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Three patients die as lawyers clash with doctors in Pakistan hospital

Islamabad - At least three heart patients died on Wednesday after a group of lawyers attacked doctors at a cardiac hospital in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore, officials and ministers said.

Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

Karachi - Pakistan has become the first country in the world to introduce a new typhoid vaccine, officials said Friday, as the country grapples with an ongoing outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease.

Pakistan installs statue of Indian pilot shot down over Kashmir

Karachi - Pakistan has put on display a statue of an Indian pilot whose plane was shot down over Kashmir earlier this year, invoking the ire of India's media.

Sikhs celebrate founder Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

Islamabad - It is one of the biggest birthday celebrations in the world: millions of Sikhs will Tuesday mark the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of their religion, the Guru Nanak.

Ailing Pakistan ex-PM Sharif seeks permission to travel abroad

Islamabad - The family of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif are trying to get a travel ban against him lifted so that he can go abroad for medical treatment, one of his close aides told AFP on Friday.

Protest leader calls on Pakistan PM to resign in 48 hours

Islamabad - Tens of thousands of Islamists rallied alongside opposition supporters in Pakistan's capital Friday, as the firebrand cleric leading the protests called on Prime Minister Imran Khan's government to step down within 48 hours.

Mourners in Pakistan town bury victims of train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

Funerals begin as town mourns victims of Pakistan train fire

Mirpur Khas - Distraught relatives gathered Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a crowded train in Pakistan, with many of the victims residents of a single town.

Pakistan capital braces for Islamist march

Islamabad - Schools were shuttered and entry points to Islamabad sealed off Thursday as thousands of Islamist protesters aiming to unseat the government converged on the Pakistan capital.

At least 74 killed in Pakistan train fire

Islamabad - At least 74 people were killed and dozens injured after cooking gas cylinders exploded on a train packed with pilgrims in Pakistan on Thursday, some dying after leaping from carriages to escape the inferno, authorities said.

Mullah on the march: Pakistan cleric takes on Imran Khan

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan faces the first major challenge to his leadership this week as a grey-bearded, orange-turbaned rival he calls "Maulana Diesel" marches to Islamabad with thousands of Islamists hoping to bring down the government.

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif fighting for life: doctor

Islamabad - Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif is "critically unwell", his doctor said Tuesday, days after the three-time leader now serving a prison sentence for corruption suffered a minor heart attack.

Pakistan, India sign deal on visa-free corridor for Sikh pilgrims

Islamabad - Islamabad and New Delhi signed an agreement Thursday on a visa-free corridor between the two countries that will allow Sikh pilgrims in India to visit the shrine to their religion's founder, which is in Pakistan.

Rights groups slam Pakistan after media watchdog member denied entry

Islamabad - Rights organisations have slammed Pakistani authorities after a member of a leading media watchdog was denied entry to the country, calling the move a "slap in the face to those concerned about press freedom".

Pakistani man jailed for blasphemous Facebook post

Lahore - A Pakistani court Friday sentenced a man to five years jail and hard labour for a blasphemous Facebook post, in what is believed to be one of the first such cases under controversial cybercrime laws.

Storm forces William and Kate's royal plane to abandon Islamabad landing

Lahore - A fierce storm in Islamabad forced a plane carrying Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate to abandon two landings before returning to Lahore late Thursday, reporters travelling with them said, in a dramatic end to a day of cracking cricket balls a...

Pakistan says talks with Riyadh, Tehran 'encouraging'

Islamabad - Pakistan's foreign minister said Tuesday that Prime Minister Imran Khan's talks with Tehran and Riyadh had been "encouraging" after visits to try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf.

All smiles as Britain's William and Kate meet Pakistan PM Khan

Islamabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad Tuesday to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate.

All smiles as Britain's William and Kate meet Pakistan PM Khan

Islamabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan gave a warm welcome in Islamabad Tuesday to Britain's Prince William, the son of his late friend Princess Diana, who is on his first official trip to the country with his wife Kate.

Predictive analytics assesses an India-Pakistan nuclear war

Any nuclear war would devastating, but how devastating and it does it matter when or where? A further factor is with the continued after-effects of any bombs exploded. Predictive analytics assesses a potential conflict between India and Pakistan.
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