Pakistan

Pakistani PM Welcomes First Large Chinese Shipment to Gwadar Port

GWADAR, Pakistan, Nov 14 – Pakistan‘s prime minister and army chief welcomed on Sunday the first large shipment of Chinese goods through the renovated port of Gwadar, part of a trade link between western China and the Arabian Sea. The deep-water port in Pakistan‘s southwestern province of Baluchistan is key to the $46 billion China

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Most Child Deaths Concentrated in Ten Asian, African Nations: Study

By Beh Lih Yi KUALA LUMPUR – Sixty percent of the world’s 5.9 million children who died before their fifth birthday last year were in 10 countries in Asia and Africa, said a study published on Friday, prompting calls for action to reduce the mortality. The study published in The Lancet medical journal said the

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Blast at Pakistan Shrine Kills 52, Wounds Scores

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan, Nov 13 – An explosion claimed by militant group Daesh ripped through a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least 52 people and wounding scores, officials said. The blast at the Shah Noorani shrine occurred while hundreds of people were inside, local district commissioner Hashim Ghalzai told

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At Least 25 Killed after Blast At Shrine in Southwestern Pakistan

By Gul Yousafzai QUETTA, Pakistan, Nov 12 – An explosion at a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan killed at least 25 people and wounded dozens of others, local officials said. Hashim Ghalzai, a local district commissioner, told Reuters that the toll was based on initial reports, and could rise further. The blast occurred at the

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Four Killed in Latest Shelling Across Disputed Kashmir Border

By Abu Arqam Naqash and Fayaz Bukhari MUZAFFARABAD/SRINIGAR, Pakistan, Nov 9 – Four people were killed on Tuesday in exchanges of fire between India and Pakistan in disputed Kashmir, officials said, the latest violence amid tension between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Three civilians were killed and three wounded by Indian shelling in the Battal sector of

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Pakistanis Worry That President Trump May Favor Rival India

By Asad Hashim and Kay Johnson ISLAMABAD, Nov 9 – Donald Trump’s surprise election as U.S. president has Pakistanis wary that he may accelerate what they see as a shift in American policy to favour arch-foe India in the long rivalry between nuclear-armed neighbors, analysts said on Wednesday. Historical allies in the region, Islamabad and

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Pakistan Delays Deportation of “Afghan Girl” for a Few Days

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 7 – Pakistan on Monday delayed the planned deportation of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country’s wars, an Afghan official said. Now in her 40s with four children, Gula has been hospitalised for most of the time

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Pakistan Police Raid Scores of Karachi Seminaries After Killings

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Nov 7  – Pakistani police arrested dozens of people in a crackdown on more than 90 seminaries in Karachi, following a series of sectarian shootings in the country’s largest city, officials said on Monday. Provincial police chief Allah Dino Khwaja told Reuters the crackdown was aimed at both Sunni

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India says Pakistani Shelling Kills Two Soldiers at Kashmir Border

SRINAGAR, India, Nov 7 – The Indian army said Pakistani shelling killed two of its soldiers at posts along the border of Indian-administered Kashmir on Sunday, and five others including three civilians were injured. It said it retaliated by destroying several Pakistani posts. Artillery tit-for-tat exchanges and skirmishes between the two have intensified along the frontier

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Pakistan to Deport “Afghan Girl” from Famed National Geographic Photo

By Jibran Ahmad PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov 4 – A Pakistani judge on Friday ordered the deportation of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed “Afghan Girl” whose 1985 photo in National Geographic became a symbol of her country’s wars, after finding her guilty of illegally obtaining a Pakistani identity card. Gula, now in her 40s, also was sentenced

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