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Op-Ed: Afghan Taliban seek Pakistani aid in restarting peace talks

Islamabad - Senior Afghan Taliban officials have visited the Pakistan capital of Islamabad to discuss the stalled Afghan peace talks with Pakistani officials. They hope that Pakistan will aid in restarting the talks with the US.

Hugs and smiles as Taliban meet Pakistan officials

Islamabad - A group of senior Taliban were warmly welcomed by Pakistani officials as they arrived in Islamabad Thursday, where the foreign minister called for a resumption of talks with the US on the war in Afghanistan.

Taliban co-founder heads to Pakistan as US envoy visits

Islamabad - Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar was due in Pakistan Wednesday as US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad also visited, officials said, though it was unclear if they would meet for the first time since Donald Trump scuttled talks between Washington and the Islamist...

Taliban co-founder heads to Pakistan as US envoy visits

Islamabad - Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar was due in Pakistan Wednesday as US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad also visited, officials said, though it was unclear if they would meet for the first time since Donald Trump scuttled talks between Washington and the insurgen...

Outcry as Pakistan appoints new envoy to UN

Islamabad - A decision by Pakistan to appoint a former diplomat as its ambassador to the United Nations has sparked criticism over his alleged involvement in a domestic violence dispute in 2002.

Brother gets life for 'honour killing' of Pakistan social media star

Multan - The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday sentenced to life in prison for her murder -- the patriarchal country's highest-profile "honour killing".

Brother gets life for 'honour killing' of Pakistan social media star

Multan - The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country's highest-profile "honour killing".

Pakistan overturns man's blasphemy conviction after 17 years on death row

Islamabad - A man sentenced to death in 2002 for blasphemy and who spent 17 years awaiting execution has had his conviction overturned by Pakistan's Supreme Court, his lawyer told AFP on Thursday.

Shallow tremor rocks quake-hit area of Pakistan

Mirpur - A shallow tremor Thursday sent terrified residents of northeastern Pakistan onto the streets, days after a powerful quake killed 38 people and caused widespread damage in the area.

Rescuers scramble to reach survivors as Pakistan quake toll climbs

Jatlan - Rescuers battled along badly damaged roads and combed through toppled buildings Wednesday to reach victims of an earthquake that killed at least 38 people and injured hundreds more in northeast Pakistan.

Death toll in Pakistan quake climbs to 22 as rescuers assess damage

Mirpur - Rescue workers battled on Wednesday to reach people affected by a shallow earthquake that rocked northeast Pakistan a day earlier, killing at least 22 people and injuring hundreds more as it tore roads apart and felled buildings.

19 killed, dozens wounded as Pakistan jolted by shallow 5.2 quake

Mirpur - At least 19 people have been killed and 300 injured after a shallow earthquake rattled northeastern Pakistan, tearing car-sized cracks into roads and heavily damaging infrastructure.

Outcry forces NW Pakistan officials to scrap veil order for girls

Peshawar - Pakistan education authorities have reversed a decision making it compulsory for female students in two major northwestern cities to wear veils, one day after the move sparked a rights outcry on social media.

Pakistan denies use of airspace to Indian president

Islamabad - Pakistan on Saturday said it had denied India's President Ram Nath Kovind permission to fly through its airspace -- access to which is usually granted -- due to New Delhi's recent "behaviour".

Flies overwhelm Pakistan's Karachi in monsoon 'hell'

Karachi - Swarms of flies are descending on Pakistan's commercial capital in what residents say are record numbers this rainy season, adding to the misery of Karachi's monsoon "hell".

Pakistan sentences three in infamous wedding video killing

Peshawar - A Pakistani court has sentenced three men to life in prison for the murder of women filmed enjoying themselves at a wedding, in a notorious years-old case that spotlighted so-called "honour killings".

Pakistan grants India access to alleged spy on death row

Islamabad - Pakistan said it would grant consular access to an alleged Indian spy on death row Monday, weeks after the International Court of Justice called for a review of his sentence in a case that has stoked tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Pakistan PM Khan leads nationwide protests over Kashmir

Islamabad - Thousands rallied across Pakistan Friday in mass demonstrations against New Delhi's actions in disputed Kashmir, with Prime Minister Imran Khan leading the most ambitious public protests targeting India in years.

Pakistan PM Khan calls for nationwide protests over Kashmir

Islamabad - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for mass demonstrations across the country to protest against Delhi's actions in Indian-administered Kashmir, as tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals continued to boil.

Straight outta Karachi: Pakistan's surprise hip hop hub

Karachi - Haunted by gang violence and poverty for decades, Lyari was once considered one of Pakistan's most dangerous areas, but those grim realities also inspired a generation of artists and spawned a burgeoning hip hop scene.
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