Pakistan

Pakistani Female Fighter Pilot Dies in Jet Crash

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 24 – A female Pakistani air force pilot was killed on Tuesday when her trainer jet crashed near the central town of Mianwali, the military said, the first such loss for the country’s tiny community of women pilots. The crash happened during “routine operational training”, the air force said in a statement. A second

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EU Migration Chief Visits Pakistan Following Suspension of Deportee Deal

By Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The European Union official in charge of migration was in Pakistan on Monday for talks after the country last week suspended a deal to accept deportations from mainland Europe. Pakistan’s rejection of deportees comes at a time when European leaders facing an influx ofmigration are desperate to

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Pakistan Suspends Deal to Accept Deportations from Europe

By Katharine Houreld ISLAMABAD, Nov 18 – Pakistan will refuse to accept any citizens deported from mainland Europe, halting repatriations at a time when European leaders facing an influx of migration are desperate to streamline procedures, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. Globally, around 90,000 people were deported back to Pakistan last year for a

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I Am Not Malala: Author Launches Book Against Nobel Laureate

ISLAMABAD Nov. 12: The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (APPSF) launched a book titled ‘I Am Not Malala’ as a rebuttal to the autobiography of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, a  young Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban in October 2012, reported The Nation on Nov. 11. “‘I am not Malala, I am Muslim, I am Pakistani’ is a story of

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Wickets In The Sand

BY Razia Desai It might have been Robert Mugabe saying it, but the old rogue had a point: “I want everyone to play cricket in Zimbabwe” the president once said. “I want ours to be a nation of gentlemen.” A civilized country should indeed be able to hold its own in the sporting arena. And the United

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Amid Floods, Pakistan’s Kalasha People Fear For Their Way of Life

By Rina Saeed CHITRAL, Pakistan, Nov 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) For Akram Hussain, unprecedented monsoon floods that drenched his Hindu Kush mountain valley this year were a danger to more than just homes and crops. His 4,000-strong Kalasha people, who live in three remote valleys in northwest Pakistan, preserve an ancient way of life, including

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Till Politics Do Us Part

Imran and Reham Khan’s divorce causes media meltdown By Fareed Qureshi In 2002, things were looking up for Pakistan’s media. Privately-owned television channels were booming; news outlets insisted they took the craft seriously and were setting out to eclipse the dry format of state-owned Pakistan Television. It was a veritable gold-rush; you couldn’t move for

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Earthquake in Afghanistan kills at least 100 people including its neighbors

Reuters 10/26/2015 KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A powerful earthquake struck a remote area of northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, shaking the capital Kabul and killing at least 24 people while 76 were killed in neighboring Pakistan, officials said. The death toll could climb because communications were down in much of the rugged Hindu Kush mountain range area where the

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