Pakistan’s Top Court Begins Hearing Challenge to Expulsion of Afghans

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court began hearings on Friday on a petition by rights activists seeking to halt deportation of Afghan refugees, a lawyer said, as authorities are combing refugee settlements in an effort to find and send home thousands. More than 370,000 Afghans have fled Pakistan since Oct. 1, after Pakistan vowed … Read more

Pakistan’s Jailed Imran Khan Names Temporary Successor for Party Election

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Jailed former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party said on Wednesday that he had named one of his lawyers as his temporary stand-in to contest the position of party head. Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party released a video showing barrister Gohar Khan announcing his nomination. “I will fill in for Imran … Read more

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Denied Court-Ordered Public Trial

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in jail, was not brought to court for a trial on Monday because the government said there were threats to his life, his lawyer said. The Islamabad High Court had ruled last week that holding Khan’s trial inside jail premises on security concerns … Read more

Pakistan Court Orders Former PM Imran Khan to Appear on Nov. 28

[ad_1] (Reuters) – A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered authorities to produce former Prime Minister Imran Khan before court on Nov. 28, his lawyer said, in what would be his first public appearance since he was jailed in August. The Islamabad High Court earlier this week had declared Khan’s trial in prison on charges of … Read more

Pakistan’s Top Court Accepts Imran Khan’s Plea for Bail

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court accepted on Wednesday a bail application from detained former Prime Minister Imran Khan, his lawyer said, a day after another court declared illegal his trial on charges of leaking state secrets. The former cricket star is fighting various legal battles in the hope of securing release from jail … Read more

Pakistan Court Declares Ex-PM Imran Khan’s Jail Trial Illegal

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) -A Pakistani court on Tuesday declared the jail trial of former Prime Minister Imran Khan on charges of leaking state secrets illegal, his lawyer said. A special court has been conducting the trial in jail citing security concerns since Khan was indicted on the charges last month. “Islamabad High Court has declared … Read more

Hundreds of Portuguese Police Raid Farms in Human Trafficking Crackdown

[ad_1] LISBON (Reuters) – Hundreds of police raided farms in Portugal’s southern Alentejo region on Tuesday, arresting 28 people suspected of human trafficking and labour exploitation, police said. The suspects are believed to be part of a crime ring that exploited migrants from countries including Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, India, Senegal and Pakistan after luring them … Read more

Taliban Minister Raises Return of Deported Afghans’ Assets in Pakistan Visit

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – The Taliban’s acting commerce minister said he had asked Pakistan to help return the assets of expelled Afghans and discussed ways to overcome Afghanistan’s stalled banking sector transactions during a four-day visit to Islamabad this week. Acting minister Nooruddin Azizi’s arrival in the Pakistani capital marked the first public visit by … Read more