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State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'

Karachi - Ruth Pfau, a German nun who devoted her life to combatting leprosy in Pakistan, was buried with full state honours on Saturday, in an unprecedented service for a foreign Christian in the Muslim-majority country.

Pakistan slams US blacklisting of Kashmir 'terror' group

Islamabad - Pakistan on Thursday criticised the United States for blacklisting the Kashmiri separatist group Hizb-ul-Mujahideen as a terrorist organisation, calling the move "unjustified".

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster, demands case review

Islamabad - Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has hit back against his ouster by the Supreme Court over corruption allegations, demanding a review of his case.

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, huge flag, air show

Islamabad - Pakistan Monday celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with a patriotic display including a giant flag and a show of airpower, as the military's top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast.

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air show

Islamabad - Pakistan Monday celebrated 70 years of independence from British India with fireworks and plans for the country's largest air display, as the military's top brass vowed to wipe out terrorists days after a deadly blast.

Historians race to preserve dying memories of Partition

Karachi - Sitting in her Karachi home, Jamshed Jahan Ara looks straight into the camera as she explains in a trembling voice how her family fled India during Partition in 1947.

Partition key battleground in India, Pakistan textbook wars

Islamabad - Pakistani high school student Noman Afzal knows "traitorous" Hindus are to blame for the bloodshed that erupted when British India split into two nations 70 years ago. His history textbook tells him so.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif rallies crowds as trek ends in Lahore

Lahore - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told thousands of supporters he would "change the fate of the country" despite being ousted by the Supreme Court, as he ended a four-day procession from Islamabad to Lahore on Saturday.

Attack on army vehicle kills 15 in SW Pakistan

Quetta - A powerful blast targeting a military vehicle on Saturday night killed at least 15 people and wounded 32 others in southwestern Pakistan, officials said, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Convoy of former Pakistan PM Sharif kills boy at rally

Gujranwala - The motorcade of Pakistan's former prime minister hit and killed a 13-year-old boy who had come to a rally Friday at which Nawaz Sharif was protesting his recent ouster, officials said.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif rallies crowds on road to Lahore

Jhelum - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif continued a slow, defiant procession down the ancient Grand Trunk Road Thursday, inching closer to his eastern stronghold of Lahore in a bid to rally supporters after his ouster.

Former Pakistan PM Sharif says ouster was 'insult to voters'

Islamabad - Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the Supreme Court's decision to depose him last month was a "joke" and an insult to voters as he addressed a rally in Rawalpindi late Wednesday.

Pakistan couple slain at wedding in 'honour killing'

Multan - A man killed his own sister and her husband-to-be as they went to register their marriage at a Pakistan court, police said Tuesday, in the country's latest so-called honour killing.

Partition key battleground in India, Pakistan textbook wars

Islamabad - Pakistani high school student Noman Afzal knows "traitorous" Hindus are to blame for the bloodshed that erupted when British India split into two nations 70 years ago. His history textbook tells him so.

For Pakistanis, China 'friendship' road runs one way

Hunza - The China-Pakistan Friendship Highway runs over 1,300 kilometres (800 miles) from the far western Chinese city of Kashgar through the world's highest mountain pass and across the border.

Jihadi Glamour: Pakistani Taliban launches women's magazine

Islamabad - The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad.

Pakistan's parliament elects Sharif loyalist Abbasi as new PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament elected ruling party loyalist Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as prime minister on Tuesday, days after Nawaz Sharif was ousted by the Supreme Court after a corruption probe.

Pakistan's parliament set to vote for interim PM

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament was set to elect a new prime minister Tuesday, after the Supreme Court ousted Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family.

A game of thrones in Pakistan's dynastic politics

Islamabad - Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif has passed the leadership baton to his brother, ensuring the continuation of a dynastic political system in a country where government has long been run as a family enterprise.

Pakistan to elect new prime minister on Tuesday

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament will meet on Tuesday to elect a new prime minister after the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif following an investigation into corruption allegations against his family.
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