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Past articles by Adnan:

Pakistan rape case turns harsh spotlight on misogyny, justice system

ISLAMABAD -- A rape case in Islamabad and the killing of the alleged assailants by the police have provoked renewed scrutiny of the rights of Pakistan → Read More

Pakistan brain drain accelerates in latest threat to ailing economy

ISLAMABAD -- Hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis are leaving for jobs abroad amid the country's financial and security woes -- a brain drain that thre → Read More

Pakistan's Belt and Road hub Gwadar hit by protest clampdown

Tensions risk damaging town's prospects as Chinese investment destination → Read More

Gwadar protest leader warns Chinese to leave key Belt and Road port

ISLAMABAD -- A protest leader in the Pakistani port town of Gwadar, a key hub for China's Belt and Road Initiative, has warned Chinese citizens to lea → Read More

Pakistan-Afghanistan ties fray as Taliban forces shell civilians

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's relations with Taliban-ruled Afghanistan are deteriorating fast, after deadly attacks by Kabul's forces in a disputed border a → Read More

Pakistan nominates next army chief as incumbent blasts Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday nominated Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir as the next chief of army staff, shortly after the → Read More

Pakistan winter gas crunch threatens to chill economy, stoke unrest

Cash-strapped country looks for answers as leaks waste precious supplies → Read More

Pakistan ex-PM Khan starts march to capital, pressuring government

Experts say ousted leader will remain a 'thorn' even if bid for early election fails → Read More

Pakistan's ex-PM Imran Khan disqualified from public office

PTI party calls for protests over election body's ruling in state gifts case → Read More

PTI Senator Saifullah Nyazee taken into 'protective custody'

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Investigation Agency took PTI Senator Saifullah Nyazee into protective custody, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah confirmed in a press conference Friday, shortly after PTI... → Read More

Pakistan's IMF loan shows few signs of stopping economic slide

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan faces growing doubts that its International Monetary Fund bailout will spark an economic turnaround, leading some experts to cal → Read More

Pakistan insurgents behind China attacks threaten Barrick Gold mine

ISLAMABAD -- A Canadian gold giant's planned foray into Pakistan's restive southwest is shaping up to be a litmus test for the government's ability to → Read More

Pakistan PM in tight spot after court forces Punjab power transfer

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's ruling coalition is on shakier ground after a week in which the country's top court forced it to hand power in Punjab, the country's most populous province, over to the opposition led by ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan. → Read More

Pakistan's IMF deal offers economic pain relief but no panacea

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan stepped away from the brink of bankruptcy by striking a deal with the International Monetary Fund to resume a $6 billion loan program this month. But experts warn that there is much more work to do, and that political instability poses a major obstacle to a true economic revival. → Read More

Pakistan arrests Karachi bombing suspect as China urges more action

ISLAMABAD -- Authorities in Pakistan say they have arrested a key orchestrator of the suicide attack that killed three Chinese teachers at Karachi University in April, while Beijing signaled on Wednesday that it appreciates the "positive efforts" but still expects more to be done to protect its people and interests. → Read More

Pakistan blackouts choke economy as China power plants go unpaid

ISLAMABAD -- Electricity outages are disrupting life and business in Pakistan as the cash-strapped government struggles to compensate Chinese power su → Read More

Pakistan to unveil budget in political tinderbox: 5 things to know

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's government is poised to unveil its budget for fiscal 2022-23 on Friday as a political crisis swirls, power runs short and infl → Read More

Pakistan's erosion of press freedom poses challenge for PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD -- A decline in Pakistan's press freedom ranking has highlighted looming threats to its democracy and focused attention on whether the new government of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will reverse the tide. → Read More

Pakistan's Shehbaz Sharif elected PM as Khan's party boycotts vote

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's National Assembly on Monday elected Shehbaz Sharif to serve as prime minister, capping a stunning political reversal after Imran Khan was ousted in a no-confidence vote over the weekend. → Read More

Pakistan's Imran Khan loses no-confidence vote

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani leader Imran Khan on Saturday lost a no-confidence vote he had nearly avoided by blaming a U.S. conspiracy, opening the door for a change of government in the nuclear-armed nation of 220 million. → Read More