Pakistan’s Imran Khan, a superstar faced with the harsh reality of power
01 October 2019 | 9:33 am
Pakistan's Imran Khan, a superstar faced with the harsh reality of power
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Pakistan is struggling to control its rapidly growing population. Health professionals and activists say the influence of religious clerics, a patriarchal society and lack of access to contraception are behind the rise.
Reports have emerged of food and staff shortages at a zoo in Pakistan's Karachi city. The animals are said to be malnourished and living in cramped enclosures.
The current crisis in Pakistan is being watched keenly in Washington — although not as eagerly as many Pakistanis believe — as the possibility of a nuclear-armed country spinning out of control alarms many.
Ramadan this year comes at a hard time for Pakistanis. The Islamic holy month has been overshadowed by rising food inflation, and tightened budgets have made things tougher for Pakistan's poorest.
Areas of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border are littered with mines, with children often losing limbs or even lives to the weapons. Activists say the government is not doing enough.
Pakistani police arrested a Chinese national after he allegedly insulted the Prophet Muhammad. Hundreds of angry workers stormed a police station in an attempt to find him.
The angry mob attacked the demonstrator with batons after he delivered a speech deemed blasphemous. Fatal blasphemy accusations are not uncommon in the highly conservative Muslim country.
Imran Khan was arrested in the capital, Islamabad, according to officials from his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party as well as local media reports.
The war on terror and the resulting Taliban insurgency claimed thousands of lives in Pakistan, but also left behind broken families where women are trying to pick up the pieces.
A Pakistani court has indicted the country's former Prime Minister Imran Khan for unlawfully selling state gifts during his premiership. Violence has spread across Pakistani cities since Khan's arrest on Tuesday.
Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan have taken to the streets to protest their leader's arrest in a corruption case. Political analysts say the country cannot afford more chaos.
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