Hafiz Saeed’s JuD to contest 2018 general elections in Pakistan

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jammat-ud-Dawah will foray into Pakistan’s political scene by contesting the 2018 general elections, a senior member of the outfit said, a day after its candidate finished third in a crucial by-poll. Last month, Jamaat-ud-Dawah, a front for the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group that carried out the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack, announced that it was launching […]

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Pakistan Supreme Court dismisses Sharif’s review plea

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday dismissed the review petition filed by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif against his disqualification. A five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa rejected the arguments of the lawyers for Mr. Sharif and his children — Hussain, Hassan and Maryam Nawaz — that the earlier judgment of July 28 by the apex court […]

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Cambodia arrests opposition leader, alleging treason

Cambodian authorities arrested the leader of the main opposition party on Sunday, accusing him of treason in a move that sharply escalated political tensions in the Southeast Asian nation ahead of national elections next year. His party denied the allegations and said the charges were politically motivated. The arrest of Kem Sokha during a midnight raid on his Phnom Penh […]

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