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Nepal team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - A team of Nepali climbers made history on Saturday after becoming the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter, on the same afternoon a Spanish mountaineer fell and died lower down the perilous peak.

Nepalese team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

Islamabad - A team of Nepalese climbers on Saturday made history after becoming the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter, according to a trekking company leading one of the expeditions.

'Raped twice': Pakistan virginity tests block justice for victims

Lahore - Raped at 14, Shazia took the rare and courageous step of reporting the crime to Pakistani police, only to face a traumatic "virginity test" -- a long-standing practice that denies justice to victims.

Power restored in Pakistan after nationwide blackout

Islamabad - Power supply was restored across Pakistan Sunday after the country was hit by a massive electricity blackout, officials said.

Pakistan hit by nationwide power blackout

Islamabad - Pakistan was hit by a massive power blackout early Sunday, officials said, with much of the country, including all major cities, plunged into darkness.

Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

Quetta - Thousands of mourners gathered in Pakistan Saturday for the burial of 10 miners who were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group that sparked an outcry over the lack of protection for workers.

Pakistan jails leader of group linked to Mumbai attacks

Lahore - A Pakistani court on Friday sentenced a militant leader accused of plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks to five years in jail for terror financing.

The out-of-control line between India and Pakistan

- Shells and bullets are hurtling thicker and faster than ever between Indian and Pakistani forces across Kashmir's ceasefire line, killing and maiming at a rate not seen in the entrenched conflict for two decades.

Hazara Shiites refuse to bury dead as Pakistan protest continues

Quetta - Hundreds of mourners in Pakistan protested Wednesday for a fourth day alongside the bodies of miners killed in a brutal attack claimed by the Islamic State group, as officials urged them to bury their dead.

Rival teams race to be first for winter summit of 'savage mountain' K2

Islamabad - Dozens of mountaineers have converged on Pakistan's mighty K2 peak, vying to conquer one of the world's last major climbing challenges -- reaching the summit in winter.

Shiites mourn miners killed in Pakistan attack claimed by IS

Quetta - Thousands of mourners from a minority Shiite community in Pakistan on Monday protested alongside the bodies of miners killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

Poachers' paradise: Gulf hunts fuel Pakistan falcon trafficking

Karachi - Since learning to capture birds as a teen, Muhammad Rafiq has amassed a small fortune in Pakistan trapping and trafficking falcons -- including some endangered species -- for wealthy Gulf Arabs.

Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

Quetta - Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan have killed at least 11 workers at a remote coal mine, officials said Sunday.The victims of the attack in Baluchistan province were from the minority Shiite Hazara community.

Provincial government to pay for Pakistan Hindu temple destroyed by mob

Peshawar - A Hindu temple in Pakistan destroyed by a Muslim mob last week will be rebuilt using provincial government funds, its information minister said Friday.

Muslim clerics among 26 held after Pakistan Hindu temple destroyed

Daggar - At least two dozen people, including several Muslim clerics, were detained Thursday after a mob attacked and set fire to a Hindu temple in northwest Pakistan, police said.

US 'stands ready' to try mastermind behind Daniel Pearl murder

Washington - The US Attorney General said Tuesday the United States "stands ready" to try a militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl whose release was ordered by a Pakistani court.

Family praises Pakistan's bid to stop release of Daniel Pearl murderers

Islamabad - The father of slain American journalist Daniel Pearl on Friday welcomed Pakistan's decision to challenge the verdict of a local court ordering the release of a militant convicted of murdering their son in 2002.

Pakistan court orders release of mastermind behind Daniel Pearl murder

Karachi - A court in Pakistan on Thursday ordered the release of a British-born militant convicted of murdering American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was kidnapped and beheaded in the southern city of Karachi in 2002.

Pakistan capital's zoo shuts after last animals moved

Islamabad - The only zoo in Pakistan's capital -- which drew international condemnation for its treatment of lonely elephant Kaavan -- closed on Wednesday after its final occupants were relocated abroad.

Pakistan president approves new anti-rape law

Islamabad - Pakistan’s president on Tuesday approved a new anti-rape law which will speed up convictions and launch the country’s first national sex offenders registry.

Oxygen shortage leaves six Covid patients dead in Pakistan

- At least six Covid-19 patients died after "criminal negligence" resulted in a delayed supply of oxygen to a hospital in northwest Pakistan, officials said Sunday, as the country battles a second wave of the epidemic.

Lonely no more: Kaavan the elephant makes new friend

- It was his first contact with another elephant in eight years.

Cher welcomes 'world's loneliest elephant' to new home in Cambodia

Siem Reap - Superstar Cher welcomed "the world's loneliest elephant" to Cambodia Monday to begin a new life at a specialised sanctuary after the creature was rescued from grim conditions in a Pakistani zoo.

Mammoth move: loneliest elephant heads to Cambodia after Cher campaign

Islamabad - Following years of public outcry and campaigning by American pop star Cher, the "world's loneliest elephant" embarked Sunday on a mammoth move from Pakistan to retirement in a Cambodian sanctuary.

'Do you believe': Pakistan elephant set for flight after Cher campaign

Islamabad - Following years of public outcry and campaigning by American pop star Cher, the "world's loneliest elephant" was poised Sunday to embark on a mammoth journey from Pakistan to a sanctuary in Cambodia.

Music icon Cher meets Pakistan PM ahead of elephant's move

Islamabad - American pop icon Cher met Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday ahead of the relocation of an elephant from Islamabad's dilapidated zoo to a Cambodian sanctuary.

Pakistanis join final trials for China-made vaccine

Islamabad - Thousands of volunteers are flocking to research hospitals across Pakistan to join final-stage clinical trials of a Chinese-made vaccine for the coronavirus.

Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan packs trunk for Cambodia

Islamabad - With music, treats and balloons, friends of Pakistan's only Asian elephant threw a farewell party for the creature ahead of its relocation to Cambodia following years of campaigning by animal rights activists.

Concrete jungle threatens mangroves on Pakistan island

Karachi - A short boat ride from the shores of Karachi, mangrove trees sprout along the quiet inlets of an uninhabited island that environmentalists say provides vital coastal protection to Pakistan's largest city.

Huge crowd gathers for Pakistani firebrand cleric's funeral

Lahore - Massive crowds of maskless mourners gathered in Lahore on Saturday for the funeral of hardline Pakistani cleric Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who for years terrorised the country's religious minorities, incited riots and advocated the destruction of European n...
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Gwadar Port in Pakistan.
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