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Human Rights Watch fears violence in Pakistan as Prime Minister Imran Khan faces no-confidence vote

Rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) says it fears violence in Pakistan as Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government faces a no-confidence vote sought by the opposition. “Pakistan’s democratic institutions are facing a new threat,” HRW said in a statement on Wednesday, urging the government and the opposition to “deter supporters from violence”. Pakistan’s opposition seeks […]

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Pakistan demands joint investigation to ‘establish facts around accidental firing of missile’ from India

Pakistan says it has taken note of India’s statement on the “accidental firing” of a missile into its territory, demanding a joint investigation to “accurately establish the facts surrounding the incident”. “The grave nature of the incident raises several fundamental questions regarding security protocols and technical safeguards against accidental or unauthorised launch of missiles in […]

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Australia’s cricket team arrive in Pakistan for first tour in 24 years

Australia’s cricket team has flown into Pakistan on their first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century and into a security bubble that will envelop them throughout their six-week stay. Pakistan have struggled to attract visiting sides since a fatal terror attack on the visiting Sri Lanka team’s bus in 2009. […]

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At least 21 killed after heavy snowfall traps motorists in their vehicles in northern Pakistan

At least 21 people have died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles in northern Pakistan. The military is attempting to clear roads and rescue those still trapped near the hilltop town of Murree. Around 1,000 vehicles were trapped on a highway during a blizzard, according to Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid. Murree is a […]

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Daughter of Afghan ambassador to Pakistan kidnapped and ‘severely tortured’ in Islamabad

The daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan was briefly kidnapped and injured, officials said. Silsila Alikhil was held for several hours after being seized on her way home in the Pakistani capital Islamabad on Friday. Afghanistan’s foreign ministry says she was “severely tortured” and it was lodging a complaint. Relations between the two neighbours have […]

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Islamabad High Court orders freeing of elephant living in captivity for 30 years

A 35-year-old elephant  is finally set to end his captivity inside a poorly maintained zoo in Pakistan after a historic court order by the Islamabad High Court. For decades, the elephant stayed in the Zoo of Islamabad in Pakistan. Many activists have been asking for his care for years, arguing that he has been ill-treated […]

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India, Pakistan to reduce High Commission staff by 50 percent

India will reduce staff strength in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi by 50 percent and recall a similar number of officials from its commission in Islamabad, the External Affairs Ministry said Tuesday, amid an ongoing diplomatic row between the two nations. The reduction is to be implemented within seven days, the ministry added. […]

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Pakistani F-16 fighter jet crashes in Islamabad during parade rehearsals, 1 dead

A Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter jet crashed in the capital city of Islamabad on Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the air force said. The Dawn News reported the death of Wing Commander Nauman Akram. Pak Air Force F-16 pilot Wg Cdr Nauman Akram of 9 Squadron in Sargodha tragically killed in a crash today […]

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Etihad Airbus A320 plane collides with wild boar on runway in Islamabad

An Etihad Airways Airbus A320 hit a wild boar while landing in Islamabad on Sunday according to reports. The report cited the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority as saying that the wild boar entered the runway by digging its way underneath the airport perimeter fence. As per reports, the incident occurred when an Etihad Airbus A320-200 […]