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Pakistan arrests 14 people over demolishing of Hindu temple

Pakistan arrests 14 people over demolishing of Hindu temple

World
Pakistani police say they have arrested 14 people in overnight raids after a Hindu temple was set on fire and demolished by a mob led by supporters of a radical Islamist partyBy RIAZ KHAN Associated PressDecember 31, 2020, 9:38 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articlePESHAWAR, pakistan -- Pakistani police arrested 14 people in overnight raids after a Hindu temple was set on fire and demolished by a mob led by supporters of a radical Islamist party, officials said Thursday.The temple's destruction Wednesday in the northwestern town of Karak drew condemnation from human rights activists and the minority Hindu community.Local police said they detained at least 14 people in overnight raids and more raids were underway to arrest individuals who participated or provoked ...
The Latest: Pakistan warns of new lockdown as deaths rise

The Latest: Pakistan warns of new lockdown as deaths rise

Health
ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s military-backed National Command and Operation Center has issued a warning that another lockdown could be imposed to contain COVID-19 deaths if people don't stop violating social distancing rules.The announcement on Wednesday came after Pakistan reported reported 660 new confirmed cases in the past 24 hours and 19 single-day deaths.The daily death toll was one of Pakistan's highest in more than two months. Deaths from COVID-19 have steadily increased since the government lifted its months-long lockdown in August.Pakistan has reported 324,744 confirmed cases of the virus and 6,692 virus-related deaths since February.———HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:— Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus— Pope reverts to ma...
Pakistan bans Chinese app TikTok over unlawful content

Pakistan bans Chinese app TikTok over unlawful content

Technology
Pakistan has blocked the Chinese social media app TikTok, saying the company failed to fully comply with the instructions to develop an effective mechanism to control unlawful online contentBy ZARAR KHAN Associated PressOctober 10, 2020, 12:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleISLAMABAD -- Pakistan blocked the Chinese social media app TikTok, saying the company failed to fully comply with the instructions to develop an effective mechanism to control unlawful content.In a statement, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority said Friday that it took the step after receiving complaints against “immoral and indecent” content on the video-sharing platform.The PTA said that keeping in view the complaints and nature of the content being consistently posted on TikTok,...
Pakistan bans TikTok over ‘immoral and indecent’ content

Pakistan bans TikTok over ‘immoral and indecent’ content

Technology
Pakistan has banned the TikTok app for failing to filter out "immoral and indecent" content, regulators have said.The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) said the ban was due to "complaints from different segments of the society against immoral and indecent content on the video-sharing application". TikTok reportedly has 20 million monthly active users in the country.And it was the third most downloaded app after WhatsApp and Facebook over the last 12 months, according to an analytics firm.In July, Pakistan issued a final warning to TikTok due to content of a provocative nature. ...
Flash floods triggered by rain kill 15 people in NW Pakistan

Flash floods triggered by rain kill 15 people in NW Pakistan

World
Pakistani officials say flash floods triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 15 people and damaged scores of homes in the scenic northwestern Swat ValleyBy RIAZ KHAN Associated PressSeptember 2, 2020, 10:14 AM• 2 min readPESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Flash floods triggered by heavy rains killed 15 people and damaged scores of houses in Pakistan's scenic northwestern Swat Valley, a spokesman said Wednesday, as rescuers assisted residents in the port city of Karachi where last week's rains wreaked havoc that killed dozens.The latest floods-related fatalities were reported from the Swat region, a popular tourist destination where landslides overnight blocked a key mountain road, stranding scores of tourists who were being evacuated, said Taimur Khan, spokesman for a disaster management agency i...