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  • China virus death toll rises to 41, with more than 1,300 infected worldwide

    The death toll from China’s coronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start, with authorities curbing travel and cancelling public gatherings...

    It was not immediately clear if his death was already counted in the official toll of 41, of which 39 were in the central province of Hubei, where Wuhan is located...

  • Pakistan concerned as Bangladesh hands six JI leaders death penalty

    The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday expressed Pakistan's reservations over the death sentences handed to six Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leaders by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 war...

    He added that the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and IS are using Afghan soil for attacks in Pakistan...

  • EU demands reinstatement of death penalty moratorium in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The European Union (EU) on Thursday expressed concern over increasing executions in Pakistan and demanded of the government to reinstate the moratorium on death penalty and fully respect all of its international obligations...

    "Effective implementation of the international conventions is a requirement under the European Union's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) Regulation," a statement issued by EU delegation...

  • Pakistan’s stand on death penalty to hurt investment, says Germany

    KARACHI: Germany asked Pakistan on Friday to rethink its stand on death penalty as it would affect both investment opportunities and Islamabad’s image in Europe...

    Addressing the representatives of Pakistan German Business Forum (PGBF) and Germany Pakistan Trade and Investment (GPti) at a local hotel, German State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office, Stephan Steinlein, said Germany was in talks with the Pakistani government on the...

  • Pakistan top target of malware attacks worldwide, says Microsoft

    KARACHI: Pakistan is at the top among a handful of countries which attracted the highest rates of malware attacks in the second half of 2015, reveals the Microsoft Security Intelligence report Volume 20...

    “After 3G and 4G were introduced in Pakistan, there has been greater access to the internet because it’s cheaper and people have started accessing it through mobile phones...

  • ‘Wider public debate needed on death penalty’

    ISLAMABAD: Senator Farhatullah Babar said on Tuesday that a wider public debate is needed on the death penalty that engages all sections of society in all provinces, instead of just politician and opinion-makers...

    The senator was speaking to participants at a demonstration organised by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) on the international day against the death penalty...

  • Focus on death penalty

    The Pakistan mission at Geneva drew the Foreign Office’s attention to the international community’s growing concern at the excessive use of the death penalty in this country...

    The criticism of Pakistan’s conduct in this regard became more and more strident when the country’s performance under the various human rights instruments was discussed by the relevant implementation bodies...

  • SC suspends death penalty handed down by military courts

    ISLAMABAD: The handing down of death sentences to six militants by the military courts was highlighted on Thursday when the Supreme Court suspended their execution...

    “Meanwhile the execution of death sentences that have been awarded or would be awarded by the military courts is suspended,” ordered Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, as he took up an application filed by rights activist Asma Jahangir on behalf of the Supreme Court Bar...

  • JI plans protest against death penalty to Morsi

    KARACHI: The Jamaat-i-Islami on Friday announced its full support for former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Ikhwanul Muslimeen leader Mohamed Badei, prominent Islamic scholar Yusuf Al-Qaradawi and other 100 leaders of the Ikhwan who have been awarded the death penalty by military courts of the Egypt judiciary...

  • Indonesian leader defends death penalty after executions

    ABEPURA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo insisted on Saturday that the death penalty was “positive” for his country after the execution of seven foreign drug convicts by firing squad last month sparked international outrage...

    Jakarta put to death two Australians, a Brazilian, and four Nigerians on a prison island, along with one Indonesian, despite worldwide calls for them to be spared and heartrending pleas from their families... ...

  • Egypt’s Morsi faces possible death penalty in first verdict

    CAIRO: Egypt’s ex-president Mohamed Morsi faces being sentenced to death on Tuesday on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in the first verdict against him nearly two years after his fall from power...

    He also faces the death penalty in two other trials, including one in which he is accused of spying for foreign powers, and escaping from prison during the 2011 anti-Mubarak revolt...

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