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Sharif Loyalist Abbasi Elected Pakistani Prime Minister

Pakistani lawmakers have elected a new prime minister to replace Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted last week over corruption allegations. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party used its commanding majority in the National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, to install Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in an August 1 vote in ...

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Kidnapping, forced marriage: Pakistan’s Hindu women hope for protection in new law

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Sapna Gobia is busy preparing for her wedding in Pakistan in a few weeks. In many ways, her wedding will follow traditions passed down through generations, with the bride and groom circling a sacred fire lit by their families. ...

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Pakistan says kills 100 ‘terrorists’ after suicide shrine attacks

By Syed Raza Hassan SEHWAN SHARIF, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani security forces killed dozens of suspected militants on Friday, a day after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 worshippers at a Sufi shrine, the biggest in a spate of attacks this week across the country. ...

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Supporters Of Missing Pakistani Activists, Muslim Hard-Liners Clash At Rally

Hard-line religious protesters threw stones at a rally called to support five missing Pakistani activists on January 19 and demanded that the government file blasphemy charges against the missing men. The liberal activists and bloggers, who had criticized political influence in the military and spoke up for religious minorities in ...

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