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17 Jun 2019 | 6:39 PM

Pakistan fans turn to humour get over World Cup humbling by India

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan fans mocked their cricket team's underwhelming performance on social media after Sarfaraz Ahmed's men suffered an 89-run defeat against arch rivals India at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday.

16 Jun 2019 | 5:29 PM

Cricket: Pakistan PM Khan tells players to beat India with mental strength

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani prime minister and cricket great Imran Khan on Sunday urged his country's cricket team to be mentally strong and take calculated risks to triumph in a crucial World Cup clash with arch-rivals India later in the day.

8 May 2019 | 3:11 PM

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi has left the country - lawyer and media

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row over false blasphemy charges, Asia Bibi, has left the country, her lawyer and media said on Wednesday, more than six months after she was acquitted by Pakistan's top court.

6 May 2019 | 6:02 PM

Pakistan's Ahmadi community faces growing discrimination, report says

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Ahmadi community faces growing institutionalised discrimination fanned by last year's election campaign by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the minority movement said in a report issued on Monday.

29 Apr 2019 | 8:52 PM

Pakistan plans to bring 30,000 madrasas under government control

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan plans to take control of a network of over 30,000 madrasas as part of a drive to "mainstream" the Islamic schools by bringing them under state control, the military's spokesman said on Monday.

27 Apr 2019 | 3:23 PM

Khan's interior minister pick raises questions about 'new' Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's new interior minister, appointed in a major cabinet reshuffle this month by Prime Minister Imran Khan, is a former spy chief and close ally of the country's last military ruler who has long been accused of deep ties to militant groups.

4 Apr 2019 | 3:03 PM

'Erasing the poor': Pakistanis feel crunch of rising prices

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI (Reuters) - Pakistan's surging petrol prices have more than halved the income of taxi driver Yasir Sultan, just one of many consumers whose faith in a government elected last year on a pledge to help the poor has been shattered.

1 Apr 2019 | 8:13 PM

Facebook removes many accounts in India, Pakistan for "inauthentic" behaviour

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Facebook has removed 712 accounts and 390 pages in India and Pakistan because of "inauthentic behaviour" and spamming, it said on Monday, much of it linked to India's main opposition Congress party days before elections and Pakistan's military.

1 Apr 2019 | 5:21 PM

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

Facebook has removed 103 pages, groups and accounts that were part of a network it said was linked to employees of the Pakistani military's public relations arm, the social media group announced on April 1.

Facebook's announcement comes at a time when it has been facing increasing pressure across the world over the use of its platforms by politically aligned groups, many of which conceal their true identity. — AFP
1 Apr 2019 | 5:07 PM

Facebook removes accounts linked to Pakistani military employees

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Facebook has removed 103 pages, groups and accounts that were part of a network it said was linked to employees of the Pakistani military's public relations arm, the social media group announced on Monday.