RSF, Amnesty ask Pakistan to find pro-Khan anchor Imran Riaz
23 May 2023 | 4:02 pm
The prominent journalist and supporter of ex-PM Imran Khan was detained by the Pakistani police, but the authorities then failed to present him in court.
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Hundreds of women and children had gathered outside a factory to collect food when the tragedy unfolded. Three children were among the dead in what could be one of the deadliest stampedes in the country.
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.
Sudan's army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have agreed to extend their cease-fire by 72 hours. Meanwhile, the UN is sending its top humanitarian envoy amid the "unprecedented" situation. DW has the latest.
Germany has fallen five spots in this year's Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders. The annual report has given a stark warning against advances in disinformation.
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.
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