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Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge on 'indecent' content

Islamabad - Pakistan said Monday it would lift a recent ban on the video-sharing app TikTok after assurances that "immoral" content would be blocked.

Swiping right: Slim pickings for Pakistan's online daters

Islamabad - After endlessly swiping through pictureless profiles on dating apps, Muhammad Ali Shah still hasn't found the one -- or really anyone -- to get serious with in Pakistan.

Pakistan bans TikTok over 'immoral content'

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday banned the wildly popular video sharing app TikTok, as authorities press their clampdown on "immoral" content.

In Pakistan, Paris attacker's family praise his actions

- Pakistani farmer Arshad Mehmood has been filled with pride since his son stabbed two people outside the former offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris last week, in the latest attack to expose the violent consequences of blasphemy allegati...

Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan as talks continue

Islamabad - The Afghan official overseeing Kabul's efforts to forge a deal with the Taliban arrived Monday for a three-day visit to Pakistan, the influential neighbour considered vital to the peace process.

Two sentenced to death for deadly 2012 Pakistan factory fire

Karachi - Two men were sentenced to death Tuesday for starting a fire at a Pakistan garment factory that killed over 260 people in 2012.

Uproar after 'victim blaming' in Pakistan gang rape case

Lahore - A Pakistani police chief faced a growing backlash Friday after he seemed to blame the victim in a gang rape case because she was driving at night without a male companion.

Enigmatic Afghan Vice-President Saleh vows to keep fighting

Islamabad - Few lives have personified the fortunes and perils of Afghanistan since the US-led invasion in 2001 as that of Vice President Amrullah Saleh.

Pakistan's only Asian elephant prepared for new home

Islamabad - A team of international vets using tranquilliser darts, flatbreads and the soothing lyrics of Frank Sinatra conducted a medical examination Friday on Pakistan's only Asian elephant, ahead of his planned move to Cambodia.

Pakistan plans hemp production with eye on global cannabis market

Islamabad - Pakistan has unveiled plans to allow the industrial production of hemp, spurring hopes farmers and businesses in the conservative Islamic country will be able to tap into the lucrative global cannabis market.

Pakistan backlash grows over Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Muzaffarabad - Anti-France demonstrators rallied Thursday in Pakistan and the foreign minister lodged a diplomatic complaint as the backlash grew against a French magazine republishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

Pakistan puzzles health experts as virus cases drop

Lahore - Six months after the coronavirus arrived in Pakistan, the country appears to have dodged the worst of the pandemic, baffling health experts and dampening fears its crowded urban areas and ramshackle hospitals will be overrun.

Pakistan blocks Tinder, other dating apps over 'immoral' content

Islamabad - Pakistan on Tuesday blocked access to Tinder and several other dating apps in a bid to control "immoral" and "indecent" content, just days after regulators threatened to shut down YouTube for similar reasons.

Angry residents begin clean up in Karachi as rains lash South Asia

Karachi - Karachi residents began cleaning ruined homes and businesses Monday after catastrophic flooding sent rivers of filthy water cascading through Pakistan's largest city, while deadly monsoon weather continued to lash communities across South Asia.

Dozens dead as record rains lash Pakistan

Karachi - Dozens of people have been killed in accidents and floods caused by torrential rains that have lashed Pakistan for days on end, officials said Friday.

Pakistan urges Taliban leaders to start peace talks

Islamabad - Pakistan's foreign minister urged senior Taliban leaders Tuesday to start delayed peace talks with Kabul, telling them the Afghanistan war has "no military solution" just hours after the insurgents claimed another deadly bombing.

Taliban team in Islamabad for talks with Pakistan officials

Islamabad - Pakistan has invited key Taliban negotiators to its capital to push for peace talks to end the conflict in neighbouring Afghanistan, Islamabad's foreign minister said Monday.

Lawyer provided gun in slaying of US man in Pakistan court: police

Peshawar - A Pakistani lawyer has been arrested for allegedly giving a pistol to a teenager accused of gunning down a US citizen as he appeared in court on blasphemy charges, officials told AFP on Wednesday.

Pakistan to conduct trials of Chinese coronavirus vaccine

Karachi - Pakistan regulators have approved final-phase testing of a Chinese-made vaccine against the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, in the country's first ever clinical trial of its kind.

Pakistan demands Kashmir action while ignoring China's Uighurs

Islamabad - Even as Pakistan this week drew international attention to the plight of Muslims in Indian Kashmir, Islamabad stayed conspicuously silent about another embattled Muslim community -- China's Uighur population.
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