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Pakistan blasphemy girl bailed

A young Pakistani Christian girl accused of burning pages of the Holy Koran has been released from a jail near the country’s capital Islamabad, according to reports. Rimsha Masih was released from the Adiala jail after being granted bail on Friday. She was covered in a white sheet to protect …

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Pakistan expels Save the Children workers

Staff members of British charity Save the Children have been ordered to leave Pakistan by the country’s government, the aid group said Thursday. The charity had come under increasing scrutiny by Pakistani authorities because of reports it had helped organize meetings between US intelligence services and a local doctor who …

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Pakistan lifts ban on Twitter

Authorities in Pakistan have restored public access to Twitter, just hours after blocking the social networking site for publishing what it called “messages offensive to Islam”.   Reports say the 8-hour long ban was enforced over a Twitter competition calling for the submission of images of the Prophet Muhammad. Images …

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Hello magazine to launch pakistan edition

Celebrity rag Hello! is to launch a Pakistan edition next month in a bid to deflect the world’s attention from the constant news stream featuring corrupt politicians, bent cricketers, assassinations and Islamic fundamentalists.   The magazine – renowned for its’ heavily airbrushed photos of major and minor celebrities and mundane …

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Pakistan bans Saif’s ‘Agent Vinod’

Pakistan’s censor board has banned Saif Ali Khan’s Bond-style caper ‘Agent Vinod’ citing the film’s references to the country’s notorious Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency. IMGC Global, the Pakistani distributor of the film – which also stars Khan’s real-life flame Kareena Kapoor – confirmed the ban in a statement, as did …

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