General Asim Munir takes over as new chief of Pakistan’s powerful army

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A man watches a news television broadcast of the nomination of the next Pakistan's army Chief Lt. General Syed Asim Munir on television at a market in Karachi, Pakistan 24 November 2022. EPA-EFE/FILE: SHAHZAIB AKBER

Islamabad, Nov 29 (EFE).- General Asim Munir took charge Tuesday as Pakistan’s army chief, considered the most powerful post in the country, replacing Qamar Javed Bajwa, who retired after six years at the helm. At a ceremony held in the city of Rawalpindi, where the headquarters of the Armed Forces is located, Bajwa handed over … Read more

Pakistani Taliban announces end of ceasefire in the country

Pashtun Tahafuz Movement leader Manzoor Pashteen addressing supporters during a protest against the deteriorating security situation in tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, in Tank district, Pakistan, 27 November 2022. EPA-EFE/FILE/SAOOD REHMAN

Islamabad, Nov 28 (EFE).- The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Monday announced a resumption of attacks in the country, thus putting an end to the ceasefire reached with the government earlier this year. The announcement is also an indication of a failure in the negotiations between the Taliban and the government. “The Ministry of Defense … Read more

After floods, Pakistan now in the grip of deadly water-borne diseases

People affected by floods sit as they receive free ration distributed by Islamic Political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) in Larkana, Pakistan, 20 September 2022. EFE-EPA/WAQAR HUSSAIN

By Amjad Ali Islamabad, Sep 21 (EFE).- Pakistan is on the brink of an impending second disaster as dengue fever outbreak and water-borne infections have claimed nearly 320 lives, following the deadliest flooding in decades that has killed some 1,600 people. Experts have warned of a severe health crisis due to the spread of water-borne … Read more