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Protests continue across Pakistan over arrest of TLP leader | Imran Khan News

Protesters hold rallies for second consecutive day following the arrest of far-right Muslim leader Saad Rizvi. Islamabad, Pakistan – Protests…

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How colonialism eroded Pakistan’s history of religious fluidity | History News

Inside the courtyard of a house in the village of Ram Thaman, near Lahore in Pakistan, an audience has gathered.…

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Protests across Pakistan after far-right TLP leader arrested | Protests News

Protests began after Saad Rizvi, leader of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party, was arrested by police in Lahore. Islamabad, Pakistan –…

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IA Rehman, Pakistan’s iconic human rights defender, dies aged 90 | Human Rights News

Rehman spent his life defending human rights, opposing military dictators, fighting for the rule of law and democracy. IA Rehman,…

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Asia

FIFA suspends Pakistan football after ‘hostile takeover’ | Football News

Players, coaches blast rival group that took over Pakistan Football Federation HQ last month. FIFA, football’s world governing body, has…

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Africa

Outrage after Pakistan’s Imran Khan links rape to how women dress | Imran Khan News

Khan faces backlash for saying the increase in rapes indicated ‘consequences in any society where vulgarity is on the rise’.…

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Asia

Afghanistan tops agenda of Russia-Pakistan talks in Islamabad | Politics News

Islamabad, Pakistan – Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has met with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in the Pakistani…

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Africa

Pakistan defers India trade restarting decision over Kashmir | Business and Economy News

‘Consensus’ move came after top economic decision-making body gave green light for imports of cotton and sugar from India. The…

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Pakistan receives another large COVID vaccine shipment from China | Coronavirus pandemic News

500,000 Sinopharm doses and 60,000 CanSino jabs received, with a further 500,000 vaccine doses expected on Thursday. Islamabad, Pakistan –…

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Pakistan lifts TikTok ban for a second time | Social Media News

Pakistan’s media regulatory agency reinstates access to the Chinese video service after a court last month banned it for ‘vulgar’…

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Africa

Pakistan allows sugar, cotton imports from India as ties improve | Business and Economy News

In the latest indication of a growing thaw in relations between South Asian neighbours, Pakistan says it will allow some…

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Middle East

Pakistan PM Khan replies to Indian counterpart Modi’s letter | Politics News

Letter confirmed by officials says Pakistan desires ‘peaceful’ relations with all neighbours, including India. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on…

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Pakistan, Afghanistan hold five-day anti-polio vaccination drive | Health News

Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan have launched a new door-to-door campaign to vaccinate millions of children against polio despite the risks…

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Europe

Pakistan continues to grapple with third wave of coronavirus | Coronavirus pandemic News

Islamabad, Pakistan – Wracked by a third wave of coronavirus infections, Pakistan continues to tighten social distancing and movement restrictions,…

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Africa

‘Dark day’: Pakistan football HQ attacked, women’s event scrapped | Football News

The tussle for control of Pakistan football takes another turn after PFF head office attacked and officials forced to hand…

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Europe

Pakistan extends school closures amid third wave of coronavirus | Coronavirus pandemic News

Educational institutions in 18 high-risk districts to remain shut until April 11, according to the education minister. Islamabad, Pakistan –…

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Asia

Collateral damage: the impact of Guantanamo on a family | Conflict News

Ahmed Rabbani is Pakistani Rohingya and is currently being held in Guantanamo Bay. Following his divorce in 2002, he had…

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Explosion targeting police kills three in southwest Pakistan | Pakistan Taliban News

The blast targeted a police vehicle that was on routine patrol in the Pakistani border town of Chaman. Islamabad, Pakistan…

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‘India desires cordial relations’: Modi in letter to Pakistan PM | Imran Khan News

India’s Narendra Modi writes to Imran Khan on Pakistan Day as rare peace overtures continue between the two rival nations.…

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Africa

Pakistan marks 81 years since independence resolution | Pakistan News

1940 resolution called for all Indian states where Muslims were in majority to be grouped into an ‘independent state’. Islamabad,…

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India, Pakistan hold water-sharing talks amid thaw in frozen ties | Water News

In a further sign of rapprochement, the two rivals to hold their first meeting in three years on rights to…

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Africa

Pakistan’s feminists say will persevere amid increased threats | Women News

Organisers and participants in women’s rights marches across Pakistan are facing a sustained campaign of misinformation, blasphemy allegations and threats,…

