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‘Pakistan men can have multiple wives’

Pakistan’s top Islamic body, the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), has declared that men do not need first wife’s permission to marry another woman.

‘No documents on MQM chief given to UK’

Pakistan’s interior minister Chaudhry Nisar A1i Khan on Tuesday said that the government has not handed over any documents to the United Kingdom authorities relating to the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (M

Pakistan Day celebrated after 7 years

Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain (centre) rides a horse-drawn carriage escorted by Presidential Guard.  — AFP

Pakistan on Monday celebrated a symbolic victory over the Taliban militants as the terror-hit nation held its first Pakistan Day parade after a gap of seven years and stressed it wanted friendly ties

Pakistan People’s Party asks Imran Khan to return to Parliament

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Sunday urged Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan to return to Parliament proceedings after agreement on formation of judicial commission to probe alleged po

Pakistan court rejects Lakhvi petition over detention

Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

A Pakistani court on Friday dismissed alleged Mumbai terror attacks mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi’s petition challenging his detention.

Bilawal Bhutto, Asif Ali Zardari end rift

Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilawal Bhutto has reconciled with his father Asif Ali Zardari as the two agreed on a “massive reshuffle” in the party in the coming weeks, sources said.

MQM supremo booked for threatening Rangers

A case under Anti-Terrorism Act was registered against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday in Karachi for threatening paramilitary Rangers and issuing insulting remarks after

Pakistan’s MQM denies armed wing

Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain on Monday said that his party has no armed wing.

Pakistan defence minister snubs MQM

Khawaja Muhammed Asif

Pakistan defence minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif has said that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was complaining only because writ of law was being established in Karachi.

Lahore church blasts kill 15

 A Pakistani Christian family mourns next to the body of a boy who was killed in a suicide bombing attack near 2 churches—AP

At least 15 people were killed and over 80 wounded when twin blasts — targeting two churches — rocked a Christian neighbourhood in Lahore on Sunday, leading to violent protests by Christians in variou

It has now become apparent to the Narendra Modi government that the manner in which it sought to amend the law relating to acquisition of land is not politically feasible.

If a law has not worked well on the ground, do you toss it out or try and improve its implementation?