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Families of Pakistan missing bloggers deny blasphemy charges

Islamabad - The families of two missing Pakistani bloggers claimed their loved ones were innocent on Wednesday after a virulent social media campaign painted the activists as blasphemers deserving execution under the country's draconian laws.

Fifth Pakistani social media activist reported missing

Islamabad - A fifth Pakistani rights activist has gone missing, his colleagues said Thursday, as the United Nations raised concerns over shrinking freedoms for campaigners.

Fifth Pakistani social media activist reported missing

Islamabad - A fifth Pakistani rights activist has gone missing, his colleagues said Thursday, as the United Nations raised concerns over shrinking freedoms for campaigners.

Fifth Pakistani social media activist reported missing

Islamabad - A fifth Pakistani rights activist has gone missing, his colleagues said Thursday, as the United Nations raised concerns over shrinking freedoms for campaigners.

Afghans push for Taliban 'safe zone' to outflank Pakistan

Kabul - Afghan officials are pushing to create a "safe zone" for Taliban insurgents in a bid to wean them away from traditional sanctuaries inside Pakistan, in a radical and contentious strategy to de-escalate the conflict.

Afghans push for Taliban 'safe zone' to outflank Pakistan

Kabul - Afghan officials are pushing to create a "safe zone" for Taliban insurgents in a bid to wean them away from traditional sanctuaries inside Pakistan, in a radical and contentious strategy to de-escalate the conflict.

Afghans push for Taliban 'safe zone' to outflank Pakistan

Kabul - Afghan officials are pushing to create a "safe zone" for Taliban insurgents in a bid to wean them away from traditional sanctuaries inside Pakistan, in a radical and contentious strategy to de-escalate the conflict.

Death toll from Pakistan toxic liquor incident rises to 39

Islamabad - Thirty-nine people have now died after drinking home-made liquor mixed with aftershave on Christmas Eve in central Pakistan, officials said Friday, including two out of the four suspects accused of creating the toxic brew.

Man wrongly arrested for Berlin attack fears for family: report

London - The Pakistani man wrongly arrested for the Berlin truck attack on Friday said he had told German police he could not even drive and was now afraid for the safety of his family back home.

Pakistan nabs suspects after 34 killed by toxic liquour

Islamabad - Pakistani police on Wednesday caught three men accused of preparing home-made liquor mixed with aftershave that killed 34 people including a fourth suspect after they consumed the toxic brew on Christmas Eve.

Toxic liquor kills 24 in Pakistan: police

Islamabad - Twenty-four people, mostly Christians, were killed and dozens more sickened after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in central Pakistan, police said Tuesday, the latest case of deadly alchohol poisoning in the conservative Muslim country.

Duped by fake news, Pakistan minister makes nuke threat to Israel

Islamabad - Pakistan's defence minister has threatened to retaliate in kind to any Israeli nuclear strike after apparently being tricked by a fake news site into a confrontation on social media.

Kashmir struggles to cope with tide of trauma

Srinagar - In a consultation room in a Kashmiri hospital, Parvaiz Ahmed struggles to find the words to describe how his interrogation at the hands of India's security forces seven years ago has left him traumatised.

Pakistan's Oscar winner vows to tell untold stories

Karachi - Pakistan's double-Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has hailed new legislation outlawing the crime of "honour killings" as a turning point in the long-battle on violence against women, as she sets her sights on conquering her country's silver screen.

Junaid Jamshed, Pakistan's pop pioneer turned preacher, dead at 52

Islamabad - Junaid Jamshed, a pioneer of Pakistani pop who renounced music to become a Muslim evangelist and started one of the country's most successful clothing boutiques was among 47 people killed in a plane crash Wednesday.

Pakistan plane issued Mayday call before deadly crash

- A Pakistani aircraft carrying 47 people issued a Mayday call before losing radar contact and crashing into a mountain, killing everyone on board, authorities said, as they began collecting DNA Thursday to identify victims.

Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes killing all on board

Islamabad - A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames killing everyone on board, authorities said, in one of the deadliest aviation accidents in the nation's history.

Spain smashes another fake police ring that robbed tourists

Barcelona - Spanish police said Wednesday they had smashed a criminal gang of Iranians and Pakistanis who preyed on tourists in Barcelona by posing as police, just days after dismantling a similar ring in Madrid.

Pakistan plane carrying 48 crashes, reportedly on fire

Islamabad - A Pakistani plane carrying 48 people crashed Wednesday in the country's mountainous north and burst into flames, authorities said, as rescue workers pulled dozens of bodies from the wreckage and officials expressed little hope for survivors.

11 dead, 75 injured in Pakistan hotel fire

Karachi - A pre-dawn inferno at a four-star hotel in Pakistan's Karachi killed 11 people on Monday and wounded 75, police said, with desperate guests jumping from windows and scrambling down knotted bedsheets to escape.

Thai police hold suspect in Pakistan factory fire that killed 255

Bangkok - A Pakistani man suspected of starting a devastating factory fire in Karachi four years ago that killed 255 people has been arrested in Bangkok, Thai police said Saturday.

Pakistan says Trump declared its PM 'terrific' in call

Islamabad - Pakistan said Donald Trump praised its prime minister as a "terrific guy" and offered support for a "fantastic" country, in an effusive phone call that baffled many after sharp criticisms in the past.

Rush to build bunkers in Pakistani Kashmir as fears grow

- Residents in Pakistani Kashmir are racing to build underground bunkers for the first time since the 1990s, frightened by what they say is the worst cross-border violence since a ceasefire was agreed in 2003.

Two Indian soldiers killed in attack on army base

Srinagar - Armed militants attacked a major Indian army base near the border with Pakistan early Tuesday, killing two soldiers, police said.

Pakistani market where women seek justice

- A narrow path winds through Kashmir's Valley of Pearls towards 13 tin-roofed shops hidden in a rickety row, a women-only market that doubles as a space for those seeking help against the violence of Pakistan's patriarchy.

Pakistan province criminalises 'forced conversions'

Karachi - A Pakistan province Thursday passed a law making "forced conversions" punishable with a life sentence and forbidding minors from changing their religion, a bid to protect minorities in the conservative Muslim country.

Nine killed in Indian firing on Kashmir bus: Pakistan

Muzaffarabad - At least nine people were killed and seven others wounded in cross-border fire which hit a Pakistani bus in disputed Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said, in the latest deadly skirmish between India and Pakistan.

Pakistan 'war on terror' has cost $118 bn: state bank

Karachi - Pakistan's "war on terror" has cost the developing country a whopping $118 billion so far, a new central bank report has said, an amount equivalent to well over one third of its gross domestic product.

Outcry as Pakistan deports teachers linked to Turkish coup suspect

Islamabad - Pakistan's decision to deport dozens of Turkish teachers was "politically-motivated", Amnesty International said Thursday, and sparked small demonstrations in major cities as Turkey's president wrapped up a state visit to the country.

Families ripped apart in Pakistan shrine attack

Khuzdar - Survivors of a massive bomb attack on a shrine in southwest Pakistan that killed dozens spoke of their horror Sunday after families were ripped apart in a strike showing the expanding reach of the Islamic State group.
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The Hazara people are urging for the halt to "systemic genocides of Hazaras."
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Remarks by President Barack Obama on Osama Bin Laden.
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The Hazara people are urging for the halt to  systemic genocides of Hazaras.
The Hazara people are urging for the halt to "systemic genocides of Hazaras."
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After the brutal attack on their neighborhood, Christians peacefully protested in Lahore, Pakistan
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Muslim mobs burned Bibles and Christian literature
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FBI list of most wanted terrorists.
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Scene from documentary filmed at Islamabad's Pakistan Sweet Homes orphanage in 2012.
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Children playing at a relief camp in Kot Mithan in Southern Punjab.
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