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Africa

Pakistan’s first transgender-only madrasa breaks barriers | LGBTQ News

Transgender sets up religious school, an important milestone for LGBTQ community in the Muslim-majority country. A long white shawl on…

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Asia

UAE brokering secret India-Pakistan peace roadmap: Officials | Conflict News

India-Pakistan ceasefire deal last month marked a milestone in secret talks brokered by the UAE that began months earlier, say…

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Asia

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tests positive for COVID | Coronavirus pandemic News

The 68-year-old Pakistani premier is self-isolating after contracting COVID-19 two days after being vaccinated. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has…

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Europe

Pakistan army chief says ‘it is time to bury the past’ with India | Conflict News

In a rare conciliatory note, General Bajwa calls for peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute and talks with arch rival India.…

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Europe

Pakistan receives second batch of 500,000 vaccines from China | Coronavirus pandemic News

Second donation of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccines brings the country’s total supply to one million shots. Pakistan has received a Chinese…

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Africa

UN sounds alarm over COVID deaths of children in South Asia | Coronavirus pandemic News

Pandemic may have indirectly contributed to around 228,000 additional child deaths in 2020, UN report says. The coronavirus pandemic may…

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Europe

Seven killed in southwest Pakistan coal mining disaster | Mining News

Five miners and two rescuers die of suffocation after a methane gas fire in Balochistan – the second such disaster…

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Middle East

Pakistan increases COVID restrictions amid a third wave | Coronavirus pandemic News

Countrywide cases rise by 22,018 in last 10 days, a 68-percent increase from the preceding 10 days, according to official…

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Latin America

Pakistan Senate elects ruling alliance candidate as chairman | Elections News

Sadiq Sanjrani, the incumbent whose candidacy was supported by Prime Minister Imran Khan, received 48 votes, with the opposition’s Yusuf…

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Africa

Blast kills six coal miners in Pakistan’s southwest | Pakistan News

Two injured workers were extracted from the mine after several hours of rescue operations. Six miners have been killed in a…

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Pakistani court orders TikTok banned over ‘obscene content’ | Social Media News

The ruling says some videos uploaded on the popular platform are ‘unacceptable for Pakistani society’. Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani…

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When will there be justice for Pakistan’s victims of child abuse? | Child Rights News

On January 9, 2018, the body of seven-year-old Zainab Ansari was discovered on a rubbish dump in her home town…

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Pakistan kicks off COVID vaccination drive for senior citizens | Coronavirus pandemic News

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan has begun vaccinating citizens over the age of 60 against the coronavirus, officials say, kicking off…

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Ending Pakistan’s epidemic of enforced disappearances | Human Rights News

In February 2020, Haseeba Qambrani, a young woman living in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, received chilling news: Her brother…

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Malala teams up with Apple for content aimed at women, children | Entertainment News

Pakistani Nobel laureate signs deal that would ‘draw on her ability to inspire people around the world’. Pakistani Nobel laureate…

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What prompted India-Pakistan ceasefire pact along Kashmir border? | Border Disputes News

New Delhi, India – For nearly two weeks now, a tense silence has prevailed over the skies of Jura, a…

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Europe

Zainab’s Legacy: A father’s fight for justice in Pakistan

A grief-stricken father seeks justice after his seven-year-old daughter is raped and murdered in Pakistan. Aj Europe

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Passenger train derails in southwest Pakistan | Imran Khan News

DEVELOPING STORY The accident took place between the Rohri and Sangi stations in southern Sindh province. At least one person…

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Pakistani PM Khan wins vote of confidence amid opposition boycott | Imran Khan News

Imran Khan secured 178 votes against the 172 required to win vote of confidence, the speaker of the house announced.…

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Vaccine hesitancy in Pakistan heightens risk of COVID resurgence | Coronavirus pandemic News

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan’s success at managing the coronavirus pandemic – with relatively low rates of severe disease and death…

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Villagers along India-Pakistan border sceptical of ceasefire deal | Border Disputes News

Jammu, Indian-administered Kashmir – Milkhi Ram is 80 and has witnessed three wars between India and Pakistan during his lifetime.…

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Pakistan suspends flagship cricket tournament after COVID cases | Cricket News

Pakistan Super League suspended after seven players test positive for the coronavirus, the country’s cricket board says. Pakistan has suspended…

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