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Two Pakistani diplomats caught shoplifting chocolates and hats in South Korea

Two diplomats from Pakistan’s Embassy in South Korea have been caught shoplifting at a store in Seoul. Police staff from Yongsan Police Station said the two were caught stealing items worth 11,000 won and 1,900 won at the same store in Itaewon, Yongsan District, on different dates. According to Korea Times, the police report mentioned […]

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Camel delivers books to children in remote Pakistan desert amid coronavirus schools lockdown

A camel named Roshan carries priceless cargo through the deserts of remote southwest Pakistan — books for children who can no longer go to school because of coronavirus lockdowns. Pakistan’s schools first closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and have only opened sporadically since then, with around 50 million school-age children […]

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Suicide car bomb explodes at luxury hotel in Pakistan’s Quetta, 5 killed

A bomb exploded at a luxury hotel in the Pakistani city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province killing at least five people and wounding 12. The Pakistani Taliban said it was behind the blast in the car park of the Serena Hotel, and that it had targeted police officers and other officials. A Taliban […]

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Lahore, Pakistan: Far-right wing party takes 6 police personnel hostage

Pakistan police on Sunday claimed that a right wing group — Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) — took six security personnel hostage at its headquarters in Lahore on Sunday after a week of violent clashes following the arrest of the group’s leader. The TLP gave the government an April 20 deadline to expel the French ambassador over […]

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Anti-Macron Protests: France advises all its nationals to flee Pakistan

The French embassy in Pakistan has advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent protests by a far-right party that has accused French President Emmanuel Macron of committing “blasphemy”. The AFP news agency, based in France, quoted an email sent to French citizens in Pakistan advising them to leave. “Due […]

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Gunmen assassinate 3 women polio vaccination workers in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city

Gunmen have killed three female polio vaccination health workers in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. It was not immediately clear who carried out the two separate shootings, a provincial government official said on Tuesday. The killings came on the second day of a new five-day door-to-door anti-polio vaccination drive launched in Afghanistan and neighbouring […]

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for Covid-19, two days after taking vaccine

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan tested positive for Covid-19, the country’s health minister has said. The 68-year-old is “self-isolating at home”, the minister, Faisal Sultan, tweeted. Mr Khan, a former captain of the national cricket team who became prime minister in August 2018, received his first vaccination two days ago. Pakistan has recorded 13,799 deaths […]

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Pakistani PM Imran Khan survives vote of confidence after defeat on Senate seat

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan won a vote of confidence that he sought from the lower house of parliament, following a surprise electoral defeat on a Senate seat earlier this week. Khan is the leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, which leads a ruling coalition, and was elected to power in a general election in […]

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Pakistan Super League suspended as multiple players test positive for COVID-19

The Pakistan Super League, a professional Twenty20 cricket league was suspended mid-tournament after multiple players tested positive for coronavirus. The decision to halt the Twenty20 competition was made after a meeting between PSL officials and team owners. “Players were very nervous, anxious and apprehensive,” Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan said. At least seven […]

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Pakistan, India agree to strictly observe ceasefire along Kashmir border

Pakistani and Indian militaries have come to an agreement to strictly observe a ceasefire at the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed region of Kashmir. The directors-general of military operations (DGMO) of the Indian and Pakistani militaries held discussions over a hotline between their offices, a joint statement said. “Both sides […]

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Malaysia seizes Pakistan International Airlines aircraft over lease

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane has been held back by Malaysian authorities due to a British court case over the jet’s lease. PIA announced the news on Twitter on Friday, adding it would pursue the matter through diplomatic channels. The Boeing 777 aircraft was seized after a court order and alternative arrangements were […]

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Major power blackout plunges Pakistan into darkness

Power supply in Pakistan was gradually being restored following a huge blackout across the country, including major cities like Karachi, Rawalpindi, Lahore, Islamabad and Multan. Homes nationwide were suddenly plunged into darkness from about midnight. The outage is believed to have been caused by a fault at a power plant in the south of the […]