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Pakistan approves military deployment to curb virus

Islamabad - Pakistan on Monday authorised the army to deploy across the country and in the capital Islamabad in a bid to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Pakistan halts international passenger flights for two weeks

Islamabad - Pakistan announced Saturday it is suspending for a fortnight all international passenger flights into and out of the country in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Pakistani pilgrims decry squalid coronavirus quarantine camp

Lahore - Hundreds of Pakistanis who returned home from a pilgrimage to Iran are stuck in filthy coronavirus quarantine camps with limited medical care, and fear squalid conditions are helping spread the disease.

Pakistan fighter jet crashes in capital during parade rehearsal

Islamabad - A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet crashed in Islamabad Wednesday, killing the pilot, during a rehearsal for a national day military parade, officials said.

Pakistan's 'biggest feminist' under fire after sexist tirade

Lahore - He calls himself "Pakistan's biggest feminist", but soap-opera writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar sparked a national row this week after he hurled abuse at a women's rights activist on live television.

Pakistan building collapse kills at least 11: officials

Karachi - At least 11 people were killed and 22 others wounded when a five-storey residential complex collapsed in Pakistan's port city of Karachi on Thursday, leaving additional victims trapped in the rubble.

Pakistan struggles to combat devastating locust plague

Punjab - Pakistan's farmers are struggling to combat the worst locust plague in nearly three decades as insect swarms decimate entire harvests in the country's agricultural heartlands and send food prices soaring.

Bin Laden doctor launches hunger strike in Pakistan

Islamabad - The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden has launched a hunger strike from his prison cell, his lawyer and family said Monday.

'Fear and panic' as virus threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan

Islamabad - With porous borders, creaking hospitals and large illiterate populations, Afghanistan and Pakistan face a potentially devastating health crisis after the new coronavirus erupted in neighbouring Iran.

Freed from Pakistani jail, exiled Asia Bibi dreams of home

Paris - Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges, spoke Tuesday of trying to make a new life in a strange country and her dreams of returning home.

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi asks France for asylum

Paris - Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent years on death row after a 2010 conviction of blasphemy, said Monday that she was seeking political asylum from the French government.

Pakistan no longer a militant safe haven: PM Imran Khan

Islamabad - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted Monday that his country is no longer a militant safe haven, and said his administration fully supports the Afghan peace process.

UN's Guterres calls for 'transformational change' on climate

Islamabad - Governments must deliver decisive actions and "transformational change" to combat global warming, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday, blasting a recent climate summit in Madrid.

In 'mini Kabul', Afghan refugees mark 40 years in Pakistan

Peshawar - Afghan boys sell fresh fruit on carts, signs are written in Dari or Pashto, and restaurants in the bustling bazaar sell Afghan dishes such as Kabuli pulao.But this "mini Kabul" is in Pakistan, which this week marks 40 years of hosting Afghan refugees.

Pakistan jails alleged mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attack

Lahore - The alleged mastermind of a deadly attack on India's financial capital over a decade ago has been jailed in Pakistan for nearly six years on separate terror charges, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Pakistan jails Mumbai terror attack suspect, says lawyer

Lahore - The alleged mastermind of a deadly attack on India's financial capital over a decade ago has been jailed in Pakistan for nearly six years on separate terror charges, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Surrendered Pakistani Taliban spokesman escapes custody: official

Islamabad - A leading member of the Pakistan Taliban has escaped custody more than two years after surrendering to authorities, a senior security official said Sunday.

Key member of Pakistani Taliban killed in Afghanistan: insurgents

Peshawar - The Pakistani Taliban has confirmed that one of its key leaders and another member of the group were killed in a clash with security forces in Afghanistan.

Pakistan resolution calls for public hanging for child molesters

Islamabad - Pakistan's parliament passed a resolution Friday calling for the public hanging of convicted child killers and rapists, drawing a quick backlash from human rights organisations.

India uses disputed law to extend detention of former Kashmir leaders

Srinagar - Indian authorities have extended the detention of two former Kashmir chief ministers, held for the past six months under a security clampdown, using a law allowing for them to be locked up for two years without charge, police said Friday.

Pakistan bucks trend and resumes flights to virus-hit China

Islamabad - Airlines in Pakistan resumed flights to and from China Monday after health authorities said they were confident they had systems in place to keep the deadly coronavirus out of the country.

Pakistan halts China flights amid coronavirus outbreak

Islamabad - Pakistan on Friday temporarily suspended all direct flights with China, after a global health emergency was declared over the coronavirus epidemic which has killed more than 200 people.

'Finally free!': Asia Bibi on Pakistan prison, life in exile

Paris - Recounting the hellish conditions of eight years spent on death row on blasphemy charges but also the pain of exile, Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi has broken her silence to give her first personal insight into an ordeal that caused international outrag...

Top Pakistani activist says prevented from leaving country

Lahore - Pakistani authorities refused to let a top human rights lawyer leave the country, citing her "anti-state activities", she told AFP on Monday, in what appeared to be the latest example of an ongoing rights crackdown.

Pakistan says Taliban show 'willingness' to reduce Afghan violence

Islamabad - Pakistan's foreign minister on Thursday said the Taliban has shown "a willingness" to reduce violence in war-torn Afghanistan after more than 18 years fighting the US, sparking speculation that a potential breakthrough in talks with the Americans may b...

Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio

Islamabad - Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site for a leap in the number of cases.

Death toll rises to at least 100 after Pakistan snow, avalanches

Muzaffarabad - Search teams found the bodies of 14 people buried by avalanches and heavy snowfall in Pakistani-administered Kashmir Wednesday, with harsh weather hampering rescuers as they race to find any survivors, officials said.

More than 130 dead as severe weather hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

Islamabad - Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed more than 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as authorities struggled to reach people stranded by heavy snowfall.

Pakistan court annuls Musharaff's death sentence

Lahore - A Pakistan court on Monday annulled the death sentence handed to former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, ruling a special court which found him guilty of treason last year was unconstitutional, a government prosecutor told AFP.

Pakistan FM to visit Iran, Saudi in bid to defuse tensions

Islamabad - Pakistan's foreign minister is visiting Tehran on Sunday in a bid to defuse rising tensions in the region after the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike.
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Chinese investments will help Pakistan to construck a dozen coal-fired power plants over the next 15 years.
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U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Malia Obama meet Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban in 2012, in the White House last year.
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Osama Bin Laden watches television in a video released on May 7, 2011, provided by the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Supporters of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Islamic organization hold placards and party flags as they shout slogans during a protest against U.S. drone attacks. The banner in Urdu reads, "Barbaric drone attacks on innocent tribal people is blatant state terrorism by America"
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File photo: Pakistan International Airlines
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Gwadar Port in Pakistan.
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U.S. Army soldier observes the scenery while he sits on the ramp of a CH-47 Chinook in Khyber - Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
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An aerial view of a flooded village in Sindh province.
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Pakistani soldiers stand next to what Islamabad says is the wreckage of an Indian fighter jet shot down in Pakistan- controlled Kashmir
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The Tharparkar desert region is the only fertile desert in the world. The region also holds vast reserves of coal.
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Arif in chains awaiting his trip to jail.
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Remarks by President Barack Obama on Osama Bin Laden.
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Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
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Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
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The Indus River, near Kashmor, Pakistan, on Aug. 12., overflowing onto land
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