Police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of Pakistan’s outgoing ruling party

  • Cases were also registered against 39 members from Khan’s movement, the police statement said
  • The police statement said 270 people had been detained, but it did not say which political party they belonged to
By Reuters ·

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Ghani speaks to Pakistani leadership, condemns terrorist attacks

  • Afghan president assures enhanced border security measures on Afghan side as assistance to Pakistan’s security forces during the election period
  • President Ghani and Prime Minister Nasir-ul Mulk agree to work together to defeat the common enemies for peace and security in the region
By Arab News Pakistan ·

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EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan PM contender Imran Khan pledges stronger ties with Saudi Arabia

  • Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari are the symbols of corruption, says Khan
  • PTI chairman says he wants a mutually beneficial relationship with Washington

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Pakistan court rejects Sharif family’s bail pleas

  • Court has adjourned hearing into the case until last week of July, seeking complete record of trial against Sharif family
  • Ex-premier’s close aide, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, still expects the high court will set aside the convictions
By Aamir Shah ·


KSRelief to provide 5,000 Yemenis with school supplies

  • There are two million Yemeni children out of school because of the Houthis’ aggression against civilians
  • The total cost of all the projects provided by KSRelief since its establishment is $70 million
By Hanan Alnufaie ·


Palestinian pupils scrap school holidays to save village

  • Israel says the Bedouin village was constructed illegally
  • The residents of the village point out that it is nearly impossible for Palestinians to obtain building permits from Israeli authorities
By AFP ·


Indian minor raped by 17 men over weeks

  • Some 19,000 attacks on minors were reported in 2016, but vast numbers are never brought to police attention
  • Among those arrested were the 300-flat building’s security guards, plumber and elevator operator, state police said
By AFP ·


Egypt’s parliament passes $11 billion sovereign wealth fund

  • The fund will be eligible to participate in all economic and investment activities, including setting up companies and investing in financial instruments
  • Egypt floated its pound currency in November 2016 under a three-year $12 billion IMF program tied to ambitious economic reforms
By Reuters ·


Pakistan’s Azhar Ali signs for Somerset

  • Azhar is set to make his Somerset debut against Worcestershire later this month
By AFP ·