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Pakistan minister urges citizens to drink fewer cups of tea to keep economy afloat

People in Pakistan have been asked to reduce the amount of tea they drink to keep the country’s economy afloat. Sipping fewer cups a day would cut Pakistan’s high import bills, senior minister Ahsan Iqbal said. The country’s low foreign currency reserves – currently enough for fewer than two months of all imports – have […]

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Pakistan, Australia cricket matches moved from Rawalpindi to Lahore amid political turmoil

Three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20 match between Pakistan and the visiting Australians later this month have been moved from Rawalpindi to Lahore because of domestic politics, the interior minister said. The Australian side is currently on its first tour of the country in nearly a quarter of a century, having previously declined to […]

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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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India accidentally fires missile into Pakistan after ‘technical malfunction’

India says it accidentally fired a missile into Pakistan on Wednesday, blaming the incident on a “technical malfunction” during routine maintenance. Delhi said it was “deeply regrettable” and expressed relief no one was killed. Pakistan’s military said a “high-speed flying object” had crashed near the eastern city of Mian Channu and its flight path had […]

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World

More than 30 worshippers killed in powerful blast inside mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar city

A powerful bomb exploded inside a Shia mosque in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday, killing more than 30 worshippers and wounding dozens more, many of them critically. The explosion occurred as worshippers had gathered in the Kucha Risaldar mosque in Peshawar’s old city area for Friday prayers. Peshawar police chief Muhammed Ejaz Khan […]

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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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Social Media Star Qandeel Baloch Murder: Brother of who proudly confessed to killing sister freed by court

The brother of murdered social media star Qandeel Baloch has been freed by a Pakistan appeals court, three years after he was convicted of killing her for “bringing dishonor” to the family. Baloch’s murder in 2016 sparked a national outcry and promoted changes in the country’s so-called ‘honor killing’ laws. The court order is yet […]

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Pakistan police hunt healer who hit nail into pregnant woman’s head

A manhunt is under way in Pakistan for a faith healer who allegedly hammered a nail into a pregnant woman’s head. The woman arrived at a hospital in Peshawar after trying to extract the 5cm nail with pliers. Initially, she told doctors that she had carried out the act herself, but later admitted a faith […]

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Pakistan: Gunmen kill Christian cleric and wound his colleague in Peshawar

Gunmen killed a Christian cleric and wounded his colleague as they were driving home from church in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday, police said. Pastor William Siraj died instantly in the ambush, church authorities said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the shooting in a city where a twin suicide bombing killed scores […]

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Pakistan: 14-year-old boy shoots dead his entire family under PUBG influence

A 14-year-old boy in Pakistan shot dead his entire family, including mother and two minor sisters, allegedly “under the influence” of online game PUBG, police here in the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province said on Friday. Nahid Mubarak, a 45-year-old health worker, was found dead along with her 22-year-old son Taimur and two daughters aged […]

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At least 10 soldiers killed in attack at security checkpost in Pakistan’s Balochistan province

At least 10 soldiers were killed in an attack on a security checkpost in the southwest province of Balochistan earlier this week, according to a statement by the Pakistani Military. The attack took place on Tuesday night in the Kech area, located near the country’s western border with Iran and roughly 600km south of provincial capital […]