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Check it out: Barack Obama is the face of contraband Viagra in Pakistan

In an image suggestive of Ian Fleming’s James Bond, President Barack Obama is the new face of contraband Viagra in Pakistan. Despite unpopularity there for his frequent drone attacks — the American president remains a model of strength in marketing Pfizer’s popular sex drug abroad. Pakistan, where Viagra is banned,…

Comatose Pakistani student’s family fights to keep him in U.S. hospital

The family of a Pakistani student left comatose following a traffic accident in the United States is fighting to keep him from being sent home, saying he would face death. What was meant to be an academic semester abroad through a State Department-backed exchange program has turned into a Kafkaesque…

Pakistani anti-drone activist kidnapped just days before his scheduled European testimony

The family of a kidnapped Pakistani anti-drone campaigner spoke Tuesday of their fears for his safety, as his lawyer accused the government of wanting to make an example of him. Kareem Khan was picked up by the security forces from his home in the outskirts of Islamabad on February 5,…

Gunmen on a motorcycle kill former U.S. consulate employee in Pakistan

Unknown gunmen on Monday shot dead a former US consulate employee in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, police said. Two gunmen riding a motorcycle fired at Faisal Saeed, 30, outside his residence in Peshawar, senior police official Najibur Rehman told AFP. He said Saeed was a former employee of…

Pakistan provincial government cancels activist Malala Yousafzai’s book launch

A launch ceremony for education activist Malala Yousafzai's book at a university in her native Pakistan was cancelled after pressure from the provincial government, organisers and officials said Tuesday. Malala survived a Taliban assassination attempt……

Pakistan sentences British man to death for blasphemy

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a British man to death for blasphemy for claiming to be a prophet of Islam, a prosecutor and police said Friday. Mohammad Asghar, a British national of Pakistani origin, was arrested in 2010 in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, for writing letters…

Pakistan court sentences British man to death for blasphemy

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a British man to death for blasphemy for claiming to be a prophet of Islam, a prosecutor and police said Friday. Mohammad Asghar, a British national of Pakistani origin, was arrested in 2010 in the garrison city of……

No-show for Pakistan’s Pervez Musharraf in treason case

Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf failed to show up for a hearing in the treason case against him on Wednesday, with his lawyers citing security threats. The 70-year-old stands accused over his imposition of emergency rule in November 2007, but he and his legal team have dismissed the charge…

Thousands rally against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan

Thousands of right-wing Pakistani activists led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Saturday staged a protest against US drone strikes, threatening to block NATO supply routes if strikes continue. The activists burned US flags as a mark of protest, said an AFP reporter at the scene in Peshawar, where the rally…

Pakistan on high alert after Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud killed by U.S. drone strike

Government says death of Hakimullah Mehsud has destroyed attempts to hold peace talks with Islamist militants Pakistan’s security forces have been put on high alert after a CIA drone attack killed the leader of the country’s Taliban, Hakimullah Mehsud, in the lawless tribal areas. A Pakistani government minister said the…

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