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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.

China pledges $124 billion for new 'Silk Road' trade initiative

Beijing - 30 different countries have just ended a two-day summit in Beijing on China's new Silk Road plan. China plus 29 other countries reaffirmed commitment to build open economies and to develop free and inclusive trade under China's Belt and Road initiative.

Pakistan suicide bombing kills 17, wounds dozens

Quetta - A suicide bomb blast that targeted the convoy of a top senator in southwest Pakistan killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 30 others, officials told AFP Friday.

Blank space replaces NY Times article criticising Pakistani army

Islamabad - An International New York Times opinion piece criticising the powerful Pakistani army was censored by its local publisher Friday, replaced by a blank space in a country where it can be dangerous to speak out against the military establishment.

Op-Ed: US drone strike hits North Waziristan in Pakistan

Another drone strike hits Pakistan in North Waziristan near the Afghan border. This would be the second drone strike on Pakistan since Trump took over as US president.

Pakistan's top court orders PM be investigated for corruption

Islamabad - Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was given a reprieve Thursday when the Supreme Court ordered he be investigated for corruption, but ruled there was not yet sufficient evidence to oust him from power.

Pakistan's top court to rule in case that may oust PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's Supreme Court is set to determine the prime minister's fate Thursday with a ruling on corruption allegations that could see him ousted from power after the Panama Papers linked his family to offshore businesses.

Pakistan military chief signs death warrants for 30 militants

Islamabad - Pakistan's powerful army chief has confirmed the death sentences passed by military courts on 30 militants, some of whom were involved in the country's worst-ever extremist attack, authorities said Wednesday.

Pakistan teacher describes facing mob that lynched student

Peshawar - A teacher has described the moment he was turned on by a Pakistani mob as it lynched a liberal student in a deadly attack which has triggered shock, outrage and fear across the country.

Top US official McMaster in Pakistan after hints at tougher stance

Islamabad - US National Security Advisor Lieutenant-General H.R. McMaster arrived in Pakistan on Monday on an unannounced visit, a day after he hinted that Washington could take a tougher stance with Islamabad.

Pakistan police arrest 22 over 'blasphemy' mob killing

Peshawar - Pakistan police announced Monday they had arrested 22 people after the lynching of a university student accused of blasphemy, but observers said there was little hope authorities would secure convictions.

Eight charged over Pakistani liberal student's lynching

Peshawar - Eight Pakistanis involved in the mob lynching of a fellow university student over his liberal views were charged with murder and terrorism on Saturday, court officials said, as condemnation grew.

Pakistani mob beats liberal student to death: police

Mardan - Hundreds of Pakistani students beat to death a classmate known for his liberal views on a university campus in the country's conservative northwest Thursday, police and witnesses said.

Lives half-lived: The hidden cost of Kashmir conflict

Muzaffarabad - Muhammad Ashraf's eyes fill with tears, overwhelmed by grief and joy all at once, as he recounts being reunited with his family 26 years after they were torn apart by insurgency in disputed Kashmir."My son was 12 years old when we separated.

Pakistan to execute Indian 'spy': military

Islamabad - Pakistan will execute an Indian who allegedly confessed to spying for Indian intelligence, the powerful military said Monday in a move that quickly raised tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Pakistan to execute Indian 'spy': military

Islamabad - Pakistan will execute an Indian man arrested in the southwestern province of Balochistan last year who officials claim has confessed to being a spy for Indian intelligence, the country's powerful military said Monday.

Pakistan hotline offers safe space for women harassed online

Lahore - When Pakistani social media starlet Qandeel Baloch was found strangled, a crime to which her brother proudly confessed, thousands of women posted messages denouncing her murder -- only to face abuse and threats themselves.

Taliban suicide blast targeting census team kills five in Pakistan

Lahore - At least five people were killed and up to 18 wounded in a Taliban suicide blast that targeted a census team in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore Wednesday, officials said.

20 people tortured to death at Pakistan shrine: police

Islamabad - The custodian of a Pakistani religious shrine and two accomplices have been arrested for torturing and murdering 20 worshippers with knives and clubs early Sunday, police said.
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