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Polio vaccine fears spread panic in Pakistan

Peshawar - More than 25,000 children were rushed to hospitals in northwest Pakistan after rumours spread that some had suffered reactions to a polio vaccine, officials said Tuesday.

Iran, Pakistan to set up border 'reaction force' after attacks

Tehran - Iran and Pakistan will set up a joint border "reaction force" following deadly attacks on their frontier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Monday after talks with visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

Islamabad - The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan says gunmen behind killing of 14 based in Iran

Islamabad - The gunmen who killed 14 members of Pakistan's security forces in the country's southwest earlier this week came from Iran to carry out the attack, officials said Saturday.

Pakistan's finance minister resigns ahead of IMF deal

Islamabad - Pakistan's finance minister Asad Umar has stepped down, he announced Thursday, with no replacement yet named as Islamabad seeks a crucial bailout deal with the International Monetary Fund.

Separatist gunmen kill 14 bus passengers in Pakistan

Quetta - Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's Balochistan, officials said Thursday, in the latest attack claimed by separatists in the restive southwestern province.

Gunmen kill at least 14 bus passengers in Pakistan: official

Quetta - Gunmen killed at least 14 people after forcing them to disembark from buses in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, officials said Thursday.

Islamic State claims deadly Pakistan fruit market bombing

Quetta - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide blast in Pakistan's Quetta city on Friday that killed 20 people and left 48 more injured.

Suicide blast rips through Pakistani fruit market, killing 20

Quetta - At least 20 people were killed and 48 wounded Friday by a powerful suicide blast apparently targeting the Shia Hazara ethnic minority at a crowded fruit market in Pakistan's Quetta city, officials said.

Pakistan takes media, diplomats on visit to Indian strike site

Islamabad - Pakistan has escorted a group of foreign journalists and diplomats to the site of an Indian air strike to show that, contrary to Delhi's claims, no infrastructure was damaged, the military spokesman said.

Pakistan FM claims India planning military aggression

Islamabad - Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday claimed his government had reliable intelligence that India was planning to carry out aggression against Pakistan later this month.India responded by accusing Qureshi of inciting "war hysteria....

Periods and 'dick pic' posters ignite feminist firestorm in Pakistan

Lahore - "Anything you can do I can do while bleeding," read one defiant poster at a recent women's march in Pakistan, while another demanded: "Keep your dick pics to yourself". Then came the backlash, including rape and death threats.

Murder of child maid forces Pakistan to soul search

Lahore - The battered body of 16-year-old servant Uzma Bibi was found dumped in a canal and her wealthy employer charged with murder, the latest case highlighting the dangers domestic workers -- especially children -- face in Pakistan.

Pakistanis seek world record in ancient sport of tent-pegging

Multan - Traditional drumbeats and melodious shahnai flutes are drowned out by thundering hooves in the small Pakistani city of Tulamba, as riders pound down a dusty track seeking world record glory in the ancient sport of tent-pegging.

Pakistan says it found no links to Kashmir suicide blast

Islamabad - Pakistan Thursday said it had found no links between militants swept up in a recent dragnet and a suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir last month that brought the nuclear-armed rivals to the brink of war.

US sets up UN clash with China over bid to blacklist JeM leader

New York - The United States on Wednesday circulated a draft resolution to the UN Security Council that would blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group as a terrorist, setting up a potential clash with China over the move.

Pakistan hands India findings on Kashmir militant attack

Islamabad - Islamabad said Wednesday it had handed New Delhi "preliminary findings" over a major suicide attack in Kashmir claimed by Pakistan-based militants, adding it would now seek more evidence from India for its investigation into the bombing.

Pakistan court jails Czech model to 8 years for drug trafficking

Lahore - A Pakistani court sentenced a Czech national to over eight years in prison, more than a year after being arrested in the eastern city of Lahore for trafficking eight and a half kilograms of heroin.

Pakistan to award 'courage' of citizen killed in Christchurch

Islamabad - A Pakistani victim of the Christchurch attack who apparently tried to tackle the gunman before being shot dead will be awarded posthumously in his home country for his courage, Prime Minister Imran Khan said Sunday.

Pakistan's crackdown on militants fails to convince sceptics

Islamabad - At a mosque on a quiet Islamabad street, any reference to the UN-listed terror group which runs it has been removed as Pakistan -- once again -- comes under pressure to demonstrate its sincerity about eliminating militancy.

Pakistan, India hold 'positive' talks on Sikh visits

Islamabad - Pakistan and India held "very positive" talks Thursday, as the arch-rivals sat down to discuss a visa-free corridor for Sikh pilgrims just weeks after soaring tensions brought the two nuclear-armed powers to the brink of war.

India disappointed as China blocks bid to ban JeM chief

New Delhi - India said Thursday it was "disappointed" by China again delaying a bid to blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based militant group that claimed a massive suicide bombing in Kashmir last month.

China delays UN bid to blacklist JeM leader as terrorist

New York - China on Wednesday put on hold a request by Britain, France and the United States to add the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group behind a suicide attack in Kashmir to the UN terror blacklist, diplomats said.

Pakistan insists will deal 'firmly' with militants: Trump advisor

Washington - Pakistan promises to crack down on militant groups attacking Indian rule over Kashmir, President Donald Trump's national security advisor John Bolton said Monday.

'Key conspirator' of Kashmir attack shot dead: Indian police

Srinagar - Indian police said Monday that one of the "key conspirators" behind a suicide attack that killed at least 40 troops in Kashmir had died in a shootout with government forces.

Pakistan — the other great home of the bagpipes

Sialkot - Umer Farooq's grandfather and father made bagpipes. Now he is the third generation to take up the tradition in Pakistan, which is thousands of kilometres from Scotland yet sells thousands of bagpipes each year.

Bodies of missing Italian, Brit found on Pakistan mountain

Islamabad - The bodies of two climbers from Britain and Italy have been found in northern Pakistan nearly two weeks after the pair went missing, the Italian ambassador said Saturday.

For Pakistani Kashmiris, a sense of the grave inside their bunkers

Chaudhry Hakam Deen has a bunker -- a cold, damp hole dug in the ground -- next to his home where he and his family have often taken refuge amid soaring tensions with India.Spending the night inside, he said, "feels like sitting in a graveyard".

India slams Pakistan action against militants

New Delhi - India said Saturday that its army is on a "strict vigil" for new attacks from Pakistan and renewed warnings to its neighbour to take concrete action against militant groups.

Facts and alternative facts between India and Pakistan

New Delhi - India and Pakistan have retreated from the brink of possible war but an information conflict still rages over their tit-for-tat air strikes and an aerial dogfight between the nuclear-armed arch rivals.
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