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Junaid Jamshed, Pakistan's pop pioneer turned preacher, dead at 52

Islamabad - Junaid Jamshed, a pioneer of Pakistani pop who renounced music to become a Muslim evangelist and started one of the country's most successful clothing boutiques was among 47 people killed in a plane crash Wednesday.

Pakistan plane issued Mayday call before deadly crash

- A Pakistani aircraft carrying 47 people issued a Mayday call before losing radar contact and crashing into a mountain, killing everyone on board, authorities said, as they began collecting DNA Thursday to identify victims.

Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes killing all on board

Islamabad - A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation's history.

Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes, reportedly on fire

Islamabad - A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames, authorities said, as rescue workers pulled dozens of bodies from the wreckage and officials expressed little hope for survivors.

11 dead, 75 injured in Pakistan hotel fire

Karachi - A pre-dawn inferno at a four-star hotel in Pakistan's Karachi killed 11 people on Monday and wounded 75, police said, with desperate guests jumping from windows and scrambling down knotted bedsheets to escape.

Pakistan says Trump declared its PM 'terrific' in call

Islamabad - Pakistan said Donald Trump praised its prime minister as a "terrific guy" and offered support for a "fantastic" country, in an effusive phone call that baffled many after sharp criticisms in the past.

Rush to build bunkers in Pakistani Kashmir as fears grow

- Residents in Pakistani Kashmir are racing to build underground bunkers for the first time since the 1990s, frightened by what they say is the worst cross-border violence since a ceasefire was agreed in 2003.

Pakistani market where women seek justice

- A narrow path winds through Kashmir's Valley of Pearls towards 13 tin-roofed shops hidden in a rickety row, a women-only market that doubles as a space for those seeking help against the violence of Pakistan's patriarchy.

Pakistan province criminalises 'forced conversions'

Karachi - A Pakistan province Thursday passed a law making "forced conversions" punishable with a life sentence and forbidding minors from changing their religion, a bid to protect minorities in the conservative Muslim country.

Nine killed in Indian firing on Kashmir bus: Pakistan

Muzaffarabad - At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded in cross-border fire which hit a Pakistani bus in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest deadly skirmish between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan 'war on terror' has cost $118 bn: state bank

Karachi - Pakistan's "war on terror" has cost the developing country a whopping $118 billion so far, a new central bank report has said, an amount equivalent to well over one third of its gross domestic product.

Outcry as Pakistan deports teachers linked to Turkish coup suspect

Islamabad - Pakistan's decision to deport dozens of Turkish teachers was "politically-motivated", Amnesty International said Thursday, and sparked small demonstrations in major cities as Turkey's president wrapped up a state visit to the country.

Families ripped apart in Pakistan shrine attack

Khuzdar - Survivors of a massive bomb attack on a shrine in southwest Pakistan that killed dozens spoke of their horror Sunday after families were ripped apart in a strike showing the expanding reach of the Islamic State group.

IS-claimed bombing kills at least 52 at Pakistan shrine: officials

Quetta - At least 52 people died and more than 100 others were injured Saturday in a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, with the Islamic State group claiming the attack.

Pakistan shrine bombing death toll rises to 52: minister

Quetta - The death toll from a bombing at a Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan on Saturday rose to 52, with 105 injured, home minister for the southwestern Balochistan province said.

Bomb kills at least 43 at Pakistan shrine: officials

Quetta - At least 43 people died and scores of others were injured when a bomb exploded at a remote Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan's restive Balochistan province on Saturday, officials said.

Bomb kills at least 25 at Pakistan shrine: officials

Quetta - At least 25 people died and 35 others were injured when a bomb exploded at a Sufi shrine in southern Pakistan's restive Balochistan province on Saturday, officials said.

Pakistan deports National Geographic 'Afghan girl'

Peshawar - An Afghan woman immortalised on a National Geographic cover was deported by Pakistani officials early Wednesday to her war-torn homeland following a brief period of detention for using fraudulent identity papers.

Death toll rises to 26 in Pakistan shipbreaking blast

Quetta - The death toll from an explosion and fire at a Pakistan shipbreaking yard last week has risen to 26, officials said Sunday.

Death toll rises to 20 in Pakistan shipbreaking blast

Quetta - The death toll from a recent explosion and fire at a Pakistan shipbreaking yard has risen to 20, officials said Saturday, as an inquiry committee met for the first time to determine responsibility.
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