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Pakistani passport is fourth worst in the world: Henley Passport Index

Islamabad: Pakistan passport remained the fourth weakest passport in the world behind only war-torn Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, as per Henley Passport Index.

Pakistan briefly blocks access to all major social media platforms

Authorities in Pakistan Friday had blocked access to all social media platforms in the country on Friday, media reports said. However, partial access was restored by evening. The move came at a time when the government has been struggling to contain violent protests led by an Islamist group.

US clamps sanctions against Pakistani company functioning as Russian proxy

The US on Thursday sanctioned a Pakistan-based organisation and six individuals for trying to influence the US presidential 2020 election on behalf of a Russian network, the News reported.

Protesters demonstrate outside Pakistani embassy in Hague, demand apology for genocide in Bangladesh

Hague: A demonstration occurred outside the Pakistan embassy in the Hague recently where the protesters demanded an "unconditional official apology" for the genocide committed by the Pakistan Army in Bangladesh during the 1971 Liberation War, media reports said.

Pakistan govt bans TLP after days of violent protests

Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Thursday formally banned the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) after days of violent protests by the members of the radical islamist group following the arrest of their leader.

Pakistan approaches Twitter to block contents directed against judiciary

Islamabad: The Pakistan Telecom­munication Authority (PTA) has asked micro-blogging site Twitter to block and remove malicious “trends and tweets” vilifying the superior judiciary of the country, media reports said.

Pakistan: Blast during football match leaves 14 hurt

Khuzdar: A bomb explosion during a football match in Pakistan's Lasbela district on Tuesday left at least 14 people hurt, media reports said.

Pakistan plans to ban Islamist group responsible for recent violence

The Pakistan government is considering a proposal to ban the Tehreek-e-Labbaik-Pakistan ( TLP), the radical Islamist group responsible for the recent violent protests across major cities in the country.

Pakistan: Journalists demonstrate over raid at Wana press club, detention of scribe

Bara: Pakistani journalists in Bara town demonstrated on Tuesday to protest the raid at Wana press club and subsequent detention of a media person, media reports said.

US report showcases severe human rights violations in Pakistan

Islamabad: A US State Department released report on human rights violation has identified unlawful, arbitrary and extrajudicial killings and disappearances as major issues in Pakistan, media reports said.

French Embassy advises its citizens to leave Pakistan

Islamabad/IBNS: The French Embassy on Thursday asked its citizens as well as companies to leave Pakistan temporarily over violent anti-France protests that crippled large parts of the country this week.

Crisis between India, Pakistan to become more intense: US report

Washington:A US report has said the crisis between India and Pakistan will become 'more intense' ahead.

Plea to PPP and ANP to rejoin Pakistani opposition alliance

The chief of the opposition alliance in Pakistan has asked two constituents, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP), to “reconsider” their decision of quitting the alliance but declared that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) will continue its struggle even if the two parties do not return to its fold, according to a report in Dawn.

Thaw in India-Pakistan ties chance to demonstrate intentions

As the Pakistan-India peace process — or at least the shaky beginnings of the latest round — moves forward, several questions swirl over the direction it will take, according to an editorial in Dawn.

Four killed, thousands injured as Islamist violence rocks Pakistan

At least four people were killed and thousands injured, including members of security forces, as violent protests, led by a radical Islamist group, Tehreek-e Labbaik Pakistan (TLP), continued for the second day on Tuesday across major cities in Pakistan, forcing the government to deploy paramilitary forces.