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Pakistan, India trade dossiers against each other with the United Nations

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres received a dossier from Pakistan which accuses India of stoking “terrorism” in Pakistan, a day after India provided a dossier to some UN Security Council (UNSC) members accusing Pakistan of attempting attacks on the India administered Kashmir. The tit-for-tat moves come ahead of India joining the 15-member council for […]

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Blast inside religious school in Pakistan’s Peshawar kills 7, injures dozens

At least seven people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded after an explosion struck a religious school in Pakistan, police have said. The attack took place in the city of Peshawar. Hospital official identified the dead between the ages 20 and 30. The city of Peshawar, close to the Afghan border, has […]

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Several Indian media outlets peddle fake news of CIVIL WAR in Pakistan

Indian news outlets and social media have been widely circulating fake news, claiming a civil war had broken out in Karachi, Pakistan. Reports emerged after local Pakistani media said troops had kidnapped the provincial police chief to force him to arrest a top opposition leader. Indian media went much further saying the clashes between the […]

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Pakistan’s army orders probe into allegation of kidnapping police chief and pressuring police

Pakistan’s army chief ordered an inquiry into allegations that a provincial police chief was forcibly taken from his home by paramilitary forces and pressured into arresting the son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The inquiry comes as provincial police chief Mushtaq Mehar and more than 50 other senior police officers in the southern province […]

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Thousands of opposition supporters rally against Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Karachi, Pakistan on Sunday as part of a campaign to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan, accusing him of being installed by the military by rigging the elections. The demonstrations was the second in three days launched by Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), formed last month by nine major opposition parties […]

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Pakistan foils attempt to smuggle endangered falcons worth $1.2 million

Pakistan thwarted a bid to smuggle endangered birds out of the country. Falcons thought to be worth about US$ 1.2 million on the black market. Collector of Customs Mohammad Saqif said they were all on the endangered species list, and were being smuggled from Afghanistan to “Arab countries”. Hunting with birds is a popular sport […]

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Gunmen ambush convoy of vehicles killing at least 15 people in Balochistan

Gunmen killed at least 15 people in the southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan on Thursday after ambushing a convoy of vehicles travelling on a major highway towards the country’s largest city Karachi. The vehicles were travelling to Karachi from the port town of Gwadar when they were ambushed near the small town of Ormara, about […]

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Pakistan bans TikTok or failing to filter out “immoral and indecent” content

Pakistan has blocked short-form video application, TikTok for failing to filter out “immoral and indecent” content. The ban comes in view of “complaints from different segments of the society against immoral and indecent content on the video sharing application,” said the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The PTA said it would review its ban subject to […]

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India-Pakistan border firing kills three Indian soldiers

Three Indian soldiers were killed, five others injured during heavy shelling by Pakistan along the border in Jammu and Kashmir in two separate incidents. Indian Army claimed Pakistan used mortars to target Indian positions. The ceasefire violation started last night as Pakistan launched unprovoked firing in the Mankote and Krishna Ghati sectors, a defense spokesperson […]

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Pakistani court jails three men linked to group accused of 2008 Mumbai Attacks

A Pakistani court has sentenced to prison three leaders of Jamat-ud-Dawa, an organisation accused by India and the United States of masterminding the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. The sentencing was not related to the Mumbai attack itself. The sentencing comes ahead of a September deadline for Pakistan to avoid being blacklisted for failing to curb […]

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Karachi records highest rainfall in a single day; Floods kill at least 19

Karachi, Pakistan’s financial capital plunged into chaos on Friday with power cuts, streets under water and cellphone outages caused by heavy rains as officials said at least 19 people had been killed in downpours the previous day. Record torrential rainfall flooded streets, damaged homes and buildings on Thursday. The provincial government declared a public holiday […]

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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 […]