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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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Pakistan: Winning candidate killed in celebratory gunfire after winning village council elections

A young man who had just successfully won the Village Council election on Sunday was killed when political workers in Peshawar’s Surizai area fired guns to celebrate the victory and a bullet hit him. Mohammad Zakriya Khan won the election on a General Councillor seat for the local Village Council. A few other candidates from […]

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Gas explosion in a sewage system kills at least 10 in Pakistan’s Karachi

A powerful gas explosion in a sewage system in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi killed at least 10 people and injured 13 others, according to officials. Sabir Memon, a doctor at the Trauma Center in Karachi, said at least three people among those injured in Saturday’s incident were in a critical condition and several […]

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Pakistan: Gunmen assassinate policemen guarding polio vaccination team

Gunmen shot dead a policeman guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s northwest on Sunday in the second such killing in two days, police said on Sunday. The attack in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa came a day after two men with the Pakistan Taliban, known by the acronym TTP, gunned down another police officer […]

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Pakistan inter city train driver who made unscheduled stop to get yoghurt suspended

An inter-city train driver in Pakistan has been suspended after he made an unscheduled stop to pick up some yoghurt. A video of the driver’s assistant collecting the snack from a street stall before climbing back into the carriage has been circulating on social media. The incident on Monday raised questions about the safety and […]

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Brutal killing of Sri Lankan man accused of blasphemy in Pakistan sparks protests

The brutal killing of a Sri Lankan man accused of blasphemy by a mob in Pakistan has sparked protests in both countries, with Pakistan’s leader condemning the vigilante violence. Priyantha Diyawadanage, 48, a factory manager in the city of Sialkot, was beaten to death on Friday and his body set alight. More than 100 people […]

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Pakistan regulator asks television channels to censor hug scenes

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has asked local television channels to censor caress and hug scenes after  receiving several complaints. The list of such objectionable content includes ‘indecent dressing, caressing, bed scenes and gestures, sensitive or controversial plots and unnecessary detailing of events which are highly disturbing, distressing for the viewers and against […]

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T20 World Cup: Pakistan defeat India by 10 wickets, break jinx

Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets to claim a famous win over their great rivals at the Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai. Chasing 152, Mohammad Rizwan made an unbeaten 78 and captain Babar Azam 68 not out as Pakistan registered their first win over India at a World Cup. Both players leapt into the […]

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AQ Khan: ‘Father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb’ dies after battling Covid-19

The “father of Pakistan’s nuclear bomb”, Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan, has died aged 85 after being hospitalised with Covid-19. Dr Khan was hailed as a national hero for transforming his country into the world’s first Islamic nuclear power. But he was also notorious for having smuggled nuclear secrets to states including North Korea and Iran. […]

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Pakistan: Several killed after 5.7-magnitude Earthquake wobbles Balochistan

At least 20 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Pakistan’s Balochistan province early on Thursday, officials said. Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PMDA) officials said the death toll may increase. Initial reports indicated that it may have measured up to 5.7 on the Richter scale at the depth of 15km. A government official said […]

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Umer Sharif: Pakistan’s legendary comedian dies aged 66

Pakistan’s legendary comedian Umer Sharif has died in Germany at the age of 66. Sharif, who was battling cardiac ailments, was flown out of Pakistan on an air ambulance on September 28 for surgery in the United States scheduled for next week. However, he was admitted to a hospital in Germany during a stopover as […]

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Italy: Uncle of missing teenager who refused arranged marriage arrested on suspicion of murder

The uncle of an Italian-Pakistani woman who disappeared after refusing an arranged marriage has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Saman Abbas’s uncle, Danish Hasnain, was detained under a European arrest warrant in France on Wednesday. The Pakistani man is one of five relatives being investigated on suspicion of murder. Ms Abbas, 18, was last […]