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Wealth, poverty propping up Pakistan's illegal kidney trade

Panjeri - When Pakistani authorities burst into a makeshift hospital in Lahore this year, doctors were caught mid-way through two illegal kidney transplants, the local donors and Omani clients still unconscious on the tables.

Anger grows in Pakistan town after three attacks in six months

Peshawar - Shiites in Pakistan's restive northwest protested Monday as the death toll from twin blasts three days earlier rose to 69, marking a grisly Eid for the town worst hit by militancy so far in 2017.

Pakistan marks grim Eid after oil tanker inferno kills 153

Bahawalpur - Pakistan began Eid in mourning Monday as the death toll from an oil tanker explosion rose to 153, with scores more injured after they were caught in a fireball while scooping up spilt fuel.

Pakistan deploys 15,000-strong force for Chinese security

Islamabad - Pakistan has deployed a 15,000-strong military force to protect Chinese nationals working on energy and infrastructure projects in the country, the president said Sunday, after the abduction of a Chinese couple raised safety concerns.

139 dead, more than 100 injured in Pakistan oil tanker fire

Multan - An overturned oil tanker exploded in a huge fireball in Pakistan Sunday, killing at least 139 people and injuring scores as crowds scavenging for fuel ignored warnings to stay clear, officials and witnesses said.

123 dead, more than 100 wounded in Pakistan oil tanker fire: official

Islamabad - At least 123 people were killed and scores injured in a fire that broke out after an oil tanker overturned in central Pakistan early Sunday and crowds rushed to collect fuel, an official said.

Death toll from multiple Pakistan attacks rises to 57

Peshawar - The death toll from multiple attacks in Pakistan rose to 57, officials said Saturday, a day after the bomb and gun assaults in three cities shook the country as it prepared to mark the end of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month.

Pakistan issues first transgender passport

Peshawar - Pakistan has issued its first third-gender passport to a transgender activist, who hailed the move as a step forward for the marginalised community in the deeply conservative South Asian country.

Op-Ed: Trump may take a hard line with Pakistan and up drone attacks

U.S. president Donald Trump is said to be considering a hard-line approach to relations with Pakistan in order to crack down on Pakistan-based militants who are launching attacks in Afghanistan.

More than 50 people killed in multiple Pakistan attacks

Peshawar - Multiple blasts and a gun attack killed more than 50 people and wounded at least 170 in three Pakistani cities on the last Friday of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, as officials warned the toll could rise.

Twin blasts in NW Pakistan kill at least 11: officials

Peshawar - At least 11 people were killed and 24 wounded on Friday when twin blasts tore through a market crowded with shoppers preparing for the Eid holidays in a mainly Shiite area of Pakistan's tribal belt.

At least 11 dead in SW Pakistan explosion

Quetta - An explosion targeting a police vehicle in Pakistan's southwestern Quetta city on Friday killed at least 11 people and injured around 20 others, officials said.

Op-Ed: New study — Billions at risk from heatwaves

Sydney - Inhabitants of the tropics, Middle East and most Western nations are in for progressive murderous heatwaves. New studies by the University of Hawaii indicate a rolling incremental increase in severity of heatwaves worldwide.

Pakistani purr-petrator charged with taking lion on car ride

Karachi - A Pakistani man who took his pet lioness for a ride in the back of a pickup truck was charged with public harassment Thursday after footage from startled bystanders went viral.

Pakistan PM questioned before anti-graft probe

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption investigation commission Thursday, in an ongoing case that has gripped Pakistan and threatened to topple him after the Panama Papers leak last year.

Pakistan PM to appear before anti-graft probe team

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday.

Three men, 96 children: Pakistan’s population booms

Bannu - Three men who have fathered nearly 100 children among them are doing their bit for Pakistan's skyrocketing population, which is being counted for the first time in 19 years.

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan

Quetta - Two Chinese working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

Last horsemen of Hunza: Pakistan Buzkashi game faces final whistle

Hunza - In a remote northern Pakistani valley surrounded by giant ice-capped peaks, villagers gather to watch a game of Buzkashi, an ancient equestrian sport once seen as a key test of virility that is now struggling for survival.

Saving Pakistan's lost city of Mohenjo Daro

Karachi - The centre of a powerful ancient civilisation, Mohenjo Daro was one of the world's earliest cities -- a Bronze Age metropolis boasting flush toilets and a water and waste system to rival many in modern Pakistan.
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