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Pakistan Railway train crashes into van carrying Sikh pilgrims, 21 dead

A train rammed into a van in north-eastern Pakistan killing at least 21 Sikh pilgrims in the Punjab province. The Karachi-Lahore express train crashed into the van near Sheikhupura at an unmanned level crossing a little over noon today. The dead includes 13 male and 7 female. The driver of the van is also among […]

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Crashed Pakistan fight 8303 pilots were discussing coronavirus throughout: Report

A plane crash which killed 97 people in Pakistan last month was because of human error by the pilot and air traffic control, according to an initial report into the disaster released Wednesday. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane came down among houses on May 22 after both engines failed as it approached Karachi airport, […]

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10 Pakistani cricketers become unwell after testing positive for coronavirus

Seven more Pakistan cricketers have tested positive for the coronavirus, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Tuesday. The PCB, in its press release, said that seven players Fakhar Zaman, Imran Khan, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan and Wahab Riaz tested positive on Tuesday, taking the infected players’ count to 10 in […]

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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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Preliminary probe blames ATC, overconfident pilot for crashed PIA fight 8303

A preliminary probe into the crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight 8303, which left nearly 100 people dead, has laid the blame for the accident on the pilot of the plane and the air traffic controller (ATC) who was in communication with him, Pakistani media reported on Monday. The preliminary probe, which is to be […]

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Coordinated blasts kill 4, wounds at least 12 in Pakistan

Three consecutive explosions claimed by a little-known separatist group killed four people including two soldiers in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh on Friday. At least a dozen people were also injured. Shadowy secessionist organization the Sindhudesh Revolutionary Army, which wants the province to break from the Pakistani federation, said it carried out the attacks. One […]

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Malala Yousafzai celebrates finishing her Oxford degree

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has completed her degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Britain’s prestigious Oxford University. Malala, who attended Oxford’s Lady Margaret Hall college, took to social media on Friday to share two pictures that show her celebrating the big occasion with her family and reveal her plans for the future. […]

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Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi tests positive for coronavirus

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Saturday said he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. “I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately I’m COVID positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery,” Afridi, 40, wrote on Twitter. The swashbuckling all-rounder made his debut in 1996. […]

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Pakistan police arrested a donkey for ‘participating in gambling’

A court in Pakistan has released a donkey that had been held following a case of illegal gambling. Eight men arrested in the same case were given bail the day after police targeted an illegal donkey race in a rural area in the south of Pakistan. The men had wagered bets on a challenge that […]

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Pakistan turns locusts into chicken feed to tackle the invasion

Chickens in Pakistan have been feasting on captured locusts under an initiative to combat swarms of the insects that are threatening food supplies in the impoverished country. Prime Minister Imran Khan has endorsed plans to expand a pilot project in the breadbasket province of Punjab, where villagers earned cash by gathering locusts that were then […]

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WHO asks Pakistan to reimpose lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise sharply

The World Health Organization has recommended Pakistani authorities reimpose “intermittent lockdowns” of targeted areas to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, stating the country did not meet the global body’s conditions for lifting restrictions. A surge of new cases has hit the South Asian nation after the government lifted its lockdown on May 9 […]

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Pakistan: Virus case count crosses 1,00,000 mark forcing government to clamp down on safety breaches

Pakistan has recorded more than 100,000 coronavirus infections, officials statistics showed on Monday and the rise in daily infections has prompted authorities to begin strict enforcement of government safety measures. The south Asian nation, which has registered 2,067 deaths and 103,671 infections of the novel coronavirus, lifted its lockdown last month but promulgated protocols for […]