on Thursday. | Video

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