Pakistan: Militant attacks threaten economic stability
10 December 2022 | 5:34 pm
The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has ended its cease-fire agreement with Islamabad and vowed to launch attacks across the country. What does it mean for Pakistan's economy?
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A passenger train out of Karachi derailed despite moving at a relatively low speed. Pakistan's railway minister said the authorities would also look into possible sabotage as a reason for the deadly incident.
Activists and politicians have slammed several bills that were recently passed in Pakistan ahead of general elections. Many lawmakers say that some of the bills were approved in haste and bypassed democratic norms.
Former PM Imran Khan's chances of returning to power appear slim after he was convicted in a case involving the selling of state gifts.
General elections must be held within 90 days of the dissolution of the parliament's lower house, which occurred earlier this week. But elections could be delayed as the Election Commission redraws constituencies.
Little-known politician Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar will serve as caretaker prime minister until elections take place. The ceremony on Pakistan's Independence Day comes amid ongoing political turmoil in the country.
Without a formal healthcare policy for Afghans in Pakistan, receiving treatment often depends on location and having the right connections.
Security officials said a suspected IED detonated beneath a truck that was transporting workers to an army construction site.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi was detained shortly after giving a press conference in which he slammed authorities for seeking to delay the election. Some experts think the vote, due in November, could be pushed to next year.
As Pakistan waits for elections, caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar's alleged proximity to the country's powerful military has raised concerns.
More than 175 people have died in Pakistan in rain-related incidents since the monsoon season began in late June.
Christian families in Pakistan pick up pieces after mob attack over 'blasphemy' On August 16, a Muslim mob attacked a Christian neighbourhood of the Pakistani town of Jaranwala. Homes and churches were burned and ransacked by a crowd of hundreds that tore through the streets of the town in the eastern Punjab province.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan had been handed a three-year prison sentence for concealing gifts he had received while in office. It was unclear whether the suspension enables Khan to run for office in 2024.
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