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Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

Lahore - A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district.

Pakistan still going easy on militants: US intel chief

Washington - Pakistan's military is holding back counter-terrorism cooperation with the United States while continuing to go easy on militant groups based in the country, US Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Tuesday.

Pakistan lays 'moral compass' Asma Jahangir to rest

Lahore - Pakistan bid farewell to its top rights advocate Asma Jahangir Tuesday, with thousands cramming into a major cricket ground under tight security to grieve the diminutive woman described by many as the country's "moral compass".

Pakistan officials arrest gang in spinal fluid scam

Islamabad - Pakistan police have arrested a gang accused of extracting spinal fluid from swindled victims, officials said Tuesday, the latest case involving the country's notorious medical black market.

Pakistan Taliban says deputy chief killed in US drone strike

Islamabad - The deputy chief of the Pakistani Taliban has been killed in a US drone strike, the militant group said in a statement Monday, as Washington continues to intensify attacks along the Afghan border region.

Top Pakistani rights advocate Asma Jahangir dies

Lahore - Leading Pakistani human rights advocate Asma Jahangir has died, her family said Sunday, in a major blow to the country's embattled rights community. She was 66.The lawyer and former UN special rapporteur died of cardiac arrest, according to her sister....

Death in Afghanistan or bitter life in Pakistan: refugees' choice

Peshawar - Death awaits you in Afghanistan, says refugee Mohammad Wali, insisting he prefers to endure a grim existence in a Pakistani camp than return home and be killed.

Pakistan court hands out death sentence over blasphemy lynching

Haripur - A Pakistani court sentenced one person to death and five others to life imprisonment on Wednesday for lynching a student accused of blasphemy, a crime which sent shockwaves through the conservative Muslim country.

French climber recalls horror descent from Pakistan's 'killer mountain'

Sallanches - A French mountaineer who was rescued in a dramatic night-time operation on Pakistan's "killer mountain" has told how she had to leave her weak and bleeding climbing partner and descend the peak alone in darkness.

Daring Himalayan rescue spotlights Poland's 'Ice Warriors'

Warsaw - The daring Polish rescue of a stranded French mountaineer in the Himalayas this weekend was made possible by a long tradition of climbing that has seen Poles become first to reach the summit of most of the world's highest peaks in winter.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets and creating tremors as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

Pakistani killing unleashes rage over extrajudicial murders

Karachi - The killing of a young social media star in Pakistan's chaotic port city of Karachi has unleashed festering anger at a rash of alleged extrajudicial murders and the police accused of orchestrating them.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the USGS said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets with tremors felt as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

Bomb kills eight Shiites in NW Pakistan

Peshawar - A roadside bomb on Tuesday killed eight people including three women and a child in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt near the Afghan border, in the latest attack apparently targeting Shiite Muslims.

French climber saved on Pakistan's 'killer mountain'

Islamabad - An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring night-time rescue on a Pakistan peak nicknamed "killer mountain", but officials Sunday called off the search for a second missing climber.

Rescuers save French climber trapped on Pakistan 'killer mountain'

Islamabad - An elite group of climbers saved a French mountaineer in a daring high-altitude rescue mission on Pakistan's Nanga Parbat, one of the highest mountains in the world, as officials called off the search for a second missing alpinist on Sunday.

Who are the Haqqanis, Afghanistan's most feared insurgents?

Islamabad - Afghanistan on Saturday blamed a devastating suicide bomb attack in Kabul that killed at least 95 people and wounded 158 others on the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network, former CIA assets now considered one of the most dangerous factions fighting US-l...

Defiant Pakistani radio fights on from Prague

Prague - With its Pakistan bureau shut by authorities last week, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Pashto-language station is broadcasting from its headquarters in a distant Prague, waiting for "the dust to settle," according to its senior editor.

US denies hitting Afghan refugee camp in Pakistan drone strike

Islamabad - Pakistan's claim that the US hit an Afghan refugee camp in a drone strike is "false", a US spokesman said Thursday, as tensions between the uneasy allies ratchet higher over Islamabad's alleged support for militants.

Anger swells in Pakistan as suspect in child killer case remanded

Islamabad - Angry Pakistanis called Wednesday for the public execution of a suspect accused of raping and murdering a girl in a case that enraged the country and stoked fears a serial killer was preying on children.

Haqqani militant killed by drone strike in Pakistan: officials

Peshawar - A suspected US drone attack in northwest Pakistan killed a militant from the Haqqani network allied to Afghanistan's Taliban on Wednesday, officials said, days after Afghan authorities accused the group of attacking a Kabul hotel.

Pakistan police arrest key suspect in child murder case

Islamabad - Pakistani police Tuesday arrested the key suspect accused of raping and murdering a young girl in a case that enraged the country and stoked fears a serial killer was preying on children in the city of Kasur.

FBI issues age-progressed images of 1986 Pan Am hijack suspects

Islamabad - The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released new age-progressed images of four suspects in the deadly hijacking of a Pan Am plane in the Pakistani city of Karachi in 1986.

Mother-daughter polio team shot dead in Pakistan: police

Quetta - A mother and daughter polio vaccination team were gunned down Thursday in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta as they were immunizing children, police said, the latest deaths in the country's long campaign against the disease.

UN must step up pressure on Pakistan: US

New York - Returning from a UN Security Council visit to Afghanistan, US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday stressed the Kabul government wants world powers to step up pressure on Pakistan.

Kashmir border violence kills nine

Srinagar - At least nine people including four Pakistani soldiers were killed in fighting in disputed Kashmir on Monday, India and Pakistan said.

Award-winning Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt

Islamabad - A Pakistani journalist known for criticising the powerful military said he had escaped an abduction attempt after being assaulted by armed men in Islamabad Wednesday, in the latest case involving forced disappearances in the turbulent country.

As US freezes aid, Pakistan dismisses economic fears -- for now

Islamabad - Washington's freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of aid to the economy, observers say -- but there could be trouble if the US calls in its debts....

Poisonous and running out: Pakistan's water crisis

Islamabad - Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim among thousands afflicted by Pakistan's severely polluted and decreasing water supplies.

Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

Washington - President Donald Trump's freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost two billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday -- substantially more than first thought.
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Pakistani side of the Wagah border
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