Pakistan

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Pakistan court again delays appeal of couple convicted of blasphemy
Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel have been on death row since 2014 over ‘blasphemous texts’ they deny sending

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad

24, Feb, 2021 @1:53 PM

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Stateless, stuck and desperate: the militants' wives trapped in Kashmir
Hundreds married to men who travelled to Pakistan for militant training now find themselves stateless

Azhar Qadri in Srinagar

16, Feb, 2021 @10:32 AM

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Fears over Covid vaccine access in Pakistan as private imports sanctioned
Vaccines also exempt from price caps in divisive move that health experts fear will deepen inequality

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad

15, Feb, 2021 @9:50 AM

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Pakistan ends death penalty for prisoners with severe mental health problems
Supreme court ruling welcomed by rights activists who say it opens the way to broader prison reforms

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

12, Feb, 2021 @11:28 AM

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Family of girl, 12, forced to marry abductor condemn Pakistan authorities
Kidnap of child who was forced to sleep in cattle pen is latest case to highlight widespread abuses of religious minority women and girls

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

10, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Pakistan awaits news of national climbing hero missing on K2
Three-day rescue effort has so far failed to locate Muhammad Ali Sadpara and two fellow mountaineers

Peter Beaumont

08, Feb, 2021 @1:34 PM

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Grief, anger and a curfew as Pakistani activist Karima Baloch buried
Family of women’s rights advocate, found dead in Canadian lake, call for police to reopen investigation

Shah Meer Baloch in Islamabad and Hannah Ellis-Petersen

25, Jan, 2021 @11:38 AM

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How Pakistan banned a new drama – and put it up for an Oscar
Sarmad Khoosat was the darling of Pakistan’s entertainment industry until his new film, the haunting and elegiac Zindagi Tamasha, fell foul of fundamentalists – who called for him to be beheaded

Fatima Bhutto

22, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Missing Russian-American climber Alex Goldfarb found dead in Pakistan
A Russian-American climber who went missing last week while trying to scale a mountain amid harsh winter weather in northern Pakistan has been found dead

Agencies

19, Jan, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Nepalese team makes first successful winter ascent of K2
Team of Sherpas reaches top of Pakistan peak – becoming first to summit world’s second highest mountain in winter

Peter Beaumont

16, Jan, 2021 @3:42 PM

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Virginity tests for female rape survivors outlawed by Pakistani court
Judge said the ‘humiliating’ practice was used to cast suspicion on the victim, and deflected focus from the act of sexual violence

Haroon Janjua in Islamabad

06, Jan, 2021 @6:27 AM

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Pakistan's #MeToo movement hangs in the balance over celebrity case
Nine who backed allegations against popular actor accused of criminal defamation under law meant to protect women

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

01, Jan, 2021 @7:45 AM

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