Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan writes to Facebook CEO seeking ban on Islamophobic content

© Reuters/SAIYNA BASHIR FILE PHOTO: International conference on the future of Afghan refugees living in Pakistan, in Islamabad

Islamabad, October 26 - Pakistan's prime minister has written a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg seeking a ban on Islamophobic content on the site, warning of an increase in radicalisisation amongst Muslims, the government said on Sunday. In the letter, shared by the Pakistani government on Twitter, Imran Khan said that "growing Islamophobia" is encouraging extremism and violence across ...

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Pakistani police release journalist accused of defaming army

© Reuters/AKHTAR SOOMRO Pakistani journalist Bilal Farooqi poses before appearing for case proceedings at the district City Court in Karachi

Karachi, September 13 (Reuters) - Pakistani police released a local journalist accused of defaming the military on Saturday as a court reprimanded the police for overstepping their mandate, a lawyer for journalist Bilal Farooqi said. Farooqi, a vocal critic of both the military and the government, was arrested on charges of defaming the country’s army and spreading religious hatred on ...

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Pakistani court approves moving zoo’s elephant to Cambodia

Pakistani prime minister advisor to climate change Malik Amin Aslam stands as Elephant Kaavan is seen behind a fence at the Marghazar Zoo in Islamabad on July 18, 2020. - A Pakistani court approved the relocation of a lonely and mistreated elephant to Cambodia on July 18 after the pachyderm became the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music star Cher. (Photo by Farooq NAEEM / AFP) (Photo by FAROOQ NAEEM/AFP via Getty Images)

Islamabad, July 19 (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday approved the relocation of an elephant to a sprawling animal sanctuary in Cambodia after animal rights activists launched a campaign saying the pachyderm that spent three decades in the Islamic nation was being mistreated at the capital's small zoo, officials said. The decision was hailed by the World Wide Fund ...

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