Category: Pakistan


Gunmen Critically Injure Pashtun Rights Activist In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas

Unidentified gunmen have critically injured a prominent ethnic Pashtun rights activist in an attack in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal district. Sardar Arif Wazir, one of the leaders of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), was traveling by car in the city of Wanna when gunmen opened fire from another vehicle, RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal reported late on […]


Doctors Urge Pakistani Government To Impose Mosque Restrictions To Avoid Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Pakistani doctors have called on the government and powerful clerics to reverse a decision to allow prayers at mosques during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan out of concern large gatherings will lead to an explosion of coronavirus cases. Under pressure from clerics, the Pakistani government over the weekend loosened restrictions on communal prayer at […]


COVID-19: Pakistan Mulls Reopening ‘Key Sectors’ After Grim Economic Warning

The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 95,000 with more than 1.6 million infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here’s a roundup of COVID-19 developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast regions. Pakistan Pakistan has planned reopening key sectors of the economy, […]


Pakistan’s Military Promises Doctors Protective Gear To Fight Virus

Pakistan’s military said it will provide protective equipment to dozens of doctors who were briefly jailed for protesting a lack of medical gear needed to treat the growing number of coronavirus cases.The 47 doctors protested in Quetta, the capital of southwestern Baluchistan province, on April 6, when they were detained. Provincial spokesman Liaquat Shahwani said […]


Pakistan Vows To Appeal Acquittal Of Suspects In Daniel Pearl Murder

Pakistan’s foreign minister says the government in Islamabad will file an appeal against a court decision overturning the conviction of the British-born Islamic militant accused murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. “It has been decided to file an appeal against the decision in the Supreme Court,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said […]


Four Pakistani Troops, Seven Militants Killed In North Waziristan Clash

Four members of Pakistan’s security forces and seven militants have been killed during a shoot-out in the northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan, Pakistan’s military says. A statement from Pakistani security forces said the clash took place on March 18 in the area of Datta Khel when government troops raided a “terrorist” hideout. The statement […]

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