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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (R) meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has received official pledges of a six-billion-dollar loan to his country from Saudi Arabia, whose top leadership is involved in an international crisis of credibility over possible involvement in the killing of a Saudi dissident. Saudi Arabia pledged three billion dollars in foreign currency support for a year, and a further loan worth up to another three billion dollars in deferred payments for oil imports, to Pakistan, the Pakistani government announced in a statement on Tuesday.Continue reading

Aasia Bibi, Asia Bibi for blasphemy allegations - Pakistan News

According to Bibi’s autobiography ‘Blasphemy: A Memoir: Sentenced to Death Over a Cup of Water’ the incident began when she went to retrieve a cup of water from a well during a hot day of fruit picking. “Now the water is unclear and we can’t drink it! Because of her!” the woman said. Several women called Bibi a “filthy Christian” and told her to convert to Islam.Continue reading

Gulalai Ismail - Pakistan News Today

A leading Pakistani women’s rights campaigner was detained for nearly nine hours after landing in Islamabad Friday, activists said, sparking an outcry amid fears the space for dissent is shrinking. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) detained Gulalai Ismail on her return from the United Kingdom, Ismat Shahjahan, another activist who went to pick her up at Islamabad’s airport.Continue reading

Farooq Haider Khan - Pakistan News

Farooq Haider Khan, the prime minister of the Azad Kashmir region controlled by Pakistan, said his civilian helicopter was fired upon by Indian army from across the “Line of Control”, which acts as a de facto border between the two countries.

“The Indian army fired to show that Pakistan had violated their airspace,” Farooq Haider Khan’s office said in a statement, but added “when the firing took place, we were within our own airspace.” Continue reading

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa began a three-day visit to China on Sunday, Pakistan’s military said, days after a Pakistani minister stirred unease about Chinese Silk Road projects in the South Asian nation. “During the visit COAS will interact with various Chinese leaders including his counterpart,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, the military spokesman, tweeted late on Sunday.Continue reading

Pakistan Nuclear Power - Pakistan News

India will likely be unsettled by the news its arch-nemesis Pakistan is being tipped to become the fifth largest nuclear power in the world. US researchers have branded the development “concerning.” “This development has created considerable concern in other countries, including the United States, which fears that it lowers the threshold for nuclear use in a military conflict with India,” the ‘Pakistani nuclear forces 2018’ report reads.Continue reading