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Recent articles by Asad:

Pakistan: Deadly bomb blast targets Lahore’s shopping district

At least two people reported to have been killed and 26 injured in the incident. → Read More

Pakistan places new restrictions amid rise in COVID cases

The restrictions include a ban on indoor gatherings and any indoor dining at restaurants starting Thursday. → Read More

Pakistani court sentences woman to death for WhatsApp ‘blasphemy’

Muslim woman convicted for sharing images deemed to be insulting to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad and one of his wives. → Read More

Policeman killed in shoot-out at checkpoint in Pakistani capital

The Pakistani Taliban armed group has claimed responsibility for the targeted attack in Islamabad. → Read More

HRW slams Pakistan over dissent crackdown, alleged rights abuses

Pakistan has come under fire from rights groups within and outside country since Imran Khan came to power in 2018. → Read More

Senior Pakistani Taliban leader killed in Afghanistan: Official

Khalid Balti, former spokesperson for Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, has been killed in Nangarhar province. → Read More

Pakistan sets up committee to investigate Murree tourists deaths

The committee has a week to determine responsibility after at least 21 people died in freezing temperatures. → Read More

Pakistan confirms first case of Omicron COVID variant

The WHO says the Omicron variant has been detected in at least 63 countries around the world. → Read More

Pakistani Taliban ends ceasefire, future of peace talks uncertain

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan group unilaterally announces end to month-long ceasefire with the Pakistani government. → Read More

Amnesty urges Pakistan to end ‘abhorrent’ enforced disappearances

Human rights group calls for Pakistani authorities to end the use of enforced disappearances as a tool of state policy. → Read More

Pakistan frees far-right TLP chief after deal following protests

Saad Rizvi released in Lahore after weeks of negotiations that followed deadly protests in the Muslim-majority country. → Read More

Pakistan releases hundreds of TLP activists as protest continues

Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan members released as protest by far-right group demanding chief’s release enters fourth day. → Read More

Six Pakistani security personnel killed in separate attacks

Three separate attacks, including two raids on security posts, take place in the country’s western provinces. → Read More

TV journalist killed in targeted attack in southern Pakistan

Baloch separatist group claims responsibility for attack on the journalist’s vehicle using a magnetic explosive device. → Read More

India, Pakistan should not change Kashmir status: UNGA president

UNGA president says the two nations should ‘refrain’ from taking steps that would alter the disputed territory’s status. → Read More

Pakistani journalist assaulted in latest press freedom attack

Asad Ali Toor was beaten after three armed men broke into his apartment and questioned him on his sources of ‘funding’. → Read More

Pakistan marks ‘Palestine Day’ as FM accused of anti-Semitism

Pro-Palestinian protests attended by hundreds were held in Karachi, Lahore and other big Pakistani cities. → Read More

Blast kills several at pro-Palestine rally in southwest Pakistan

At least 17 people were wounded after explosives planted in a motorbike went off in the town of Chaman. → Read More

Pakistan’s deadliest day since COVID pandemic began, curbs mulled

At least 201 deaths reported in past 24 hours as country grapples with surge in infections since early March. → Read More

Pakistani charity offers medical aid to India amid COVID crisis

Edhi Foundation writes to Modi, offering to send ambulances and medical staff to help its neighbour fight the virus. → Read More