Pakistan’s head of mission in Afghanistan survives assassination attempt
04 December 2022 | 5:54 pm
The Pakistani Embassy in Kabul came under attack Friday, where a guard was injured. The offices of warlord politician Gulbuddin Hekmatyar were also targeted by suicide bombers, two of whom were killed.
The T20 Cricket World Cup will feature one of the fiercest sporting rivalries in India against Pakistan. While the matchup is historically charged, the rivalry has taken on a different dimension in recent years.
The former prime minister was alleged to have unlawfully sold state gifts from other world leaders. His supporters took to the streets to protest the decision.
Nearly two months after flooding destroyed vast swaths of rural Pakistan, communities hoping to rebuild are still waiting for much-needed financial aid from the government.
Many madrassas in Islamabad operate illegally but authorities are afraid of taking action for fear of provoking a hostile response from Islamic hardliners.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's party also called for nationwide protests after the politician was shot and injured at an anti-government rally.
The former prime minister had been shot at a protest march demanding the government call elections. Khan said the march would continue on Tuesday.
Afghanistan's ultra-conservative authorities have ordered that women should no longer be allowed to enter amusement parks. The decree comes after a wider announcement restricting access to public spaces.
Scientists have said climate change helped increase the monsoon rains this summer. The storms brought three-and-a-half times the normal amount of rain, leaving a third of the country underwater. At least 1,300 people were killed. Another 33 million across Pakistan have been affected by the flooding.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan told DW he believes the Pakistani government hatched a plan to kill him, although he offered no evidence. He separately urged supporters to continue to protest for early elections.
The critically acclaimed film, and Pakistan's Oscar entry, came under pressure from religious leaders. Pakistani authorities have now prohibited its screening in cinemas.
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